(ARLINGTON, VA—January 5, 2018) Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has announced new opportunities for exhibitors and attendees to make quality connections through networking. Programs focused on network-building at the show include extended show floor hours, digitally-driven introductions facilitated via the Coverings app, and a celebration of all things tile & stone at the Coverings Celebration.
To offer attendees more time on the show floor and provide an opportunity for those wanting to stop by the show later in the work day, Coverings has announced extended hours for the opening day of the show, Tuesday, May 8. With the exhibit hall open until 6:30 p.m., this networking event – “Around the World of Tile & Stone” – will provide happy hour specials and entertainment coupled with additional time to meet fellow attendees or exhibitors and expand professional connections. Coverings exhibitors are encouraged to plan and publicize their networking activities for this event in advance by visiting Coverings.com for further information and details.
For attendees seeking new methods to discuss challenges and shared interests or to align with new potential clients for projects or business opportunities, Coverings has integrated added networking functionalities to its app. Users are encouraged to complete their attendee profiles to find connections at the show. Onsite, the Meet @ Coverings area will feature a dedicated open meeting space with tables and chairs, creating an environment dedicated to fostering relationships and cultivating a connected industry.
“We are committed to providing all attendees and exhibitors with the opportunity to forge deeper connections in the tile and stone industry,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the Coverings experience, and are pleased to provide new ways to explore all the show has to offer through expanded networking options.”
All attendees are also invited to attend the Coverings Celebration for an evening of festivities and dancing with fellow members of the industry on the last evening of the show, Thursday, May 10. Hosted at the College Football Hall of Fame, this social event delivers networking in a celebratory setting. Tickets to attend must be purchased at the time of registration for the show or online by Friday, May 4.
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Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.
The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.
Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by Taffy Event Strategies, LLC.
Coverings 2018 takes place May 8-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit coverings.com or contact Taffy Events, Coverings Show Management, 703-539-5504.