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TCAA joins group of hosts for Total Solutions Plus 2013

The Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) has joined the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) to jointly host the 2013 Total Solutions Plus (TSP), Oct. 26 to 29, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla.

TSP brings the ceramic tile industry together to network and learn from each other.  Initially launched in 2010, the annual event features a substantial seminar schedule; individual meetings of participants like CTDA, NTCA, and TCNA; an increasingly popular tabletop show, and unparalleled opportunities for formal and informal networking.

TSP has benefited from the enthusiastic participation of distributors, manufacturers and contractors. The addition of TCAA adds a welcome dimension to programming and participation.

In making the announcement, Chris Pattavina of TCAA noted, “We are confident that by joining this industry-wide event, TCAA members will receive significant value from substantial  technical and management education offerings on tap for Total Solutions Plus, plus opportunities to learn about the newest industry products and solutions from an expanded pool of vendors.  With a solid program, great social events and a beautiful location, we believe TCAA members will find Total Solutions Plus an informative and enjoyable event.”  Rick Church, executive director of CTDA, added, “We are hoping that this will increase industry participation and attendance this year and create an even better TSP in the future.”

Highlights of TSP 2013 include an insightful pair of keynote presentations. The 2013 opening keynote, “It’s Showtime…and Life Isn’t a Dress Rehearsal,” presented by Jon Petz, reminds attendees that “merely meeting expectations” is no longer enough.  The closing keynote by Mark Scharenbroich, “Nice Bike – Hitting the road to make meaningful connections,” teaches people how to build stronger and more meaningful connections in their personal and professional lives.

Additional information about TSP will be added to the website at www.ctdahome.org/tsp as it becomes available.