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Make the most of your Coverings 2012 experience

Orlando, Fla.—Anyone heading to Coverings 2012 will find the greatest business payoffs if they come armed with a plan of attack. For all that the annual tile and stone show offers when the doors open at the Orange County Convention Center here April 17—with more than 800 exhibitors representing 50-plus countries, nearly 70 educational seminars, live demonstrations and countless networking opportunities—the four-day event can put even the most seasoned show attendee into sensory overload. Continue reading Make the most of your Coverings 2012 experience

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Keynote panel discussion for tile industry leaders at Coverings 2012

Kinnelon, NJ – Tile industry leaders will gather on opening day of Coverings 2012 for a keynote presentation and panel discussion highlighting marketing successes. “The Web is Your Best Marketing Tool” takes place Tuesday, April 17 from 8:30am to 10am and features National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) executive director, Bart Bettiga, Wirtz Quality Installations, Inc. president, Amber Fox, Welch Tile and Marble Company president, Dan Welch, and David Allen Company vice president, Martin Howard. Christine B. Whittemore, chief simplifier of Simple Marketing Now, will moderate the session. Continue reading Keynote panel discussion for tile industry leaders at Coverings 2012

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Coverings Design Showcase emphasizes installation

Sustainability top of mind for tile and stone show

Orlando, Fla.—A trio of design ideas incorporating tile and stone will come to life next month as part of Coverings 2012 with the presentation of this year’s Installation Design Showcase.

Scheduled for April 17 to 20 at the Orange County Convention Center here, Coverings is more than an exhibition of tile companies showing their latest wares, noted Bart Bettiga, executive director of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), a Coverings co-sponsor. “The Installation Design Showcase exemplifies the true mission of Coverings: To bring all segments of the tile and stone industry together and amplify how these materials can transform both our living spaces and our world.” Continue reading Coverings Design Showcase emphasizes installation

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Coverings 2012 puts digital front-and-center with new social media space

Yes, the latest innovations in tile and stone will form the core of Coverings 2012, April 17-20, as 800-plus exhibitors from every corner of the world line the aisles of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. But, at the heart of it all will be a first for the international expo and conference:  Coverings Central. This 1,500-square-foot show floor addition, Booth #3728, is designed to be an information highway hub where attendees can gather to digitally interact and network with one another, experience the social media-minded seminar sessions, and capitalize on the potential business opportunities that lie within the online sphere of today’s marketplace. Continue reading Coverings 2012 puts digital front-and-center with new social media space