Coverings introduced the thrilling occasions deliberate for this yr’s Orlando storefront.
Coverings is the most important worldwide tile and stone exhibition and convention in North America. This yr’s Tile and Stone Showcase can be held in Orlando, Florida, July 7-9 on the Orange County Conference Heart (OCCC).
For the primary time, Coverings will share the conference corridor with the 2021 Nationwide Wooden Flooring Affiliation’s Wooden Flooring Present. The blankets can be within the North Corridor, whereas the NWFA Expo can be within the South Corridor. Just one occasion registration is required to entry each venues and each occasions.
The covers can even prolong conference hours, a primary for the occasion. The Coverings 2021 showroom can be open July 7 and eight from 9:30 a.m. to six p.m. EDT. On July 9, the occasion will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This yr’s occasion has some previous favorites in addition to some thrilling new occasions.
New for Coverings 2021 are the Coverings Lounge and Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) exhibitions.
Within the new Coverings Lounge, Luna Mosaic Arts and the Nationwide Tile Contractors Affiliation will unveil gorgeous mosaic tile tasks. Luna Mosaic Arts will create a ten by 10 foot to 10 by 20 foot tile mosaic all through the show case, and extra mosaic items can even be on show. The NCTA will current a stay broadcast demonstrating the method of designing, constructing and putting in a mosaic tile undertaking. The affiliation hopes to focus on the significance of tile laying as a craft.
“We’re excited to share the superior steps and strategies utilized by our workforce of NTCA craftsmen to design a customized mosaic creation, particularly for Coverings 2021,” stated Bart Bettiga, Government Director of NTCA. “Our members embrace entrepreneurs, distributors and producers who’re making ready for Coverings 2021 to realize entry to essentially the most revolutionary tile and stone merchandise, networking alternatives and new enterprise expertise and development.
SAMA can even current the creative potential of the tile by two exhibitions within the foyer of the north corridor. One of many exhibitions is titled “One Hundred Moments in Mosaic”, which is able to current a set of non-sworn works representing the various membership of the affiliation. Seasoned professionals and newcomers can be introduced on this undertaking, which is able to current 100 moments of life rendered in mosaic by artists from all around the world.
The second exhibition of the affiliation is their Mosaic Arts Worldwide exhibition, which can be made up of a number of exhibitions separated by jury showcasing one of the best of up to date effective artwork, structure, neighborhood and site-specific mosaics of SAMA members. . Returning convention options embrace worldwide pavilions, tile and stone exhibitions, stay set up demonstrations, siding set up and design (CID) awards, rock stars, and academic alternatives.
Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Occasion Methods, the occasion planning firm for Coverings, spoke concerning the many academic alternatives accessible to occasion friends.
“We’re consciously and actively planning a complete on-site tile and stone expertise that may present these attending Coverings 2021 in individual with the merchandise, information and connections they should drive their enterprise and gross sales ahead.”
These coaching alternatives embrace Persevering with Schooling Models (CEUs) and walkthroughs, demonstrations, panel discussions, stay interviews with trade leaders, in addition to trade boards.
The favored set up demonstration stage will return, providing attendees the chance to look at stay demonstrations of tile set up strategies. This demonstration is created to contain people from all skilled segments.
In response to Rick Church, Government Director of the Ceramic Tile Distributors Affiliation (CTDA), many CTDA members are excited to attend the occasion.
“They cannot wait to see the unbelievable merchandise on the occasion, join with nationwide and worldwide suppliers, and uncover breakthrough traits, strategies and ideas they’ll use to develop their enterprise.”
Final yr’s occasion was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers of Coverings are fastidiously contemplating and planning the well being, cleansing and security measures for this yr’s occasion. Extra info on the showcase’s well being and security plans is accessible on their web site.
Home Tipsters has attended the occasion beforehand in 2019. Protection for this yr’s occasion is TBD.
For extra registration info, go to coverings.com.