April 5-8, 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Online New Product Gallery

By submitting a product for the gallery, your company consents to the terms below. 

Terms:

Products must qualify as new as defined below:

A product qualifies as new if it is manufactured or exclusively distributed by a company and was introduced to the marketplace since January 2021.

OFFICIAL RULES

Set forth below are a list of rules (the “Rules”) applicable to the Online New Product Gallery being sponsored by International Tile Exposition, a joint venture t/a Coverings (“Coverings”). By submitting any materials to Coverings for use with respect to the Online New Product Gallery (the “Materials”), you acknowledge and agree to each of the following terms:

You must be a Coverings 2022 exhibitor to enter new products in the Online New Product Gallery. If you submit more than one product into the online gallery, all rules below apply to all product entries.

The product must be new in 2021. “New” means the product must have been first sold at any level of distribution since January 1, 2021. All new product entries are subject to approval. Coverings reserves the right to remove/disqualify any product that it believes does not qualify as new.

The number of product submissions per exhibitor is limited to (7) seven.

There is no entry fee to submit a product for the Online New Product Gallery.

The Online New Product Gallery will be available online on the website and mobile app.

Coverings may in its sole discretion elect not to include a product in its 2022 Online New Product Gallery.

You grant a perpetual royalty free license to Coverings for the use of the Materials as part of the Online New Product Gallery.

Coverings may make any stylistic edits to submission entries that it deems to be appropriate, in its commercially reasonable judgement.

Any legal dispute relating to these Rules or the Online New Product Gallery will be resolved by Arbitration in Arlington, Virginia before a single arbitrator under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association.

In no event shall the aggregate liability of Coverings to you with respect to the Online New Product Showcase exceed $500.00.

In no event shall any joint venture member of Coverings have any direct liability to you with respect to the Online New Product Gallery with your recourse being limited solely to the assets of Coverings.

Monday, April 04

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Grand Lobby

    Tuesday, April 05

    6:45 AM - 10:30 AM


    7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    • Room: Grand Lobby

      8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      • Room: Room N112
      What is the current state of the natural stone industry? Learn first-hand how industry leaders and peers are addressing matters ranging from government regulation, competing product challenges, and forecasting market growth. Don’t arrive expecting a PowerPoint presentation as this session is entirely focused on great discussion and responding... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Mr.  Jim Hieb CAE
      CEO
      The Natural Stone Institute
      Panelist
      Badia Ontra
      Owner
      Ontra Stone Concepts
      Panelist
      Mr.  Duane Naquin
      Owner
      Stone Interiors
      Panelist
      Mr.  Evan Cohen
      President/CEO
      Quality Marble & Granite
      Panelist
      Mr.  Michael Picco P.Eng
      President
      PICCO Engineering
      • Installation & Fabrication
      • Room: Room N110
      Demand for sustainable construction products, driven especially by green and healthy building architectural criteria, has grown significantly over the last ten years. Today’s leading green building programs are viewed by the design community as important vehicles for advancements in health and environmental progression. Further elevating the green building conversation in... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Mr.  Bill Griese
      Director, Standards Development & Sustainability Initiatives
      Tile Council of North America
      Panelist
      Alison Kinn Bennett
      Senior Advisor
      Environmental Protection Agency
      Panelist
      Wes Sullens LEED Fellow, LEED AP
      Director, LEED
      U.S. Green Building Council
      Panelist
      William Paddock EP GHG
      Managing Director
      WAP Sustainability
      • Materials & Trends

      9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

      • Room: Room N112
      As people spend more time in their homes, the importance of the home as a sanctuary has moved to the forefront. No longer merely a functional space designed for shelter, the home is a refuge for restoration and rejuvenation that also supports health and wellness. Kitchens – already a hub... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Mr.  Steve Kleber
      Founder & President
      Kleber & Associates
      • Workforce & Profits
      • Room: Room N110
      Based on lifestyles and workstyles that are in a dynamic state of change, color and design trends are multi-faceted. As we adapt to the challenges of supply chain issues and inventory management, on the ongoing shift to digital strategies and products, and the need to flourish in new markets, we... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Presenter
      Ms.  Leatrice Eiseman CSA
      Executive Director
      Pantone Color Institute and the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training
      Handout(s)
      • Materials & Trends

      10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
      • Installation Innovation Stage

      10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
      Gain complimentary advice to boost your business branding, digital marketing initiatives and B2B communications. Focus on your brand to showcase your best self. Your brand is everything. It’s your voice, your actions, your credibility, how people perceive you, and what you stand for. It’s not meant to be on the bottom of... Read More
        • Room: North and Central Halls
          • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
          Formerly known as the Installation Demonstration Stage, these live demonstrations allow attendees to see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile & stone installation more successful. Visit each day and learn from the pros about new materials, industry standards, methods, and... Read More
            • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
            Visit the Coverings Lounge where you can network with peers, hear from industry leaders, and join the happy hours where cool prizes will be raffled. Get one-on-one advice to build your brand. There is so much happening in the Coverings Lounge – you don’t want to miss it. Learn more. ...

              10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

              • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
              • Installation Innovation Stage

              10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

              • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
              Mark Shannon - Former EVP of Sales and an Industry Consultant with over 36 years the tile market, and Kemp Harr - Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine and FloorDaily.net, will discuss drivers for recent growth in the tile industry, balance of consumption between domestic and imports and recent hurdled for... Read More
              Speaker(s)
              Host
              Kemp Harr BS - Journalism
              Publisher
              Floor Focus Magazine
              Guest
              Mark Shannon
              • Podcast Studio

              10:30 AM - 3:00 PM


              10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

              • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall

                11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                • Installation Innovation Stage

                11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                • Room: Booth N2253, North Hall
                Join NTCA as they take you around the show floor to see the latest tools, equipment, and allied products for contractors, retailers, distributors, and specifiers. Learn from manufacturers as you view products and services to help you on your next project. Sign up for these tours in the Coverings Lounge... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Tour Leader
                Mr.  Jim Olson BS
                Assistant Executive Director
                National Tile Contractors Association
                • Tours
                • Room: Room N110
                Join our lively annual discussion featuring a panel of international tile experts to showcase the latest trends and preview where the tile industry is headed next. With a focus on wellness and environment, timeless luxury, and outdoor living, learn how the latest tile innovative designs, techniques, and materials can... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Ms.  Alena Capra CMKBD
                Industry Ambassador, Coverings
                Alena Capra Designs
                Presenter
                Ms.  Cristina Faedi Graduation
                Manager, Promotional Activties
                Ceramics of Italy & Cersaie
                Presenter
                Ms.  Lindsey Ann Waldrep MBA, Associate ASID
                Vice President, Marketing
                Crossville Inc.
                Presenter
                Mr.  Ryan Fasan
                Technical Consultant | Creative Development
                Tile of Spain USA | Centanni Tile
                • Materials & Trends
                • Room: Room N112
                Over the last several years there has been a sharp uptick in the consumer's desire for outdoor living spaces. From patios to decks to balconies and beyond, consumers are creating outdoor areas that are beautiful and functional for three or four seasons. Innovative technology in porcelain tile manufacturing in a... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Mr.  Bart Bettiga Coverings Board of Governors
                Executive Director
                National Tile Contractors Association
                Presenter
                Dan Lambert
                Co-Owner
                Lambert Tile & Stone, Inc.
                Presenter
                Dirk Sullivan
                Owner
                Hawthorne Tile
                Presenter
                Miss  Erin Albrecht M. Ed.
                Owner
                J&R Tile, Inc.
                Presenter
                John Cox
                Owner & President
                Cox Tile
                Presenter
                Mr.  Martin Brookes City & Guilds London Institute
                President
                Heritage Marble & Tile
                Presenter
                Mr.  Woody Sanders CTI 1295
                President
                DW Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting, Inc.
                • Installation & Fabrication

                11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                • Installation Innovation Stage


                12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                • Installation Innovation Stage

                12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                • Room: Booth N909, North Hall
                Swing by the NEW Coverings Beer Garden in Booth N909, North Hall to grab an ice cold beer or soda. This is a great spot to take a break and network with other tile and stone industry pros in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Cheers!...
                • Networking

                12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                • Installation Innovation Stage

                12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                • Room: Room N110
                How are you dealing with the challenge of finding employees? Join us as for an interactive discussion on finding and retaining employees. During this session, we will review H2B Visas, hiring agencies and other employee recruitment outlets. We will also share tips and tricks for finding your... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Mr.  Mark Meriaux
                Accreditation and Technical Manager
                Natural Stone Institute
                Panelist
                Beth McBride
                Marketing & Sales Manager
                Montana Rockworks, Inc.
                Panelist
                Mr.  Duane Naquin
                Owner
                Stone Interiors
                Panelist
                Rachel Jones
                Triton Stone Group
                • Workforce & Profits
                • Room: Room N112
                Join Professor Vermillion of UNLV’s School of Architecture as he takes you on a journey through his hands-on course for architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture students as they learn how material systems and fabrication inform and guide design decision making. In this one-of-a-kind course, the students learn by... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Presenter
                Mr.  Joshua Vermillion MArch
                Associate Professor
                UNLV School of Architecture
                • Materials & Trends

                1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                After visiting hundreds of retailers, countertop fabrication shops, kitchen and bath showrooms, and home centers, Nancy Busch, executive director of the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA), uncovered what paralyzes a customer’s ability to choose a material: a lack of emotional connection. It all starts with one simple question:... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Presenter
                Nancy Busch AKBD
                Executive Director
                International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA)
                • Trends & Solutions Stage
                • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                Learn about the results of Project ZERO ( Zero Environmental Risks in Our Buildings) an EU Funded R&D project that has resulted in an entire new generation of Tile and Stone installation products which have no installer, jobsite, transportation of environmental risks that are normally associated with high performance chemistries... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Presenter
                Mr.  Curt Rapp CTC
                CEO
                The Tile Doctor
                • Experience Stage

                1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                New in 2022! Learn from experts in the industry about health and wellness, timeless luxury, and outdoor living. The short presentations around these relevant topics will provide you with information, ideas, and inspiration for your next project. Learn more....
                  • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                  New! This stage will feature short presentations from those launching new services, providing business solutions, or showcasing new product trends. Join these sessions to hear what is at the forefront of the tile and stone industry. Are you an exhibitor or do you have a solution to share with... Read More
                  Handout(s)

                    1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                    • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                    For tile setting materials — and the tile industry in general — sustainability is becoming increasingly important. This demand is being fueled by new and more stringent green building regulations, as well as growing consumer awareness of health and environmental concerns. Architects, designers, contractors, and installers are all in... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Presenter
                    Brittany Storm LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador
                    Sustainability Manager
                    MAPEI
                    • Experience Stage
                    • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                    An overview of the latest processes used in the graphic research of the technology that produces Infinity Porcelain slabs, with an insight about the Vein Tech and Hyle technology, the patented systems invented to create marble looking slabs with passing through veins crossing the entire body of the product, and... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Presenter
                    Davide Corsini MA
                    Americas Sales Manager
                    Infinity | The engineered surface
                    • Trends & Solutions Stage

                    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

                    • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                    • Installation Innovation Stage
                    • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                    Included in the newest ANSI standards for tile is an ‘Areas of Use’ table that requires manufacturers to disclose where their products should (and should not) be used. It expands on the concept of using DCOF of 0.42 for the threshold for tile that can be walked on when... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Presenter
                    Mr.  Daniel Marvin
                    Sr. VP of Operations
                    Ironrock
                    • Experience Stage
                    • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                    Want a professional-looking website with a simple backend to match? Drop by this session to get an overview of a few website building platforms that anyone can easily get started on – no previous experience required! Give your business or personal brand a facelift today....
                    Speaker(s)
                    Presenter
                    Dahlia El Gazzar
                    Idea Igniteur + Tech Evangelist
                    Dahlia+
                    • Trends & Solutions Stage

                    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                    • Room: Booth N2253, North Hall
                    Join us on the show floor to tour the latest in wellness and environmental products in the tile and stone industry. Build on the day's sessions and gain insight into new trends and solutions for green building....
                    Speaker(s)
                    Tour Leader
                    Mr.  Ryan Fasan
                    Technical Consultant | Creative Development
                    Tile of Spain USA | Centanni Tile
                    • Tours

                    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                    • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                    • Installation Innovation Stage
                    • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                    Today’s home has evolved beyond a place of shelter to become a haven for health and well-being. In this session, Steve Kleber, a marketing thought leader with 34 years of experience in the home and building products industry and a certified Wellness Within Your Walls (WWYW) professional, will explore how... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Presenter
                    Mr.  Steve Kleber
                    Founder & President
                    Kleber & Associates
                    • Experience Stage
                    • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                    Demonstration of an easy-to-install dry-installation system created by Cotto d'Este: This system features a sound-absorbing mat on which Kerlite thin tiles are laid and sealed with a special filler that makes the surfaces stable, immediately walkable, and water-resistant. Kerlite tiles only weigh 12 kg/sqm +/- and make it possible... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Presenter
                    Mat Pruitt
                    Business Development Manager
                    Florida Tile/ Cotto d'Este
                    Handout(s)
                    • Trends & Solutions Stage

                    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                    • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                    • Installation Innovation Stage
                    • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                    Tesserae Technologies are tile industry veterans who have partnered with Nextworld, the only company to offer a full suite of enterprise applications built from the ground up on a no-code platform. Zero code development allows the most prominent enterprises to customize and build complete solutions exponentially faster. For SMEs,... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Presenter
                    Mr.  David Drishpon
                    CEO
                    Tesserae Technologies
                    Handout(s)
                    • Trends & Solutions Stage

                    3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

                    • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                    From social media to websites, the number of marketing channels available can make your head spin, even if you were born into the digital era. More importantly, do you know what kind of content speaks to your desired audience? In this session, we will help guide you on: • Identifying the who,... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Presenter
                    Dahlia El Gazzar
                    Idea Igniteur + Tech Evangelist
                    Dahlia+

                      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                      • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
                      Tile Money is a weekly podcast focused on the business of tile. With over 185 episodes and more than 150 contractors to learn from, Tile Money is the #1 resource for all things tile business. Luke Miller, the host, has a passion for this subject due to his experiences in... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Host
                      Luke Miller
                      Podcast Host, Licensed Tile Contractor
                      Tile Money/Miller Tile & Stone
                      Guest
                      Sharon LaRiviere
                      sr. Digital Marketing & SEM Strategist
                      LATICRETE International
                      • Podcast Studio

                      3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


                      3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                      • Installation Innovation Stage
                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                      Seamless Tiles Concept is a design concept where design graphic can be fixed in any sequential pattern but would result in a visually seamless design with Unique random....
                      Speaker(s)
                      Presenter
                      Mr.  Tarun Kapupara MBA
                      Director of International Business
                      Italica Tiles
                      • Trends & Solutions Stage

                      4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                      Why a good design with a basic stone matters more than a basic design with a luxury stone? Exploring a selection of project where the design had achieve a great result even using basic stone materials....
                      Speaker(s)
                      Presenter
                      Mr.  Vincenzo Spina Building Engineer
                      Engineer | Stone Consultant
                      Stonex Consulting
                      • Trends & Solutions Stage
                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                      • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                      Winners of the Coverings 2022 Rock Star and CID Awards will be honored onsite on Tuesday, April 5 at Coverings 2022. Join us for the awards ceremony and networking reception....
                      • Networking

                      4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                      4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                      • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
                      Bringing you coverage of news and information on the hard-surfaces industry....
                      Speaker(s)
                      Guest
                      Ms.  Arpi Nalbandian
                      Owner and Founder
                      Tileometry
                      Host
                      Emerson Schwartzkopf
                      Editor/Publisher
                      Stone Update
                      • Podcast Studio


                      5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                      In a globally competitive environment where LinkedIn seems to be the major media for natural stone producers to reach clients, what is a different way to promote a stone material? How to differentiate from the competitors? How to setup a long-term strategy?...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Presenter
                      Mr.  Vincenzo Spina Building Engineer
                      Engineer | Stone Consultant
                      Stonex Consulting
                      • Trends & Solutions Stage

                      5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

                      • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                      This award is given to the domestic and international supplier(s) who provide the most value to CTDA distributor members and the ceramic tile and stone industry. Join us at the Experience Stage at the Coverings Lounge to celebrate this year's winner....
                      • Networking

                      6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


                      Wednesday, April 06

                      7:15 AM - 10:30 AM


                      7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

                      • Room: Grand Lobby

                        8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                        • Room: Room N110
                        Materials like natural stone, real wood, and tile have a certain allure, but they also face misconceptions related to maintenance and sustainability. Join us as we celebrate the benefits of choosing natural materials and dispel the myths surrounding natural building products that will re-energize your project’s connection to nature....
                        Speaker(s)
                        Moderator
                        Mr.  Evan Cohen
                        President/CEO
                        Quality Marble & Granite
                        Panelist
                        Diane Cabral
                        Panelist
                        Michele Aloe
                        Branch Manager
                        Walker Zanger, LLC
                        Panelist
                        Robbyn Woods NCIDQ #37328
                        Senior Inteior Designer
                        Diane Cabral Interiors Inc.
                        • Materials & Trends
                        • Room: Room N112
                        Luxury is a business model with specific tactics. Major luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel use specific strategies and tactics to increase sales to the affluent at higher margins. Learn how you can use these same tactics to increase your profitability. Geared toward stone and... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Presenter
                        Mr.  Christopher Ramey
                        President
                        The Home Trust International / Affluent Insights
                        • Workforce & Profits

                        9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                        • Room: Room N112
                        This interactive forum is an excellent opportunity to discuss with your stone fabricator colleagues many of the challenges involved in the market. The session will include three breakout groups (Technical, Business Administration, and Marketing) where fabricators will discuss top challenges in each area. Participants will then reconvene for a facilitated... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Moderator
                        Blake Christensen
                        CEO
                        Valley View Granite
                        Panelist
                        Jared Barlow
                        Operation Manager
                        Countertop Source
                        Panelist
                        Joey Marcella
                        President
                        Mario & Son
                        Handout(s)
                        • Installation & Fabrication
                        • Room: Room N110
                        Adopting luxury strategies is essential to selling better products at higher margins to wealthier prospects. Luxury Daily, the “World’s Leading Luxury Business Publication”, has identified only 50 Women in Luxury globally in the last two years. Join representatives from this exclusive club as they share their counterintuitive philosophies,... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Moderator
                        Mr.  Mickey ALAM KHAN
                        Editor in Chief
                        Luxury Daily
                        Panelist
                        Amanda Cunningham MA
                        Design Director
                        Room Resolutions
                        Panelist
                        Michelle Workman
                        President
                        Michelle Workman Interiors
                        Panelist
                        Susan Brunstrum ASID
                        Principal/Founder
                        Studio Brunstrum
                        • Materials & Trends

                        10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


                        10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

                        • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                        Gain complimentary advice to boost your business branding, digital marketing initiatives and B2B communications. Focus on your brand to showcase your best self. Your brand is everything. It’s your voice, your actions, your credibility, how people perceive you, and what you stand for. It’s not meant to be on the bottom of... Read More
                          • Room: North and Central Halls
                            • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                            Formerly known as the Installation Demonstration Stage, these live demonstrations allow attendees to see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile & stone installation more successful. Visit each day and learn from the pros about new materials, industry standards, methods, and... Read More
                              • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                              Visit the Coverings Lounge where you can network with peers, hear from industry leaders, and join the happy hours where cool prizes will be raffled. Get one-on-one advice to build your brand. There is so much happening in the Coverings Lounge – you don’t want to miss it. Learn more....

                                10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                • Installation Innovation Stage

                                10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
                                Joe Lundgren - Former VP of Marketing at Daltile and an industry consultant with over 30 years experience, and Kemp Harr - Publisher of Floor Focus Magazine and FloorDaily.net, will discuss shifts in the channel to market, recent product trends driving growth and new domestic producers...
                                Speaker(s)
                                Guest
                                Joe Lundgren
                                Host
                                Kemp Harr BS - Journalism
                                Publisher
                                Floor Focus Magazine
                                • Podcast Studio

                                10:30 AM - 3:00 PM


                                10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

                                • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall

                                  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                  • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                  • Installation Innovation Stage

                                  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                  • Room: Booth N2253, North Hall
                                  Join NTCA as they take you around the show floor to see the latest tools, equipment, and allied products for contractors, retailers, distributors, and specifiers. Learn from manufacturers as you view products and services to help you on your next project. Sign up for these tours in the Coverings Lounge... Read More
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Tour Leader
                                  Mr.  Jim Olson BS
                                  Assistant Executive Director
                                  National Tile Contractors Association
                                  • Tours
                                  • Room: Room N110
                                  Acronyms continue to emerge in the market to abbreviate a group of plastic and plastic-resin flooring products. Resilient floor coverings, LVT, LVP, WPC, SPC, CPC, RCB, and plastic-resin flooring, ERF, PAF – this alphabet soup of labels can be confusing at best. Understanding that plastic is the common denominator of... Read More
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Presenter
                                  Mr.  Daniel Marvin
                                  Sr. VP of Operations
                                  Ironrock
                                  • Materials & Trends
                                  • Room: Room N112
                                  Many of you have seen it, the viral video of a contractor smashing a customer’s bathroom after she complained about his work. When she was unable to pay for the costly repairs caused by the contractor, in stepped the professional tile community. Join Jason McDaniel of Global Tile... Read More
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Moderator
                                  Mr.  Bart Bettiga Coverings Board of Governors
                                  Executive Director
                                  National Tile Contractors Association
                                  Panelist
                                  Ms.  Amber Trucke
                                  Director of Community Relations
                                  Assisted Living
                                  Panelist
                                  Jason McDaniel
                                  Owner
                                  Stoneman Custom Granite Works
                                  • Installation & Fabrication

                                  11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

                                  • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                  • Installation Innovation Stage

                                  11:50 AM - 12:10 PM


                                  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                  • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
                                  What are the advantages and disadvantages of using manufacturer warranties or providing your own warranties when working with package systems?...
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Guest
                                  Miss  Erin Albrecht M. Ed.
                                  Owner
                                  J&R Tile, Inc.
                                  Guest
                                  Joseph Mattice
                                  Owner
                                  On the Level Flooring
                                  Guest
                                  Ken Ballin
                                  Owner
                                  Skyro Floors
                                  Host
                                  Kyle Hedin
                                  Host
                                  Floor Academy
                                  Guest
                                  Trask Bergerson
                                  Partner
                                  Bergerson Tile and Stone
                                  • Podcast Studio

                                  12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                                  • Room: Booth N909, North Hall
                                  Swing by the NEW Coverings Beer Garden in Booth N909, North Hall to grab an ice cold beer or soda. This is a great spot to take a break and network with other tile and stone industry pros in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Cheers!...
                                  • Networking

                                  12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

                                  • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                  • Installation Innovation Stage

                                  12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

                                  • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                  • Installation Innovation Stage

                                  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                  • Room: Room N110
                                  When porcelain tile was first introduced into the International Building Code as an adhered masonry veneer in 2009, designers embraced the opportunity to use it, even with the code’s conservative size and weight restrictions. In the decade that followed, innovations in tile, setting materials, and labor resulted in larger and... Read More
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Presenter
                                  Mr.  James Woelfel NTCA Recogniozed Consultant
                                  President
                                  Artcraft Granite Marble and Tile Co.
                                  Presenter
                                  Mr.  Scott Conwell FAIA FCSI LEED-AP
                                  Director of Industry Development
                                  International Masonry Institute
                                  • Installation & Fabrication
                                  • Room: Room N112
                                  Working in a family business can be a challenge. Why are some businesses successful, while others struggle? What are the best practices? Join a panel of stone professionals from three different family businesses as they share their experiences. Bring your questions for this robust Q&A session....
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Moderator
                                  Mr.  Tony Malisani NSI
                                  Owner
                                  Malisani Inc.
                                  Panelist
                                  Alexander Zambrano
                                  Owner
                                  Fabrizio & Sons Marble & Granite Restoration
                                  Panelist
                                  Badia Ontra
                                  Owner
                                  Ontra Stone Concepts
                                  Panelist
                                  Mr.  Duane Naquin
                                  Owner
                                  Stone Interiors
                                  Panelist
                                  Mr.  Michael Picco P.Eng
                                  President
                                  PICCO Engineering
                                  Panelist
                                  Rachel Jones
                                  Triton Stone Group
                                  • Workforce & Profits

                                  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                  • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                  Understanding affluent consumers is essential to sustaining a luxury brand. This presentation outlines behaviors, thought patterns, expectations, and marketing necessary to resonate with this elusive wealthy consumer....
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Presenter
                                  Mr.  Christopher Ramey
                                  President
                                  The Home Trust International / Affluent Insights
                                  • Experience Stage
                                  • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                  Professional designers and homeowners alike want to see before they specify. That's why there's an ever-growing demand for digital visualization tools. What are the latest innovations in this arena? How are leaders in our industry integrating digital visualization into marketing strategies? How do digital tools support in-person selling experiences? In... Read More
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Presenter
                                  Jamie Touton
                                  Digital Marketing Services Coordinator
                                  Crossville Inc.
                                  Handout(s)
                                  • Trends & Solutions Stage
                                  • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                  • Installation Innovation Stage

                                  1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                                  • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                  New in 2022! Learn from experts in the industry about health and wellness, timeless luxury, and outdoor living. The short presentations around these relevant topics will provide you with information, ideas, and inspiration for your next project. Learn more....
                                    • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                    New! This stage will feature short presentations from those launching new services, providing business solutions, or showcasing new product trends. Join these sessions to hear what is at the forefront of the tile and stone industry. Are you an exhibitor or do you have a solution to share with... Read More

                                      1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                      1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                      Join Dan Welch from Welch Tile for an introduction of Welch Tile Solutions, an alternative method to traditional ceramic tile installations. Learn more about a patent pending product that is pre-manufactured and will allow for shower installation in one day....
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Presenter
                                      Mr.  Dan Welch CTI #1
                                      President
                                      Welch Tile and Marble
                                      Handout(s)
                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage

                                      1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                      • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Guest
                                      Jason McDaniel
                                      Owner
                                      Stoneman Custom Granite Works
                                      • Podcast Studio

                                      1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                      2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

                                      • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                      Included in the newest ANSI standards for tile is an ‘Areas of Use’ table that requires manufacturers to disclose where their products should (and should not) be used. It expands on the concept of using DCOF of 0.42 for the threshold for tile that can be walked on when... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Presenter
                                      Mr.  Daniel Marvin
                                      Sr. VP of Operations
                                      Ironrock
                                      • Experience Stage
                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                      Learn how German engineering and Next Generation Laser technology can improve the workflow and accuracy for today's and tomorrow's needs....
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Presenter
                                      Steven Moran
                                      Director of Operations
                                      Flexijet GmbH
                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage

                                      2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                      • Room: Booth N529, North Hall
                                      This tour will assist attendees to become familiar with the process of investigating products that are new to their processes. The development of focused questions and the explanations provided by vendors will help to ensure that the product or machine performs as anticipated and will provide the expected results....
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Tour Leader
                                      Mr.  Tony Malisani NSI
                                      Owner
                                      Malisani Inc.
                                      Handout(s)
                                      • Tours
                                      • Room: Booth N2253, North Hall
                                      Explore the latest trends in luxury tile and stone during this show floor tour. Learn about new products and opportunities to bring luxury into your business....
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Tour Leader
                                      Mr.  Christopher Ramey
                                      President
                                      The Home Trust International / Affluent Insights
                                      Tour Leader
                                      Michelle Workman
                                      President
                                      Michelle Workman Interiors
                                      • Tours


                                      2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                      Atlas Concorde, through its 50+ years of history, with production facilities and customers all over the world, truly represents the beautiful, multiple applications of porcelain. In 2022, this wonderful material is not only a protagonist for luxurious floorings and wall coverings, but it's now a superior choice for countertops, exterior facades... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Presenter
                                      Davide Saguatti
                                      Marketing Director
                                      Atlas Concorde USA
                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage
                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                      3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                      This presentation discusses the ways to make your showroom a smart showroom through automation. It covers various tools to assist sales people such as obtaining real time information on product pricing and inventory availability. It discusses the use of automated reorder tools. It shows how using Q/R codes in the... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Presenter
                                      Joseph Flannick
                                      President
                                      American Business Software, Inc.
                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage
                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                      • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
                                      Tile Money is a weekly podcast focused on the business of tile. With over 185 episodes and more than 150 contractors to learn from, Tile Money is the #1 resource for all things tile business. Luke Miller, the host, has a passion for this subject due to his experiences in... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Guest
                                      Alex Jones
                                      Apprentice
                                      Lotus Tile LLC
                                      Guest
                                      Chris Ford
                                      Owner & Installer
                                      Lotus Tile LLC
                                      Guest
                                      Eden Rivas
                                      Owner
                                      Rivas Custom Tile, Inc.
                                      Host
                                      Luke Miller
                                      Podcast Host, Licensed Tile Contractor
                                      Tile Money/Miller Tile & Stone
                                      Guest
                                      Mind Grab
                                      Owner
                                      LFT Professionals Inc.
                                      Guest
                                      Rachel Herrera
                                      Owner
                                      Tile Girl Remodeling
                                      • Podcast Studio

                                      3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


                                      3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                      With the shift in consumer behavior and how they interact with content, it becomes a challenge to curate the right content for your audience. This session is designed to help you develop a new content curation process with proven tactics and introduce you to tools that might help you with... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Presenter
                                      Dahlia El Gazzar
                                      Idea Igniteur + Tech Evangelist
                                      Dahlia+
                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage
                                      • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                      Alex Woogmaster reveals how he uses proportion, texture, and contrast to bring historic influences into authentic contemporary interiors....
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Presenter
                                      Alex Woogmaster
                                      Founder + Creative Director
                                      Woogmaster Studio
                                      • Experience Stage

                                      4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                      The use of porcelain as countertops and surrounding area is becoming more and more popular in today's design trends thanks to the amazing graphics, versatility and mechanical properties. However there are some basic design principles and installation practices to be taken into consideration when specifying this sintered surface for this... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Presenter
                                      Mr.  Michele Ballarin
                                      Director Florim Stone for North America
                                      FLORIM
                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage

                                      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                                      • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                      End your day with good friends, cold drinks, and hot giveaways from National Tile Contractor Association (NTCA) members in the Coverings Lounge, North Hall, Booth N2914. Be sure to bring a business card each day to enter for your chance to win the awesome giveaways – must be present to... Read More
                                      • Networking

                                      4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                      Does your business struggle to reach prospects because you're not using the optimal channels? Emails and phone calls just don't cut it anymore. Are you attempting to utilize other ways to connect but the myriad of options seems overwhelming and too time consuming? Let us show you the solution - Opti... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Presenter
                                      Mark Spears
                                      CEO
                                      Amplified Solutions LLC
                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage
                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                      4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                                      • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Host
                                      Nancy Busch AKBD
                                      Executive Director
                                      International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA)
                                      • Podcast Studio

                                      5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


                                      Thursday, April 07

                                      7:15 AM - 10:30 AM


                                      7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

                                      • Room: Grand Lobby

                                        8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                        • Room: Room N110
                                        Booster shots are here, the economy is in flux, inflation is increasing, and mid-term elections are less than a year away. What does this mean for your company, your people, your partners and your community? What new issues will we be facing? What investments should we be making? How will... Read More
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Presenter
                                        Mr.  Gene Marks CPA
                                        President & CEO
                                        The Marks Group PC
                                        • Workforce & Profits
                                        • Room: Room N112
                                        The tile industry prides itself in having stringent standards for product quality and performance. Ceramic tile and related installation material suppliers, specifiers, and users regularly rely on laboratory testing to evaluate conformance and ensure that correct products are being used in the correct applications. This session provides a glimpse into... Read More
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Presenter
                                        Mr.  Grant Davidson
                                        Standards Development Engineer
                                        Tile Council of North America
                                        Presenter
                                        Ms.  Katelyn Simpson
                                        Director of Laboratory Services
                                        Tile Council of North America
                                        • Materials & Trends

                                        9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                        • Room: Room N112
                                        Beautifully tiled swimming pools are often one of the most impressive features of outdoor living spaces. Utilizing decorative ceramic tile and glass tile in a myriad of ways allows designers to get creative with multiple colors and patterns. These projects involve intricate planning and detailing and demand the use of... Read More
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Moderator
                                        Mr.  Curt Rapp CTC
                                        CEO
                                        The Tile Doctor
                                        Panelist
                                        Jimmy Reed
                                        President
                                        Rock Solid Tile, Inc.
                                        Panelist
                                        Randy Angell
                                        Lead Designer/Creative Director
                                        Randy Angell Designs
                                        Handout(s)
                                        • Installation & Fabrication
                                        • Room: Room N110
                                        Come explore the topic of women on the jobsite and in the workplace in this panel discussion. Our panel features a representative from the local chapters of the National Association of Women in Construction, and AIA, as well as a female tile contractor -- the first female trainer with the... Read More
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Moderator
                                        Lesley Goddin
                                        Editorial Director and Senior Writer
                                        TileLetter, TileLetter ARTISAN and TileLetter.com
                                        Panelist
                                        Mrs.  Melissa Swan CTI
                                        Co-Owner
                                        Tilevita
                                        Panelist
                                        Mollie Elkman
                                        Author
                                        The House That She Built
                                        Panelist
                                        Ms.  Monica Gresser AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
                                        Principal Architect
                                        BRAZEN architecture
                                        Panelist
                                        Mrs.  Sarah B Gregg
                                        Marketing Manager
                                        Natural Stone Institute
                                        • Workforce & Profits

                                        10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


                                        10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

                                        • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                        Gain complimentary advice to boost your business branding, digital marketing initiatives and B2B communications. Focus on your brand to showcase your best self. Your brand is everything. It’s your voice, your actions, your credibility, how people perceive you, and what you stand for. It’s not meant to be on the bottom of... Read More
                                          • Room: North and Central Halls
                                            • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                            Formerly known as the Installation Demonstration Stage, these live demonstrations allow attendees to see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile & stone installation more successful. Visit each day and learn from the pros about new materials, industry standards, methods, and... Read More
                                              • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                              Visit the Coverings Lounge where you can network with peers, hear from industry leaders, and join the happy hours where cool prizes will be raffled. Get one-on-one advice to build your brand. There is so much happening in the Coverings Lounge – you don’t want to miss it. Learn more....

                                                10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                10:30 AM - 3:00 PM


                                                10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

                                                • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall

                                                  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                  • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                  • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                  • Room: Booth N2253, North Hall
                                                  Join NTCA as they take you around the show floor to see the latest tools, equipment, and allied products for contractors, retailers, distributors, and specifiers. Learn from manufacturers as you view products and services to help you on your next project. Sign up for these tours in the Coverings Lounge... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Tour Leader
                                                  Mr.  Jim Olson BS
                                                  Assistant Executive Director
                                                  National Tile Contractors Association
                                                  • Tours
                                                  • Room: Room N112
                                                  Outdoor living design is a process. Successful projects begin with a client's needs and wants and then they progress through programming, guiding principles, concepts, planning and ultimately to a final beautiful design. From identifying appropriate materials to scheduling, layouts and securing qualified installers, our team of professionals will review the... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Presenter
                                                  Kurt Kraisinger PLA, LEED AP
                                                  Founder and President
                                                  Lorax Design Group
                                                  Handout(s)
                                                  • Materials & Trends
                                                  • Room: Room N110
                                                  This presentation will describe the legal, practical, and contractual measures tile contractors can take during bidding, contracting, performance, and after completion to secure payment rights and enhance the likelihood that you will be promptly paid for your work. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: • Understanding and avoiding... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Presenter
                                                  Benjamin Lowenthal JD, LLM
                                                  Associate
                                                  Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel, PC
                                                  Handout(s)
                                                  • Workforce & Profits


                                                  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

                                                  • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                  • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                  12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                  • Room: Booth N909, North Hall
                                                  Swing by the NEW Coverings Beer Garden in Booth N909, North Hall to grab an ice cold beer or soda. This is a great spot to take a break and network with other tile and stone industry pros in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Cheers!...
                                                  • Networking

                                                  12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                  • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                  • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                  • Room: Room N110
                                                  Natural stone applications can add beauty, character, and value to any living space. By communicating the proper expectations for performance and maintenance requirements, the consumer will gain a better understanding and appreciation for using natural stone in their kitchens and bathrooms....
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Badia Ontra
                                                  Owner
                                                  Ontra Stone Concepts
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Mr.  Evan Cohen
                                                  President/CEO
                                                  Quality Marble & Granite
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Williams Pontel MBA
                                                  Business developer & marketing manager
                                                  Via dell'Arte
                                                  • Materials & Trends
                                                  • Room: Room N112
                                                  Join NTCA members and other industry professionals for this unique, live networking event. Led by industry peers, the first part of the discussion will focus on the artistic elements of installation including guidelines for a successful installation using artistic elements. The second half of the session will explore... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Moderator
                                                  Mr.  Bart Bettiga Coverings Board of Governors
                                                  Executive Director
                                                  National Tile Contractors Association
                                                  • Installation & Fabrication

                                                  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                  • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                  • Installation Innovation Stage
                                                  • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                                  The Home. The Story. The Mission: The House That SHE Built Meet the Author of the bestselling Children's Book, The House that She Built! This book was inspired by the team of real women who came together from around the country to build a one-of-a-kind home. Driven by the... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  • Experience Stage
                                                  • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                                  Join Dan Welch from Welch Tile for an introduction of Welch Tile Solutions, an alternative method to traditional ceramic tile installations. Learn more about a patent pending product that is pre-manufactured and will allow for shower installation in one day....
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Presenter
                                                  Mr.  Dan Welch CTI #1
                                                  President
                                                  Welch Tile and Marble
                                                  Handout(s)
                                                  • Trends & Solutions Stage

                                                  1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                  • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                                  New in 2022! Learn from experts in the industry about health and wellness, timeless luxury, and outdoor living. The short presentations around these relevant topics will provide you with information, ideas, and inspiration for your next project. Learn more....
                                                    • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                                    New! This stage will feature short presentations from those launching new services, providing business solutions, or showcasing new product trends. Join these sessions to hear what is at the forefront of the tile and stone industry. Are you an exhibitor or do you have a solution to share with... Read More

                                                      1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                                      Right now more than ever, it’s essential for teams to identify ways to nurture and create habits that make them a lean, efficient project management machine, especially when working remotely! Leave this session with at least 3 new habits that will make you the team collaborator/leader of the year! ...
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Presenter
                                                      Dahlia El Gazzar
                                                      Idea Igniteur + Tech Evangelist
                                                      Dahlia+
                                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage
                                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                      • Installation Innovation Stage
                                                      • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                                      Because it is inherently non-emitting and contains no plasticizers, synthetic materials, or other hazardous ingredients, ceramic tile has long been recognized for its health benefits. Now, tile is in the spotlight as a finish material that combats the spread of disease with its natural non-porosity and ease of cleaning. In... Read More
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Presenter
                                                      Mr.  Scott Conwell FAIA FCSI LEED-AP
                                                      Director of Industry Development
                                                      International Masonry Institute
                                                      • Experience Stage

                                                      1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      • Podcast Studio

                                                      2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                                      An overview of the latest processes used in the graphic research of the technology that produces Infinity Porcelain slabs, with an insight about the Vein Tech and Hyle technology, the patented systems invented to create marble looking slabs with passing through veins crossing the entire body of the product, and... Read More
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Presenter
                                                      Davide Corsini MA
                                                      Americas Sales Manager
                                                      Infinity | The engineered surface
                                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage
                                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                      2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth N2253, North Hall
                                                      Join our curated tour of the latest trends in outdoor living spaces with tile and stone. Explore products to create beautiful and durable spaces that expand living beyond the indoors....
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Tour Leader
                                                      Ms.  Alena Capra CMKBD
                                                      Industry Ambassador, Coverings
                                                      Alena Capra Designs
                                                      • Tours

                                                      2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                      • Installation Innovation Stage
                                                      • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                                      Porcelain pavers have becoming an increasing popular product and have created an interesting opportunity for both tile installers and hardscapers. This material is incredibly durable and an excellent option for exterior installs. Learn about the different material options, installation, and cutting solutions. ...
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Presenter
                                                      Paul Guth
                                                      Co-Founder
                                                      iQ Power Tools
                                                      • Trends & Solutions Stage

                                                      3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth N3205, North Hall
                                                      Join Rick Church as he talks with Mollie Elkman, the author of the best selling Children's Book, The House that She Built! This book was inspired by the team of real women who came together from around the country to build a one-of-a-kind home. ...
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Guest
                                                      Mollie Elkman
                                                      Author
                                                      The House That She Built
                                                      Host
                                                      Mr.  Rick Church
                                                      Executive Director
                                                      Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance
                                                      • Podcast Studio

                                                      3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


                                                      3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                      • Installation Innovation Stage


                                                      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                                      End your day with good friends, cold drinks, and hot giveaways from National Tile Contractor Association (NTCA) members in the Coverings Lounge, North Hall, Booth N2914. Be sure to bring a business card each day to enter for your chance to win the awesome giveaways – must be present to... Read More
                                                      • Networking

                                                      4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                      4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                      • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                      4:50 PM - 5:10 PM


                                                      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Room N241
                                                      Featuring: Barbara Cohen, Miller Druck Specialty Contracting, Inc. Schedule Cocktails & Appetizers: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Live Interview with Barbara Cohen: 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm Closing Reception: 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm The Women in Stone Legacy Series will explore and celebrate the successful careers of influential women in the natural stone industry.... Read More
                                                      • Networking

                                                      5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

                                                      • Room: Room N112
                                                      Join National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) for their annual awards program. Awards will include the Tile Person of the Year, the Five Star Projects of the Year and the Tom Ade Scholarship. Honors will also go out to former NTCA officers and Ring of Honor recipients. So grab a... Read More
                                                      • Networking

                                                      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


                                                      Friday, April 08

                                                      7:15 AM - 3:30 PM


                                                      7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

                                                      • Room: Grand Lobby

                                                        10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                                                        • Room: Booth C4725, Central Hall
                                                        Gain complimentary advice to boost your business branding, digital marketing initiatives and B2B communications. Focus on your brand to showcase your best self. Your brand is everything. It’s your voice, your actions, your credibility, how people perceive you, and what you stand for. It’s not meant to be on the bottom of... Read More
                                                          • Room: North and Central Halls
                                                            • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                            Formerly known as the Installation Demonstration Stage, these live demonstrations allow attendees to see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile & stone installation more successful. Visit each day and learn from the pros about new materials, industry standards, methods, and... Read More
                                                              • Room: Booth N2914, North Hall
                                                              Visit the Coverings Lounge where you can network with peers, hear from industry leaders, and join the happy hours where cool prizes will be raffled. Get one-on-one advice to build your brand. There is so much happening in the Coverings Lounge – you don’t want to miss it. Learn more....

                                                                10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                                • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                                11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                                • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                                11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                                • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                                12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

                                                                • Room: Booth N2270, North Hall
                                                                • Installation Innovation Stage

                                                                12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                • Room: Booth N909, North Hall
                                                                Swing by the NEW Coverings Beer Garden in Booth N909, North Hall to grab an ice cold beer or soda. This is a great spot to take a break and network with other tile and stone industry pros in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Cheers!...
                                                                • Networking

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