Monday, April 20

6:45 AM - 7:00 PM


7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    • General Events

    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

      Speaker(s)
      Mr.  Bill Griese
      Director, Standards Development & Sustainability Initiatives
      Tile Council of North America
      Industry Segment(s)
      • Materials & Trends
        Speaker(s)
        Luis Bautista CTI
        NTCA Technical Trainer
        National Tile Contractors Association
        Mr.  Robb Roderick
        NTCA Technical Trainer
        National Tile Contractors Association
        Industry Segment(s)
        • Installation & Fabrication
          Speaker(s)
          Ms.  Emily Holle
          Director of Trend and Design
          MSI
          Industry Segment(s)
          • Workforce & Profits

          9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

            Join us as we discuss the fabrication theory. Learn how geology affects the abrasives and adhesives you select for specific applications. Review real life case studies that discussed theory and then attend demonstrations that show practical application. Come away from this session with a better understanding of... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Mr.  Tony Malisani NSI
            Owner
            Malisani Inc.
            Industry Segment(s)
            • Installation & Fabrication

            10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

              Speaker(s)
              Mr.  Duane Naquin
              Owner
              Stone Interiors
              Industry Segment(s)
              • Workforce & Profits
                Speaker(s)
                Ms.  Leatrice Eiseman
                Executive Director
                Pantone Color Institute and the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training
                Industry Segment(s)
                • Materials & Trends
                  Speaker(s)
                  Amber Fox
                  Five Star Program Director
                  National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)
                  Industry Segment(s)
                  • Installation & Fabrication

                  10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


                  10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

                    Live “how-to” classes offering attendees an up-close look at how top contracting pros handle a variety of challenging tile installations....
                    • General Events

                    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                      By popular demand, The Stone Fabricators Alliance will once again be presenting “The Cage”. The Cage is a dynamic, wet fabrication area contained within the exhibition floor. Sponsors of the SFA will showcase new products that you can try yourself, and members of the SFA will have ongoing “Mini-workshops” where... Read More
                      • General Events

                      11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                        Speaker(s)
                        Mr.  Bob Zavagno
                        President
                        Cleveland Marble
                        Mr.  Jim Hieb CAE
                        CEO
                        The Natural Stone Institute
                        Ms.  Kathy Spanier
                        Director of Marketing
                        Coldspring
                        Mr.  Michael Picco P.Eng
                        President
                        Picco Engineering
                        Industry Segment(s)
                        • Installation & Fabrication
                          Speaker(s)
                          Mr.  Grant Davidson
                          Standards Development Engineer
                          Tile Council of North America
                          Ms.  Katelyn Simpson
                          Laboratory Manager
                          Tile Council of North America
                          Industry Segment(s)
                          • Materials & Trends

                          1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                            Quickfire Presentations - Experience short, 20-minute single focused presentations on the latest in tile & stone trends and installation. Engage Interviews - Get one-on-one insight from leaders across the industry who are setting trends and influencing design and installation innovations in tile and stone projects....
                            • General Events

                            3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                              • Networking Events

                              5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

                                The Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects....
                                • Networking Events

                                Tuesday, April 21

                                7:15 AM - 8:00 PM


                                7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

                                  • General Events

                                  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Mr.  Ryan Fasan
                                    Technical Consultant | Creative Development
                                    Tile of Spain USA | Bellavita Tile
                                    Mr.  Scott Conwell FAIA FCSI LEED-AP
                                    Director of Industry Development
                                    International Masonry Institute
                                    Industry Segment(s)
                                    • Materials & Trends
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Mr.  Arthur Mintie
                                      Sr. Director of Technical Services
                                      Laticrete International
                                      Industry Segment(s)
                                      • Installation & Fabrication
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Luis Bautista CTI
                                        NTCA Technical Trainer
                                        National Tile Contractors Association
                                        Industry Segment(s)
                                        • Installation & Fabrication
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Mr.  Chris Ramey
                                          President
                                          The Home Trust International / Affluent Insights
                                          Industry Segment(s)
                                          • Workforce & Profits

                                          9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Wally Adamchik
                                            President
                                            Firestarter Speaking and Consulting
                                            Industry Segment(s)
                                            • Workforce & Profits
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Badia Ontra
                                              Owner
                                              Ontra Stone Concepts
                                              Blake Christensen
                                              CEO
                                              Valley View Granite
                                              Mr.  GK Naquin NSI
                                              President
                                              Stone Interiors
                                              Lucja Lawniczak
                                              Showroom Representative
                                              Illinois Granite & Marble
                                              Industry Segment(s)
                                              • Installation & Fabrication
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Grant Farnsworth
                                                Business Development Director
                                                The Farnsworth Group
                                                Industry Segment(s)
                                                • Materials & Trends
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Luis Bautista CTI
                                                  NTCA Technical Trainer
                                                  National Tile Contractors Association
                                                  Mr.  Robb Roderick
                                                  NTCA Technical Trainer
                                                  National Tile Contractors Association
                                                  Industry Segment(s)
                                                  • Installation & Fabrication

                                                  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                    By popular demand, The Stone Fabricators Alliance will once again be presenting “The Cage”. The Cage is a dynamic, wet fabrication area contained within the exhibition floor. Sponsors of the SFA will showcase new products that you can try yourself, and members of the SFA will have ongoing “Mini-workshops” where... Read More
                                                    • General Events

                                                    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


                                                    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Mr.  Martin Brookes City & Guilds London Institute
                                                      President
                                                      Heritage Marble & Tile
                                                      Mr.  Woody Sanders
                                                      President
                                                      DW Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting, Inc.
                                                      Industry Segment(s)
                                                      • Installation & Fabrication
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Amber Fox
                                                        Five Star Program Director
                                                        National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)
                                                        Industry Segment(s)
                                                        • Workforce & Profits
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Luis Bautista CTI
                                                          NTCA Technical Trainer
                                                          National Tile Contractors Association
                                                          Industry Segment(s)
                                                          • Installation & Fabrication
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Melanie Warner Spencer
                                                            Editor
                                                            New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
                                                            Industry Segment(s)
                                                            • Materials & Trends

                                                            12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                              Luis Bautista CTI
                                                              NTCA Technical Trainer
                                                              National Tile Contractors Association
                                                              Mr.  Robb Roderick
                                                              NTCA Technical Trainer
                                                              National Tile Contractors Association
                                                              Industry Segment(s)
                                                              • Installation & Fabrication
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Mr.  Vincent Marazita NSI
                                                                President and Owner
                                                                Stone Trends International
                                                                Industry Segment(s)
                                                                • Materials & Trends

                                                                12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


                                                                1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                  Quickfire Presentations - Experience short, 20-minute single focused presentations on the latest in tile & stone trends and installation. Engage Interviews - Get one-on-one insight from leaders across the industry who are setting trends and influencing design and installation innovations in tile and stone projects....
                                                                  • General Events

                                                                  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                    See the latest trends as featured during the stone trends session. Visit the Coverings show floor to get up close and personal with stone trends from across the globe as presented to you by Vince Marazita. Don’t miss this opportunity to not only see but to touch and feel... Read More
                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Ms.  Emily Holle
                                                                    Director of Trend and Design
                                                                    MSI
                                                                    Mr.  Vincent Marazita NSI
                                                                    President and Owner
                                                                    Stone Trends International
                                                                    Industry Segment(s)
                                                                    • Materials & Trends


                                                                    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                                      • Networking Events

                                                                      Wednesday, April 22

                                                                      7:15 AM - 8:00 PM


                                                                      7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

                                                                        • General Events

                                                                        8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                          Luke Miller
                                                                          Podcast Host, Licensed Tile Contractor
                                                                          Tile Money/Miller Tile & Stone
                                                                          Industry Segment(s)
                                                                          • Workforce & Profits
                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                            Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
                                                                            Trainer/Presenter
                                                                            National Tile Contractors Association
                                                                            Scott Carothers AD
                                                                            Director of Certification and Training
                                                                            Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
                                                                            Industry Segment(s)
                                                                            • Installation & Fabrication

                                                                            9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Ms.  Alena Capra CMKBD
                                                                              Industry Ambassador, Coverings
                                                                              Alena Capra Designs
                                                                              Ms.  Cristina Faedi
                                                                              Manager, Promotional Activties
                                                                              Ceramics of Italy & Cersaie
                                                                              Ms.  Lindsey Waldrep MBA
                                                                              Vice President, Marketing
                                                                              Crossville Inc.
                                                                              Mr.  Ryan Fasan
                                                                              Technical Consultant | Creative Development
                                                                              Tile of Spain USA | Bellavita Tile
                                                                              Industry Segment(s)
                                                                              • Materials & Trends
                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                Evan Cohen
                                                                                President/CEO
                                                                                Quality Marble & Granite
                                                                                Mr.  Jonathan Mitnick
                                                                                Partner
                                                                                CCS Stone, Inc.
                                                                                Mr.  Mark Meriaux
                                                                                Accreditation and Technical Manager
                                                                                Natural Stone Institute
                                                                                Industry Segment(s)
                                                                                • Installation & Fabrication

                                                                                10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                  By popular demand, The Stone Fabricators Alliance will once again be presenting “The Cage”. The Cage is a dynamic, wet fabrication area contained within the exhibition floor. Sponsors of the SFA will showcase new products that you can try yourself, and members of the SFA will have ongoing “Mini-workshops” where... Read More
                                                                                  • General Events

                                                                                  10:00 AM - 5:30 PM



                                                                                  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


                                                                                  12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                    Attendees 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)
                                                                                    Mr.  GK Naquin NSI
                                                                                    President
                                                                                    Stone Interiors
                                                                                    Mr.  Tony Malisani NSI
                                                                                    Owner
                                                                                    Malisani Inc.
                                                                                    Industry Segment(s)
                                                                                    • Installation & Fabrication

                                                                                    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                      Quickfire Presentations - Experience short, 20-minute single focused presentations on the latest in tile & stone trends and installation. Engage Interviews - Get one-on-one insight from leaders across the industry who are setting trends and influencing design and installation innovations in tile and stone projects....
                                                                                      • General Events

                                                                                      3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                                                        • Networking Events

                                                                                        Thursday, April 23

                                                                                        7:15 AM - 3:30 PM


                                                                                        7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                          • General Events

                                                                                          8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                            Luis Bautista CTI
                                                                                            NTCA Technical Trainer
                                                                                            National Tile Contractors Association
                                                                                            Mr.  Robb Roderick
                                                                                            NTCA Technical Trainer
                                                                                            National Tile Contractors Association
                                                                                            Industry Segment(s)
                                                                                            • Installation & Fabrication

                                                                                            10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                              Luis Bautista CTI
                                                                                              NTCA Technical Trainer
                                                                                              National Tile Contractors Association
                                                                                              Industry Segment(s)
                                                                                              • Installation & Fabrication
                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                Aaron Hicken
                                                                                                General Manager
                                                                                                Delta Stone Products
                                                                                                Ms.  Brie Pfannenbecker
                                                                                                Vice President, Operations
                                                                                                Connecticut Stone Supplies, Inc.
                                                                                                Mr.  Duane Naquin
                                                                                                Owner
                                                                                                Stone Interiors
                                                                                                Mr.  Tony Malisani NSI
                                                                                                Owner
                                                                                                Malisani Inc.
                                                                                                Industry Segment(s)
                                                                                                • Workforce & Profits

                                                                                                10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

                                                                                                  Live “how-to” classes offering attendees an up-close look at how top contracting pros handle a variety of challenging tile installations....
                                                                                                  • General Events

                                                                                                  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                    By popular demand, The Stone Fabricators Alliance will once again be presenting “The Cage”. The Cage is a dynamic, wet fabrication area contained within the exhibition floor. Sponsors of the SFA will showcase new products that you can try yourself, and members of the SFA will have ongoing “Mini-workshops” where... Read More
                                                                                                    • General Events

                                                                                                    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


                                                                                                    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                                      Quickfire Presentations - Experience short, 20-minute single focused presentations on the latest in tile & stone trends and installation. Engage Interviews - Get one-on-one insight from leaders across the industry who are setting trends and influencing design and installation innovations in tile and stone projects....
                                                                                                      • General Events

                                                                                                      11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                                                                        Technology is changing the way we do businesses in the stone industry. From the fabrication process to sales, technology has created efficiency and increase production. Join us as we discuss the sales process and how technology has improved the stone industry’s ability to sell. Discuss new software... Read More
                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                        Frank Sciarrino
                                                                                                        Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                                        Quote Countertops
                                                                                                        Geoffrey Gran
                                                                                                        Owner
                                                                                                        The Countertop Factory Midwest
                                                                                                        Mr.  GK Naquin NSI
                                                                                                        President
                                                                                                        Stone Interiors
                                                                                                        Industry Segment(s)
                                                                                                        • Workforce & Profits

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