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Monday, April 20

6:45 AM - 7:00 PM


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Room 252
Vital to the concept of innovation is originality—a surprise, an edge, a twist or even a slight alteration to a familiar design. Most importantly, the trend to reinvented and imaginative color combinations within a palette can make the difference in attracting consumer awareness and acceptance. Come join Leatrice... Read More
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Ms.  Leatrice Eiseman CSA
Executive Director
Pantone Color Institute and the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training
Industry Segment(s)
  • Materials & Trends

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Room 255
On this deep dive into influencer marketing, Steve will explore the different types of industry influencers, define the components of influencer collaboration, and discuss ways to identify and attract influencers that align with your brand’s goals. He will also discuss real-world examples of successful influencer marketing campaigns and share tips... Read More
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Steve Kleber
Founder & President
Kleber & Associates
Industry Segment(s)
  • Workforce & Profits

Tuesday, April 21

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Room 255
Amidst chaos and uncertainty you must keep an eye on the future. The labor shortage is not going away. Gallup reports that only 30% of workers are engaged at work. Is the construction industry even worse? Learn how people (our most important asset) in the tile industry are feeling, and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Wally Adamchik CSP, CMC
President
Firestarter Speaking and Consulting
Industry Segment(s)
  • Workforce & Profits

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Room 243
Exterior living spaces and outdoor living is a growing trend that offers outstanding opportunity for ceramic tile and natural stone, but it is important to plan and implement strategies for installation that will succeed. New technology and systems have recently been introduced that can improve the likelihood of success... Read More
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Mr.  Martin Brookes City & Guilds London Institute
President
Heritage Marble & Tile
Presenter
Mr.  Woody Sanders
President
DW Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting, Inc.
Industry Segment(s)
  • Installation & Fabrication

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Room 252
From countertops to skyscrapers, the use of natural stone is a well accepted building material in the US. Especially in these lean construction years, it is crucial to understand the direction of the market for dimension stone. Get an overall view of the market and market trends by attending... Read More
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Mr.  Vincent Marazita NSI
President and Owner
Stone Trends International
Industry Segment(s)
  • Materials & Trends


Wednesday, April 22

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room: Room 252
Trends: what are they? Where do they come from? Why do they matter? These are some of the questions we are going to answer in this presentation because understanding and applying consumer trends and insights in general and color trends in particular, is and will forever be a holy grail... Read More
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Mr.  JAMES DION MS, PhD
President and Owner
Dionco Inc.
Industry Segment(s)
  • Materials & Trends

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Room 255
Attend this entertaining and informative presentation on the economy and learn from Dr. Eisenberg how all four parts of GDP will perform, what inflation and interest rates are likely to do, how labor market conditions will change, what wage growth and household wealth will look like, how energy prices will... Read More
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Elliot Eisenberg PhD
Economist
Premiere Speakers Bureau, Inc
Industry Segment(s)
  • Workforce & Profits

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Room 252
Acronyms continue to emerge in the market to abbreviate a group of plastic based material flooring products. Resilient floor coverings, LVT, LVP, WPC, SPC, CPC, RCB – this alphabet soup of labels can be confusing at best. Understanding that plastic is the common denominator of all these products... Read More
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Mr.  Eric Astrachan
Executive Director
Tile Council of North America
Industry Segment(s)
  • Materials & Trends

Thursday, April 23

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Room 243
Water goes where it wants to go and does what it wants to do. You don’t want water to be the boss in your wet area installations. NTCA’s wet area installation experts and trainers Luis Bautista and Robb Roderick will give you the information you need to be the... Read More
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Randy Fleming ACT CERTIFIED
Trainer/Presenter
National Tile Contractors Association
Presenter
Scott Carothers AD
Director of Certification and Training
Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
Industry Segment(s)
  • Installation & Fabrication

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