Coverings announces expanded digital-format virtual events for 2020-2021

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has announced an expansion of its digital experience, Coverings Connected.

The multi-session Coverings Connected series offers scheduled online events that provide attendees with educational webinars, CPD content, and an online showcase of tile and stone exhibitors from around the globe.

The first of three digital events took place on 26th August 2020.  It will be followed by a second online event slated for Wednesday, 18th November 2020.  The third and final digital experience prior to Coverings 2021 will be held on Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, which is the USA’s National Tile Day.

“Coverings Connected was created to support the tile and stone industry by providing attendees with engaging, relevant and complimentary content via a digital environment, and we look forward to continuing this mission through our Coverings Connected series,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies.  “Additionally, Coverings Connected provides our exhibiting companies and attendees ongoing opportunities for networking to promote growth and success across the industry.”

The Coverings Connected August event addressed tile industry standards, selling tile post-pandemic, and the health and wellness benefits of tile. Speakers for the sessions comprise various experts from installation and fabrication to materials and trends.

Sessions included Introduction to Tile Industry Standards by Mark Heinlein of the National Tile Contractors Association; Selling Tile Post-Pandemic: The Healthy & Hygienic Choice for Your Customers and Clients by Noah Chitty of Crossville, and Bill Griese of Tile Council of North America; and Healthy Buildings, Healthy Homes: Tips for Specifying Surfaces in a Post-COVID World by Jamie Gold, and Irene Williams.

Coverings Connected attendees’ digital experience will culminate at Coverings 2021, set to take place 13th to 16th April 2021, in Orlando, Florida. For more information about Coverings 2021, Coverings Connected, schedules, resources, and opportunities, visit: