Coverings 2005, taking place May 3-6 in Orlando, Fla., will be packed with speakers, conferences, seminars and workshops designed to address key issues to the industry, according to National Trade Productions, the show management company for Coverings.

Seminars will be geared toward installers, architects/designers, dealers, distributors and fabricators, giving them the latest on current trends and uses for ceramic tile and natural stone. In addition, many of the seminars will offer ASID, AIA and Florida State Continuing Education units.

Highlights will include a keynote address by humor columnist Dave Barry, and sessions on color trends, the state of the industry, new software, sales productivity, the industry media and more. For more information on educational opportunities at Coverings 2005, telephone (703) 683-8500 or visit