Show organizers said the move is expected to lure more retailers and designers from areas surrounding Chicago. "The close proximity of major markets and the specifiers in those markets will be of great value to Coverings exhibitors," said Tamara Christian, president of National Trade Productions which manages Coverings. "At the same time, the diverse nature of the expected attendees will create a meaningful total show experience and, together with the many cultural and entertainment offerings, will make their attendance at the show a profitable and rewarding experience."
The show is sponsored by Assopiastrelle (Association of Italian Ceramic Tile and Refactories Manufacturers), ASCER (Spain's Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association), TCNA (Tile Council of North America), CTDA (Ceramic Tile Distributors Association) and, NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association). For more information, visit www.coverings.com or phone (703) 683-8500.