In honor of its 60th anniversary, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) will hold its fourth annual Total Solutions business and technical conference Oct. 11-13, 2007, at the Tradewinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

The three-day event will include high-profile industry technical and business speakers, and several hands-on demonstrations and clinics.

Tabletop displays and a sponsors’ reception will highlight Thursday, October 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Sony Playstation, Nintendo Wii player, television or Apple iPod player will be awarded to attendees attending the tabletop reception.

The NTCA Awards Dinner, scheduled for Friday, October 12, will recognize the 2007 Tile Person of the Year, two NTCA Ring of Honor inductees, and other distinguished personnel.

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a golf- or fishing tournament on Saturday, October 13, with prizes awarded for both events.

Registration for the event is free. For complete details, conference schedules and registration, visit the NTCA website at, or contact NTCA executive director Bart Bettiga at (601) 939-2071, or email