Coverings is heading westward with a new edition, Coverings LA Boutique, set for Nov. 19-20, 2008, at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA.

According to National Trade Productions, which manages and produces the show, the West Coast version will be “by invitation only” and selectively focused on no more than 100 exhibitors. Unlike the flagship event-LA Boutique will focus only on the retailer, distributor and specifier visitor.

The Boutique edition will also offer conferences and seminars with CEU credits.

Organizers say Southern California has been an important market for the industry, and the reason it was chosen as the first stop for this new initiative. Future destinations are under consideration.

Coverings is sponsored by ASCER (Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association of Spain), Confindustria Ceramica (Italian Association of Ceramics), Tile Council of North America (TCNA), Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), and National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). For more information on exhibiting or attending the new Coverings LA Boutique, visitwww.coverings.comor contact NTP at (703) 683-8500.