Coverings had more than 1,100 exhibitors from all over the world and over 45 educational sessions at the Georgia World Congress Center with its return to Atlanta, Ga. Nearly 25,000 industry professionals attended the weeklong expo from May 8-11, a 20% increase from 2013, the last time Coverings took place in Atlanta.
“The energy at the show this year was truly palpable,” said Alena Capra, Coverings’ industry ambassador. “The increase in attendance from the last time the show was in Atlanta demonstrates Coverings critical role in the tile and stone industry as well as the market’s overall strength.”
Returning Coverings exhibitors noted the excitement on the show floor and the myriad of education and networking opportunities that took place during the show.
“The buzz at the show was electric this year,” said Tressa Samdal, director of marketing for Florida Tile. “It was great to get immediate feedback from designers, architects and dealers from around the world. Coverings offers one of the greatest opportunities to showcase new products to both our existing partners and potential customers.”
Coverings leadership was also pleased with the outcome of this year’s show. “We were delighted to return to Atlanta this year and to see the growth in show attendance since 2013,” said Jennifer Hoff president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “The A&D, builder, remodeler and installer communities took full advantage of thousands of Coverings’ exhibitors and more than 45 educational sessions as well as many new features at this year’s show, including the Quickfire Sessions, Orientation Theatre and the Happy Hour on Tuesday with extended show hours.”
Coverings 2019 will be held April 9-12, 2019, in Orlando, Fla.
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