Coverings 2020


We look forward to seeing many of our members and industry friends at Coverings'20

When: April 20-23, 2020

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Booth #9057 (Hall 1-2)


Join us for a Member Reception at Coverings!

When: Tuesday, April 21, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: La Nouvelle Ballroom Foyer

 

Coverings 2020 Education Schedule

MONDAY, April 20

Fabrication: Science and Theory
9:00am-3:00pm

Join us for a workshop on fabrication theory. Learn how geology impacts the abrasives and adhesives you select for specific applications. Review case studies and attend demonstrations to showcase practical applications. Come away from this session with a better understanding of the fundamentals of fabrication and how to apply them to your everyday work.

 

How to Increase Production in Your Fabrication Shop
10:00-11:00am

Increasing fabrication is a key aspect to improving your company’s bottom line. How do you achieve success? This interactive session will discuss the most important variables to measure when considering production rates and incorporate case studies from industry professionals who have increased production and improved their bottom line.

 

State of the Stone Industry
11:30am-12:30pm

Learn firsthand how industry leaders and peers are addressing matters ranging from government regulation, competing product challenges, and forecasting market growth. Don’t arrive to this session expecting a PowerPoint presentation—it will be entirely focused on great discussion and responding to your questions.

 

TUESDAY, April 21

Fabricator Forum
9:30-10:30am

Join your fellow fabricators to discuss challenges in this interactive forum. This session will include three breakout groups (technical, business administration, and marketing) and a facilitated discussion on each topic. All attendees are encourage to participate by presenting a problem or sharing a solution.

 

Stone Trends: A Historical Perspective
12:30-1:30pm

This session will cover information, sourcing, marketing, and application trends in the stone industry over the last year, including examples of award winning projects that have been recognized for their use of natural stone.

 

Women In Stone’s NOLA Stone Tour
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Women in Stone for their Tour of New Orleans’s Landmarks Featuring Natural Stone. This hop-on-hop-off minibus tour will highlight NOLA buildings, plazas and cemeteries that feature inspirational uses of natural stone. Cost: $50.00.
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WEDNESDAY, April 22

Knowing Your Rights: Preparing for a Safety Inspection
9:30-10:30am

Do you know your rights if an OSHA Enforcement Inspector shows up at your door? Join us as we discuss Voluntary and Enforcement OSHA inspections. Review an inspection checklist that will help prepare your company for the unexpected. Leave this session with a safety plan that addresses overall training, recordkeeping, noise and silica exposure, and baseline testing.

 

Fabricator Trends Tour: New and Innovative Products from the Marketplace
12:30-1:30pm

Learn about new products available to stone professionals during this interactive tour of the show floor. Gain a better understanding of how to calculate the return on investment of adding new tooling or equipment to your facility.

 

THURSDAY, April 23

Managing a Family Business
8:30-9:30am

Why are some family businesses successful, while others struggle? What best practices should be followed? Join a panel of stone professionals from three different family businesses as they share their experiences. Plan on joining a robust Q&A session.

 

Using Technology to Create More Efficiency in the Sales Process
11:30am-12:30pm

From the fabrication process to sales, technology has created efficiency and increased production in the stone industry. Join us as we discuss technology and the sales process. Learn about new sales process and how technology has improved our ability to connect with potential sales leads.

 


For thirty years, Coverings has been the preeminent event for the ceramic tile & natural stone industry in North America. Visitors from every facet of the tile & stone industry find that Coverings is the one event that drives their success, year after year. All in one venue, see thousands of dazzling products, connect with suppliers from around the globe and discover ground-breaking techniques, tips and tricks. If it’s new in tile & stone, it’s at Coverings.

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