Coverings 2018

Coverings '18


Visit the Natural Stone Institute at Booth #6509

When: May 8-11, 2018

Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Exposure to the most innovative tile & stone products in the world, access to free accredited seminars, keynotes, and live demonstration sessions, and networking opportunities with thousands of trade attendees including distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors and installers, architectural and design professionals, builders and remodelers.

The following is a quick guide referencing exhibit hours, educational seminars featuring natural stone, and committee meetings and events hosted by the Natural Stone Institute. You can learn more about the educational sessions at


Sponsorship opportunities for the May 9th member networking reception are still available. Sponsorships are $750. Email for more information. Over 800 people are anticipated at this event.

Fabricators and installers interested in the “Natural Stone Institute Accreditation” program are encouraged to attend the immersion class on Monday.


Monday - 7 May 2018

Accreditation Immersion Class
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm (C108)
To learn more or register – click here.

Safety Committee Meeting
Time: 3:00 to 5:00pm (C109)


Tuesday - 8 May 2018

Exhibit Hall
Time: 10am to 6:30pm

Technical Committee Meeting
Time: 8:00 to 10:00am (C109)

Town Hall Meeting I:
What General Contractors and Designers Are Saying About the Stone and Tile Industry

Time: 8:30 to 10:00am

Why Choose Natural Stone
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 pm

ANSI Dynamic Coefficient of Friction Test for Natural Stone Surfaces
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm


Wednesday - 9 May 2018

Exhibit Hall
Time: 10am to 5:30pm

Town Hall Meeting II:
Meeting General Contractor & Designer Expectations

Time: 8:00 to 9:00 am

Natural Stone Foundation – board meeting
Time: 9:00 to 10:00am (B411)

Stone Trends: A Historical Perspective
Time: 9:30 to 10:30am

New and Innovative Products from the Marketplace
Time: 11:00am to 1:00 pm

Use Natural Stone – meeting with stone fairs & associations
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fabricator Forum Breakout Session
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 pm                                     

Member Reception
Time: 5:30 to 7:00pm (Hall C Foyer)
Sponsorship opportunities available. 


Thursday - 10 May 2018

Exhibit Hall
Time: 10am to 5:30pm

Women in Stone: A Stone Project Model
Time: 8:00 to 10:00am

Silica Exposure and Employee Safety in the Stone Industry
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Attracting More Designers to Your Showroom: How to Deliver CEU Courses
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm


Friday - 11 May 2018

Exhibit Hall
Time: 10am to 3:00pm

Managing a Family Business
Time: 8:30 to 10:30 am



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