Coverings 2023

Date: April 18-21, 2023
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
More info: For the most up-to-date information about Coverings, visit their website.
Visit NSI in booth 4092

Save the Date: Coverings Happy Hour

Join us at Coverings to celebrate a successful show!
Wednesday, April 19
5:30pm-7:00pm
N310 and the North Concourse Foyer


Education Sessions

Tuesday, April 18

9:30 – 10:30 am

State of the Stone Industry
What is the current state of the natural stone industry? Learn first-hand how industry leaders and peers are addressing matters ranging from government regulation, competing product challenges, and forecasting market growth. Don’t arrive expecting a PowerPoint presentation as this session is entirely focused on great discussion and responding to your questions.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Trending Natural Stones
What natural stone colors, textures, and finishes are trending this year? Join us as a panel of stone distributors discuss what natural stone is selling and how best to plan for your customers’ needs Learn how to effectively set expectations and diversify your offerings while expanding your customer base in this timely session.
2:30 – 3:30pm Fabricator Trends Tour: New and Innovative Products from the Marketplace
Explore the show floor while learning how to best evaluate stone products and machinery. Learn how to ask focused questions to get the answers you need to ensure that products or machines perform as anticipated and will provide the expected results.

Wednesday, April 19

8:00 – 9:00 am

Achieving Green Building Goals with Natural Stone
Natural stone is nearly complete as a building material in its natural state and has proven its durability over the centuries. Combine these attributes with knowledge that the industry has committed to lowering impacts, being socially responsible, and aligning with green building programs. Most design teams already agree that natural stone is inherently a great solution for projects with green building goals. This session will elaborate on why and show you where to find the documentation needed to check more boxes than you might have realized were possible with natural stone.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Fabricator Forum
This interactive forum is an excellent opportunity to discuss with your fabricator colleagues many of the challenges involved in the market. The session will include three breakout groups (Technical, Business Administration, and Marketing) where fabricators will discuss top challenges in each area. Participants will then reconvene for a facilitated discussion to recap each topic group. All attendees are encouraged to participate by presenting a problem or sharing a solution. Bring your topics and we will provide the forum.
2:30 – 3:30 pm Tour: Building Your Installation Truck
Installers are often your last opportunity to guarantee success on a project. They frequently encounter job sites and situations they may have never seen and having a properly stocked truck will make or break your ability to complete the job. Learn about the tools and technology available to make an installer’s life easier on the road. Come away with a checklist and templates that will ensure you are prepared for any installation challenge that may arise.

Learn more at www.coverings.com.

 


Coverings is a natural stone conference and exhibition that takes place yearly in North America. It features exhibitors from over 30 countries.


The Natural Stone Institute's role at Coverings:

In addition to exhibiting at the event, the Natural Stone Institute provides speakers for a variety of Coverings educational seminars, conducts committee meetings, and hosts meetings with other stone associations. Every year NSI also hosts an onsite Member Happy Hour, giving members the opportunity to network with industry leaders from around the globe.
 

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