Coverings 2024

Date: April 22-25, 2024
Location: Atlanta, GA
Visit NSI in Booth 6213

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Save the Date: Coverings Happy Hour
Join us at Coverings to celebrate a successful show!

Tuesday, April 23
5:30pm-7:00pm
B303/304

Fabricator Stage Education Schedule and additional Coverings details are coming soon!

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 22, 2024

9:30am – 10:30am

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.

Location TBD

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

8:00am – 9:00am

Natural Stone Trends: Utilizing Natural Stones in Interior Applications
What natural stone colors, textures, and finishes are trending this year? Join us as a panel of stone distributors discuss what natural stone is moving and how best to plan for your customer’s needs. During this session we will discuss stone trends, textures, and finishes that are currently popular and how to effectively set your customers’ expectations. Come away from the session with a plan to diversify your offerings while expanding your customer base.

Location TBD

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Managing a Family Business
Working in a family business can be a challenge. Why are some businesses successful, while others struggle? What are the best practices? Join a panel of stone professionals from three different family businesses as they share their experiences. Plan on joining this robust Q&A session.

Location TBD

5:30pm – 7:00pm

NSI Member Happy Hour

B303/304

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

7:30am – 9:15am

Igniting Change Rising Together
Breakfast, Keynote, and Discussion Panel. Sponsored By: Women in Stone, Women in Tile, National Tile Contractors of North America, Coverings, Laticrete, and Quantify North America.

Galvanize Women’s Lounge (B206)

11:00am – 12:00pm

Reducing Embodied Carbon with Natural Stone
Join us for a case study in sustainable construction as we delve into a compelling project that showcases the remarkable potential of natural stone in minimizing embodied carbon. Discover how the Freedom Place project in Dallas, TX successfully replaced pre-cast concrete with natural limestone, resulting in an 80% reduction in global warming potential without breaking the bank.

Location TBD

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Work/Life Balance: Women in Stone's Live Block Talk at Coverings
As an expansion of the successful virtual event series, Women in Stone is hosting a Block Talk session live and in person in the Galvanize Women's Lounge at Coverings 2024. Join us in a breakout style session as we discuss one of our favorite topics: Work/Life Balance. Participants will benefit by establishing new connections to expand their professional network and gain the confidence and skills needed to be successful in their careers. Register here.

Galvanize Women’s Lounge (B206)

Visit the Galvanize Women’s Lounge (B206)!
Women in Stone has partnered with Coverings and other industry women's groups to present The Galvanize Women’s Lounge, a new inclusive space at Coverings 2024 where attendees can connect, celebrate, and be inspired by like-minded industry peers. Women are invited to participate in the Lounge to collaborate, build community, and elevate one another and their respective crafts.

Lounge Hours:
Monday, April 22: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 23: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, April 24: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 25: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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