Coverings 2022

Date: April 5-8, 2022
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Visit us at Booth N529
More info: www.coverings.com

Save the Date: Coverings Happy Hour

Join us at Coverings to cheers to a successful show!
Wednesday, April 6
5:30-7:30pm

N262 and N264
(second level of North Hall)


Education Sessions

We look forward to returning to Las Vegas for Coverings, set for April 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Please plan to visit the Natural Stone Institute in booth N529 and mark your calendars for the following education sessions. Learn more at www.coverings.com.

Tuesday, April 5

8:00 – 9:00 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.

Room N112

12:30 – 1:30 pm Finding and Retaining Employees in a Challenging Market
How are you dealing with the challenge of finding employees? Join us for an interactive discussion on finding and retaining employees. During this session, we will review H2B visas, hiring agencies and other employee recruitment outlets. We will also share tips and tricks for finding your next superstar.  Leave this session with new tools for finding and training the employee of the future.

Room N110

Wednesday, April 6

8:00 – 9:00 am

Designer Talk: Don’t Fake it When You Make It—Reasons to Choose Natural Products
Materials like natural stone, real wood, and tile have a certain allure, but they also face misconceptions related to maintenance and sustainability. Join us as we celebrate the benefits of choosing natural materials and dispel the myths surrounding natural building products that will re-energize your project’s connection to nature.

Room N110

9:30 – 10:30 am Fabricator Forum Breakout Session
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.
Room N112
12:30 – 1:30 pm 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 different family businesses as they share their experiences. Plan on joining this robust Q&A session.
Room N112
2:00 – 3:00 pm Fabricator Trends Tour: New and Innovative Products from the Marketplace
Attendees become familiar with the process of investigating products that are new to their processes. The development of focused questions and the explanations provided by vendors will help to ensure that the product or machine performs as anticipated and will provide the expected results.
Starts at NSI booth

Thursday, April 7

9:30 – 10:30 am

Women’s Work: Emerging Opportunities on The Jobsite and in the Workplace
What advantages do women bring to the job? What emerging opportunities are there for women in construction and architecture? How do industry segments support diversity, equality, and inclusion through learning, employment opportunities, and mentorship? As the employment picture has shifted during the pandemic, are their new openings for women to bring their gifts, talents, and skills into the workplace? What challenges do women have to overcome in terms of perception, assumptions, opportunities, or skills, and what successes have been logged along the way?

Room N110

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Natural Stone Countertops: Considerations for Kitchen and Bath Applications
Natural stone applications can add beauty, character, and value to any living space. By communicating the proper expectations for performance and maintenance requirements, the consumer will gain a better understanding and appreciation for using natural stone in their kitchens and bathrooms.

Room N110

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Women in Stone Legacy Series featuring Barbara Cohen
The Women in Stone Legacy Series will explore and celebrate the successful careers of influential women in the natural stone industry. Join us for our debut event as we honor Barbara Cohen, third-generation owner and President of Miller Druck Specialty Contracting and the first female recipient of the Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement. Preregistration required.

Room N241

Learn more at www.coverings.com.

 

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