Coverings, the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America, announced a successful in-person show at Coverings 2021, which took place July 7-9, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. The show invigorated attendees and exhibitors through a robust hybrid platform that allowed for engagement both online and onsite. Face-to-face networking made its way back to the forefront of business-building at Coverings 2021, which was made evident by a busy show floor. Coverings 2021 introduced attendees and exhibitors to new ways of engaging with one another through the Coverings Lounge, Brand + Business Building Zone, interactive Coverings 2021 mobile application, and more. Coverings also celebrated its 2021 Rock Star winners by giving them an opportunity to share their thoughts about what the significant recognition means to them.  

Coverings 2021 garnered nearly 10,000 registered attendees who sought the event’s relevant education, technical resources, in-person networking, and product displays to excel in today’s highly competitive tile, stone and design marketplace. Attendees of Coverings 2021 comprised architects, designers, builders, remodelers, contractors, installers, distributors, fabricators, retailers, media members, and others spanning the global tile and stone industry.

“The attendees of Coverings 2021 were highly charged and enthused about being part of the onsite event,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies, the show management company for Coverings. “What’s more was the positive feedback we received from exhibitors, who were able to connect with new and recurring customers like never before through Coverings’ in-person and virtual opportunities.”

Exhibitors’ feedback resounded the fact show-goers attended Coverings 2021 to conduct business, make purchasing decisions and reconnect with the tile and stone industry.

The Coverings 2021 Rock Stars were also in attendance at Coverings 2021 to be recognized as rising stars in the field of tile and stone. Many expressed their appreciation for the Coverings Rock Stars program and how it affirms Coverings’ mission to support the growth and success of the industry by distinguishing talented young leaders and fostering networking and educational opportunities.

“The Coverings Rock Star awards are another stepping stone on the path to showing new installers what’s possible,” said Ken Ballin, owner at Skyro Floors and 2021 Rock Star winner in the Installer category. “The most exciting thing about winning the Rock Star award was the chance to meet the other Rock Stars and see how like-minded we really are.”

The Coverings 2021 Rock Stars were recognized Wednesday, July 7, during an awards ceremony held in the Coverings Lounge. Past Rock Star winners were involved in the ceremony to speak about how their careers and personal growth have evolved since being identified as emerging leaders in tile and stone.

Learn about all the Coverings 2021 Rock Star winners here. Rock Star nominations for Coverings 2022 will open online in the fall.

Floor Trends Magazine was at Coverings 2021. Watch our recap video here.

On-demand content from the virtual components of Coverings 2021 is now available for anyone to view on Coverings’ website.

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