The Floor Installation Association of North America (FIANA) will host its 10th Anniversary Convention and Trade Show at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Oct. 14-17.

The event promises to take special advantage of all the amenities New Orleans has to offer, including great food, great jazz and good times. "The Hyatt Regency is a great facility for holding our 10th anniversary," said Jim Lee, FIANA president. "It has all the facilities under one roof that we will need. It adjoins the Superdome and the New Orleans Shopping Center.

"It has a large Sports Bar with multiple big-screen TVs. It will be football season and many of our members enjoy watching the games." Lee added that the Hyatt also offers a free shuttle service to and from Harrah's, the Riverfront and the French Quarter.

"This year we will have excellent speakers and seminar presenters to educate, motivate and entertain our members," Lee explained. "Our Trade Show will feature 100-plus booths offering floor installation products and sundries from the leading manufacturers."

FIANA is also now on-line with a new Web site that offers a variety of new features, and a series of Floor Installation Training Links is currently being added. The site provides a link to many of the leading manufacturers that offer on-line installation training and product information.

Distributors and manufacturers of floor installation products are encouraged to attend the FIANA 10th Anniversary Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans. Additional information may be obtained by telephone at (888) 883-4262 or via e-mail at