The five sponsoring organizations of Coverings are in daily contact as they work together to support Coverings 2004. They include ASCER (Spain's Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association), Assopiastrelle (Association of Italian Ceramic Tile and Refractories Manufacturers), the Ceramic Tiles Distributors Association (CTDA), the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of America (TCA).

These organizations have announced the following goals: increase attendance from the designer and architectural communities, increase the number of retailers in attendance, decrease exhibitor costs, reduce number of conference sessions while increasing resources for the sessions, increase hands-on demonstrations, and increase attendance from the West Coast. The five sponsoring organizations, representing thousands of manufacturers and buyers, have sent messages to their membership regarding their dedication to the success of Coverings, according to National Trade Productions.

Coverings 2004 will take place March 23-26 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. For more informatoin, call (703) 683-8500 or visit the website at