Coverings, the annual show for tile and stone, returns to Orlando, FL, in 2012 but, in announcing future dates and venues for the show, the show's Board of Directors say they have a few surprises planned for the 2013-2015 events.

Coverings, the annual show for tile and stone, returns to Orlando, FL, in 2012 (April 17-20 at the Orange County Convention Center), but, in announcing future dates and venues for the show, the Coverings Board of Directors say they have a few surprises planned for the 2013-2015 shows.

In 2013, the show is headed for the first time ever to Atlanta and the Georgia World Congress Center, April 29-May 2. Then it’s back to Las Vegas in 2014, but this time to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The dates for that show also are April 29-May 2. Peering even further ahead, in 2015, it’s back to Orlando and Orange County Convention Center, April 14-17.

Commenting on Atlanta in 2013, Jennifer Hoff, president of events for National Trade Productions, which manages and produces Coverings, said, “With such an international draw of both exhibitors and attendees to Coverings, any location we choose must be accessible both domestically and globally, and Atlanta is an active airline hub. What’s more, Atlanta conveniently neighbors growth regions where so many of our target audience are based. Our choices in exhibit space also are dictated by the scale and scope of Coverings; the venues that can accommodate the type of space we require are somewhat limited. But, Atlanta has always been on our radar screen as a workable facility, and we’re looking forward to being there in 2013.”

Hoff further added, “Coverings brings together under one roof-and from all corners of the world-the greatest resources of ceramic tile, mosaics, natural stone and slab materials, plus those who deal in the adhesives, accessories, tools and equipment that are installation essentials. We layer in an incredible conference component with top-of-their-game industry authorities, skill and technique-building live-action demonstrations, plus a host of other accredited professional development presentations. And, for the icing on the cake, we serve up tremendous business networking opportunities. All this, completely free of registration fees or charges, explains why Coverings is on the agenda each year for distributors, retailers, contractors, installers, builders, fabricators, architects, interior designers and anyone who’s in the industry.”

Coverings is sponsored by ASCER (Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association of Spain), Confindustria Ceramica (Italian Association of Ceramics), Tile Council of North America (TCNA), Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), and National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). Online registration for attendees will be accessible in October at www.coverings.com. Visit, as well, at www.facebook.com/CoveringsShow.