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Wednesday, September 16, 2015  
Posted by: Trish Moss
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The Global Tile & Stone Experience Sets its Sights for Chicago

Online registration for Coverings 2016, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, opens today. Coverings will bring its impressive array of products, conference programming, and many show floor features — all for FREE — to the McCormick Place in Chicago from April 18–21, 2016. The show is estimated to bring together 1,100 exhibitors and showcase more than 75 specialized training and education sessions, most offering CEUs.


“We’re thrilled to bring Coverings to Chicago in 2016,” says Karin Fendrich, Coverings Show Director. “As registration opens, we’re looking forward to sharing the tile & stone resources that Coverings provides designers, architects, contractors, installers, fabricators, retailers and distributors alike. The Chicago market has a vibrant architecture and design community, and we are excited to play an active role there in the year ahead.”


Early registration holds many benefits for attendees, including advance notice and access to events and conference sessions, contests, promotions and insider opportunities that will quickly meet maximum capacity. Coverings arranged discounted hotel and travel packages through partnering with several Chicago hotels: Aloft Chicago City Center, Courtyard Magnificent Mile, Courtyard Downtown River North, Doubletree Magnificent Mile, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Fairmont Millennium Park, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Homewood Suites Chicago, Hotel Chicago, Hyatt Regency Wacker, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Hyatt Place River North, InterContinental Chicago, Kinzie Hotel, Loews Chicago, Sheraton Chicago, Springhill Suites Downtown River North and Westin River North.


Coverings will be held in both the North and South Halls of McCormick Place – with 420,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing the latest products, trends and resources for the tile and stone industry.


Attendees can register for the show, and reserve hotel accommodations, through the Coverings registration site:

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About Coverings

Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.


The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.


Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association  (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by National Trade Productions.


Coverings 2016 takes place April 18-21 in McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit or contact National Trade Productions, Coverings Show Management, 703-706-8257.