ConsoCon returns to NYC – Floor Covering News
New York — After a three-year hiatus interrupted by COVID-19, ConsoCon 2022 returned to New York City’s Chelsea District. More than 200 industry professionals attended the A&D event at The Altman Building.
ConsoCon 2022, hosted by Consolidated Flooring, was more about fellowship with industrial partners than about selling. Still, more than 20 vendors rented booths to display products and network with attendees, mostly designers.
“The event once again demonstrated the strength of the partnership between our company and our loyal suppliers,” said Dave Meberg, CEO of Consolidated Flooring, which also hosted the event in 2019. “The joint effort provided us with a great opportunity to showcase our products. and services to the architecture and design communities, we are very pleased with the outcome and response.”
Prior to 2019, these post-NeoCon events were held in cities other than New York. But with the inaugural event of 2019 and now 2022, New York may become a desirable location. “New Yorkers don’t necessarily go out of town for these events — I haven’t seen many of these people at NeoCon,” said Christopher Capobianco, New York subway salesman for Spartan Surfaces. “This is a perfect location. As the times are, everything that has been shown over the past three years is new.”
Many of the products on display at ConsoCon 2022 had already been shown or introduced, with one or two exceptions. For example, Tarkett introduced Discover, a modular carpet with a closed cell Powerbond cushion that creates a wall-to-wall moisture barrier, so leaks and spills never reach the subfloor. “There’s no better way to get back to work than to be here,” said Ricardo DaSilva, NY Metro regional vice president for Tarkett, who showed the product to designers. “This out-of-workplace setting allows for true one-on-one conversations.”
Meberg said ConsoCon’s success could not have been achieved without the time commitment of event sponsors. They were, in alphabetical order: Allstate Flooring, Anker, Apollo Flooring, Ardex, The Belknap White Group, Bentley Mills, Bostik, Gerflor, HB Fuller, Interface, J+J Flooring, Mannington, Mapei, Matter Surfaces, Michael Halebian & Co ., The Mohawk Group, Roppe, Salesmaster, Schönox/Küberit, Shaw Contract, Siena, Spartan Surfaces, Sur4ces and Tarkett.