Coverings 2023 registration now open

Orlando, Fla.—Coverings, North America’s premier ceramic tile and natural stone event, has officially begun event registration, special rate hotel reservations, and entries into the Coverings 2023 award program, which will take place here from 18-21 April 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center.

Professionals from all segments of the tile and stone industry can now easily register to attend Coverings 2023 at Coverings.com. Registering to attend the international trade show and exhibition before the end of 2022 will give you access to event and program notifications, special promotions and sneak peeks of products.

“From the enthusiastic feedback we have already received from tile and stone professionals around the world, Coverings 2023 is expected to be one of the most energetic and well-attended shows in many years,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies, at the event. . management company for Coverings. “The attendees will be able to make valuable connections with industry through productive networks; obtaining advanced knowledge and insights; experience hands-on installations; and check out the latest, most innovative and trendsetting products the global tile and stone industry has to offer.”

Hoff and her events team are also planning a creative and diverse lineup of live demonstrations, panel discussions, active podcasts, engaging activations and one-on-one experiences that event attendees can take advantage of and interact with peers and new contacts. The four popular show principles – “Health and Well-being”, “Sustainability”, “Outdoor Spaces” and “Timeless Luxury” – will be emphasized in the Coverings Lounge and throughout the learning opportunities and exhibitions.

Cladding 2023 official hotels

Coverings Official Hotels of 2023 are accepting reservations through the event’s exclusive hotel provider, onPeak. Coverings 2023 attendees and exhibitors can obtain rooms at discounted rates at a curated selection of Orlando hotels. The list of participating hotels offers convenient and affordable options, which can be booked without any risks, restrictions or deposits. Room reservations can be canceled free of charge three to seven days before arrival.

Individuals and corporate groups are encouraged to reserve hotel rooms only through onPeak, avoid other third-party companies offering hotel assistance, and check individual hotels for their specific cancellation policies. Rooms can be booked via onPeak via the Coverings website at Coverings.com/hotel.

The opening of Coverings 2023 event registration and hotel bookings will also include the official call for entries and nominations for the 2023 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards and the 2023 Rock Star Awards programs. The closing date for both popular prize programs is December 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.

Cladding Installation & Design (CID) Awards

The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of ceramic tile and stone in residential, commercial and institutional projects. Architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers and other industry professionals can submit their projects through the CID Project Submission Portal no later than December 16, 2022, deadline.

Projects will be judged and awarded based on eight categorical designations: Residential Ceramic Tile Installation, Residential Ceramic Tile Design, Residential Stone Installation, Residential Stone Design, Commercial Ceramic Tile Installation, Commercial Ceramic Tile Design, Installation of commercial stones and Design of commercial stones. Multiple national and international projects can be submitted via separate forms free of charge and all projects must be completed between January 2021 and December 2022 to be eligible for assessment.

The winners of the CID Award are chosen by a vetted jury, using a blind format based on ‘Excellence in Execution’, ‘Inspiring + Original Use’ and ‘Common Purpose’. Winning projects will be celebrated on the spot during Coverings 2023; in various publications; and on the Coverings website, blog and social media channels. Winners will also receive a free one night stay or equivalent gift card at Coverings 2023 and recognition at the CID Awards reception during the show.

Covering Rock Star Awards

The Coverings Rock Star Awards, the popular and annual “Emerging Leaders Program,” will recognize the best and brightest young talent in the tile and stone industry from the past year. Rock Stars are nominated by industry leaders and the program underscores Coverings’ ongoing mission to support the industry’s growth and success by recognizing top talent and fostering networking and educational opportunities. Nominations can be submitted through the Coverings Rock Stars nomination portal no later than December 16, 2022, deadline.

Eligible nominees must be 35 years of age or younger and work in one of the following professions to be eligible: architect, designer, distributor, retailer, contractor/installer, fabricator, specifier, trade association or manufacturer.

A committee of industry leaders will assess the experience levels of each nominee; professional certifications or affiliations; previous awards or honors; previous speaking engagements at industry events; amount of published works; impact in the tile and stone industry; and traits that set them apart as emerging industry leaders.

Winners of the Coverings 2023 Rock Star Awards will be honored on site during Coverings 2023; featured in a Coverings 2023 press release distributed to dozens of industry and consumer media outlets; and recognized throughout the year following the event on Coverings’ website, blog, and social media channels.

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