Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, today announced that prospective attendees can now register for Coverings 2020 and reserve hotel rooms starting this week. Coverings 2020 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the first time in more than 20 years, and take place April 20-23, 2020, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The event will include more than 1,100 exhibitors from 40 countries and feature the latest tile and stone products, innovations, trends, and educational opportunities.
Beginning Oct. 8, 2019, interested attendees can register for Coverings 2020 by visiting coverings.com. Attendees who register in advance will receive benefits to include preliminary notices of key programs, access to breaking conference information, special promotions, and other opportunities only available with early registration.
Coverings 2020 will highlight premiere tile and stone products from around the world, and provide showgoers exclusive access to an array of industry product displays, exhibitors and networking events.
Attendees of Coverings 2020 will have the chance to attend complimentary educational opportunities, many of which will include Continuing Education Units (CEUs). From demonstrations and sessions to one-on-one experiences, Coverings’ robust educational offerings span all industry segments. Event programming and activations will include focuses on installation and fabrication; workforce and profits; and materials and trends. Attendees can experience many kinds of learning experiences, including a live demonstration stage, Quickfire and Engage sessions, and a new Business Building Lab.
Coverings 2020 falls right before the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as Jazz Fest, the popular annual celebration of New Orleans’ music and culture. Those who attend Coverings 2020 will be able to extend their time in “The Big Easy” to enjoy the much-anticipated music event and the city’s rich history of European traditions and Caribbean influences.
“Coverings is excited to be in New Orleans after so many years,” said Jen Hoff, president, Taffy Event Strategies, LLC, which is the show’s management company. “New Orleans is an exciting, culturally rich haven, a sensory overload, much like Coverings.”
Attendees can reserve blocks of rooms in 20 official hotels located within a short walk or complimentary shuttle ride to and from the convention center. Blocks of rooms with Coverings 2020 partnered hotel properties can be secured beginning Oct. 8 by visiting the Coverings Hotel Search page online. Because Jazz Fest opens the last day of Coverings 2020, it is recommended that attendees and exhibitors book their hotels early.
The official hotel options offer a range of rates and a variety of room and accommodation types. Guests can choose from quaint, historic hotels to newer or modern lodging, and selections among Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels.” Hospitality from hotel partners will comprise special raffles, impeccable service and vibrant environments.
Those who stay in official Coverings hotels not within walking distance to Coverings 2020 will be provided the benefit of complimentary shuttle service to and from the convention center.
For more information about attending Coverings 2020, visit coverings.com.