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Pantone, ASID to lead programming at Coverings
Apr 6, 2016

Tile and stone show Coverings has released its programming schedule for the upcoming show, to be held in Chicago over April 18 to 22. The 70-plus programs and talks will feature leading thinkers from Pantone Color Institute, ASID, Interior Design magazine and others.


Last year's Coverings Designer Showcase installation

Discover the full schedule, courtesy of Coverings.

Spotlight events:

Shawn McCadden will present “Industry Challenges Into Opportunities and Opportunities Into Profits.” In this discussion, the remodeling industry specialist will explore how industry professionals can differentiate their businesses in today’s fast-changing and demanding marketplace. Attendees will learn the challenges and opportunities that arise while creating a profitable future for their businesses. (Monday, April 18, 8 to 9:15 a.m.)

Edie Cohen will host “Interior Design Magazine’s Power Panel: Exploring the Cross-Market Pollination of Design,” which will showcase top designers from all sectors of interior design, including residential, hospitality, workplace and health care. Through the sharing of case studies and industry knowledge, conversation will focus on the cross-pollination of design and particularly on innovations and trends in tile and stone today. Panelists include David Grout (Gary Lee Partners), Todd Heiser (Gensler), Eileen Jones (Perkins + Will), Jordan Mozer (Jordan Mozer & Associates) and Neil Schneider (IA Interior Architects). (Tuesday, April 19, 8 to 9:15 a.m.)

In his keynote, sponsored by Contract magazine, Andrew Fay will present on “The Future of Hospitality Design” and outline how The Gettys Group examines global trends and design’s impact on guest experiences. Fay will explore how the use of tile and stone can be featured to express highly individualized, branded design “stories.” (Tuesday, April 19, 12 to 1 p.m.) 

Bart Bettiga of the National Tile Contractors Association will sit down with three of the tile and stone industry’s leading consultants for “From the Field: A Perspective and Industry Update from Recognized Consultants.” Dave Gobis of TileLetter, Richard Goldberg of PROCON, and Donato Pompo, a ceramic tile and stone consultant, will engage in an open conversation exploring the state of the industry as it relates to the field. Discussions will center on specifications, quality control and overall quality of installations in the commercial and residential spaces. (Wednesday, April 20, 8 to 9:30 a.m.)

More events to catch at Coverings '16:

Monday, April 18

Color/Design at a Crossroads: Finding the Most Directional Trends.” Leatrice Eisemen, Pantone Color Institute. (10:45 to 11:45 a.m.)

“Getting Published: Hot Off the Press.” Paul Makovsky, editorial director of Metropolis, will moderate a panel of editors from Dwell, K+BB, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago and Architectural Record. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.)

Rethinking Retail: 10 Ways to Ignite Your Business in Today’s Modern Retail World.” Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Retail Minded(2:45 to 3:45 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 19

Economic Outlook for Interior Design: Leveraging a Growing Marketplace.” Randy Fiser, CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers. (9:15 to 10:15 a.m.)

Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).” Wayne Kurzen, The Kurzen Group. (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)

Ceramic Material Systems.” Julie Taraska, products editor of Architectural Record, and Martin Bechthold of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 20

Stone Trends 2016.” Vincent Marazita, Marazita & Associates. (9:15 to 11:15 a.m.)

“Management of Delay and Disruption and Proactive Strategies for Tile Contractors.” Tommy A. Conner, Superior Tile & Stone, and construction Industry professional Tim Fitzgerald. (10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

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