Arlington, Va.—The Coverings Connected expanded virtual experience begins online Aug. 26, for a day of insightful talks, newly released on-demand educational content and a chance for attendees to connect with their tile & stone industry peers. According to the show, more than 500 attendees have already registered for the complimentary webinars to stay current on what’s new in tile & stone.
The new, multi-session series will continue quarterly in the form of scheduled online events that provide attendees with digital opportunities for educational webinars, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), on-demand content and an online showcase of Coverings’ tile and stone exhibitors from around the globe.
“Coverings Connected was created to support the tile and stone industry by providing attendees with engaging, relevant and complimentary content via a digital environment, and we look forward to continuing this mission through our Coverings Connected series,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies, LLC, the event management firm for Coverings. “Additionally, Coverings Connected provides our exhibiting companies and attendees ongoing opportunities for networking to promote growth and success across the industry.”
The kick off event on Aug. 26 includes three live webinars. Attendees to one, two or all three webinars can earn free CEUs (AIA HSW, NKBA, IDCEC HSW – check individual sessions for details).
The schedule is as follows:
Introduction to tile industry standards
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Host: Mark Heinlein, National Tile Contractors Association
Selling tile post pandemic: The healthy & hygienic choice for your customers and clients
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Hosts: Noah Chitty, Crossville Inc.; and Bill Griese, Tile Council of North America
Healthy buildings, healthy homes: Tips for specifying surfaces in a post-COVID-19 world
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Hosts: Jamie Gold, Consultant & Author; and Irene Williams, MSG2MKT