Coverings is headed in a new direction: North, to Chicago and McCormick Place Convention Center, April 17-20, 2007. And, whether in spite of or because of the upcoming venue change from Orlando, the tile and stone world's premier international exposition and conference already is showing signs that it is going to be another record-breaking year. Exhibitor space is nearly booked to capacity. The "Call for Papers" for seminar session speakers and presenters triggered a deluge of responses, including many from high-powered names in design and business. And, the Web site, www.coverings.com, has been fielding a record number of inquiries about pre-registration and attendance that usually don't reach such volume this far in advance of the show.
Christian also noted that, in heading to Chicago, it actually marks a return for Coverings to the Windy City. The show was last staged there in 1992, and has since evolved into a world-class event. According to a recent online survey conducted among Coverings attendees who've attended any of the past three years, nearly 80 percent said they're planning to go to the Chicago show in 2007.