Tile and stone industry professionals know how to rock. And, they’ll have a chance to do just that at Coverings 2008. From start to finish, there’s an exciting lineup of nightlife activities for attendees. The annual expo and conference dedicated exclusively to tile and stone has a longstanding tradition of hosting spectacular after-hours hospitality where its show goers can continue the networking process, but in a more informal and entertaining environment.
Organizers of Coverings
2008 say that the “party phase” of the annual expo and conference kicks off
early this year with Spectrum/Prism Awards ceremony April 29, followed by a reception
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. With $30,500 in prize money to be presented, the awards
will honor outstanding and innovative use of tile (Spectrum) and stone (Prism)
designer Doug Wilson, the star of TLC’s two hit decorating shows, “Trading
Spaces” and “Moving Up,” who also will be a Coverings keynote speaker the
following day, will emcee the ceremony and help get the celebration underway.
On Thursday, May
1, from 6 to 11 p.m., Coverings will take over the landmark House of Blues in
Orlando for its annual Appreciation Night-an occasion open to all attendees and
one that’s shaping up to be one of the biggest and best Coverings bashes ever, note
organizers. Scheduled to appear are legendary blues guitarist Mac Arnold and
Plate Full O’ Blues.
shuttle guests from the Convention Center to the party, and a schedule will
soon be posted with all the details on the Coverings website. The bus
transportation is free, as is admission to the House of Blues for attendees 21
years and older. The complimentary wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be
flowing until 9 p.m., when it reverts to a cash bar.
Tile Council of
North America and Brazil Ceramic Tiles are joining forces to sponsor The
Appreciation Night festivities.
For more information on Coverings 2008, visitwww.coverings.comor call (703) 683-8500.