Organizers of Coverings 2011 are prepared to receive thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors March 14-17 in Las Vegas’ Sand Expo Center, for what is touted as North America’s largest tile and stone show. Against the backdrop of the exhibition itself, the four-day event is set to feature dozens of educational sessions tailored to the needs of distributors, retailers, installers, fabricators, architects, designers, and builders/remodelers - all free of charge.

The 2011 edition also features several programs, including: Installation/Design Showcase; Coverings Select; PROJECT: Green; Regional Distributor Pavilion; Green Conference Certification; Happy Hours; and more.

Returning to Coverings for its fourth year is the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) Certification Program, a 4-1/2 day series for professional installers that includes hands-on skills testing. CTEF executive director Scott Carothers leads this session, together with several program graduates, who will discuss their experiences.

For more information about Coverings 2011, visitCoveringsor contact NTP, Coverings Show Management, at (703) 683-8500.