Coverings 2023 Attendance Rose 50% YOY

Arlington, VA, May 3, 2023––Organizers of Coverings, the largest international ceramic tile and natural stone event in North America, have announced that Coverings 2023 exceeded expectations with a vigorous 50% year-over-year increase in attendance, totaling nearly 27,000 eventgoers who gathered April 18 to 21 at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida. 

The event rivaled pre-pandemic levels and was one of the most dynamic expositions and conferences in Coverings’ renowned 34-year position as the leading event in the tile and stone industry.  

Coverings 2023 was an four-day event laid out to span 450,000 net square feet of show floor space in addition to the main North and South Concourses in the convention center. The show floor featured immense global pavilions hosted by the world’s leading ceramic tile associations and product manufacturers from the United States, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Portugal, India, China, and other countries. 

Exhibitors represented 40 countries, showcasing their newest and most innovative ceramic tile, natural stone, tools, equipment, machinery, and technology. International exhibitors made up 74% of the exposition, whereas 26% were domestic. 

Attendees of Coverings 2023 included industry professionals from all business sectors within the tile and stone industry. 77% of attendees were from the United States, and 23% hailed from other countries.

Involvement with distributors, architects, designers, contractors, installers, fabricators, retailers, and others was at an all-time high at Coverings 2023, with more than 1,000 exhibitors, 24 learning sessions, 95 demonstrations and presentations, nine show floor tours, nine podcasts, and many other activations created to address the business interests and growth pursuits of all segments. 

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