Alexandria, Va. (April 11, 2016) — National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP), the leader in the face-to-face events industry, announced that Coverings: The Global Tile and Stone Experience garnered two Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards in 2015. The event was recognized for a 13.5 percent increase in net square feet of exhibit space and a 15 percent increase in total attendance in 2015.
In addition to being recognized by TSE, Coverings is ranked 40 in Trade Show News Network’s (TSNN) Top 250 U.S. Trade Shows list. This ranking is 11 spots ahead of its nearest competitor, representing the largest gap between the shows in recent years.
“Coverings is a beautiful tradeshow that continues to evolve and expand its education, innovation and product showcases,” said Chris Harar, President of NTP Events. “We are thrilled to have Trade Show Executive, Trade Show News Network and the industry-at-large honor this outstanding event.”
Coverings is the premier international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. It has grown to be the largest and most important show of its kind in the U.S., featuring exhibitors from more than 40 countries and attracting thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors and specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, plus the press and journalists who cover this vital and dynamic industry. Coverings is staging this month at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL on April 18-21. The show is trending even higher than in the past and we’re looking forward to a great event. For more information, please visit www.coverings.com.
Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 rankings are determined from information supplied and certified by senior executives with the association or private show organizer responsible for the event. All trade shows with a minimum of 15,000 nsf held in the U.S. in 2015 were eligible. Winners will be acknowledged at the 2016 Fastest 50 Awards & Summit on May 25-27 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. For more information on the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards program and a complete list of winners, visit www.tradeshowexecutive.com.
The Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is the world’s leading news and online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry since 1996. TSNN is proud to present valuable data to the industry, which is based on in-depth information provided by show organizers about their events. For more information on TSNN’s Top 250 US Trade Show List, visit www.tsnn.com.
To learn more about NTP’s capabilities and services, contact 703.683.8500.
About National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP)
For 40 years, National Trade Productions (NTP) has produced trade shows, meetings and conventions that build communities and create powerful connections throughout the world. Leveraging a legacy of success in sales, marketing and event management, NTP’s face-to-face experiences enable the prosperity and profitability of its clients and the industries they serve. www.ntpshow.com
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