The board of governors of Coverings has announced the appointment of National Trade Productions (NTP) as the new management company for Coverings. The board's five sponsoring associations -- ASCER (Spain's Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association), Assopiastrelle (Association of Italian Ceramic Tile and Refractories Manufacturers), CTDA (Ceramic Tile Distributors Associations), NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association) and TCA (Tile Council of America) -- unanimously selected NTP. In making the announcement, the board thanked Trade Show International (TSI) and Skip Mason, who had managed the show until now.
NTP, based in Alexandria, Va., brings more than 27 years of trade show experience and corporate event success to the partnership. Coverings, the exposition and conference for ceramic tile and national stone, was introduced in 1990 and is now the largest tradeshow of its kind in the United States. The next event, which NTP will produce, will take place March 23-26, 2004, at the Orlando County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.