Coverings 2008

Coverings 2008: Educational Sessions

CTDA Spring Committee Meetings

CTDA Trade Mission to China

Porcelain Tile Certification Agency

   

Coverings 2008
Coverings 2008 is the premier event connecting Distributors, Contractors, Retailers, Fabricators, Architects and Designers in the dynamic energy of an international exposition featuring the world’s finest tile and natural stone.

This year Coverings will be held in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center from April 29th – May 2nd. Click here for more information on Coverings 2008.

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Coverings 2008: Educational Sessions
Every year CTDA hosts multiple educational sessions at Coverings. This year CTDA is hosting nearly 20! Be sure to check out the following CTDA Sponsored Sessions: Improving Your Bottom Line by Al Bates, 30 Things to Do When Business is Tough to Get by James Dion, and The Secrets of Closing the Sale by Sam Allman.

Click here for a complete list of CTDA sponsored Educational Sessions.

For a complete list of Coverings events and sessions click here.

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CTDA Spring Committee Meetings
CTDA Spring Committee Meetings will be held on Monday, April 28th at the Peabody Orlando. The Peabody is a new location for these meetings. They have previously been held at the Rosen Centre. Come to the CTDA Committee Meetings and see the ducks walk!

For a schedule of Spring Committee Meetings click here.

To join a CTDA committee click here.

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CTDA Trade Mission to China
The 2008 CTDA Trade Mission to China is a once in a lifetime opportunity for North American tile distributors to meet with Chinese ceramic tile and stone manufacturers. We will be the honored guests for the grand opening of the new China Ceramics Industry Headquarters in Fo Shan, China. This facility, five times bigger than the original China Ceramics City, will house amazing tile showrooms and warehousing operations. We’ll see ceramic tile and stone factories and visit with the leaders of some of the world’s largest ceramic companies.

An option for attending only the business portion of this trip is available. Contact Andy Peng at (408)416-1626 for more information.

For more information and to register now click here http://www.chinatiles.org/2008china.html.

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Porcelain Tile Certification Agency
The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association is dedicated to being involved with all aspects of the tile industry.

The Porcelain Tile Certification Agency (PTCA) was established jointly by the CTDA (representing distributors) and the Tile Council of North America (representing manufacturers) to clarify for the consumer whether or not the product they are purchasing is "porcelain".

Porcelain Certification helps alleviate several problems including; product failures, marketplace confusion, and liability to US distributors. Companies that manufacture or sell qualifying ceramic tile may apply for certification.

For more information on the PTCA and Porcelain Certification download the brochure by clicking here. If you are interested in having your product(s) certified, download the application by clicking here.

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