30 years of emotions and successes
Orlando, April 9th 2019 – Coverings 2019 opened its halls, for the 30th consecutive year. Visitors from all over the world were greeted with the soundtrack of its first edition from 1989, as they entered the Convention Center. Since that first edition, Coverings has established itself as the leading International Tile & Stone Exhibition and Conference in North America, attracting exhibitors and visitors from over 150 countries throughout the years.
This year also marks the 30th anniversary of A&M Production at Coverings. The Italian-based exhibit design and installation company has been designing and overseeing installation of exhibits at this event since its launch in 1989; 30 years of challenges and constant improvements to deliver the best experience.
Coverings 2019 was a particularly grand event for A&M, with over 29 exhibits delivered and covering over 2,520 square meters of surface. Among designers, project managers, account managers, craftsmen, and builders, the show saw over 90 A&M employees working together to ensure successful delivery of all projects.
This year’s event presented many challenges that required extremely targeted planning and deep knowledge of the market.
With a sold out event, space was tight during the installation period. Between countless exhibitors and confined hallways, the company’s expert logistics team played a crucial role in precisely aligning labor and resources to coordinate workers to meet the needs of their clients’ tilers. Through careful planning, A&M was able to optimize the work of all parties involved in the process, and finish the installation of all exhibit by late afternoon on the day prior to the show’s opening.
From design to logistics, everything had to be planned seamlessly. With the Atlanta facility and expert team, A&M Production offered flawless coordination of activities for a smooth process.
This year’s event was shaped around the history of the convention, while also looking toward the future, with pictures from past editions, and expert speakers discussing the future trend of the industry as well as overviewing the changes they witnessed. Throughout the 4 days, participants had the chance to explore demonstrations, networking opportunities, and take place in interactive learning features.
A lot has changed throughout the years, but one thing remains the same: commitment.
“We owe a lot to the ceramic industry, thanks to which A&M has grown since its beginning”says Alfredo Montanari, A&M Founder and President.
“Although we are now present in many other fields, the success at Coverings 2019 demonstrates the passion we still have for the industry that has given us everything”.