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"The Canadian sector has proved to be an integral market for Italian ceramic manufacturers," said Franco Manfredini, President of Confindustria Ceramica,"Our increasing exports to that market are thanks to a dynamic Canadian architectural and design community."
Vittorio Borelli, Vice President of Promotional Activities at Confindustria Ceramica, added, "We are excited to be exhibiting for the second year in a row at IDS. The show's focus on sustainability and innovative technologies is in line with our manufacturer's criteria when creating new collections."
Ceramics of Italy will also host a free seminar entitled "Dolce Ceramica: Tile Trends and Design Tips from Italy" on Saturday, January 28 at 3 p.m. with Erin McLaughlin, Editor-in-Chief of Style at Home magazine. Fresh from her trip to Bologna, Italy, for Cersaie -- one of the world's largest exhibitions of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings -- McLaughlin will give a first-hand account of the latest design trends and technical innovations from Italy. She will highlight inspiring projects, provide design tips and share hands-on samples with the audience of both design trade and consumers. She will also update attendees on the latest sustainability innovations, certifications and eligibility for LEED credits.