ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Online registration for Coverings 2016, the largest global tile and stone exhibition in North America, recently opened. Coverings will bring its impressive array of products, conference programming and many show floor features -- all for free -- to the McCormick Place in Chicago from April 18 to 21, 2016. The show is estimated to bring together 1,100 exhibitors and showcase more than 75 specialized training and education sessions, most offering CEUs.

"We're thrilled to bring Coverings to Chicago in 2016," said Karin Fendrich, Coverings Show Director. "As registration opens, we're looking forward to sharing the tile and stone resources that Coverings provides designers, architects, contractors, installers, fabricators, retailers and distributors alike. The Chicago market has a vibrant architecture and design community, and we are excited to play an active role there in the year ahead."

Early registration holds many benefits for attendees, including advance notice and access to events and conference sessions, contests, promotions and insider opportunities that will quickly meet maximum capacity. Coverings arranged discounted hotel and travel packages through partnering with several Chicago hotels: Aloft Chicago City Center, Courtyard Magnificent Mile, Courtyard Downtown River North, Doubletree Magnificent Mile, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Fairmont Millennium Park, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, Homewood Suites Chicago, Hotel Chicago, Hyatt Regency Wacker, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Hyatt Place River North, InterContinental Chicago, Kinzie Hotel, Loews Chicago, Sheraton Chicago, Springhill Suites Downtown River North and Westin River North.

Coverings will be held in both the North and South Halls of McCormick Place -- with 420,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing the latest products, trends and resources for the tile and stone industry.

Attendees can register for the show and reserve hotel accommodations through the Coverings registration site at