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Bedding Conference 2021

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· Stage
Welcome and Kickoff
Furniture Today Executive Editor Sheila Long O’Mara and Therapedic President and CEO Gerry Borreggine welcome attendees to the 2021 Bedding Conference.
Gerry Borregine Sheila Long O'Mara
2021-05-18T10:30:00Z 2021-05-18T11:00:00Z America/New_York Welcome+and+Kickoff https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote: Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet
Retail Prophet Doug Stephens provides an incisive look into the future of retail in a post-COVID-19 world. Sponsored by King Koil.
Doug Stephens
2021-05-18T11:00:00Z 2021-05-18T12:00:00Z America/New_York Keynote%3A+Doug+Stephens%2C+The+Retail+Prophet https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking Break
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time
2021-05-18T12:00:00Z 2021-05-18T12:45:00Z America/New_York Networking+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bedding Influencer: A message from Tempur-Sealy International
2021-05-18T12:45:00Z 2021-05-18T13:00:00Z America/New_York Bedding+Influencer%3A+A+message+from+Tempur-Sealy+International https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Retail Panel: Lessons Learned from 2020
Leading home furnishings and sleep retailers share lessons learned during 2020 and strategies implemented for success. Sponsored by Tempur Sealy.
Harold Linebarger Katy Law
2021-05-18T13:00:00Z 2021-05-18T14:00:00Z America/New_York Retail+Panel%3A+Lessons+Learned+from+2020 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Esquire Advertising: Digital Advertising that Works
Consumer shopping has shifted during the pandemic. Dive deeper into digital marketing, consumer behaviors and more to elevate in–store and online experiences.
Eric Grindley
2021-05-18T14:00:00Z 2021-05-18T15:00:00Z America/New_York Esquire+Advertising%3A+Digital+Advertising+that+Works https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking Break
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time
2021-05-18T15:00:00Z 2021-05-18T15:15:00Z America/New_York Networking+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bedding Producers Panel
A roundtable discussion on issues impacting bedding manufacturing, featuring a Q&A session with leading executives.
Mark Kinsley Frank Hood Nick Bates Bob McCarthy
2021-05-18T15:30:00Z 2021-05-18T16:30:00Z America/New_York Bedding+Producers+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Game Night
2021-05-18T16:30:00Z 2021-05-18T17:30:00Z America/New_York Game+Night https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Welcome and Day 2 Kick-off
Furniture Today Executive Editor Sheila Long O’Mara welcomes attendees to the second day of the 2021 Bedding Conference.
Sheila Long O'Mara
2021-05-19T10:45:00Z 2021-05-19T11:00:00Z America/New_York Welcome+and+Day+2+Kick-off https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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A Conversation with Dr. Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz discusses the negative impacts of insufficient sleep & how bedding retailers can incorporate health benefits into conversations with consumers.
Dr. Mehmet Oz
2021-05-19T11:00:00Z 2021-05-19T11:30:00Z America/New_York A+Conversation+with+Dr.+Oz https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
King Koil Charity Event
Join us for the annual King Koil charity event as we visit the Boys & Girls Club in Avondale, Arizona.
2021-05-19T11:30:00Z 2021-05-19T12:00:00Z America/New_York King+Koil+Charity+Event https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking Break
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time
2021-05-19T12:00:00Z 2021-05-19T12:45:00Z America/New_York Networking+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bedding Influencer: A message from Mlily
2021-05-19T12:45:00Z 2021-05-19T13:00:00Z America/New_York Bedding+Influencer%3A+A+message+from+Mlily https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
The future for bedding retailers remains bright. Learn smart strategies & solutions for retailers competing today. Sponsored by Spring Air.
Bob Phibbs
2021-05-19T13:00:00Z 2021-05-19T14:00:00Z America/New_York Bob+Phibbs%2C+The+Retail+Doctor https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Suppliers Panel: The broken supply chain
Supply chain woes have plagued the industry over the past 12 months. This segment features executives from leading component suppliers discussing solutions.
Mark Jones Chris Bradley Scott Tesser Iv  Culp Tyson Hagale
2021-05-19T14:00:00Z 2021-05-19T15:00:00Z America/New_York Suppliers+Panel%3A+The+broken+supply+chain https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking Break
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time
2021-05-19T15:00:00Z 2021-05-19T15:30:00Z America/New_York Networking+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Better Sleep Council Consumer Journey
Mary Helen Rogers, vice president of marketing and communications for the Better Sleep Council, looks at how America is shopping.
Mary Helen Rogers
2021-05-19T15:30:00Z 2021-05-19T16:30:00Z America/New_York Better+Sleep+Council+Consumer+Journey https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking Break
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time.
2021-05-19T16:30:00Z 2021-05-19T17:00:00Z America/New_York Networking+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bedding Awards
Join us as we honor the 2021 Retail Giant Award winners and the Lifetime Bedding Achievement Award recipient. Sponsored by Serta.
Jim McIngvale
2021-05-19T17:00:00Z 2021-05-19T18:00:00Z America/New_York Bedding+Awards https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Welcome and Day 3 Kick-off
Furniture Today Executive Editor Sheila Long O’Mara welcomes attendees to the third day of the 2021 Bedding Conference.
Sheila Long O'Mara
2021-05-20T10:45:00Z 2021-05-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Welcome+and+Day+3+Kick-off https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Diversity and Inclusion Panel
Join this discussion on the industry's need for diversity and inclusion to better serve consumers of different perspectives.
Melanie Huet Vivian Weng Laurie Tokarz
2021-05-20T11:00:00Z 2021-05-20T12:00:00Z America/New_York Diversity+and+Inclusion+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking Break
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time
2021-05-20T12:00:00Z 2021-05-20T12:45:00Z America/New_York Networking+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Market Disruption: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Learn about the evolving mattress retail landscape, where online and offline channels continue to converge, both in a competitive sense & the consumer journey.
Mike Magnuson
2021-05-20T13:00:00Z 2021-05-20T14:00:00Z America/New_York Market+Disruption%3A+Where+We+Are+and+Where+We%E2%80%99re+Going https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Networking Break
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time
2021-05-20T14:00:00Z 2021-05-20T14:15:00Z America/New_York Networking+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Retail Panel: Success in selling sleep accessories
Selling sleep goes beyond selling a mattress. Our retail panelists offer best practices in selling a complete sleep system.
Alan "Dr. V" Vonder Haar Vanessa Contreras Jeff  Giagnocavo
2021-05-20T14:30:00Z 2021-05-20T15:30:00Z America/New_York Retail+Panel%3A+Success+in+selling+sleep+accessories https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Conference Wrap-up
Furniture Today Kara Dunlay, Bill McLoughlin & Sheila Long O'Mara share their final thoughts. Thank you for joining us!
Kara Dunlay Sheila Long O'Mara Bill McLoughlin
2021-05-20T15:30:00Z 2021-05-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York Conference+Wrap-up https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fbeddingcon-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Kara Dunlay

Group Publisher, Furniture Today

Scott Tesser

CEO, Precision Textiles

Jim McIngvale

Owner, Gallery Furniture

Harold Linebarger

Vice President of Sales, Mor Furniture for Less

Doug Stephens

The Retail Prophet

Bob Phibbs

The Retail Doctor

Chris Bradley

Executive Vice President of Consumer Products, NCFI Polyurethanes

Nick Bates

President, Spring Air International

Eric Grindley

Founder and CEO, Esquire Advertising

Mary Helen Rogers

Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Better Sleep Council

Mike Magnuson

CEO, Goodbed.com

Gerry Borregine

President and CEO, Therapedic

Frank Hood

President and CEO, Kingsdown

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Maven and NY Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center

Melanie Huet

Chief Commercial Officer, Serta Simmons Bedding

Mark Kinsley

President and CEO, Englander

Mark Jones

President and CEO, Hickory Springs

David Binke

CEO, King Koil

Alan "Dr. V" Vonder Haar

Director of Strategic Planning and Growth, Miskelly Furniture

Tyson Hagale

VP, Commercial for Leggett & Platt Bedding

Jeff Giagnocavo

Co-Owner, Gardner’s Mattress & More

Kyle Johansen

Executive Director of Merchandising, HOM Furniture

Bill McLoughlin

Editor in Chief, Furniture Today

Laurie Tokarz

President, Restonic

Sheila Long O'Mara

Executive Editor, Furniture Today

Vanessa Contreras

President, McRoskey Mattress Co.

Katy Law

Owner, Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture

Iv Culp

CEO, Culp

Bob McCarthy

Head of Retail Distribution, Resident

Vivian Weng

Chief Commercial Officer, Classic Brands

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Carpenter Co.

We bring comfort to your life.

Eclipse International

A Division of Bedding Industries Of America | 8 Brands, 1 Solution

Englander

Better Sleep By Design

Ergomotion

OUR WELLNESS MISSION: Our goal is to provide holistic wellness solutions with smart technology to enrich sleep health and overall well-being.

Furniture First

Membership: a private club that pays you to belong

Glideaway

Providing a full range of value-based sleep products for over 50 years.

Kingsdown

sleep, made smarter

Las Vegas Market

The Premier West Coast Furniture, Gift, and Home Décor Market

Leggett & Platt

Boundless Sleep Solutions

Mlily

Redefining Sleep

Nationwide Marketing Group

Member focused. Performance driven.

PureCare

Make home the heart of wellness.™

Serta

Always Comfortable.

Sierra Sleep by Ashley

#1 Producer of Mattresses in a Box

Snap Finance

Financing made easy.

Spring Air International

That Just Right Feeling.

Tempur Sealy International

Iconic brands. Storied history. Industry-leading innovation.

Therapedic International

Brand of Opportunity

Wright Global Graphics

Creative Branding & Labels