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· Expo
Networking & Expo Booth Exploration
Use this time before the event starts to check out the platform and network in the Expo portion of the event!
· Stage
Welcome with Bill McLoughlin
Michael Amini
· Stage
Keynote Kevin Brown: Leadership in a Disrupted World
Leadership expert and author of The Hero Effect shares insights on overcoming adversity and creating a culture that drives excellence and customer loyalty.
Kevin Brown
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: Storis
· Expo
Lunch & Networking Break
· Stage
Reinvention Stories
Tune in to learn from a few of the industry’s largest & most enduring organizations who have reinvented their businesses to adapt to changing market conditions.
Farooq Kathwari Todd Wanek Kurt Darrow
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: MicroD
· Stage
Retail Leaders Panel: Reinventing Leadership
Industry thought leaders share insights on the critical challenges facing the industry and share best practices for solving them.
Doug Stewart Andrew Koenig Rachel Tronstein Stewart Jackie Brookshire
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: BluePort Commerce
· Expo
Networking Break
· Stage
Welcome with Bill McLoughlin
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: Furnitureland South
· Stage
Keynote: Kaihan Krippendorff
The author of many best sellers including Outthink The Competition, will deliver strategies to reinvent and strengthen businesses to succeed in today’s market.
Kaihan Krippendorff
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: Klaussner Home Furnishings
· Expo
Lunch and Networking Break
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: International Market Centers
Eric Dean Dorothy Belshaw
· Stage
The Future of E-Commerce
The global pandemic has accelerated the role e-commerce plays in consumer purchase behavior. Learn how technology of this generation will evolve for many years
Niraj Shah Jonathan Johnson
· Expo
Networking Break
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: Carpenter
· Expo
Networking Break
· Sessions
Breakout: Reinventing Sales & The Customer Relationship
This presentation will offer strategies aimed at achieving customer retention & teach managers how to get the best from their associates.
JR Linne
· Sessions
Breakout: Reinventing Advertising, A Consumer-Centric Approach
Imagine an ad for the product a consumer is shopping for appears at the exact moment they’re looking for inspiration. Tune in to learn more!
Eric Grindley
· Sessions
Breakout: Reinventing Human Resources
This session will uncover the changes consumers are making to their homes to adapt to the new realities of the global pandemic.
Victor Herrera Joe Genduso
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: ServeCo
· Expo
Networking and Vendor Demos in Booths: Please visit our sponsor booths
· Stage
Gameshow hosted by Dos Marcos
Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn host our first-ever Leadership Conference game show!
Mark Quinn Mark Kinsley
· Stage
Furniture Today Awards Program
Please join us in honoring this year’s award recipients. Sponsored by Genesis Credit.
Ron Wanek
· Stage
The Decade of Home: Christiane Lemieux, Founder, Dwell Studio and The Inside
The home has become a focal point for consumers again! Learn why this is not just a passing trend but a fundamental shift that will redefine the next decade.
Christiane Lemieux
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: Celebrity Spotlight w/ Brantley Gilbert
Musician, Brantley Gilbert, joins the Furniture Today Leadership Conference to offer an inside look at his new furniture collection with Peak Living and more!
Brantly Gilbert
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: Marxent
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: Celebrity Spotlight with Christina Anstead
Christina Anstead, home design expert and star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast, joins the Furniture Today Leadership Conference.
Christina Anstead
· Expo
Networking Break
· Sessions
Breakout: Reinventing Finance: a Post-Pandemic Perspective
Finance experts reveal tips and strategies that will reshape the finance business and help fuel the next stage of furniture industry growth.
Blake Wakefield MARK DENMAN Mike Rittler
· Sessions
Breakout: Furniture Today Exclusive Research
This research study will uncover the changes consumers are making to their homes to adapt to the new realities of the global pandemic.
· Sessions
Breakout: Reinventing Returns, A Path to Profit
What if returns could go from cluttering a warehouse to earning you money? Tune in to learn how to make that happen with Julie Mahloch.
Julie Mahloch
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: Resident
· Expo
Lunch & Networking Break
· Sessions
Breakout: Reinventing The Final Mile
The consumer’s last impression can be made or broken by their delivery experience. Learn best practices for satisfying their changing needs.
Steve Anderson Will Harris Levi Dinerman Pete Sorrentino Josh DeLay
· Sessions
Breakout: Reinventing Bedding A Guide To Managing Disruption
Bedding industry leaders unpack the disruption that has reinvented the traditional sales model & created new challenges/opportunities.
Bob McCarthy Michael Magnuson Melanie Huet
· Sessions
Breakout: Reinventing E-Commerce in the Age of COVID-19
COVID-19 has increased the importance of e-commerce. Learn about the critical changes retailers will need to make to survive the pandemic.
Manoj Nigam Jeffrey Nunn
· Expo
Networking Break
· Sessions
Breakout: Reinventing Sales Management: A Mentor's Guide
Building a successful team takes mentorship, motivation & leadership insight. Find out how to cultivate these traits in your organization.
Doug Stewart
· Sessions
Breakout: Retail Regulatory Update
Learn about issues that are redefining the environment for retailers in the coming year and what you can do to make sure your voice is heard.
· Stage
Lessons in Leadership: Hickory Springs
· Stage
Reinventing the Store Experience & Other Small Business Survival Strategies
Find out what it will take for small retailers to survive amid one of the most disruptive periods in the furniture industry’s history.
Suzanne Carey-Fernandez Andrea Langeliers Rachel Lenchner Justin Bowen
· Stage
Leadership Conference Wrap Up

Speakers

Dorothy Belshaw

Executive Vice President - Chief Marketing and Digital Officer for IMC

Eric Dean

International Market Centers

Michael Magnuson

Founder and CEO, Goodbed.com

Bob McCarthy

Head of Retail Distribution at Resident

Pete Sorrentino

Bob’s Discount Furniture

Levi Dinerman

Renegade

Will Harris

Darvin Furniture

Steve Anderson

Williams-Sonoma

Jeff Harris

Furnitureland South

Blake Wakefield

Progressive Leasing

Ron Wanek

Ashley Furniture Industries

Andrea Langeliers

Roby's Furniture

Suzanne Carey-Fernandez

Moderno Appliance & Furniture

Michael Amini

CEO of AICO

Manoj Nigam

MicroD

Jeffrey Nunn

vFurnish

Victor Herrera

Regional Recruiting Manager at Bob’s Discount Furniture

Joe Genduso

Director, Management Development for Bob’s Discount Furniture

MARK DENMAN

Genesis Credit

Christina Anstead

Home Design Expert and Star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop

Melanie Huet

Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Serta

Farooq Kathwari

CEO, Ethan Allen

Mark Kinsley

CEO of Englander

Mark Quinn

vice president of sales, key accounts and marketing, for Sherwood Bedding

Josh DeLay

VP Business Development, JB Hunt

Jackie Brookshire

American Furniture Warehouse

Mike Rittler

TD Bank

Julie Mahloch

Chief of Business Development, Rush Recommerce

Christiane Lemieux

Founder, Dwell Studio and The Inside

Jonathan Johnson

CEO, Overstock; President, Medici Ventures

Rachel Tronstein Stewart

Gardner-White

Andrew Koenig

City Furniture

Doug Stewart

Author of 5-1/2 Mentors: How to Learn, Grow and Develop From Everyone and Everything

Kurt Darrow

Chairman, President & CEO of La-Z-Boy

Todd Wanek

CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries

Brantly Gilbert

Musician

Justin Bowen

Digital Manager, The Great American Home Stores and Outlets

Rachel Lenchner

Director of Marketing and Design for Today’s Home Inc.

Eric Grindley

Founder and CEO of Esquire Advertising

JR Linne

Director, Industry Solutions - Retail | Salesforce

Niraj Shah

CEO, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Wayfair

Kaihan Krippendorff

Keynote Speaker

Kevin Brown

Keynote Speaker

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