As homeowners and other consumers settle into new behaviors and preferences industry expert Dawn Brinson will offer the latest research and anecdotal insights into those shifting realities and how you can use that information to more effectively market your products and services. We will explore growing opportunities for designers and home and gift specialists to connect with buyers across the spectrum from the affluent to the affordable.
With business returning and restrictions easing, we all want to do what we can to bring back the consumer experience into our stores. Learn from these retailers how they have maintained and increased in-store buying, merchandising tips and incentives for their storefronts. Retail experts joining this discussion include Ron Bailey, owner of Bailey’s Furniture; Randy Coconis, President of Coconis Furniture; Donna McCollough, Co-Owner of Dove Christian Supply; Paul Zang, Retail Manager for The Cook’s Warehouse, and Clint Engel, Editor In Chief of Home News Now, as moderator. A question-and-answer segment will follow.
Presented by IMC in partnership with Home News Now
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | IMC-DesignOnHPMKT Webinar via ZOOM
Speakers: Chase Ryan - Chase Ryan Furniture Aimee Kurzner - Currey & Company Stephen Elton - Brown Jordan Fred Spector - Savannah College of Art and Design®, SCAD & Frederic Spector Design Studio John Conrad - International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD)
Is it form or is it function? What are the most important factors in noteworthy product designs? Join us as our panel of industry innovators offer insight into the journey of creating enduring designs that create consumer excitement and drive sales. Discussion panelists include Chase Ryan, product designer and founder of Chase Ryan Furniture; Aimee Kurzner, Director of Furniture at Currey & Company; Stephen Elton, Chief Brand Officer of Brown Jordan; Fred Spector, Associate Chair Furniture Design at Savannah College of Art and Design®, SCAD and owner of Frederic Spector Design Studio; and moderated by John Conrad, Executive Director of International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD). A question-and-answer segment will follow.
IMC's highly anticipated TrendWatch program continues for High Point Market this spring, offering an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. These trends will be brought to you in partnership with home furnishings trend forecaster, editor and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media.
The big picture trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Julie will offer insight into how these trends will influence interior décor and product designs for furniture, upholstery, fabrics, decorative accessories, and more. This TrendWatch webinar will give designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come.
Are you the go-to one-stop-shop for your customer? If not, why not? The time is right to find out how you can be the primary source for all things home with your clients while also growing your bottom line with expanded sales potential. Esteemed panelists include Caroline Hipple, founding partner of HB2 and President of Norwalk Furniture; Stephanie Lena, furniture designer and owner of Lena Design; Carrie Gillispie Cox, Director of Creative Design at Klaussner Furniture and moderated by Dawn Brinson, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for The Media Matters. A question-and-answer segment will follow.
Market is all about product and trends, but our extensive list of educational seminars and signature programming offers attendees the chance to hear about color, design and consumer influences impacting purchase decisions. It’s all part of the Market experience! Check out the schedule and explore opportunities that include everything from architecture to global trends to the business of bedding. And don’t forget to take advantage of the many opportunities to network and socialize!
International Market Centers and DesignOnHPMKT bring a strong series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers this fall – offering attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends, earn CEU credits and get insights on important issues impacting the future. Take advantage of these great resources, register to attend Market today!
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