Seminars

Each market the Home Furnishings Association taps into the important topics that busy home furnishings professionals seek out in order to improve their business. Whether you are new to retailing, or a veteran, these impactful educational seminars provide takeaways that you can implement immediately in your showroom, back-end operations, customer service, and marketing. Because Home Furnishings Matter!

. **NOTE: SEMINARS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FINAL SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED CLOSER TO MARKET.

Saturday

October 13, 2018

9:00am – 10:00am

Keys to Increasing Your Advertising & Marketing Performance
Doug Knorr, Knorr Marketing


10:30am – 11:30am

Local SEO for Retailers that SELLS!
Ken Widger MicroD, LLC.


1:00pm – 2:00pm

How Style Discovery is Transforming the Face of Retail
Laura Khoury, CEO Shoptelligence


2:30pm – 3:30pm

YouTube: How to Use Video to Drive Customer Traffic
Gary Galloway, Netsertive


4:00pm – 5:00pm

Merchandising Your Store to Maximize Profits
Martin Roberts, Martin Roberts Design

Sunday

October 14, 2018

9:00am – 10:00am

Keeping up with the Industry and Consumer Trends: An Overview
Jerry Epperson, Mann, Armistead & Epperson


10:30am – 11:30am

How Media Influences Today's Home Furnishings Consumers
Chip West, Valassis


1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Myth of Be Backs
Phil Gutshell, GutSELL & Associates


2:30pm – 3:30pm

Conquering Delegation-Phobia
Joe Milevsky, JRM Sales & Management, Inc.


4:00pm – 5:00pm

Management Style Trends that Work
John Egger, Profitability Consulting Group


3:00pm – 5:00pm

The Future of Retail via the Customer Experience
Doug Stephens, The Retail Prophet
Sponsored by: Home Furnishings Association & Synchrony Financial

Monday

October 15, 2018

9:00am – 10:00am

Looking Ahead: Color and Design Trends for 2020
Michelle Lamb, The Trend Curve / Marketing Directions, Inc.


10:30am – 12:30pm

New Ways to Use the Color Wheel
Margi Kyle, The Designing Doctor / The Color Doctor


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Sell Yourself! Get Them to Buy from YOU
Fred Burns, Business By Design, Inc.


2:30pm – 3:30pm

How to Increase Online & In-Store Sales with Artificial Intelligence
Scott Hill, PERQ


4:00pm – 5:00pm

Engaging the Connected Customer
Greg Strosnider, STORIS

Tuesday

October 16, 2018

9:00am – 10:00am

Chasing the Green in Warehousing and Distribution Operations
Bill Lindler, Jr., United Steel Storage, Inc.


10:30am – 11:30pm

Measurements and Motivation for Your Warehouse
John McCloskey, Profitability Consulting Group