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  • Day One
    Sunday, June 4th
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Conference Registration
    8:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Golf Tournament
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Exhibitor Showcase Open
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Build-a-Bike
    Networking with a Purpose. Jump right into the Home Furnishings Networking Conference alongside fellow attendees as we come together to build bikes for the local Girls and Boys Club of San Antonio through the Build-A-Bike® program. Become one of the more than 100,000 people who’ve helped build more than $2.3 million worth of bikes for needy kids. We bring the parts and tools, you bring the elbow grease!
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Welcome Reception & Dinner
  • Day Two
    Monday, June 5th
    6:00 am - 7:00 am
    Yoga, Trail Walk
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Breakfast in the Showcase
    8:00 am - 4:45 pm
    Exhibitor Showcase Open
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Key Note Speaker - Kevin Harrington
    Kevin will share priceless lessons from his own ups and downs in the digital world; the challenges and opportunities that new technological developments and viewer trends pose to businesses and marketers; and proven strategies you can employ to seize those opportunities. Your team will learn how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset so that your organization will always stay on top of changing times. You will learn/ goals:
    •How technology is shaping the future of marketing.
    •How to harness the power of mobile.
    •Building transparent brand identity that will resonate with today’s well-informed consumer.
    •Boosting your story power to captivate consumers.
    •Capturing mindshare in increasingly cluttered markets.
    •Effectively promoting your business through social media channels.
    •How to employ stealth strategies to supercharge your business through leveraging social media.
    10:30 am - 10:45 am
    Break
    10:45 am - 11:45 am
    Concurrent Education Sessions
    Cultivating an Ownership Mindset Among Your Family Business Employees
    Social to Sale: The Key Pillars of the Social Selling Mindset
    Developing a Culture of Caring: 6 Steps to Building an Energized Culture
    Culture to Product: Diving into the Macro and Micro Developments of the Furniture World
    What is Product Data Costing You?
    To view descriptions, click here.
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Grass Roots Luncheon
    Jump on the bandwagon. Join HFA’s lobbyists, Chris Andresen and Bill Summers with Grayling, as they moderate a panel of government officials from the local, state, and federal arenas. Find out what YOU can do to make a difference in the regulations and laws that affect your bottom line. Learn the ins-and-outs of dealing with legislators and how to work the system.
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Concurrent Education Sessions
    Exit Strategies: What are Your Options?
    3 Ways to Find New Customers Using Facebook and Instagram Ads
    Corporate Social Responsibility: A Lever for Employee Attraction & Engagement
    Game Changer: Virtual and Augmented Reality
    To view descriptions, click here.
    2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
    Furnishings Industry Think Tank
    What if you could harness the power of the top minds in the industry? What if, just for a few hours, you could pick their brains and learn from their successes (and failures)? Guess what? You can! You will have the opportunity as a registered attendee to submit your “challenge to be solved”. During this session, these challenges will be presented and attendees will help solve your problems (anonymously of course). You’ll walk away with solutions to your challenges and lots of ideas from retailers who’ve been there, done that! THIS ALONE IS WORTH YOUR REGISTRATION FEE
    6:00 pm
    Retailer of the Year Celebration
  • Day Three
    Tuesday, June 6th
    6:00 am - 7:00 am
    Yoga, Trail Walk
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Breakfast in the Showcase
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Exhibitor Showcase Open
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Consumer Panel
    Get Inside the Consumer Mind. Getting inside the consumer’s mind offers insight into how to be a better retailer. We’ve lined up consumers for this powerful panel session. Learn how four generations want to experience your store, from shopping online, to in-store and through the delivery process. What are consumers expecting from you? Find out what’s on consumer’s minds in this interactive consumer panel.
    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Break
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Concurrent Education Sessions
    Empowering the Next Generation to Facilitate Change in the Family Business
    The Day of Digital: How Customers are Swayed by Social… and Google
    Building a Following: It All starts with Your Company Culture
    Warehousing & Distribution Best Practices: Tips and Tactics to help Improve Warehouse Management
    To view descriptions, click here.
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Strategic Networking Lunch & Break
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Industry Panel
    Building the Perfect Relationship. What Does the Perfect Supplier-Sales Rep-Retailer Relationship Entail? Business is a balancing act between the supplier, sales rep, and retailer. If that relationship is strong, then you’re going to have the loyalty and customer satisfaction to grow your business, but if it’s strained then your sales will suffer. To recognize if you have the perfect relationship, you need to know what it looks like. This industry panel will give us the characteristics of a mutually beneficial supply chain relationship.
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Break
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Concurrent Education Sessions
    Live the Adventure of Leadership
    A Guide to Using Video and How It Fits into Your Marketing Plan
    Consistent, Inspirational Messaging in the Age of Layered Storytelling
    What is Product Data Costing You?
    Best Practices for Successful Sales Associate Training
    To view descriptions, click here.
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Keynote Speaker - Dr. Gary Chapman
    Dr. Chapman will be discussing The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. He will share with attendees:
    •Communication techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity
    •Bring to life the principles used by hundreds of successful organizations
    •Provide relevant, practical insights based on real-world experiences
    •Help stimulate lively and positive interactions
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Texas BIG Bash - Dinner & Entertainment

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