2023 Conference

Furniture Today

NOV. 29-30, 2023

The Furniture Industry’s Premier Event

We are wrapping up the details of the 27th edition of Furniture Today’s Leadership Conference. During the 2022 conference, we looked at standing out, the economy, and more. There was just so much more we wanted to cover! With that being said, we are introducing “Mini Leadership” Learning Labs.

Building on the pre-eminent educational legacy of its Leadership Conference, Furniture Today is launching Leadership Learning Labs. These new virtual educational events will deliver timely, topical, and actionable insights into key issues shaping the furniture industry provided by industry-leading experts.

Furniture Today’s first Leadership Learning Lab will debut on Thursday, March 16, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (ET). The Lab will kick off with Recessionary Survival Strategies, a high-level discussion by leading furniture retailers that will deliver critical insights into maximizing sales and profits in the face of a pending recession.

To further help retailers insulate their business from disruptive economic trends and to stay ahead of rapidly changing market dynamics, the FT Learning Lab will deliver two breakout sessions. The first will explore consumer finance strategies in an environment currently defined by rising interest rates. The second breakout session will explore the current state of innovation and look at technologies that will redefine competition in the coming decade.

The day will wrap up with industry experts sharing their best tips and strategies for Standing Out in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Building upon the popularity of 2022’s famous Keynote Speaker, Jesse Cole, this session will explore ways some of today’s market leaders are standing out and separating themselves from the competition.

Conference Registration Rates*

*Please note registration rates do not include hotel room.
*Registration type selected by attendee subject to approval by BTM management.


$999 per person


$2,500 per person

Third-Party Service Provider:

$2,500 per person

2022 Keynote Speaker

Jesse Cole
“Standing Out”

Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas.

He has have welcomed more than 1 million fans to their ballparks and has been featured on MSNBC, CNN and ESPN. Cole’s teams have been awarded Organization of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year and have won three CPL Championships.

The Savannah Bananas currently have sold out every game for two straight seasons and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets.

In 2018, Fans First Entertainment made the INC 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in America.

Jesse released his first book “Find Your Yellow Tux – How to Be Successful by Standing Out” in January of 2018.  The book launched #1 in three categories on Amazon and has been sold in 18 countries.   Staying true to his mantra, “ Whatever’s Normal, Do the Exact Opposite,” Cole launched the book with a World Book Tour….at Epcot.

Cole believes to be successful you need to Stand Out and Be Different. He releases daily videos and blogs on LinkedIn and FindYourYellowTux.com.  He is passionate about creating attention, loving your customers more than your product and loving your employees more than your customers.

2022 Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 Leadership Conference, please contact your sales manager or reach out to
Broc Rush: brush@furnituretoday.com, mobile: 336-963-3710, office: 336-605-1050

Headline Sponsor

Premier Sponsors

Your safety is our top priority. The Furniture Today Leadership Conference adheres to all CDC guidelines on the national and local levels. To learn more, visit: CDC Guidance for COVID-19 and the state of Florida’s COVID Travel Safety Information.