Thursday, December 2

7:30-8:30 a.m. (EST)

Sponsored by

8:30-9:15 a.m. (EST)
Keynote: Jonah Stillman
If You’re Focusing on Millennials You’re Missing Half the Story

This high-energy, informative and uplifting presentation will offer key insights around what has changed and what has not for the generations to come. Combining primary data, case studies and firsthand stories, Stillman will reveal the key traits that Gen Z bring to the table and what that mean for your business as they become your customers and employees.

9:15-10:00 a.m. (EST)
Is Neuroaesthetics the Future of Merchandising?

What if you could apply psychological and scientific principles to deliver a more effective, compelling and repeatable store experience? Mike Peterson, president of Visionary Design Marketing, will share insights into the science of neuroaesthetics and its ability to enhance psychological well-being and reveal how leading companies are using biophilic design to better connect building occupants with the natural environment. If you’re looking for insight into the future of store design, this is a must-see.

10:00-10:15 a.m. (EST)
Enjoy a refreshment break in the Regency Rotunda. The lounge is sponsored by

10:15-11:00 a.m. (EST)
What is the Value Equation Now?

Springboard Futures founder, futurist and trend expert Tom Mirabile will present exclusive research that explores home furnishings consumers’ changing value equation. Focused on shoppers who have been active and will specifically be active shoppers in the coming six months this exclusive research will reveal 14 specific attributes of consumer behavior that have been fundamentally changed by the pandemic and the market environment in which they currently find themselves.

11:00 a.m. (EST)
Wrap-up and Adjourn

Bill McLoughlin, Editor in Chief, Furniture Today