Host & Participant: Tom Mirabile, Founder, Springboard Futures
Overview: The seismic effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on our social and economic landscapes will truly reveal themselves only as we live them in real time. Still, as the new realities take form around us, familiar landmarks remain to guide us forward. Among these: Security, Comfort, Wellness, Relationships with Partners, Family and Friends. These essential needs and values form both foundation and framework for all the trends ahead, whether labeled as Home, Lifestyle, Fashion, Social, or Economic. Their influence and integration are rippling across established norms of culture and industry, promoting new standards of responsibility, ethics, performance, and community.
How will the return to these ‘fundamental’ concerns affect our industry from development to distribution and everything in between? Join us for discussion and debate with those on the front lines of change. They’ll share the unique perspectives and the actionable insights you’ve come to expect from Springboard.
Wednesday 4/1 @2:30PM EST
The Promise of Product
What role will product play in meeting the needs of a burdened consumer? How will the Home industry quench a new thirst for stability, security and socialization? Expert trend forecasters and analysts will explore the answers.
Michelle Lamb, Principal, The Trend Curve
Patti Carpenter, US Trend Ambassador, Maison et Objet, Founder, carpenter+company
Leigh-Ann Schwarkopf, Co-Founder Project Partners Network
Monday 4/6 @ 2:00PM EST
Press Perspectives on Progress
The role of the press demands a bifocal perspective guided by an expansive view of the industry as an interactive whole and informed by practical knowledge spanning a vast breadth of categories. Add a mandate for objectivity, and you’ve got a rich resource for unbiased, informed insights.
Peter Giannetti, Editor in Chief, Home World Business
Allison Zisko, Editor in Chief, HFN
Warren Shoulberg, Journalist, Consultant, Industry Expert, Home & Housewares
Monday, 4/20 @ 2:00PM EST
Mastering the Modern Marketplace
The seismic effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on our social and economic landscapes are not yet completely clear. Still, changes are already rippling across established norms of culture and industry, creating new standards of responsibility, ethics, performance, and community. In the Home industry, postponement and cancellation of trade shows has created unimaginable challenges for both suppliers and retailers, and placed unique, new burdens on market centers and show producers.
Join us for discussion and debate with those on the front lines of change and hear how markets are responding today as well as their visions for meeting the evolving needs of suppliers, retailers, exhibitors, and attendees. They will share the unique perspectives and the actionable insights you’ve come to expect from Springboard.
- Dorothy Belshaw, Executive Vice President – Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, International Market Centers
- Tim Hart, Sr. Vice President, Retail, Emerald Expositions
- Jesse James, Founder, Shoppe Object
- Leana Salamah, Vice President of Marketing, International Housewares Association
- Joan Ulrich, Executive Vice President, Leasing, Dallas Market Center