follow us

Casual Living sets agenda for 2014 conference

Annual conference set for Feb. 19-21 in Orlando, Fla.

Home Accents Today sister publication Casual Living has announced the agenda for its third annual conference. Titled "Change: The New Status Quo," the event is set for Feb. 19-21 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Registration is now open at

The complete agenda includes:

Wednesday, Feb. 19

12:30 p.m.: Golf. Optional/Additional Cost. Sponsored by TUUCI.

1 p.m.: Retail Tour. Optional.

4:30-6:30 p.m.: Registration

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Cocktail Party. Sponsored by Las Vegas Market.

7:30 p.m.: Dinner on Your Own

Thursday, Feb. 20

7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast. Sponsored by Americasmart.

8:30-8:35 a.m.: Welcome. Presented by Norman Hamilton & Jamie Sorcher, Casual Living.

8:35-9:35 a.m.: Keynote: A Retailer's Guide to the Changing Future. Sponsored by Surya. Today's volatile market has blurred the lines between change and tradition. Noted futurist, David Zach, will help us better understand where we are, where we are headed and when and how to change in order to stay a step ahead of the competition.

9:30-10:30 a.m.: The Art of Multi-Generational Selling. Sponsored by Dallas Market Center. Selling and marketing across generations is critical. Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists buy differently. Jason Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy, is recognized as the millennial expert. He will show you that it is possible to sell across each generation.

10:30-11 a.m.: Break. Sponsored by Pride Family Brands.

11-11:45 a.m.: Proposition 65...It Changes Everything. Growing confusion along with rising litigation stemming from California's Prop 65 law is changing the way suppliers and retailers must operate. Veteran attorney Jerry Cohen will moderate a discussion with suppliers and retailers that clarify the law and how it impacts everyone in our sector.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Lunch. Sponsored by Treasure Garden.

Featured Video

  • Home Accents Today staff 'HATtags' High Point Market products

    Camera Icon More Videos

Other Home Furnishings Sites

Casual Living
Gifts and Decorative Accessories
Home Accents Today
Kids Today
Home & Textiles Today