Industry Conferences & Events

Progressive Business Media, the leading provider of B2B print and digital content, also produces industry-leading conferences and events for the home furnishings and home accessories industries. Our events allow thought leaders from every sector–retailers, manufacturers and distributors–to come together to hear compelling content focused on sector-specific issues, network, share ideas, best practices and much more.

Please take a moment to look at our upcoming events and plan to join us! We’re confident that the time you invest to be with us will be informative, enjoyable and profitable!


Gifts & Decorative Accessories Retailer Excellence Awards Gala
August 20, 2017

Be part of the fun as we honor retailers, manufacturer’s reps and vendors for excellence in their categories over the past year.

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Finance Symposium
September 12-13, 2017

Our Finance Symposium provides actionable information on myriad consumer and business finance topics. From accessing capital in a volatile economy to first, second and third tier consumer finance programs, this Symposium is a must attend for forward-looking finance executives.

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NEXT Conference
September 25-27, 2017

This is more than just a conference: This is an idea share, a meeting of some of the most forward-thinkers in our industry and beyond … the leaders, up-and-comers and early adopters who will be shaping the future of home furnishings.

With content emphasizing technology and the future of retail, we will also explore the future of work and leadership, and provide invaluable business insights that will move this industry ahead.

This event is designed to be an interactive, high-engagement forum which will encourage and explore fresh ideas.

And though the future is impossible to predict, the NEXT CONFERENCE will provide a foundation to help attendees prepare for it, understand it and lead through it.

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HFN's Total Home OmniChannel Summit

HFN’s Total Home Omnichannel Summit
November 1-3, 2017

HFN’s Total Home Omnichannel Summit gathers three critical constituents for omnichannel success—home retailers, home manufacturers and suppliers, and third-party service providers, including technology and software firms, logistics and supply chain companies, as well as retail strategy consultants, financial services and research companies.

The summit will feature a balanced mix of keynotes, panel discussions, case study presentations, and new products, services, and information relevant to top home categories from housewares and tabletop to furniture, rugs, textiles and home décor.

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Leadership Conference
November 28-30, 2017

Each year Furniture Today’s flagship conference brings together more than 450 of the furniture industry’s most influential leaders. This one-of-a-kind networking and educational event delivers powerful speakers addressing critical industry issues along with forward looking panels and presentations, each carefully curated to provide industry leaders with the insights and information they need to guide their businesses successfully into the future. FT’s Leadership Conference is where leading retailers and manufacturers come together to build a stronger industry.

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2018 Events



Bedding Conference
Date: TBD

Furniture Today’s Bedding Conference, held each May, is a must-attend event for bedding professionals. The conference attracts an A-list of bedding retailers, producers and suppliers, who gather for three days of educational sessions, networking, social events and the presentation of the Retail Giants of Bedding awards. Furniture Today’s bedding editor, David Perry, is the editorial director of the conference, which provides a unique opportunity for bedding leaders to gather in a non-market setting to discuss ways to improve performance in the mattress arena.

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Logistics Symposium
June 12-13, 2018

Furniture Today’s annual Logistics Symposium tracks the critically important issues involved in the global movement of furniture. From key issues impacting ocean freight and the movement of goods through overseas and domestic ports to trucking goods across the country and finally to the consumers’ doorstep, FT events provide the most up-to date information and analyses that retailers, manufacturers and suppliers need to run their business more effectively.

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Home Furnishings Manufacturing Expo

Home Furnishings Manufacturing Expo
July 18-19, 2018

Progressive Business Media (PBM) and Exposition Development Company (EDC) are launching the Home Furnishings Manufacturer Solutions Expo (HFMSE), a trade show showcasing solutions for home furnishings manufacturers. HFMSE will be the only trade show of its kind in the U.S. serving the $150 billion home furnishings industry. The Expo will provide attendees with innovative and timely solutions for their home furnishings business including manufacturing equipment and innovative machinery, warehousing, technology, financial and logistics services.

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