Industry Conferences & Events


Furniture Today Bedding Conference
May 7-9, 2019

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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Home Furnishings Manufacturing Expo

Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo
July 17-18, 2019

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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Gifts & Decorative Accessories Retailer Excellence Awards Gala
Date: TBD

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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Designer Experience

Designer Experience – NC Triad*
June 5-7, 2019
*Stay tuned for additional dates and locations!

This creative forum will feature the area’s enduring legacy as a center for textiles, furniture-making and manufacturing as well explore its renaissance and new-found appreciation for a farm-to-table focus on organic dining and wining. Designed to inspire, educate and entertain, the event will deliver five custom-designed, accredited educational experiences as well as excursions to the best food and culture North Carolina has to offer.

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Trailblazers & Titans of Home Textiles

Trailblazers & Titans of Home Textiles
September 17, 2019

If it’s one thing 20 years of Market Kick-Off Parties have taught us, it’s that this industry is made up of legendary icons in home textiles as well as innovative newcomers redefining retail expectations. That’s why this March, we’re eliminating the 2019 Market Kick-Off Parties, and then in September, proudly starting a new tradition.

In lieu of our traditional rooftop party, we’re bringing the celebration indoors with an exciting new gala awards program and reception debuting during the N.Y. Home Fashion Market this fall. The next phase in our 20-year commitment to exciting market events, Trailblazers & Titans will recognize retail and supplier leaders who have helped shape this industry as well as those who are taking it to the next level.

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NEXT Conference
September 25-26, 2019

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.

Progressive Business Media is proud to launch the Impact Awards to honor individuals and companies who have truly impacted the lives of others.


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Material Changes Conference

HTT Material Changes Conference
Date: TBD

As the leading voice in the home textiles industry, Home Textiles Today is excited to present a conference for forward-thinking suppliers and retailers trying to stay ahead of the curve.

With topics covering the latest textile innovations and technological advances, to supply chain transparency and compliancy demands, the Material Changes Conference is a must-attend for anyone shaping the future of their business.

It’s a day of in-depth learning from leaders in their respective fields, as well as a rare opportunity to connect firsthand with innovative resources and industry colleagues alike.

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Furniture Today Leadership Conference
December 3-5, 2019

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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