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IFDA to Hold First-Ever Summer Summit at Las Vegas Market

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) will hold its first Summer Summit in Las Vegas from July 27-29, coinciding with the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market.

The summit, which will host the IFDA’s Board of Directors and Council of Presidents meetings, is an educational and networking opportunity for professionals in the furnishings and design industry. It will include the latest issues while connecting potential business partners, vendors, and fellow professionals. Keynote speaker Mike Peterson, President of Vision Marketing, will lead two business branding workshops Saturday, July 28. Networking will continue at IFDA’s gala reception and dinner at the Stratosphere’s “Top of the World.”

“We are pleased to be collaborating with the Las Vegas Market for IFDA’s annual strategy meetings of the International Board of Directors and Council of Presidents, as well as two days of programming on the Market campus for our members and guests,” says IFDA President Penny Sikalis. “With IMC’s generosity and the vibrancy of the Market itself, we’re able to bring tremendous value to our constituents and the design community.”

Summit Agenda:

Friday, July 27
• 2-5 p.m. – IFDA Board of Directors meeting (by invitation)

Saturday, July 28
• 7:30-8:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast for Board of Directors and Council of Presidents (by invitation)
• 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Council of Presidents meeting (by invitation)
• 1-2 p.m. – Board of Directors and Council of Presidents (by invitation)
• 2-4 p.m. – Keynote speaker, Mike Peterson (Open to IFDA members, non-members, guests)
• 4-6 p.m. – IFDA Educational Foundation board meeting (by invitation)
• 6:30-9:30 p.m. – Evening gala at Stratosphere’s Top of the World (Open IFDA members, non-members and guests)

Sunday, July 29
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – DesignEDGE, IFDA-EF’s educational seminar (Open to IFDA members, non-members and guests)





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