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Thursday, May 20

10:45 a.m. (EST)
Welcome and Day 3 Kick-off
Furniture Today Executive Editor Sheila Long O’Mara welcomes attendees to the third day of the 2021 Bedding Conference. 

11 a.m.-noon (EST)
Diversity and Inclusion Panel
Join this discussion on the industry's need for diversity and inclusion to better serve consumers of different perspectives. Featuring Deena Gardner, Reverie, Melanie Huet, Serta Simmons Bedding; Laurie Tokarz, Restonic; and Vivian Weng, Classic Brands.  

Noon-12:45 p.m. (EST)
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time

1-2 p.m. (EST)
Market Disruption: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Mike Magnuson will present an update on the rapidly evolving mattress retail landscape, where online and offline channels continue to converge — both in a competitive sense and in terms of the consumer journey. Magnuson, the CEO of leading independent mattress information site GoodBed.com, will also look ahead to the key inflection points facing retailers and manufacturers as a result of these disruptive forces. 

 

2-2:15 p.m. (EST)
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time

2:30-3:30 p.m. (EST)
Retail Panel: Success in selling sleep accessories
Building a better ticket. Selling sleep goes beyond selling a mattress. Our retail panelists offer best practices in selling a complete sleep system  mattress, adjustable bed base, pillow and other sleep accessories. Featuring Vanessa Contreras, McRoskey Mattress Co.; Jeff Giagnocavo, Gardner’s Mattress & More; and Alan “Dr. V.” Vonder Haar, Miskelly Furniture

3:30 p.m. (EST)
Conference Wrap-up
Furniture Today Group Publisher Kara Dunlay, Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin and Executive Editor Sheila Long O'Mara share their final thoughts on the 2021 Bedding Conference. Thank you for joining us!

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