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Wednesday, May 19

10:45 a.m. (EST)
Welcome and Day 2 Kick-off
Furniture Today Executive Editor Sheila Long O’Mara welcomes attendees to the second day of the 2021 Bedding Conference. 

11-11:30 a.m. (EST)
A Conversation with Dr. Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz joins Furniture Today Executive Editor Sheila Long O’Mara to discuss the negative impacts of insufficient sleep on overall health and how retailers can incorporate health benefits into conversations with consumers shopping for mattresses.  

11:30 a.m.-noon (EST)
King Koil Charity Event
Join us for the annual King Koil charity event as we visit the Boys & Girls Club in Avondale, Ariz. 

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

12:45 p.m. (EST)
Bedding Influencer: A message from Mlily

1-2 p.m. (EST)
Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
The brick-and-mortar retail store is not going away, and the future for bedding retailers remains bright. Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor, offers smart strategies and solutions for retailers competing in today's environment. Featuring an introduction by Nick Bates, Spring Air International.
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2-3 p.m. (EST)
Suppliers Panel: The broken supply chain
Supply chain woes have plagued the industry over the past 12 months. This segment features executives from leading component suppliers discussing solutions. Q&A to follow. Featuring Chris Bradley, NCFI; Scott Tesser, Precision Textiles; Iv Culp, Culp; Mark Jones, HSM; Tyson Hagale, Leggett & Platt.

3-3:30 p.m. (EST)
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time

3:30-4:30 p.m. (EST)
Better Sleep Council Consumer Journey
Mary Helen Rogers, vice president of marketing and communications for the Better Sleep Council, looks at how America is shopping. 

4:30-5 p.m. (EST)
Networking Break: Please visit our sponsor booths at this time.

5-6 p.m. (EST)
Bedding Awards
Join us as we honor the 2021 Retail Giant Award winners and the Lifetime Bedding Achievement Award recipient.

Lifetime Bedding Achievement Award recipient: Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, Gallery Furniture

Retail Giants of Bedding: 

  • Sit ‘n Sleep, Gardena, Calif. 
  • Darvin Furniture & Mattress, Orland Park, Ill. 
  • Long’s Bedding & Interiors, New York 

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