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2018 SYMPOSIUM AGENDA


Subject to change – Details will be added as they are available.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 (open to all retail members and vendor partners)


Time Agenda

2:00 – 5pm

Registration Desk open - Office 5 Go up escalators to Emperors level - Office 5 is within sight

5:00 – 6:30pm

Opening Keynote Speaker - Mike Rayburn: What… If?
Palace Ballroom II
Mike Rayburn’s personal, business and career mission is simple: Transform communities. Whether that community is a business audience, an association, enrollees in his What If…? keynote experience, impoverished people worldwide, or lost in his hometown of Las Vegas, Mike’s daily efforts and life work are dedicated to transforming communities.

6:30 – 9:00pm

Welcome Reception - Palace Ballroom III
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres with Open Bar Featuring Vendor tabletop exhibits

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26


(open to all retail members and vendor partners) All sessions in the Palace Ballroom II (Topics subject to change)

Time Agenda

7:30 - 8:20am

Breakfast - Palace III

8:30 - 8:45am

Introduction

8:45 - 9:45am

Featured Speaker: Linda Thaler: From Grit to Great
Now more than ever, success is the product of perseverance, passion and resilience. And Linda Kaplan Thaler knows that firsthand. Taking her small ad agency from zero to over $1 billion dollars in billings in under ten years, it’s no wonder that Linda literally wrote the book on why grit matters. Her bestselling book Grit to Great, was one of the top business books of 2015. Additionally, Linda is author of three other bestselling books including Bang!, The Power of Small and The Power of Nice.

9:45 - 10:15am

Brand TV Ads

10:15 - 10:45am

Break – (Palace Ballroom III)

10:45am - 11:45pm

Stores New & Yet to Be
Big Sandy & Ruby Gordon Home - New Stores Martin Roberts - Store of the Future

11:45 – 12:20pm

Personalized Mailings to Website Visitors
Jeff Horowitz, LS Direct Marketing

12:20 – 1:20pm

Lunch Buffet – Palace Ballroom III

1:20 – 1:55pm

Household-Level Targeted TV Advertising
Marshall Gibbs, Target Data Craig Berkley, Axciom

1:50 – 2:30pm

Transform Analytics Data Into Actionable Insights
Thomas Bosilevac, Mashmetrics

2:30 – 2:50pm

Break – Palace Ballroom III

2:50 – 3:50pm

Bedding Panel - Van Drie / Bernie & Phyl’s / Woodstock

3:50 – 4:20pm

FMGU: Educate Your Sales Associates
Michael Herschel IV, FMG Chris Bryant, Prime Media

7:00 – 10:00pm

Vendor Partner Appreciation Party at Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub
Private party atop the stylish Cromwell Hotel, Drai’s Nightclub provides an unrivaled view of the neondrenched Las Vegas Strip. Drai’s rooftop oasis experience rivals some of the most impressive venues in the world.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27


(Retail members only.)
Make the most out of your membership by sharing information, fellowship and opportunities with these sessions, designed exclusively for FMG Retail Members.

Advertising and Merchandising sessions

Time Agenda

7:30 - 8:30am

Breakfast (Palace III)

8:30 - 9:30am

Examples of Member Promotional and Mattress Advertising - Palace II
Moderator: Charlie Horich, Partner, Horich Hector Lebow

9:30 - 10:30am

Internet Advertising Initiative

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break and move to concurrent sessions

(Concurrent Sessions)

10:30am-1:00pm

Concurrent Sessions –
Best Idea & Best New Products Session
Group A: move to Capri

10:30am– 1:00pm

Best Idea & Best New Products Session
Group B: stay in Palace II

1:00pm-3:00pm

Networking Lunch/Closing - Palace III

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