Interior Designer Track

DOMOTEX USA - The Best Flooring Solutions For Your Clients

From floorings to furnishings and everything in between, interior designers are the go-to gurus who make spaces comfortable and functional. You work hard to build client trust with deep design and product knowledge, and industry connections needed to transform a space into a work of art and functionality.

From area rugs to carpets and hard surface flooring, we have what you need to guide your clients through the design process to find the most stylish, functional, and highest quality flooring solutions tailored to their tastes.

Join us at America’s Home for Flooring in Atlanta, Feb. 5 - 7, 2020!

Design is Ever Evolving

Design is ever evolving—much like customer expectations. For an interior designer, knowing the latest approaches to both lays the foundation of continued success. DOMOTEX has built a targeted education track that reflects all facets of the work you do in the flooring realm, delivering emerging trends and tricks of the trade for helping your customers understand why “trend” isn’t synonymous with “trendy.” Join interior design guru Emily Morrow for a panel discussion on making trends a reality no matter what your client’s current aesthetic, and learn from other top experts throughout—including six CEU-accredited sessions developed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

2020 Interior Designer Sessions

Targeted sessions that will help you anticipate what buyers want — and deliver it long before your competition does.

Planning With Optimism

1-Day Education Pass (WED)   All Access Conference Pass  
B206
The last two years have provided for many headlines, but did those headlines help or hinder your business? Presidential politics are fascinating, and we will explore the likely impact, if any, on the …
Keynote / Featured Speakers Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Alan Beaulieu 
International Economic Analyst and President
Institute for Trend Research

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Getting Organized and Streamlining Your Workflow – Powered by ASID

CEU  
1-Day Education Pass (WED)   All Access Conference Pass  
B208
Design is not the only part of an interior designer’s job; you’re also responsible for scheduling client meetings, conducting design surveys, creating drawings and specs, and overseeing installati …
Designer

 Phyllis Harbinger, FASID, NCIDQ, CID
Founder
Phyllis Harbinger-Design and Business Consulting

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Authenticity Through Customization: How Global Brands Set Themselves Apart – Powered by ASID

CEU  
1-Day Education Pass (WED)   All Access Conference Pass  
B208
In today’s world, how can a designer stay true to their authentic style and translate it into a brand? Join ASID New England President Eric Haydel as he examines the roots of authenticity and brands …
Designer

 Eric Haydel, Allied ASID
Principal / Creative Director
Eric Haydel Design

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Brand Leadership: How to Build a Rock Star Brand

1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
B206
You know how great brands dominate their fields. You experience it every time you pay a premium for a certain type of jeans, or see a line of people camping out to catch the newest smart phone release …
Keynote / Featured Speakers Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Denise Lee Yohn 
Brand Leadership Expert, Business Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author
Denise Lee Yohn, Inc.

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State of the Industry Panel: Part 1, The Manufacturer Perspective

1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
DOMOTEX USA Plaza
In this half-hour session, Kemp Harr will guide the discussion of these industry leaders on a range of topics impacting manufacturing, innovation, regulation, style trends and brand marketing in the f …
Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Kemp Harr 
Moderator

 Piet Dossche 
President
USFloors, EVP Hard Surfaces–Shaw Industries

 Neil Poland 
President
Mullican Flooring

 Bruce Zwicker 

Floor Covering Distributor Consultant

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Communicating with Clients: How Personality Profiles Affect Interaction – Powered by ASID

CEU  
1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass  
B208
Learn to be a versatile communicator and message with your clients and team more effectively.  Successful and meaningful relationships are possible when we can identify and empathize with different m …
Designer

 Phyllis Harbinger, FASID, NCIDQ, CID
Founder
Phyllis Harbinger-Design and Business Consulting

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Moving Mountains Together

1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
DOMOTEX USA Plaza
Join us as we discuss how we begin to Move this Mountain … with solutions to the shortage of professional installers … with you and the Floor Covering Education Foundation working together! Resear …
Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Kaye Whitener 
FCEF National Manager / Client Relations
World Floor Covering Association

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Hiring to Win in 2020

1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
DOMOTEX USA Plaza
Susan and her panelists will share advice and best practices for recruiting, training and retaining the best people for your business. With the employment rate at an all time high, it can be extremely …
Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Susan Weller 
Founder
Flooring Careers

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Design Personified: Turning Trends into Reality

Special Ticket  
B202
Having an understanding of today’s trends is extremely important when helping customers with their décor choices. However, many of these “trends” can seem unrealistic to a consumer who is livin …
Designer

Emily Morrow Finkell
Moderator
CEO, Emily Morrow Home

 Jane Dagmi 

Designers Today

 Michel Smith Boyd 

Michel Smith Boyd Interiors

 Pacita Wilson 

Pineapple Park

 Jenny Warner 

J. Thomas Designs

 Mark Woodman 

Mark Woodman Design + Color, LLC

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Discussion Hub with Phyllis Harbinger

1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
Booth 2241
Following her session, Communicating with Clients: How Personality Profiles Affect Interaction – Powered by ASID, join Phyllis from 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. for the Discussion Hub in Booth 2241 in …
Designer Discussion Hub Networking Events

 Phyllis Harbinger, FASID, NCIDQ, CID
Founder
Phyllis Harbinger-Design and Business Consulting

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The Longevity Revolution: The Built Environment Comes of Age – Powered by ASID

CEU  
1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass  
B208
As the aging culture replaces the youth culture, the resulting demand for products, services, and the buildings we inhabit will contribute to the Longevity Revolution. Developing an understanding of h …
Designer

 BJ Miller, FASID, CCIM
Founder and Principal
The Vision Group

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Strategies for Selling Today’s Internet Savvy Customer

1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
DOMOTEX USA Plaza
Selling today’s Internet-savvy customer isn’t difficult, it’s different. If you’re planning on selling them, you will have to get on target. We are in the age of the customer, there’s no dou …
Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Lisbeth Calandrino 
Chief Inspiration Office, Director
Lisbeth Calandrino

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Moving Beyond Social Media to Crush Your Competitors

1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
DOMOTEX USA Plaza
"In today’s world you’re either predator or prey. This presentation will present advanced tactics including leveraging satellites, copping apps and other digital tactics to help you gain share of …
Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Chris Ramey 
President
The Home Trust International

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4-Step System to Close More Sales and Command Higher Margins

1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
DOMOTEX USA Plaza
This session will guide you to get out of the estimate business and start closing sales. Learn a system for selling. Avoid the big mistake made by most salespeople. Takeaways: 1. How to take contr …
Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Jim Augustus Armstrong 
Founder and President
Flooring Success Systems

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Hot Topics Live with Emily Morrow Finkell and Jane Dagmi

1-Day Education Pass (THU)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
Booth 2241
From 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., the Discussion Hub will feature an hour-long Hot Topics Live discussion in the Designer section of Booth 2241 led by Emily Morrow Finkell and Jane Dagmi. The discussion w …
Hot Topics Live Designer Discussion Hub Networking Events

Emily Morrow Finkell
Moderator
CEO, Emily Morrow Home

 Jane Dagmi 

Designers Today

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Solving The Pace Of Innovation, One Innovation At A Time

1-Day Education Pass (FRI)   All Access Conference Pass  
B206
It all starts with a simple realization summarized in these words from Starbucks TRYER Innovation Center Director: “None of us are shopping the same way we were three years ago”. He then continues …
Keynote / Featured Speakers Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 James Dion 
Founder and President
Dionco Inc.

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Does Your Website Measure Up?

1-Day Education Pass (FRI)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
DOMOTEX USA Plaza
Separate yourself from the competition with the online technology you offer. Today’s consumers expect to shop for flooring the way they shop for everything else online. We will review the top 10 dig …
Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Jay Flynn 
VP Sales and Marketing
Creating Your Space and Bridgeway Interactive

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Nature for All: Nature Based Design and Social Justice – Powered by ASID

CEU  
1-Day Education Pass (FRI)   All Access Conference Pass  
B208
Biophilic design, the inclusion of nature into design, has psychological and physiological implications to well-being. Traditionally, however, natural features are not incorporated into the built envi …
Designer

 Angelita Scott, Ph.D., Allied ASID, IDEC
Assistant Professor of Interior Design
Georgia Southern University

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Does Your Digital Marketing Strategy Measure Up?

1-Day Education Pass (FRI)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
DOMOTEX USA Plaza
The tools and resources used to drive consumers to your website and then into your store to purchase are essential in today’s business: SEO, SEM, directories and other digital tools. - Understa …
Builder/Contractor/Remodeler Designer Installer Retailer

 Layla Evans 
Director, Search Engine Marketing
Creating Your Space and Bridgeway Interactive

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Discussion Hub with Angelita Scott

1-Day Education Pass (FRI)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
Booth 2241
Following her session, Nature for All: Nature Based Design and Social Justice - Powered by ASID, join Angelita from 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. for the Discussion Hub in Booth 2241 in the Designer secti …
Designer Discussion Hub Networking Events

 Angelita Scott, Ph.D., Allied ASID, IDEC
Assistant Professor of Interior Design
Georgia Southern University

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Materials That Matter – Powered by ASID

CEU  
1-Day Education Pass (FRI)   All Access Conference Pass  
B208
As we enter the next decade of design, health and sustainability considerations are paramount. In this course, we will explore the impact of materials on human health in interior spaces. We’ll exami …
Designer

 Carolyn Ames Noble, ASID, WELL AP
Founder
Ames Design Studio

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Discussion Hub with Carolyn Ames Noble

1-Day Education Pass (FRI)   All Access Conference Pass   Expo Hall Pass  
Booth 2241
Following her session, Materials That Matter – Powered by ASID, join Carolyn from 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. for the Discussion Hub in Booth 2241 in the Designer section. This is your chance to network …
Designer Discussion Hub Networking Events

 Carolyn Ames Noble, ASID, WELL AP
Founder
Ames Design Studio

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