Domotex USA

Insider Talks

Insider Talks

Free, on-floor education for all attendees

Insider Talks are designed to ensure that all attendees experience the unique and distinguishing value of DOMOTEX USA. Insider Talks deliver perspectives, advice and teachings gathered from deep industry data and some of the industry’s top thought leaders without you ever leaving the show floor. Insider Talks are from 20 to 30 minutes in duration and are held throughout the afternoons of Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1 and during the morning of Saturday, March 2. The Insider Talks will be held on the Plaza stage, centrally located on the show floor. Each talk will feature speakers and topics that will add value and actionable insights that are sure to enhance your meetings with the array of exclusive manufacturers attending the first ever DOMOTEX USA.

Thursday, Feb. 28

State of the Industry Panel DiscussionModerated by Kemp Harr. Panelists include Dan Frierson, chairman of The Dixie Group; Tim Baucom, Executive Vice President - Residential Business of Shaw Industries, Inc.; Kirk Roberts, SVP Strategic Development of Bona11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Building Your Brand For Pennies On The Dollar - Using Videos And Social Media To Crush The Box StoresPresented by John Weller, chief innovation officer of FloorForce 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Value Of Third Party Inspections Presented by Robert Blochinger, principal of Blochinger & Company1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Using Mobile For Estimating And Order EntryPresented by Terry Wheat, chairman and CEO of RFMS1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Recruiting and Retaining Installers Presented by Robert Varden, vice president of International Certified Flooring Installers Association, Inc.2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Moisture Meter Use for Wood Flooring ProsPresented by Brett Miller, president of education & certification at the National Wood Flooring Association3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Friday, March 1

Brand Leadership = Business LeadershipFeaturing Derrick Daye, managing partner of The Blake Project, Alberto Brea, founder and chief growth strategist of REACT and Norty Cohen, Founder and CEO of Moosylvania11:30 am – 12:00 pm
An Ex-Googlers Guide To Picking The Right Digital Agency Presented by Todd Saunders, CEO of AdHawk12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Color And Finish Repairs for Wood FlooringPresented by Brett Miller, president of education & certification at the National Wood Flooring Association1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Middle Is Murder: Dominate A Niche for Your Store Presented by Chris Ramey, president of The Home Trust International and Affluent Insights1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Facebook Is The New TV But Better Presented by Katie Tateishi, vice president of marketing for FlooringStores.com2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Color and Style Trends To Watch For Presented by Michelle Workman, founder of Michelle Workman Interiors3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Using Technology To Build & Run A Successful Flooring Business In 2019Presented by Jason Goldberg, CEO of America’s Floor Source4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Michelle Workman, founder of <br><strong>Michelle Workman Interiors</strong>

Color and Style Trends To Watch For

Presented by Michelle Workman, founder of Michelle Workman Interiors

Michelle Workman, acclaimed interior designer, gives a compelling talk on the design zeitgeist of 2019-2020.  The overarching trend is towards color, whether light pastels, or dark and saturated, color is fast on the rise.  Millennials and even Gen-Xers are eschewing the serenity of grays, in favor of a more lively feeling.  Join the talk to find out what emotional response the consumer is looking for in their home.

Saturday, March 2

How to Profit from the Real Estate MarketPresented by Lisbeth Calandrino, floor covering business trainer, columnist and consultant9:30 am – 10:00 am
How to Profit from the Professional Designer Market Presented by Chris Ramey, president of The Home Trust International and Affluent Insights10:15 am – 10:45 am