SFC Member Events to Check Out at Las Vegas Market

Event topics range from resource conservation to client management and offer the chance to learn and network.

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For Sustainable Furnishings Council members, Las Vegas Market from July 30-Aug. 2 has plenty of events to offer. Topics covered at the events range from resource conservation to client management.

The events are:

Flame Retardants in Home Furnishings: What They Are, How They Got There 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Building C Seminar Room, C174
Speaker: Barry Cik, Naturepedic

Event Details: Join SFC and Barry Cik, forensic toxicologist and founder of Naturepedic, for a compelling look at how and why flame retardant chemicals found their way into home furnishings products. Learn why it matters, what current regulations dictate and what your choices are for sustaining a healthy future with your furnishings choices. (0.1 CEU)

What Is Sustainable Furniture, Anyway?
Sunday, July 30, 2-3 p.m. | +Olive, Booth P1-3814
Presenter - Susan Inglis, Executive Director Sustainable Furnishings Council

Event Details: Learn from SFC's Susan Inglis what sustainability issues we impact as we make choices in our furnishings, learn key questions to ask, and answers to look for as you specify product, furnishings, or accessories, from wood, to leather, textiles, etc. Content illustrates +Olive's accomplishments and includes an overview of Sustainable Furnishings Council and an excerpt of our popular certified sustainability training course, GREENleaders. Refreshment provided. (0.1 CEU)

Material Choice for Resource Conservation
Tuesday, August 1, 4-5 p.m. | Lunares, C107
Presenter - Susan Inglis, Executive Director Sustainable Furnishings Council

Event Details: Learn from SFC's Susan Inglis how to participate in the circular economy, and the difference it makes when choosing recycled/recyclable content. Learn what to look for, what to avoid and how options relate to resource conservation and reduced energy consumption. Content illustrates Lunares accomplishments and includes an overview of Sustainable Furnishings Council and an impression of the popular certified sustainability training course, GREENleaders. Refreshment provided. 0.1 CEU

ASID & IDS Hospitality Suite
Sunday - Wednesday, July 30 - Aug 2 | Building A, A-3304

Event Details: The American Society of Interior Designers (California Central / Nevada Chapter), and the Interior Design Society offices will be open as a Hospitality Suite, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., during Winter Market. All market attendees are welcome to stop by, take a load off their feet and plug-in for a recharge.

Sponsor: American Society of Interior Designers (California Central / Nevada Chapter) and Interior Design Society

Daily Happy Hour at Feizy
Sunday - Wednesday, July 30 - Aug 2, 2017 | 4-6 p.m. | Feizy, Building C, C180

Event Details: Every day is happy hour at the Feizy showroom! Each weekday of Market from 4-6 p.m. PST, drop in for delicious craft cocktails and new designs.

ASID Industry Partner Tour Luncheon
Monday, July 31, 2017 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Tour will begin in Global Views Showroom, Building A, A153

Event Details: ASID members join us for a fabulous tour of our Local and National Industry Partner showrooms. Get to know your representatives and their trade programs. Our IP's are essential to the design process as they provide the excellent products that support our visions. Tour will begin in Global Views Showroom, Building A, A153 at 10 a.m.

Monday, July 31, 2017 | 10-11 a.m. | Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Speaker: Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media

Event Details: Las Vegas Market’s popular FIRST LOOK program returns this summer with a format tailored to today’s cross-category buyers and lifestyle stores.

The latest Las Vegas Market product introductions—ranging from furniture and decor to gifts and tabletop—will be presented cohesively in a fast-paced program, geared to both retail and designer audiences. Along with the best new-to-market products, FIRST LOOK curator and 20-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti will serve up design insights from industry trendsetters, examine Millennial purchase trends and share a "Top 10” trends forecast for 2017. FIRST LOOK will have a simultaneous translation from English to Spanish during the presentation. (0.1 CEU)

Managing Jobs: How to stay Happy and Profitable
Monday, July 31, 2017 | 12-2 p.m. | Casual Furniture Seminar Room, Building C, C1276
Speakers: Terri Taylor, DesignBiz Blueprint

Event Details: ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter invites you to join this free presentation with Terri Taylor of DesignBiz Blueprint. Managing Clients and Design Jobs: How to Stay Happy and Profitable explores client management business practices that we have inherited from our past that no longer work in today’s economy. New proven and currently successful client and design job strategies are presented and detailed. (0.2 CEU)

The 411 On Rugs: What you Need to Know About Rugs For Any Space
Monday, July 31, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. | Feizy, Building C, C180

Details: Attendees will explore all the dynamics of rug making including its history, evolution, fibers, construction and design styles. Logistics such as rug care, cleaning, storage and shipping will be shared; as well as opportunities to increase your margins through programs like one-of-a-kind custom options. Don't miss the opportunity to learn everything you need to know about rugs for any space! Stay for happy hour immediately following CEU event. Please RSVP to [email protected] (0.1 CEU)

Let’s Talk With Robin Baron
Monday, July 31, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. | Building C Seminar Room, C174
Speakers: Robin Baron and Kelli Ellis

Event Details: Robin Baron, celebrity interior designer and lifestyle expert brings a striking sense of style to everything she does! Her speaking series “Let’s Talk with Robin Baron” engages interior design professionals to help empower them to go out and achieve their goals. Her live talk show is a dynamic one-on-one conversation with luminaries in the field, giving the audience the inside scoop on their life, their loves and their inspirations! Celebrity interior designer, artist and lifestyle expert Kelli Ellis will join Baron. (0.1 CEU)

Building Your Own Killer Design Tribe
Monday, July 31, 2017 | 4-5 p.m. | Abbyson Living, Building B, B170
Speakers: Jackie Von Tobel, Deb Barrett, Kelli Ellis, Joseph Haecker and Alex Schinasi

Event Details: Join the industry’s most progressive leaders in design technology utilization and community building for a powerhouse networking event and a panel discussion that will empower you to begin BUILDING YOUR OWN KILLER DESIGN TRIBE. Collaboration and key relationships are the cornerstones of the new design landscape. With these new attitudes come new expectations and new opportunities. Our panel of Jackie Von Tobel and Deb Barrett of Soft Design Lab, along with celebrity designer Kelli Ellis, Joseph Haecker of Designwall, and Alex Schinasi of IVY will discuss how you can create your own tribe of supporters, collaborators and suppliers that will help you navigate the new world of design.

The Market Party by Classic Home
Monday, July 31, 2017 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Classic Home Showroom, Building C, C309

Event Details: Join us in the Classic Home showroom for appetizers, cocktails and inspiring designs.

Meet Thom Filicia at Wendover Art
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Wendover Art Group, Building B, B306
Speaker: Thom Filicia

Event Details: Please join us as we toast famed designer Thom Filicia and his newly released collection, “Living with Art."

The Fashion of Home
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Abbyson Living, Building B, B170
Speakers: Michelle Lamb, The Trend Curve

Event Details: Get an inside scoop on what trends are influencing today’s home, from color, materials and even runway cues. Global trend forecaster, Michelle Lamb of The Trend Curve, will make a special appearance at Abbyson and share an intimate view into tomorrow’s home fashions. Lunch starting at 11:45 a.m. and presentation to follow.