2021 ANNUAL MEETING
Thursday, December 9, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET
Join us to hear what's going on in the HFPA from President Charles Gaenslen, the latest on legal issues facing the industry, and meet the HFPA Board of Directors.
We are pleased to announce our special guest speaker for this meeting, Joe Derochowski, Vice President of The NPD Group. In this thought-provoking session "What's Next for the Home Textile Industry and How to Prepare for the Future", Joe will present on the current state of change that is happening in both consumer behavior and commerce. You will come away from this session feeling inspired to think differently and evolve your business strategy to capitalize on new opportunities
Joe Derochowski, Vice President, is The NPD Group’s advisor for the home and home improvement industries. Joe has been following behavioral trends on a wide variety of categories, developing a unique perspective on what consumers do and why they do it. Driven by this insight and his own passion, Joe has been helping manufacturers and retailers identify opportunities for growth for the past 30 years, from product innovation to new marketing and merchandising opportunities.
2020 ANNUAL MEETING
Thursday, December 10, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET
Join us to hear what's going on in the HFPA from President Jeff Kaufman, the latest on legal issues facing the industry and meet the new HFPA Board of Directors.
We are very pleased to announce our special guest speaker for this meeting, Greg David, Director of the Business Reporting and Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY and fiscal and economics contributor to THE CITY, NYC's nonprofit news site covering NYC. Greg will examine the impact of the 2020 presidential and senate elections and the future impact of COVID-19, and where the economy goes from here.