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8th Annual Chicago Luxury Conference

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Chicago Merchandise Mart
     222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

Igniting Innovation

Creating  a Culture of Growth & Empowerment

Tentative Schedule

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Luxury Industry Showroom TBA

Coat Check + Coffee Stop

Conference Registration + Nametags
Check-in with Sponsor Photo Opportunity

1:30 – 1:45 pm
2nd Floor, The Mart
Conference Opening

Recognizing Emerging Leaders

1:45 – 2:30 pm Education
Keynote Education: Embracing AI Automation

Speaker: Dr. Michael Bills, President, AtlasRTX and Executive, Residence at Mindshare Ventures
Speaker: Mark Benner, President, Mark Eric Benner - Architects, Ltd.

2:35 pm – 3:15 pm Education
Generational Crossroads, Create at culture of growth & empowerment.

Speaker, Steve Bench, Founder, Generational Consulting

3:15 – 3:45 pm Business Break
Showroom Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau, Conference Café’ – We love You latte!

4:00 – 5:00 pm Education Sessions

Salon A: Today’s design innovations
Design Integrity, blending health, wellness, and outdoor living.
For Hospitality, Office, Multi-Family, and Residential Projects.

Speaker: Duane Draughon, Principal/Owner, VizX Design Studios 
Speaker: Karen Herold, Principal/Owner, Studio K Creative
Speaker: Raad Ghantous, Principal/Owner, Raad Ghantous & Associates & VP Identity Hospitality

Salon B: Leadership Education
Do you have an Exit Strategy? What is an exit strategy? Why do you need one?

Speaker: Michael Menn, Founder/Principal, Architect, AIA, CGR, CAPS, CGP, MML
Speaker: David Lupberger, President, Remodel Force

Salon C: Entrepreneurship Expertise
Becoming the Owner, Opening Your Firm?
Speaker: Kimberly Nigro, Principal, Studio Nigro Architecture + Design
Speaker: Lauren Cobourn, Owner, Lauren Coburn, LLC
Speaker: Jasmin Reese, Principal, Jasmin Reese Interiors
Speaker: Adrienne Russ, Vice President Operations, Frazier Homes

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
PowerHouse Speed Networking Groups
Moderators - Expert Architects, Builders, & Designers

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Progressive Cocktail Party Pairings, "Luxury PubCrawl"
Luxury Showrooms: 

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7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A Final Toast Together - TBA

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The Hotel

The Westin Chicago
River North

In partnership with our official hotel provider, The Westin Chicago River North Hotel, we have secured a hotel block for PHS Luxury Conference attendees and sponsors.

Deadline to book a room:

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Luxury Conference
by PowerHouse SMART™


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