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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


12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Miele Experience Center, Suite 133

Official Coat Check

12:45 – 1:15 pm
2nd Floor Conference Center, The Mart
Check in + Photo Opportunity

1:15 pm
Conference Opening: Glass & Granite room
Recognizing Emerging Leaders

1:30 – 2:00 pm
Education: Glass & Granite room
Luxury Real Estate Report

Speaker: Dawn McKenna, CEO & Founding Principal, The Dawn McKenna Group

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Education: Glass & Granite room
Embracing AI Automation

Speaker: Mark Benner, President, Mark Eric Benner Architects, Ltd.

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Education: Glass & Granite room
Generational Crossroads, Creating a culture of growth & empowerment!

Speaker: Steve Bench, Founder, Generational Consulting

3:00 – 3:20 pm Business Break
Conference Café’ – Dacor Kitchen Theater, Suite 142

3:30 – 5:30 pm Education Sessions

3:30 – 4:15 pm
Salon A: Glass & Granite room
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: Raad Ghantous, Principal/Owner, Raad Ghantous & Associates & VP Identity Hospitality

3:30 – 4:15 pm
Salon B: Limestone Room
Leadership Education
Do you have an Exit Strategy? What is an exit strategy? Why do you need one?

Speaker: Michael Menn, Founder/Principal, MM LTD
Speaker: David Lupberger, President, Remodel Force

4:15 – 5:00 pm
Salon C: Glass & Granite room
Master Class

Being Boss: Creative Entrepreneurship in Design & Construction

Speaker: Lauren Coburn, Owner, Lauren Coburn, LLC
Speaker: Jasmin Reese, Principal, Jasmin Reese Interiors
Speaker: Adrienne Russ, Vice President Operations, Frazier Homes
Speaker: Allyson Case Anderson, Founder/CEO, Integro Builders
Moderator: Kimberly Nigro, Principal, Studio Nigro Architecture + Design

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PowerHouse PowerConnection™
Moderators - Expert Architects, Builders, & Designers

Seth Romig, Principal, Seth Romig Architect
Candy Scott, CEO & Principal Designer, MOOD | Design + Build
Carrie McCormick, Luxury Real Estate Broker, At Properties
George Markoutsas, CEO, ABLAZE Design Group
Alan Lev, Chairman, Belgravia Group
Lenore Weiss, Founder, Lenore Weiss Studios, LLC
Richard Becker, President, Becker Architects Ltd
Holly Connaker, Founding Realtor, COMPASS | REALM Global
Patrick Franz, President, Clairmont Design Remodel
Matt Lederer, Owner, Mahogany Builders
Michael Freiburger, Owner, NEWLOOK development
Daniel Baigelman, Principal, Full Circle Architects
Rebecca Pogonitz, Owner + Principal, GOGO Design Group
Yael Rajstein, Architect and designer, YR Studio LLC
Todd Webb, Owner + Principal, webb architecture + design
Teak Barton, President, Property Rocks ; Macnon Builders

Claire Staszak, Principal and Owner, Centered by Design
Melinda Jakovich-Lagrange, Real Estate Broker, Compass

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
PubCrawl & PowerConnection™ Showroom Stops:

Bosch Experience + Design Center (BSH), Suite 108

Thermador Experience + Design Center (BSH), Suite 108
Gaggenau Experience + Design Center  (BSH), Suite 108
The Galley Workstation, Suite 163
Vadara UGM Surfaces, Suite 163
Buechel Stone Showroom, Suite 115
Miele Experience Center, Suite 133

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
BSH Design Experience, Suite 108
The Luxury Raffle and A Final Toast Together

7:30 pm
The Miele Experience Center, Suite 133
Coat Check and Farewell

Scott Byron & Co
Designs for Dignity
Scott Byron & Co
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Interior Design Society, Chicago Chapter
Lakeland Builders Association Logo
Aspire logo
The Galley
Vadar UGM Surfaces
Buechel Stone
Scott Byron & Co
PowerHouse Companies
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The Mart Maps


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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