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2nd Annual MN Luxury Conference

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
International Market Square
275 Market St. Minneapolis, MN 55405

Igniting Innovation

Creating  a Culture of Growth & Empowerment

Tentative Schedule

2nd Annual Luxury Conference

Hosted at the Iconic International Market Square

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Luxury Industry Showroom, cfg, Contemporary Furnishings by Granby

Offficial Conference Coat Check Café with Photo  Opportunity

1:30 – 3:15 pm
International Market Square
Conference Opening

Recognizing Emerging Leaders

1:45 – 2:25 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.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Education
Real Estate Market Report: Realtor® Experts in Design & Building
“Bridging Elegance and Innovation: The New Era of Upscale Properties"

Speaker: Holly Connaker, Founding Executive Agent, Compass MN

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Why Give-Back – A MatterHouse Project

Speaker: Gordon James Construction & Development
3:15 – 3:45 pm Business Break
Showroom TBA, Conference Café’ – We love You latte!
Grab your coffee and experience, The Art of Networking!

Speaker: Cathy Paper, President, RockPaperStar

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 Daughon, Co-Founder/Principal Designer, VizX Design Studios
Speaker: Raad Ghantous, Principal & I.D.E.A Director at Raad Ghantous & Associates, VP of Identity Hospitality

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

Speaker: Sam Thompson, President, Transitions In Business
Speaker: Nancy Nelsen-Flom, Founder INTERSOURCE & Showroom Manager at INTERSOURCE by STARK

Salon C: Business Masterclass
Navigating your Business Growth: The Veteran’s Perspective

Moderator: Abby Lund, Showroom Manager/Designer, DOM Interiors
Speaker: Elizabeth Cohen, General Manager, Studio M Interiors
Speaker: Susan Thayer, Owner, Rabbit Creek, LLC
Speaker: James McNeal, Owner and Principal Architect, James McNeal Architecture and Design

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: 
Dom Interiors
Showroom TBA
Showroom TBA
Showroom TBA

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

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The Hotel

The Westin Minneapolis

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

Deadline to book a room: 

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