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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


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, Suite 196
Jackets & Java

Offficial Conference Coat Check, Coffee, and Photo  Opportunity

1:30 – 1:40 pm
Fuse Minneapolis Showroom, Suite 265
International Market Square
Conference Opening

Recognizing Emerging Leaders

1:40 – 2:40 pm Education
Keynote Education: Embracing AI Automation
Speaker: Mark Benner, President, Mark Eric Benner - Architects, Ltd.
Speaker: James McNeal, Owner and Principal Architect,

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Speaker: Robert Hull, President, JMAD, James McNeal Architecture and Design
Speaker: Pamela S. McNally, Senior Vice President, National Kitchen & Bath Association

2:45 pm – 3:15 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

Speaker: Richard Tucker, Managing Director|Broker of Records ,Compass

 3:15– 3:45 pm Business Break
DOM Interiors Minneapolis, Suite 145
Conference Café’ – We love You latte!
Grab your coffee and experience, The Art of Networking!

Speaker: Cathy Paper, President, RockPaperStar

4:00 – 4:45 pm 
Salon A: Today’s Design Innovations
Tapis  & Decor Showroom, Suite 330 and 331

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

4:00 - 4:45 pm
Salon B: Leadership Education
Fuse Minneapolis Showroom, Suite 265
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/Showroom Manager, INTERSOURCE by STARK

5:00 - 5:45 pm
Salon C: Business Masterclass
Fuse Minneapolis Showroom, Suite 265

Navigating your Business Growth: The Veteran’s Perspective
Speaker: Todd Polifka, President, Custom One Homes
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
Moderator: Abby Lund, Showroom Manager/Designer, DOM Interiors

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
PowerHouse Speed Networking Groups
Fuse Minneapolis Showroom, Suite 265
Moderators - Expert Architects, Builders, & Designers

Jon Coty, General Manager and Partner, DWELL44
Joshua Ferri, Owner, Lakeside Decking Co
Sheryl Lea VanderPol, Owner, Untapped Resource LLC
Hamid Kashani, Owner - Principal Architect, Habitat Architecture
Jayne Morrison, Owner, Jayne Morrison Interiors

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Luxury Showrooms: Mix and Mingle PubCrawl

UGM Surfaces + Sawhill Showroom, Suite 157


DOM Interiors Showroom, Suite 145

7:15 pm Luxury Raffle Winners
Final Toast Together
DOM Interiors Showroom, Suite 145

7:30 pm CFG Farewell
Luxury Industry Showroom, cfg, Contemporary
Furnishings by Granby, Suite 196

Lake Minnetonka and Artful Living Magazines

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Sawhill Kitchens
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Tapis & Decor

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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