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1st Annual NAPLES/SWFL Luxury Conference

Thursday, June 6, 2024

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, TBA

Offficial Conference Coat Check Café with Photo  Opportunity

1:30 – 3:15 pm
Conference Opening

Recognizing Emerging Leaders

1:45 – 2:25 pm Education
Keynote Education: Embracing AI Automation
Speaker: Mark Benner, President, Mark Eric Benner - Architects, Ltd.
Speaker: Pamela McNally, Senior Vice President, NKBA

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: TBA

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Speaker: TBA
3:15 – 3:45 pm Business Break
Showroom TBA, Conference Café’ – We love You latte!
Next Gen Education: The Art of Networking

Speaker: TBA

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
Speaker: Karen Herold, Principal, Studio K Creative

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 Coburn, Owner, Lauren Coburn, LLC
Speaker: Jasmin Reese, Principal, Jasmin Reese Interiors
Speaker: Alexa Warner, Managing Partner, Fuse Specialty Appliances

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: 
Showroom TBA
Showroom TBA
Showroom TBA

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


Luxury Conference
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