Get Ready for the Closet Industry's Main Event!
The second annual CLOSETS & HOME ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE & EXPO takes center stage March 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
A bigger and better event, as unique as the burgeoning closet and home storage industry itself, takes place March 1-3, 2006, at the state-of-the-art Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.
The second annual CLOSET & HOME ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE & EXPO builds on the phenomenal success of the inaugural event held last March in Dallas. Nowhere else will manufacturing, design and building professionals find such a comprehensive mix of market intelligence, best business practices and product information geared toward helping companies better capitalize on the scorching-hot closet, garage and home organization market.
The conference and expo is sponsored by CLOSETS magazine, published by Vance Publishing Corp. of Lincolnshire, IL.
"The closet and home organization market is going gangbusters and is arguably the fastest-growing segment of the wood products industry," says Rich Christianson, director of the Closets Conference and sponsor of the three-day event. "The tremendous success of the Dallas closets event was added proof that the closet and storage industry has come of age. This show will be bigger and better than the first in terms of conference topics, exhibits and networking opportunities. It will be the biggest forum ever for North American closet and organization professionals."
The three-day Closets Conference will feature 17 topics, all presented by industry professionals. Twelve of the seminars will be repeated, providing each conference registrant the opportunity to attend the sessions of greatest interest to him or her. (See seminar schedule)
Keynote Speech by Neil Balter and Other Highlights
Neil Balter, who founded California Closets at the age of 17 and sold it to Williams-Sonoma by age 30, will deliver the keynote speech on Wednesday afternoon. The author of the book, The Closet Entrepreneur, and now a consultant for ClosetMaid, Balter is widely recognized as the founding father of the closet organization system industry. More than 1,000 newspapers, magazines, radio and TV shows have chronicled his entrepreneurial endeavors, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, People and the "Oprah Winfrey Show."
CLOSETS columnist Mike Carson, CEO of Closet Works, will present two special topics. In the first presentation on Wednesday afternoon, Carson will discuss and answer questions about the new Association of Closet and Storage Professionals. In his second presentation, scheduled for Friday morning, Carson will analyze current trends and how they are shaping the closet industry's future.
In addition, CLOSETS' Publisher Laurel Didier and Editor-in-Chief Helen Kuhl will present new research on the closet and home organization market.
Live Closet Manufacturing Demos and Networking
Holz-Her U.S. will sponsor live manufacturing demonstrations during the Closet Expo, March 2-3. Using a work cell concept, Holz-Her's closet system demos will take show goers from design and raw materials through production, assembly and installation.
Networking is another powerful ingredient of the Closets Conference & Expo. In addition to an opening-night networking reception, the conference includes a pair of continental breakfasts and an optional roundtable luncheon.
Online Registration Now Open
The full, up-to-date schedule of the 2006 CLOSETS & HOME ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE & EXPO and online registration is available at www.closets-expo.com. Registration information is also available by phoning the Closets Expo Conference Center at (800) 752-6312.
The Hyatt Hotel, attached to the Santa Clara Convention Center, is the host lodge of the 2006 Closets Conference & Expo. For discounted room rates, reserve by Jan. 28 and mention Closets Expo; phone (408) 200-1234.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
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