See what took place at the 2019 ISPA Industry Conference!
WEDNESDAY, March 13
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Golfers Continental Breakfast
Drop in for breakfast before heading out for the ISPA Golf Tournament.
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
ISPA Golf Tournament
Hit the greens with fellow industry golfers on this championship 18 hole Vinoy® golf course. This unique course will please your senses with its natural beauty while challenging your skills.
A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
THURSDAY, March 14
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
It’s Your Ship – Achieving Breakthrough Performance
Mike Abrashoff, Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It’s Your Ship
When Mike Abrashoff took command of the USS Benfold, morale was low, turnover was high and the ship’s performance ranked near the bottom of the Pacific Fleet. Just twelve months later Benfold was ranked #1 – using the very same crew. The lesson was clear – leadership matters and culture is everything. His experience applies to every individual and organization looking for practical ways to take performance to new heights. Mike empowered his crew to take charge and use ingenuity and initiative to improve the way things were done. When the crew would present a problem, Mike became famous for responding “What would YOU do? It’s YOUR ship!” You’ll leave with the tools and inspiration to accomplish big goals.
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Break & Exhibits
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Don’t Take Yesterday to Bed With You
Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor®
Are you simply reacting to bad news and market changes? Instead of just responding to the negative, consider it your chance to ask “what if” and uncover new opportunities to compete. Bob Phibbs, best known as the Retail Doctor®, is a speaker, author and retail sales expert of choice for legendary brands including Lego, Tommy Bahama, Caesars Palace, Omega and Vera Bradley. He is an IBM futurist and American Express Global Merchant Advisor and has appeared on Fox, MSNBC, PBS, as well as in Entrepreneur, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. With more than 30 years of experience in the trenches of retail, he will challenge you to hit the “reset” button and think about how you can make a splash in a completely new way! You’ll come away with actionable ideas you can apply for a more profitable year.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
A Look at Today’s Business Environment for the Sleep Products Industry
With new tariffs and regulatory changes, to economic challenges to recycling… the business environment continues to shift. All of these factors impact everyone in the sleep products industry. In this session, you’ll get an overview of the broader business context and how it affects our industry as well as your business.
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Break and Exhibits
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Game Plan for Success
Joe Theismann, World Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur
In a dynamic presentation Joe Theismann outlines the game plan that brought him success both on and off the field. Former NFL MVP quarterback and Super Bowl champion, he reveals his Game Plan for Success by drawing parallels between winning in football and in business. Theismann focuses on how to succeed under pressure—when it’s “4th and 1″—and how to adapt quickly to unexpected situations—when you’re faced with a “blitz” instead of a “zone.” He urges individuals and organizations to set goals and correct errors each step of the way, an approach that builds momentum which would be hard for even the best “defense” to stop!
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Industry Reception and Dinner
Get in the Nantucket State of Mind!
Take part in a picture-perfect evening as you are transported to the quaint and charming island of Nantucket. Sample mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, drinks from the bar and dine al fresco on New England-style cuisine. Join us for this fun and casual open-air reception!
*Schedule subject to change.