Check out the informative sessions and networking activities we have planned for the ISPA Industry Conference in March 2023.
Event schedule will be updated regularly as we receive more information.
TUESDAY | MARCH 14
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Early-Bird Cocktail Hour
Meet fellow golfers and conference attendees while enjoying a refreshing cocktail.
WEDNESDAY | MARCH 15
11:00am – 5:00pm
ISPA Golf Tournament (includes boxed lunch)
Hit the greens with fellow industry golfers on the championship 18 hole Vinoy® golf course. Polish your game on the driving range, practice putting green, new golf simulator, bunker and chipping area.
Box Lunch: 11am | Golf Tournament starts at 12 Noon.
2:00pm – 7:00pm
4:30pm – 5:30pm
ISPA Women’s Network Reception
Enjoy light refreshments, reconnect and meet other professional women in the bedding industry.
6:00pm – 7:30pm
ISPA Welcome Reception & Exhibits
Enjoy a cocktail, make valuable new contacts, and learn about the latest products and innovations in the bedding industry.
THURSDAY | MARCH 16
7:30am – 3:00pm
8:00am – 9:00am
Networking Breakfast and Exhibits
9:00am – 10:15am
Opening Keynote Session
The Mach 2 Mindset: Decision-Making in a High-Speed Environment
Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) – First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander, White House Fellow & Adviser, and Indomitable Spirit
The organization that moves the fastest often realizes the most success. Having flown a high-tech fighter aircraft that can reach speeds of up to twice the speed of sound, Nicole Malachowski offers principles that keep any organization functioning smoothly, efficiently, and at high speed, even when chaos and the unexpected occur.
10:15am – 10:45am
Break and Exhibits
10:45am – 11:45am
Remaining Relevant in a Digital Marketplace
David Kepron, Author and formerly VP. Global Design Strategies at Marriott International as well as founder of Retail (r)Evolution, LLC and NXTLVL Experience Design, LLC
David shares his expertise and visionary ideas on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends in retail, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising, and more. He illustrates how brand strategy, science and emerging technologies are changing consumer expectations and how companies can remain relevant in a digitally enabled marketplace.
11:45pm – 1:30pm
Networking Lunch and Exhibits
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Industry retailers and leaders discuss the digital marketplace within the context of David Kepron’s presentation, including an audience Q&A.
Moderated by David Kepron
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Break and Exhibits
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Closing Keynote Session
Blueprint to the Future: Leading in a New World of Work
Eric Termuende, Best-Selling Author & Workplace Culture ExpertC
Workplace culture and leadership expert Eric Termuende shares his research-backed blueprint for successful leadership in a world that has yet to be created. You will receive a practical guide to building teams that are more productive, engaged, creative, and innovative. From navigating talent shortages to leading remote teams, Eric helps can help you build an action plan to navigate uncertainty and understand what to expect in the future of work.
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Industry Reception & Awards Dinner
Dinner program will include the ISPA Awards program. The first since 2018!