The Architectural Digest Design Show has become known as the essential showcase for luxury design. From March 16–19, more than 40,000 designers and design aficionados visited Piers 92 and 94 in New York City to experience the latest innovations and offerings in today’s market. The 16th edition delivered more than 400 exceptional brands, powerful seminar programs, and myriad exciting special events.
According to Susan McCullough, senior vice president, Vornado/ The Mart, “Luxury is part of our DNA. Whether you are a member of the trade or a homeowner looking for design inspiration, our audience expects the highest quality. This high level of excellence was carried throughout the show, from the tremendous caliber of national and international brands to the insightful, sophisticated programming.” “The Architectural Digest Design Show is the ultimate place to see the best in design from across the globe,” added Giulio Capua, chief business officer, Architectural Digest. “Each year, it is the definitive one stop shop for the influential design community.”
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The 2017 International Home + Housewares Show has garnered rave reviews from buyers and sellers. The show was sold out with 2,204 exhibitors from 47 countries and featured a focus on the smart home and connected products.
“We are very pleased with buyer attendance, which was on par with last year’s near record numbers, particularly international, which was very positive with buyers coming from over 125 countries,” said Phil Brandl, president & CEO of the not-for-profit International Housewares Association, which owns and operates the show. “In addition, senior-level representative attendance from both retailers and suppliers was particularly strong.”
By Kristi Hedges
In a time of serious turmoil and upheaval, the power to motivate and energize people is more crucial than ever before. Inspiration anchors us in the midst of great uncertainty, and successful business depends on an engaged workforce. But what if you’re not a natural- born leader equipped with the charisma we so often associate with inspirational gures? How do everyday people light a fire in others? Communication expert and sought-after CEO coach Kristi Hedges is here to challenge the conventional wisdom and outline how inspiration is something that each one of us, with the right tools and practice, can put into action.
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About The Author
Kristi Hedges is a leadership coach specializing in executive communications and her clients span the Fortune 500, government, and non-profits. An in-demand speaker, she writes for Forbes.com, and has been featured in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and on CNBC, BBC and others. She is the author of The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others. Publisher: AMACOM Books