Spring Market 2017
DCOTA Spring Market 2017
Thursday, April 27 // 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Keynotes and Presentations
10:00AM, Atrium C, Expanding your Digital Footprint and Creating Engaging Content
Metropolitan Luxe’s Contributing Editor, Jo-Aynne Von Born, guides an impressive panelof digital experts through their insights into social media. From growing your presence in the digital realm, to continually creating sought-after and engaging content, this talk will have you navigating through cyber-space in no time. Join Amy Lynne Hayes, designer, writer and content creator behind the popular The Global Creator and Créatrice Mondial, Kyle Gilkeson, Creative Director from BCV – the only provider with the capacity to monitor and manage the social universe 24/7, designed to increase sales, provide unparalleled guest interaction, and mitigate negative customer experiences – and other social media specialists as they talk social shop.
11:30AM, Atrium C, Brands and Brand Leadership with LUXE Magazine
We live in a world of brands. We pass them every day. They touch us…most often without us even knowing. We drive BMW’s, eat Dunkin Donuts, wear Loubitons and drink Belvedere and even Fuji and Evian. If they can brand products like cars, donuts, clothing, liquor and even water, shouldn’t we be able to brand our companies as well? Join Publisher Michael Peterson for a session that will be highly interactive with a sense of self-discovery. The seminar will provide specific examples of vision and mission statements that are the foundation for success in local businesses. You will find it motivational and transformative as you slowly awaken to the fact that you are much more than a product or service provider. You are a BRAND, and you will learn how to “lead” the market from a brand-based platform.
2:00PM, Atrium C, The Importance of Networking and Industry/ Community Organizations
Join Charlyne V. Schaub, Contributing Design Editor at City & Shore Magazine, as she moderates a panel that highlights why networking and belonging to key organizations is key to business development. David Linzer, South Florida Chapter President of the Kitchen and Bath Association South Florida Chapter; Jill Horowitz, Director of Membership for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; Angela Colley from the Association of Interior Designers Florida South Chapter; and Kristyna Borden from the International Interior Design Association South Florida Chapter, offer insight into their respective organizations and discuss how being a member drives business, connections and clientele.
4:00PM, Creston, Suite B-108, Industry Networking Social
Conclude your SpringMarket experience with the ultimate industry networking event at Crestron. Mingle with designers, industry professionals and design-students while enjoying light refreshments.
Open House Events
9:00AM–5:00PM, Crestron, Suite B-108
Luxury Project Spotlight: Discover How Design Meets Technology
Experience the automation and control solutions Crestron has to offer for building and homes that let people control their entire environment at the push of a button. Dive deeper into the experience from 9am-5pm with a discussion that will take an in-depth look at a variety of luxury home projects and how interior technology was incorporated into the design to shape the experience of the space and meet the needs of some of the most discerning clients. Crestron Director, Casey Collins, and special industry guests will explain important design considerations from concept to completion on residential projects ranging from modern to traditional in Florida and beyond. You’ll leave inspired and able to design smarter after seeing these real-world examples of how automation of lighting, shades, climate, music, video, and more can artfully blend into a luxury home environment to enhance aesthetics, comfort, convenience and security.
2:00PM–3:00PM, DEDON, Suite C-120
Spring Market Open House
Experience the essence of barefoot luxury while exploring our newly refined showroom and the newest 2017 designs: Lorenza Bozzoli’s fully upholstered and whimsical BRIXX; Barber & Osgerby’s teak collection TIBBO; and Jean-Marie Massaud’s inventive and versatile DEAN. Please join us at the Spring Market to enjoy refreshments and see the latest DEDON collections while discovering contemporary, luxurious comfort for both outdoors and in.
9:00AM–5:00PM, Duralee, Suite C-100
Duralee Open House
Stop by Duralee to see all of our newest fabric, furniture, and hardware collections from Duralee, Clarke & Clarke, and JF Fabrics. Light refreshments will be served.
9:00AM–5:00PM, Inside Out, Suite B-216
Outdoor living will always be better. Stop by our showroom to see the latest in outdoor luxury and find essential pieces for your client’s sanctuary. Fabulous treats all day!
9:00AM–5:00PM, JANUS et Cie, Suite A-123
JANUS et Cie Spring 2017 Collections
Be among the first to see the Spring 2017 offering from JANUS et Cie highlighted by the luxurious, al fresco Katachi collection and a comprehensive introduction of premium rattan designs for interior settings.
9:00AM–5:00PM, Schumacher, Suite A-108
Bye Bye Boring, Hello Schumacher!
Make your mark with our all-new product. For the second year in a row, Schumacher is launching product every month. Schumacher is a constant source of original materials & inspiration; always new, always fresh, always relevant, always on the pulse! Constantly innovating to meet designer’s needs. We have entered the 21st century bigger, better and faster! DON’T BLINK! Featuring: New Indoor / Outdoor Collections, Textured Wallcoverings, Velvets, Schumacher Classics II, Signature Schumacher Wallpaper, and New Miles Redd Collection. Enjoy Refreshments and Snacks all day!
9:00AM–5:00PM, Terrazzo and Surfaces, Suite A-124
From Thoughts To Designs, From Designs To Materials
The latest flooring technology with Terrazzo Systems place, clip and go. We’ll have demonstrations on how to install new terrazzo over existing flooring. Over 20 colors to choose from.
9:00AM–5:00PM, The Shade Store, Suite C-158
Stop by and see what’s new at The Shade Store!
Pick up free swatches of our 1,000+ materials, learn about our state-of-the-art motorization program, and schedule a free measurement for your clients. We’ll have refreshments all day!
Spring Market Media Lounge
The DCOTA Resource Center will be transformed into the Spring Market Media Lounge, where guests can take a break from the busy Market day and take a moment to recharge – literally. You’ll find an area to relax and several outlets and power strips to recharge your devices, along with magazines from our esteemed media partners. You’ll also have a chance to experience exciting displays from the Resource Center tenants: PID Floors, Westminster Teak, and Terrazzo and Surfaces.