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NPD exec to keynote HFPA annual meeting

New York - The Home Fashion Products Association's annual meeting here on Nov. 14 will include an industry overview from Carrie O'Connor, account manager for housewares and home textiles at The NPD Group, which interviews thousands of consumers each month about their shopping habits.

In addition, Dr. A. Blanton Godfrey, dean of the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University will give a special presentation highlighting college activities in the area of home textiles.

The meeting will also include a report about government and regulatory issues affecting the home textiles industry from Robert Leo of Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury and HFPA's Legal Counsel. HFPA president Keith Sorgeloos will review the association's accomplishments over the past year.

The meeting will take place in the buyer's lounge at showroom building 7 W, 7 W. 34th St., Suite 729. There will be a continental breakfast and networking from 9:00-9:00 a.m., following by the meeting from 9:30-10:00 a.m. Godfrey's will speak at 10:00 a.m., following by O'Conner at 10:25 a.m. The meeting will close at 11:10 a.m.

For additional information, contact Emoses@kellencompany.com.

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