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HTT launches 1st annual Online Technologies Conference

Retail Editor 8 -- Home Textiles Today, August 31, 2010

Chicago - Online technologies including Web sites, Internet marketing and software-as-service technologies are changing the way the home furnishings and gift industries operate.
To help retailers and manufacturers better leverage these technologies, The Furniture/Today Group of Sandow Media of which Home Textiles Today is a part will host a one-day conference focused exclusively on "Boosting Sales Through Online Technologies." The event is set for November 9, 2010, at the Merchandise Mart Conference Center in Chicago.
Attendees will hear from industry experts in online marketing, social media, research, mobile and Web development. Panelists from the gift and home furnishings market will share their latest strategies and offer practical advice to their colleagues.
"The objective of this event is to provide retailers and manufacturers in the home furnishing and gift industries with actionable, real-world tips and ideas that they can use in their businesses," said Penny Schneck, online manager for Sandow Media.
The agenda includes global Internet industry experts who will discuss online trends and emerging technologies as they specifically impact the home furnishings and gift industry. Other speakers will present case studies on how they implemented and their online programs. A detailed agenda, speaker profiles and registration can be found at http://furnituretodayonline.com/onlinetechconference/
Early bird registration for the conference is $99 (through September 30th). Standard registration is $189. Conference fee includes lunch and conference notebook.
Conference sponsors include Myriad Software, Shopatron, Whereoware, SnapRetail and MMPI. Sandow Media's Furniture Group includes Home Textiles Today, Furniture/Today, Home Accents Today, Kids Today, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Casual Living and Playthings.

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