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HFPA to honor Goldstein at annual meeting

New York - The Home Fashion Products Association will payl tribute to the late Carl Goldstein, a longtime member, during its 2013 annual meeting Nov. 13.

The meeting will take place from 9-11 a.m. in the buyers' lounge at 295 Fifth Avenue here.

Goldstein passed away last week. HFPA will recognize his commitment to the HFPA Board and his dedication to the organization, its foundation and students in the industry. Goldstein's son Scott, who serves as president of S. Lichtenberg & Co., will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award in his father's honor.

In regular business at the meeting, Keith Sorgeloos, president and ceo of Home Source International Inc. and president of HFPA, will review the accomplishments of this past year. Additionally, Robert Leo of Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury and HFPA's legal counsel, will give a special report of the government and regulatory issues affecting members now and in 2014.

This year's meeting will feature keynote speaker Sarah Davanzo, chief cultural strategy officer of next-generation cultural identification agency sparks & honey, who will speak on the future consumer, the world around her, how it's changing, and what that means for you as makers and marketers of home products.

The cost is free for HFPA member companies and $75 for nonmembers.

For more information or to RSVP, contact emoses@kellencompany.com.

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