Market week panel to offer advice to young professionals

Retail Editor 3, February 22, 2012

New York - The Home Fashion Products Association's Young Professionals Group, also known as the YoPros, will host a panel discussion featuring top industry executives during New York Home Fashions Week.

"An all-star panel of industry veterans will discuss how, given a price driven industry focused on branding,

one can develop and place new product, effectively manage supply chain in an increasingly volatile

world, and grasp the future of domestic production," according to the group.

Panelists include:

  • Chris Baker, ceo of Hollander Home Fashions;
  • Louis Hornick II, chairman and ceo of Louis Hornick & Co.;
  • Barry Leonard, president and ceo of Welspun USA;
  • Norman Savaria, president and ceo of WestPoint Home.

The event will take place Sunday, March 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at showroom building 7W, 7 W. 34th St. (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in the buyer's lounge, Suite 729.

Admission is free to all employees of HFPA member companies and $50 for non-members.

More details are available from HFPA headquarters at 212-297-2122 or

Space is limited. The YoPros request reservations be made by Friday, March 2.

The HFPA Young Professionals Committee is co-chaired by Andrea Bruckner of Home Source

International and Louis Hornick III of Louis Hornick & Co.


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