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Speakers, sponsors added to 2014 CEO Summit

Retail Editor 1 -- Home Textiles Today, October 2, 2013

Las Vegas - Two speakers and three additional sponsors have been added to the second annual CEO Summit scheduled for the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market, which runs Jan. 26-30.
International Market Centers confirmed speakers Luke Williams and Samuel Wardwell, along with sponsors Grace Management Group, Uttermost and The Fisher Wealth Management Group of UBS for the executive-level forum for CEOs, presidents and business owners.
The forum will address key financial, operational and global issues and opportunities on Jan. 29.
"The CEO Summit will bring together the industry's best and brightest to address today's significant business issues," commented Robert Maricich, ceo, International Market Centers. "This unparalleled educational forum and vital networking opportunity furthers Las Vegas Market's position as the leading home furnishings and gift destination in the western United States."
Williams is an internationally recognized authority on innovation leadership and works with organizations all over the world on challenges ranging from creating new products and services, to transforming organizational processes and behaviors. He is professor of marketing and executive director of the Berkley Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at New York University's Stern School of Business and a fellow at frog, one of the world's most influential innovation companies.
Wardwell is senior vice president, Pioneer Investments, and he and his investment strategy specialist team are responsible for providing updates on overall financial market performance, economic trends and the firm's economic outlook to clients and their advisors.
Williams and Wardwell join confirmed speakers Charles Garcia, Vivek Kundra and Susan Packard.
The three new sponsors join six previously-announced sponsors: Brandwise, Demdaco, Evergreen Enterprises, Giftcraft, Ivystone Group and Whereoware.
The summit is co-produced by International Market Centers (IMC) and Eller Enterprises and sponsored by leading sales agencies, key industry service providers and top suppliers of gift and home products.
Registration for the summit is available online, at www.lasvegasmarket.com/ceosummit, with "early bird" pricing in effect through October 25.
The three-tiered advance registration fees are: $335 for individuals whose company exhibits in an IMC property in both High Point and Las Vegas; $505 for individuals whose company exhibits in an IMC property in either High Point or Las Vegas; and $760 for individuals whose company does not currently exhibit at any IMC property.
Information on sponsorship opportunities is available from Randy Eller at 615-771-1112, x10, or reller@ellerent.com

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