Next Generation-Now Has 3 Las Vegas EventsJanuary 17, 2013
Home furnishings networking group Next Generation-Now will host three events at Winter Las Vegas Furniture Market.
Those include a networking breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by an educational Retailer Panel Discussion on Monday, Jan. 28; and the NGN Bash, on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
The Retailer Panel Discussion on Monday morning, 9-10 a.m. in the RRC, C-496, will focus on "Multiple Generations = Many Opportunities." Panelists from Royal Furniture and Ivan Smith Furniture will share their ideas and experiences of working within multi-generational family businesses. All attendees are invited to enjoy a hot waffle breakfast at 8 a.m. prior to the panel discussion.
“The panel discussion features a great team of successful retailers, who have also been longtime friends. The discussion will focus around family business practices and the importance of industry relationships,” said NGN Education Committee Chair Amy Schmidt. “These third generation storeowners will share all of their successes, and stumbles, of running their family businesses. It will be a great discussion for anyone who is involved in a family business.”
The semi-annual NGN Bash will be held on Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. in the One-Six Club on the 16th Floor of Building B. Sponsored by Coaster, the NGN Bash will have attendees “rolling the dice” while networking, enjoying hors d’oeurves and drinks. This year’s Bash has been extended to give all attendees plenty of time to enjoy the Casino Night festivities and build new industry connections.
“The NGN committee has been hard at work planning this bash and doing some things we've never done before. We wanted to take this event to a whole new level,” said NGN Event Committee Chair Sara Wedding. “We went all out with bringing in a DJ, having games and giving away one of three all-expense paid trips to the 2013 HFIC.”
During each NGN event, participants have the opportunity to drop off their business cards and be entered to win one of three all-expense paid trips to the 2013 Home Furnishings Industry Conference, June 2-4 in New Orleans, La.