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sponsoring and designing the installation of the ICFF Talks stage this year.

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Sunday, May 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Session Number:1
As the environmental movement continues to thrive, it is no longer good enough to do less harm or use less resources from the environment. Now is the time for designers to work towards creating a net positive future. Companies on the cutting-edge of the environmental movement are no longer just... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Jon Strassner
Directory of Workplace Strategy
Humanscale
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    Sunday, May 20, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    • Session Number:2
    On the occasion of ICFF's 30th anniversary, we look back at how the fair has been a launching pad for some of the most exciting design-led businesses in the United States today. Design entrepreneurs and leaders will discuss how ICFF helped their careers and businesses in the early stages, and... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Moderator
    Avinash Rajagopal
    Editor in Chief
    Metropolis
    Panelist
    Jacob Marks
    Founder
    Skram Furniture Company
    Panelist
    John Christakos
    Co-Founder
    Blu Dot
    Panelist
    Sean McKusik
    Partner/Sales Director
    Uhuru
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      Sunday, May 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      • Session Number:3
      As modern and contemporary art takes on a larger role in the overall design program of commercial and residential projects, informed developers, architects and interior designers are increasingly partnering with specialized fine art consultants. Hear from a panel of experts, including an architect, in-house curator for a prestigious developer and art consultant,... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Chardonnay Pickard
      Marketing and Communications Director
      PBDW Architects
      Panelist
      Christine Minas
      Founder
      Christine Minas Fine Art
      Panelist
      Kate Gavriel
      Cultural Affairs Director
      Two Trees Management Co
      Panelist
      Suchi Reddy
      Founding Principal
      Reddymade
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        Sunday, May 20, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

        • Session Number:4
        The international design magazine darc will host a discussion between professionals in the lighting industry on the importance of decorative lighting within interior design and architecture and why lighting should be one of the first considerations when working on a project whether commercial or residential....
        Speaker(s)
        Moderator
        Emma Harris
        DARC MAGAZINE
        Panelist
        Leon Jakimic
        Founder & CEO
        Lasvit
        Panelist
        Paris Forino
        Interior Designer
        Panelist
        Renee Joosten
        ICRAVE Lighting Director
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          Monday, May 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

          • Session Number:5
          With all the industry’s myriad of changes over the last decade, we need to stay relevant as designers to remain successful. This casual yet intimate discussion will address savvy ideas to keep yourself and your business ahead of the curve. It will touch on everything from properly setting fees, establishing... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Panelist
          Andrea Pompei
          Owner/Lead Designer
          ASH Interiors and Design LLC
          Moderator
          Chelsie Butler
          KITCHEN & BATH BUSINESS/KBB
          Panelist
          Christopher Grubb
          PRESIDENT
          ARCH-INTERIORS DESIGN GROUP INC
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            Monday, May 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

            • Session Number:6
            Six French Design Professionals in Conversation...
            Speaker(s)
            Panelist
            Antonie Six
            Sales and Project Manager
            Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne
            Panelist
            Bernard Reybier
            President
            Fermob
            Moderator
            Glenn Adamson
            CURATOR
            Panelist
            Julie Richoz
            Designer
            Julie Richoz Design
            Panelist
            Noe Duchaufour Lawrance
            Designer
            Panelist
            Philippe Courtois
            CEO
            Atelier Premiere New York
            Panelist
            Simone Vingerhoets
            Executive Vice President
            Ligne Roset, USA
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              Monday, May 21, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

              • Session Number:7
              Staging has become a necessity for selling today’s luxury real estate. Cheryl Eisen, Founder & President of Interior Marketing Group will discuss: What is staging and why is it important? The business behind staging i.e. tactics, finances, etc. Staging Do’s & Don’ts Current Design Trends Staging for different neighborhoods or regions ...
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker/Presenter
              Cheryl Eisen
              Founder & CEO
              Interior Marketing Group, Inc.
              Speaker/Presenter
              Daniel Parker
              Creative Director
              Stribling
              Speaker/Presenter
              David Juracich
              Principal/Partner
              JDS Development Group
              Speaker/Presenter
              John Gomes
              LICENSED ASSOCIATE REAL ESTATE BROKER
              Douglas Elliman's Eklund/Gomes Team
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                Monday, May 21, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                • Session Number:8
                How is technology shaping architecture and design both from the inside out and outside in? How are our goals, constraints, clients, materials, and methods evolving in response to the rapidly changing culture and landscape of technology? A futurist, interior designer, and product designer talk about designing with and for game... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Panelist
                Amanda Carroll
                Interior Designer
                Firmwide Leader and Gensler's Technology Practice
                Panelist
                Federico Negro
                SVP, Head of Design
                WeWork
                Moderator
                Matt Shaw
                Senior Editor
                Architect's Newspaper
                Panelist
                Toru Hasegawa
                Architect and Developer, Co-Founder
                Morpholio Apps for Creatives and Columbia University GSAPP Cloud Lab
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                  Monday, May 21, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                  • Session Number:9
                  Internet retailers have disrupted both traditional retail and the practice of interior designers. Retailers who will survive and thrive in the future are those that most successfully adopt new business models that combine both brick and mortar retailing with Internet e-tailing. Successful Internet retailers are building brick and mortar stores... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Panelist
                  Christianne Lemieux
                  Founder and CEO
                  The Inside
                  Panelist
                  Joy Habian
                  VP of Marketing
                  THE DURST ORGANIZATION
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Kenne Shepherd AIA, LEED AP
                  Principal
                  Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture PLLC
                  Panelist
                  Malene Barnett
                  DESIGN/CREATIVE DIRECTOR
                  Malene B Atelier
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                    Tuesday, May 22, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                    • Session Number:10
                    New York City is one of the global capitals of design, with more people employed in design-related fields than any other US city. New York is also the largest consumer and commercial market in the US, and one of the largest in the world. It’s the city where people come... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker/Presenter
                    Alex Costas
                    Vice President of Marketing
                    NYCEDC
                    Panelist
                    Brian Coleman
                    CEO
                    GMDC
                    Panelist
                    Jesse Solomon
                    Director of Economic Development and Policy
                    SBIDC
                    Speaker/Presenter
                    Jhaelen Hernandez-Eli
                    NYCEDC
                    Panelist
                    Julie Stein
                    Senior Vice President
                    New York City Economic Development Corporation
                    Moderator
                    Kinda Younes
                    Executive Director
                    ITAC (Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation)
                    Panelist
                    Mark Jupiter
                    Owner
                    Mark Jupiter
                    Panelist
                    Miquela Craytor
                    Executive Director
                    NYC Small Business Services
                    Panelist
                    Stacy Weismiller
                    NYCEDC
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                      Tuesday, May 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                      • Session Number:11
                      Luxury, elegance and cultural heritage with audacity and panache...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Moderator
                      Emily Orr
                      Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary American Design
                      Cooper Hewitt
                      Panelist
                      Jean Charles de Castelbajac
                      Fashion Designers
                      Designer
                      Panelist
                      Jerome Declercq
                      CEO
                      DECLERCQ PASSEMENTERIE
                      Panelist
                      Romain Jouffre
                      CEO
                      Jouffre US
                      Panelist
                      Valerie Maltaverne
                      FONDATRICE YMER& MALTA
                      Tracks:

                        Tuesday, May 22, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                        • Session Number:12
                        In the contemporary landscape, marketing and selling design requires equal parts creativity, grit and patience. It is no longer enough to open a store and wait for customers to walk through the doors. Public relations, social media, online marketing, various sales channels, bricks and mortar showrooms/stores – some combination of... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Panelist
                        Adam Kamens
                        CEO
                        Amuneal Manufacturing
                        Moderator
                        Erika Heet
                        Editor in Chief
                        Interiors Magazine
                        Panelist
                        Ignaz Gorischek
                        VP
                        CallisonRTKL
                        Panelist
                        Mark De la Vega
                        DLV Collection
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                          Tuesday, May 22, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                          • Session Number:13
                          From micro rooms to good-looking hostels and integrated wellness, what are the trends and influencers affecting hospitality design today. Hear from a panel of experts who not only delve into the projects showcasing these new concepts, but also delve into the mindset and thought process behind it....
                          Speaker(s)
                          Panelist
                          Gonzalo Bustamante
                          Studio Leader
                          Rockwell Group
                          Panelist
                          Michael Suomi
                          Principal
                          Stonehill Taylor
                          Panelist
                          Nicole Hollis
                          Principal and Creative Director
                          NICOLEHOLLIS
                          Panelist
                          Stacy Shoemaker Rauen
                          Editor-in-Chief
                          Hospitality Design Magazine
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                            Tuesday, May 22, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                            • Session Number:14
                            Program requirements for new urban residential developments are constantly evolving. Organized by the AIANY Interiors Committee, and moderated by the AIANY President Elect, learn from industry experts at leading New York City architecture firms about new development considerations, market driven requirements and design solutions that bring to life new residential... ...read more...
                            Speaker(s)
                            Panelist
                            Gretchen Kubiak
                            Studio Director
                            Morris Adjmi Architects
                            Moderator
                            Hayes Slade, AIA, AIANY President Elect
                            President Elect & Principal
                            Slade Architecture
                            Panelist
                            Sara Lopergolo, AIA
                            Partner
                            Selldorf Architects
                            Panelist
                            Ximena Rodriguez
                            Principal, Director of Interior Design
                            CetraRuddy Architecture
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                              Wednesday, May 23, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                              • Session Number:15
                              A current wave of redevelopment and urban revival is sweeping across the country and is particularly present in NYC. In pursuit of a “triple bottom line” of financial, social, and environmental success, more and more developers are investing in projects that benefit communities — in particular, many are seeking flexible,... ...read more...
                              Speaker(s)
                              Moderator
                              Bob Beck
                              Owner and Publisher
                              Office Insight
                              Panelist
                              Brigitte Preston
                              Co-Owner and Principal of Design
                              Lauckgroup
                              Panelist
                              Brooks Atwood
                              Design Directory
                              R&A Architecture + Design
                              Panelist
                              Chad Cook
                              Founder
                              Quadrant Investment Properties
                              Tracks:

                                Wednesday, May 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                • Session Number:16
                                Picking your colour scheme might seem to be a case of simply going with your gut instinct, but for designers it’s more about putting hard-earned knowledge and experience into action. So just how do designers make the right choice when it comes to your colour scheme? Join leading British interior designer Jo Hamilton,... ...read more...
                                Speaker(s)
                                Panelist
                                Anat Lechner
                                Co-Founder of Huegroup, A Color Intelligence Company
                                Huegroup and NYU
                                Panelist
                                Jo Hamilton
                                Jo Hamilton Interiors
                                Panelist
                                Kim Vance
                                CEO
                                Whyte & Company
                                Tracks:

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