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The Home Furnishings Industry Conference has sold out its entire Expo exhibitor spacing. The event, taking place April 30–May 2 in San Antonio, Texas, features a lively Expo for manufacturers and vendors to showcase their products for all of the retailers in attendance. Forty Expo participants have signed up to be a part of the inaugural Home Furnishings Industry Conference. This HFIC Expo gives everyone a chance outside of Markets to sell, learn and connect with others in the industry.

“The excitement we have seen surrounding this event is amazing. Manufacturers, vendors and retailers really needed an outlet to all come together and work towards a future goal, which is the main purpose of the HFIC,” said WHFA Executive Director, Sharron Bradley. “By selling out the Expo, it truly shows that the industry supports this event and finds it valuable for their business.”

Expo vendors showing during the Home Furnishings Industry Conference are:

4Warranty Furn. Protection Plans
Aita & Associates, Inc.
Argo Select
BA Merchant Services
Banner Marketing
Certegy Check Services
Color Ad
Delivery Solutions Inc
ESRI
Furniture Retail Operations Group
Furniture Wizard Software
Furniturecore.com
FurnitureDealer.net
GE Money
Guardian Protection Products
Guardsman, a business unit of Valspar Corp.
IDS
International Storage Systems, Inc
James G. Parker Insurance Associates
JRM Sales & Management
Julius M. Feinblum Real Estate
Mail America
Med-Lift
MicroD
Myriad Software
National Home Furnishings Association
Nourison
Phoenix AMD Int'l. Inc.
Profitability Consulting Group
R & A Marketing
Reputation & Accelerator
Runzheimer International
Serta Mattress
STORIS Management Systems
Tempur-Pedic, Inc.
TruckSkin, LLC
Twin-Star International
Wahlquist Management Corp
Zenith Global Logistics Solutions
Western Home Furnishings Association

All attendees participating in the three-day conference have the opportunity to win multiple prizes, including a $1,000 or $500 gift card, just by visiting the Expo and networking with the participating vendors.
There is still time to sign up and attend this event! Along with the great manufacturers and vendors that will be on hand, many Top 100 retailers and well respected home furnishings retailers will be in attendance. To view a full list of attendees, visit
www.homefurnishingsconference.com.

Retail members of WHFA, NHFA, all of the affiliates and designated partners can take advantage of the great buy one, get one free deal. One registration of $495 must be purchased and the second person can attend for free. Additional registrations for other team members are only $199 each. This makes it easy for businesses to bring multiple people from their store and learn even more valuable tools for business.

Register for the Home Furnishings Industry Conference at www.homefurnishingsconference.com.

Connect with the Home Furnishings Industry Conference through Facebook: www.facebook.com/homefurnishingsconference and Twitter http://www.twitter.com/HFIC2011.

About WHFA, NHFA and Affiliates: The Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) is the largest affiliate of the NHFA, representing approximately 1,000 independent home furnishings retailers in more than 2,400 stores in 12 western states.

National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) is the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers. NHFA’s membership comprises 2,800 corporate entities representing 10,000 stores in all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Aspenhome: aspenhome™ has evolved over the past 31 years from a small family owned home entertainment business based in Phoenix to a full line furniture company specializing in thoughtfully designed innovative products for the way people work, play and relax at home.  Recognized as a resource for functional family furniture, the aspenhome™ collection includes bedroom, dining, home office, home entertainment, stationary and motion leather seating, and occasional furnishings.

California Furniture Manufacturers Association: Since 1911, the California Furniture Manufacturers Association has been serving the interests of the furniture industry throughout California. As a result, CFMA is taking a pro-active role to keep furniture manufacturers thriving. For more information, visit www.cfma.com.

FurnitureDealer.net: The company operates more than 500 home furnishings websites designed to help consumers find big ticket furniture, mattress, appliance and electronics products online and buy through local retail stores. The company’s clients include 25 of the 150 largest independent furniture retailers in North America and five of the industry’s largest suppliers. FurnitureDealer.net is the premiere Click-to-Store™ expert in the home furnishings industry, helping retailers and manufacturers implement successful multi-channel growth strategies that convert online furniture shoppers into local in-store buyers. FurnitureDealer.net provides world class websites with detailed product catalogs, product content management, search engine optimization, email marketing, sales training and channel integration consulting.
FurnitureDealer.net

Home Furnishings Business: Home Furnishings Business provides relevant content that matters to home retail professionals. Our current delivery options include a business & strategy magazine, a daily newsletter, a website with both aggregated and original content, a continuing webinar series, and the Furniture Forum seminar program.

Interior Design Society (IDS): Based in High Point, NC, Interior Design Society fills an important niche in the residential interior design community.  IDS is the trade association that recognizes and assists specialists in all walks of residential interior design, even those men and women who might not have a four-year degree in Interior Design.

International Home Furnishings Reps Association (IHFRA): IHFRA provides education, professional standards and services, legislative advocacy and communications for our membership to remain a viable, responsive and financially secure organization.

MicroD
For more than 20 years, MicroD has led the way with innovative furniture merchandising solutions. That’s why more than 85% of the Top 100 furniture brands and retailers rely on MicroD. The result of our 20-years of furniture merchandising expertise, ePiphany combines next-generation technology with the comprehensive website design, hosting, and content management services to transform record numbers of online shoppers into in-store buyers.

Pacific Furniture Dealers: West Coast buying group comprised of 60 independent furniture retailers, usually dominant or close in their Pacific Northwest communities, hitting popular price points.

Serta: Serta is proud to be the manufacturer of the World's Beat Mattress TM. Our commitment to quality has made us a leader in the industry, and we look forward to helping you find the right mattress so you can get a better night's sleep for years to come.

World Market Center Las Vegas: World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The state-of-the-art campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments. World Market Center currently hosts the biannual Las Vegas MarketTM, the preeminent total home market along with Gift + HomeTM and Vegas KidsTM.

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