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Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) Keynote Conference Speakers Will Inspire

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Inspiration will abound at Western Home Furnishings Association’s 45th Annual Managerial Conference & Tradeshow in Puerto Vallarta, which carries the theme: “Be Inspired. Get Focused. See Results”. The May 15-17, 2005 event will feature a dazzling array of keynote speakers, highlighted by legendary consumer behavior analyst Phil Lempert. About the Speakers Phil Lempert has addressed more than 600,000 people over the past 10 years and is a recognized expert on the retail environment and new marketing trends and products. He is a respected analyst with an uncanny ability to identify and explain trends to both industry and consumers in a thought-provoking and entertaining manner. Aside from sharing his extensive knowledge and keen advice on a variety of national television shows, including The Today Show, Oprah, 20/20 and CNN, he also hosts "Shopping Smart®" with Phil Lempert, a weekly, live call-in radio show on the WOR Radio Network that airs in more than 100 cities nationwide. Joining in the keynote lineup will be Robert Wendover, Director of the Center for Generational Studies. For the past 17 years Wendover has worked with numerous organizations in industry, education and government on intergenerational challenges and other management issues. A prolific writer, Wendover has published several books and scores of articles for national and regional publications. Rounding out the inspirational slate of keynote speakers will be Jeffrey Hansler, author, expert trainer, motivator and educator. Hansler focuses on the dynamics and interaction in business and has the ability to translate organizational objectives into entertaining, absorbable and memorable programs. A salesperson since age 9, he thrives on his ability to provide action-driven programs needed by the organizations of tomorrow. About the Venue The American-managed Westin Regina Resort, Puerto Vallarta, is ranked as one of the best places to stay in the world. This spectacular oceanfront resort, set on 21 lush acres, combines the ambience of colonial Mexico with the most sophisticated services and amenities. The property features four unique pools surrounded by 600 palm trees, magnificent gardens and 879 feet of Pacific Ocean beach. To register, exhibit or sponsor, call (800) 422-3778, or visit WHFA’s website at WWW.WHFA.ORG. For information regarding conference details, call WHFA Meeting Planner Cindi Williams, (916) 960-0277. About WHFA Western Home Furnishings Association is 100% member-owned and the largest affiliate of the National Home Furnishings Association, providing programs, services and networking opportunities to western home furnishing retailers since 1944.