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ISPA Industry Conference and Exhibition Scheduled For November 7-9

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The 2007 ISPA Industry Conference and Exhibition –The Annual Forum for Mattress Industry Executives and Management is scheduled for November 7 -9, 2007 in Weston (Ft.Lauderdale) FL. According to the International Sleep Products Association, "this event is a unique opportunity for attendees to interact with industry experts and colleagues, see the latest products and services available today, and learn how they can improve their productivity and bottom line." Program highlights on Thursday, November 8 include the keynote presentation “Macroeconomic and Generational Trends That Will Affect the Mattress Industry” featuring Jerry Epperson, managing director of Armistead & Epperson, Economist Robert H. Shrouds, of DuPont, and moderator Bill Creekmuir, CFO of Simmons Bedding Company. Other sessions include “Enhancing Plant Efficiency” and “1633 Implementation and Beyond: Initial Lessons Learned”, as well as a FR Compliance Roundtable discussion. Following a panel on “Expanding the Market for Mattress Sales Worldwide withparticipation from the Sleep Councils of the U.S., Canada, and Europe, Friday presentations include “Increasing Consumer Demand Through Integrated Marketing” with David MacKay, senior vice president of Fleishman-Hillard in Washington, D.C. and a keynote presentation “Boost Your Brand” with René Boender, CEO of Great Opportunities in The Netherlands. The ISPA Industry Conference sessions I attended last year were all well-presented, informative and worthwhile. The Conference is also a superb opportunity to have meaningful discussions and share ideas with colleagues and other business associates in a first-class setting,” noted CEO of Restonic Sleep Products, Inc., Lee Quinn. In addition to the business sessions offered, there will be time to relax with friends and new acquaintances. The many relationship-building opportunities include breakfasts and lunches as well as the “Welcome Aboard,” and “Pirates’ Paradise” receptions. And a trip to Florida wouldn’t be complete without a golf tournament, which ISPA will be hosting the last day of the Conference. Participants can extend their stay with their family and enjoy the numerous attractions in the Ft. Lauderdale area over the long Veterans Day weekend. For more information, visit www.sleepproducts.org/IndustryConference or call (703) 683-8371. Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association, www.sleepproducts.org , is the trade organization for mattress manufacturers and their component suppliers around the world. ISPA hosts the biennial ISPA EXPO trade show and publishes BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines.

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