January 9, 2013

BIFMA Leadership Conference Focuses on Creativity

BIFMA is held at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, Fort Myers, Florida. Photo by Sanibel Harbour Marriott.

In only a few weeks,

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association

(BIFMA) will hold its annual

360º Leadership Conference

in Fort Meyers, Florida. From January 28-30 at the

Sanibel Harbor Marriott Resort & Spa

, leading furniture manufacturers will converge to discuss the influences and perspectives on their markets. “This year our focus is on creativity and we have a world-class speaker line-up,” says Tom Reardon, BIFMA executive director. “It’s going to be a fascinating few days.”

The intense two-day


is tightly packed with speakers, notably award winning graphic designer,

Michael Bierut

; Accidental Creative CEO

Todd Henry

; best-selling author

Steve Johnson

; inventor

Ray Kurzweil

; green building expert

Jason McLennan

; and business consultant

Paul Pendergrass

. The conference delivers on its promise of serious discourse as stated on its


page: No vendor showcases, no golf outings — instead, the exploration of exceedingly smart content with exceedingly smart people serious about discussing, improving, and implementing ideas.

“BIFMA members are constantly thinking about how to create workplaces that provide comfort, convenience, and beauty that help people be more productive, healthy, and satisfied,” says BIFMA’s Reardon. “Each year, during the annual BIFMA Leadership Conference, we learn from each other and from our invited guests, who bring vital outside perspectives that we may not encounter in our day-to-day business.”

To register for this year’s 360 Leadership Conference, go



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