A Viewer’s Guide to the 2020 Bedding Conference

Everything you need to know to watch the big event!

HIGH POINT — Welcome to our viewer’s guide to the online Bedding Conference. We have three great days of content planned for you. In this handy guide, we will give you the key information you need to watch the conference. 

Click here: https://hopin.to/

To log in to our virtual event platform, Hopin, your username is your registered email address and your password is your last name (all lowercase) followed by bedcon2020.
Example: Jane Smith
Username: jane@furnituretoday.com
Password: smithbedcon2020
***IMPORTANT*** You must receive the confirmation email direct from Hopin first! After receipt, you’ll be eligible to login, preview a portion of the event, and complete your online profile.

Consider your online profile similar to your badge in an in-person event. Your personal profile identifies you to other attendees, with name, company, social profiles (LinkedIn, etc.) and a short bio.

If you need help registering, email events@pbmbrands.com. If you have registered for this event but are unable to log in, please email support@virtualvenues.com

WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA? (Click here for a printable version: Viewers Guide )

Tuesday, Aug. 18

9 a.m.
Social Media Live Broadcast Kick-off!

10-11 a.m.
Wake-Up Calls
Featuring Mark Jones, HSM; David Binke, King Koil; Jeff Harris, Furnitureland South; Gerry Borreggine, Therapedic.

11 a.m.-noon
Bedding Producer Panel
Featuring Melanie Huet, Serta Simmons Bedding; Gerry Borreggine, Therapedic; David Binke, King Koil; and Mike McQuiston, Symbol Mattress. Includes live Q&A.

2-3 p.m.
Keynote speaker Doug Lipp: Lessons from Disney U: The Wonderful World of an Enduring Brand
Sponsored by King Koil

3:15-4 p.m.
Warren Kornblum: It’s Time for More Out of the Box Thinking
Sponsored by Spring Air

4 p.m.
Bedtime Stories
Featuring Becky Greene, Furnitureland South; Mark Jones, HSM

5-6 p.m.
Retail Brainstorming
Includes a live Q&A.
Sponsored by Sierra Sleep

Wednesday, Aug.19

9:30-10 a.m.
Special appearance: Drew and Jonathan Scott
Sponsored by Restonic

10-11 a.m.
Wake-Up Calls
Featuring Carson Kressley, The Design Network; Bob Muenkel, Resident; Michael Faus, Carpenter; Jason Harris, Furnitureland South; Melanie Huet, Serta Simmons Bedding

11 a.m.-noon
Gene Marks: Beyond the Pandemic and After the Election
Sponsored by Therapedic

1-2 p.m.
Live Dos Marcos podcast with Mark Kinsley of Englander and Mark Quinn of Sherwood Bedding

3-4 p.m.
CBD Panel: Fad or Opportunity?
Featuring Scott Carr, Malouf; Susan Mathes, Therapedic; Shane Mutter, Seed2System. Includes a live Q&A.

4 p.m.
Bedtime Stories
Featuring Craig Schmeizer, Idle Group; charity event with King Koil CEO David Binke at Camp Carefree.

5-6 p.m.
Bedding Awards Gala
Join us as we honor the 2020 Retail Giant Award winners and the Lifetime Bedding Achievement Award recipient. The Retail Giants of Bedding are: Mattress Firm franchisee Harry Roberts, Sweet Dreams Mattress and Furniture and Brooklyn Bedding. The Lifetime Bedding Achievement Award recipient is: Rick Anderson. Sponsored by Serta

6-7 p.m.
Cocktail Hour

Thursday, Aug. 20

10-11 a.m.
Wake-Up Calls
Featuring Eric Rhea and Holt Montgomery, Leggett & Platt; Jeff Rose, Nationwide Marketing Group; Mark Akerman, Enso Sleep Products

11 a.m.-noon
Mattress Shopping Today
Featuring Mary Helen Rogers, Better Sleep Council

1-2 p.m.
Mike Magnuson: Welcome to the Omni-Channel World: The New Rules of Engagement
Includes a live Q&A.

3-4 p.m.
Retail Panel: The Critical Role of Brick & Mortar
Featuring Alan VonderHaar, Miskelly Furniture; Bob Muenkel, Resident. Includes a live Q&A.

4 p.m
Bedtime Stories
Featuring Max McWey, GBS Enterprises; Kara Dunlay, Furniture Today; Dave Perry, Furniture Today

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