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Jun 2016


McCormick Place Convention Center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive ,
Chicago, Illinois,
Tel: (312) 791-7000

International Floricluture Expo






International Floriculture Expo is happening on 20 Jun 2016 at McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Horticulture & Floriculture industry.

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Jun 20   

 8:00am – 5:00pm Education Sessions

12:00pm Keynote Luncheon Doug Stephens Toast to the Industry

5:00pm – 7:00pm Opening Reception

5:30pm Merchandising Award of Excellence

6:00pm Flower Naming Ceremony

Jun 21   


9:00am – 10:00am Generating Buzz Through Creative Marketing

10:00am – 4:00pm Design Demonstrations & New Product Highlights

4:30pm – 5:30pm 9th Annual Iron Designer Competition & Happy Hour

Jun 22   


9:00am – 10:00am Education Research Session

11:00am Innovation Battlefield Challenge

12:00pm – 4:00pm Design Demonstrations & New Product Highlights

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Doug Stephens

Douglas Stephens is one of the most influential retail futurists on the planet. His talks have been referred to as “required listening” for any company that orbits the retail world. Stephens shows companies how to stay ahead of the changing mega-trends in demographics, economics, and technology that are resetting the industry—and, what it takes to be truly innovative. The founder of Retail Prophet, and rated among the Top 50 Retail Influencers by Vend, Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail and consumer futurists. His research and insights have helped major organizations—such as Air Miles, Home Depot, Disney, and Intel—understand exactly how mega-trends in demographics, economics, technology, and media are forever altering consumer/brand relationships. And he explains what they need to do to adapt, evolve, and innovate. Drawing on his 20 years of experience, Stephens analyzes media trends, financial climates, demographic shifts, emerging technologies, and everything in between to provide an unrivalled insight into consumer trends. Too often, companies make the mistake of reacting purely to what’s going on right now, instead of understanding what’s going to happen. Douglas Stephens gives his audiences a clear view of what’s on the horizon. Stephens’ thinking has influenced many of the world’s best-known retailers and brands, including Target, WestJet, Crayola, and Microsoft. Prior to founding Retail Prophet, Stephens spent 20 years in retail, holding senior international roles, including the leadership of one of New York City’s most iconic retail chains. He is a regular guest expert on CTV’s acclaimed tech television series App Central; co-host of new retail-focused web series The Future In Store; the syndicated retail columnist for CBC Radio Canada; and appears regularly on Canada AM, Business News Network, and BBC Radio 1.

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