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Mallin Casual Furniture

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Tuesday, September 12

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

Presentation Room | Floor 7

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm



Presented by: Waynette Goodson | Casual Living editor in chief
Waynette Goodson will reveal the top trends projected for 2018, as well as her picks for what trends have now become basic—meaning they’re here to stay and should no longer be considered “trendy.” In her perch at the intersection of manufacturers, designers and retailers, Goodson has a bird’s eye view of the entire casual industry. Based on this singular position and Casual Living’s noted research, she will offer up tips to specialty retailers on how to keep a competitive edge and increase business.

About Waynette Goodson:  is currently the editor in chief of Casual Living. Previously, she served as the managing editor of Four Seasons magazine, the luxury publication in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts worldwide. With more than 20 years experience in the publishing industry, Waynette has held editor's positions at Delta Sky, U.S. Airways and Santa Barbara magazines. Her bylines have appeared everywhere from Georgia Magazine to Rolling Stone. She's also the fashion columnist for Greenboro, N.C.'s O'Henry magazine, and enjoys a healthy amount of retail therapy. Contact Waynette at wgoodson@casualliving.com.