HGTV Founder Packard to Speak at Vegas CEO Conference
August 7, 2013,
LAS VEGAS-International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises will host the second annual Las Vegas Market CEO Summit Jan. 29-30, 2014, during the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market. The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions and presentations, and networking opportunities for participants.
"This executive-level gathering is designed to address critical business issues and provide insights into the issues--and opportunities--across today's gift and home furnishings industries," said Scott Eckman, chief marketing officer for IMC. The conference content will encompass subjects relevant not only to gift and home decor specifically, Eckman said, but also to home furnishings in general.
Confirmed speakers to date include Charles Garcia, former White House aide under George W. Bush and nationwide leader in the Hispanic community, who will address the rising consumer influence of Hispanics in the U.S., and suggest how the gift and home furnishings industries can cater to this community; Vivek Kundra, the first U.S. chief information officer appointed by President Barack Obama, who will speak about proper IT planning for businesses; and Susan Packard, co-founder of HGTV, who will present "Entrepreneurship: How to Create and Build Great Companies." Several other speakers are in the process of being confirmed and will be announced soon.