Messe Frankfurt, Inc. and Window Fashions magazine, co-producers of the International Window Coverings Expo, are hosting the first national show of the summer: the Pacific Home Fashion Fair. The three-day seminar program and the two-day trade show (August 14 and 15) will be held at the Tropicana Convention Center.
Retailers, manufacturers, fabricators, interior designers and others in the window coverings industry are expected from across the country and abroad. Last year's event drew about 2,000 professionals traveling from 13 countries including Italy, Portugal, Canada, India, Taiwan and China.
What to See at the Trade Show
The trade show will offer products such as hard and soft window coverings, decorative drapery hardware, shading systems, motorization, fabrics and textile products, decorative accents and accessories, workroom supplies and equipment, manufacturing equipment, computer technology and merchandising and sales tools.
What to Learn at the Seminars
The CEU-approved seminar program will offer dozens of opportunities to learn from some of the best window coverings professionals in the country.
The faculty for the Pacific Home Fashion Fair includes Deb Barrett, owner, Window Dressings; Jo Ann Brezette, founder, Speaking of Windows; Sally Tucker, owner, Visionary Concepts, Inc.; Susan Dudics-Dean, owner, Celestial Designs; Brent Holup, interior treatment market specialist, North America, Somfy Systems; Dan Kerrigan, director and principal instructor, Lafayette Installation & Training Center; LaVelle Pinder, owner, LaVelle Pinder Decorating; R.H. Rowley, president, Rowley Co.; and Joan Willis, workroom manager, Robb & Stucky, and owner of Patterns Plus.
You Will Learn
• Window covering and interior design trends that will entice clients.
• Business strategies that will strengthen your position in the marketplace.
• Sales techniques that promote your talents to their fullest.
• Installation fundamentals and shortcuts that will enable you to complete the final phase of projects with confidence.
• Workroom advice to simplify and improve your fabrication processes.
Also, discover how you can achieve Associate, Specialist or Master status through the Window Fashions Certified Professionals[TM] (WFCP) program.
The comprehensive CEU-accredited seminars and the wide array of products available on the trade show floor make the Pacific Home Fashion Fair the place to fulfill all your window coverings needs.
For more information on the Pacific Home Fashion Fair contact:
Window Fashions magazine
4225 White Bear Pkwy., Ste. 400
St. Paul, MN 55110
Fax: (612) 653-4308
Messe Frankfurt, Inc.
200 Galleria Pkwy., N.W., #790
Atlanta, GA 30339
Fax: (770) 984-8023