Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) has announced a high-level line-up of speakers and events being planned for this year’s International Casual Furniture & Accessories
Market, which will be held Sept. 20-23, 2012, at the Chicago Merchandise Mart. The four-day market event will feature HGTV’s John Gidding; esteemed editors from national, consumer home and garden publications; and a selection of other complimentary educational and networking events for exhibitors and attendees.
HGTV personality and acclaimed designer, John Gidding, will present this year's Casual Market keynote presentation, entitled “Turn Up the Curb Appeal for Great Outdoor Spaces.” Also, a new addition to this year’s show is a Consumer Media Panel Session. Editors from top national, consumer publications will participate in a panel discussion to share their professional expertise on a variety of topics. The panel consists of five major consumer magazine editors, including Kit Selzer, senior home editor at Better Homes & Gardens; Jodi Bech, publisher at Garden Design; Amy Elbert, senior architecture editor at Traditional Home; Amy Mitchell, managing editor at Coastal Living; and Eugenia Santiesteban Soto, style director at Veranda.
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