Do it Best holds winter conference

The 2008 Do it Best Winter Conference & Expo was held Jan. 16 to 18 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort & Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.

The Winter Conference & Expo benefits hardware, home center and lumber members, offering them education seminars presented by national experts, special purchasing opportunities and networking activities.

Six education sessions were held during the three-day event, focusing on future trends in the retail industry, consumer behavior and learning how to be ready for change. Keynote presenters included Dan Stanek and James Russo from TNS Retail Forward, a world leader in market information and retail strategies; Patrick Rodmell, president and CEO of Watt International; and futurists Jim Carroll and James Canton.

The Expo floor also featured new products and specials from nearly 300 hardware and lumber/building materials vendors, including 15 “Christmas in January” exhibits.

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