Springboard Futures, a style and consumer trend services firm founded by industry veteran Tom Mirabile, is hosting a series of webinars focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to have effects on the housewares industry.
The series is titled “Moving Forward: Looking Back,” and will be hosted by Mirabile where he and participants from across the industry, including HomeWorld Business editor-in-chief Peter Giannetti, will share their unique perspectives and actionable insights on the seismic effects of the pandemic on social and economic landscapes, and how such effects will reveal themselves as we live them in real-time.
The series will also explore how familiar landmarks, such as security, comfort, wellness, and relationships with partners, family and friends will form both foundation and framework for all trends ahead, whether labeled as home, lifestyle, fashion, social or economic.
The webinars will be hosted in the following three phases:
Wednesday, April 1 – 2:30 p.m. EST
The Promise of Product
What role will product play in meeting the needs of a burdened consumer? How will the home industry quench a new thirst for stability, security and socialization? Expert trend forecasters and analysts will explore the answers.
Featuring: Michelle Lamb, principal, The Trend Curve
Patti Carpenter, U.S. trend ambassador, Maison et Objet, founder, carpenter+company
Leigh-Ann Schwarkopf, co-founder. Project Partners Network
Login Link: https://zoom.us/s/256763429
Monday, April 6 – 2:00 p.m. EST
Press Perspectives on Progress
The role of the press demands a bifocal perspective guided by an expansive view of the industry as an interactive whole and informed by practical knowledge spanning a vast breadth of categories. Add a mandate for objectivity, and you’ve got a rich resource for unbiased, informed insights.
Featuring: Peter Giannetti, editor in chief, HomeWorld Business
Allison Zisko, editor in chief, HFN
Warren Shoulberg, journalist, consultant, industry expert, home and housewares
Login Link: TBD
Thursday, April 9 – 2:00 p.m EST
Mastering the Modern Marketplace
The postponement and cancellation of trade shows places a unique burden on market centers and show producers. Hear how markets are responding today and their vision meeting the evolving needs of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.