Keynote Series

Three leading entrepreneurs show how to connect with consumers, your passions – and success

A new world of opportunity is opening up, and our Fall Market Keynote Series is crafted to help you make the most of it. Catch up with the latest shifts in consumer behavior – and see how you can shift to meet them. Find out how to transform your personal passion into a business concept, and transform that concept into a thriving enterprise. And discover how to leverage influence and partnerships to capture consumers’ attention and build your empire.

Attendees will earn one International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC-approved) continuing education credit per seminar.

Colette Shelton

Breegan Jane

Blazing Your Own Trail: Creative Ways to Grow a Business Through Influence & Partnerships

Saturday, October 16
3pm - 4pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal
With Colette Shelton, moderated by Breegan Jane

Over the last 10 years, the power of influence has evolved into a saturated and fragmented landscape. Competition is fierce, the stakes high and attention spans are short, leaving influencers, brands and designers tasked with finding innovative ways to keep people’s attention. With influence democratized and no clear play book on partnerships, Colette Shelton, founder of COCOCOZY and Chirpyest, has gone from corporate to entrepreneurship to successful brand partner by stepping out of her comfort zone and taking career risks. Join Colette in a discussion, moderated by Breegan Jane, on how to design authentic influence, navigate partnerships, and build empires. (1 CEU)

Miranda Kerr

Tori Mellott

Entrepreneurism: Transforming your Passion into Business with Miranda Kerr

Sunday, October 17
3pm - 4pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal
With Miranda Kerr, moderated by Tori Mellott

International supermodel and entrepreneur, Miranda Kerr, turned her passion for health and wellness into KORA Organics, a highly successful global certified organic skincare brand sold in over 30 countries. This passion for mindful living has expanded to other business endeavors like Miranda Kerr Home. Miranda will take audience members on the journey from concept to creation, and talk about how and why she started KORA, and what drove her to enter the home space with Miranda Kerr Home for Universal. (1 CEU)

Eva Lorenz

Anticipate and Adapt: How to Meet Shifting Customer Needs with Amazon Home Executive Eva Lorenz

Monday, October 18
3pm - 4pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal
With Eva Lorenz

The Home landscape has experienced unprecedented shifts in consumer priorities over the last few years. Join Eva Lorenz, General Manager - Amazon Home, to hear insights that can help retailers and brands propel their businesses forward, including how to effectively scale to meet customer demands, from discoverability to the delivery experience. Additionally, Eva will share Amazon Home observations around emerging consumer behavioral shifts such as evolving customer needs, and predictions of where the industry is headed. (1 CEU)