Upcoming Events

2022 ANNUAL MEETING

Thursday, December 8, 2022

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET

Join us to hear what's going on in the HFPA from President Charles Gaenslen, the latest on legal issues facing the industry, and meet the HFPA Board of Directors.

We are pleased to announce our guest speaker, Jonathan Gold, National Retail Federation. Inflation, rising interest rates, and supply chain issues are putting more pressure on consumers and creating a drastic shift in demand. That, coupled with a potential shift in power in Washington DC, is making waves in the retail industry for 2023 and beyond. Jonathan Gold, VP, Supply Chain and Customs Policy with the National Retail Federation will share retail trends and what the NRF is seeing within the supply chain and beyond. He will also cover how the November election results will impact tariffs with China and other countries.

 

Jonathan GoldJonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy for the National Retail Federation.

Jonathan is responsible for representing NRF before Congress and the administration on supply chain and customs issues impacting the retail industry. Prior to joining NRF, Jonathan served as a Policy Analyst in the Office of Policy and Planning for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and was responsible for giving policy guidance on issues surrounding maritime cargo security and trade related matters. Prior to joining CBP, Jonathan served as the Vice President, Global Supply Chain Policy for the Retail Industry Leaders Association. He was responsible for representing the association before Congress and the Executive Branch on various international trade and supply chain issues.

 

 


Past Events

 

2021 ANNUAL MEETING

Thursday, December 9, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET

Join us to hear what's going on in the HFPA from President Charles Gaenslen, the latest on legal issues facing the industry, and meet the HFPA Board of Directors.

We are pleased to announce our special guest speaker for this meeting, Joe Derochowski, Vice President of The NPD Group. In this thought-provoking session "What's Next for the Home Textile Industry and How to Prepare for the Future", Joe will present on the current state of change that is happening in both consumer behavior and commerce. You will come away from this session feeling inspired to think differently and evolve your business strategy to capitalize on new opportunities

Joe Derochowski, Vice President, is The NPD Group’s advisor for the home and home improvement industries. Joe has been following behavioral trends on a wide variety of categories, developing a unique perspective on what consumers do and why they do it. Driven by this insight and his own passion, Joe has been helping manufacturers and retailers identify opportunities for growth for the past 30 years, from product innovation to new marketing and merchandising opportunities.


 

PAST EVENTS

2020 ANNUAL MEETING

Thursday, December 10, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET


Join us to hear what's going on in the HFPA from President Jeff Kaufman, the latest on legal issues facing the industry and meet the new HFPA Board of Directors.

We are very pleased to announce our special guest speaker for this meeting, Greg David, Director of the Business Reporting and Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY and fiscal and economics contributor to THE CITY, NYC's nonprofit news site covering NYC. Greg will examine the impact of the 2020 presidential and senate elections and the future impact of COVID-19, and where the economy goes from here.

 

 

 

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