July 20-21, 2021

Hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, North Carolina

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Educational Program

Developed by top leaders in the industry discussing regulatory environmental policy, the latest innovation, and more. The two-day educational program is included with your exhibit hall badge.  

Please check back often as we continue to develop the program.

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20 Jul 2021
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    Consumer demands continue to evolve and digitalization is a must in order to keep up. Discover how an integrated solution can provide the speed and flexibility you need to survive.
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    North Carolina’s targeted, performance-based incentive programs help companies that are doing business in North Carolina by lessening the tax burden and lowering overall costs to the company. This presentation will highlight the programs available to existing NC businesses with a particular focus on programs for businesses based in rural locations.

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    More information available soon
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    Economic Gardening is an economic development program that provides strategic research and analysis for Stage 2 growth companies.  The name comes from the idea that instead of economic developers going out and recruiting new companies (economic hunting), the community will stay at home and grow its local companies (economic gardening).  
21 Jul 2021
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    How upholstery works and the history of the technology that makes it comfortable, from the beginning to current cutting edge.
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    In-depth view of the design and development of a high-profile upholstered piece, with tips and tricks revealed, from 3D CAD to pattern match.

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    Retaining employees is nothing new for this industry, but now with COVID, another layer has been added.  Hear from a panel of experts in this industry as they share their experience and openly discuss the ways they are dealing with this ongoing problem and solutions that might help.

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    More information available  soon

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