More than 200 Industry Executives Gather in Florida for ISPA Industry Conference

Event Filled with Relevant Educational Sessions Tailored Specifically to Mattress Industry

(Alexandria, VA) – The “snowquester” didn’t stop more than 200 mattress industry professionals including mattress manufacturers, retailers and suppliers from coming together for education, networking and a little rest and relaxation at the 2013 ISPA Industry Conference that took place March 6-7 in beautiful Orlando, Florida.

The Conference offered attendees timely and relevant educational sessions geared specifically toward the interests of the mattress industry. Such topics included marketing to the “rationally irrational,” the importance of search engine optimization and social media, updates on mattress recycling legislation, ways to increase creativity and imagination in the workplace, and finally, how to really understand an important demographic—Generation Y.

“This Industry Conference was a tremendous success,” noted John Grove Sr. of Spring Air Mattress Corporation.  “The quality of speakers and the educational programming were excellent.  My two sons, John Jr. and David, and I, were able to take full advantage of the agenda and the many networking opportunities offered.  Another big plus was the location…great weather and Disney World, too! How can you beat that combination?”

“Traveling to the ISPA Industry Conference in Orlando from California was a worthwhile trip,” said Robin Azevedo of McRoskey Mattress Company. “I have already shared and even put some marketing and retail ideas into action.  Networking is always valuable, and I’ll be meeting with a couple of other attendees in the next two weeks.  The up-to-date status of the recycling legislation in California and other states is critical information, and I appreciate ISPA’s efforts of keeping us informed and involved.”

And no trip to sunny Florida would be complete without some fun in the sun. When attendees weren’t engaged in the educational sessions, they were networking and catching up with friends during one of ISPA’s many receptions, including a special event for the ISPA Women’s Network (IWN) where they mixed and mingled with other like-minded women in the mattress industry.

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