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Jan 29th 2023

IDG United By Design Conference

January 29, 2023

IDG Hosts Summit 2023 United By Design in Las Vegas January 29-31

MANCHESTER, NH (January 30, 2023) – International Design Guild (IDG) leaders and members will gather in Las Vegas today and tomorrow for “United By Design,” its yearly Summit focused on arming members with tools, knowledge, and products to continue to thrive in the current marketplace. Member-led discussions, ample networking opportunities, digital marketing, and business diversification highlight the annual meeting of CCA Global’s luxury showroom collective. 

Ahead of Summit 2023, IDG also announced its continued expansion with five new showrooms recently added to the membership collective. The members will be announced at Summit 2023. 

“This year’s theme, ‘United By Design,’ is infused throughout our agenda for our annual meeting. Our mission is for members to bring their collective wisdom and shared experiences to each other with a shared goal to improve the businesses and lives of our membership and the strength of our group,” said Keith Spano, President of Flooring America, Flooring Canada, IDG and The Floor Trader. “We’ll accomplish this by incorporating member-led panels and discussions to share best practices about issues that are top-of-mind for membership as they head into 2023, including diversifying business, hiring and staffing concerns, and keeping pace with digital marketing.” 

The team at IDG has planned a jam-packed agenda, including keynote speaker Economist Connor Lokar. Connor is the closest thing to a human crystal ball regarding economic insight and forecasting — in his role at ITR Economics, he has a 94.7% forecast accuracy. He specializes in the construction industry and will give attendees a better understanding of how to plan for the future with more confidence.  

Summit highlights will include: 

Business Diversification. A panel of IDG members will discuss how they’ve expanded their businesses through diversification, including design/build remodeling, kitchen, and bath, commercial, and window treatments.
Digital Marketing. The increasing role of online presence and customer reviews for businesses will be examined, along with an overview of digital marketing services that are provided with IDG membership.

Staffing and Installation Solutions. Finding (and retaining) top sales associates, design team members, and installers continues to be one of the most challenging issues owners face in today’s work environment. Summit will share new solutions and resources available to members, including the appointment of an in-house installation consultant and a hiring and recruiting assistance program. 

Built-In Networking. Network and engagement are increasingly vital to membership, so Summit’s agenda is filled with built-in time for networking. 

In addition to one-on-one meetings, Connor Lokar, networking, and education sessions, the Summit features a closing event exclusively for members at Mandalay Bay. 


About the International Design Guild 
 Our members are an elite group driven by inspiration and the desire to bring it home. Luxury market customers expect a personalized journey; we focus on making interior design ideas come to life through art, beauty, and creativity. Through our affiliation with the nation’s largest floor-covering buying group, our showrooms have become a premier resource for homeowners, interior designers, and architects who bring inspiration to life. For more information, please visit our About IDG Page