The 2019 Home Design Boot Camp
Thursday May 23rd | 12.00 PM – 4.30 PM
Riggs Showroom & Culinary Events Center
Riggs Distributing and LuxeSF present the 2019 Home Design Boot Camp, a must-attend event for Bay Area interior design professionals. 130 designers and industry-related professionals will attend this half-day program which delivers out-of-the box programs that will guide design professionals in managing and exploiting the forthcoming trends that will redefine how they do business.
12.00 – 1.30 OPTIONAL LUNCH
Executive chef, Ivan Dubriwny will delight you with a scrumptious buffet menu developed specifically for the Boot Camp and featuring premium wines from Napa Valley
1.30– 2.30 HOW NOT TO LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE
The majority of interior designers forgo revenue opportunities because of a combination of outmoded billing practices, failure to exploit technology tools that enhance productivity and profit, and a reticence to claim their full due from clients. A panel comprised of the Bay Area’s most successful design professionals provides solutions to this vexing challenge.
- Janine Aurichio, Principal, Scavullo Design
- Sid Baxter, Principal, S.A. Baxter, Inc, General Contractors
- C J Bishop, Interior Design Consultant
- Dorothy Greene, Principal, BAMO
- Elizabeth Suzuki, Principal, Sutton Suzuki Architects
2.30 – 3.15 THE INSIDE ON TINY HOMES!
It’s a burgeoning trend in the Bay Area as real estate prices continue to escalate, driving home buyers to seek more efficient and affordable options. Add the impact of the growing “downsizing” trend, and proficiency in Tiny Home design becomes a necessary tool in every interior designer’s arsenal. Featuring representatives from:
- American Tiny House Association
- California Tiny House
- Seabreeze Tiny Homes
3.30 – 4.30 THE BEST OF TECH DESIGN
Technology is not a tool for tomorrow’s design. It’s already arrived. So, if you’re not tech-savvy, not only is your design business not operating at peak efficiency, but you’re leaving valuable dollars on the table as well. Reprising the best of TechDesign ’19, leading tech providers to the interior design community will provide a brief overview of their products, services, benefits, applications and costs. Featuring:
- Bellvine, Heather Sawtelle
- Design Barre, Stephanie Fillbrandt
- HOUZZ, Roksolana Parygin
- Ivy, Gilli Cherrin
4.30 – 5.00 WRAP UP
5.00 – 6.00 WINE SERVICE & SMALL BITES
Riggs Showroom & Culinary Events Center
1755 Rollins Rd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(Exclusive distributors of Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove in Northern California)
The 2019 Wineries Boot Camp
Thursday March 28th 2019 | 9.00 AM – 1.30 PM
LuxeSF is proud to present its 7th Annual Wineries Boot Camp. More than 300 marketing, sales and hospitality managers and operating staff, representing 100+ Napa and Sonoma wineries will be in attendance. The Boot Camp provides a networking and corridor-talk environment that remains unrivaled and eclectic program content that addresses today’s tumultuous wine industry environment.
WHY CAN’T WE FIND GOOD PEOPLE?
We dissect the systemic and critical staff shortage in wine country in a search for causes and solutions – with a panel of experts who present differing takes on the problem.
Kerry Andrews, Founder, Napa Valley Hospitality Forum & Director, Peju Tasting Room & Business Development
Chris Canning, Mayor of Calistoga & former Executive Director, Calistoga Chamber of Commerce
Tim Carl, Columnist, Napa Valley Register
Elizabeth Grillos, Area Director of Sales and Marketing, The Estate Yountville
David Newlin, President, Newlin & Associates
Tracy Sweeney, Vice President, Cellar Doors & Employee Stores, Treasury Wine Estates
WE’VE DESIGNED THE ULTIMATE TASTING ROOM
We put an esteemed architect and two renowned interior designers to the test, none of whom has designed for a winery in their previous lives. The challenge – design a winery tasting room that would appeal to the visitor – without the shackles of conventional wisdom or owner vanity. They’ll present their design concepts on the screen for all to see and critique. Be prepared for surprise.
WE’VE GOT YOUR DATA!
Community Benchmark Founder, John Keleher returns with his perspicacious take on DTC sales in 2018, and with predictions for the year ahead. Community Benchmark’s analysis of month-to-month tasting room performance, based on actual data reporting by competitive wineries, addresses an immutable truth — understanding how your metrics compare with other wineries like yours is critical.
THE EEG (ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM) NEVER LIES
In partnership with the sensory experts, Senspoint and Thimus, an international leader in neuroscience and consumer biometrics, we strap on miniaturized mind probes, visit Napa and Sonoma wineries, and capture instantaneous biometric feedback about the experiences without the reporting filters and errors that accompany most winery experience research.
THE 2019 RISING WINE STARS AWARDS
The Rising Wine Star awards return to acknowledge wine industry practitioners who epitomize the new generation changing the face of the wine industry in California.
Winery of the Year: Based on brand distinction and rising industry buzz
Winemaker of the Year: An up-and- coming winemaker making a fresh impact
Wine Marketer of the Year: For new ideas and innovative thinking in wine industry marketing
The Wine Community Service Award:A wine industry organization or supporter rising to the challenge
The Winery Hospitality & Guest Relations Award: A winery or winery staff-member who is setting a new standard
THE BONUS OFFER…CELEBRITIES ON PARADE
Can the rich, famous or influential make the successful transition to winery owner? Is celebrity stardom reflected in the quality of their wines? You be the judge as we sample a stellar line-up that includes:
- Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie (Miraval)
- Jim Nantz (The Calling)
- Guy Fieri (Hunt & Ryder)
- Yao Family Wines (Napa Crest)
- John Legend & Jean Charles Boisset (LVE)
- And more to be announced
MAKE MINE A MAGNUM
Bring your large formats and we’ll put them on display in our “Big Bottle Gallery”. Don’t panic! They’re just for display, and you’ll be able to take them with you when you leave. Consider it an art gallery for the day and your formats are the prized exhibits for all to see. All size formats encouraged – Magnum (1.5 L), Jeroboam (3 L), Methuselah (6 L), Salmanazar (9 L), Balthazar (12 L), Nebuchadnezzar (15 L) and Melchior (18 L).
The Technology Mart for Interior Designers
Everything in One Place at One Time
Monday, February 4th 9.00 AM – 12.00 PM
(Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Swag Bag)
Technology is not a tool for tomorrow’s design. It’s already arrived. So, if you’re not tech-savvy, not only is your design business not operating at peak efficiency, but you’re leaving valuable dollars on the table as well – a common challenge for the majority of Bay Area interior designers, including the most experienced and successful.
This is your opportunity, in one time-efficient program to learn the tech basics that all designers should be incorporating into their design practice and operations. Leading tech providers to the interior design community will provide a brief overview of their products, services, benefits, applications and costs. Audience Q & A will be highly encouraged.
You will learn how today’s technology can help you to:
- Gain clients through more effective business development techniques
- Use CAD programs to design and present your work in a manner that is timely, budget-friendly and client-centric
- Manage and budget the project to deliver maximum profitability (for you) and precise budget management (for your clients)
- Source all design materials on line, including furniture, fabrics, accessories, etc.
- Hire professional freelance staff on-demand to meet rush projects
- Integrate all of your tech programs into one manageable platform for efficient collaboration with your clients