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Furniture First Cancels May Symposium

Furniture First Buying Group has cancelled its May Symposium, scheduled for May 11 – 13.

“This was one of the hardest decisions the board and I ever had to make, but it is the right thing to do,” said Andrew Kauffman, CEO. “The health and safety of our members, sponsors and staff comes first.  But it does feel a little like we cancelled Christmas. We are told time and time again by many that it is their favorite event of the year. That’s what made the decision so difficult.”

Furniture First researched alternative weeks to reschedule but was unable to find a suitable date between the venue’s availability and retailers’ ability to attend. Ultimately it was determined that the attendance that was needed to make the event a success would not be there. The sponsorships for the Furniture First 2020 Symposium sold out within six hours when they opened on November 1, 2019. Those sponsorships and associated registrations will be refunded in the coming days.

The next Furniture First Symposium will be held on May 17 -19, 2021 at the Renaissance Palm Spring Hotel in Palm Springs, California.

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