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Luke Williams to Keynote ISPA Expo 2014

Innovation expert Luke Williams is keynote speaker for the International Sleep Products Association Expo 2014.

ISPA Expo 2014 will be held March 26-29 in New Orleans, La.

Williams, professor of marketing and executive director of the Berkley Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a leading consultant and speaker in the areas of innovation and disruptive thinking, will address attendees at the ISPA Industry Breakfast on Friday, March 28.  

A fellow at the innovation company Frog Design, Williams has worked with brands such as American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney and Hewlett-Packard to develop new products, services, and business models. His views are regularly featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, The Atlantic and National Public Radio. He is the author of the best-selling book "Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business."

“The mattress industry is undergoing continuous innovation and change,” said ISPA President Ryan Trainer. “We are extremely pleased that Luke Williams, an internationally recognized author and authority on business innovation, will share with our audience at ISPA Expo how bedding professionals can use disruptive strategies to transform their company.”  

ISPA is finalizing educational sessions for ISPA Expo that will be of value to all sectors of the industry, including mattress recycling, navigating emerging markets, consumer trends, and technology and B2B sales.

ISPA Expo 2014 also will feature exhibitions that showcase the latest in machinery, equipment, components, supplies and services for the mattress industry. More than 200 companies are expected to participate; to date, more than 150 companies have committed to exhibit.

Information about the educational sessions, the full Expo schedule and current exhibitors is available at Advanced registration for ISPA Expo 2014 opens on Oct. 7. Members of the press can receive complimentary registration by contacting Karin Mahoney at 703.683.8371, ext. 1131.

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