Wednesday | September 13
12:00pm – 7:00pm
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday | September 14
7:00am – 4:00pm
7:30AM – 8:30AM
Connect with industry colleagues while enjoying a continental breakfast.
8:30AM – 9:30AM
Corporate Resilience and Renewal: How Sustainability Can Drive Stability and Growth
9:30AM – 10:15AM
How to Build a Culture of Sustainability: Innovation and Design for Circularity – Drive Your Business and Strengthen Employee Engagement
Speaker: Josh Riggs, Senior Manager, Global Sustainability, Milliken & Company
Attendees will walk away with valuable insights, practical strategies, actionable takeaways, and real-world examples of Milliken’s efforts to bring their commitment to positively impacting the world for future generations to life for their associates.
At Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturing and material science company, sustainability is a core value. From SBTi-validated net-zero targets and “World’s Most Ethical” honors to multi-million-dollar investments in cogeneration and publicly accessible sustainability reports, the company prioritizes sustainability at every level of the organization.
10:15AM – 10:45AM
Join us for a short coffee break.
10:45AM – 11:45AM
Sustainability Panel: How to Communicate Your Sustainability Story to Retailers and Mattress Shoppers
Barrie Brown, Managing Director, Retail Strategies, LLC
Don Pflug, Senior Vice President, Operations, King Koil
Rhiannon Burch Hallam, Senior Vice President, Sales, BekaertDeslee USA, Inc.
Lisa will moderate a panel comprised of industry veterans to discuss new Better Sleep Council surveys that explore mattress consumer and retailer knowledge and attitudes about sustainability. The session will provide insights that the full mattress value chain can use to define and communicate their sustainability value proposition.
11:45AM – 12:30PM
12:30PM – 1:45PM
1:45PM – 2:30PM
IKEA’s Path to Circular Foam
Speaker: Jose Junior Naraval, Material Specialist for Foams, Textile Furnishings, Inter IKEA Group
2:30PM – 3:00PM
Grab a snack, coffee or tea during this short break.
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Parts of a Whole: How Manufacturers of Mattress Components are Innovating for a More Sustainable Future
Moderator: Ryan Trainer, President ISPA and MRC
Ethan McGuigan, Sustainability Systems Manager, Harrison Spinks
Jenny Tinsley, Manager, Corporate Communications & ESG, Culp, Inc.
Dennis Mater, Director, Performance Fibers, Kaneka Corporation