ISPA EXPO: A Little Something Extra Can Make All the Difference

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Lagniappe (n): Cajun French. Translated as “a little something extra,” lagniappe is often the best part of an experience. The icing on the cake. Something given simply for good measure. In business, lagniappe can be the extra benefit that means the difference between performing well and hitting it out of the park.


Attendees at ISPA EXPO 2014 will have ample opportunity to make the connections, build the relationships and gain those special insights that will make a difference to their business. Meet with CEOs, purchasing managers or engineers – at the EXPO you will find the contacts that your business needs. Here are some of the best places to network and pick up valuable business insights:

The Welcome Reception on Wednesday, March 26 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm will kickstart your EXPO experience. Mingle with colleagues and start making contacts while you enjoy entertainment and New Orleans’s famous food and drink in a casual and fun atmosphere.

The ISPA Women’s Network Breakfast on Thursday, March 27 from 8:00am to 9:00am provides a great opportunity to start your day strong while connecting with other women in the industry. The featured speaker is Simone Bruni, the “Demo Diva” of New Orleans. She will inspire you with her ambitious approach to rebuilding her community after Hurricane Katrina and reinventing construction marketing in the process.

The ISPA Industry Breakfast on Friday, March 26, 8:00, will feature a keynote from Luke Williams of the New York University Stern School of Business. Williams is a professor of innovation who specializes in disruptive thinking. An internationally recognized expert who has worked with companies such as American Express, GE, and Disney, Williams’s presentation will be of great interest to any bedding industry professional who wants to foster a culture of creative innovation in their company.
While you’re getting ready for ISPA EXPO 2014, here’s a little something extra – that lagniappe — to help you sample Williams’s approach.

See you in New Orleans!