Design Biz Retreat
October 20-21st, 2022
*** REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1st ***
DAY 1 – Laguna Design Center – Laguna Niguel
DAY 2 – Marriott Hotel – Irvine Spectrum
Join us this fall for a two-day gathering of design visionaries and industry experts where we’ll demonstrate the true meaning of COMMUNITY and how it is re-defining the way interior design professionals are building stronger and more profitable businesses.
This year we are thrilled to bring Design Biz Retreat to beautiful Orange County, California. This scenic coastal locale provides our group access to the world class Laguna Design Center and the chic Marriott Spectrum Hotel where the information and inspiration will flow.
As the business of design continues to evolve and prosper, so does the need for tools and resources that help designers explore and expand your business model. Design Biz Retreat has been specifically developed to deliver valuable business strategies to elevate your business in an environment that promotes vision, trust, and support.
We can’t wait to see you!
What they’re saying…
“The perfect amount of bonding and learning"
“This was the professional highlight of 2020 for me and will help me in so many ways in the next steps of my career"
“I feel renewed and validated"
Retreat Itinerary & Pricing
*** REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1st ***
Ticket Price: $1950.00
Note: Because of the interactive format of this event, Design Biz Retreat is limited to 24 attendees so we encourage you to secure your spot early as this event will sell out.
Your retreat registration includes:
Two full days of informative and inspiring lectures from Industry Experts, Break Out Sessions, Daily Breakfast and Networking Lunch.
Hotel Accommodations are not included in your registration. A group rate has been secured for a limited number of rooms on a first come first served basis. A reservation link will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.
To register click the “RESERVE NOW” button below which will open an eail to me. Submit your Name, Company Name, Address, and Contact Number. A quickbooks invoice will be sent via a secure link which you can pay by credit card or ACH. Seats will be filled in the order in which requests and full payment is received.
Tickets are non-refundable. However, tickets are transferrable. All arrangements are the responsibility of the ticket holder and transferee.
2022 Featured Speakers
The Client Experience
A deep dive into branding and the the impact it has on the client experience. From the initial consultation to the big reveal and everything in between, we’ll cover strategies to insure that everyone involved in the design process demonstrates a unified display of service and dedication.
This interactive presentation will help you better understand the origin and unique craftsmanship of some of your favorite brands and their associated value. Selling luxury items is story driven and Thomas will share his insight and best practices when it comes to demonstrating value of ownership, regardless of cost.
Wendi Young, Errol Dejager, and Michael Fullen
Panel Discussion - Community Over Competition
We’ve curated three of Orange County’s most sought after Luxury Interior Designers to share their journey of design and their secret to survival in the business of design. We’ll also discuss their perspective of community over competition and how they have all played a role in each other’s success as allies, not competitors.
STACEY BROWN RANDALL
Sponsored by: KRAVET
Renowned author, public speaker , and friend of the podcast Stacey Brown Randall will demystify the art of generating referrals naturally… without manipulation, incentivizing and even asking. Learn how the three foundational referral strategies can maximize your sales efforts to generate new business without feeling inauthentic.
Luxury Home Builder Workshop
This workshop style presentation will break down the dos and don’ts of collaborating with a custom home builder. From setting expectations to impromptu problem solving on the construction site and everything in between, you’ll learn how to contribute best to the synergy that is the client experience.
Modern Luxury - The State of the Luxury Market
The luxury market is ever changing and no one has a better handle on the nuances of this most sought after market than the folks at Modern Luxury. They’ll share their insight on demographics, median income, spending habits, and other characteristics associated with the market that most aligns directly with the business of design. They’ll also share effective strategies to capturing the attention of luxury consumers.