Speakers, Education and Exhibits

ISPA President Ryan Trainer welcomes attendees.
ISPA President Ryan Trainer welcomes attendees.

Throughout the two-day ISPA Industry Conference March 13-14 in St. Petersburg, Florida, attendees had time to browse the Exhibit Hall to see the latest products and services meant to help boost profits and optimize productivity. Find complete contact information for all exhibitors and a full list of both exhibitors and sponsors of the event on this page of the BedTimes March digital edition.

The event’s opening keynote was delivered by Mike Abrashoff, former commander of the USS Benfold and author of “It’s Your Ship, Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy.”

In a business session that included plenty of audience participation, Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor, demonstrated actionable tips that any company can use to build profits in 2019.

Another business session took a broad look at current conditions affecting the bedding industry, including new tariffs, regulatory changes and economic impacts.

The conference’s closing keynote speaker was Joe Theismann, world champion quarterback, broadcaster and entrepreneur. He began by passing footballs to some lucky attendees, then went on to reveal his “Game Plan for Success.” See pictures from his presentation and a lot more event happenings in this slideshow: