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March 2024

7th Annual Luxury Conference

Hosted at the iconic Chicago Merchandise Mart


Hand-selected groups of luxury industry professionals meet for lunch + relationship building, 

with leader moderator. The groups include experts, speakers, and sponsors.

11:30 - 12:45PM

Afternoon Schedule

Opening: Why it MATTERS

Vicki Bachmann, MATTER

Meet benefitting non-profits

12:45-1:00 PM

SMART Talk, Words of Wisdom

Thomas Roszak, Thomas Roszak Architecture

6th Floor Conference Center

1:00-1:15 pm

Education Session: Leadership, Culture & Recruiting Top Talent in 2023

Panel of Experts

6th Floor Conference Center

1:15-1:45 PM

The Architect’s Roundtable

Panel of Experts

6th Floor Conference Center

1:45-2:45 PM

Break-Out Groups

Panel of Experts

6th Floor Conference Center

2:45-3:45 PM

Intermission Break

All attendees

6th Floor Conference Center

3:45-4:00 PM

Salon A “EOS a deeper dive”, Presented by Mel Towey

Melanie Towey, Melanie Anne Professional EOS Implementer®

6th Floor Conference Center

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Salon B “Harness the power of social media for your business”, Presented by Shannon Vogel

Shannon Vogel, Reach Social

6th Floor Conference Center

4:00 – 4:45 pm

9:30-10:15 AM

Coat-Check & Coffee Stop

Host Showroom, Divine Flooring Showroom (located on the first floor of The Mart, across from Starbucks)

Following go to the center of The Mart (first floor) to Registration Desk for Check-in/Nametag

Following go to Marshall’s Landing

Morning Schedule

Opening + Recognizing Emerging Leaders

Wendy Cohen

The Mart Staircase

10:30-10:45 am

State of the Economy: Building Industry Report

Michael Freiburger, NEWLOOK Development

The Mart Staircase

10:45-11:00 am

State of the Real Estate Market: Urban to Suburban

Melinda Jakovich-Lagrange, Compass Real Estate

The Mart Staircase

11:00-11:15 am

Meet me at the Blue Coyote! An interview with John Robert Wiltgen

John Robert Wiltgen

The Mart Staircase

11:15-11:30 AM

Following go to the 6th Floor Conference Center

Following go to first floor The Mart – Gaggenau Showroom

Evening Schedule

Live Cocktail Party

Vicki Bachmann, MATTER

Meet benefitting non-profits

5:00-7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Coat-Check & Farewell

Host Showroom, Divine Flooring Showroom

Following go to Divine Flooring Showroom (located across from Starbucks)

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