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41 Madison seminar announced

The New York Tabletop Market announces seminar topic and speakers for its April show

From brick-and-mortar to the digital marketplace, The New York Tabletop Market’s Spring 2017 Breakfast Seminar will feature a programme titled E-tail vs. Retail: Tales of How to Maximise Sales in Tabletop.

The panel discussion’s distinguished participants include Jung Lee, owner of the eponymous NYC boutique and co-founder of world renowned event company Fête; Debbie Propst, president of high-end home e-tailer One Kings Lane; and moderator Warren Shoulberg, industry veteran and editorial director of HFN. 

The seminar and breakfast will be hosted in Forty One Madison’s newly renovated Level A meeting room on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

“We are thrilled to have such a distinguished panel on board to share their expertise on tableware and giftware and home accessories sales, with each applying a unique lens to sales and marketing in-store and online.” says Laurie Burns, director and senior vice president of Forty One Madison. “In an era where purchasing options are endless, it’s more important than ever for brands to be nimble and evolve to stay relevant and top of mind for consumers.”

Lee is acclaimed for offering a highly original retail experience embodying her own dream residence, with a highly curated assortment of tabletop, bridal registry, gifts, and home accessories for every occasion. Propst comes from an extensive merchandising background, having held posts at Neiman Marcus and Abercrombie & Fitch before joining One Kings Lane in 2012. She was named president of One Kings Lane in July 2016, after the e-tailer was acquired by retail giant Bed Bath and Beyond.

Seating for this programme is limited and registration is recommended at, where additional information on the April 4th-7th New York Tabletop Market also is available.

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