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Magazine sets dates for first Casual Living Conference

Theme is "The Sky's the Limit: Maximizing Opportunities in the Casual Market"

Casual Living has announced the dates, theme and location for its first Casual Living Conference. This groundbreaking event will be held Feb. 22-24, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton, Sarasota, Fla.

Casual Living ConferenceThe theme - The Sky's the Limit - will examine key opportunities in the outdoor industry, discuss the changing consumer, detail technological trends and zero-in on casual's ascendancy in the marketplace.

"If 69% of International Furnishings and Design Association's (IFDA) surveyed members expect outdoor living spaces to expand by 2020, then we as an industry have to be prepared to respond," said Nicole Crews, executive editor of Casual Living. "This conference gives us the forum to come together and address how we go about responding to that growth."

The event is sponsored by the International Casual Furnishings Association, Agio, Glen Raven, Telescope Casual Furniture, Alfresco Home, Gloster, Hanamint, Lane Venture, Lloyd/Flanders, OW Lee, Pride Family Brands and Tuuci. Sponsorships and reservations are still available.

For more information, contact Casual Living Executive Editor Nicole Crews at or Publisher Norman Hamilton at

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