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Magazine offers ICFA retailer discount for premiere 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, and International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) retail members will receive a $45 registration discount.

This groundbreaking event will be held Feb. 22-24, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, Fla. All interested retail members should go to to register and enter "ICFA2012" to apply the discount. Non-members are able to register via the same site.

The 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, Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., 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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