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HIRI 2021 Virtual Summit
Speakers & Agenda

Day 1 - September 21

Sponsored By

Focus: Market

1:10 - 2:00 PM ET   Dr. John Raines and James Bohnaker "Looking Past COVID: Analyzing the US Economy and Politics in the Months Ahead"
2:00 - 2:40 PM ET   Ali Wolf "The State of the Economy and Housing Market"
2:50 - 3:30 PM ET  Rob Dietz "Housing Affordability Headwinds in 2021"
3:30 - 4:10 PM ET   Jessica Lautz "18 Months Later: Where Does The Housing Market Go from Here?"


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Dr. John Raines
Principal Global Risks Adviser and Head of North America, Economics  & Country Risk
IHS Markit

James Bohnaker, CBE (1)

James Bohnaker
Director, US Macro & Consumer Economics
IHS Markit

Ali Wolf

Ali Wolf
Chief Economist

Rob Dietz

Rob Dietz
SVP & Chief Economist
National Association of Home Builders

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Dr. Jessica Lautz
Vice President
Demographics & Behavioral Insights
National Association of REALTORS®

Day 2 - September 22

Sponsored By
CR research

Focus: Customer, Products & Projects

1:10 - 1:50 PM ET    Dr. Jie Zhao  "Wellness Trends in Home Improvement Markets Beyond COVID-19"
1:50 - 2:30 PM ET    Liza Hausman  "Analyzing the Home Remodeling Industry: Trends, Motivations and the Pandemic’s Legacy"
2:40 - 3:20 PM ET   Therese Caruso  "Home in a Post-COVID World"
3:20 - 4:00 PM ET   Taryn Boyd  "Micro-Generational Chaos and Consequences"
4:00 - 4:40 PM ET    Zach Williams  "Big Tech Shifts & How It Will Change the Building Products Industry"


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Dr. Jie Zhao
Executive Vice President, Head of Delos Labs
Delos Living LLC

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Liza Hausman
Vice President of Industry Marketing

Therese Caruso

Therese Caruso
Senior Global Brand Strategist
Zeno Group

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Taryn Boyd
Senior Manager of Operations & Client Strategy
Trend Hunter

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Zach Williams
Ceo & Founder

Day 3 - September 23

Sponsored By
Evercommerce Black

Focus: Channel

1:10 - 2:10 PM ET     Doug Stephens  "Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World"
2:10 - 2:50 PM ET     Russ Dieringer  "At the Edges: Emerging Channels and the Capabilities Needed to Thrive"
3:00 - 3:55 PM ET    Craig Webb, Micah Mallace, Ari Ashe, Anthony Smith "Panel Discussion - Supply Chain Jitters: What’s Next?"
3:55 - 4:30 PM ET     Dan Tratensek  "Independent Home Improvement Retailing in a Post-Pandemic Market"
4:30 - 5:00 PM ET    Grant Farnsworth  "Trends in Contractor Supplier Behaviors – What has changed and why"


Doug Stephens

Doug Stephens
Retail Prophet

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Russ Dieringer
Founder & CEO

Craig Webb

Craig Webb
Webb Analytics LLC

Micah Mallace

Micah Mallace
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales
South Carolina Ports Authority

Ari Ashe

Ari Ashe
Senior Editor, Intermodal, Trucking and SE US Ports, Journal of Commerce

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith

Dan Tratensek

Dan Tratensek
Chief Operating Officer & Publisher
North American Hardware & Paint Association

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Grant Farnsworth
Director of Business Strategy
The Farnsworth Group

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