The Home Improvement Research Institute will host a day-long event Oct. 14 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza where it will look at the impact the recession’s had on the industry.
Short and Long Term Impacts" will feature speakersJ. Walker
Smith, president of The Futures Co.;Joshua Rosenbaum,
executive director, Global Industrial Group of UBS Investment Bank; and housing
analystIvy Zelman, CEO of Zelman & Associates. Also at
the event, NPD Group'sMark Delaneywill lead a discussion
about home improvement projects – which are hot and which are cold – based on consumer
Early registration discounts are available until Sept.
12. Visitwww.hiri.orgfor full details.