New Charitable Industry Event Designed to Help Executives Understand ‘What’s Next’ for the Work Environment Set for November in San Diego

INSPIRE the Workspace, a cutting-edge new leadership conference designed as a forum for industry executives to discuss what’s next for the work environment and exchange ideas, is slated for Nov. 6-9 at the Pendry Hotel in San Diego.

The event is for leaders of forward-thinking office furniture companies, dealerships or design firms and is strictly limited to 200 attendees. It is designed to help leaders future-proof their companies, support changing culture, enhance profitability, and improve well-being.

A hands-on event designed so attendees can learn and positively impact their businesses and teams, all of the exceptional keynote speakers were chosen and all of the panels organized with the commercial interiors executive in mind. INSPIRE the Workspace was created so the executives who attend can inspire and create a bright future for the workspace.

All event proceeds will benefit I Care, a charitable campaign dedicated to transforming the health and well-being of individuals working within the commercial interiors industry, and their customers, through four pillars of health: Active Living, Disease Prevention, Mental Health, and Spine Health.

Funds from this year’s INSPIRE event will support a specific investment in mental health with charitable partner National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment will include the development of a Playbook for Mental Health at Work – backed by workplace research, a literary review, and best practices, as well as the expansion of NAMI’s Stigma Free Program to support all organizations within the industry.

Keynote speakers include:

Ben Nemtin — Nemtin is co-founder of The Buried Life Movement and a New York Times Bestselling Author. His book, “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?” was No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has presented his “5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible” worldwide.

John Rossman — Rossman is a former Amazon executive and business strategist best known for launching and scaling the Amazon Marketplace, which accounts for more than 50% of all Amazon units sold and shipped. He also served as Director of Enterprise Services at under CEO Jeff Bezos, where he managed worldwide services to enterprise clients such as, Marks and Spencer, and the NBA.

Dan Negroni — Negroni leverages his authentic, no-nonsense approach and a successful 20+ year career as a CEO, attorney, senior sales and marketing executive, and master coach to help companies bridge the gap between managers and their millennial workforce and create “next gen” workplace cultures to increase employee relationship-based skills, engagement, productivity and profits.

Session speakers and panelists include a who’s who of industry experts including Kay Sargent, director of workplace at HOK, Deirdre Jimenez, president and chief executive officer at BIFMA, Marilyn McSweeney, founder and CEO of the McSweeney Group and Adam Goodman, president and CEO of Goodman’s Interior Structures.

“The pandemic put an end to many of the industry learning events that executives looked forward to attending each year,” said Stefanie Ince, executive director of INDEAL Cares, the charity that is leading the I Care campaign. “An important part of creating a healthy work environment includes executive learning. After such a long break apart, I know industry executives are looking forward to reconnecting at an event that takes learning, engaging with peers and having fun very seriously.”

The cost of the conference is $1,995 and includes one ticket to the gala dinner taking place on Monday, Nov. 7. The event will be held at the Pendry Hotel in San Diego.

“We are proud to be the lead sponsor for INSPIRE the Workspace,” said Dave Bloch, co-founder and CEO of INDEAL. “Executives in our industry spend so much time trying to inspire their customers and employees that they sometimes forget they need inspiration too. INSPIRE the Workspace will give them a chance to inspire themselves as well.”