The Historic Auditorium Theatre, Downtown Chicago
SEPTEMBER 25 - 27th, 2017

BOLD shares “tried-and-true steps for understanding industry trends and excelling in the luxury interior-design realm.”

Transcend To New Heights

Every other year, hundreds of the world’s most talented and business savvy designers galvanize in an exclusive and powerful meeting of the minds to learn what’s new, what’s smart and how to navigate your firm over the next few years in this wildly evolving design industry.

Each year the conference content centers on a theme. 2017 will focus on strengthening and diversifying your revenue streams through leveraging advanced level strategic, tactical and business development information from top tier speakers. Each day the speakers also conduct round table discussions to facilitate personal, in-depth learning and collaboration.

Here’s what you can expect to learn at this year’s Business of Luxury Design Summit…

The Strategies Behind A 40% Gross Profit Margin

Understand how to navigate all aspects of your billing model to achieve the industry target, a 40% or better gross profit margin. Hear what other successful designers have done to reach their target profits. You will also receive Julia Molloy’s ground breaking project pricing tool to price your projects right and increase your profits.

Turning Your Audience Into A Revenue Stream

BOLD Summit 2017 will hone in on what it takes to go lateral with your business model. Hear from other designers who have done it. We will then be presenting cutting edge strategies that connect the dots from social media following to product lines to online marketing that then creates a passive income stream. Find out what these new technologies and methods are and be among the first designers in the world to take the lead in this new era and opportunity.

The Paths To More Publicity

Learn what PR strategy is best for your firm and understand the key milestones for determining when you are ready. Walk away with clarity on how your website and social media play into your PR plan and move forward with a comprehensive understanding of your specific needs.

Harness The Power Of Your Own Leadership Style

Gain insight into your own leadership style and how to use is to your best advantage whether you are managing your team or leading a construction site. Learn that what you likely perceive as your weakness is actually a strength and how old models of leadership are being outmoded by a new, more dynamic approach. This leadership style generally feels much more authentic for a creative personality and has you centered in your true power.

Featured Speakers

Julia A. Molloy

BOLD SUMMIT | Julia Molloy

Barclay Butera

2017 BOLD Master
Barclay Butera Interiors

Jamie Drake

2017 BOLD Master

Pamela Babey

2017 BOLD Master



Ken Lewis

Design Marketing Specialist
Client Expander

Mike Peterson

Luxe Interiors + Design

Gregory Vargo

Licensing Agent
Vargo Design Licensing

Keri Murphy

Inspired Living TV

Chris Ramey

Affluent Insights

James Swan

Interior Designer
Million Dollar Decorating

Wanda Gozdz

Interior Designer
Golden Age Living, LLC

Benjamin Huntington

Interior Designer

Lori Dolnick

Frank Advertising

Maria Killam

Colour Expert

Ray Langhammer

Creative Director
Barclay Butera Interiors

Michelle Workman

Michelle Workman Interiors

Leslie Carothers

Kaleidoscope Partnership

Janet Morais

Koket -Love Happens

Cathy Kegley

Luxury Design Marketing

Angela Todd

Angela Todd Studios

Jason Harris

The Design Network

Sue Firestone

SFA Design

Christopher Grubb

Arch Interiors

Joseph Haecker

Custom Lighting Designer

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The Business of Luxury Design Summit Format

September 25-27, 2017
Historic Auditorium Theater – Downtown Chicago

Learn about the BOLD Experience

I traveled around the country interviewing our three BOLD Master’s on various aspects of their business.  Hear how they describe luxury.  …You maybe surprised!
Julia Molloy
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Collaborate With
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Make Valuable

Networking Events

BOLD Cocktail Parties

The evening of Day 1 of the conference, we enjoy a festive soiree for all attendees, sponsors and media to meet, greet and enjoy a signature cocktail.

BOLD Award Ceremony

Each year the BOLD Summit honors 3 industry luminaries for their excellence in design and business. They each present, host a round table discussion, receive a gorgeous crystal award and are honored at the BOLD Masters Dinner. They bring a nice balance to the event, adding their story of success, advice and their own inspirational flair to the
otherwise intense business curriculum.

BOLD Masters Dinner

After the award ceremony on Day 1 of the event, we take limousines to a special location off site to celebrate the BOLD Masters. We enjoy a cocktail hour and private dinner reserved for BOLD Masters, speakers and a select group of attendees who opt to pay an additional $1,000 to join us for this grand affair. In 2017, this dinner will expand into an even more powerful fund raising event.

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