The In-Depth Agenda

FEBRUARY 11

BOUTIQUE BOOT CAMP
HALF DAY INTENSIVE COURSES & OPENING PARTY
LOCATION: TBD

1:00 - 1:20 pm Opening Case Study

1:20 - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 - 2:20 pm Workshop Session about Boutique Tea with Steve Schwartz, Founder, Art of Tea
Steve Schwartz has built Art of Tea into one of the leading companies in the specialty tea market. Much of the exceptional growth in the company is due to Steve’s impressive attention to detail, as he spends an extraordinary amount of time thinking of ways to passionately grow his team. Since 1996, Steve has turned Art of Tea into a leading distributor of organic and specialty teas, traveling extensively each year and returning with rare and unique teas from around the world. His award-winning company has expanded globally and is not slowing down anytime soon.

2:20 - 2:40 pm Session

2:40 - 3:00 pm Workshop Session with Tammy Farley, President, The Rainmaker Group
Tammy Farley, President and Co-Founder of The Rainmaker Group, devotes the majority of her time to increasing revenue and delivering greater profitability for her clients. A highly respected resource for innovative revenue management practice and project consulting, Tammy has led successful revenue management projects globally for over 20 years. As a believer in philanthropy, Tammy also serves as the vice chair and incoming chair of the Georgia Make-A-Wish Foundation.

3:00 - 3:20 pm Session

3:20 - 3:40 pm Session

3:40 - 4:00 pm Ending Case Study

4:00 - 5:00 pm Drink till ya drop…it’s time to party

FEBRUARY 12

THE LEADERSHIP EDITION
FULL DAY OF CONTENT & NETWORKING | THE BIG AWARDS CELEBRATION
LOCATION: THE REEF

8:00 - 10:00 am Explore Boutique Brands & Boutique Minds @ The Stay Boutique Village

10:00 - 10:10 am Welcome

10:10 - 10:20 am A Boutique Story

10:20 - 10:40 am Spotlight

10:40 - 11:00 am Spotlight on Dirty Lemon with Zak Normandin, Founder
Zak Normandin’s New York-based beverage company, Dirty Lemon Beverages, is best known for its innovative and trendy consumer product package designs. Zak’s sole purpose was not just to incorporate the most in-demand health ingredients into his drinks. As an entrepreneur, Zak saw an opportunity to build his brand into a one-of-a-kind experience. Dirty Lemon Beverages originally strictly sold beverages via text message, but now they’ve moved into the retail space, allowing the business to expand further than Zak’s wildest dreams.

11:00 - 11:30 am Panel

11:30 am - Noon Morning Break

Noon - 12:10 pm A Boutique Story

12:10 - 12:30 pm Spotlight on Eight Inc with Wilhelm Oehl, CXO
Eight Inc. designs meaningful experiences intended to instill emotion and purpose within participants. Partner & CXO, Wilhelm Oehl, intends to change the way people think, feel, and do. Eight Inc. keeps the user in mind first and foremost when designing experiences. Often referred to as “Apple’s best kept secret,” Eight Inc. is responsible for the design concepts behind Apple’s storefronts globally, and Wilhelm is part of the engine that makes this operation the innovative machine it has become.

1:00 - 1:15 pm Spotlight on Boxed Water & th-oughts with Benjamin Edgar Gott, Founder
Hailing from Chicago, Benjamin Gott has his hands in more creative ventures than we can keep track of. Hailing from Chicago, Benjamin Gott has his hands in more creative ventures than we can keep track of. By now you’ve seen and probably experienced his eco-friendly Boxed Water initiative, however, Gott is every bit as creative as he is philanthropic. His name is also attached to what we can only describe as a luxury tchotchke producer, Benjamin Edgar.

1:15 - 1:30 pm Spotlight on Homage Hospitality with Marcus and Damon, Founders
Homage Hospitality is the group reshaping the relationship between culture and boutique hotels. Through their portfolio of boutique properties and multi-use spaces, Howard University grads Damon Lawrence and Marcus Carey are preservers of African-American Culture, history and diversity. Both leaders in their space, the duo join the Stay Boutique Live experience to discuss the direction of the boutique industry, and the importance of inclusion, and preservation of culture.

1:30 - 3:00 pm Panel

3:00 - 3:10 pm A Boutique Story

3:10 - 3:30 pm Spotlight

3:30 - 4:00 pm Panel

4:00 - 4:30 pm Keynote

4:30 - 5:00 pm Keynote

FEBRUARY 13

THE FEMALE-EMPOWERMENT EDITION
FULL DAY OF CONTENT & NETWORKING | CLOSING PARTY
LOCATION: THE REEF

8:00 - 10:00 am Explore Boutique Brands & Boutique Minds @ The Stay Boutique Village

10:00 - 10:10 am Welcome

10:10 - 10:20 am A Boutique Story

10:20 - 10:40 am Spotlight on Beaming with Lisa Odenweller, Founder
Beaming is a Southern California cafe dishing out wellness, helping its patrons radiate from the inside out with their menu of juices and superfoods. The brainchild of Lisa Odenweller, Beaming was born from her passion for wellness and mission to simplify healthy living. Her trendy, inviting cafe’s can be found throughout the Los Angeles and San Diego counties, ensuring the highly health conscious have access to all the kale and legumes they can consume! Lisa joins Stay Boutique Live to chat about what it is to be a female entrepreneur and the future of wellness brands.

10:40 - 11:00 am Spotlight on Violet Grey with April Uchitel, CEO
April Uchitel has taken all of her years trailblazing through the fashion, beauty, and tech industries to Violet Grey, where, as CEO, she has developed an innovative company culture that takes Hollywood’s hottest new makeup brand to the next level. Navigating through the corporate world as a female leader, April has taken her lessons and triumphs and ensured that every company she is a part of thrives in an always changing industry. What began as a search for the best eyelash curler has turned into a cosmetic empire, led by April and other industry experts who know the business inside and out.

11:00 - 11:30 am Panel

11:30 am - Noon Morning Break

Noon - 12:10 pm A Boutique Story

12:10 - 12:30 pm Spotlight

1:00 - 1:15 pm Spotlight

1:15 - 1:30 pm Spotlight on Tappan Collective with Chelsea Nassib, Founder
We are honored to have Chelsea Nassib, Co-Founder of Tappan, as a spotlight interviewee during our Stay Boutique Live Female Empowerment Conference. Chelsea launched her successful business in 2012. Her vision was unique, as she aimed to connect leading up-and-coming artists to new and seasoned collectors globally. Chelsea believes that it is imperative to support artists and encourage them to fully explore and evolve their practice. She emphasizes the importance of emerging art, and her boutique mindset tells us Chelsea and her company share our vision of working with people who value creativity and authenticity.

1:30 - 3:00 pm Panel

3:00 - 3:10 pm A Boutique Story

3:10 - 3:30 pm Spotlight

3:30 - 4:00 pm Panel

4:00 - 4:30 pm Keynote

4:30 - 5:00 pm Keynote