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Session Two

Futureproof Your Business


06.08.2023  /  6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Collective Workspace - 14 Leswyn Road * North York, Ontario * M6A 1K2

Running a successful design business can be a daunting endeavour, but have you considered what comes next?

Join us as our panel discusses their experience in building, sustaining and positioning a design business with the future in mind.

Learn how to develop and recruit a team that will grow with you, and what preparations you need to make for a successful exit.

Find out how our panelists are navigating the different stages in their careers from one generation to the next.

This session will focus on helping you determine your next steps to futureproof your business.


Moderated by: Marla Baker


Trevor Kruse, Registered Interior Designer NCIDQ and

CEO of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

Stacey Cohen, Designer and Principal of Stacey Cohen Design 

Samantha Sacks, Principal Designer of Sam Sacks Design Inc.

$20.00 + HST

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Upcoming Sessions:

FALL 2023
Recruitment Strategies &

Building a Diverse Design Team

How to Utilize Commercial & Hospitality
Channels to Position your Firm for Growth

details coming soon!

Past Sessions

How to Utilize PR and Influencer Strategies

PR & Infuencer

03.27.2023  /  1:00pm – 2:00pm

Toronto International Design Centre - 6900 Airport Road * Mississauga, Ontario * L4W 1E8


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Jennifer will teach you the four steps to become a media go-to expert.

Learn how to land television, radio and print media exposure with confidence, then leverage those appearances across your platforms and partnerships!

Master the art of the pitch by discovering what media outlets want, who you should pitch to, and how to pitch your business effectively.

This interactive workshop will include opportunities for attendees to dive deeper into their company's purpose and learn how to leverage their unique perspective!



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