Cindy Hanauer; MODERATOR


Cindy Hanauer is the 4th generation of her family in the floral industry and has achieved 40+ successful years encompassing every retail channel of the business: traditional florist, mass market and e-commerce. Cindy has held executive positions with the largest retailers in the world such as Kroger, Winn-Dixie and 1-800-Flowers, successfully managing both the back-end supply […]

Greg Kurkjian

Greg Kurkjian, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Decowraps. Decowraps is a global leader in highly customized floral packaging solutions. Based in Miami, Florida, Decowraps has design, production, and distribution facilities spread across the globe in St. Louis, Miami, Bogota, Aalsmeer, Quito, Nairobi, China, and Vietnam. Greg is responsible for of all Decowraps marketing and sales […]

Mark Frank

Mark Frank is a multiple talented designer in the floral industry, based in Hilversum, The Netherlands. His specialisms are floral consulting, product development, floral design and styling for events and exhibitions, and consultancy for the mass retail markets in floral products and marketing strategies. He has been working for over 20 years in the floral […]

Bradley Gaines

Bradley is the Business Director of Floral for United Supermarkets.  United Supermarkets is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 53 communities in Texas and New Mexico. Bradley is also the recipient of IFE's 2018 Flower Naming Award which  honors floral industry pioneers who have made a significant impact over the course of their career, going above and beyond a normal job […]

Glenna Hecht

Glenna Hecht is an accomplished speaker, author, consultant and SPHR- Senior Professional in Human Resources.  She has an impressive career leading HR, training, and employee development and engagement programs for high-growth corporations such as Starbucks, The Levy Restaurants at Walt Disney World, Accenture, and Marshall Field’s.  Glenna founded Humanistic Consulting in 2010 and has partnered […]

Blake Bussie

Blake started his social media career in 2013. Throughout his 9+ year journey, Blake became a marketing Swiss Army Knife, experimenting with every marketing outlet there is: social media, email marketing, sales, graphic design, video editing, event management, and more. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Science in […]

Derek Woodruff, AAF AIFD CFD CF PFCI

Derek joined the floral industry at the age of 16 where he began learning floral design in vocational school and working for a local florist. Since then, he as continued to study the trade through institutes such as Michigan State University, the Michigan Floral Association (MFA), and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). In […]