Today is a great day because we get to chat with a guy whom we adore and revere as a close friend – Adam Japko. Adam is the CEO of Esteem Media. If you are a designer or design enthusiast, you might know of his publications Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and New England Home Magazine. He is also the Founder of the Design Influencers Conference (formally the Design Bloggers Conference). We are talking to him today because he’s got a new trick up his sleeve – The launch of the Luxury Home Design Summit to be held on Cape Cod, Mass this May. Welcome Adam.
2. A LITTLE BACKGROUND
Sidebar: One of our favorite new podcasts is Skimm’d from the Couch with Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg. We recommend that every entrepreneur listen to this podcast for inspiration and wisdom. Many times, they ask their guests to “skim” their resumes so before we dive into the Luxury Home Design Summit, Adam can you skim your resume for us?
3. LUXURY HOME DESIGN SUMMIT – MAY 19-21, CHATHAM BARS INN RESORT and SPA, CHATHAM, MA
A. This unique event is focused on helping passionate and creative architects, interior design principals, landscape architects and designers, builders, contractors, showroom operators and suppliers that serve the luxury design market. You can check out more details on luxuryhomedesignsummit.com.
B. All I need to see is Chatham Bars Inn as the venue and there are 18 speakers on tap like Alexa Hampton, Andrew Davis and Steve Miller and my interest is piqued. But if I wasn’t familiar with your crazy spirit Adam and all that you do with Esteem Media and other conferences, give me your pitch for this new Summit.
4. SUSTAINABILITY IN BUSINESS
A. As consumer behavior changes with the digital interference of our lives, the conversation around thinking forward and breaking models is an important exercise for all businesses – not just those of us in interior design. You are so good with stories and analogies – can you drive this point home with one of your stories?
5. VERY IMPORTANT ADVICE
A. You are our only friend who is the closest thing to a wine sommelier we will come to, and you’ve exposed us to a lot of great wines (even tho Joann will never be converted) – so tell us, what are your current favorite recommendations for a red, white and rose under $30/bottle?