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Kathy Ireland To Give Keynote Address at Major Design Conference

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Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide (KIWW) will deliver the keynote address at the 4th Annual Business of Design Conference, September 6-7, 2007 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. The Business of Design Conference, produced by Designing Profits, Inc. (DPI) of Austin, TX, is the nation's fastest-growing conference for interior design professionals and the only one focused on business best practices and bottom line results. Kathy Ireland Worldwide is described by Forbes Magazine as a "design empire which grosses over one billion dollars annually in retail sales." KIWW products include flooring, rugs, home furniture, office and entertainment furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, window coverings, bedding, mattresses, candles, apparel, blankets, hand painted porcelain, fire resistant products , top of bed fashions , wall covering collections (including appliqués), bath accessories, and jewelry. Kathy designs innovative products and programs that achieve the brand’s mission of, “. . . finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.” "It is a great joy and honor to participate in this extraordinary event. The Business of Design Conference is truly a great solution for designers who are focused on bringing their very best to their clients and having a successful business as well. David Shepherd and the team at Designing Profits Inc. understand the vital link that must exist between art and commerce. This conference is a critical connection for interior designers who want and need the greatest competitive advantage. During times of economic uncertainty, some people feel reluctant to invest in their dreams. In fact, these are the best times to learn new strategies for success. The Business of Design Conference is a one of kind event. I believe, it teaches gifted designers how to grow their businesses and stay focused on best practices and the reality of each designer's financial bottom line. It is thrilling to be included in this powerful group of design and business leaders," said Kathy. "It's simply not possible for us to have found someone that exhibits the values we stress in our conferences better than Kathy," said DPI president David Shepherd. "We emphasize the important link between business and life, and between art and commerce. In Kathy, we have a woman who has built a company around the principals of family and who, herself, has made the tough transition from the world of art and fashion, to the challenging world of business and Design, she excels at both. Kathy will be an inspiration to our audience." About Kathy Ireland Worldwide: Kathy Ireland Worldwide (KIWW) is the design and marketing firm founded in 1993 by CEO and Chief Designer, Kathy Ireland. The mission of KIWW is, “…finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.” Forbes Magazine reports that KIWW is a “design empire which grosses over one billion dollars annually in retail sales”. This year Newsweek reported, “Annual sales run to $1.4 billion.” KIWW products include flooring, rugs, home furniture, office and entertainment furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, window coverings, bedding, mattresses, candles, apparel, jewelry, blankets, leather, hand painted porcelain, fire resistant products, top of bed fashions, wallcovering collections (including appliqués) and bath accessory ensembles. In 2000, KIWW began expanding its mission and consumer needs, with the addition of specialty brands, presenting “Design Ambassadors” ACafé by Chef Andre for food and entertaining, Jardin du Jour cultivated by landscape designer, Nicholas Walker for outdoor living and garden inspirations and The Quilts of Gee’s Bend whose original works of art from rural Alabama are the Genesis of unique designs for home. The original Quilts of Gee’s Bend gained international recognition through museum tours around the world. KIWW teams with industry leaders in each category of business, Flooring-Shaw Industries a Berkshire-Hathaway Company, Rugs-Shaw Living a Berkshire Hathaway Company, Home Furniture-Kathy Ireland Home by Standard, Office and Entertainment Furniture-Kathy Ireland Home by Martin, Lighting-Pacific Coast Lighting, Decorative Accessories-Pacific Coast Accessories, Window Coverings-Kathy Ireland Home by Alta, Bedding-Kathy Ireland Home by Therapedic, Permanent Florals-Kathy Ireland Home by Labs, Candles-Kathy Ireland Home by Hanna’s Candle Co., Socks-Kathy Ireland by Moretz, Top of Bed Fashions- Kathy Ireland Home by Hallmart Collectibles, Hand painted porcelain-Kathy Ireland Home by Franz, Fire resistant products- Kathy Ireland Home by Basofil and Jewelry-Kathy Ireland Exclusively for House of Taylor Jewelry, House of Taylor Jewelry (NASDAQ:HOTJ) is a publicly traded company, Leather- Kathy Ireland Home by Omnia Furniture, wall covering collections (including appliques), bath accessories- Kathy Ireland Home by Bluworld of Water. For more information, please visit www.kathyireland.com. Information about the Conference may be obtained at www.designingprofits.com Information about Kathy Ireland Worldwide may be obtained at www.kathyireland.com