One of the nation’s most popular designers, Vern Yip, will be the featured speaker at the opening breakfast of FloorTek Expo on September 10 at the NorthWest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, Dalton, Georgia. FloorTek Expo is the flooring industry’s only show devoted to showcasing the most advanced floor making machinery and technology to the most knowledgeable and experienced floor covering professionals in the product design, engineering, operations, management and purchasing fields.

Mr. Yip has appeared in four seasons of the highly popular series Trading Spaces; as well as several HGTV series, such as Deserving Design with Vern Yip, HGTV Urban Oasis, HGTV Star, and is the current host of Bang for Your Buck. He is also an award- winning designer, owner of Vern Yip Designs based in Atlanta, and is a U.S. Ambassador for UNICEF.

Mr. Yip is featured regularly as a contributor to The New York Times, USA Today, and appears on NBC’s Today and Live! With Kelly and Michael. He also writes about design for The Washington Post and HGTV Magazine.

“We believe no one knows more about the importance of good design and the design trends of our culture than Vern Yip,” observed Wanda Ellis, Executive Director of the American Floorcovering Alliance, the organization behind FloorTek Expo. “His insights will be of great interest not only to the product designers in attendance, but to the engineers and technology developers that produce the equipment that capitalize on those trends.”

Mr. Yip will be the featured keynote speaker at the FloorTek Expo invitation-only breakfast served prior to the opening of the show floor on September 10.