|A Bergama Yastik|
Why should this be important to an Oriental Rug Washer?The more you know about rugs the more your customers will rust you. The more you know and understand Great Oriental Rugs the more likely customers are to trust you with their very best rugs. When you mention a rug you saw at ICOC your customer will see you as a rug expert rather than some glorified Carpet Cleaner or Janitor.
When your customer does not respect they are far more resistant to your prices and services. When they say that price is more than I want to spend they are really saying that they do no think YOU are worth it.
Attending the ICOC is like taking University level courses in Antique Oriental Rugs.
|ICOC 1986: Antique oriental carpets from Austrian collections Important ICOC-exhibition catalogue|
|Alberto Borilevi, Wendel Swan, and Bruce Baganz|
|The Cadle small Bakhtiyari Gabbeh|
Attending ICOC is a Investment in your Future!
The 13th ICOC Conference will be held in Washington DC from 6 – 9 August 2015. This edition of these always popular Conferences is being held in collaboration with and in support of the new Textile Museum on the campus of George Washington University. Memorable events will include, among other events, a series of lectures produced by ICOC at GWU, special admission to the important opening exhibition that fills the new museum, a reception, other exhibitions in and around Washington, access to The Textile Museum's new conservation and storage facilities and a post-Conference tour to Philadelphia and New York City.
Details and registration for the Conference will begin April 1, 2015. However, there will be a limitation on the numbers of registrants. Special hotel packages and extraordinarily favorable rates are being arranged. A Carpet Fair will be separately organized.