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Feb 22, 2017 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Keynote Speaker Series for Spring Market 2017

High Point, NC, February 22, 2017 — The High Point Market Authority announces its Keynote Series for Spring Market, April 22 – 26, 2017. This educational series will bring two keynote speakers to High Point Market, each with a different focus geared towards the various types of buyers that typically attend Market, namely retailers and interior designers. Both sessions will occur on opening day of Market, Saturday, April 22, in the High Point Theatre. Teaming up with multiple associations for the events, these sessions seek to enhance a buyer’s Market experience with timely, relevant and forward-thinking topics.

Feb 16, 2017 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces New Buyer Tour for Spring Market 2017

High Point, NC, February 16, 2017 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has again partnered with Soft Design Lab for the production of a new buyer tour for Spring Market, April 22-26, 2017. Developed with the intent of bringing new buyers to Market, the tour will include a multi-day schedule of showroom visits, educational events and networking opportunities, designed to provide participants with a multi-faceted, comprehensive view of the millions of square footage that is High Point Market. Returning for its fifth Market, the “VIP #HPMKT Experience” is produced and hosted by industry experts Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel of Soft Design Lab, an online base camp and creative community dedicated to providing advanced education on soft furnishings design and business. The 6-day, 5-night tour is geared towards those new to Market or who haven’t been within the past few years. Including four star accommodations, private luncheons and dinners, a multitude of showroom presentations, a daily educational schedule and a plethora of social and networking events, the tour provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to Market.

Feb 09, 2017 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces New Product Premiere, Twitter Chat for Spring Market 2017

High Point, NC, February 9, 2017 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is once again teaming up with various design industry experts and exhibitors for its New Product Premiere program. Focusing on new products being debuted at Spring Market (April 22-26, 2017) this program will give attendees a sneak peek of what to expect at the April show. New product images are now being accepted from exhibitors for inclusion in the HPMA’s New Product Premiere program. This program will include the well-known Twitter Chat, special Pinterest boards highlighting submitted images and top picks, a preview from the 2017 Style Spotters team, highlights from popular online design publications and trend forecasting experts and a special “Exhibitor New Product Picks” section of highpointmarket.org.

Jan 18, 2017 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Opens Registration for Spring Market 2017

High Point, NC, January 18, 2016 – Registration for the Spring 2017 High Point Market is now open for buyers, international buyers, exhibitors, trade/industry, press and students. Likened to Fashion Week for home furnishings, the Spring High Point Market will be held on Saturday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 26. Online registration is available at www.highpointmarket.org/register. Questions can be directed to (336) 869-1000 or registration@highpointmarket.org.

Dec 14, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Design Bloggers Tour for Spring Market 2017

High Point, NC, December 14, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered again with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for the 2017 Spring Market, April 22 – 26, and is now accepting submissions from bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered for the tour and sponsorship inquiries from interested exhibitors. The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of ten (10) leading design bloggers to High Point Market for 2 full days of tours in sponsoring showrooms. Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45 minute presentation and tour. The tour will kick off on Sunday, April 23, and conclude on Monday, April 24.

Dec 05, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Releases the Winter/Spring 2017 Style Report

High Point, NC, December 5, 2016— The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s much anticipated High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2017. This 38-page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2016 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Fall High Point Market (October 22-26) for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends for the report. Trends range from “The Chinoiserie Effect” to “Charming Chartreuse” and from “Facet-nating Details” to “Sophisticated Grandeur”. All trends in the Style Report for Winter/Spring 2017 may found be found and downloaded at http://www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/fall-2016-style-report.

Nov 18, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Registration Data from Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, November 18, 2016 — The number of registrants at the Fall 2016 High Point Market was down 2.4% compared to the Fall 2015 Market. Overall, the numbers of total registrants, which includes buyers, exhibitors, representatives, media, students and guests, for Fall 2016 totaled 77,036. The total number of registrants in Fall 2015 totaled 78,953, representing a 2.4% decline. “The Fall 2015 Market was the best October Market we’d seen in five years, so the 2016 Fall Market was certainly still very good,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “Compared to the Fall 2014 data, this Market’s registration was up by 0.8%.”

Nov 15, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces the 2017 Style Spotters Team

High Point, NC, November 15, 2016 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) recently debuted the long-awaited identities of the 2017 Style Spotters team. The announcement was made live during the Fall 2016 High Point Market as part of the Style Spotters LIVE! event on Tuesday, October 25. After a panel discussion about trends seen at Fall Market and an overview of top product picks by the 2016 Style Spotters team, Style Spotter Emeritus Michelle Jennings Wiebe welcomed special guest Ann Maine, editor-in-chief of Traditional Home, to the podium for the first-ever live announcement of the up-and-coming Style Spotters team.

Nov 01, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority - Announces New Board Leadership and Members for 2017

High Point, NC, November 1, 2016 - At its quarterly board meeting during Fall Market, the High Point Market Authority announced several changes to its Board of Directors, both welcoming new members as well as recognizing a few outgoing members. Having served as Chairman of the Board for four years, Doug Bassett, president of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture, presided over his final board meeting before passing the gavel to the incoming chairman, Jeff Scheffer, president and CEO of Universal Furniture. Bassett will remain on the board as the Immediate Past Chairman, Government Liaison Chairman and a non-voting member of both the executive committee and board.

Oct 13, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Enhanced MyMarket App for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, October 13, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces several enhancements and updates to the MyMarket app for Fall Market, October 22-26. Originally released in April 2016 in advance of Spring Market, the app features innovative indoor and outdoor mapping technology. Utilizing GPS technology, the app offers building to building blue dot navigation, allowing users to easily select an exhibitor and quickly map a route from their current location to the showroom’s address. Additionally, the app features indoor mapping technology within specific buildings, allowing users to be guided step-by-step and floor-by-floor to their selected showroom.

Oct 06, 2016 - High Point Market

Interior Design for an Aging Boomer Population

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An aging U.S. "Boomer" population poses new design challenges – and opportunities – for professional interior designers, according to organizers of High Point Market, the world's largest, biannual home furnishings trade show. Partnering with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the High Point Market Authority prepares to address the unique needs of this growing demographic at a special Market kick-off event, set for Sat., Oct. 22.

Sep 14, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Entertainment for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, September 14, 2016 — Stars Under the Stars, the popular series of events at High Point Market, is offering two unique nights of entertainment at Fall Market, October 22 - 26, 2016. On Saturday, October 22, up-and-coming artist Maggie Rose will step onto Center Stage to warm the autumn air with her powerful voice and hard-charging, bluesy blend of rock flavored original American country tunes. With two Billboard Hot Country Songs and an Emmy already to her credit, Maggie is on the rise in today’s music scene. From the fun and flirty, “I Ain’t Your Momma” to the heartfelt “Love Me More” and the wistfully optimistic “Broken,” her well-crafted songs, strong voice and powerful stage presence combine to make each of her shows a memorable event.

Sep 08, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Design Bloggers Tour Participants and Sponsors for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, September 8, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in partnership with Esteem Media, is pleased to announce the participants and sponsors for the Design Bloggers Tour for Fall Market, October 22 – 26, 2016. Returning for its third Market, the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour program will bring ten (10) leading design bloggers to High Point Market for a 2-day tour of sponsoring showrooms. Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45 minute presentation and tour, after which they will then feature and discuss their inspiring finds on their individual blogs and social media accounts.

Sep 07, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Trend Forecasting Panel to Kick Off Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, September 7, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has partnered with leading trend forecasting platform and consultancy, Fashion Snoops, for an Opening Day Event to kick-off Fall Market (October 22 – 26, 2016). Focusing on up-and-coming global trends that will impact the home furnishings industry, the event will both offer a preview into the business of trend forecasting as well as an in-depth discussion on how trends translate into home fashion with an all-star panel of leading design experts. Entitled “The Future of Home Fashion – Discover the trends driving tomorrow’s style choices”, the event will begin with an overview discussion on global and cultural trends from Jaye Anna Mize, home interiors director for Fashion Snoops. Following Mize’s presentation, she will moderate a panel discussion on how these macro-trends translate into micro-trends in home furnishings. The all-star panel will include Pantone’s Vice President Laurie Pressman, Better Homes and Gardens Editor-in-Chief Stephen Orr, Crypton Home Fabrics Co-Founder Randy Rubin, and celebrity designer Kelli Ellis.

Aug 25, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority and ASID Announce Design Viewpoints Series with Aging-in-Place Focus for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, August 25, 2016 — The High Point Market Authority, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has set the schedule for its popular educational seminar series for Fall Market (October 22-26, 2016). The Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) will take place October 22-24 at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal in downtown High Point. This Market, all four sessions will provide insight on the rapidly growing aging-in-place movement. The series will kick off on Saturday, October 22, with an exclusive preview of the ASID-sponsored Public Broadcasting documentary, Thriving in Place: Designing Your Best Life, Now and Later. Following the preview, ASID CEO Randy Fiser will continue the conversation with the host of the documentary and Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award winner Marianne Cusato. The three additional seminars will provide additional insight on how designers can align themselves with this growing market sector.

Aug 16, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces New Product Premiere, Twitter Chat with New Hosts for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, August 16, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is once again teaming up with various design industry experts and exhibitors for its New Product Premiere program. Focusing on new products being debuted at Fall Market (October 22-26, 2016) this program will give attendees a sneak peek of what to expect at the October show. New product images are now being accepted from exhibitors for inclusion in the HPMA’s New Product Premiere program. This program will include the well-known Twitter Chat, special Pinterest boards highlighting submitted images and top picks, a preview from the 2016 Style Spotters team, highlights from popular online design publications and trend forecasting experts and a special “Exhibitor New Product Picks” section of highpointmarket.org.

Aug 04, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces New Buyer Tour for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, August 4, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has again partnered with Soft Design Lab for the production of a new buyer tour for Fall Market, October 22-26, 2016. Developed with the intent of bringing new buyers to Market, the tour will include a multi-day schedule of showroom visits, educational events and networking opportunities, designed to provide participants with a multi-faceted, comprehensive view of the millions of square footage that is High Point Market. Returning for its fourth Market, the “VIP #HPMKT Experience” is produced and hosted by industry experts Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel of Soft Design Lab, an online base camp and creative community dedicated to providing advanced education on soft furnishings design and business. The 6-day, 5-night tour is geared towards those new to Market or who haven’t been within the past few years. Including four star accommodations, private luncheons and dinners, a multitude of showroom presentations, a daily educational schedule and a plethora of social and networking events, the tour provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to Market.

Jul 19, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Opens Registration for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, July 19, 2016 – Registration for the Fall 2016 High Point Market is now open for buyers, international buyers, exhibitors, trade/industry, press and students. Likened to Fashion Week for home furnishings, the Fall High Point Market will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, through Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Online registration is available at www.highpointmarket.org/register. Questions can be directed to (336) 869-1000 or registration@highpointmarket.org. “We have a lot of engaging programs and exciting introductions in the queue for Fall Market,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “The energy is already building. We look forward to hosting the home fashion event of the season come October.”

Jul 06, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Design Bloggers Tour for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, July 6, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered again with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for Fall Market, October 22 – 26, 2016, and is now accepting submissions from bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered for the tour. The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of ten (10) leading design bloggers to High Point Market for 2 full days of tours in sponsoring showrooms. Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45 minute presentation and tour. The tour will kick off on Sunday, October 23, and conclude on Monday, October 24.

Jul 05, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market Expects to Receive Additional Funding from State of North Carolina

High Point, NC, July 5, 2016 – The 2016-17 budget for the state of North Carolina, which was approved by the Senate and House the end of last week, includes some exciting additions for the High Point Market Authority (HPMA). The $22.3 billion budget includes an additional $400,000 in recurring marketing dollars and $200,000 in non-recurring marketing dollars for High Point Market, and is now waiting for Governor Pat McCrory’s expected signature to become finalized. “We are very grateful for the dedicated work and long-time support of Senator Trudy Wade and Representative John Faircloth,” commented Doug Bassett, HPMA Board Chairman and president of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture. “As the largest economic event in the state, High Point Market is committed to positively influencing North Carolina’s economy. This additional funding will be a great resource to help us maintain our status as the largest home furnishings trade show in the world.”

May 31, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Releases the Style Report for Summer/Fall 2016

High Point, NC, May 31, 2016— The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s much anticipated High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2016. This 21 page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2016 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Spring High Point Market (April 16-20) for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends for the report. The Style Report for Summer/Fall 2016 may be found and downloaded at http://www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/spring-2016-style-report.

May 27, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Registered Attendees from Spring Market 2016

High Point, NC, May 27, 2016 — The number of registered buyers at the Spring 2016 High Point Market was down one percent compared to the Spring 2015 Market. Overall, the numbers of total registered attendees, which includes buyers, exhibitors, representatives, media, students and guests, for Spring 2016 totaled 79,376. The total number of registered attendees in Spring 2015 totaled 80,300, representing a one percent decline. According to an economic impact study conducted by Duke University in 2013, the High Point Market is the largest economic event in the State of North Carolina each year. The Market has an annual economic impact of $5.38 billion and attracts approximately 75,000 attendees from more than 100 countries twice each year. The High Point Market has approximately 11.5 million square feet of showrooms housed in approximately 180 buildings in and around downtown High Point, NC. The next Market will be October 22 – 26, 2016.

Apr 07, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Fitness Challenge, Rep4Life Partnership for Spring Market 2016

High Point, NC, April 7, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces that the Market Fit Challenge will return for its second Market. Beginning on opening day of Market – Saturday, April 16 - the challenge will give attendees the opportunity to track their steps at Market and compete for a $250 Amazon gift card. Adding to the program, the Market Authority has teamed up with Rep4Life to add their Market-a-thon participants to the challenge as a competing group.

Mar 31, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market Announces Year Two of the High Point Art Project

High Point, NC, March 31, 2016 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has once again partnered with the Southwest Renewal Foundation, the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Theatre Art Galleries (TAG), and the City of High Point to present year two of the High Point City Art Project.

Mar 28, 2016 - High Point Market

Statement from the Executive Committee of the High Point Market Authority

High Point, NC, March 28, 2016 —In the last few days, dozens of customers have contacted the High Point Market Authority to inform us that they have cancelled plans to attend the Market in April due to passage of HB2. There are also several campaigns on social media calling for a boycott of the High Point Market this spring. As leaders and organizers of the High Point Market, we feel an obligation to inform the public and our government leaders in Raleigh of the significant economic damage that HB2 is having on the High Point Market and on the North Carolina economy. Based on the reaction in just the last few days, hundreds and perhaps thousands of our customers will not attend Market this April.

Mar 22, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces New Buyer Tours for Spring Market 2016

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has partnered with Soft Design Lab and Adorno Magazine for the production of two new buyer tours for Spring Market (April 16-20, 2016). Developed with the intent of bringing new buyers to Market, each tour includes a multi-day schedule of showroom visits, educational events and networking opportunities, designed to provide participants with a multi-faceted, comprehensive view of the millions of square footage that is High Point Market.

Mar 16, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market's Stars Under the Stars to Feature Donny Osmond and Christopher Cross

High Point, NC, March 16, 2016 — Stars Under the Stars, the legendary series of events at the High Point Market, is offering two unique nights of entertainment at Spring Market, April 16 - 20, 2016.

Mar 08, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Design Bloggers Tour Participants and Sponsor Spring 2016

High Point, NC, March 8, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in partnership with Esteem Media, is pleased to announce the participants and sponsors for the Design Bloggers Tour for Spring Market, April 16 – 20, 2016. Returning for its second Market, the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour program will bring ten (10) leading design bloggers to High Point Market for a 3-day tour of sponsoring showrooms. Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 30 or 60 minute presentation and tour, after which they will then feature and discuss their inspiring finds on their individual blogs and social media accounts.

Mar 04, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market & City of High Point to Present Spring 2016 Green Market Award

HIGH POINT, NC (March 4, 2016) – On Tuesday, March 8, the City of High Point and the High Point Market Authority will present the Green Market Award to New Classic Home Furnishings at their showroom, 135 South Hamilton Street, High Point, NC, 27260, for their proper handling of trash and recycling during the Fall 2015 Market.

Mar 02, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Design Viewpoints Series & Bonus Sessions for Spring Market 2016

High Point, NC, March 2, 2016 — The High Point Market Authority, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has set the schedule for its popular educational seminar series for Spring Market (April 16-20, 2016), including some bonus sessions. The Design Viewpoints Series and ASID Bonus Sessions will take place April 15-18, at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal in downtown High Point. Designers can earn up to .8 IDCEC approved continuing education units (CEUs) through the Design Viewpoints Series (.6 CEUs), the ASID Bonus Sessions (.1 CEUs) and the Opening Day Event (.1 CEUs).

Feb 22, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Fast Company Maverick Polly LaBarre to Keynote Opening Day Event for Spring Market

High Point, NC, February 22, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has partnered with Design Tech Summit to bring Fast Company ‘Maverick,’ best-selling business author and consultant Polly LaBarre to High Point Market as the keynote speaker for a kick-off opening day event for Spring Market, April 16-20, 2016. Sponsored by Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor, this event will also welcome co-founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine to the stage to showcase virtual reality technology for the first time at High Point Market.

Feb 10, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces New Product Premiere Program, Twitter Chat Spring 2016

High Point, NC, February 10, 2016 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is once again teaming up with various design industry experts and exhibitors for its New Product Premiere program. Focusing on new products being debuted at Spring Market (April 16-20, 2016), this program will give attendees a sneak peek of what to expect at the April show. New product images are now being accepted from exhibitors for inclusion in the HPMA’s New Product Premiere program. This program will include the well-known Twitter Chat, a preview from the 2016 Style Spotters team, highlights from popular online design publications and a special “Exhibitors New Product Picks” section of highpointmarket.org.

Feb 04, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces the 2016 Style Spotters Team

High Point, NC, February 4, 2016 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is pleased to announce the 2016 Style Spotters Team, as follows (with corresponding Twitter handles) - • Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID (FL), Style Spotter “Emeritus”, Studio M, @StudioM_ • Malene Barnett (NY), Malene B Studio, @malenebcarpets • Laura Bielecki (Dubai, UAE), Ellington Group, @luxuryinteriors • Marie Flanigan (TX), Marie Flanigan Interiors, @MarieFlanigan • Brynn Olson (IL), Brynn Olson Design Group, @BrynnOlson • Anne Sage (CA), AnneSage.com, @citysage • Laura Umansky (TX & CO), Laura U Interior Design, @LauraUInc • Erika Hollinshead Ward (GA), Erika Ward Interiors, @MrsErikaWard • Scot Meacham Wood (CA), SMW Design, @ScotMeachamWood

Feb 02, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Opens Spring Market Registration, Refreshes Online Registration Portal

High Point, NC, February 2, 2016 – Registration for the Spring 2016 High Point Market is now open for buyers, international buyers, exhibitors, trade/industry, press and students. Likened to Fashion Week for home furnishings, the Spring High Point Market will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, through Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Online registration is available at www.highpointmarket.org/register. Questions can be directed to (336) 869-1000 or registration@highpointmarket.org.

Jan 14, 2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Design Bloggers Tour for Spring Market 2016

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered again with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for Spring Market, April 16 – 20, 2016. The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of ten (10) authoritative design bloggers to High Point Market for a 3-day tour of sponsoring showrooms. Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 30 or 60 minute presentation and tour. The tour will kick off on opening day of Market, Saturday, April 16, and conclude on Monday, April 18.