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Feb 18, 2020 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Return of New Buyer Tour for Spring Market 2020

HIGH POINT, N.C., February 18, 2020 — The High Point Market Authority has partnered with long-time Market veterans and industry experts Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel to bring their popular new buyer Market tour to High Point for Spring Market, April 25-29, 2020. The VIP HPMKT Experience, a new-buyer-focused, complimentary 5-day hosted tour, will provide first-time attendees with a High Point Market immersion that includes education and direct engagement during Spring Market, as well as the opportunity to join a year-round, online alumni network of designers and like-minded business professionals. The tour is a refresh of the original new buyer tour led by Barrett and Von Tobel from April 2015 until April 2018. Updates to the tour format include enhanced pre-Market preparation in the form of webinars and other digital content, a shift in the daily agendas to allow for a more personalized experience within each showroom, and a closing reception with former tour attendees to elevate the networking and learning potential.

Feb 14, 2020 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Concert to Kick Off Spring Market 2020

HIGH POINT, N.C., February 14, 2020 — The High Point Market Authority will host the chart-climbing musical group Fitz and The Tantrums for a concert open to both Market attendees and the Triad community on Friday, April 24, at High Point’s new baseball stadium, BB&T Point. Tickets for the event will be free and available to citizens living within local Triad zip codes, including High Point, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, beginning on Tuesday, February 25, at 9 a.m. High Point Market attendees will not need to reserve tickets, as their Spring Market pass will provide them access to a special area on the infield for the concert. “This event dovetails with our goals of infusing Market with even more energy and entertainment for our guests, while also giving us an opportunity to celebrate with the local community the truly unique relationship that exists between High Point and the home furnishings industry,” commented Dudley Moore, Jr., chairman of the High Point Market Authority’s board of directors and president of High-Point-based Otto & Moore. “There’s no place like High Point anywhere in the world, and we’re thankful for the warm welcome Market guests receive from our local community every time they come.” “We are excited about the opportunity to create a fun, engaging, and memorable event that taps into the transformation of High Point for both our Market visitors and the High Point community to enjoy,” added Christi Barbour, chair of the curated entertainment task force for the High Point Market Authority’s board of directors and co-founder of High-Point-based Barbour Spangle Design. “This event will be a celebration of both our Market attendees and our community!”

Jan 06, 2020 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces 2020 Style Spotters Team

HIGH POINT, N.C., January 6, 2020 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is pleased to announce the 2020 Style Spotters team, as follows - • Rachel Cannon (LA), Rachel Cannon Limited Interiors • Nancy Fire (NY), Design Works International • Joanna Hawley-McBride (WA), Jojotastic, LLC • Don Ricardo Massenburg (NC), DESIGN iNKREDiBLE LLC • Rachel Moriarty (CA), Rachel Moriarty Interiors • Ivonne Ronderos (FL), DKOR Interiors • Victoria Sanchez (NM), Victoria At Home • Keita Turner (NY), Keita Turner Design This group was unveiled as the incoming team at the Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast during Fall Market this past October, but are now officially taking the reigns as the 2020 Style Spotters team. They will hold the title throughout the calendar year and will apply their trend-tracking abilities to both 2020 Markets – April 25 – 29 and October 17 – 21. Style Spotters are charged with scouring the Market to find their favorite products and top trends, leaving behind a card on each item they “spot”. These finds are then posted to High Point Market Pinterest boards and contribute to the two Style Reports (Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring) that the HPMA produces. They additionally share their top product predictions in advance of Market via various digital and social channels.

Dec 12, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Accepting Submissions for Spring Market 2020 Design Bloggers Tour

HIGH POINT, N.C., December 12, 2019 – 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 2020 Spring Market, April 25 – 29, 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 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 26, and conclude on Monday, April 27.

Dec 10, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Releases the High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2020

HIGH POINT, N.C., December 10, 2019— The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s much anticipated High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2020. This 43-page report was developed by eight trend tracking experts, all part of the HPMA’s 2019 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Fall High Point Market, October 19-23, for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends. The report highlights 24 different trends, ranging from “Paris is Burning” to “A Woven World”, from “Animal Attraction Action” to “Merlot Madness”, and more. In all, the report features 95 different products from 58 different High Point Market exhibitors. All trends in the Style Report for Winter/Spring 2020 may be found and downloaded at https://highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/winter-spring-2020-style-report. “Texture and statement case good pieces were the talk of the town. Caning on everything from chairs to beds – reinterpreted in ways that made it easy to use in designs outside of a coastal aesthetic – was prevalent in most of the major showrooms,” commented Style Spotters Advisors Shay Geyer and Gary Inman in their intro for the report. “Pieces with fluid and organic forms were spotted for their unique high style, and large-scaled hardware adorned case goods that stopped us in our tracks.”

Nov 20, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces 2020 Partnership with Design Influencers Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., November 20, 2019 — The High Point Market Authority has once again teamed up with the Design Influencers Conference to launch and co-produce a brand track for the 2020 conference, to be held in San Francisco on March 1-3. The Design Influencers Conference, previously known as the Design Bloggers Conference, launched in 2011 and continues to be the only conference specifically focused on design influencers, interior designers, and design professionals using digital content and digital platforms to build their businesses and personal brands. This new track, which launched at the February 2019 conference, will provide educational programming geared towards those on the other side of the equation, the home furnishings manufacturers and brands who are looking to connect with design influencers. It will be focused on providing the tools needed to succeed with this new mainstream marketing strategy that is driving sales and revenue while creating awareness and building trust for savvy home furnishings marketers. Keynotes for the conference include Nate Berkus, Alexa Hampton, and Miranda Kerr. For the brand track, topics will cover finding and selecting the right influencers, creating effective programs, tradeshow, showroom, and other live event opportunities, social media strategies, tools for influential brands, and other preferred content creation strategies that are the foundation of influencer marketing ROI. Additionally, there will be multiple networking and community-building opportunities, designed to connect home furnishings brands with design influencers.

Oct 08, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Announces App Update and New Features for Fall Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., October 8, 2019 – The High Point Market Authority’s award-winning app, which made its debut right before the April 2016 Market, has released an update that includes 5 new features designed to enhance the user experience for High Point Market attendees. New features have been added to expand the versatility of searching and selecting. Users are now able to sort exhibitors in their MyMarket plan by alphabetical, building, favorite, neighborhood, and shuttle stop. Existing features allowed for in-depth searching capability of the full exhibitor list, but now users can additionally sort through their personalized list too. The new favorites feature allows app users to further identify certain exhibitors within their MyMarket list with the addition of a heart icon. The existing star icon saves an exhibitor to one’s personal list, and now the heart icon can narrow down the list even more, when needed. A new notes feature allows exhibitors to keep track of why they “loved” a particular exhibitor, or any number of other thoughts a user may have about a specific brand. New features have also been added for the events portion of the app. The full event calendar has been available in the app since its debut, but now users can sort the calendar by educational or social events. Additionally, exhibitor events are now listed in an exhibitor’s profile, and can be added to one’s MyMarket list simply by clicking the star next to the event title. “Our team has been working diligently to identify improvements for the High Point Market app that compliment and address the needs of our Market attendees,” says Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “With so much to see and do during Market, our guests are always on the move, and they need an app that can keep up with them. These new features will facilitate a more seamless user experience and further enhance the usability and functionality of this important tool.”

Oct 01, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Introduces New Partner Pop-Up Program for Fall Market with Crypton, Monogram, and Steelyard

HIGH POINT, N.C., October 1, 2019 — The High Point Market Authority proudly introduces the Partner Pop-Up series for Fall Market, October 19-23, in collaboration with industry partners Crypton, Monogram, and Steelyard. The Partner Pop-Up program is a new experiential opportunity for brands to engage with Market attendees via educational programming, activations and networking opportunities. For its Market debut, the program will feature three pop-ups around the Market district: Monogram Glass House Ideas for growth – served up with great food – by a new leader in luxury appliances Where: Corner of Fred Alexander and N. Hamilton Street When: Saturday, October 19 – Monday, October 21, 8am – 6pm See two spectacular new luxury appliance lines – the Statement Collection and the Minimalist Collection – from Monogram. While you’re enjoying their beauty, be sure to let two-time Food Network Chopped Champion Chef James Briscione show you the delicious appetizers and handcrafted cocktails they help him create. And be sure to get some new inspiration from our four fun idea sessions (All served up with fantastic food, of course!). The Crypton Patio Take a few moments to relax in the autumn air, meet and mingle with friends old and new Where: In between Showplace and IHFC, next to the Transportation Terminal When: Saturday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 21, 11am - 4pm An outdoor oasis in the center of all the action, the Crypton Patio is the perfect place for al fresco meetings, dining and relaxation. Stop in to enjoy food yard games, hammocks, and refresh yourself with local kombucha, cold press juice, and a snack from the food trucks between your more serious-minded Market stops. The Steelyard Airstream Everything you’ll need to help you get the most out of your days at Market Where: Corner of Commerce and Main, adjacent to The Point When: Friday, October 18, 12 - 6pm, Saturday–Monday, October 19-21, 9am - 6pm, and Tuesday, October 22, 9am - 12pm Kickoff this High Point in a very unique way. The uber-chic Steelyard Airstream will be the only place where you can pick up the famous Steelyard swag bag, start the always-popular Nail Polish Trail, get your hands-on VIP passes to the hottest invitation-only events, and get the inside scoop on what to do and see at Market. Not enough? How about a sneak peek at the latest tools being launched on Steelyard? Game changers! So come meet up with friends, hang out with some special industry celebs that will be in-and-out, and oh yeah, we've got games too!

Sep 24, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Rebrands Evening Programming, Announces Entertainment for Fall Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 24, 2019 — High Point Market is rebranding its popular evening concerts series, offering two unique nights of entertainment at Fall Market, October 19 – 23, 2019. Presented by Crate and Barrel and CB2, this refreshed programming will offer a festive, upbeat atmosphere, complimentary food and drinks, live musical acts, and ample networking opportunities. Dubbed Eats and Beats, this new experience invites Market guests to relax and unwind in a low-key, intimate setting on both Saturday and Sunday nights. Outdoor seating and fire pits will allow guests to socialize and rest their feet after a full day of showroom visits and events once the concerts begin at 7:00pm. Beginning at 5:00pm, Crate and Barrel’s Table at Crate and CB2’s Social Club will both open to Market guests, allowing them early access to the event venue for pre-show activities. Crate and Barrel’s lounge will feature craft cocktails and mocktails from the Table at Crate menu and a relaxing outdoor setting. CB2’s Social Club will delight guests with upbeat tunes from a DJ, giant outdoor games, a digital photo mosaic wall, and a $1,000 gift card sweepstakes giveaway.

Sep 17, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Style Spotters Trend Tours for Fall Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 17, 2019 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) will once again be offering an expanded version of their popular Style Spotters Trend Tours program for Fall Market, October 19-23, 2019. Focused on exposing Market attendees to the wide variety of exhibitors High Point Market has to offer, Style Spotters Trend Tours, sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer, has been a favorite program of Market guests for several years. Traditionally, the Style Spotters Trend Tours have been offered on Tuesday of each Market, immediately following the Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast. The tours consisted of each Style Spotter picking two of their favorite showrooms around Market and then leading a group on a tour of those two showrooms within a 60-minute timeframe. This program was expanded at the spring 2019 Market to offer two different types of Trend Tours – Favorites Tours and Category Tours. The Favorites Tours will follow the traditional schedule and will be offered on the morning of Tuesday, October 22, at 10:15am following the Style Spotters’ breakfast event, showcasing two favorite showrooms each during one-hour tours. Four Style Spotters will offer these tours – Shayla Copas, Kara Cox, Benjamin Johnston, and Courtney McLeod. No RSVP is required for the Favorites Tours. Category Tours will expand the program beyond Tuesday programming, offering 2-hour tours on a specific product category and covering 4 showrooms each. Two tours per day will depart from The Point each morning at 9:30am on Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20, with one tour departing on Monday, October 21.

Sep 12, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Schedule for The Point for Fall Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 12, 2019 – This fall, the High Point Market Authority (HPMA) will host a dynamic lineup of educational and social programming for its fourth Market at the popular pop-up, The Point, throughout High Point Market, October 19-23. Located on Commerce Ave, between S. Main and Wrenn streets, The Point debuted in April 2018 during Spring Market as the first freestanding, High Point Market-branded venue conceived to enhance the buyer experience. Since its introduction, The Point has served as an information hub for Market attendees and has hosted celebrity meet and greets, educational roundtables, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and the widely popular Parson’s Table Pop-Up lunch service. The Point will open on Friday, October 18, at 11 am, and the programming is open to all Market attendees. Hours are 8 am to 8 pm on Saturday, October 19, through Monday, October 21, and 8am to 6pm on Tuesday, October 22. During the hours of operation, a team of Market Advisors will be on hand to offer one-on-one consultations to attendees in need of information or support. Market-goers are encouraged to drop in throughout Market for specific events or to utilize the lounge area to regroup and recharge. The schedule of events and programming changes daily. The full listing of programs and events for The Point is located in the Events section of the High Point Market website and at  www.highpointmarket.org/the-point.  

Sep 03, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media Announce Design Bloggers Tour Participants and Sponsors

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 3, 2019 – 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 18-23, 2019. Returning for its ninth 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. The bloggers selected for this tour include: - Sara Malek Barney, www.bandddesign.com - Laurence Carr, www.laurencecarr.com - Lori Dennis, www.loridennis.com - Tim Green, www.timgreendesigns.com - Donna Mancini, www.donnamanciniinteriorsandflooring.com - Amy Mitchell, www.homeglowdesign.com - Rachel Moriarty, www.rachelminteriors.com - Lisa Peck, www.liluinteriors.com - Sara Noble, www.saranobledesigns.com - Deborah von Donop, www.dvdinteriordesign.com Sponsors participating in the tour include: - Crypton Home Fabric, www.crypton.com - Dorel Home, www.dhpfurniture.com - Four Hands, www.fourhands.com - Hooker Furniture, www.hookerfurniture.com - Hubbardton Forge, https://www.hubbardtonforge.com/ - Hudson Valley Lighting Group, www.hudsonvalleylighting.com - Jaipur Living, www.jaipurliving.com - IMC – Interhall, www.imchighpointmarket.com/interhall - IMC – Salon, www.imchighpointmarket.com/salon - Lloyd Flanders, www.lloydflanders.com - Norwalk Furniture, www.norwalkfurniture.com - SmithHonig, www.smithhonig.com

Aug 28, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Announces Brand Ambassador and Tour Partnerships

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 28, 2019 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has partnered with long-time Market veterans and industry experts Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel for two exciting initiatives. Both kicking off in time for Fall Market, Barrett and Von Tobel will assume the role of official High Point Market Brand Ambassadors and also bring back a revised version of their popular new buyer Market tour. The newly designated role of High Point Market Brand Ambassador was created to enrich the promotion of HPMA and its bi-annual markets to current and prospective new attendees around the world. Barrett and Von Tobel have already begun serving as High Point Market Brand Ambassadors and are working to continue the year-round Market dialogue for attendees near and far, both digitally and in person. The VIP HPMKT Experience 2.0, a new-buyer-focused, multi-day tour, will provide first-time attendees with a High Point Market immersion that includes education, direct engagement, a complimentary 5-day hosted tour during Fall Market, and the opportunity to join an alumni network of designers and like-minded business professionals who are new to the High Point Market experience.

Aug 27, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market and ASID Announce Design Viewpoints Series Sessions for Fall Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 27, 2019 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has set the schedule for its popular educational seminar series for Fall Market, October 19-23, 2019. The Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) will take place October 19-21, at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal in downtown High Point. Designers can earn up to 0.3 IDCEC-approved continuing education units (CEUs) through the series. The Design Viewpoints Series sessions are free and open to all interior designers, retailers, and other Market attendees with a valid Fall Market pass. On tap for the series are three thought-provoking seminars to help attendees navigate the changing interior design business landscape. Learn from industry leaders as they share their knowledge on networking to build your brand, translating your brand to online retail, and the business of customization. “We are proud to once again introduce an important lineup of educational programming for our High Point attendees. This Market’s Design Viewpoints Series features a star-studded lineup with a wealth of industry experience and knowledge,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “By focusing on strategic growth opportunities for design businesses and offering CEU credits, we believe these discussions will provide many valuable actionable takeaways for designers, as well as the needed CEU credits.”