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Nov 09, 2021 - High Point Market

Market Authority and Esteem Media Renew Design Influencers Conference Brand Track Partnership

HIGH POINT, N.C., November 9, 2021 — The High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media have renewed their partnership to co-produce a brand track for the upcoming Design Influencers Conference. The 2022 event will take place in person March 6-8 in Atlanta after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2021. The Design Influencers 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. The brand 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 mainstream marketing strategy that is driving sales and revenue while creating awareness and building trust for savvy home furnishings marketers.

Oct 27, 2021 - High Point Market

Shuford Assumes Role as Market Authority Board Chair, Barbour Named Vice Chair

HIGH POINT, N.C., October 27, 2021 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) welcomes Alex Shuford, III to the role of chair for its board of directors. Shuford, CEO of Rock House Farm Family of Brands and Century Furniture, has served on the HPMA board and executive committee since 2018 and will serve two years in this new role. Shuford follows Dudley Moore, Jr., president of Otto & Moore, who served as board chair for 3 years and now moves to the role of immediate past chair. Christi Barbour, founder of Barbour Spangle Design, assumes the role of vice chair after serving on the HPMA board and executive committee for 3 years. She was previously chair of the board’s curated entertainment task force, which planned and executed the Fitz and The Tantrums concert to kick off the Fall 2021 Market.

Oct 06, 2021 - High Point Market

Couched with Carson Kressley to Tape Season 2 at Fall High Point Market with Live Audience

HIGH POINT, N.C., October 6, 2021 — Red lips sofa and all, Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, designer, and best-selling author Carson Kressley is set to tape 6 episodes for season 2 of his popular design-centric talk show, Couched, for The Design Network (TDN) during Fall High Point Market, October 16-20. The first-ever talk show of its kind, the show’s format is a mix of dishy interviews, game show-inspired contests, and insider advice. Each episode will welcome two design industry leaders such as Corey Damen Jenkins, Douglas Truesdale, Mark and Jason Phillips, and Amy Matthews. These guests join the ranks of season 1 interviewees such as Thom Filicia, Hilary Farr, and Alexa Hampton. Market attendees with a valid Fall Market pass are invited to be a part of the live studio audience on Tuesday, October 19, and Wednesday October 20, in the High Point Theatre, located in the Transportation Terminal. The full schedule is available at www.highpointmarket.org/events/couched-with-carson-kressley, with doors opening 15 minutes prior to each episode.

Sep 28, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Style Spotters Return to In-Person Programming, Celebrate 10th Anniversary

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 28, 2021 — The High Point Market Style Spotters are gearing up for an active Fall Market, October 16-20, with the return of in-person programming and the celebration of the program’s tenth anniversary. The full team of 2021 Style Spotters will be in High Point to act as the industry’s trend-setting guides, scouring the Market’s buildings and showrooms to highlight the top new styles this fall. They will begin early, spotting 25 favorite products each, then adding their selections to curated digital galleries on the Style Spotters hub page, www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/style-spotters. Their selections will go live mid-Market, but sneak peaks can usually be found on social media before then and tent cards will begin to appear alongside spotted product within showrooms as early as Friday, October 15. An advanced preview highlighting a few picks the team members are excited to see at Fall Market is available at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/ss-fall-2021-preview. Showrooms tours will be offered by the 8 team members Saturday through Tuesday of Market. Rebranded as Hot Spot Tours, each Style Spotter will host a 60-minute tour through two of their favorite High Point showrooms. Advanced registration is required, as capacity is limited. Details and RSVP links are available at www.highpointmarket.org/events/hot-spot-tours.

Sep 21, 2021 - High Point Market

Fall Market’s Sustainability Stories Program Announces Schedule, Sponsors

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 21, 2021 — The High Point Market Authority announces a robust programming schedule, a variety of program elements, and 13 sponsors for the Sustainability Stories program happening during the fall High Point Market. Shining a spotlight on sustainability through an immersive, inspirational experience, the program will explore the home furnishings industry’s embrace of sustainability. Open daily during Market, Sustainability Stories at Center Stage will introduce attendees to the latest innovations and opportunities in sustainable furnishings, materials, and design and introduce new ways to grow one’s business in this increasingly important market. Beginning on Friday, October 15, educational programming will welcome various topic experts to Center Stage at 11am and 2pm daily. Featuring designers, manufacturers, and industry associations, the lineup will overview a diverse array of opportunities for the home furnishings industry and offer actionable advice for those looking to improve their eco-footprint.

Sep 15, 2021 - High Point Market

The Point Returns for Fall High Point Market with New Space, Full Schedule

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 15, 2021 —This October, the High Point Market Authority (HPMA) will debut a new, custom-built structure and host a dynamic lineup of educational and social programming at The Point. The popular pop-up will return after a two-year, pandemic-induced hiatus for five full days of events throughout Fall Market. 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 always popular Parson’s Table Pop-Up lunch service, available daily. The Point will unveil a new structure for the October 2021 Market, a debut originally scheduled for April 2020. While occupying the same footprint, The Point is now a purpose built commercial modular structure, designed and built by Boxman Studios out of Charlotte, NC. The new 20 foot by 80 foot interior structure with a 20 foot by 8 foot covered porch lends itself to greater flexibility and a more seamless use for High Point Market programming and events.

Sep 01, 2021 - High Point Market

Hospitality at Market Program Returns for Fall 2021 Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., September 1, 2021 — The High Point Market Authority announces the return of its Hospitality at Market program for its fifth iteration. After a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, the program will once again offer access to a wide range of resources to the hospitality design industry, including product, education, and networking, during the Fall 2021 Market, October 16-20. In addition to being a global leader in the realm of residential furnishings and accessories, High Point Market is also home to the flagship showrooms for dozens of major suppliers to the hospitality industry. Given the large footprints many High Point showrooms offer, brands with both residential and hospitality lines often elect to showcase both within their spaces. Typically a two-day event, this fall’s Hospitality at Market program will offer programming on Sunday, October 17, and Monday, October 18. Both networking opportunities and educational seminars are scheduled in several showrooms.

Aug 26, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Announces Keynote Series Lineup for Fall Market 2021

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 26, 2021 – The High Point Market Authority announces its Keynote Series lineup for Fall Market, October 16-20, 2021, featuring three leading women executives. This season’s educational series seeks to enhance a buyer’s Market experience with timely, relevant and forward- thinking topics. All sessions will take place at 3:00 P.M. on their scheduled day in the High Point Theatre, conveniently located in the main Transportation Terminal, with doors opening 30 minutes prior to each session. Each will offer 1.0 IDCEC-approved CEU to those who attend.

Aug 24, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority to Host Fitz and The Tantrums to Kick Off Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 24, 2021 — 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 to kick off Fall Market. Rescheduled from spring 2020, the concert will take place on Friday, October 15, at High Point’s baseball stadium, Truist 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. Those who claimed tickets in spring 2020 have already been contacted to secure fall 2021 tickets. All remaining tickets will be made available to those in qualifying zip codes beginning on Tuesday, September 7, at 9 a.m. High Point Market attendees will not need to reserve tickets, as their Fall Market pass will provide them access to a special area on the infield for the concert.

Aug 17, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Announces Fall Market Instagram Takeover Lineup

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 17, 2021 — The High Point Market Authority announces its lineup of design tastemakers for their Fall Market Instagram Takeover series. Scheduled for each day of Fall Market, October 16-20, the takeover will provide insights into each participant’s journey through Market. Throughout their selected day, each will share various components of their time in High Point, including visited showrooms, products favorites, and connections made. Seventeen industry insiders are set to participate come October, including: • Nekeya Bennett • Rydhima Brar • Jessie Carrier and Mara Miller • Tamara Day • Kelli Ellis • Max Humphrey • Monica Jacobs-Driskell • Soni Konduru • Mark Lavender • Nina Magon • David Phoenix • Gloria Staats • Maureen Stevens • Amy Storm • Michelle Workman • Rebekah Zaveloff

Aug 10, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media Announce Return, Rebrand of Blogger Tour

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 10, 2021 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is once again teaming up with Esteem Media to bring their popular blogger tour back to High Point Market in person this fall. After a 3-Market hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic, Fall Market, October 16-20, will host a rebranded tour, the Design Influencers Tour, on Sunday, October 17, and Monday, October 18. Previously hosted as the Design Bloggers Tour for 9 Markets, the High Point Market Influencers Tour program will bring ten 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 exhibitor’s 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.

Aug 04, 2021 - High Point Market

Fall High Point Market Center Stage Programming to Spotlight Sustainability

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 4, 2021 — This fall’s High Point Market, scheduled for October 16-20, will shine a spotlight on sustainability through an immersive, inspirational activation called “Sustainability Stories”. Exploring the home furnishings industry’s embrace of sustainability, the program will encompass the highly trafficked Center Stage area, located adjacent to the Transportation Terminal. Open daily during Market, Sustainability Stories at Center Stage will introduce attendees to the latest innovations and opportunities in sustainable furnishings, materials, and design and introduce new ways to grow one’s business in this increasingly important market. A variety of program elements will encourage active participation and engaged learning from visitors. Three featured designers – Laurence Carr, Nancy Fire, and Jennifer Levy – with expertise in sustainable design will curate room vignettes composed of sustainably-focused products from High Point Market exhibitors, telling the story of how an earth-friendly focus can easily be incorporated in beautiful and functional interior design projects.

Jul 27, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Opens Registration for Fall 2021 Market, Announces Return of Events

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 27, 2021 — Registration for the Fall 2021 High Point Market is now open for home furnishings buyers, international buyers, exhibitors, industry, press, and students. Scheduled for October 16-20, interested members of the home furnishings industry can register online at www.highpointmarket.org/register. Fall Market not only marks a return to the typical High Point schedule after an adjusted spring cycle pushed Market later by several weeks, but also welcomes the return of a robust event schedule, numerous tours, and full-scale programs. The High Point Market Authority, various buildings, exhibitors, and industry associations are all actively planning events, tours, and programs for Fall Market. The online event calendar will make its debut at www.highpointmarket.org/events in mid-August, with more events being added as details are finalized.

Jul 20, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Style Report Debuts 19 Trends for Summer/Fall 2021

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 20, 2021—The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) releases the always popular High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2021, highlighting 19 unique trends found amongst the robust offerings seen at the most recent Spring High Point Market. The 38-page Style Report, sponsored by Studio Designer, was produced by eight influential trend trackers, all part of the HPMA’s 2021 Style Spotters team, who perused an abundance of new product introductions to capture the season’s upcoming styles. Highlighting natural elements and several nods to texture and the tactile experience, the Summer/Fall 2021 Style Report covers 19 key trends for the upcoming seasons. From “Green with Envy” to “Snug Life” to “Sultry Sculpture”, among others, the report features 80 products from 48 different exhibitors. All trends can be accessed and downloaded from the High Point Market website, www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/winter-spring-2021-style-report.

Jun 22, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Announces Summer Webinar Lineup

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 22, 2021 — The High Point Market Authority is adding two additional webinars to its IdeaStreams series for the summer months. These virtual educational programs will offer CEU credits and focus on budget fatigue for designers as well as the rebounding hospitality design industry. Originally announced as a replacement to in-person programming for the Spring 2021 Market, the success of the series has prompted additional sessions to be added in July and August. The July session, scheduled for July 22, at 2:00pm, will provide designers with advice and insights on avoiding budget fatigue when working through a project. Designers Noz Nozawa, Victoria Sass, and Michel Smith Boyd will discuss how they talk to clients about money and what it takes to get their projects over the finish line with moderator Kaitlin Petersen, editor in chief of Business of Home. The August session brings together a broad spectrum of hospitality industry insiders to discuss the expected wave of hospitality development post-pandemic. Moderator Lynda Welte of Blueprints for GREEN Design will be joined by Alan Benjamin, ISHC, of Benjamin West, Dallas Chapman of Bernhardt Hospitality, Christina Flannery of Park Hotels & Resort, Darlene Henke, ISHC, of Audit Logistics, and Kavitha Iyer of IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Jun 15, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Partners with HPxD for August Masterclass

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 15, 2021 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is partnering with High Point by Design (HPxD) to offer a masterclass as part of HPxD’s August shopping event. Scheduled for August 3, the Market Masterclass will offer a half day program focusing on trade resources within the Market district, followed by an evening cocktail hour and networking dinner. The event is geared towards buyers, namely interior designers and home furnishings retailers, who are unfamiliar with High Point Market or do not attend regularly. The curriculum will focus on deepening one’s knowledge of the Market district and increasing one’s understanding of the business opportunities High Point can offer. A portion of the schedule will include a panel of Market veterans sharing their insights into how High Point has furthered their business growth. “Our aim is to create a really unique opportunity for those who qualify as buyers but are not fully utilizing High Point Market’s resources for one reason or another,” commented Tom Conley, HPMA’s president and CEO. “This off-Market event will allow attendees to learn some new tips and tricks and become more familiar with the district when their schedule isn’t packed tightly and they can relax, focus, and truly ingest what’s being shared.”