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Mar 18, 2020 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Sets Dates for Postponed Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 18, 2020 — The High Point Market Authority announces new dates for the postponed Spring 2020 High Point Market. Originally scheduled for April 25-29, the postponement was announced last week in light of NC Governor Cooper’s advisement to cancel all events that draw an attendance of 100 or more people due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The new dates for Spring Market 2020 are June 12-14. This condensed Market will run for 3 days instead of the typical 5, and will be held Friday through Sunday instead of the typical Saturday through Wednesday schedule. It will likely include minimal programming, keeping the focus on appointments and sales meetings within the showrooms.

Mar 12, 2020 - High Point Market

Spring 2020 High Point Market Postponed

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 12, 2020 — The High Point Market Authority has been closely monitoring the ongoing and rapidly-evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, staying in constant contact with local and state public health officials and elected officials. Heeding the public guidance offered by NC Governor Roy Cooper, and in the interest of the health and safety of our stakeholders, industry members, and local citizens, the High Point Market Authority has decided to postpone this year’s Spring Market, scheduled for April 25-29, until a later date in early June, should conditions improve. “The decision was difficult, as any change in date could have tremendous economic repercussions on our industry and community, as well as the countless small businesses whose livelihoods rely on High Point Market, but underscores our shared concern and well-being of the citizens in our community and our industry partners,” commented Dudley Moore, Jr., chairman of the High Point Market Authority’s board of directors and president of Otto & Moore.

Mar 03, 2020 - High Point Market

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

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2020 – 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 25 – 29, 2020. 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.

Feb 26, 2020 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Keynote Series Speakers for Spring Market 2020

HIGH POINT, N.C., February 26, 2020 — The High Point Market Authority announces its Keynote Series lineup for Spring Market, April 25-29, 2020. This season’s educational series features multiple industry experts and influencers, including global style icon and entrepreneur Miranda Kerr. Teaming up with Business of Home and Universal Furniture, these sessions seek 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. The first Keynote Series session on Saturday, April 25, will be presented in a TEDx-style format featuring two mini sessions during the 60-minute timeframe. Presented in partnership with Business of Home (BOH), this program will welcome guests with a series of presentations and conversations ahead of the 2020 Future of Home conference.

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.”