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Aug 20, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Announces Diane Keaton, Top 100 Digital Influencer, TV Celebrities for Fall Keynote Series

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 20, 2019 — The High Point Market Authority announces its Keynote Series lineup for Fall Market, October 19-23, 2019. This educational series will bring three keynote sessions to High Point Market, each featuring industry celebrities who will share their insights and business-building advice. Teaming up with multiple partners for the series, these sessions seek to enhance a buyer’s Market experience with timely, relevant and forward-thinking topics. All sessions will take place 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 will feature well-known actress and designer, Diane Keaton. Whether in film, fashion or interiors, Diane Keaton is known for her iconic point of view. Her mastery of black and white and a penchant for creating industrial chic interiors brings a sophisticated edginess to the rooms she creates. Join Diane in a casual conversation about her passion for design, her latest projects and her sources of inspiration, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. This session is sponsored by Aidan Gray and scheduled for Saturday, October 19, at 3:00 p.m. with a book signing to follow. Keaton’s new collection of lighting, Keaton Industries, is launching with Aidan Gray during Fall Market. “The collection is distinctively Diane Keaton,” says Randal Weeks, founder of Aidan Gray. “Each piece within the line stylistically adapts to any number of design styles from industrial to modern farmhouse.”

Aug 13, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Partners with Business of Home for Inaugural Future of Home Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 13, 2019 – Business of Home (BOH), the leading news publication for the home industry, along with the High Point Market Authority, will present the first-ever conference of its kind, Future of Home, September 9–10, in New York City. Featuring in-depth conversations with top design and digital leaders about the forces of change sweeping the home industry — from subscription furniture and on-demand design services to the evolving preferences of affluent consumers — the two-day event will address business changes and challenges, spotlight innovation, and lay the course for a promising future. “Through our daily reporting at BOH, we’ve seen how innovators, entrepreneurs, disruptors and investors are shaking up the home industry,” says Julia Noran Johnston, founder of Business of Home. “Our goal is to bring some of these people to the stage, create connections, and inspire takeaways for interior designers and home brands. Our industry is experiencing tremendous growth — and the design trade should be part of it.” “The timing of this conference is ideal, as we’ve been researching and discussing for years an initiative and consortium of partners based around the concept of what the future holds for the home industry,” says Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “Julia and her team have developed an exceptional line-up of thought leaders for this conference and we are delighted to partner with them on this. As the epicenter of the home furnishings industry twice a year, High Point Market biannually gives a glimpse into the future of home, and I’m glad this conference will also focus on that topic to keep the conversation moving forward.”

Aug 06, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Opens Registration, Adds Tours for 4th Annual Hospitality At Market Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., August 6, 2019 – Registration is now open for the 2019 Hospitality At Market program, now in its fourth year. Presented by the High Point Market Authority, in partnership with its media partner, InspireDesign, Hospitality At Market will take place on Sunday, October 19, and Monday, October 20, during the Fall High Point Market. Although High Point Market has long been known as a world-leading residential furnishings event, many High Point exhibitors have, for years, designated portions of their showroom space to displaying their hospitality products as well. Recognizing the depth of product available in this category, the Hospitality At Market program was created in 2016 as an annual event designed to recruit hospitality buyers – namely architects, designers, purchasing agents, management companies, and hotel brands – to Market and introduce them to the exhibitors offering furnishings and accessories in their category. “Many of the exhibitors who show here in High Point are also major suppliers to the hospitality industry,” says Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “Their presence at every other hospitality show is often limited to some sales representatives and maybe a few pieces of their lines. Here, they can take buyers through their flagship showrooms, some of which span tens of thousands of square feet. Guests can experience their suppliers’ full lines, all of their latest introductions, and their complete range of capabilities. Plus, they can meet with not just their reps, but with a supplier’s full executive team.”

Jul 23, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority and City of High Point to Recognize “Green” Showroom - Violino Wins Green Market Award for Efficient Handling of Trash and Recycling

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 23, 2019 – On Thursday, August 1, the City of High Point and the High Point Market Authority will present the Green Market Award to Violino for their proper handling of trash and recycling during the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 High Point Markets. A typical Market event generates over 500 tons of cardboard in addition to other recyclable material, all of which is recycled by the City. Showrooms that comply with City guidelines help ensure that the collection of recycling and trash runs smoothly during a very busy time for the Public Services department. Violino consistently followed the City’s collection guidelines, contributing to the clean and safe environment that participants have come to expect.

Jul 16, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market Opens Registration for Fall Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 16, 2019 – Registration for the Fall 2019 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 19, through Wednesday, October 23. Online registration is available at www.highpointmarket.org/register. Questions can be directed to (336) 869-1000 or registration@highpointmarket.org. “The first half of 2019 has generated a lot of positive energy within our industry, and we’ve already seen a high level of interest in Fall Market,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “As we firm up our programming, make improvements to our app, develop more connection-building opportunities, and continue to improve upon creating a highly valuable industry-focused event, there will be a lot of pieces coming together to generate a fashion week for the home that you won’t want to miss.”

Jun 11, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Design Bloggers Tour for Fall Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 11, 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 2019 Fall Market, October 19 – 23, 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, October 20, and conclude on Monday, October 21. Esteem Media, founded by Adam Japko, produces the highly successful Design Influencers Conference, www.designinfluencersconference.com. “The progressive evolution of design influencer marketing is palpable. Thanks to our productive partnership with High Point Market, this specific tour brings venerable and rising star bloggers to market in an organized way; always producing quality content through an immersive experience with sponsoring exhibitors and showrooms,” commented Japko. “This unique project is a natural extension of our conference, designed to promote quality design content and community building by leveraging every logical media channel. It’s a thrilling program that somehow gets better for participating bloggers and exhibitors every year. We are as proud of this tour as anything else we do in the design industry.”

Jun 04, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Releases the Style Report for Summer/Fall 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 4, 2019— The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s much anticipated High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2019. This 37-page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2019 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Spring High Point Market, April 6-10, for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends. The report highlights 22 different trends, ranging from “Inlay, Overlay, and Texture” to “Fully Functional with Style”, from “Postmodern Pleasures” to “A Sensuous Turn”, and more. In all, the report features 68 different products from 48 different High Point Market exhibitors. All trends in the Style Report for Summer/Fall 2019 may be found and downloaded at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/summer-fall-2019-style-report. “Canvassing the world’s largest home fashion and design show, our remarkable group of design leaders uncovered the key global trends and innovative products that will define style in the months to come,” commented Style Spotters Advisors Shay Geyer and Gary Inman in their intro for the report. “With curations as diverse, exciting, and unique as they are, they will put you on the inside track to the shapes, colors, and textures that are about to capture consumers’ hearts.”

May 14, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Accepting Submissions for the 2020 Style Spotters Team

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 14, 2019 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is accepting submissions for its 2020 Style Spotters team. Comprised of eight home fashion leaders who showcase the top new styles of each Market, a new Style Spotters team is selected each calendar year from amongst today’s most popular designers and industry influencers. The 2020 Style Spotters team will be selected in August and then announced live at the Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast at Fall Market on Tuesday, October 22. Those interested in being considered for the 2020 team can complete the online interest form found on the Style Spotters hub page at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/style-spotters. A direct link to the form can be found at https://highpointmarket.typeform.com/to/U8G6Mm. Submissions are being accepted through 5:00 PM ET on July 10, after which a selection committee will meet to review the applicants. The Style Spotters program, sponsored by Crypton Fabric, features home fashion pace setters that showcase their favorite products and top trends from High Point Market exhibitors via Pinterest, the at-Market Style Spotters LIVE! event, the Style Report and various media interviews. Style Spotters alumni Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings and Gary Inman of Baskervill currently lead the team as Style Spotters Advisors, providing guidance to the team and co-hosting the biannual breakfast event.

Mar 22, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Partnering with Crypton for Outdoor Experience at Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 22, 2019 — The High Point Market Authority announces a partnership with Crypton, a leading provider of performance fabric technologies in the residential home furnishings market, to bring an outdoor experience to Spring Market, April 6-10. Dubbed The Crypton Patio, this activation will create a first-of-its-kind, pop-up outdoor lounge, dining and meeting area that will be open to all Market attendees. Centrally located in the Center Stage lot between the Showplace and IHFC buildings, the same area which hosts the Stars Under the Stars concerts, the space is designed to create a relaxing retreat from the busyness of Market and offer a convenient location for networking and outdoor meetings. Features such as the hammock garden and outdoor seating with umbrellas will welcome guests on Saturday, April 6, Sunday, April 7, and Monday, April 8, from 11am – 4pm, weather permitting. Food trucks will be available nearby in front of Showplace for those looking to grab a quick bite to enjoy on the patio. “The vibe will be fun and relaxed,” says Crypton Home’s marketing director, Elise Gabrielson. “It’s a spot where you can camp out between appointments, relax, eat lunch, catch up with colleagues and friends. If you’re not sure where to meet up, just call your team and say, ‘Meet me on The Patio!’” The patio will also offer several programming elements. A Crypton Pooch Pop-Up will present an opportunity to take a selfie with a therapy dog from Canine Companions for Independence on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, from 2-4pm. Selfies posted to social media using the hashtag #poochpopup will generate a donation to the non-profit from Crypton. Canine giveaways such as Crypton tennis balls, frisbees and aromatherapy paw towelettes by Herban Essentials will be available.

Mar 13, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Stars Under the Stars Entertainment for Spring Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2019 — Stars Under the Stars, the popular series of events at High Point Market, is offering two unique nights of entertainment at Spring Market, April 6 - 10, 2019. On Saturday, April 6, Party Of The Year will grace Center Stage. Famous for their pitch-perfect homage to Queen’s Night at the Opera as Black Jacket Symphony, this talented group of musicians re-formed as Party Of The Year to meet their fans demands for more music at more parties in more places. They’re sure to make Saturday night sing as they crank up a fun selection of songs we all love. Don’t forget your dancing shoes – this band will bring out your best moves. On Sunday, April 7, enjoy a fusion of melodic rock, pop, folk and country as Gin Blossoms takes Center Stage. Known for burning up the charts in the 1990s, Gin Blossoms are still rockin’ the house down at more than 120 tour dates per year. In addition to hit tunes such as “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out About You,” “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Till I Hear It From You,” “Follow You Down,” and “As Long As It Matters,” they’ll also bring some new material from their 2018 release, “Mixed Reality.” So, get ready to relive some great memories – and make some new ones.

Mar 05, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market’s Schedule at The Point to Feature Retailer and Designer Tracks, Celebrities, Mixers, and More for Spring Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 5, 2019 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces a robust lineup of personalities and programming for its third Market in the popular pop-up, The Point, for Spring Market, April 6 – 10. 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. The Point will open on Friday, April 5, at 11 am, and the programming is open to all Market attendees. Hours are 8 am to 8 pm on Saturday, April 6, through Monday, April 8, and 8am to 6pm on Tuesday, April 9. 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. 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.

Feb 26, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Design Bloggers Tour Participants and Sponsors

HIGH POINT, N.C., February 26, 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 Spring Market, April 6 – 10, 2019. Returning for its eighth 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: - Courtney Allison, www.frenchcountrycottage.net - Alberthe K. Buabeng, www.albieknows.design - Heather French, blog.frenchandfrenchinteriors.com - Laura Hamburg, www.willowstreetinteriors.com/willow-street-at-home - Haneen of HANEEN’S HAVEN, www.haneens-haven.com - Niki McNeil, www.singlebubblepop.com/blog - Alyssa Motheral, greyhuntinteriors.com - Stephanie of Olive and Tate, www.oliveandtate.com - Elizabeth Scruggs, www.superior-construction-and-design.com - Tamara Matthews-Stephenson, nestnestnest.blogspot.com

Feb 25, 2019 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Keynote Series Speakers for Spring Market 2019

HIGH POINT, N.C., February 25, 2019 — The High Point Market Authority announces its Keynote Series lineup for Spring Market, April 6-10, 2019. This season’s educational series features celebrated podcast host LuAnn Nigara and celebrity designers Bobby Berk, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Michel Smith Boyd, plus moderators and industry tastemakers Sophie Donelson and Clinton Smith, in three dynamic events. Each will share insights and business-building advice with High Point Market attendees. The sessions aim to enhance a buyer’s Market experience with timely, relevant and forward-thinking topics. All sessions will take place 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 will feature best-selling author, sought-after business speaker and host of the podcast, A Well-Designed Business®, LuAnn Nigara. Nigara helps interior design professionals operate profitable and productive businesses by providing useful and understandable insights through conversations with industry leaders. Her podcast is the highest rated and reviewed podcast in the interior design business category and also boasts over 1.3 million downloads.