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Nov 07, 2022 - High Point Market

HPMA Announces Board of Directors Updates for 2023

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2022 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces updates to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2023. Six incoming board members will serve a two-year term ending in December 2024, including Patti Carpenter, principal, carpenter + company/Trendscope; Neil MacKenzie, vp of marketing, Universal Furniture; Griffin McClure, president, Green and McClure Furniture; Blake Millinor, CEO, Valdese Weavers; Joni Vanderslice, president, J Banks Design; and Taylor West, president, West Design Group. Rotating off the board at the end of this calendar year are Lee Boone, Josh Hudson, Karen Olson, and Randy Tillinski, who have been in place since January 2021. The board updates were announced at the most recent HPMA board meeting during the Fall 2022 Market.

Oct 11, 2022 - High Point Market

HPMA Reorganizes for Leadership Transition Following Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 11, 2022 – High Point Market Authority (HPMA) prepares for its previously announced leadership transition following Fall Market with a new reporting structure outlined by incoming President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tammy Nagem. Nagem, who joined HPMA when it was established in 2002 and currently serves as chief operating officer, will assume her new role with the retirement of current President and CEO Tom Conley later this year. Three vice presidents will report directly to Nagem, including Ashley Grigg, earning a promotion to vice president of strategic growth and partnerships, a new position. Grigg joined HPMA in 2014 and has served as director of marketing and communications since 2017.

Oct 10, 2022 - High Point Market

Diversity Advocacy Alliance Forms to Promote Inclusivity Within Industry

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 10, 2022 – High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces the formation of the Diversity Advocacy Alliance (DAA), created with a focus on advancing, improving, and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within the home furnishings sector. DAA is made up of fourteen founding members, including three from the current HPMA Board of Directors roster, and is managed by social innovation firm, Change Often. The group’s mission statement reflects a commitment to expanding representation of the BIPOC community and facilitating the implementation of equitable policies and practices throughout the industry and its leadership. “The Diversity Advocacy Alliance is a welcome initiative to amplify diverse voices at High Point Market,” says Tom Conley, HPMA president and CEO. “HPMA is aligned with the DAA mission to cultivate a supportive environment for all Market attendees.”

Oct 04, 2022 - High Point Market

StyleRow Presents HPMKT Selfie Pavilion at Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 4, 2022 –A first-ever HPMKT Selfie Pavilion, presented by StyleRow, launches within the Center Stage area at High Point Market to remain open throughout Fall Market. StyleRow, a unique trade-only platform serving the luxury interior design industry, has enlisted top High Point Market exhibitor brands including Baker, Global Views, Universal, Jaipur Living, Mitzi, Julian Chichester, and others, for furnishings vignettes designed to serve as colorful backdrops for Market attendees to take selfies. To kick off the HPMKT Selfie Pavilion opening, StyleRow will host a “HPMKT Kickoff Party” and give away a trip to Paris. Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, from 4:30 to 6 pm, Market guests are invited to join StyleRow for light refreshments and the opportunity to mingle with the featured brands and designers. RSVP via Paperless Post to attend.

Oct 03, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Announces Instagram Takeover for Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., October 3, 2022 – For its biannual Instagram Takeover series, High Point Market Authority (HPMA), names the individuals selected to produce content for the trade show’s official Instagram page (@highpointmarket) during Fall Market, Oct. 22 - 26.

Sep 26, 2022 - High Point Market

Scott Brothers to Host Design Game Night Event at Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 26, 2022 –Popular TV hosts and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott will kick off the evening’s entertainment on opening day of High Point Market at Center Stage, Sat., Oct. 22, at 4:30 pm. For the first event of its kind at High Point Market, Team Jonathan and Team Drew are set to face off in a spirited showdown, testing each twin’s knowledge on a variety of topics related to design and the biannual furnishings trade show. All registered Market attendees are welcome to attend and two lucky guests will be invited on stage to play along with the HGTV stars. Prior to Market, industry members are invited to participate in a short survey to help formulate the game questions and answers. The survey is accessible through September 30.

Sep 21, 2022 - High Point Market

Design Influencers Tour Set for Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 21, 2022 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and Esteem Media announce team members and sponsors for the two-day Design Influencers Tour at Fall Market, Oct. 23-24. Meeting criteria set forth by the partner organizations in an application process, ten design influencers from across the U.S. have been named to tour sponsoring showrooms at High Point Market.

Sep 19, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Taps Pinterest Leadership for Sunday Keynote Event

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2022 – The High Point Market Authority announces a second Keynote event for Fall 2022 High Point Market, on Sunday, October 23, at 3pm in the High Point Theatre. From the Pinterest leadership team, speaker Jeremy Jankowski will be joined by Business of Home editor-in-chief Kaitlin Petersen to review the social media platform’s latest features. The discussion, “Building a Design Community on Pinterest,” will outline marketing strategies for the curated digital space, as well as tips for growing engagement with home and interior design-related content. “Pinterest has over 434 million active monthly users, with 89 million of those utilizing the platform specifically for home and design content,“ says Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “This represents a significant opportunity for professional creatives and brands within our industry.”

Sep 13, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Hot Spot Tours and Style Spotters LIVE! Event Announced

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 13, 2022 – High Point Market Style Spotters are set to guide buyers through their favorite showrooms during three days of Hot Spot Tours, Oct. 22-24, followed by Style Spotters LIVE!, the popular Market recap event located in the High Point Theatre, on Oct. 25. The 2022 High Point Market Style Spotters team consists of 10 industry professionals, including interior and product designers from around the country. Registered High Point Market buyers are encouraged to sign up early for the limited capacity Hot Spot Tours. Each 60-minute tour led by the 2022 Style Spotters will feature two exhibitor showrooms.

Sep 12, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Announces Fall Market Programming for The Point

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2022 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces its Fall Market educational programming and social events schedule for branded pop-up venue The Point, which operates daily from Friday, Oct. 21, to Wednesday, Oct. 26. The Point is host of compelling educational events and industry mixers, and also serves as a daily lunch spot, lounge, and a guest services center where Market Advisors are staffed to provide information and guidance regarding the trade show. At the heart of programming for The Point are informative presentations and roundtable discussions led by industry experts that offer business insights, trend reports, and peer mentoring. The 60-minute educational sessions are scheduled for either 10 am or 2 pm.

Sep 06, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Announces Neighborhood Activation for October

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 6, 2022 – Drawing special attention to one of seven showroom areas within the High Point Market District for the Fall 2022 Neighborhood Activation event, High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces its Fall Market plan for the area known as Centennial Wrenn South (CWS), taking place on Friday, Oct. 21. Registered High Point Market buyers and attendees will enjoy a host of exhibitor-sponsored activities in the CWS neighborhood throughout the day. A “Game Day'' theme sets the tone for engaging activities such as a bingo contest with prizes like Market parking passes, hotel accommodations, tech giveaways, and more. Throughout the day, participants may advance from building to building in the CWS neighborhood, adding to their bingo card as they go. To conclude the day, celebratory fireworks will begin at 7:30 pm.