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High Point Market Authority

Radio Building - 164 S Main St S-700, Floor 7

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #HPMKT.

9am - 12pm, April 5

Launch Projects Like a Boss with Kimberley Seldon

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

After 25 years in business & coaching hundreds of designers, Kimberley Seldon is convinced, there’s no way to finish a project successfully if you don’t start strong. In this intensive training course, Kimberley will share her project launch process for all projects, large or small. Through Business of Design’s 15 Step Project Management Strategy, this three-hour session is a fast-track to immediate results. Start each project with precision & move forward on a linear path that leads to success. It’s time to take your business to the next level, solve current business challenges & reignite your passion. 0.3 CEU credits. $295 per person. Register at businessofdesign.com/events. Presented in partnership with the High Point Market Authority.


CEU Hours: 0.3

Speakers: Kimberley Seldon

RSVP Required

11:30am - 2pm, April 5

Parson's Table Pop-Up

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9.


11:30am - 8pm, April 5

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


12pm - 4:30pm, April 5

Steelyard Designers Welcome Reception at The Point

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Stop by The Point for a warm welcome – complete with plenty of swag! – from the Steelyard team as they share their Market insights and designer-friendly resources to help you kick off your Spring Market experience. Learn about must-see events, get an overview of designer-friendly brands, network with fellow designers and, of course, pick up The Point’s exclusive nail polish color! The Steelyard experts will be on hand from Noon to 5pm for the official reception and will host an insightful roundtable discussion from 2 – 3pm. Check out the full schedule at https://hpmkt.steelyardaccess.com/the-point – and be sure to stop by and say hello!


RSVP Required

2pm - 3pm, April 5

Designer-Friendly Tips, Tricks and Tools for High Point Market

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Christi Barbour of Barbour Spangle Design, Vicki Serany of Southern Studio Interior Design and Bria Hammel of Bria Hammel Interiors as they share their insights into working Market like a pro. Learn how to find those hidden gems others often miss, where to find the influencers and thought leaders, how to navigate Market and its eight neighborhoods, and how to find vendors who will keep you profitable and protect your business. Stick around afterwards to mix and mingle with the roundtable moderators and other roundtable attendees – and be sure to pick up your Steelyard swag bag plus the exclusive nail polish for The Point!


Speakers: Christi Barbour, Vicki Serany, Bria Hammel

5pm - 8pm, April 5

After Hours at The Point

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


6pm - 7:30pm, April 5

WithIt President’s Reception

Social

Palliser Furniture – 220 Elm 400

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Kick off a successful market at WithIt’s powerful networking reception and enjoy the exceptional hospitality of Palliser Furniture. Meet celebrity guest Sarah Richardson, HGTV star of “Sarah Off the Grid” and see her newest collection with Palliser. WithIt encourages and develops leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries. Guests are welcome -- come learn more about WithIt.


RSVP Required

8am - 8pm, April 6

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


9:30am - 11:30am, April 6

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus, Saturday – Tuesday. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, two Style Spotters will take off from The Point each day to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Then, on Tuesday, immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! event, four Style Spotters step down from the dais to take you on a personal tour of their favorite Spring Market showrooms. See the full schedule and RSVP for the Category Tours at http://highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Cynthia Ferguson, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich, Kara Cox

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, April 6

Top Tips for Selling the Outdoor Room at Retail

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

With 48 years of experience and 19 retail locations in central and southern Florida, the Leader’s Casual Furniture team are seasoned experts when it comes to selling outdoor and casual furnishings. Join president and executive vice president Tim and Ashley Newton for an in-depth roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of this lucrative sector as they share their experiences, proven selling tips and insight into the opportunities for growth the outdoor category can hold for furnishing retailers.


Speakers: Tim Newton, Ashley Newton

11am - 4pm, April 6

The Crypton Patio

Social

Center Stage (next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

A first-of-its-kind outdoor oasis in the center of all the action, the Crypton Patio is the perfect spot for al fresco meetings, dining or relaxation. Highlights include The Hammock Garden for a quick power nap, a shaded dining patio to enjoy treats from nearby food trucks, The Pergola Bar featuring a Fabric Swatch Buffet with Crypton samples to-go, local organic fresh juices and kombucha, refreshing aromatherapy from Herban Essentials, plus floral/decor from Balsam Hill. Toss a ball or frisbee or snuggle with a dog at the Pooch Pop Up on Saturday and Sunday 2 -4 and share the fun to support the work of Canine Companions for Independence.


11:30am - 2pm, April 6

Parson's Table Pop-Up

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9.


12pm - 1pm, April 6

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Lessons from A Well-Designed Business®

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

As host of the podcast, A Well-Designed Business®, LuAnn Nigara helps interior design professionals operate a profitable & productive business by providing useful & understandable insights through conversations with industry leaders. Join LuAnn as she shares lessons learned from A Well-Designed Business®, including an overview of critical topics for running an interior design business plus straight talk & actionable lessons to take back to your practice. Immediately after, LuAnn will be available to sign copies of her newly released book, The Things I Learned From A Well-Designed Business®. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Sponsored by Monogram Appliances. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: LuAnn Nigara

2pm - 3pm, April 6

Instagram Insights with Farah Merhi

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

With over 5 million followers on her Inspire Me Home Décor Instagram channel, Farah Merhi is a brand-building powerhouse when it comes to harnessing the reach and influence of this popular social media outlet. Join Farah in a roundtable discussion on Instagram insights, including her tips and tricks for developing content, managing workflow, engaging followers, and turning digital stardom into business opportunities. Be sure to bring your questions!


Speakers: Farah Merhi

2pm - 4pm, April 6

Pooch Pop Up at The Crypton Patio

Social

Center Stage (next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Crypton reprises a High Point favorite, The Crypton Pooch Pop Up, this season being held outdoors at The Crypton Patio, where you can play or snuggle up with a delightful dog. Snap a photo of the fun, share and tag with #poochpopup, and each post will spark a donation from Crypton to support the work of Canine Companions for Independence, which provides trained companion/service dogs to those who need them. Fun, take-home treats for your own pooch will range from the classic (tennis ball, frisbee) to the unexpected (soothing aromatherapy paw towelettes by Herban Essentials).


2:30pm - 3:30pm, April 6

KEYNOTE SERIES: Tales, Trivia and Trends with Thom, Carson and Michel

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Combine bigger-than-life personalities, three unique paths to design stardom and a mash-up of trend-tracking trivia and you have a keynote session like none other. Join journalist and tastemaker Clinton Smith as he zeroes in on the design prowess of Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Michel Smith Boyd, channeling their industry expertise and putting their trend forecasting abilities to the ultimate test. Come prepared to play: part presentation, part game show, this interactive experience encourages audience participation for a chance to win big!


Speakers: Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, Michel Smith Boyd, Clinton Smith

3:15pm - 4pm, April 6

Meet & Greet with Jane Seymour

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Meet and greet with the lovable artist, designer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress, Jane Seymour.


4:15pm - 5pm, April 6

Meet and Greet with Hilary Farr of Love It or List It

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Meet and greet with the design star of HGTV’s Love It or List It, Hilary Farr, and learn more about her exciting product launches coming up at Fall Market.


5pm - 8pm, April 6

After Hours at The Point

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


5pm - 7pm, April 6

Black Interior Designers Network Mixer at The Point

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join members of the Black Interior Designers Network as they mix and mingle. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while developing and deepening important business connections.


7pm - 9pm, April 6

Stars Under the Stars featuring Party of the Year

Social

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Complimentary food and beverages will be served. Sponsored by the High Point Market Authority. *NOTE: 6:45pm early entry for Market guests issued a BUYER pass.


7:30am - 9am, April 7

WithIt Education Breakfast presented by Myriad Software

Educational

IHFC, Green Wing, International ballroom, 11th Floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for a lively conversation with luxury interior designer Michelle Workman about work / life balance, pivoting through change, and reinvention. Learn how her move from L.A. to Chattanooga has both challenged and enhanced her business, why she self-produced the series “Glamour Goes South” documenting her journey, and what opportunities lie ahead. Jana Platina Phipps aka The Trim Queen will be our moderator for a fun and open conversation about life choices, moving business forward, and marketing with video. Tickets include a full breakfast, program and networking and is open to all market attendees. Get more information and purchase your tickets at withit.org.


Speakers: Michelle Workman

RSVP Required

8am - 8pm, April 7

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


9:30am - 11:30am, April 7

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus, Saturday – Tuesday. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, two Style Spotters will take off from The Point each day to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Then, on Tuesday, immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! event, four Style Spotters step down from the dais to take you on a personal tour of their favorite Spring Market showrooms. See the full schedule and RSVP for the Category Tours at http://highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Cynthia Ferguson, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich, Kara Cox

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, April 7

Building Your Retail Assets

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Teddie and Courtney Garrigan, Mother-Daughter owners of Dallas based Coco & Dash, as they host a lively, interactive roundtable discussion about the most important assets in brick and mortar retail. From product to people, merchandising to marketing, and customer service to customer experience, Teddie and Courtney will share the insights and advice they have learned after years of running a successful independent retail store.


Speakers: Teddie Garrigan, Courtney Garrigan

10am - 11am, April 7

No More Negotiating - Own your authority, protect your value and satisfy your clients with Kimberley Seldon

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Who has more experience running a design firm, you or your clients? You, of course. So why would you allow clients to dictate terms that have an immediate and sometimes unpleasant effect on you and your team? In this session, Business of Design’s Kimberley Seldon will teach you how to set and maintain clear and firm boundaries when it comes to fees, margins, work order and process. Learn which rules should be non-negotiable, how to stand firm in your rules, what a mature design business looks like, and how to anticipate challenging project situations. Create peace of mind, achieve greater earnings, and gain more freedom. Open to all Market attendees. Presented in partnership with the High Point Market Authority.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Kimberley Seldon

11am - 4pm, April 7

The Crypton Patio

Social

Center Stage (next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

A first-of-its-kind outdoor oasis in the center of all the action, the Crypton Patio is the perfect spot for al fresco meetings, dining or relaxation. Highlights include The Hammock Garden for a quick power nap, a shaded dining patio to enjoy treats from nearby food trucks, The Pergola Bar featuring a Fabric Swatch Buffet with Crypton samples to-go, local organic fresh juices and kombucha, refreshing aromatherapy from Herban Essentials, plus floral/decor from Balsam Hill. Toss a ball or frisbee or snuggle with a dog at the Pooch Pop Up on Saturday and Sunday 2 -4 and share the fun to support the work of Canine Companions for Independence.


11:30am - 2pm, April 7

Parson's Table Pop-Up

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9.


12pm - 1pm, April 7

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Tech Tools: Reviews from the Designers Who Use Them

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Back by popular demand, this session will discuss the technology tools peer designers use to both make their businesses more productive and effectively manage clients. Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, will ask our panel of design leaders to provide their approach to evaluating the best software options for their businesses. Panelists include design experts Corey Damen Jenkins, Darla Powell, Laura Thurman, and Jarret Yoshida. Leave with the factors you need to consider when evaluating your software options. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Sponsored by Monogram Appliances. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Phyllis Harbinger, Corey Damen Jenkins, Laura Thurman, Jarret Yoshida, Darla Powell

2pm - 4pm, April 7

Pooch Pop Up at The Crypton Patio

Social

Center Stage (next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Crypton reprises a High Point favorite, The Crypton Pooch Pop Up, this season being held outdoors at The Crypton Patio, where you can play or snuggle up with a delightful dog. Snap a photo of the fun, share and tag with #poochpopup, and each post will spark a donation from Crypton to support the work of Canine Companions for Independence, which provides trained companion/service dogs to those who need them. Fun, take-home treats for your own pooch will range from the classic (tennis ball, frisbee) to the unexpected (soothing aromatherapy paw towelettes by Herban Essentials).


2pm - 3pm, April 7

How to Add Staging to Your Design Business - An Insiders Look

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join home staging industry veterans, Jennie Norris, Sandra Holmes, and Blair Hamaty, for an honest, insightful and energetic roundtable discussion about the home staging industry, how to add this service to your design business, and why you should to bolster your bottom line. With a collective 37 years of experience, get your questions answered by three of the industry's top 1% of Home Staging Business owners worldwide.


Speakers: Jennie Norris, Sandra Holmes, Blair Hamaty

3pm - 4pm, April 7

KEYNOTE SERIES - Becoming Bobby Berk

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Driven by a lifelong passion for design, Bobby Berk’s career pursuits cover almost every facet of the home furnishings and design industry. Known more recently for his work on "Queer Eye" as the lovable go-to design expert, Bobby's career began in retail & e-commerce before opening up his own brick & mortar store & then establishing his own design firm. Bobby’s varied experiences, keen eye & innovative approach have allowed him to build a unique brand identity & establish himself as a leader in design amidst a global market. Join Bobby in a casual conversation with moderator Sophie Donelson about his successes, his lessons learned, & his advice as he reveals the inside story behind the Bobby Berk brand. Sponsored by A.R.T. Furniture.


Speakers: Bobby Berk, Sophie Donelson

5pm - 8pm, April 7

After Hours at The Point

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


5pm - 7pm, April 7

High Point Discovered Mixer at The Point

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Mix and mingle with the creators of the wildly popular blog High Point Discovered. A channel created to share the beauty of High Point with local citizens, in-town visitors and Market attendees, High Point Discovered has become a wealth of insider info for Market attendees traveling in twice a year, including Market top tips, launch and debut overviews, favorite local spots for necessities, and more.


7pm - 9pm, April 7

Stars Under the Stars Featuring Gin Blossoms

Social

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Complimentary food and beverages will be served. Sponsored by the High Point Market Authority. *NOTE: 6:45pm early entry for Market guests issued a BUYER pass.


8am - 8pm, April 8

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


9:30am - 11:30am, April 8

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus, Saturday – Tuesday. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, two Style Spotters will take off from The Point each day to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Then, on Tuesday, immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! event, four Style Spotters step down from the dais to take you on a personal tour of their favorite Spring Market showrooms. See the full schedule and RSVP for the Category Tours at http://highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Cynthia Ferguson, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich, Kara Cox

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, April 8

Let’s Talk Tariffs – Exploring 2019 Economic Impactors

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Industry experts and analysts Jerry Epperson of Mann, Armistead and Epperson, LTD. and Ken Smith of Smith Leonard PLLC have decades of experience in home furnishings, researching and monitoring the trends and actions that directly impact the industry from an economic standpoint. Join Jerry and Ken for an insightful roundtable discussion as they forecast the economic indicators retailers need to be aware of for the second half of 2019, including tariffs, anti-dumping petitions, changes in prices and sourcing, and beyond.


Speakers: Jerry Epperson, Ken Smith

11am - 4pm, April 8

The Crypton Patio

Social

Center Stage (next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

A first-of-its-kind outdoor oasis in the center of all the action, the Crypton Patio is the perfect spot for al fresco meetings, dining or relaxation. Highlights include The Hammock Garden for a quick power nap, a shaded dining patio to enjoy treats from nearby food trucks, The Pergola Bar featuring a Fabric Swatch Buffet with Crypton samples to-go, local organic fresh juices and kombucha, refreshing aromatherapy from Herban Essentials, plus floral/decor from Balsam Hill. Toss a ball or frisbee or snuggle with a dog at the Pooch Pop Up on Saturday and Sunday 2 -4 and share the fun to support the work of Canine Companions for Independence.


11:30am - 2pm, April 8

Parson's Table Pop-Up

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9.


12pm - 1pm, April 8

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Leveraging Social Media to Market Your Business

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Social media can be an effective marketing tool for creating your company’s online persona & reaching potential clients. Led by Jennifer Quail of i+D magazine, our panel of social media leaders, including Justina Blakeney, Bria Hammel, Lance Jackson & Courtney McLeod, will share their expertise on leveraging social platforms to reach customers & build a brand. Learn which platforms are best to reach certain audiences & strategies to convert online followers to customers. In addition, our experts will offer time management tips to help you juggle all of your social media tasks effectively. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Sponsored by Monogram Appliances. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Jennifer Quail, Bria Hammel, Courtney McLeod, Lance Jackson, Justina Blakeney

2pm - 3pm, April 8

Getting Your Work Out There: Real Talk About Publishing in the New Media Landscape

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Should you post that project on Instagram or hold out for a magazine feature? The rules of publishing are changing by the hour and this session promises to get you up to speed and then some! Join moderators Sophie Donelson, a speaker, strategist and onetime editor in chief of House Beautiful and interior designer Erin Gates, publisher of the Elements of Style blog and author of NYT bestseller Elements of Style and Elements of Family Style, out April 2019, for a candid discussion about how best to publish your work in print, social and digital.


Speakers: Sophie Donelson, Erin Gates

5pm - 7pm, April 8

IFDA Selects Mixer and Awards Reception at The Point

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

IFDA, the International Furnishings and Design Association, is bringing its popular exhibitor awards program, IFDA Selects, to Spring Market! Join them at this membership mixer as they recognize and celebrate exhibitors in 10 different categories after judges have spent days scouring the Market for the best in each area.


5pm - 8pm, April 8

After Hours at The Point

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


8am - 8pm, April 9

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


9am - 10am, April 9

Style Spotters LIVE!

Educational

IHFC Building, Green Wing, 11th Floor, Ballroom A

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast while our panel of 2019 High Point Market Style Spotters offer expert insight into the leading looks and on-trends products from Spring Market. Fresh from their showroom explorations, our Style Spotters unveil the standout looks and colors, textures and patterns, materials and forms of the new season. Plus, they’ll share their inside perspectives on why these are the trends to keep your eye on in the months to come. RSVP at highpointmarket.org. After the event concludes, join one of four Style Spotters for a tour of two of his or her favorite showrooms on one of the Trend Tours, departing from the ballroom at 10:15am. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Kara Cox, Cynthia Ferguson, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Courtney McLeod, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, April 9

Digital Tools to Drive Retail Sales

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Stratagon, an integrated marketing and tech firm, in an interactive roundtable on how independent retailers can reach their audience more effectively through the use of digital tools. These marketing experts – Senior Partner Ryan Burkett, Digital Account Manager Kassi Whitman and Digital Marketing Specialist Kelly Buck – will discuss how you can use automated engagement in an efficient and timely manner and complement it with digital ads tailored to your target audience to drive in-store or online sales.


Speakers: Ryan Burkett, Kassi Whitman, Kelly Buck

10:15am - 11:30am, April 9

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

Educational

IHFC, Green Wing, 11th Floor, Ballroom A

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus, Saturday – Tuesday. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, two Style Spotters will take off from The Point each day to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Then, on Tuesday, immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! event, four Style Spotters step down from the dais to take you on a personal tour of their favorite Spring Market showrooms. See the full schedule and RSVP for the Category Tours at http://highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Kara Cox, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Cynthia Ferguson, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich

11:30am - 2pm, April 9

Parson's Table Pop-Up

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9.


2pm - 3pm, April 9

You Are What You Wear: Building Your Brand with Personal Style

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

As an interior designer, your personal style is closely tied to your business brand - which means that what you wear says as much about your brand as your logo does. Traci Zeller of Traci Zeller Interiors and Whitley Adkins Hamlin, professional stylist and owner of Queen City Style, share how you can curate a unique style that sends strategic, well-crafted messages about your brand, regardless of trends on the runway. You'll leave this discussion with actionable steps, practical tips, and a bevy of "stylist's guide" resources at every budget level to help you align your wardrobe with your brand to create on-brand outfits for client meetings, site visits, showroom appointments, headshots and events.


Speakers: Traci Zeller, Whitley adkins Hamlin

3pm - 4:30pm, April 9

Stop Giving Away Your Profit!: Increase revenue through smart sales strategies and buying the right products

Educational

High Point Country Club - 800 Country Club Drive

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join veteran designers and warrior business women, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Kristin Drohan and Veronica Solomon for an informative and frank talk on increasing profitability through product sales. Wine reception to follow. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kristin Drohan Collection while sit testing signature pieces of Kristin's line of upholstery and chat with the designers following the talk. High Point Country Club is a 7 minute ride on the "Go Anywhere Shuttle" from the main terminal.


Speakers: Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Kristin Drohan, Veronica Solomon

RSVP Required
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