Get To The Point

Information and idea central for all things High Point Market

Plug into all things Market at The Point. To find any showroom or event, just ask one of our on-site advisors. Join a roundtable discussion to gain insider tips from industry leaders. Connect with some of the biggest names in home fashion at our fun, informal meet and greet sessions. Stop in for fabulous homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread, and deserts, lovingly crafted by the ladies of the Parson’s Table, Saturday – Tuesday, 11:30am – 2pm. Plus, we’ll capture any Market moment you share with the #HPMKTmemory hashtag, and create a printed momento that you can pick up as you pass through. Open Friday-Tuesday of Market Week, we’re conveniently located on Commerce Avenue, next to the main Transportation Terminal.

Get To The Point

Information and idea central for all things High Point Market

Events At The Point

Friday, April 5

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Parson's Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

11:30am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


10209

Steelyard Designers Welcome Reception at The Point

12pm - 5pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

10210

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

2pm - 3pm

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Join Steelyard’s designer experts 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!


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After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


Saturday, April 6

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


20098

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

9:30am - 11:30am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

20015

Top Tips for Selling the Outdoor Room at Retail

10am - 11am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

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Parson's Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


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Instagram Insights with Farah Merhi

2pm - 3pm

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

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Meet & Greet with Jane Seymour

3:15pm - 4pm

Social

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

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


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

4:15pm - 5pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


20228

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


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Black Interior Designers Network Mixer at The Point

5pm - 7pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


Sunday, April 7

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


30098

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

9:30am - 11:30am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

30110

Building Your Retail Assets

10am - 11am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

30225

Parson's Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


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

2pm - 3pm

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

30228

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


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High Point Discovered Mixer at The Point

5pm - 7pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


Monday, April 8

40227

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


40098

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

9:30am - 11:30am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

40118

Let’s Talk Tariffs – Exploring 2019 Economic Impactors

10am - 11am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

40225

Parson's Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


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

2pm - 3pm

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

40228

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


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IFDA Selects Mixer and Awards Reception at The Point

5pm - 7pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


Tuesday, April 9

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


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Digital Tools to Drive Retail Sales

10am - 11am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

50225

Parson's Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


50136

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

2pm - 3pm

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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, Whitney adkins Hamlin