updated 05/21/2020

New Fall 2020 Market Dates: October 13-21

Buyer and Industry passes to be assigned to 3-day periods, allocated by region

Updated: 05/21/2020 9am ET

As part of our plan to ensure your safety and well-being at Fall Market, High Point Market Authority has expanded the schedule from five days to nine days. We expect this to spread out attendance, and enable you to meet your exhibitors while maintaining appropriate social distancing requirements.

Nine-day Market will be divided into three, three-day periods
To further control the flow of attendees, our online registration system will ask buyers and industry guests to select one of three, 3-day periods as their primary attendance period:

Period I:

October 13-15

Period II:

October 16-18

Period III:

October 19-21

Buyers and Industry Guests assigned to two geographic regions
To make sure representatives will be available to meet their customers while limiting the staff exhibitors must keep in their showrooms, we have worked with the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association (IHFRA), to separate domestic buyers and industry guests into two regions, based on the home state of their company headquarters. The Market periods they may attend are determined by this assignment:

Region A includes companies whose corporate offices are in the following states:
AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Region B includes companies whose corporate offices are in the following states:
AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX

International buyers and media will be allowed to select from any of the three periods. Student passes will only be available during Period III. For all attendees, showroom appointments will be strongly encouraged.

Your assistance is critical
To make this plan as effective as possible, we have asked all buildings and showrooms not to admit anyone other than their own staff before 8am on October 13. Please do not request entry before that time. We have also asked exhibitors to not make any distribution decisions until the end of Market after all regions have had a chance to attend and view products.

We will also implement additional safety measures, such as increased sanitation and cleaning, social distancing requirements, and enhanced medical services, as your well-being remains our top priority. Further details will be shared as plans develop.

We look forward to seeing you at Fall 2020 High Point Market!

 

 

High Point Market Authority Cancels Postponed
Spring 2020 Market

Updated: 04/16/2020 9am ET

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2020 — Due to ongoing impacts, government restrictions, and economic difficulties stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the High Point Market Authority announces the cancellation of the Spring 2020 High Point Market. The next High Point Market is scheduled for October 17 – 21, 2020.

Originally scheduled for April, the Market Authority previously announced market’s postponement until June, allowing for the possibility that conditions would improve in time for the show to occur. “While our hope was that restrictions enacted in March would improve the situation enough to allow for a June show, it is clear now that recovery will take longer than originally projected,” commented Dudley Moore, Jr., chairman of the High Point Market Authority’s board of directors and president of Otto & Moore.

“It was an incredibly difficult decision, but cancellation is the most prudent course of action given the current circumstances and was unanimously approved by our executive committee,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “We now set our sights towards Fall Market with excitement and anticipation to fully welcome the industry back to High Point.”

Market Authority officials will continue with their plans to promote spring product introductions through a variety of digital channels, including a special website section, articles, e-newsletters, social media posts, and webinars. They are additionally working with industry partners to develop creative programs and resources to assist in ongoing information sharing.

Major buildings and individual showrooms who are positioned to welcome buyers during non-Market times will likely open for appointments at some point over the summer, once government regulations ease to allow the buildings to reopen.

Registration for Fall Market will open in mid-July.