Events

20070

8am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 25

Complimentary Gourmet Coffee

Social

200 N. Hamilton Courtyard

200 N. Hamilton Courtyard Start your day off at 200 N. Hamilton with a complimentary coffee. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT.


20059

8am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 25

Coffee & Sweets at the Suites

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Top Floor of the SAMS (Suites at Market Square)

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Stop by the Top Floor of Suites at Market Square for complimentary coffee and mini donuts & cupcakes. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT. And then check out the top floor’s Sherwin Williams Designer Lounge. And don’t forget the Sherwin Williams Seminar room with daily CEU and programming offerings.


20052

8am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 25

Complimentary Gourmet Coffee

Social

IHFC 3rd on Main

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Start your day off at 3rd on Main with a complimentary coffee Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT.


20105

8am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 25

Morning Mimosas!

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LANCASTER Custom Crafted Upholstery

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 25 (Red Line)

Start your day with a special dose of vitamin C! Serving marvelous mimosas in the showroom daily 8-11 AM.


20115

8:30am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 25

Daily Breakfast

Social

Unique Loom, Market Square, Floor 2, 240

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Start your Market off right with Daily Breakfast compliments of Unique Loom.


20008

9am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 25

Do You Know the Lifetime Value of Your Customers?

Educational

Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- Plaza Suites 1st Floor

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Retailers have long appreciated the importance of repeat customers to the health of their business. But how is this value measured? Donnie Surdoval will break down the metrics, including Repeat Purchase Rate, Repeat Customer Leverage and Customer Lifetime Value. He will share insights that you can apply to your business as soon as you get home.


Speakers: Donnie Surdoval

20081

9am - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Universal To The Trade Designer’s Lounge

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Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Relax and recharge in Universal’s 2,000 sq. ft. Designers Only Workspace. Hit the Beauty Bar for hair and make-up touchups. Order a drink. Check your luggage. Charge your devices and take advantage of free wi-fi.


RSVP Required

20046

9am - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Refresh, Recharge, Reflect & Repeat at Antique & Design Center Welcome Lounge

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Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground, G 1-72 Antique and Design Center and SAMS G-8009

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Connect with colleagues, collect your thoughts and plan your next move at the Antique & Design Center Welcome Lounge. There will be refreshments, charging stations, and comfy seating in a space that will surprise and delight you!


20025

9:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 25

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Category Tours

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus. On Saturday, two members of our Style Spotters team will take off from The Point to share with you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Rachel Moriarty will focus on rugs, and Ivonne Ronderos will focus on home decor / accent pieces. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. These tours are available for buyer and press passes only. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Rachel Moriarty, Ivonne Ronderos

RSVP Required

20117

10am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 25

The Art of Block Printing

Educational

Itinerant Studio, Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine, M-3001

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Tom + Vicki for a fun and educational class on the art of printmaking. Try printing one yourself plus learn how to sell and use these original pieces of artwork in your next project or retail display. Having the knowledge of different art forms and techniques will only enhance your ability to use artwork to set the tone and direction of your client's space. Tom and Vicki not only create collections for Itinerant, but would love to chat with you about custom projects and collaborations. All work is made in their Springfield, Ohio, studio.


20009

10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 25

Sell the Room, Not Just the Sofa

Educational

Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- Plaza Suites 1st Floor

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

More than 80 percent of furniture purchases start online -- and consumers visit an average of 10 websites before stepping into a store to buy. You've gotten the customer to your website. Now what? Laura Khoury will present case studies on how top retailers have leveraged Artificial Intelligence to build engaging experiences across the entire customer journey and how inspiring customers to buy the whole room impacts Customer Lifetime Value.


Speakers: Laura Khoury

20064

11:30am - 12:30pm, Sat. Apr. 25

C&D Highlights Tour

Educational

Tour of Commerce & Design Building

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Searching for those market highlights, join us for a first-hand look at what our acclaimed interior designer and trailblazer thinks is trending at High Point Market this spring, and spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with them. Join us as they introduce you to their favorite finds in lighting, casual, home furnishings and more, in the Commerce & Design (C&D) Building - a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT. RSVP required. To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/


RSVP Required

20073

12pm - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Why Mindset Matters When Scaling Your Business

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

So many design firms struggle to create products and services that scale, keeping them stuck in the “feast or famine” cycle that has long been part of the interior design business model. What so many get wrong is that scaling isn't about marketing to the low-end DIY audience. That approach will just be a race to the bottom with regard to price and quality. Acclaimed designer and business coach Tobi Fairley will show you how to shift your mindset to develop the perfect solutions for the right customers. Tobi will show you how to fill the gaps in your product offerings and create consistent revenue streams. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by ASID. Sponsored by Lexington Home Brands.


CEU Hours: 1

Speakers: Tobi Fairley

20010

1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Protect Your Customers’ Children From Tip-over Dangers

Educational

Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- Plaza Suites 1st Floor

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Too many children are killed and injured by falling bedroom chests and dressers. Scott Whittier feared “it was just a matter of time before we’re going to kill a child.” Greg Crowley partnered with the parents of a child who was killed to try to prevent more fatal accidents. Whittier and Crowley team up to address a critical safety issue: furniture tip-over. Whittier will explain why he began designing more stable furniture and developed a unique tip-restraint device. Crowley will describe his safety initiatives. Both will tell retailers what they can and should do to protect their customers’ kids.


Speakers: Scott Whittier, Greg Crowley

20036

2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Finish That Project with Libby Langdon and Dann Foley

Educational

A & B Home Group Inc., IHFC, Hamilton, Floor 3, H320

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Designers Libby Langdon and Dann Foley believe that accessories are the “secret weapon” to finishing off a space to perfection. Join them as they get real and share tips and tactics to deal with the reluctant client who hires you to source and purchase furniture but holds off on the final design details that pull it all together. You'll learn ways to overcome this obstacle and win your client over, which is not only good for them - living in a beautifully appointed home - but also your business, your portfolio, and the additional projects that will come rolling in through word of mouth. We hope you can join us for this informative and dynamic conversation, cocktails and Q+A, plus check out Libby's new accessories collection for A&B Home.


Speakers: Libby Langdon, Dann Foley

20083

2pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Sip at the “Opera”!

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Sarreid Ltd., Commerce & Design, Floor 3, 3B

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Relax and enjoy sipping modified Negroni cocktails and have fun with short interactive professional vocal opera performances.


20089

2pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Beth Webb Book Signing & Happy Hour

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Arteriors, Commerce & Design, Floor 1, 1A, 1B, 1G, 4B

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Beth Webb for cocktails and conversation as the celebrated designer and Arteriors collaborator signs copies of her book, An Eye For Beauty. Make sure to be first in line—the first 25 guests will receive a complimentary copy.


Speakers: Beth Webb

20011

2:30pm - 3:30pm, Sat. Apr. 25

It’s About Teamwork: How manufacturers work with retailers to help drive sales

Educational

Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- Plaza Suites 1st Floor

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

“Best in Class” manufacturers know that supporting retailers drive sales. Hear from manufacturers and retailers that work together and support each other to sell through to the end consumer. Find out about innovative marketing efforts that manufacturers are offering and retailers are utilizing to help reach consumers. Learn how to expand your in-house marketing to stand out in your market.


Speakers: Peggy Burns, Andrea Stephens, Beverly Kastel

20034

3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Designing for Dogs

Educational

Fairfield Chair Company, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1, N Ct 100

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Designing for Dogs: Lauren Clement, Chad James, Evette Ríos and Mikel Welch share their tricks for creating environments that accommodate pets yet pass design standards. We treat our dogs like members of the family, but should they be allowed on the couch? Industry leaders Lauren Clement, Chad James, Evette Ríos and Mikel Welch weigh in and share tips for creating beautiful spaces for canines and their humans. Stay to meet dogs available for adoption from the SPCA of the Triad and design custom accessories for your favorite furry friend.


Speakers: Lauren Clement, Chad James, Evette Ríos, Mikel Welch

20002

3pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Barclay Butera Launch Event – Debut of 2 new lifestyle collections

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Lexington

Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

Join Lexington Home Brands and Architectural Digest in celebrating the launch of the Park City and Carmel collections. Cocktails and Appetizers will be served, followed by a meet-and-greet with Barclay and AD Editors. 3:00-5:00PM, Saturday, April 25th.


20003

3pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Barclay Butera Launch Event – Debut of 2 new lifestyle collections

Social

Barclay Butera

Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

Join Lexington Home Brands and Architectural Digest in celebrating the launch of the Park City and Carmel collections. Cocktails and Appetizers will be served, followed by a meet-and-greet with Barclay and AD Editors. 3:00 - 5:00, Saturday, April 25th.


20065

3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Expand Your Network: The Benefits of Building Relationships In and Outside of the Design Industry

Educational

Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

As an interior designer, how important should networking be to you? Join the ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ designers (Nicole Culler, Phyllis Martin, Luke Mack & Kurt Jacob Miller, and Niki McNeill) as they discuss why designers should be making connections within the design industry. Some of the panelists attended and met each other at the Designer Experience Conference and created relationships that lead them to great opportunities to grow their businesses. Thinking about attending industry events or community events, learn firsthand the benefits of putting yourself out there. You never know what opportunities will come from networking! A question and answer segment will follow. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and Alden Parkes (0.1 CEU)


CEU Hours: 1

Speakers: Kurt Jacob Miller, Luke Mack, Phyllis Martin, Nicole Culler, Niki McNeill

20101

3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 25

KEYNOTE SERIES - Business of Home Presents the Future of Commerce

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Business of Home and High Point Market Authority will welcome guests with a series of presentations and conversations ahead of the 2020 Future of Home conference. BOH columnist Warren Shoulberg will present ten things you need to know about home retailing at the start of the roaring 20s and BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen will chat with Modsy's Style Director Alessandra Wood and VP of Merchandising Shelly Gardner about the future of commerce and how platforms and interior design services are evolving. High Point Market Authority is a presenting sponsor of the Future of Home conference (futureofhome.com), which takes place September 14-15 in New York City.


Speakers: Warren Shoulberg, Kaitlin Petersen, Alessandra Wood, Shelly Gardner

20094

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Daily Northwest Beer & Wines

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Porter Designs, Centers of High Point: Centennial, Floor 1, 119

Neighborhood: Centennial Wrenn South

Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

Join Porter Designs in their showroom daily for a selection of Northwest beers and wines. 4-6pm Daily during HPMKT. Porter Designs Showroom - Centers of High Point on Centennial #119


20100

4pm - 8pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Luxe and Gabby Showroom Grand Opening Party

Social

Gabby

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Join the editors of Luxe to celebrate the opening of the new Gabby, Summer Classics and Stanford showroom. Live music, hors d'oeurves and more!


20051

4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 25

InterHall Martini Parties

Social

IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Where Market Mixes! InterHall at IHFC. Specialty Martinis at 4 different locations throughout InterHall. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT.


20012

4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Utilizing the Merchandising Matrix to Give Your Store a Lift in Sales

Educational

Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- Plaza Suites 1st Floor

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Is it time to rethink your showroom? It takes more than just updating displays and traffic flow. Internationally known store designer Martin Roberts will walk you through the Merchandising Matrix that enables you to figure out how much square footage you might devote to each product category and several other key equations to utilize in your purchasing process and merchandising mix.


Speakers: Martin Roberts

20054

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Sunset on 3

Social

Showplace: 3rd Floor Balcony

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Complimentary Beer, Wine and Hors d'oeuvres. Co-Sponsored by Sunbrella & Capris Furniture.


20088

5pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Meet & Greet with Mario & Cathy

Social

La Lune Collection, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1, IH112

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join Mario and Cathy Costantini, a husband and wife team who built their artisan furniture company, La Lune Collection, as a force for good. This sophisticated, eco-friendly rustic collection is premiering at InterHall’s Spring 2020 Market. La Lune counts among its notable clients Ralph Lauren, Oprah Winfrey, Disney Resorts, and many of the country’s most preeminent interior designers and architects. Stop by for refreshments and see why this small Wisconsin company is making a big name for itself.


Speakers: Mario Costantini, Cathy Costantini

20106

5pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 25

Cocktails & Crudites

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LANCASTER Custom Crafted Upholstery

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 25 (Red Line)

Unwind with us and enjoy beverages - including our Signature Cosmopolitans - and lite bites in the showroom, daily 5-7 PM.