Get To The Point

Information and idea central for all things High Point Market

Come see what is new at The Point, located on Commerce Avenue, just a block from our Transportation Terminal. A new design, a new structure, but the same focus on making your experience at High Point Market an unforgettable one. Join us for our roundtable discussions with leaders in the home furnishings industry each day at 10am and 2pm. Grab a delicious lunch in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Join us in the evenings for valuable networking opportunities. Need help navigating High Point Market? Stop in to talk with a dedicated Market Advisor that can help you find any showroom and develop a plan to make the most of your valuable time. Open Friday through Wednesday, The Point is your connection to inspiration.

Get To The Point

Information and idea central for all things High Point Market

Raising The Point

New for Fall 21 HPMKT – a better place to learn, connect, and grow

Events At The Point

Friday, October 15

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Parson's Table Pop-Up

11am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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 pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:00am - 2pm on Friday, October 15, through Tuesday, October 19.


10119

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

11am - 6pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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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Navigating Market like a Pro with The Cool Girl’s Guide to HPMKT

2pm - 3pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Go from clueless to in-the-know with insider tips for Market from Marisa Wilson, author of The Cool Girl’s Guide, and Market veterans Traci Zeller and Arianne Bellizaire. They’ll be sharing everything from the best events to attend to showrooms you can’t miss. Where can I find this unique item I'm seeking? Who’s serving the best cocktails? Yep, we’ve got you covered. With 180 buildings and 2,000 showrooms, where do you even start? They’ll point you in the right direction. Learn how to maximize the packed schedule so you accomplish all your business goals AND have fun while you’re at it! Get The Cool Girl’s Guide to High Point Market in advance at highpointmarketguide.com.


Speakers: Marisa Wilson, Traci Zeller, Arianne Bellizaire

Saturday, October 16

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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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Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

9:30am - 10:30am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with 2021 Style Spotters Keia McSwain or Justin Shaulis as they walk you through a personalized tour of two of their favorite Market stops. Please arrive at The Point by 9:15AM ahead of the 9:30AM tour departure. RSVP required. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Keia McSwain, Justin Shaulis

RSVP Required

20130

High Efficiency at High Point Market

10am - 11am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

A trip to Market means replenishing inspiration, discovery of new products, & forging relationships. The digital age brought new ways to source & run a business yet the need to see products in person hasn’t changed. But with so much to do, savvy designers lean on time saving tech to organize & share their Market findings once back in their offices. Join Erinn Valencich, designer & Founder/CEO of StyleRow, the only all-in-one project management & marketplace platform for the trade, along with acclaimed designers Alexa Hampton, Corey Damen Jenkins & Form Design Studio as they discuss how they bring the value of a visit to High Point Market home & how they use technology to run better businesses. Lunch to follow, compliments of StyleRow.


Speakers: Erinn Valencich , Alexa Hampton, Corey Damen Jenkins, Rafael Kalichstein, Joshua Rose

20124

Parson's Table Pop-Up

11am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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 pop-up lunch service daily in The Point. On Saturday, October 16, enjoy a delicious Parson's Table lunch compliments of StyleRow.


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Planning for Profit: Aligning Your Business for Immediate Success

2pm - 3pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

As designers know, a highly successful project depends on forethought, planning and smart execution. Setting yourself and your business up for success entails similar planning and mindset. Join business transformation coach & consultants Gail Doby and Erin Weir as they guide you through the steps needed to create an optimally successful business. Whether it’s financial or team growth, marketing or seamlessly smooth operations, you’ll learn how to finally be able to enjoy the successful fruits of your hard work. Get tips from Becky Charton of Table Setters, Inc., whose journey brought her the financial and personal growth she desired.


Speakers: Gail Doby, Erin Weir, Becky Charton

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Business Breakthrough Book Signing with Gail Doby

3pm - 3:30pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Gail Doby began her coaching & consulting business to save interior designers the stress & suffering that she had experienced while running her own design firm. After helping literally thousands of designers find remarkable success, Doby has written a new book that shares many of those secrets & strategies. Business Breakthrough: Your Creative Value Blueprint to Get Paid What You’re Worth provides a business model that delivers the right balance of creativity, seamless process & pricing options that designers of all types & sizes can apply to earn more money with less stress. The book also gives practical tips on management & leadership skills, what fees to charge, how to market yourself & more. Books available for purchase onsite.


Speakers: Gail Doby

20121

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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 Market 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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US/Mexico Networking Reception

5pm - 7pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

In light of the pandemic’s deep disruption of global supply chains, the North Carolina Furniture Export Office in partnership with the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc., and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working to connect North Carolina companies to potential domestic and international suppliers. This reception will engage furniture manufacturers, lumber companies, and component suppliers to develop partnerships for increasing collaboration and trade. A formal invitation is forthcoming, but all North Carolina and Mexico manufacturers are encouraged to attend. An RSVP will be required. Please contact Liz Isley (liz.isley@edpnc.com) with any questions.


Sunday, October 17

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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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Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

9:30am - 10:30am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with 2021 Style Spotters Sara Malek Barney or Molly Kay Johns as they walk you through a personalized tour of two of their favorite Market stops. Please arrive at The Point by 9:15AM ahead of the 9:30AM tour departure. RSVP required. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Sara Malek Barney, Molly Kay Johns

RSVP Required

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Parson's Table Pop-Up

11am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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 pop-up lunch service daily in The Point.


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Turning Productivity into Profit

2pm - 3pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Love your design business again when you master 3 keys to time management. Join dynamic interior design business coach Melissa Galt for a roundtable discussion on how to get more done in less time. Discover the no-brainer tool that turns you into a scheduling ninja, along with an easy, tried and true practice for generating new client leads. And prepare to eliminate avoidable crises, client frustrations and the distractions that keep you from earning more.


Speakers: Melissa Galt

30129

Meditation Moment with Aviva

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Join Aviva Stanoff for a wellness gathering at The Point. Inhale good. Exhale bad. What does that mean? Come find out as Aviva guides you in a few moments of relaxation and calm to recharge, release, and reset. This is “you” time that is well deserved during a busy Market. Join us as we clear and reset our intentions and honor a positive spirit. Together, let’s set a foundation for manifesting good in our lives - and the first step is to invite it in. Join our Circle of Sparkle and see how you can create your own private sanctuary on the go. Healing crystals will be gifted to all.


Speakers: Aviva Stanoff

30121

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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 Market 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.


30112

Future of Furniture E-Commerce Mixer, Presented by Amber Engine

5pm - 7pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

E-commerce has gone from a thing of novelty to necessity in the furniture industry. Customers now expect everything from AR applications to borderless access. Brands aim to meet these expectations, but a pandemic and the resulting logistics crisis and lagging access to materials created longer lead times than ever. The “instantaneousness” of e-commerce has been particularly hard for furniture brands to achieve. Come to the Future of Furniture E-Commerce Mixer to explore these topics and more with peers and partners in a relaxed environment. If you are the master magician of e-commerce for a supplier, not only is Amber Engine inviting you to attend, this will be a networking opportunity you won't want to miss.


RSVP Required
Monday, October 18

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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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Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

9:30am - 10:30am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with 2021 Style Spotters Lauren Clement or Breegan Jane as they walk you through a personalized tour of two of their favorite Market stops. Please arrive at The Point by 9:15AM ahead of the 9:30AM tour departure. RSVP required. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Lauren Clement, Breegan Jane

RSVP Required

40111

The Golden Age of 3D & AR in the Business of Furniture

10am - 11am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Augmented reality is starting to enter the beginning of a golden age, where basic functionality is now commonplace and more advanced experiences are soon to dot the internet. For both manufacturers and retailers in the furniture business, 3D and AR are now a must-have. Seek CEO Jon Cheney will dive into what the golden age of AR means in relation to consumer expectations, the impact of working remotely and limiting in-person visits, as well as business growth & prosperity in a new age of technology. All attendees are invited to stay afterwards for lunch compliments of Seek.


Speakers: Jon Cheney, Reed Probst

40126

Parson's Table Pop-Up

11am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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 pop-up lunch service daily in The Point. On Monday, October 18, enjoy a delicious Parson's Table lunch compliments of Seek.


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Products and Partnering- Strategies for Designer Collaboration Success

2pm - 3pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Looking to secure a licensing partner – Where to start? Once you have secured a licensing partner – What’s next? Join our expert panel of Cecil Adams, Shayla Copas, and Cheryl Luckett, as they share their individual licensing experiences. They’ll discuss bringing the strengths of the partners together to create a collaborative line that works on the design boards as well as the sales floor, pitching your line to brands, non-traditional collaborations, and even answer your questions in this interactive roundtable. Moderated by Gary Inman.


Speakers: Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Cheryl Luckett, Cecil Adams

40121

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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 Market 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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Design Trust Discovery Reception

5pm - 7pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Members of Design Trust, Ltd. gather to share their top Market finds and new product picks while welcoming special guests and others interested in learning more about their unique organization.


Tuesday, October 19

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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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ITA Roundtable: Why Performance Fabric?

10am - 11am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Join the International Textile Alliance for an understanding of the differences in residential performance textiles. The evolution of performance textiles for residential use has been rapid and expansive. Join Warren Shoulberg as he leads a discussion with Caroline Hipple of Norwalk Furniture and Christi Barbour of Barbour Spangle Design about when to use performance fabrics and why, depending on the project or space.


Speakers: Warren Shoulberg, Caroline Hipple, Christi Barbour

50118

Parson's Table Pop-Up

11am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Downtown 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 pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:00am - 2pm on Friday, October 15, through Tuesday, October 19.