HIGH POINT, N.C. – (Sept. 9, 2020) – International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that 26 newcomers will be among the 175+ exhibitors in the Suites at Market Square for Fall 2020 High Point Market, running Oct. 13 – Oct. 21, 2020.
“The Suites at Market Square offers buyers a great opportunity to find and test new and innovative products from companies that often have lower minimum orders,” said Jo Ann Miller Marshall, president of tradeshow leasing for IMC. “This fall, SAMS will feature enhanced health and safety protocols, including the implementation of one-way aisles for traffic control, so buyers can comfortably shop a cross-category lineup of furnishings and décor.”
Exhibitors Make Their SAMS Debut
The Suites at Market Square will welcome 13 new companies this fall. October debuts include: Acrylix & Kanvas (artwork); Easy Motion Furniture (motion furniture); Eikones Studio (photographic wall art); Homefires (specialty fireplaces); Jo-Liza International (furniture, home accessories); Judy Henson Studio (paintings and giclee prints); Korean Textile Center (fabrics and textiles); Oldnewrug (artisan rugs); Organic Edge Woodworks (tables); Revelation Culture (home furnishings); Rock Run Cabinetry (all-aluminum powder coated cabinetry); Varaluz (lighting, mirrors and decor); and Weeks Weatherly (bedding and art).
The Suites at Market Square also is home to SALON, a curated design-focused selection of 50 fashion-forward companies featuring furniture, lighting, rugs, wall art, home textile and decorative accessories s. SALON’s 13 newcomers to Fall Market include: Be | OUTSPOKEN (sustainable hides); Benson – Cobb (artwork, textiles, wallcoverings); Boda Acrylic (acrylic furniture); Get Lit, Ltd. (decorative table lamps); House of Cindy (home décor and textiles); Nicolette Mayer Collection (home decor and designer wallcoverings); Peacock Alley (bedding); Peace Waters (original art and paintings); Rug and Kilim (custom rugs); Sorella Glenn (lampshades); St. James Lighting (copper lantern and chandeliers); Stanton Gray Artisan Wall Coverings (wall coverings); and Stephen Wilson Studio (fine art, textiles, fabric, embroidery).
The Suites at Market Square will follow IMC’s Together Safely protocols including the required use of personal protective equipment (PPE), temporal monitoring, social distancing, occupancy control, hand sanitizing/cleansing and significantly enhanced housekeeping. Additionally, elevators and escalators will have capacity limits and stickers on the exhibit floor will indicate social distancing. Connected with these protocols, and in line with buyer sentiment, IMC will present 20+ educational pre-market webinars in lieu of in-person programming at the Suites at Market Square. Topics include trend forecasting, business practices during and after the COVID-19 crisis, consumer preferences, diversity, current market trends and more. All virtual programing is free, and pre-registration is recommended. Complete descriptions are available online at http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/webinars-and-events/.
High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showroom buildings, which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. Fall 2020 Market is scheduled for Oct. 13 – Oct. 21, 2020. For more information, visit www.imchighointmarket.com.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug and apparel industries. For more information, visit www.IMCenters.com.
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