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    09/20/2021

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Presents 25 Live and Virtual Events for Fall 2021 High Point Market

    HIGH POINT, NC – September 24, 2021 – DesignOn HPMKT by IMC – International Market Centers’ (IMC) High Point Market programming and social media channels – offers a 360-degree approach to education with a comprehensive schedule of 25 events and seminars offering 14 CEUS presented before, during and after the October 16-20, 2021 market.

    “For the first time in more than a year, DesignOn HPMKT by IMC is presenting live, in-person programming at High Point Market!” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “We’re using the lessons learned from the pause in our at-market events to improve the experience. Starting with this market, the hybrid programming prepares attendees for market, provides inspiration and networking while they are here and gives them the after-market tools to use when they return to their stores and studios.”

    Actionable On-Site Programing

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC’s schedule of 19 at-market seminars and events features presentations by tastemakers, trend exploration and business-building education complemented by celebrations and sessions hosted in partnership with industry organizations.

    The DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922) on the recently reopened top floor of the Suites at Market Square is the hub of at-market designer programming with a full schedule of events. Programming kicks off on Saturday, October 16 with an exploration of the diverse careers of four interior designers – Celia Barrett of Barrett Design Studio, Gary Inman of Gary Inman Home Couture and Grace Purchasing, Mike Ragan of RAGS Custom Furniture and David Santiago of Casa Santi – in “Beyond Boundaries, Expanding the Creative Process” at 11:00 a.m.; trend forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media presents an in-person, inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings as showcased by IMC’s High Point Market exhibitors in “TrendWatch: Fall 2021 - LIVE at Market!” at 1:30 p.m.; and color expert Patti Carpenter and designers Michel Boyd of Michel Smith Boyd, Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors and Thom Filicia discuss “Successful Business & Licensing Relationships” at 3:30p.m. On Sunday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m., the “Sherwin-Williams MODE Colormix® Forecast 2022 LIVE” is presented by Designer Marketing Manager Sabina Jahic and Designer Account Executive Shane Jones. Programming on Monday, October 18 includes interior designer, business coach and marketing consultant Melissa Galt sharing “Sourcing Shortcuts & Secrets to Save You Time & Make More Money” with tips for creating lucrative relationships with brand representatives at 11:00 a.m.; accredited health care professional Lori Miller of LGC Interior Design exploring how designers can provide an environment that fosters wellness and mindfulness in “Sensory By Design” at 1 p.m.; and panel discussion of “What Tools are Useful for Your Client?” featuring Michel Boyd, Christopher Charles of ChristopherCharles Interiors and IndigoRED and Eneia White of Eneia White Interiors, moderated by Kelli Lamb, editorial director and co-principal of Rue Magazine, and presented in partnership with the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN) at 3 p.m.

    Also on tap for Fall 2021 is the return of in-person tours. IMC’s celebrated TrendWatch tour returns with Vincenti leading an exploration of the Fall 2021 themes – AWAY, MALLEABLE and VERVE – via the three TrendWatch displays within IMC’s properties on Sunday, October 17 at 2:20 p.m. Four design tastemakers with a broad range of experiences and expertise will lead three one-hour Suite Spot Tours: Andre’ Jordan Hilton of JORDANHILTON Interiors on Saturday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m.; Arianne Bellizaire of Arianne Bellizaire Interiors on Sunday, October 17 at noon; and Inman with designer Zachary Hodgin, of Gary Inman Home Couture on Monday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m.

    Women in the home furnishings industry are the focus of a series of programs and events presented in partnership with WithIt, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the belief that women should play a major role in the growth and future of the home and furnishings industries. IMC hosts the 2021 WOW Awards recognizing and honoring women and those who elevate women in the home furnishings industry on Friday, October 15 at 6 p.m. On Sunday, October 17, WithIt presents “Women Leaders of Design” introducing five future icons of design – Jane Dagmi, editor-in-chief of Designers Today; designer, artist and author Kelli Ellis; designer Nancy Fire of Design Works International; designer Stacy Garcia; and Victoria Sanchez of Victoria at Home – in conversation with Gary Inman at 1 p.m., immediately followed by a meet and greet with the panelists and WithIt leadership. WithIt extends its programming after market for the “WithIt Student Mentoring Day 2021” including a keynote presentation by Fire,roundtable discussions and showroom tours for university students in home furnishings-related majors on Wednesday, October 20 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC also is sponsoring at-market events with the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) and Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC). IMC sponsors the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame “Seize This Moment Induction Celebration” on Sunday, October 17, 5:30 p.m. as it inducts the class of 2021, including IMC CEO Bob Maricich. It also sponsors the ISFD 25th Annual ISFD Pinnacle Awards® Celebration with awards to be given in 24 categories of furniture, accessories, lighting and textiles on Monday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. SFC hosts an Open Membership Meeting where it will make important announcements of plans and initiatives for the next 15 years on Saturday, October 16 at 8 a.m.

    In addition to these events, DesignOn HPMKT by IMC hosts “Second Night- A Progressive Gala” at IMC’s Hamilton Wrenn properties with live street entertainment and musicians throughout the district, themed parties and influencer interactions on Sunday, October 17 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

    Virtual Programming Pre-and-Post-Market

    A series of six free webinars help buyers get ready for market and make the most of their market finds.

    Pre-Market content includes tips for personal branding plus product and color trend information.  “ITA: The Power of Our Stories” is a workshop in crafting a unique brand message presented by Ericka Saurit, founder of Saurit Creative, in partnership with the International Textile Alliance (ITA) on Wednesday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media offers a virtual, pre-market version of her image-rich trend presentation featuring IMC High Point Market exhibitors in “TrendWatch: Fall 2021” on Wednesday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Industry experts Ken Busch, journalist and architectural photographer, publisher and founder of Material Intelligence; Andrew Dent, PhD., EVP of Materials Research at Material ConneXion and chief material scientist at Material Bank; Nancy Fire co-founder and creative director of Design Works International; and Kathryn Richardson, vice president of Sales for LIBECO-LAGAE Inc. discuss some of the latest materials innovations hitting the market in a panel discussion moderated by John Conrad, executive director of International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) in “Noteworthy New Materials in the Market” on Thursday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. In “Wellness Design in the Home: Designing Through the Influences of Color, Nature & Coatings Technology” presented by Shane Jones, designer account executive for Sherwin-Williams, on Tuesday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m., attendees will identify the role that paint technologies can play in promoting better indoor air quality and review how intrinsic color is in the wellness discussion.

    In a mid-Market webinar, Mike Rittler, general Manager, Retail Card Services and Personal Lending at TD Bank, shares his outlook on key drivers and considerations for retail executives for what is predicted to be one of the busiest holiday shopping seasons ever in “Holiday Shopping Outlook: How Furniture Retailers Can Elevate Their Strategies” on Tuesday, October 19 at 11:00a.m. EDT.

    In the post-market webinar “What I Wish I Knew When Potential Clients Call,” Genevieve Trousdale, founder of Circaphiles, and business coach Gail Baral give tips for vetting and acquiring new clients on Wednesday, October 26, at 1:00p.m. EDT.

    Additional event information, CEU designations and registrations is at IMCHighPointMarket.com/webinars-and-events. (NOTE: A full list of seminar, webinar and event descriptions follows; headshots and bios are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2lg1bxdbeezyoie/AABZCL1iH8B44-xuHTK7L2jTa?dl=0)

    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. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market programming and at-market activities representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Fall 2021 Market is scheduled for October 16-20, 2021. Registration for the Fall 2021 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org. For more information about events and exhibits presented by IMC, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com.

    About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.

     

    Media Contacts:

    Chelsea Peabody Bohannon, 404.220.2141 or cbohannon@imcenters.com

    Cathy Steel, 203.340.9251 or cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com

     


     

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC October 2021 Events

     

    Virtual Events

     

    Wednesday, September 29

    ITA: The Power of Our Stories

    Ericka Saurit, Saurit Creative

    Presented with International Textile Alliance

    1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. EDT

    The Power of Our Stories: Crafting a unique brand message for the home furnishings and textile industry using a simple marketing framework. What do you say when someone asks you “So, what do you do?” If you trip over your answer or find yourself struggling to write engaging social media captions, emails that intrigue, or to simply update the copy on your website, then this presentation is for you. Ericka Saurit, founder of Saurit Creative, will introduce you to StoryBrand, a seven-part framework that will help you to refine and clarify your brand messaging, change the way you talk about your products and services, and maybe even change the way you do business. A question-and-answer segment will follow. Webinar presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC in partnership with International Textile Alliance (ITA). (1 CEU) Register at

     https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/7216270701311/WN_WzhmGrfpQry188XVw2kuCQ

     

    Wednesday, October 6

     

    TrendWatch: Fall 2021

    Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media

    1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. EDT

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC’s TrendWatch program. continues for High Point Market this fall, offering an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. These trends will be brought to you in partnership with home furnishings trend forecaster, creative director and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media.

    These big picture trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Julie will offer insight into how these trends will influence interior décor and product designs for furniture, upholstery, fabrics, decorative accessories, and more. This TrendWatch webinar will offer designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come. Webinar presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU) Register at

    https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/5716303452563/WN_1SyriFFGQYa7UOKSVOV9vg

     

    Thursday, October 7

     

    Noteworthy New Materials in the Market

    Nancy Fire, Kathryn Richardson, Andrew Dent, Kenn Busch and John Conrad

    Presented with ISFD

    1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. EDT

    The only thing that’s certain in today’s marketplace is change, and we’ve got the scoop on some of the latest materials innovations hitting the market. Get your first look at the products everyone is going to be talking about in the months ahead. This lively discussion will include industry experts Nancy Fire, Designer, Unifier, Creative Collaborator, co-founder and creative director of Design Works International, Kathryn Richardson, Vice President of Sales for LIBECO-LAGAE Inc.; Andrew Dent, PhD., EVP of Materials Research at Material ConneXion and Chief Material Scientist at Material Bank; Ken Busch, journalist and architectural photographer, Publisher & Founder of Material Intelligence; and moderated by John Conrad, Executive Director of International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD). A question-and-answer segment will follow. Webinar presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC in partnership with International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD). (1 CEU). Register at

    https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/4016304378239/WN_B-5wVMZOSW-xWcsbxUR51w

     

    Tuesday, October 12

     

    Wellness Design in the Home: Designing Through the Influences of Color, Nature & Coatings Technology

    Shane Jones, Designer Account Executive, Sherwin-Williams

    Presented with Sherwin-Williams

    1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. EDT

    Home. The definition of what makes a house a home may not have changed, but the disruption caused by the global health crisis has upended how we live in, feel about and use our homes. As designers, you play a vital role in helping your clients transform underutilized spaces and incorporate colors and materials that help them create a sense of well-being in their homes. This course will explore the dyna.m.ics impacting residential design in the COVID era, identify the role that paint technologies can play in helping promote better indoor air quality, review how intrinsic color is in the wellness discussion, and identify design elements that harness the power of nature to promote physical and emotional well-being. Join Shane Jones, Designer Account Executive for Sherwin-Williams, as she presents this webinar. A question-and-answer segment will follow. Webinar presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC in partnership with Sherwin-Williams. (1 CEU) Register athttps://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/1116304394739/WN_GiAOPSTERoSPOvkFHedB9Q

     

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

     

    Holiday Shopping Outlook: How Furniture Retailers Can Elevate Their Strategies

    Mike Rittler, TD Bank

    Presented with TD Bank

    11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. EDT

    The holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, furniture retailers are tasked with updating their holiday strategies for one of the busiest shopping seasons ever. After experiencing last year’s holiday season under lockdown restrictions and in smaller groups, consumer demand for furniture is expected to remain strong this year as more people prepare to host family gatherings and celebrations for the holidays. What’s more, after a year of closures, consumers are more eager to spend. As furniture retailers prepare for the holiday rush, Mike Rittler, General Manager, Retail Card Services and Personal Lending at TD Bank, will share his outlook on key drivers and considerations for retail executives this season, answering questions like: With more consumers hosting family for the holidays this season, will there be an increase in purchases off the showroom floor over placing custom orders? How will inflation and supply chain constraints impact holiday spending this season, particularly on more expensive items, and what can furniture retailers do to prepare? As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, are lower debt levels and higher liquidity expected to fuel a strong holiday shopping season? During his presentation, Mike will support his outlook on these questions and more with findings from TD’s latest Retail Experience Index, which tracks consumers’ purchasing habits, primarily on big-ticket items, to further uncover the trends and factors moving the economic needle. Webinar presented by DesignOn HP.M.KT by IMC in partnership with TD Bank. (1 CEU) To Register visit

    https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/8216305387386/WN_tQvthuyiTFmnHGuhgJ7J7w

     

    Wednesday, October 26

     

    What I Wish I Knew When Potential Clients Call

    Genevieve Trousdale & Gail Baral, Circaphiles

    10:00a.m. PDT/1:00p.m. EDT

    Vetting and acquiring new clients is one of the tasks that many designers have an aversion to, but when a referral or an inquiry comes in, many designers expend time and effort reinventing the wheel because they don't have a clear and simple process for responding. Equally important, you may have been thinking about ways you can be more efficient and streamline your non-design tasks, and our goal is to offer you a solution. In this webinar, Genevieve Trousdale, founder of Circaphiles, and Gail Baral, Mindset Coach and Business Strategy Mentor for Creative Business Owners, will share valuable tips on how to master a discovery call, create an authentic connection with your client, strategies to help you spot “the good clients” and the confidence to elegantly walk away when the voice in your head is telling you to "run". Webinar presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC, in partnership with Circaphiles. (1 CEU) To Register visit:

    https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/1816312989943/WN_Lcu_RsWpTGWNVcLqTfpU2g

     

    At-Market Seminars & Events

     

    Friday, October 15

     

    The 2021 WOW Awards

    WithIt Vision Sponsor: International Market Centers

    IHFC-Green Wing-11th floor-Int'l Ballroom

    6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. EDT

    Plan to join us as we honor our WOW Award recipients from 2020 and 2021 with a gala event. WithIt's WOW Awards are the only industry awards that specifically recognize and honor women and those who elevate women in our industry. All High Point Market attendees are invited to join us in this special evening. WithIt members receive a discount on ticket purchases until August 30th. **Tables will be sold as tables of 12 which will be seated as 2 tables of 6. WithIt Vision Sponsor: International Market Centers. For more information visit: https://www.withit.org/withit-events.aspx

     

    Saturday, October 16

     

    OPEN SFC Membership Meeting

    Susan Inglis, Sustainable Furnishings Council

    In Partnership with DesignOn HPMKT by IMC & SFC

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    8:00a.m.-9:00a.m.

    Start your High Point Market with SFC. As SFC embarks upon a new era, we will review the accomplishments of our first 15 years, and make important announcements of plans and initiatives for the next 15 years. All are invited! With growing awareness of the importance of the entire range of sustainability issues, getting more involved now will make a difference to your business as well as to our future. Register to attend at: https://sustainablefurnishings.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D610%26reset%3D1

     

    Beyond Boundaries, Expanding the Creative Process

    Mike Ragan, Celia Barrett, David Santiago and Gary Inman

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. EDT

    Not all designers follow a straight and narrow path to their career. In fact, many of the most gifted designers explore various creative genres before finding their true calling. Similarly, many interior designers find success and gratification in the design of products and special events. True creators often find a singular focus simply too limiting.  This panel explores the diverse careers of four successful designers and in doing so reveals the true essence of creativity itself. Join Mike Ragan, Celia Barrett, David Santiago and Gary Inman for this entertaining and informative discussion. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU)

     

    TrendWatch: Fall 2021 - LIVE at Market!

    Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    1:30p.m.-2:30p.m. EDT

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC’s biannual TrendWatch presentation returns onsite this fall, offering an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. These trends will be brought to you in partnership with home furnishings trend forecaster, creative director and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media.

    These big picture trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Julie will offer insight into how these trends will influence interior décor and product designs for furniture, upholstery, fabrics, decorative accessories, and more. This in person presentation will give designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU)

     

    Suite Spot Tour with Andre’ Jordan Hilton

    Andre’ Jordan Hilton, JORDANHILTON Interiors

    Tour will depart from the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646)

    2:30p.m.-3:30p.m. EDT

    Get a first-hand look at what nationally recognized designer, Andre’ Jordan Hilton, known for his tailored curated style, Principal Designer and Founder of Atlanta based JORDANHILTON Interiors, has found as new resources at IMC High Point Market this fall, by spending an hour on an intimate guided tour with him. Join Andre’ as he introduces you to his favorite product and exhibitor finds, through all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – showcasing what’s new and innovative. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. RSVP required.

     

    Successful Business & Licensing Relationships

    Thom Filicia, Michel Boyd, Celerie Kemble and Patti Carpenter

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    3:30p.m.-4:30p.m. EDT

    Learn from these A-List designers & entrepreneurs what it takes to have successful business relationships, and how they have partnered with companies on their licensing agreements. They will offer insight as to what it truly means to launch products with a company; the responsibilities each party has in a licensing and business partnership; the accomplishments and learning opportunities they have experienced in work and life, and more. Panelists include Thom Filicia, Michel Boyd, Celerie Kemble and Patti Carpenter. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU)

     

    Sunday, October 17

     

    Sherwin-Williams MODE Colormix® Forecast 2022 LIVE

    Shane Jones and Sabina Jahic, Sherwin-Williams

    In Partnership with Sherwin-Williams

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. EDT

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC invites you to join Shane Jones, Sherwin-Williams Designer Account Executive and ASID Chapter Support Chair Advisor guiding current Presidents, and Sabina Jahic, ASID Allied Member, IDS, CMG, Designer Marketing Manager for Sherwin-Williams, for the Presentation of MODE - Colormix® Forecast 2022. Attendees will receive the exclusive Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast 2022 brochure and limited-edition Fan Deck (available only at presentation).

    A way of being. Of doing. Of embracing the style of the moment. After any upheaval, every kaleidoscopic transformation of life as we know it, we settle into an entirely new way of existing. This is your invitation to do so vibrantly, vividly, in a way only you know how. This course will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research that supports the 2022 forecast for color and design trends. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC and Sherwin-Williams. (1 CEU)

     

    Suite Spot Tour with Arianne Bellizaire

    Arianne Bellizaire, Arianne Bellizaire Interiors

    Tour will depart from the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646)

    12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. EDT

    Get a first-hand look at what nationally featured and award-winning designer, Arianne Bellizaire, Baton Rouge-based interior designer and founder of Arianne Bellizaire Interiors, has found as new resources at IMC High Point Market this fall, by spending an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join Arianne as she introduces you to her favorite product and exhibitor finds, through all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – showcasing what’s new and innovative. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. RSVP required.

     

    WithIt Presents: Women Leaders of Design

    Nancy Fire, Kelli Ellis, Victoria Sanchez, Stacy Garcia, Jane Dagmi with Gary Inman as moderator

    In Partnership with DesignOn HPMKT by IMC & WithIt

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. EDT

    The story of women in design is one of triumph over adversity. Despite educational and professional obstacles, women became leaders of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and product design.  Iconic figures such as Elsie de Wolfe, Dorothy Draper, Sister Parrish, Eileen Gray, Andree Putman, Natalie DuBois, and countless others defied limitations and inspired generations of women to become designers.  This panel introduces five future icons of design, Jane Dagmi, Kelli Ellis, Nancy Fire, Stacy Garcia, and Victoria Sanchez. Gary Inman will join as moderator. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC and WithIt. (1 CEU)

     

    Women Leaders of Design - Mix & Mingle

    In Partnership with WithIt

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646)

    2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. EDT

    Don’t miss this time to meet the Women Leaders of Design and learn how to be involved with WithIt’s Women Leadership Development Network. Stay and network with your peers during this celebration! Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC and WithIt.

     

    TrendWatch Tour

    Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media

    Suites at Market Square Trendwatch Display (Ground Floor)

    2:30p.m.-4:00p.m. EDT

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC's TrendWatch program. returns this market with the Trendwatch Tour, to give attendees an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. Join home furnishings trend forecaster, creative director and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media, as she leads attendees through the three key design directions, she predicts will most impact the home furnishings market in the future. The tour will visit the three TrendWatch displays within IMC properties: Suites at Market Square Lobby, The walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal and IHFC Green Lobby. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

     

    Second Night- A Progressive Gala

    Hamilton Wrenn Properties

    4:00p.m.-7:00p.m. EDT

    The evening will offer live street entertainment and musicians throughout the district with a wide variety of special menus, themed parties and influencer interactions within the participating showrooms.

     

    Seize This Moment Induction Celebration

    American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame

    Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons

    5:30p.m.-10:30p.m. EDT

    Focused on celebrating the exceptional leadership of the men and women who have helped build and define the home furnishings industry, SEIZE THIS MOMENT 2021 is a call to lead by fostering an environment that encourages and inspires future leaders. As part of the Foundation's new initiative, the keynote address pays tribute to our new Hall of Fame inductees as they receive the industry’s most prestigious honor at the industry’s greatest networking event. For more information and tickets: https://www.homefurnishingshalloffa.m.e.com/seizethismoment2020

     

    Monday, October 18

                 

    Suite Spot Tour with Gary Inman & Zachary Hodgin

    Gary Inman and Zachary Hodgin, Gary Inman Home Couture

    Tour will depart from the DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646)

    10:30a.m.-11:30a.m. EDT

    Get a first-hand look at what nationally recognized designer and hospitality expert Gary Inman, President & Principal Designer of Gary Inman Home Couture, and Founder & CEO of Grace Purchasing, along with designer Zachary Hodgin, of Gary Inman Home Couture, have found to be new resources at IMC High Point Market this fall, by spending an hour on an intimate guided tour with them. Join Gary and Zachary as they introduce you to their favorite hospitality and design finds, through all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – showcasing what’s new and innovative. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. RSVP required.

     

    Sourcing Shortcuts & Secrets to Save You Time & Make More Money

    Melissa Galt, Melissa Galt, INC

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. EDT

    Finding the perfect product for your design projects is essential to WOW your clients and maximize profitability. Industry expert Melissa Galt, interior designer, business coach and marketing consultant to the trade, shows you how to build revenue relationships with your reps. Streamline your resources, reclaim time for more design and less searching for product when you generate lucrative relationships with reps who know their lines and want to deliver on your requests. Every attendee receives a BONUS “Success Guide” to deliver your action blueprint at the close of the training. Get your questions answered in the Q&A segment following the presentation. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU)

     

    Sensory By Design

    Lori Miller, LGC Interior Design, Accredited Health Care Professional

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    1:00p.m.-2:00p.m. EDT

    Wellness Design, Well Building, Design for the Senses. These industry buzzwords have become even more important in the time of COVID. How do the 5 senses allow designers to deliver better results for their clients? In this course, we'll discuss how the focus of interior design is shifting as we move through the pandemic. From overall wellness to new technology to safety in the home and our public spaces, design is working on all levels to evoke emotions, feelings, and provide an environment that fosters wellness and mindfulness. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU)

     

    What Tools are Useful for Your Client?

    Eneia White, Michel Boyd, Christopher Charles and Kelli Lamb as moderator

    In partnership with DesignOn HPMKT by IMC & BIDN with RUE Magazine

    DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. EDT

    Join the esteemed panel of Eneia White, Michel Boyd and Christopher Charles, along with Kelli Lamb of Rue Magazine for a riveting and unfiltered conversation about what tools are most useful in the design world. Digital renderings, artist drawings, e-design and virtual consultations have changed the landscape of the home industry, hear from these three experts about what tools are useful, which are counter-productive and which ones are worth every dime! Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC in partnership with the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN) and RUE Magazine. (1 CEU)

     

    25th Annual ISFD Pinnacle Awards® Celebration

    COHAB.SPACE

    6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. EDT

    Winning a Pinnacle Award® is the highest product design honor in the home furnishings industry. The Pinnacle Awards were created in April 1995 by the ISFD board of directors to promote design quality and encourage the recognition of furniture designers within the retail home furnishings industry. This year marks the award’s 25th anniversary celebration! Awards will be given in 24 categories of furniture, accessories, lighting and textiles. Join our keynote speaker and the who’s who of our industry’s design talent for this extraordinary gathering. Cocktail reception starts at 6p.m., and Pinnacle Presentations start at 7p.m. For more information visit: https://asfd.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/asfd/event.jsp?event=557&

     

    Wednesday, October 20

     

    WithIt Student Mentoring Day 2021

    Nancy Fire, Design Works International

    DesignOn H.MKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

    8:00a.m.-1:00p.m. EDT

    Student mentoring during High Point Market. Dynamic program featuring Nancy Fire, roundtables and showroom tours for university students in home and furnishings related majors. Nancy Fire, co-founder and creative director of Design Works International, will be the guest speaker this fall. Round Table Discussions: You will attend 2 on a variety of industry topics. Following the Roundtables we will begin showroom tours. Learn what retail buyers look for and think about while walking the showroom. Ending our day will be a networking lunch with your tour group. WithIt will secure passes for students who register for student mentoring day no later than October 4, 2021. Student passes cannot be printed at any of the registration desks. Please have students register and purchase their tickets at www.withit.org