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    09/10/2019

    Exclusive Lineup of Seminars, Tours and Hospitality Events Slated for Fall 2019 High Point Market

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – (September 10, 2019) - International Market Centers (IMC) announced today the schedule for IMC-hosted seminars, tours and hospitality offerings for Fall 2019 High Point Market, running Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2019.

    “International Market Centers is delighted to provide a platform for retailers, designers and innovators to network with fellow thought-leaders and experience the latest trends at the world’s largest furnishings industry gathering,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “We’re proud to offer an extensive lineup of interactive, educational and inspiring programming this fall.”

    IMC’s Fall High Point Market educational and social offerings will feature 18 seminars, 11 designer-led tours and numerous IMC-hosted events. Presented by industry experts and designers, the schedule of events allows retailers and designers to supplement their buying activities with complimentary programming that encompasses trends, business strategies and forecasts. Marketgoers can attend these seminars in the Suites at Market Square Seminar Room on the Top Floor of the SAMS; and in the Alden Parkes Seminar Room in the Hamilton Wrenn Design District. Events and tours will be held in various IMC properties across campus.

    Fall Market programming highlights include: IMC’s proprietary TrendWatch: Fall 2019 program, which will give attendees an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry; Fresh to Follow Local: Furnished at Market!, a mini-presentation introducing several artisans with works currently on display at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) and a reception onsite at the showcase; DesignEDGE: An Industry Summit by IFDA Educational Foundation, a market-time conference featuring top female designers casting their visions, insights and experiences; Light-ography, a discussion about how integrated LED lighting creates structure, movement, and color in today's interior design world; Form, Function and Family, a designer-led panel discussion on how to design a space with purpose; The New Elegance: Designing Stylish Comfortable Rooms for Today, a presentation by Timothy Corrigan about his new book of the same title; and Lift Up and Lead: Building Inspired Teams through Impassioned Leadership, a panel of design professionals whose impassioned leadership skills help them achieve both professional and personal success while also lifting up team members to work in their greatness. A full seminar and event listing follows and details and descriptions are available online at http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/.

    IMC-Hosted Seminars/Events

    Saturday, Oct. 19

    From Set-Backs to Success: How to Manage and Grow Your Interior Design Firm When Faced with Adversity
    Traci Connell, Traci Connell Interiors
    Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton St. - S Ct 110
    (0.1 CEU)
    10 - 11 a.m.

    Form, Function and Family
    Lauren Clement, Liz Goldberg, Jessica Bennett, Sarah Bartholomew, Lori Paranjape and Christina Dandar
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (0.1 CEU)
    10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast 2020
    Shane Jones, Allied ASID, Sherwin Williams Designer Account Executive
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (0.1 CEU)
    Noon – 1:00 p.m.

    TrendWatch: Fall 2019
    Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (0.1 CEU)
    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    What’s the Price of Fame? Defining Your Brand, Securing Your Niche and Saving Your Sanity in the Era of Self-Promotion and Cult of Celebrity
    ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ Designers – Shannon Ggem, Philip Gulotta, Andre Hilton, Patti Johnson, Hannah Toney, and Keita Turner, with Kimberley Wray, Sr. Contributing Editor of Furniture, Lighting and Décor.
    Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
    (0.1 CEU)
    3 – 4 p.m.

    Painted Design Solutions for Commercial Spaces-How to Collaborate with Decorative Painters
    Diane Williams, Lori Wilson and Cathy Rinn
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (0.1 CEU)
    3 – 4 p.m.

    Fresh to Follow Local: Furnished at Market! - Meet the Artists at Market & See the Exhibit at SECCA
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014) and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106)
    4:15 – 4:45 p.m. (SAMS Seminar Room)
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (SECCA exhibition and reception)

    Sunday, Oct. 20

    Starring You: How to Expand Your Brand as a Lifestyle Expert
    Evette Rios
    Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
    (0.1 CEU)
    10 – 11 a.m.

    The New Elegance: Designing Stylish Comfortable Rooms for Today
    Timothy Corrigan
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (0.1 CEU)
    11 a.m. – noon

    Light-ography
    Charles Pavarini III
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (0.1 CEU)
    1 – 2 p.m.

    Out of the Box: Nonconventional Ways to Grow Your Design Business
    Denise McGaha, Tish Mills and Joni Vanderslice and moderated by Beth Dempsey
    Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
    (O.1 CEU)
    1 - 2 p.m.

    Building YOUR Brand: Private Label vs Licensing
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (0.1 CEU)
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    Monday, Oct. 21

    DesignEDGE: An Industry Summit by IFDA Educational Foundation - Blurring Boundaries: Top Designers Who Defy the Limits of Design
    Lauren Rottet, Sheila Bridges and Young Huh
    IHFC Ballroom 11th Floor, Green Wing
    9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

    The Senses of Luxury
    Jeanne Chung, Erinn Valencich and Traci Zeller with Krissa Rossbund as moderator
    Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
    (0.1 CEU)
    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Lift Up and Lead: Building Inspired Teams through Impassioned Leadership
    Gail Doby
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (CEU 0.2)
    10 a.m. – noon

    Styling Interiors for Photoshoots
    Kathryn Lott, Gretchen Black, Mary Beth Zaehringer, Lauren Clement, and Courtney McLeod
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (0.1 CEU)
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    Hospitality and Design Panel Discussion
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
    (0.1 CEU)
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    Let’s Dish: Looking Back is Fashion Forward
    Lindsay Coral Harper, Jacob-Lukas and Parker Kennedy Living with Lisa Mende as moderator
    Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
    (0.1 CEU)
    4 – 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, Oct. 22

    The Ins and Outs of Marketing for Real Designers
    Dawn Brinson
    (0.1 CEU)
    10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


    Tours

    Friday, Oct. 18

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Suite Spot Tour of SALON

    Tour will depart from the Ground Floor, escalator area in SALON, of the Suites at Market Square

    Saturday, Oct. 19

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    C&D Highlights Tour with Denise Morrison

    Tour will depart from the ground floor of C&D Building

    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Made in America Tour with Bauer/Clifton Interiors

    Tour will depart from the Contemporary Lounge on 11th Floor of IHFC, D1121

    2 – 3 p.m.
    Suite Spot Tour with House of Funk

    Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

    Sunday, Oct. 20

    11 a.m. – noon
    Contemporary Highlights Tour with Lori Paranjape

    Tour will depart from the Contemporary Lounge on 11th Floor of IHFC, D1121

    2 – 3 p.m.
    Suite Spot Tour with Gary Inman (Hospitality Focus)

    Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

    4:30 – 6 p.m.
    Speed Stroll Through SAMS and SALON – A Taste of Morocco


    Monday, Oct. 21

    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Hamilton Highlights Tour with Christi Barbour

    Tour will leave from 129 N. Hamilton

    1 – 2:30 p.m.
    TrendWatch Tour with Julie Smith Vincenti

    Suites at Market Square Trendwatch Display (Ground Floor)

    2 – 3 p.m.
    Suite Spot Tour with Circle Design Studio

    Led by co-founders Theresa Dorlini and John Dorlini
    Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

    Tuesday, Oct. 22

    2 - 3 p.m.
    Suite Spot Tour with Evette Rios

    Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square


    IMC Social Events

    Market Kickoff Party: Friday – 5 to 7 p.m.
    Center Stage between Showplace and Transportation Terminal

    Coffee & Sweets at the Suites: Friday through Wednesday – 8 to 10 a.m.
    Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

    Showplace Coffee and Sweets: Saturday through Tuesday – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    Showplace Atrium

    Complimentary Gourmet Coffee: Saturday through Wednesday - 8 to 10 a.m.
    200 N Hamilton: Courtyard

    Afternoon Social: Saturday through Tuesday – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    C&D (floors 1-8; alternating days); IHFC (accessory floors, two, three, four & fourth floor on Main, seven, 10 and 11); SAMS (Suites and SALON)

    InterHall Martini Parties: Saturday through Tuesday – 4 to 6 p.m.
    IHFC: InterHall first floor

    Complimentary Afternoon Bars: Saturday through Tuesday – 4 to 7 p.m.
    200 N. Hamilton Street (alternating floors); Market Square (floors one and two); Showplace (floors one, two and three)
    Sunset on 3: Saturday to Tuesday – 5 to 7 p.m.
    Showplace: Third floor balcony

    Tuesday Night BBQ - 6 to 8 p.m.
    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

    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 owns the vast majority of the prime High Point Market showroom and exhibit real estate, which contain seventy percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. Fall 2019 High Point Market runs Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2019. For more information, visit http://www.imchighpointmarket.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 on IMC, visit www.imcenters.com.

     

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    PR Director
    203-340-9251
    csteel@imcenters.com


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    PR Manager
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    dbritt@imcenters.com