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    03/05/2014

    IMC SEMINAR SERIES FOR SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET SET

    Media Contact:

    Karen Olson

    Vice President of Marketing

    KOlson@IMCenters.com | (336) 821-1502

     

    IMC SEMINAR SERIES FOR SPRING HIGH POINT MARKET SET

    Educational sessions will tackle 2014 design trends, industry topics

    High Point, N.C. (March 5, 2014) — The High Point Market Seminar Series, presented by International Market Centers, is back with a full roster of programming. Seminars are slated to run Saturday, April 5th through Tuesday, April 8th and will feature top design personalities, trend setters and brand influencers discussing the next big things in design, brand building and industry standards.

    The seminar series will take place Saturday, April 5, 2014 through Tuesday, April 8. All seminars are held in the IHFC Ballroom A on the 11th floor of the Green Wing or the Market Square Seminar Room, MS-300. Reservations are recommended or required, as detailed below.

    For a complete listing of seminars and events, visit www.imchighpointmarket.com.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014

    The Interior Design Industry in 2014 – What’s Next?, Presented by Crans Baldwin

     10:30am – 11:30am

    Market Square Seminar Room MS-300

     

    This informative business presentation by Crans Baldwin, President  and CEO of Edward Ferrell/Lewis Mittman takes a frank look at Business Opportunities, Trends, and Specific Ideas that will benefit interior designers and their business both now and in the next few years. Crans began his 30+ year career as a department store furniture buyer then switched to the sales side with Baker Furniture Co. Since then he has held many executive positions, among them several Presidencies and has represented our industry in Washington DC. Unlike many design-related speakers, Crans offers specific business ideas and information that he has gathered from his research and knowledge of the industry to give interior designers some new ideas to think about when building their businesses. “Adapt is the New Black” might be a good metaphor for the message that Crans delivers during his 45 minute talk. .1CEU

    Seating will be limited and advance registration is required for CEU credit; Email Phairr@imcenters.com or call 336.888.3770 Sponsored by International Market Centers

     

    Barclay Butera & Tori Mellott – The Fresh Face of Traditional

    2:00pm – 3:00pm

    IHFC Green Wing, 11th Floor, Ballroom B

     

    Barclay Butera, entrepreneurial California furniture and interior designer, and Tori Mellott, Traditional Home magazine’s Senior Design & Markets Editor, will present a lively dialog discussing the evolution of traditional design today as well as Butera’s casual-yet-sophisticated approach to this popular design idiom. Barclay Butera’s latest venture is a brand-new licensed furniture collection encompassing 70+ pieces of case goods and upholstery making its debut at Spring Market with full-line manufacturer Highland House. Throughout Butera’s new collection, the fabrics, colors, finishes and styling perfectly demonstrate Barclay Butera’s signature way of putting a “fresh face” on traditional design. Butera – renowned for his upbeat all-American style, vibrant color schemes, California cool plus his penchant for blue-and-white – is also the author of several popular coffee-table books. There will be a special drawing for signed copies of Butera’s books during this event – so bring your business card!

    Drinks and Refreshments will be provided. Seating will be limited and advance registration is requested; Email Phairr@imcenters.com or call 336.888.3770 Sponsored by International Market Centers

     

    TrendWatch: The Future of Interiors, Presented by Greg Dunlop, ASID

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Market Square Seminar Room MS-300

     

    Join us for an afternoon presentation by Greg Dunlop, ASID, Global Commercial Director for WGSN-HomeBuildLife the leading online trend forecasting, lifestyle analysis and product design tool, created exclusively for the interiors, home and consumer products markets.  Trend Insights The TrendWatch presentation is focused on key ideas that will direct the future of the interiors industry. These big picture trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interior, fashion, and consumer product markets. Attendees will learn about the 3 key macro trends for the upcoming year. These macro trends will be followed by a review of color and material forecasts that evolve from the trend themes. We will explain how the macro trends will influence style and decor for products as diverse as furniture, bed, bath, tabletop, and decorative accessories. The Trend Insights TrendWatch will provide interior designers with inspiration and product designers with the creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come. Seating will be limited and advance registration is required for CEU credit; Email Phairr@imcenters.com or call 336.888.3770 Sponsored by International Market Centers

     

    SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

     WithIt Educational Breakfast Seminar

    7:30am – 9am

    IHFC Green Wing, 11th Floor, Ballroom A

     

    Michelle Lamb, internationally recognized trend forecaster and Editorial Director for The Trend Curve™, talks about the broad influences driving future trends. This hour-long talk will reveal the "why" behind the "what" of color and style preferences for next year and beyond.  Her research and forecasting comes from a keen eye and her constant journeys to the European and Asian markets. Buyers, designers, product manufacturers and bloggers will leave with useful information to enhance business decisions in the next year.

    Breakfast and seminar are Free to all Market Attendees - Seating will be limited and Reservations are required email phairr@imcenters.com or call 336.888.3770

    Sponsored by IMC International Market Centers and WithIt

     

    Redesign of Homes and Lifestyles

    Including the importance of personal and business branding

    Never too Late book signing to follow presentation

    10:30am – 11:30am

    Market Square Seminar Room MS-300

     

    Meet Judi and Don Larkin, married for over 40 years, they’ve developed a lifestyle that keeps them youthful, active, and energized. Drawing from their latest book Never Too Late, they will show you the importance of having a personal and a business brand that attracts your target market and makes you memorable. Using the principles of interior design they will discuss how to help your clients achieve their dream home and create the foundation for a well-designed lifestyle. Transforming yourself and your surroundings can impact how you feel and think. It’s Never Too Late for beautiful fresh new spaces that create peace and harmony!  Reception following presentation in Thibaut Showroom MS 315

    Seating will be limited and advance registration is requested; Email Phairr@imcenters.com or call 336.888.3770  

    Sponsored by IMC International Market Centers and Thibaut Fine Furniture, Wallpaper, and Fabrics

    MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

     Michelle Lamb - Setting the Scene for 2016

    10:30am – 11:30am

    Market Square Seminar Room MS-300

     

    What colors will make assortments look fresh in 2015 and 2016? Which styles will drive business best in the coming years? Michelle Lamb, internationally recognized trend-forecasting expert and Editorial Director of The Trend Curve™, a trade newsletter which forecasts trends in color, pattern and design for manufacturers, interior designers and retailers, will answer these questions and more. Michelle will reveal the top hues in each color family, plus details of four key style trends that will help define the future of home interiors.

    Seating will be limited and advance registration is recommended; Email Phairr@imcenters.com or call 336.888.3770    Sponsored by IMC International Market Centers

     

    Designer DANN Dishes: Behind the Scenes of NBC’s American Dream Builders

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Market Square Seminar Room MS-300

     

    Meet reality television designer DANN Foley as he takes you behind the scenes of NBC’s new competition design show, American Dream Builders. After a season with hosts Nate Berkus, Monica Pederson and Heisman trophy winner Eddie George, Dann has more than a few stories most viewers will never hear! You’ll discover how Designer DANN’s infectious energy, style and quick wit online helped him build a sustainable, licensed brand and what it takes to turn interior design into reality television celebrity overnight and, better yet…how to profit from it! Learn the financial ups and downs of appearing on television and how Dann was able to pursue his passions off the set too. Foley will tell how he converted everyday industry knowledge and interior design jobs from DANNinc. Into ideas television producers love, all while keeping his online audience constantly engaged and entertained.

    For more than two decades, Dann Foley renowned residential and commercial/hospitality designer based in Palm Springs, CA has run his own successful design firm, DANNinc. Foley’s aesthetic boasts a classical take on modern design that’s both rich and comfortable that he calls “SuppleStyle”. An award-winning member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Accessories Resource Team (ART), Foley now works on a variety of high-end projects across the U.S. and North America, as well as Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Three years ago, DANN began expanding his expertise to product licensing with partnerships that include Skyline Designs, Loloi Rugs, the Phillips Collection, Wildcat Territory and Zodax, among others.

    Join Designer DANN and be prepared to laugh, learn and ask questions during this one-hour action-packed seminar. Find Dann@DesignerDANN on all social channels.

    Seating will be limited and advance registration is recommended; Email Phairr@imcenters.com or call 336.888.3770 Sponsored by International Market Centers (IMC)

     

    TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

    Style Spotters LIVE!

    9am – 10am

    IHFC Green Wing, 11th Floor, Ballroom A

     

    Join us for a complimentary breakfast while a panel of the Spring 2014 High Point Market Style Spotters share their favorite looks and on-trend products found at the Spring High Point Market. These Style Spotters are trendsetters that see ahead of the curve in home fashion trends and they want to share their findings with you! Moderated by 2013 Style Spotter  “Emeritus” Michelle Wiebe and Runner-Up Shay Geyer, panelist include 2014 Style Spotters Mitzi Beach, Jeanne Chung, Meredith Heron, Gary Inman, and Denise McGaha. To discover more about Style Spotters, go to www.highpointmarket.org/featured-events/style-spotters  

    Sponsored by International Market Centers (IMC) and High Point Market Authority. Breakfast and seminar are free of charge. Reservations are required by emailing phairr@imcenters.com or call 336.888.3770

    Lloyd Princeton - “A New Conversation – Evolving your Business with the DIY Consumer”

    10:30am – 11:30am

    Market Square Seminar Room MS-300

     

    Lloyd Princeton, internationally renowned author, speaker and consultant who travels worldwide working with design professionals and their suppliers to increase sales, revenue and satisfaction, will lead an interactive program on the best ways to evolve a design practice to work with consumers flooded with the “do it yourself” messages and images. Learn how to position your brand, package your services, and optimize your pricing so you can maintain design integrity, professional (and personal!) satisfaction, and give clients what they want – more control over their projects. You will be back in the driver’s seat after participating in this timely conversation!

    Seating will be limited and advance registration is recommended; Email Phairr@imcenters.com or call 336.888.3770 Sponsored by IMC International Market Centers

    Visit www.imchighpointmarket.com for more information about this seminar series and educational programming available through the Antique & Design Center on the Ground floor of Market Square as well as other market highlights.