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Walking the Market with Rug News & Design

Walking the Market with Rug News & Design HPF20

For over 10 years, Rug News & Design has walked every market, and every floor to find and research the rugs presented by all vendors. This year, Sarah Stroh & Leslie Stroh, will virtually show and discuss new rug line introductions along with the different aspects of the rug industry, design, color and techniques used, and what was found onsite during market

In Partnership with Rug News and Design

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Working With a Coach - Part 2 Featuring Gail Doby - Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting

Working With a Coach - Part 2 Featuring Gail Doby HPF20

Have you ever wondered what the benefits of working with a design business coach might be? Join Gail Doby, ASID, Chief Vision Officer of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, and rising design leader Jodi Cook, Founder of Cook Design House, for a candid Q&A about the relationships, support and business growth insights that happen when a designer strategizes with a business coach.

In Partnership with Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and IMC-DesignOnHPMKT

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Sherwin-Williams: How Do Cultures Influence Color?

Sherwin-Williams: How Do Cultures Influence Color? HPF20

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT invites you to join Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing, for the Presentation of “How Do Cultures Influence Color?”. 

This course will begin with the exploration of diverse cultures and how color is perceived by these potential clients. We will identify the historical significance of color families and in conclusion, view and compare cultural similarities and disparities among color families. The goal is to assist designers in making better educated choices relating to color selection and taking into consideration the inhabitants of these multicultural environments. Attendees will learn how to:  Understand diverse cultures and how color can be perceived by these potential clients; Identify the historical significance of color families; Compare and contrast similarities and disparities in color families; and Apply the idea of Global Color Impact to help make better educated choices related to color selection.

In partnership with Sherwin-Williams and IMC-DesignOnHPMKT

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Working With a Coach - Part 1 Featuring Kimberley Seldon - BUSINESS OF DESIGN™

 

Working With a Coach - Part 1 Featuring Kimberley Seldon HPF20

Have you ever wondered what the benefits of working with a design business coach (might) be? Join Martha Lowry, established designer and CEO & President of Design of the Times, Inc. and interior designer and BOD™ Advocate in Chief, Kimberley Seldon, for a candid Q&A about the relationships, support and business growth insights that happen when a designer strategizes with a business coach.

In Partnership with BUSINESS OF DESIGN™ and IMC-DesignOnHPMKT

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Using Financing to Retain and Attract Customers in Uncertain Economic Times

Using Financing to Retain and Attract Customers TD Bank HPF20

Across the business world, 2020 is a time of uncertainty brought on by the global pandemic, upcoming election, tariffs and trade wars, and market volatility. When there's uncertainty, consumers may change the way they spend their money, particularly when it comes to big purchases like furniture. For furniture retailers, the one constant focus will remain attracting and retaining customers and fostering customer loyalty. Mike Rittler, General Manager of Retail Card Services, Personal Lending and Business Development for TD Bank, will outline why offering financing can be a way to achieve this, as well as discuss new and innovative financing tools, such as waterfall financing, that can help drive sales through year end and beyond in the new year. Through extensive work with many of the top furniture retailers in the industry, Mike has developed unique expertise in supporting them in their journey to foster customer loyalty on all sides of the market cycle. Key highlights will include: Quantitative insight from polling of furniture retailers, highlighting their views and key concerns for the year ahead; How financing can get new customers, particularly millennials, in the “door” (Or on the website, in these virtual times) by offering flexibility and the opportunity to afford a purchase where they otherwise may not; Ways financing can be used to drive repeat business by maintaining contact with the customer and offering data that can be used for targeted sales efforts; and new financing options beneficial to furniture retailers, such as waterfall financing which can provide access to financing options from multiple lenders at once.

Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and TD Bank

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How COVID-19 May Change Home-Décor Preferences

How Might COVID-19 Change Home Design HPF20

The pandemic’s legacy will reach well beyond the immediate socioeconomic concerns. It is poised to change consumers’ perspectives and purchasing behaviors around home furnishings and décor for years to come. Color/design trend forecaster Michelle Lamb, marketing/licensing expert Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf team up to explore how topics from pricing, quality and functionality to color, comfort and style are being reinterpreted through a COVID-19 lens.

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Our New Customer: Understanding the Millennial Designer and Their Digital-First Client

Our New Customer Promo HPF20

In the age of speed of information, digital readiness in business takes on a whole new meaning.  But how did we get here?  More importantly, where are we going now that the workplace and pace of work has changed? Join Erinn Valencich, founder of Erinn V Design Group, ERINN V. furniture and CEO of StyleRow, as she discusses how businesses can be more effective and profitable, especially for the millennial mindset. She will discuss some of the industry’s newest obstacles for design firms, how to overcome them, and how you can elevate your business and service for your clients.

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Re-defining Luxury

Re-defining Luxury Panel HPF20

Erinn Valencich, Courtney McLeod, Chad James, Vicky Serany, Scot Meacham Wood, Brynn Olson and Lynn Terry from Southern Home

In an ever-changing design world where trends come and go, what does it mean for something to be a luxury? Are there any specific characteristics that can truly make a design or product timelessly luxurious or can the definition of luxury be re-defined? Our curated panel will discuss different viewpoints of luxury and how it can vary based on economics, lifestyle, location, time and more. Join Lynn Terry, Editor for Southern Home, as she moderates our award winning and forward thinking panelists: Erinn Valencich, Founder of Erinn V Design Group, based in Beverly Hills, CA; Courtney McLeod, Founder and Principal of Right Meets Left Interior Design in New York, NY; Chad James, Founder of the Chad James Group in Nashville, TN; Vicky Serany, Founder & Principal at Southern Studio Interior Design in Cary, NC; and Scot Meacham Wood, Owner of Scot Meacham Wood Home + Design now in New York City; and Brynn Olson, Founder of Brynn Olson Design Group in Chicago, Il. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT in partnership with Southern Home Magazine.

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The House that Diversity Built

The House That Diversity Built HPF20

Albie Buabeng, Don Ricardo Massenburg, Breegan Jane, Byron Risdon, David Santiago, Erika Taylor and Nile Johnson

with Monique Valeris, Senior Home Editor for Good Housekeeping as moderator.

Join our all-star panel of designers as they create the Fall High Point Market Virtual Showhouse! This exclusive line-up will bring diverse backgrounds, design experiences and global perspectives to their individual design plans, having created a one-of-a-kind, dream home residence with an exclusive mix of cultural influences and product perspectives. Designers include Nile Johnson, House Beautiful Advisory Board Member & African-American top 20 Interior Designer, multi-award-winning Interior Design Principal of Nile Johnson Interior Design based in Kennett Square, PA, & member of the Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG); Breegan Jane, a designer, entrepreneur, lifestyle expert and philanthropist in Los Angeles and founder of Breegan Jane Interior Design; Don Ricardo Massenburg, residential & commercial designer and Founder of DESiGN iNKREDiBLE LLC based in Lane Durham, NC; Erika Taylor, Owner & Principal of Taylored Interior Solutions LLC, a full-service interior design company-based in Philadelphia, PA and member of the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN); Alberthe Buabeng, e-Designer, author, owner of Albie Knows, founder of The Design Influence Podcast and member of BIDN and House Beautiful Advisory Board Member; David Santiago, set design, hospitality, commercial & residential designer, Founder of Strictly Santi brand, Owner of Casa Santi Interior Design and Co-President, International Furniture & Design Association, NY Chapter (IFDA); and Byron Risdon, ASID, owner of Byron Risdon LLC, based in Washington D.C. and member of BADG.

Also joining as moderator will be Monique Valeris, Senior Home Editor for Good Housekeeping.

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TrendWatch Fall 2020 Part 3: PROLOGUE

 Trendwatch Part 3 PROLOGUE

IMC's highly-anticipated TrendWatch program continues for High Point Market this Fall offerning, an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. These trends will be brought to you through a 3 part webinar series, in partnership with home furnishings trend forecaster, editor 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.  These Trendwatch webinars will give designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come.

PROLOGUE: Millennials span a wide swath that covers early 20s to late 30s. In PROLOGUE, TrendWatch examines the life stages, decision-making, and preferences of the demographic’s older subset. Examine this influential group’s spin of past, present, and future-focused design to tell the story of modernity circa 2021. Here, classic elements and meaningful functionality exist hand in hand.

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2020 Fall Trendwatch Part 3: PROLOGUE Booklet!

Expand Your Network: The Benefits of Building Relationships In and Outside of the Design Industry - Showhouse in a Showroom Panel Discussion

Expand Your Network HPF20

As an interior designer, how important should networking be to you? Join the ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ designers (Nicole Culler, Phyllis Martin, Luke Mack & Kurt Jacob Miller) as they discuss why designers should be making connections within the design industry. Some of the panelists attended and met each other at the Designer Experience Conference and created relationships that lead them to great opportunities to grow their businesses. Thinking about attending industry events or community events, learn firsthand the benefits of putting yourself out there. You never know what opportunities will come from networking! Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes

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Your Brand: Promoting, Licensing and Protecting It!

Your Brand: Promoting, Licensing and Protecting It!

Join industry leaders Evette Rios, interior designer, lifestyle expert and television host; Greg Wyman, VP Retail Business Development with Jewel Branding & Licensing with 30+ years of experience; and Stephen Davies, an attorney that has been involved in the design industry for over 20 years, as they discuss how to grow your design business through media opportunities, licensing and design collaborations, all while not signing your rights away. Ellen Gefen, Host of TheHome.com, will moderate this discussion where you will learn how to take advantage of every opportunity that can help your business grow. They will give pointers to help you navigate television and other media, while protecting your name and brand.  A question and answer segment will follow. In partnership with Alden Parkes

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TrendWatch Fall 2020 Part 2: 

HPF20 Trendwatch Part 2 POD

IMC's highly-anticipated TrendWatch program continues for High Point Market this Fall offerning, an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. These trends will be brought to you through a 3 part webinar series, in partnership with home furnishings trend forecaster, editor 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.  These Trendwatch webinars will give designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come.

POD: Personal space takes on new meaning in current times, as families pivot to home environments for education, earning, and entertainment. Are we working from home, or living at work? POD, a family-focused sanctuary where career and family converge, offers answers. Emphasis is on universality, spacious comfort, and an effortless flow of information. POD presents upholstery, home entertainment, office, bedroom (adult, teen, kids), lighting, and more, with emphasis on curves, comfort-enhancing mechanisms, streamlined surfaces, energetic colors, and mobility.

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2020 Fall Trendwatch Part 2: POD Booklet!

Insider Tips for the Best Photography for Your Marketing & Money

Insider Tips for the Best Photography for Your Marketing and Money HPF20

Good photography is more important than ever! Every retailer & designer wants the best pictures of their products & work. Join photographer Stephen Karlisch and interiors & hospitality designer Chad Dorsey  as they discuss how to craft a great photoshoot, pre-planning and styling tips, lighting, money-saving ideas, and how to style for a shoot… the camera sees things differently. It’s not just about the shoot, learn what to know for after the shoot, usage rights, social media etiquette and why great photography is so important for your marketing and social media! Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and Alden Parkes

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How to Shop for Eco, No Matter What You're Shopping For

How to Shop for Eco

Do you wonder what makes a product sustainable anyway?  Join us for a vibrant discussion with SFC Ambassadors and find out what questions they ask and what answers they look for.  Learn which High Point Market companies these ambassadors award a Green Ribbon and why.  Listening to their process will empower you to have more useful conversations with all your vendors. Panlists include John Douglas Eason, Founder & Principal of John Douglas Eason Interior Design; Jennifer Jones, Principal Designer & Owner of Niche Interiors; Anelle Gandelman, Founder of A-List Interiors and moderated by Breegan Jane, a designer, entrepreneur, lifestyle expert and philanthropist in Los Angeles and founder of Breegan Jane Interior Design.

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Vision Talk: Bottom Line Basics with Gail Doby

Design Vision Talk 6 Gail Doby

Gail Doby, of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, discusses how to bring a fresh perspective to your business, and ensure a successful 2021. Assess where you are in your business now: Figure out where you are financially - how many months of reserves do you have? Analyze the types of clients you’ve been working with - are they ideal? Identify what you like and don’t like about your business. Determine if it is time for some team members to leave permanently. Decide if you want to scale back and rebuild differently. Now is the time to make the decisions that will protect the future of your business!Gail Doby is the Co-Founder and Chief Vision Officer of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and Design Success University. She drives the strategic vision for the company. Before starting this business, Gail had her own successful design firm. She knows firsthand the challenges and roadblocks faced by designers. And she loves helping designers master their business with stunning results.

In Partnership with Design Visions 2020

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TrendWatch Fall 2020 Part 1: TOUCH POINTS

HPF20 Trendwatch Part 1 TouchPoints

IMC's highly-anticipated TrendWatch program continues for High Point Market this Fall offerning, an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. These trends will be brought to you through a 3 part webinar series, in partnership with home furnishings trend forecaster, editor 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.  These Trendwatch webinars will give designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come.

TOUCH POINTS: Uncertainty creates longing … longing for familiarity, exploration, momentum, and progress. In TrendWatch’s TOUCH POINTS, tactility satisfies the senses, evokes positive memories, and awakens imagination. Vivid, earthy, and savory hues such as stone, clay, and sand; lush, ripen landscapes; tempting waters; exotic cuisine; patterned tiles and architectural details; cherished artifacts; unique accents; soothing and natural finishes; lustrous effects … these elements come together to define TOUCH POINTS, where experience and (at times) wistful nostalgia are shaping the next chapter in personal expression.

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2020 Fall Trendwatch Part 1: TOUCH POINTS Booklet!

 

Together Safely | Learn How IMC is Preparing Markets for Reopening

IMC's commitment to delivering an exceptional market experience in Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas remains paramount in the time of COVID-19. We have reviewed the key players in the office, retail, hospitality, and gaming sectors for best practices, consulted with suppliers and service contractors, and have tracked mandates and recommendations of federal, state, and local governments for the jurisdictions in which IMC operates. In addition, IMC has engaged an Emory University-based epidemiologist, Dr. Carlos Del Rio, to consult in the preparation and implementation of this reopening program. Additionally, IMC has tapped a cross-functional team on its own staff to produce a set of protocols to guide the process of reopening our facilities.

Join this webinar to review highlights from our health & safety master plan and what to expect at upcoming summer markets. Dr. del Rio will join the IMC leadership team to discuss the reopening plan and answer questions related to COVID-19's impact on our Market procedures - including use of PPE, social distancing protocols, logistical changes and more.

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Together Safely

Where Will 2021 Take Interior Design?

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Where Will 2021 Take Interior Design

 

Where Will 2021 Take Interior Design Panelists

 


Virtual Showhouse- Build The Room Designer Discussion

IMC Virtual ShowHouse designers Libby Langdon, television host and founder of Libby Langdon Interiors, Corey Damen Jenkins, owner and designer of Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, and Jason Oliver Nixon, co-founder of Madcap Cottage, will discuss their inspirations and creative process around their virtual rooms. Cindy Hodnett, IMC Director of Content & Communications, will lead this lively & fun overview of the IMC-HP Virtual Showhouse. A question and answer segment will follow.

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Virtual Showhouse Webinar

 

Floor Fashion by Kashanian

Join Jonathan Kashanian, Vice President of FJ KASHANIAN, for an in-depth discussion about RUGS and the differences in quality, care, price, origin and more.

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Floor Fashion by Kashanian

 

TrendWatch - Spring 2020 Webinar Part 3: PENTHOUSE

IMC's highly-anticipated TrendWatch program continues for High Point Market this Spring offerning, an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. While our industry is social distancing, these trends will be brought to you through a 3 part webinar series, in partnership with home furnishings trend forecaster, editor 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.  These Trendwatch webinars will give designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come.

PENTHOUSE Flipbook Guide Here

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 The decade opens with renewed interest in neutrals, especially luxurious interpretations that emphasize finishing and form. Sparkle and shine meet sophisticated curation … enter TrendWatch’s PENTHOUSE, and enjoy the breathtaking city views during the day and well into the night.

TrendWatch S20 PENTHOUSE

Trendwatch - Penthouse 400x

 

Shopping with Sarah: RUGS

All rugs start with fiber, and fiber matters when you use a rug in your room. Join Sarah Stroh, Design Editor for Rug News and Design, and Leslie Stroh, Sr. Editor, Rug News and Design, for a discussion of fibers used in rugs. Attendees will learn:  what are the main types of fibers used to create rugs; which fibers are best and how they differ from each other; expected price points of rugs and more.

In Partnership with Rug News and Design

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Rug News and Design

 

Bottom Line Basics – Financial Preparations for Future Success with Gail Doby

Join us for this informative look at the design business of today and how it has already changed. Learn what you need to know and how to prepare yourself for what may be coming. Gail will review the basics of business and discuss how to change little things so you can maintain and grow your interior design business and put it on the fast track to higher profits, sustainable growth, and business mastery. Leading interior design business coach, Gail Doby, ASID, Chief Vision Officer of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, will show you the steps to take to work smarter, not harder, and to love your business and your life.

In partnership with Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting

(1 CEU)

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Bottom Line Basics - Gail Doby

 

Communicating with Clients: Part 2 Panel Discussion

Often, your passion for what you do is conveyed in expression, vocal and facial. In today’s environment, where in-person connection is limited, how are you continuing to connect with your clients/customers to stay connected, and share that you are there for them?  In this week’s seminars, learn the best way to use various communication methods to connect with your clients and potential clients and how your brand message needs to be adjusted for each. 

Interior designers share their communication experiences, detailing the strategies they’ve used to stay connected, and tips that can be incorporated in your business now and in the future. Panelists include: Goff Christian, Goff Designs; Kimberly Coffman, Fine Art Interiors; and Jenna Wedemeyer, Jenna Wedemeyer Design and moderated by Diane Falvey.

 In Partnership with Furniture, Lighting & Decor

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Communicating with Clients Part 2

 

Coaches in Your Corner: Learn How Media Can Help Expand Your Design Business

How to’s from Evette Rios, interior designer, lifestyle expert and television host, and Stephen Davies, an attorney with 20 years of design industry experience, on getting the best advice to grow your design business through media opportunities, licensing and design collaborations all while not signing your rights away. Ellen Gefen, Host of TheHome.com, will moderate this discussion where you will learn how to take advantage of every opportunity that can help your business grow. They will give pointers to help you navigate television and other media. A question and answer segment will follow.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In Partnership with Alden Parkes

(1 CEU)

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Coaches in Your Corner

 

Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast 2020 - Webinar

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT invites you to join Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing, for the Presentation of Colormix® Forecast 2020.

This course will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research that supports the 2020 forecast for color and design trends. We will explore the drivers influencing future color and design trends that include global, technological, historic, psychological and economic factors that shaped our forecast.

This year’s 45-color palette, is titled, Color in Balance. Color in Balance will feature five theme palettes: ALIVE, MANTRA, PLAY, HAVEN & HEART. These intuitive palettes will bring joy, serenity and focus to mind, body and spirit.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In partnership with Sherwin-Williams

(1 CEU)

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Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2020

 

Communicating with Clients: Part 1 with Melissa Galt

Often, your passion for what you do is conveyed in expression, vocal and facial. In today’s environment, where in-person connection is limited, how are you continuing to connect with your clients/customers to stay connected, and share that you are there for them?  In this week’s seminars, learn the best way to use various communication methods to connect with your clients and potential clients and how your brand message needs to be adjusted for each.

Interior Designer, Business Coach and Author Melissa Galt shares her expertise on communicating and connecting with your clients in a one-on-one conversation designed to offer insights and strategies for creating the most effective connections. Worksheet for evaluating, honing and scheduling your customer/client communications.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In Partnership with Furniture, Lighting & Decor
 

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Communicating with Clients Part 1

 

Home Decor Trends in Today's Market

Join Thomas Lester, Digital/Managing Editor for Home Accents Today, and a veteran panel of industry trend and thought leaders for an in-depth look at current and emerging home decor trends. Find out how brick-and-mortar retailers and design businesses are navigating today’s troubled business water. Learn how companies are finding new and innovative ways to stand out in a crowded and disrupted marketplace. You will come away better prepared to adapt and guide your business going forward.Panelists include Satya Tiwari, Cecil Adams and Jaye Anna Mize.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In Partnership with Home Accents Today

(1 CEU)

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Home Decor Trends Today

Panelists: Satya Tiwari, Cecil Adams and Jaye Anna Mize 

HAT Home Trends Panel

 

Retail Insights & Innovations

Furniture Today’s Editor-in-Chief Bill McLoughlin hosts a panel of retail thought leaders for an inspiring conversation about post-pandemic business. Find out how these industry innovators are planning for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In Partnership with Furniture Today 

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Retail Insights

 

Doing Business in the New Normal

The International Textile Alliance (ITA) will lead a virtual roundtable discussion on the effects of COVID-19 on the home furnishings industry, and how doing business will change as the industry begins to reopen. The effects of COVID-19 on the home furnishings business have been far and wide – closing of retail stores, manufacturing plant closures, cancelation of industry shows - to name a few. Even as we see signs of the industry reopening, we will not be going back to business as usual anytime soon. Join ITA for an interactive discussion on what we can expect in “the new normal” from the perspectives of a furniture retailer, upholstery manufacturer, textile manufacturer and a textile converter. The discussion will be moderated by textile industry veteran Jack Eger, Senior Vice President of Crypton Home Fabrics. Panelists will include Jeff Harris of Furnitureland South, George Jordan of The MT Company, Kathryn Richardson of Libeco, Patrick Shelton of Valdese Weavers, and Greg Thomases of Swavelle Mill Creek.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In partnership with International Textile Alliance

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ITA Virtual Roundtable

 

Live Recorded Concert with RSMB - Benefitting City of Hope

To Make a Donation to City of Hope, Text FurnitureCares to the number 41444

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 Cancer does not stop because of COVID-19. Now, more than ever, patients are turning to City of Hope for safe and immediate cancer care. We’re working hard to continue providing the time-sensitive surgeries, treatments and clinical trials our patients need. By making a gift to the City of Hope COVID-19 Research Fund, you can help ensure we deliver on our mission today - and every day.

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City of Hope

Designer Tips and Tricks for the Outdoor Room

The outdoor room has become the hottest space in the home and presents a wealth of opportunity for designers. Join interior/lifestyle designer & retailer Barclay Butera, West-Coast sophisticate Kristine Paige, owner of Jackson Paige Interiors and moderator Christine Phillips, owner of Viola!~ PR & Design, as they discuss strategies for creating stylish, functional outdoor spaces that add to your bottom line. You’ll learn about new trends in casual furniture, innovative new products and how to incorporate the outdoor room into design and retail business. A question and answer segment will follow.

(1 CEU)

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Designer Tips and Tricks for the Outdoor Room

 

Crafting Your Brand Message: Part 2 Panel Discussion

As independent home furnishings retailers and interior designers, you have a niche, an aesthetic, a passion… something unique that sets you apart and resonates with those who do business with you. What’s the message you need to share now to connect with your customers? What do you need to understand about them so you can create that targeted connection? Interior designers and home furnishings retailers share their experiences with brand messaging and how they’ve evolved over the years.

Panelists include Lauren Wylonis, Jamie Merida, Jeffrey Fisher, Nicole Cole and Diane Falvey as moderator.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In Partnership with Furniture, Lighting & Decor

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Crafting Your Brand Message Part 2

 

Must Know Tips on How to Take Your Interior Photography Shoots to the Next Level

Every designer wants the best pictures of their work. Stephen Karlisch and interior designer Traci Zeller as they discuss how to craft a great photoshoot with your photographer, from finding the right one to pre-planning and styling tips, and what all goes into the shoot that makes it a success. It’s not just about the shoot, learn what to know for after the shoot, usage rights, social media etiquette, etc. A question and answer segment will follow.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In partnership with Alden Parkes

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Photography Shoots to the Next Level

  

TrendWatch - Spring 2020 Webinar Part 2: AVIARY

TrendWatch’s color and pattern presentation for Spring 2020 celebrates avian motifs and patterns inspired by nature’s most colorful creatures. In this open, airy space, artful abstracts that recall the works of modern masters nestle with feathery motifs and patterns. Greens, blues and incoming reds are hue headliners.

AVIARY Flipbook Guide Here

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TrendWatch S20 AVIARY

 

Trendwatch - Aviary 400x

 

 Crafting Your Brand Message: Part 1 with Nancy Ganzekaufer

As independent home furnishings retailers and interior designers, you have a niche, an aesthetic, a passion… something unique that sets you apart and resonates with those who do business with you. What’s the message you need to share now to connect with your customers? What do you need to understand about them so you can create that targeted connection? We talk with Business Coach Nancy Ganzekaufer about identifying your core customer, crafting that authentic message and how to convey it. Worksheet for evaluating your brand messaging included.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In partnership with Furniture, Lighting & Decor

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Crafting Your Brand Message Part 1

 

How Might COVID-19 Change Home Design? 

As we humans have spent significantly more time at home in recent months, could there be a change in top design priorities? What impact will health and wellness, outdoor living, or a practical and private home office space have on the future of interiors/exteriors? Will home furnishings and decor trend toward sleek (easy to clean) or cozy (Netflix nights with the family)? Join Furniture, Lighting & Decor’s Editor-in-Chief, Diane Falvey, as she explores what could be coming next in home design with a panel privy to the potential for shifting floor plans, use of space and home furnishings where it starts — the consumer level. Panelists include John Dorlini & Theresa Dorlini, Circle Design Studio; Laurence Carr, Laurence Carr Design; and Jamie Merida, Bountiful Home.

IMC-DesignOnHPMKT In partnership with Furniture, Lighting & Decor

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 How Might COVID-19 Change Home Design

Keynote Event: What's Next?

Furniture Today interview with Bob Maricich, Chairman and CEO of International Market Centers

Join Bill McLoughlin, Editor-in-Chief for Furniture Today, for a frank discussion with IMC CEO Bob Maricich about what markets look like for summer, how physical and digital markets can coexist, and why the industry is certain to rebound after a business disruption of generational proportions.

 Watch the interview, here at Furniture Today's Keynote Event!

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TrendWatch - Spring 2020 Webinar Part 1: MEADOW

IMC's highly-anticipated TrendWatch program continues for High Point Market this Spring offerning, an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. While our industry is social distancing, these trends will be brought to you through a 3 part webinar series, in partnership with home furnishings trend forecaster, editor 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.  These Trendwatch webinars will give designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the years to come.

 Trendwatch Part 1: MEADOW

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 Small-scale florals, warm neutrals, and hand-crafted embellishments thrive in MEADOW, a serene space that evokes prairieland dotted with wildflowers. The mood is quaint and romantic, yet travels effortlessly to a metropolitan landscape. In MEADOW, we connect with nature — and the picturesque posts we upload seem to validate our effort. Colors evoke a breathtaking sunset, while finishing treatments are natural and refined, rather than rugged and well-worn.

Watch the Presentation Here

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Comradery Not Competition: Roundtable Discussion with Global Tradeshow Leaders

Trend forecasting agency, Fashion Snoops, is bringing together global trade show leaders for a conversation on how the current situation is impacting our industry. Join Dorothy Belshaw, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, International Market Centers, for this virtual roundtable discussion and Q+A session. Part of the Fashion Snoops Fear Into Fuel daily webinar series.

View Presentation Here!

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Virtual Showhouse- Build The Room Designer Discussion

IMC Virtual ShowHouse designers Libby Langdon, television host and founder of Libby Langdon Interiors, Corey Damen Jenkins, owner and designer of Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, and Jason Oliver Nixon, co-founder of Madcap Cottage, will discuss their inspirations and creative process around their virtual rooms. Cindy Hodnett, IMC Director of Content & Communications, will lead this lively & fun overview of the IMC-HP Virtual Showhouse. A question and answer segment will follow.

Register and Watch Presentation Here! - Password: 8v.?Qh*f