Seminars & Events


  • Market Kickoff Party 10/13/2017

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Center Stage between Showplace and Transportation Terminal


    Event Type: Social, Hospitality

    Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of High Point Market Fall 2017.

    Sponsored By:

  • Complimentary Gourmet Coffee 10/14/2017

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm | 200 N. Hamilton: 3rd Floor Café


    Event Type: Hospitality

    Start your day off at 200 N. Hamilton with a complimentary coffee. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

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  • Showplace Complimentary Buyers Breakfast 10/14/2017

    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Showplace: Atrium


    Event Type: Hospitality

    Start your day at Showplace with a complimentary muffins and coffee.

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  • Brunch & Learn: “How to Manage Your Clients’ Expectations” 10/14/2017

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Leathercraft Showroom, 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 205

    Speakers: Corey Damen Jenkins - Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates

    Event Type: Showroom Event, Educational

    Corey Damen Jenkins

    Do you have demanding clients? Have you been struggling with setting fair expectations for them? How can you maintain good client relationships during the inevitable bumps and stalls along the way? Join nationally acclaimed design star Corey Damen Jenkins in the Leathercraft Showroom for some brunch banter on “How to Manage Your Clients’ Expectations”. This light-hearted interactive discussion will explore several strategies to successfully navigate the facets of the Designer/Client Relationship.  Corey will also outline key techniques on how to stay cool under pressure and maintaining your joy as an entrepreneur.

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  • Art Styling 101: Working with Collections and Focal Pieces 10/14/2017

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

    Speakers: Sarah Greenwood - Minted Art

    Event Type: Educational

    Sarah Greenwood

    Art is an expression of individuality. Each piece selected should be a reflection of your client within easily enhance your design. Learn how to curate and create a collaborative union of design and art. Learn how artwork collections, focal pieces and wall styling can enhance a room for inspiration. Designer tips and art selection steps will be given.  A question and answer segment with follow. 

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    Minted Art

  • Meet & Greet with Badgley Mischka 10/14/2017

    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Badgley Mischka Home, IHFC, IH203

    Speakers: Mark Badgley & James Mischka - Badgley Mischka Home

    Event Type: Social

    Mark Badgley & James Mischka

    Join us in Badgley Mischka Home for a meet & greet reception with designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka.

    Sponsored By:

    Badgley Mischka Home

  • The Best Decorating Trend Is Profitability 10/14/2017

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

    Speakers: Billy Ceglia - Billy Ceglia Designs

    Event Type: Educational

    Billy Ceglia

    Interior design is a fun business, full of color, pattern, and beauty. Okay, that's part of it, but it's really a business and too many designers aren't paying attention to the most important part - profitability. In this information-packed and lively talk, designer Billy Ceglia talks about how he turned things around by focusing on ROI and profit margins as much as fabrics and furnishings, and he provides easy-to-follow tips for how designers can refocus their businesses for success. A question and answer segment will follow.

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • Creating a Livable Home 10/14/2017

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

    Speakers: Erin Gates - Elements of Style

    Event Type: Educational

    Erin Gates

    Join Erin Gates as she discusses what it takes to create a livable home, her design style, product design and the trendsetting blog, Elements of Style. A question and answer segment with follow.

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:


  • Afternoon Social 10/14/2017

    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM | C&D (Floors 1-8; Alternating Days); IHFC (Accessory Floors, 2, 3,4; 4th Floor Main, 7, 10 &11); SAMS (Suites & SALON)


    Event Type: Social, Hospitality

    Join us for complimentary beer and wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

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  • Suite Spot Tour with Lori Paranjape (RSVP) 10/14/2017

    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Tours will depart from the Top floor of the Suites at Market Square

    Speakers: Lori Paranjape - mrs.paranjape

    Event Type: Tour

    Lori Paranjape

    Designers, bloggers and social media maestros not only have their finger on the pulse of what is hot today, they influence consumer demand tomorrow.  To get a first-hand look at what designer Lori Paranjape, of mrs.paranjape, thinks is hot at High Point Market this spring, by spending an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Lori will show you her favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square!

     RSVP Here!


    Lori Paranjape – mrs.paranjape


    One of the brightest stars in the creative constellation of Nashville, Lori Paranjape finds design as her way to connect. Her eponymous interior design firm specializes in luxury residential and new construction—bringing her fresh twist on traditional design to projects from Nashville to Chicago, from Colorado to California. Lori’s clients are drawn to her signature clean design aesthetic and her commitment to delivering a cohesive build with careful attention to details.  A design lover and inspiration junkie, Lori is fueled by an impassioned design community which she nurtures daily with a mouth-watering Instagram feed. Her work is published on a regular basis in major shelter magazines, blogs and across social media, such as Domino, HGTV Magazine, People, and Style Me Pretty Living.


    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

International Market Centers and DesignOnHPMKT bring a strong series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers this fall – offering attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends, earn CEU credits and get insights on important issues impacting the future.