Seminars & Events


  • How to Profit Selling Wellness in the Furniture & Accessory Market 04/07/2019

    10:00 am - 11:00 am | Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

    Speakers: Mitzi Beach - Wellness by Design in Home + Life

    Event Type: Educational

    Mitzi Beach

    Today’s savvy consumers are choosing to buy what goes beyond their basic needs to what also enriches their lives. This is a huge paradigm shift in consumer spending for all age demographics and at the very top of most sought-after products and ideas is anything to do with wellness. In every and all markets today, this is the buzzword trending. So why not incorporate and market wellness in our furniture industry for greater sales and profit? (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • C&D Highlights Tour with Chad James (RSVP) 04/07/2019

    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Tours will depart from the Ground Floor of C&D, in front of escalators

    Speakers: Chad James - Chad James Group

    Event Type: Tour

    Chad James

    Searching for those market highlights, join us for a first-hand look at what acclaimed interior designer and trailblazer Chad James, Founder of Chad James Group in Nashville, TN, thinks is trending at High Point Market this spring and spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with him. Join Chad as he introduces you to his favorite finds in the Commerce & Design (C&D) Building - a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative.

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    Chad James – Chad James Group

    After years working with design luminaries, Chad James carved his own path establishing an architectural consulting and design firm in Nashville, Tennessee. Since Chad was young, he has lived by the motto "If it's not fun, I'm not doing it." This principle influences his work and ensures that his design projects are enjoyable for all involved. As the founder and principal of Chad James Group, Chad is a purveyor of meticulous detail and leads his talented team in articulating the architecture and interiors to live their best moment. With a rich portfolio, Chad James Group works to create custom residential and commercial construction including bespoke boutique hotels, refined restaurants, and perfectly appointed homes. The internationally recognized firm has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Traditional Home and Billboard Magazine to name a few. Award-winning designer Chad James was honored as a 2017 Rising Star of Design by Traditional Home.

    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

  • Made in America Tour - with Christi Barbour (RSVP) 04/07/2019

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Tour will depart from the Contemporary Lounge on 11th Floor of IHFC, D1121

    Speakers: Christi Barbour - Barbour Spangle Design

    Event Type: Tour

    Christi Barbour

    For those in search of American made products, look no further! Join Christi Barbour, Allied ASID & LEED AP, Founder and Partner of Barbour Spangle Design, on this premier tour, as she explores floors 11 & 12 in IHFC highlighting some of the exhibitors that manufacture in the U.S, showcasing the quality of craftsmanship, and her favorite trends being found in American made products. Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP required.

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    Christi Barbour, Barbour Spangle Design

    Christi Barbour is the founder and co-CEO of the multi-faceted, award-winning Barbour Spangle Design located in High Point.  She and her team are the visionaries behind some of the most compelling showroom designs and visual merchandising displays at the High Point Market, Las Vegas Market Center, BDNY, AmericasMart Atlanta, and elsewhere.  More than two decades of work behind-the-scenes at High Point Market make them the ultimate “market insiders.” The company’s business also includes interior design for luxury residential properties, educational institutions, healthcare, commercial and hospitality projects, and meeting and collaborative spaces.  Christi is also the founder of the much-touted High Point Discovered blog highlighting the best the city of High Point has to offer.


    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

  • 3 Massive Mistakes You’re Making that Cost You Clients and Cash 04/07/2019

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

    Speakers: Melissa Galt - Prosper by Design

    Event Type: Educational

    Melissa Galt

    Upscale clients want to work with designers who are confident, take control of the project, and create a one-of-a-kind transformation. Clients want your design talent to take them places they’ve only dreamed of. It’s time to step up, stop playing small, and allowing your clients to call the shots. This training will put you squarely in the driver seat of your design practice, focused and full throttle, so you get the projects you want with clients you love, and the compensation you deserve. A question and answer segment with follow. 

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • How to Incorporate Global Culture into Modern Design 04/07/2019

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

    Speakers: Jamie Young - Jamie Young
    Thom Filicia - Thom Filicia
    Michelle Nussbaumer - Ceylon et Cie
    Ron Woodson - Woodson & Rummerfield House of Design
    Jaime Rummerfield - Woodson & Rummerfield House of Design
    Justina Blakeney - The Jungalow

    Event Type: Educational

    Jamie Young Thom Filicia Michelle Nussbaumer Ron Woodson Jaime Rummerfield Justina Blakeney

    Join Jamie Young and top designers: Thom Filicia, Michelle Nussbaumer, Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield for a lively panel on the topic of how travel informs design inspiration moderated by Justina Blakeney.

    This world-class roster of designers will discuss how international and cultural influences can impact both product and interiors, while highlighting how best to incorporate authentic global influences into modern design projects.

    The discussion will be followed by cultural cocktails and light bites in the Jamie Young Company Showroom in IHFC D223.

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Jamie Young

  • Suite Spot Tour with Molly Kay Johns (RSVP) 04/07/2019

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

    Speakers: Molly Kay Johns - MK Interiors

    Event Type: Tour

    Molly Kay Johns

    Get a first-hand look at what social media trendsetter and designer Molly Kay Johns, Owner and Founder of MK Interiors, thinks are the leading trends at High Point Market this spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join Molly as she introduces you to her favorite favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – the largest and only presentation of temporary exhibits and a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative! Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

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    Molly Kay Johns, MK Interiors

    Molly Kay, owner of MK Interiors, is an interior designer located in Northern Virginia. She is married to a talented General Contractor who builds custom homes and does remodels. While they work as a team many times, Molly Kay also has many design and decor projects on her own. With well over 100k followers on Instagram, Molly Kay enjoys sharing her deep and everlasting love affair with interior design with the world through social media. Although her personal style leans towards transitional/contemporary, there are no real concrete design rules for Molly Kay except to create a cohesive home that truly reflects her clients’ lifestyle using pieces they love. Molly has been featured by Pottery Barn, Better Homes & Gardens, and will be published in Cottages & Bungalows magazine later this year.

    Suite Spot Tours - HP-S19 Molly Kay

    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

  • Welcome Coating Solutions For The Hospitality Industry 04/07/2019

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

    Speakers: Shane Jones, Allied ASID - The Sherwin Williams Company

    Event Type: Educational

    Shane Jones, Allied ASID

    Regardless of whether it involves new construction or a major upgrade, the coming year presents an opportunity for hotel companies to capitalize on this fresh momentum in the travel industry by improving their image with customers. From the moment they walk into the lobby, guests begin to form an impression. As they check into their room, dine in the hotel restaurant, or take a dip in the pool, first impressions give way to decisions about whether to return to the same property in the future, or book a room elsewhere on their next trip.

    Join Shane Jones, Allied ASID, Designer Account Executive, Charlotte/Greensboro Districts, as she goes into the details of flooring systems of kitchens, coatings on pool decks, how using the right coating can improve health and lower energy costs and much more.

    Hospitality will be served.

    Co-Sponsored by Sherwin Williams, Interior Design Society and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Sherwin Williams Interior Design Society

  • LED Innovations in Decorative Lighting 04/07/2019

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)


    Event Type:

    In order to understand LED lighting, it is important to understand lighting metrics as a guide for the selection of LED products. As we move forward we will see more and more decorative fixtures where the LEDs are integrated into the fixture, and these fixtures will bring new and exciting shapes and forms to market. Ultimately we can create dynamic and beautiful spaces by using these fixtures as parts of a layering scheme where multiple fixtures are used to provide maximum flexibility. It’s an exciting time for lighting design as we consider the possibilities that LEDs offer for creative expressions.

    Cocktails to follow.

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Hubbardton Forge

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Editorial Photography 04/08/2019

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

    Speakers: Kathy Wall - The Media Matters Inc.

    Event Type: Educational

    Kathy Wall

    Join Kathy Wall, President and Ringleader of The Media Matters Inc., and our panel as they discuss art direction and consumer editorial photography. Learn what it takes to showcase your design projects and how to have the best photography possible chosen for trade and consumer editorial reviews. Joining the panel will be stylist Frances Bailey, photographer Lincoln Barbour and publishing veteran Lynn Terry.

    Breakfast bites will be served.

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt The Media Matters Inc.

  • American Design: Preserving Our Past, Charting the Future 04/08/2019

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Global Views, IHFC, D220

    Speakers: Marina Case - The Red Shutters
    Anthony Baratta - Anthony Baratta
    Young Huh - Young Huh Interior Design
    Ron Woodson - Woodson & Rummerfield House of Design
    Jaime Rummerfield - Woodson & Rummerfield House of Design
    Gary Inman - The Art of Fine Living & Baskervill

    Event Type: Educational, Showroom Event

    Marina Case Anthony Baratta Young Huh Ron Woodson Jaime Rummerfield Gary Inman

    Historically-inspired entertainment is at its peak: Broadway's Hamilton, Starz's Outlander, and PBS's Victoria capture our imagination with their atmospheric historical settings. Join WILLIAMSBURG and Global Views in welcoming moderator Marina Case and panelists Anthony Baratta, Young Huh, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield, and Gary Inman as they consider the relevance of historic buildings and décor to today's interiors. Gain insights from how their design visions draw inspiration from America's past.

    Sponsored By:

    Global Views


Market is all about product and trends, but our extensive list of educational seminars and signature programming offer attendees the chance to hear about color, design and consumer influences impacting purchase decisions. It’s all part of the Market experience! Check out the schedule and explore opportunities that include everything from architecture to global trends to the business of bedding. And don’t forget to take advantage of the many opportunities to network and socialize!

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. Take advantage of these great resources, register to attend Market today!

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