Seminars & Events


  • What’s the Price of Fame? Showhouse in a Showroom Panel Discussion 10/19/2019

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110


    Event Type: Educational, Showroom Event

    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, Keita Turner with Kimberley Wray, Sr. Contributing Editor of Furniture, Lighting and Décor

    As an interior designer, how do you assure you define your brand? Join ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ designers (Shannon Ggem, Philip Gulotta, Andre Hilton, Patti Johnson, Hannah Toney, and Keita Turner) on a panel moderated by Kimberley Wray, Sr. Contributing Editor of Furniture, Lighting & Décor Magazine, as they discuss their own experiences and how to keep yourself sane in this new era of self-promotion. A question and answer segment will follow.

    Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes

    (0.1 CEU)


    ShowHouse Panel HPOct19

    Philip Gulotta, Keita Turner, Patti Johnson, Andre Hilton, Hannah Toney, Shannon Ggem and Kimberley Wray, Sr.

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes Furniture, Lighting and Décor

  • Fresh to Follow Local: Furnished at Market! Meet the Artists at Market & See the Exhibit at SECCA 10/19/2019

    4:15 PM - 7:00 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-822) and then on to SECCA- 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem


    Event Type: Educational & Social

    Fresh to Follow Local:  Furnished at Market!

    Meet the Artists at Market & See the Exhibit at SECCA 

    In partnership with SECCA

    Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-822)

    4:15 – 4:45pm (SAMS Seminar Room)

    5:30 – 7:00pm (SECCA Exhibition & Reception)

    Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

    750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106

    In the first Fresh to Follow Local initiative, International Market Centers and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art ( are presenting Furnished at Market!, a 30-minute mini-presentation introducing several artisans with works currently on display at SECCA as part of the Furnished exhibition.  Described as furniture-based sculpture as well as sculptures that function as furniture, the Furnished exhibition showcases more than 50 works by 15 contemporary artists from North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. RSVP for the reception at SECCA and then continue to enjoy the local scene with dinner at a signature area restaurant. Take time to enjoy innovation, inspiration & conversation with artisans reinventing traditional ideas about furniture. RESP required to attend exhibit & reception.

    Artists being introduced include Colin Knight, JP Barreda and others TBA.

    Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt, and in partnership with SECCA

    RSVP Today

    SECCA Furnished HPOct19


    Sponsored By:

    SECCA - Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art IMC-DesignOnHPMkt International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL)

  • WithIt Fall Education Breakfast presented by Myriad Software 10/20/2019

    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM | IHFC-Green Wing-11th floor-Int'l Ballroom

    Speakers: Denise Ryan - Firestar

    Event Type: Educational

    Denise Ryan

    Join us as we bring the best of the WithIt Conference to HPMkt. Keynote speaker Denise Ryan will educate and delight you with Leadership Lessons: How to Communicate With Everyone Who is Not You. Tickets include a full breakfast, program and networking and is open to all market attendees. Tickets: $25-members (log in to receive your discount) $35-guests.

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  • Starring You: How to Expand Your Brand as a Lifestyle Expert 10/20/2019

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

    Speakers: Evette Rios - Evette Rios

    Event Type: Educational, Showroom Event

    Evette Rios

    You’ve seen her on Rachel Ray, The Today Show and The Talk, among other national television shows. Learn firsthand how Evette Rios made the transition from designer to lifestyle expert and get inside tips on how you can leverage your expertise to build your own brand. A question and answer segment will follow.

    Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes

    (0.1 CEU)


    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • Contemporary Highlights Tour with Lori Paranjape (RSVP) 10/20/2019

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Tour will meet & depart from the back escalators on 11th Floor of IHFC, in front of D1121

    Speakers: Lori Paranjape - Mrs. Paranjape Interiors + Design

    Event Type: Tour

    Lori Paranjape

    Searching for those market highlights? Join us for a first-hand look at what celebrated Nashville designer Lori Paranjape, Founder of Mrs. Paranjape Interiors + Design, thinks are the must-see items in contemporary furniture at High Point Market this fall, and spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Lori will introduce you to her favorite contemporary finds in IHFC, on floors 10 & 11 - a crowd-pleasing tour for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP required. 

    RSVP Here!

    Lori Paranjape – Mrs. Paranjape Interiors + Design

    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. And don’t miss her first collection of wallpaper, The Mrs. Paranjape Papers by Mitchell Black.

    HPF19 IHFC 10&11

    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

  • The New Elegance: Designing Stylish Comfortable Rooms for Today with Timothy Corrigan 10/20/2019

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-822)

    Speakers: Timothy Corrigan - Timothy Corrigan

    Event Type: Educational

    Timothy Corrigan

    Throughout his illustrious career, Timothy Corrigan has established a look that is layered and detailed, while being suitable for the way people live today. Corrigan will share images from his new book, “The New Elegance: Stylish Comfortable Rooms for Today” which features eleven of his projects from around the world. He will highlight the building blocks of successful decoration, including scale & proportion, symmetry, architectural details, the power of color, drama lessons, art & mirrors, layering, comfort, and details.

    Book signing to follow.

    Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

    (0.1 CEU)

     New Elegance - Timothy Corrigan

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  • Light-ography 10/20/2019

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-822)

    Speakers: Martyn Lawrence Bullard - Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design
    Charles Pavarini III - Pavarini Design
    Erinn Valencich - Erinn V.
    Young Huh - Young Huh Interior Design
    Benjamin Johnston - Benjamin Johnston Design

    Event Type: Educational

    Martyn Lawrence Bullard Charles Pavarini III Erinn Valencich Young Huh Benjamin Johnston

    A revolutionary look at how thoughtful lighting design creates structure, movement, and color in today's interior design world through technology, materials, and form. Join Martyn Lawrence Bullard (Corbett Lighting), Charles Pavarini III (Kuzco/Alora Lighting), Erinn Valencich - Erinn V (Fine Art Lamps), Young Huh (Elle Decor A-List), and Benjamin Johnston (Decorative Center Houston Design Star)along with Furniture Lighting & Decor Magazine as they discuss the latest ideas in residential lighting design.

    In partnership with Furniture Lighting & Decor

    Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

    (0.1 CEU)


     Light-ography HPOct19


    Sponsored By:

    Furniture Lighting & Decor IMC-DesignOnHPMkt

  • Out of the Box: Nonconventional Ways to Grow Your Design Business 10/20/2019

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110


    Event Type: Educational, Showroom Event

    Struggling with attracting new clients and growing your business? Join creative strategist Beth Dempsey and designers Denise McGaha, Tish Mills and Joni Vanderslice for insightful tips on how these designers successfully grow their businesses by bucking traditional thinking and venturing ”outside the box."A question and answer segment with follow.

    Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes

    (0.1 CEU)

     Denise McGaha, Tish Mills and Joni Vanderslice and moderated by Beth Dempsey

    Out of the Box Panel HPOct19


    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • Suite Spot Tour with Gary Inman - Hospitality Focus (RSVP) 10/20/2019

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Tours will depart from the Top floor of the Suites at Market Square

    Speakers: Gary Inman - Baskervill and The Art of Fine Living

    Event Type: Tour

    Gary Inman

    To get a first-hand look at what nationally recognized designer and hospitality expert Gary Inman, VP of Hospitality with Baskervill and creator of The Art of Fine Living, has found to be trending at High Point Market this fall, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with him. 

    Join Gary as he introduces you to his favorite hospitality finds, starting in the Hospitality Design Studio, and then continuing on through all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – showcasing what’s new and innovative for hospitality.

    Champagne and light hors d’oeurves will be served at the beginning of the tour.

    Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP required.

    RSVP Here!

    Gary Inman, The Art of Fine Living

    Gary Inman is an internationally recognized, award-winning interior designer, author, and public speaker. His work has been published in The Washington Post, Traditional Home, Veranda, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Hotel Design, Boutique Design and many others. He is Vice President of Hospitality with Baskervill, an International Hospitality Giant, serving four-star and five-star luxury hotels and resorts. His design métier has included handbags, women’s evening wear, textiles, lighting, rugs, and furniture including his acclaimed Home Couture collections for Moore Council. Gary is a former High Point Style Spotter and Instagram Tastemaker, editor of The Art of Fine Living, and is a popular guest on TV programs such as Design Tourist, the Design Network, Editor-at-Large, A&E’s America’s Castles, PBS’s Monument and Mansions, and on numerous podcasts. He is a board member the Bienenstock Furniture Library in High Point, NC.

     HPF19 Suite Spot Tours

    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

  • Building YOUR Brand: Private Label vs Licensing 10/20/2019

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-822)

    Speakers: Charlotte Lucas - Charlotte Lucas Interior Design
    Lynai Jones - MITCHELL BLACK
    Jennifer Mabley - Mabley Handler Interior Design
    Austin Handler - Mabley Handler Interior Design
    Ray Hallare - Dowel Furniture
    Jill Waage - Traditional Home

    Event Type: Educational

    Charlotte Lucas Lynai Jones  Jennifer Mabley Austin Handler Ray Hallare Jill Waage

    In the ever evolving marketplace of home decor partnerships and relationships reign supreme. For interior designers and artists the fine line between collaboration and brand building can be more blurred than ever. Being in-charge of the messaging that goes out to consumers can be make or break so finding the right company to work with couldn't be more important. Licensing vs White label has become a more prevalent conversation than ever. Join industry leaders as they discuss the pros and cons of taking the reins and going it on your own and finding the right partner.

    Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)

    Charlotte Lucas, Lynai Jones, Jennifer Mabley, Austin Handler, Ray Hallare and Jill Waage as moderator



    Sponsored By:

    IMc-DesignOnHPMkt Traditional Home

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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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