Stop by the Top Floor of Suites at Market Square for complimentary coffee and mini donuts & cupcakes.Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.
And then check out the Top Floor’s Designer Lounge, sponsored by Momeni and Common Grounds Distributors, a new centralized food court featuring PF Chang’s, Ghassan’s and The Grinder Cafe. And don’t forget the SAMS Seminar room with daily CEU and programming offerings.
Join interior design and business expert Gail Doby, ASID, CVO & Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, as she provides research from a host of sources illustrating and explaining the current state of the design industry; beyond where we have been and where we are, what are the markers pointing to the future; ways design firms can advantage themselves by adjusting their vision forward with smart forecasting; a futurist’s look with the reality check of pragmatic business planning and much more.
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)
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.
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.
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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