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    02/23/2023

    IMC Offers Top Destinations for Exploration and Education at Spring 2023 High Point Market

    IMC Offers Top Destinations for Exploration and Education at Spring 2023 High Point Market

    HIGH POINT, NC – February 22, 2023 – Dynamic resource updates and compelling programming make International Market Centers (IMC) 17 Downtown properties can’t miss destinations at the Spring 2023 High Point Market (April 22-26, 2023) as they present 1,000+ permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits showing new furniture, décor, lighting, rugs and more. 

    “Continued investment in the optimization of the Market experience has created unmatched exploration opportunities for High Point Market attendees in IMC’s properties this Spring,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “Not only do we present the most critical mass of brands, the shoppability of our buildings combined with proprietary tools to identify what’s new and next connect retailers and designers with the trendsetting product they need now.”

     

    Major Moves in Top Sourcing Destinations 

    Some 100+ Spring 2023 updates refresh IMC’s 700+ permanent showrooms and 300+ temporary exhibits offered across 17 showroom buildings and three temporary exhibit destinations: InterHall, The Suites at Market Square (SAMS) and Plaza Suites. 

    IMC continues strategic resource realignment with the next phase of updates in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) and the launch of reorganization in Showplace, two of the most prominent buildings in High Point. Some 20 new, expanded and relocated showrooms in IHFC continue IMC’s plan to create a new, contiguous five-floor collection of accessories, lighting, rug and textiles and a complementary contiguous seven-floor offering of some of the most influential furniture brands in the industry. Showplace updates driven by a new 100,000+ square foot showroom for Hooker Furnishings bring more design-driven product to the building. Additional showroom updates in 200 North Hamilton, Historic Market Square, Market Square Tower and Plaza Suites also bring new product to the semi-annual Market. 

    IMC’s temporary exhibits – the only such presentation at High Point Market – are full in Spring 2023 with fresh product offered in InterHall at IHFC, The Suites at Market Square (SAMS) and Plaza Suites. InterHall presents some 70+ high-end, design-driven furniture and décor exhibitors. SAMS features 200+ decor exhibitors on three floors including the Salon juried collection. Plaza Suites has 15+ furniture exhibitors in on the ground floor of Furniture Plaza. A full list of showroom and temporary exhibit updates will be announced soon. 

    IMC’s High Point properties include: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC); Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; The Suites at Market Square (SAMS); and five on Hamilton Street – 121, 200, 320 and 330 N. Hamilton St., and 129 S. Hamilton St.

    Engaging Content Enhances the Market Experience

    DesignOnHPMKT by IMC – the voice of IMC’s High Point Market – presents nearly 30 webinars, seminars and networking opportunities for retailers and designers this Spring plus a suite of print and digital planning tools. 

    Engaging programming covers a range of relevant topics including marketing, business operations, color trends, design theory and more including 10 CEU-eligible sessions. Leading the trend programming is IMC’s proprietaryTrendWatch which explores three new trends – Confections, Immersion and Studio – through a pre-market webinar and at-market presentation, tour, vignettes and guide. More programming includes tours focused on American-made product, lighting and the Suite Spot Tours of temporary exhibits in the Suites at Market Square. Buyers also are treated to amenities including free pop-up bars, breakfasts and snacks. Full DesignOnHPMKT by IMC details will be announced soon. 

    DesignOnHPMKT by IMC content includes tools for Market planning and identify top product. The High Point Preview and Designer Preview are IMC’s official publications with information about where to find product and brand updates plus business education editorials. IMCHighPointMarket.com features information about IMC’s 17 properties, a robust product search tool, virtual showroom tours, and interactive editions of official guides. Market Snapshot is showcasing the best new products from IMC’s exhibitors in the eight weeks leading up to market on social media and the website. At-Market Market Pros industry tastemakers will take over IMC’s official social media channels to share their experiences.   

    Registration for the Spring 2023 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org.

    High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showroom buildings, which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market programming and at-market activities representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Spring 2023 Market is scheduled for April 22-26 2023. For more information about events and exhibits presented by IMC, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com.

    About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. Our premium showroom spaces spanning more than 20 million square feet in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, paired with our digital tools connect the wholesale industries we serve. IMCenters.com.

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    Media Contacts

    Chelsea Peabody Bohannon, 404.220.2141 or cbohannon@imcenters.com

    Cathy Steel, 203.340.9251 or cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com