Insider Insights: Education

A little planning can pack a lot of learning into your Market visit

High Point Market is known for great furnishings, but did you know it’s a leader in trend and business education, too? Twice a year, designers and retailers flock to the center of North Carolina not just to experience an unrivaled display of craftsmanship and creativity, but also to enjoy the most comprehensive offering of educational programs at any market. Topics range from trends to business intelligence to sales, technology, and retail management. But how do you balance the need to see new products with a desire for educational enrichment? It’s all in the planning. A few long-time Market goers share their insights with us.

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Fall 2014 Preview Guides

Lisa Mende’s Top 10 Tips for Finding Those Just-right Accessories at the High Point Market

If your first trip to the High Point Market is anything like mine, you’ll be amazed by the incredible number of showrooms, the vast expanse of exhibit space, and the dazzling displays – not to mention the breadth and depth of products on offer. My first impression left me feeling as though I would never find what I needed. However, after attending a few Markets, I discovered that finding the perfect accessories – and even some great gift items – is easier than it seems. The keys to uncovering those just-right pieces for your store, studio, or projects are to start with a little research and arrive with a well-planned itinerary.

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