Events

April 2018

Fri 13
Sat 14
Sun 15
Mon 16
Tue 17
Wed 18

7:30am - 9am, Sat. Apr. 14

Live Painting Demonstration

Educational

Linda Donohue Fine Art, Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

California artist Linda Donohue will paint abstract seascapes and expressionist paintings in acrylics with a pallet knife and brushes.

9am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 14

3 Vital Strategies to Boost Your Digital Marketing

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center, Plaza Suites, First Floor, RRC Seminar Room

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Digital Marketing is a must in today’s retail environment and customer engagement becomes even more challenging. In this seminar, you’ll learn essential strategies to ensure you are digitally targeting your ideal customer and using the most effective ways to communicate your brand messaging to increase your store traffic.

9am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 14

3 Vital Strategies to Boost Your Digital Marketing

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Isaac Knorr & Kurt Strasser, Knorr Marketing Digital Marketing is a must in today’s retail environment and customer engagement becomes even more challenging. In this seminar, you’ll learn essential strategies to ensure you are digitally targeting your ideal customer and using the most effective ways to communicate your brand messaging to increase your store traffic.

10am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 14

5 Color Mistakes You’re Making RIGHT NOW With Your Clients

Educational

Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Influential color specialist Maria Killam shares her groundbreaking Understanding Undertones system, tips to avoid common color mistakes and how to guide your clients choose the right color for their home. The best way to achieve a beautiful result is by focusing on classic and timeless design. This seminar will walk you through the 5 biggest mistakes designers make when choosing colors for walls and hard finishes in the most important rooms in our homes including kitchens and bathrooms. Learn where you actually need to place each sample so that you can see you've chosen the right color.A question and answer segment with follow. (0.1 CEU) Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes.

10am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 14

5 Color Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Educational

Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Influential color specialist Maria Killam shares her groundbreaking Understanding Undertones system, tips to avoid common color mistakes and how to guide your clients choose the right color for their home. There will be a Q&A at the end with Maria. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU).

10am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 14

Editor at Large’s Guide to High Point Market

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Editor at Large’s president Julia Noran Johnston and members of her editorial team as they take a deep dive into their Designer’s Guide to High Point Market. This lively roundtable discussion will overview the events, products and people designers won’t want to miss while in High Point.

10am - 11am, Sat. Apr. 14

KEYNOTE SERIES - T’s Coffee Talk with Trisha Yearwood

Educational

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Trisha Yearwood for a special edition broadcast of her popular Facebook LIVE show, T's Coffee Talk, as she discusses her various business enterprises, shares her top business-building insights and dishes on building brand awareness. After her 20-minute chat, stick around for an interactive viewing of Trisha’s cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, complete with commentary from Trisha and a live Q&A session with her fans from around the world. Presented by the High Point Market Authority. Sponsored by Klaussner Home Furnishings.

10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 14

How Augmented Reality Increases Consumer Confidence, Engagement and Closing

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Ron Gordon, MicroD, LLC. Augmented Reality blends the real world with the virtual world to create an impressive and immersive virtual experience. 3D technology is improving rapidly and costs are dropping dramatically driven by applications in the video gaming industry and the enhanced support on mobile devices. As a result, it is no surprise that today’s shoppers expect more from their digital environment! Join MicroD as we introduce, explain, and demonstrate Augmented Reality. We’ll show how leading retailers are using these technologies to increase consumer engagement, confidence, and to close orders. Bring your questions because we have answers!

11am - 12pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Passion Sucks! It’s All About the Money with Nick May

Educational

Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Nick May of the Chaise Lounge Podcast hosts a panel discussion with designers on what makes their businesses go beyond passion. Featuring designers Robin Baron, David Charette, Jay Brito, Sita Montgomery and Angela Harris. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.

11:30am - 1:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

LUNCH WITH THE MAGICAL AVIVA STANOFF | Currey & Company

Educational

Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Meet design star, Aviva Stanoff, in the Currey showroom and see additions to The Aviva Stanoff Collection. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch, have a glass or two, and hear how Aviva incorporates into her textiles and other designs a sense of positivity and good vibes which anyone can relate--regardless of geography, language or culture.

11:30am - 12:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

ART DAY Workshop with Interior Designers and Architects at The Rug Show

Educational

The Rug Show, Suites at Market Square, T-428

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The Rug Show with Creative Matters Inc and Cover Magazine Present Art Day- A CEU Accredited Workshop. Participants are invited to engage in a one hour complimentary creative workshop, conducted by the Creative Matters team in collaboration with The Rug Show and Cover Magazine. Get away from the computer and let your creativity shine! Mediums will include oil pastel, charcoal, ink, wax resist and various papers. Open to all skill levels and expertise. (0.1 CEU) Limited places, please RSVP to info@therugshow.com and visit www.therugshow.com for more information.

12pm - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 14

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - Who Is Holding Back Your Fees – You or Your Client?

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Tobi Fairley, ASID, combines her interior design degree, an MBA, and a life coaching certification for her innovative approach to running a design business. Learn Tobi's method of blending the value of your work with your own self-worth to increase your bottom line. You will leave this presentation with the new perspective that selling clients on your ideal design fees is much more about your mindset than their willingness to invest in your services. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Experiential Marketing – How Your Business Should Be Marketing

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Maggie Ellison, Event Marketing Strategies. Experiential marketing is the now of marketing. Learn what the term means and how to market your business in the marketing clutter that currently exists. Ellison will lead you through the strategy, development and implementation of local, regional and national experiential marketing campaigns and how to reach your audiences face-to-face!

1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

What's Your Time Worth?

Educational

Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Designer Billy Ceglia shares insights and strategies for effective time management for design pros to maximize profits on every job. Learn how to charge correctly for your time and save thousands of dollars by using your time smarter. There will be a Q&A at the end with Billy. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU)

1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

What’s your Time Worth?

Educational

Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Designer Billy Ceglia shares insights and strategies for effective time management for design pros to maximize profits on every job. Learn how to charge correctly for your time and save thousands of dollars by using your time smarter. A question and answer segment will follow. (0.1 CEU) Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes.

1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Blue Crush: Coastal Q&A and Coffee with Phoebe Howard

Educational

Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Recharge after lunch with interior designer Phoebe Howard and Coastal Living homes editor Ellen McGauley at a lively discussion of the renowned decorator’s new book, Coastal Blues: Mrs. Howard’s Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky. Enjoy a breathtaking round-up of rooms from the just-released book, all featuring the beach's most beloved hue, plus a peek at some of Mrs. Howard's most vibrant blue color schemes. The 20-minute Q&A will be followed by a book signing.

2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 14

TrendWatch: Spring 2018

Educational

Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

IMC's popular TrendWatch program returns to High Point Market this spring with an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. TrendWatch, both an opening-day seminar and three on-site trend displays, is directed by home furnishings trend forecaster, editor and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. Look for the three TrendWatch displays as you shop IMC properties: Suites at Market Square Lobby, IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal. (0.1 CEU)

2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Suite Spot Tour with Robin Baron

Educational

Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Designers, bloggers and social media maestros not only have their finger on the pulse of what is hot today, they influence consumer demand tomorrow. To get a first-hand look at what celebrity interior designer and lifestyle expert Robin Baron, of Robin Baron Design Inc., thinks is hot at High Point Market this spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join Robin as she introduces you to her 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. RSVP required. To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/

2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Business of Design Roundtable with Kimberley Seldon

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Business of Design founder and working designer, Kimberley Seldon, as she moderates a roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of running an interior design firm. This group coaching session will offer sound business advice, solutions for pressing business challenges, and suggestions for achieving desired growth.

2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Social Media Mavens Top Tips for Social Media Success in 2018

Educational

Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Join Adam Japko of Esteem Media as he talks with interior designers Shayla Copas, Natalie Redell, Lori Paragjnape and Erin Valencia about the top social media trends of 2018. Keep abreast of the myriad of changes in social media for 2018 so you won’t get lost in the shuffle. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.  

2:30pm - 3:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Are you Being Held Hostage by your Salespeople? How to Escape without Paying a Ransom

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: John Egger and Rene Gingrich, Profitability Consulting. Have you ever retained a sub-par salesperson because you didn’t think you could find anyone better? Or because you dreaded the idea of starting over and training a new hire? Or have you allowed top performers to get away with murder because you’re afraid they’ll leave? Don’t be held hostage any longer—take these proactive steps: know the importance of bench strength and how to build it; drive accountability and discipline; recruit quality candidates; and train fast and effectively to minimize costs and get salespeople producing at high levels.

3pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 14

WHAT'S OLD IS NEW! Designing with Antiques in the Digital Age.

Educational

Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Today's interiors are all about story-telling and no element adds more to the story than a beautifully crafted antique object. Join ASPIRE Magazine and antiques experts Eric Cohler, President of Eric Cohler, Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The Antiques Diva & Co., Alexa Hampton, President of Mark Hampton, Jason Oliver Nixon, Co-Founder of Madcap Cottage, and Gary Inman, VP of Hospitality at Baskervill, as they discuss the relevance of antiques in age of technology.

3pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Disruption or Innovation? Navigating the Turmoil of Industry Consolidation

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Not all startups are disruptors, and not all disruptions are bad. How do you distinguish progress from predation? How do you navigate the rapid consolidation of online tools and product resources to find the right revenue model for your business? Join a robust and diverse panel of industry thought leaders to discuss all aspects of the rapidly-shifting reality and how you can make it work for you. Led by Nick May of The Chaise Lounge podcast and hosted by Steelyard.

3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 14

Thoroughly Modern Traditionalists

Educational

Burton James, Inc., 310 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Be sure to join the fun as some of our industry's freshest voices gather at Burton James for a rousing conversation about what "Traditional Design" means in 2018. The always-inspiring Stacy Kunstel leads design mavens Shay Geyer, Chad James, and Scot Meacham Wood through the interior landscapes that have come to redefine, reimagine and reinvent today's traditional esthetic.

3:30pm - 4:30pm, Sat. Apr. 14

ART DAY Workshop with Interior Designers and Architects at The Rug Show

Educational

The Rug Show, Suites at Market Square, T-428

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The Rug Show with Creative Matters Inc and Cover Magazine Present Art Day- A CEU Accredited Workshop Participants are invited to engage in a one hour complimentary creative workshop, conducted by the Creative Matters team in collaboration with The Rug Show and Cover Magazine. Get away from the computer and let your creativity shine! Mediums will include oil pastel, charcoal, ink, wax resist and various papers. Open to all skill levels and expertise. (0.1 CEU) Limited places, please RSVP to info@therugshow.com and visit www.therugshow.com for more information.

4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 14

What Does the “Store of the Future” Look Like?

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Martin Roberts, Martin Roberts Design. Everyone is talking about the buying "experience” in furniture stores today. Experts agree that this will draw customers in, get them to test and interact with merchandise and buy more products. But, when it comes down to details on how to implement this bold, new and potentially mind-altering experience few helpful hints or suggestions can be found. Roberts will present a new prototype concept that incorporates the latest thinking and the most up-to-date technology to achieve a “Store of the Future”. If you want to know what’s next in retail you need to be at this session! (TRACK: Store Design/Merchandising)

4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 14

The Magic of Morocco

Educational

Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Back in December, a group of industry creatives joined Home Accents Today Editor in Chief Susan Dickenson for a design excursion to Morocco, where (as guests of the Kingdom and trade organization Maison De L’Artisans) they toured artisan sites, saw ancient and modern masterpieces of home décor and design, shopped the back alleys and souks of the medina, and explored the Min Yadina trade show of Moroccan handcrafts. Dickenson will lead a discussion with this colorful and talented group of travelers- Justina Blakeney, Aviva Stanoff, Teddie & Courtney Garrigan, Nancy Price, and Greg O’Neal – about the unique products, crafts, trends and places they found in Casablanca, Marakech, Rabat, and points beyond. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt .1CEU