Events

April 2018

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

7:30am - 9am, Mon. Apr. 16

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, Mon. Apr. 16

Conquering Delegation Phobia

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Joe Milevsky, JRM Sales & Management. Retail owners and managers are afraid to hold their people accountable. This fear is based on not wanting to offend or lose employees. Successful businesses limit stress to raise growth potential, lower profitability risks, and increase their value. In this session you will learn how to change your culture, increase respectful communication, and how to positively coach and communicate employee performance. Make a great workplace environment for you, your team, and your customers.

9am - 6pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Potterton Books POP - UP | Currey & Company

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Potterton Books is an international bookseller of new, vintage, and out-of-print books specializing in architecture, interior decoration, landscape gardening, design as well as fine and decorative arts. Founder, Clare Jameson, will be in the Currey showroom throughout April Market to share her knowledge on vintage books, with a selection available for purchase. Ms. Jameson will be showing a selection of books of special interest to market attendees. Simon Barton will be on hand to share his book expertise. Don’t miss this rare opportunity from Thursday, April 12, to Wednesday, April 18!

10:30am - 11:30am, Mon. Apr. 16

Selling Methods of High End Designers & Salespeople

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Fred Berns, Business by Design, Inc. Explore the sales secrets, strategies and shortcuts of the most financially successful high-end designers in this fast-paced, interactive session. You will learn the eight surprisingly simply sales techniques that convert contacts into lucrative contracts, seal big deals and generate outstanding income. Walk away with tips and how-to’s on doubling your closing ratio, overcoming price objections, and dealing with procrastination. Learn how to get bigger projects from better clients and never again leave money on the table!

11am - 12pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Your Design Sweet Spot with Michelle Wiebe

Educational

Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Are you scared of burning out on your current track?  Do you want a renewed passion that is contagious to your team and your clients? Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID, shares how her own career has evolved, how she is intentional about thriving each day, and how she wants to help other interior designers find their personal design sweet spot. RSVP at www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents.

11am - 12pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Coast to Coast - Expanding your Design Firm with a Brick & Mortar

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

In today’s digital marketplace, consumers still want to see and feel home furnishings in person. So, doing your home store homework is critical before opening yours! Leading designers across the country are building out their businesses with brick and mortar. Join Barclay Butera, Christopher Kennedy, Bobbi Jo Engelby, Susan Jamieson, and Lori Paranjape as they discuss the ins and outs of opening retail spaces which include: combining online and in-store marketing strategies; creating a unique customer experience; hidden costs; design collectives; finding the right location and so much more. A question and answer segment with follow. (0.1 CEU) Co-Sponsored by ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine, Designers Today and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

11:30am - 12:30pm, Mon. Apr. 16

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, Mon. Apr. 16

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - Finding a Healthy Balance in Your Daily Demands

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Hear from design leaders who are balancing their professional careers with personal responsibilities and a desire to live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Our panelists will engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the challenges and rewards of finding synergy among life’s daily demands. Improve your balance and understand what role your colleagues and family play in the process. This all-star panel, moderated by Tori Mellott of Traditional Home, will include Philip Gorrivan, Alexa Hampton, Erika Ward and Michelle Workman, all working parents currently managing their own design firms. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

1pm - 2pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Facebook Comes of Age

Educational

Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Denise Keniston, Web4Retail. Facebook advertising has come of age! Retailers are 'stepping up' and 'rushing in' to embrace Facebook advertising as one of their primary forms of marketing. In this session, you’ll see how and why Facebook ads are this summer’s BIG value and how Facebook has changed marketing forever. Bring your iPads, phones and laptops. Denise will be doing a Facebook LIVE demo and giving you detailed tips on what makes Facebook advertising a retailer’s dream.

1pm - 2pm, Mon. Apr. 16

The ABC’s of Shopping All of North America & Expanding your Design Palette

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Designers can be intimidated by the process of buying internationally and importing product. This will break down the process from finding product, purchasing, pricing and getting it into your projects. Join Glen Peloso, Creative Director of Grafus Studios, in this overview of buying, importing, and pricing for international retailers and designers. A question and answer segment with follow. (0.1 CEU) Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. For those joining us via internet, please RSVP at http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/.

1pm - 2pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Video Your Way to Success

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

A video can convey ideas faster than any ad and they capture attention quickly, so why aren't you using video in your marketing? Marina Case will talk about why video marketing is key to your business and shares the best topics for video, how to find the best angle and use light, plus strategies to reach more people. A question and answer segment will follow. (0.1 CEU) Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes.

1pm - 2pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Video Your Way to Success

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Get step-by-step video marketing ideas to grow your business from interior designer Marina Case as she tells her story of how she used video to capture attention quickly and build on success. There will be a Q&A at the end with Marina. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU)

1pm - 2pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Comfort Is Great Design

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Comfort Is Great Design: How extra attention to live-ability will elevate your design solutions to new and highly-valued heights. John Smith, Founder & President of WILLEM SMITH, challenges convention where certain stalwart elements of design are questioned, not for their aesthetic, but for their contribution to a truly thought-through living experience. Comfort Is Great Design will open your eyes to how practical considerations are, in certain instances, inadvertently sacrificed for a superb visual setting. John's seminar goes beyond the specifications for a comfortable seating architecture by highlighting popular dos that ought to be don'ts, which can yield truly comfortable and grateful clients. (0.1 CEU) Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

2pm - 3pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Rugs 101 with Jaipur Rugs CEO Yogesh Chaudhary and Jaipur Living Category Associate Mallory Appleton

Educational

Jaipur Living, Showplace, Floor 3

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

What makes a good rug? CEO Yogesh Chaudhary of Jaipur Rugs, which elevates the work of 40,000 artisans and weavers across India, will speak to the art of a hand made rug. Category Associate Mallory Appleton will share information on our machine made and naturals collections. Which construction is right for which space? How do you care for each construction? How do you tell quality? When do you know if you are getting a good deal on a rug? What would you look for online and in a catalog description?

2pm - 3pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Suite Spot Tours with Shayla Copas

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 trendsetter Shayla Copas, Founder and Owner of Shayla Copas Interiors, thinks is hot at High Point Market this spring, and spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join Shayla as she introduces you to her favorite finds on all three floors 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, Mon. Apr. 16

So, You Want to be a Style Spotter?

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Each year, 8 home fashion trendsetters scour every corner of Market to showcase their favorite products and top trends from High Point exhibitors. From the Twitter Chat before Market to the Style Spotters LIVE! panel discussion during Market to the Style Report after Market, the Style Spotters are tasked with applying their trend-tracking abilities and sharing their expert insights. Interested in joining the 2019 team? Join us at this roundtable discussion, moderated by Stacy Kunstel, to learn from Style Spotters Emeritus Michelle Jennings Wiebe and Style Spotters alumni Kati Curtis and Erika Ward on what it takes to be considered, how the program impacted each person's career and what life was like in the Style Spotters spotlight.

2:30pm - 3:30pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Art Inspired Design

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Dorothy Willetts, Willetts Design & Associates. The unique beauty and function we achieve depends on many different elements coming together. Art Consultant MaryLinda Moss and Interior Designer Dorothy Willetts will discuss the landscape of art in design, and how to navigate wisely to elevate your interior design projects. Perfectly suited art can be the finishing touch, breathing heart and soul into a space. Often designers find themselves shy of directing their clients’ art choices. These specialists will illuminate how you can guide your clients with comfort and ease through this process. They will go through the steps of building art resources to support your projects and you will walk away with the process of developing

2:30pm - 4pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Hamilton Highlights Tour with Commander In Chic™

Educational

Tour will leave from Alden Parkes Seminar Room - 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Join our guest designer, Natalie Reddell of Commander In Chic™ and Interiors by Natalie, on this intimate tour of the Hamilton Wrenn Design District. Natalie will take you on a guided tour though her favorite finds of 200/320/330 North Hamilton, highlighting what’s new and innovative to design in each building. Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP required. To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/.

2:30pm - 3:30pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Architecture & Design – A Hand in Hand Approach

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

You won’t want to miss this engaging discussion of architecture and design. Our panelists will discuss what are today’s architectural design trends and how they are different from the past. They will also discuss how an architect and designer working relationship is dependent and intertwined, and how this can effect business, trends, and the ultimate outcome of a project. Our panelists will include Christopher Grubb, President of Arch-Interiors Design Group Inc., Adam Sebastian, AIA, Architect + Designer at Stitch Design Shop and others to be announced. Q&A will follow. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)

3pm - 4pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Design Community Town Hall Meeting

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Curious about the future of the design industry? Wondering, "How will this affect my business?" What if we gathered representatives from manufacturing, e-commerce, press/media, emerging technologies and industry influencers to have an open, honest and engaging conversation with the design community about the past, present and future of the design industry? What if we actually just talked? We may not solve the world's problems. But we can begin the conversation. This first-ever Design Community Town Hall Meeting will be moderated by Joseph Haecker, on-air personality for Design Talk LIVE, the first call in talk show on Facebook. It will be an ongoing conversation with the design community about the design industry. #SharingIsCaring

3:30pm - 4:30pm, Mon. Apr. 16

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, Mon. Apr. 16

Design Between the Lines (LIVE!)

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

For the first-time ever, the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) joins forces with Women in the Home Industries Today (WithIt) for a lively educational and networking event focused on the future of home furnishings product design. Moderated by John Conrad, host of the popular design podcast of the same name, the all-star panel of features Katharine Lambeth, chief technology officer of Steelyard, Catina Roscoe, president of ASFD and founder of Catina Unlimited Design, Christian Dunbar, principal, Christian Dunbar Designs, Amy Archer, creative director of Lee Industries, Aimee Kurzner, director of furniture, Currey & Company, and educator and furniture designer, Fred Spector, Savannah College of of Art & Design (SCAD).

4pm - 7pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Third Night - A Progressive Gala: Monday March 7th 4-7

Educational

New Growth Designs

Shuttle Stop: 20 (Red Line)

New Growth Designs will be participating in Third Night - A Progressive Gala. Stop by the showroom located at 422 N. Hamilton Street between 4-7, for a "Nacho Ordinary Garden Party." There will be local beer, wine, and light appetizers. Come by for a night of fun in the showroom.

4pm - 5:30pm, Mon. Apr. 16

Interior Design CEO’s – Sharing Expertise. Sharing Success

Educational

Johnston Casuals Furniture, Inc., 220 Elm, Level 3

Shuttle Stop: 4 (Green Line)

This Design Trust, LTD., panel discussion will feature procedure queens Mickey Bufalini of Collaborative Design Group, Houston, Texas and Susan Brunstrum, Sweet Peas Design, Chicago, IL. In addition to the procedure queens, the panel will feature Paula Grace of Paula Grace Designs, Washington DC who will address the psychology factors in business relationships. The panel will be moderated by Skip Sroka, Sroka Design Inc, Washington, DC.

4pm - 5pm, Mon. Apr. 16

SBA Loans Explained- a 101 For Small Business Owners- Exciting New SBA Loans for Furniture & Mattress Retailers

Educational

HFA Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Speaker: Denise Keniston, Web4Retail. If you have struggled to get financing in the past or are thinking of venturing into small business loan territory for the first time, you may be wondering what SBA’s loan programs are all about. This webinar will explain what they are, who can benefit and how to apply. Denise will walk you through the importance of credit scores, tax returns and the information needed to quickly get SBA funding. She will share an easy 10-step checklist that clearly outlines the specific information you’ll need to gather to qualify and get funded within 30 days!

6pm - 8pm, Mon. Apr. 16

WithIt Competitive Intelligence/Trends Forecast

Educational

Twin Star Home, Market On Green, Floor 6

Shuttle Stop: 13 (Green Line)

Join a panel discussion about the trends seen during Market. Learn more and register at withit.org.