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October

HFA Retailer Breakfast

Type:
Social
When:
7:30am - 9am, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Retailers please join us in the HFA Retailer Resource Center for a complimentary breakfast and the best Barista Bar at Market...

Live Painting Demonstration

Type:
Educational
When:
7:30am - 9am, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
The Suites at Market Square M-6017
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Watch Artist, Linda Donohue, paint abstract seascapes and expressionist art with acrylics and a pallet knife.

Complimentary Gourmet Coffee

Type:
Social
When:
8am - 5pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
200 N Hamilton: 3rd Floor Café
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Start your day off at 200 N. Hamilton with a complimentary coffee. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Showplace Complimentary Buyer's Breakfast

Type:
Social
When:
8:30am - 9:30am, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Showplace Atrium
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Start your day at Showplace with a complimentary muffins and coffee. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Interior Design Summit (Oct 13) + IDS GRAM|MEs Curated Tour (Oct 14 - 16)

Type:
Educational
When:
9am - 7pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
IHFC Ballroom A - Green Wing, 11th Floor
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Luxe Interiors + Design to discover best practices of top interior designers, including how to set & sell your fees, how to increase your profit, top trends, using Instagram to attract ideal clients, business transformation secrets, and much more. Keynote Speakers Lisa Kahn Allen (Lisa Kahn Designs) and Pam McNally (SANDOW) will encourage you to "Live Your Brand"​ and discuss "5 Digital Steps You Can Take Right Now". The Interior Design Summit (0.5 CEU) will be Fri, Oct 13, followed by a 3-day curated showroom experience​. Get stamps on your passport map to win one of several prizes - total prize value of $50,000! Visit www.interiordesignsummit.com for details & to register (early bird ends Aug 18).

How Visual and Voice Search Are Revolutionizing Product Discovery

Type:
Educational
When:
9am - 10am, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Richard Sexton, Chief Product Officer, MicroD
Smarter, Faster, Easier—the three pillars of technology evolution. With the popularity of Siri, Alexa, Google Now, Cortana and the accessibility of smartphone and tablet cameras, the way consumers use online search is changing. Voice-activated devices and visual shopping are leading the search revolution and demand new methods in website optimization. Join Richard Sexton, chief product officer at MicroD, as he summarizes how voice and visual search work, what companies are doing to stay relevant, and why it matters! Learn about the impact these features have on how shoppers are searching your merchandise and discovering their next purchase.
(TRACK: Technology/Marketing)

Get Published: Insights from a Home & Design Editor

Type:
Educational
When:
10am - 11am, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Getting your new interior design project published is easier than you think – if you know the insider secrets. Join Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes Home & Design editor, Patricia Sheridan, for an informative seminar on how to get your design projects inside newspapers, magazines and syndicated nationwide. She will explain how editors choose projects, what imagery catches their eye, and how to pitch and follow up with an editor, leaving you with the tools you need to pitch your next project to an editor in your area. A question and answer segment with follow. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (0.1 CEU).

Art Styling 101: Working with Collections and Focal Pieces

Type:
Educational
When:
11am - 12pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Art as an expression of individuality. It should be a reflection of a client within your designs. Learn how to curate and create a collaborative union of design and art. Learn how artwork collections, focal pieces and wall styling can enhance a room for inspiration. Designer tips and art selection steps will be given. A question and answer segment with follow. (0.1 CEU)

Art Styling 101: Working with Collections and Focal Pieces

Type:
Educational
When:
11am - 12pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Art is an expression of individuality. Each piece selected should be a reflection of your client within to easily enhance your design. Learn how to curate and create a collaborative union of design and art. Learn how artwork collections, focal pieces and wall styling can enhance a room for inspiration. Designer tips and art selection steps will be given. A question and answer segment with follow. (0.1 CEU)

Meet & Greet with Badgley Mischka

Type:
Social
When:
11:30am - 1:30pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Badgley Mischka Home, IHFC, IH203
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us in Badgley Mischka Home for a meet & greet reception with designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka.

HFA's Next Generation Now Lunch with Leaders

Type:
Educational
When:
11:30am - 1pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Home Furnishings Association's Next Generation Now Group will be hosting an intimate mentoring session with two Industry icons, Jeff Child, R.C.Willey, and Jake Jabs, American Furniture Warehouse. Lunch with Leaders gives young professionals (under 40) the opportunity to have some one-on-one time with leaders and influencers of our industry. These top industry executives open their busy market schedules and attendees will have quality face time to receive invaluable advice and get feedback on your ideas. To register visit, www.my_hfa.org/nextgenerationnow/nextgenerationnowevents/High Point Market. Limited seating, available to retailers only.

HFA Retailer Lunch

Type:
Social
When:
11:30am - 1pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

All retailers welcome to take a break from shopping and join us in the HFA Resource Center for quick lunch. Sandwiches, Soups, Salads are just some of the items on the menu. We also have made to order coffee drinks from DeBeen Coffee.

KEYNOTE SERIES/DVS - Transformative Design: The Power of Design and Preservation to Reshape Communities

Type:
Educational
When:
12pm - 1pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

President and Founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Paula Wallace tells the story of SCAD's award-winning built environment, illuminating the university's rise as the world's preeminent art and design university through the impressive and endlessly unique preservation and design projects undertaken across its global campuses. From Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia to Lacoste, France to Hong Kong, SCAD has reimagined higher education and career preparation, and in so doing, redefined the communities in which SCAD students live and learn. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. (0.1 CEU)

Creating a Livable Home

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Erin Gates and our guest editor as they discuss what it takes to create a livable home. A question and answer segment with follow. (0.1 CEU)

Top 3 Digital Power Plays to Elevate Your Brand

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Isaac Knorr & Kurt Strasser, Knorr Marketing
Not sure which Digital Medias to invest your advertising dollars into? Digital media has become one of the most important tools in any marketing arsenal to elevate brand awareness and increase traffic and sales. In this session, you will discover the top 3 Digital Power Plays to grow your store’s brand awareness and drive traffic through the doors. You will be better prepared to deliver a cohesive branding and sales campaign by implementing the power of Google Advertising, email, and Facebook.
(TRACK: Digital Marketing)

The Best Decorating Trend Is Profitability

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Interior design is a fun business, full of color, pattern, and beauty. Okay, that's part of it, but it's really a business and too many designers aren't paying attention to the most important part - profitability. In this information-packed and lively talk, designer Billy Ceglia talks about how he turned things around by focusing on ROI and profit margins as much as fabrics and furnishings, and he provides easy-to-follow tips for how designers can refocus their businesses for success. A question and answer segment will follow. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (0.1 CEU).

Decorating with Unique Room Dividers

Type:
Educational
When:
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Screen Gems / Teton Home
Building:
Showplace, Floor 3
Showroom:
3433
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

How to create unique home decor outcome? Please join us to explore 20 simple and unique ways with unexpected excellent looks by using screens in different ways.

What Every Designer Needs to Know: How To Up Your Marketing Game

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Antique & Design Center Lecture Room - Mezzanine Level of Historic Market Square
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Traditional Home editor, Tori Mellott, leads our panel of influencers in a candid discussion geared to help designers uplevel their marketing efforts. Join blogger, author, designer, and social media expert, Justina Blakeney, alongside author and stylist Anne Sage as they talk about their approach to scoring press, the importance of having great project photography, and practical tips on improving your social media game, especially Instagram. A don’t-miss for even the seasoned designer. This panel will help you stand out in a crowded marketplace while staying authentic to your design philosophy. Sponsored by Chairish.

Afternoon Social

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 6pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
IHFC (Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4 & 4th Floor on Main, 7, 10 &11)
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Afternoon Social

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 6pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
SAMS (Suites and SALON)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Afternoon Social

Type:
Social
When:
2pm - 6pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
C&D (Floors 1-8; Alternating Days)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Artist Fernanda Piamonti Demonstration of "Dripism" Technique

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Unique Home Art & Objects Unlimited
Building:
Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine
Showroom:
M-5035
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Argentinian artist Fernanda Piamonti will do her "Dripism" painting demonstration in the UNIQUE HOME ART & OBJECTS unlimited space at Market in the Suites at Market Square (SAMS) space M5035 on Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, at 2PM.

Suite Spot Tours with Shayla Copas

Type:
Educational
When:
2:30pm - 3:30pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Tours will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square
Bustop:
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 trendsetters think is hot at High Point Market this fall, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with one of them. Join Shayla Copas, owner of Shayla Copas Interiors, as she takes you on a guided tour of 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/.

The Pros & Cons of Different Sales Compensation Plans

Type:
Educational
When:
2:30pm - 3:30pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Joe Milesky, JRM Sales & Management
Having worked with hundreds of independent retailers over the years, I have seen a wide variety of ways to compensate salespeople. Ultimately each retailer has to decide whether or not they want to have an incentive program for their salespeople. Every retailer is unique, therefore is no one-size-fits-all model for compensating salespeople. During this seminar, we will cover a myriad of different ways of compensating, the pros and cons of each system, how to determine if your method is effective, how to determine the amount a salesperson should earn, and a stress-free way to change the way you compensate.
(TRACK: Sales/Sales Training)

KEYNOTE SERIES - Big Picture, Small Details: Why We Sweat The Small Stuff, Featuring Drew & Jonathan Scott

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 4:30pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Entrepreneurs, TV personalities and NY Times Best Selling authors Drew and Jonathan Scott discuss the critical connection between building a global brand while never losing focus on the details. From the launch of their first business at age 7, to the creation of their five top-rated television shows and even the development of their massive Scott Living home goods program, hear directly from the brothers how their passion for details has been a common thread between all of their personal and professional achievements. Book signing to follow. Presented by the High Point Market Authority. Sponsored by Scott Living. Doors open at 2:30pm.

TrendWatch: Fall 2017

Type:
Educational
When:
3:30pm - 4:30pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

IMC's popular TrendWatch program returns to High Point Market this fall 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. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Market Square (Floors 1&2)
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

InterHall Martini Parties

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Where Market Mixes! InterHall at IHFC. Specialty Martinis at 4 different locations throughout InterHall. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Showplace (Floors 1, 2 &3)
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

How Print + Digital = Highest Return on Investment

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Rose Oldenkamp, Color Ad
Some believe Direct Mail advertising is obsolete. Others experience that Digital Marketing lacks results. This session will connect the reasons why Direct Mail is still an effective tool, while complementing it with Digital Marketing. Discover how to get the highest return on investment compared to the monetary gain of each as a stand-alone strategy.

HFA Retailer Happy Hour

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Hey, Retailers - the day is done and you need a break! Join us at the HFA Retail Resource Center for our Happy Hour. Complimentary wine and beer with light snacks.

Meatballs & Moonshine Industry Mixer

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 8pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Phillips Collection
Building:
IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2
Showroom:
C202
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for Meatballs and Moonshine at our semi annual High Point Market kickoff party. Saturday, October 14th from 4 to 8pm for our famous Potato Martini Party at IHFC C202!

Libby Langdon for KAS Launch Party

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Kas Rugs & Home
Building:
IHFC, Green, Floor 2
Showroom:
G270
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Celebrate with us as we launch the Libby Langdon rug and pillow line! Libby Langdon is an interior designer, author and television personality who KAS is thrilled to partner with! There will be food, drinks, music and fun- you won't want to miss it!

Viva La Vintage - Everything You Need To Know About On Trend Vintage Finds

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Antique & Design Center Lecture Room - Mezzanine Level of Historic Market Square
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

As demand for vintage furniture explodes, designers need to understand what styles, makers, and pieces are hot and client-worthy. Vintage experts, Chairish, share their insights on what’s selling and where with insights from VP of Merchandising, Noel Fahden. Noel will be joined by a panel of vintage dealers and they will talk vintage style trends that will help design pros get key information needed to help them source great vintage finds.
Sponsored by Chairish.

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Type:
Social
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
200 N Hamilton: 3rd Floor Café
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

HFA's Next Generation Now Showroom Crawl

Type:
Social
When:
5pm - 8pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Join the HFA's Next Generation Now group at High Point Market for a showroom party crawl. This is a great way to network with your fellow young professionals, see different showrooms, and, most importantly, have fun! Visit www.my_HFA.org/NextGenerationNowEvents/High Point Market for the latest showroom crawl details.

Sunset on 3

Type:
Social
When:
5pm - 7pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Showplace: 3rd Floor Balcony
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Complimentary Beer, Wine and Passed Hors d'oeuvres. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Jazz Night

Type:
Social
When:
6pm - 9pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Simon Li Furniture
Building:
Showplace, Floor 4
Showroom:
4200
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us for a night of jazz music with special appearance by our very own Simon Li on sax! Enjoy some hor d'oeuvres, drinks, and lively camaraderie with Simon Li staff, buyers, and industry guests!