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October

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.

SFC OPEN Membership Meeting

Type:
Educational
When:
8am - 9am, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Copeland Showroom, 5100 - Showplace, Floor 5
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Join SFC for our open membership meeting - ALL are welcome! Get the latest news and updates on SFC initiatives including the "What's it made of?" Initiative, our latest Consumer Research, trends in membership and more! Further, SFC wants to hear from members at this annual forum - your being part of the conversation is crucial to advancing our work to sustain a healthy future.
See & Be Seen, Hear & Be Heard, Join the Movement, Have Breakfast!
NOT YET A MEMBER? JOIN NOW! &/OR COME TO LEARN WHAT WE DO & WHY ITS IMPORTANT!
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Experience OmniVue® 3D Virtual Reality!

Type:
Educational
When:
9am - 4pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Plaza Suites, 1st floor, 1-515
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Look through the lenses of the future in home furnishings product visualization. MicroD will have an OmniVue® 3D Virtual Reality Experience at High Point Market! With a NEW second location in Plaza Suites, 1st floor, 1-515, you'll witness the incredible power of 3D and how your customers can shop even more interactively. ​The Experience starts Friday, October 13th ​at ​1:00 pm through close of Market​.

Fun and Informative Live Podcast Saturday "Where to Splurge & Where to Save" with Barrie Livingstone.

Type:
Educational
When:
9am - 11am, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Office Star Products
Building:
Center Point On Manning, Floor 1
Showroom:
157
Bustop:
12 (Green Line)

Office Star Products Showroom 157 Center Point on Manning presents "Where to Splurge & Where to Save". Saturday at 10AM, featuring Designers Barrie Livingstone, Anthony Michael and Keith Fortner. Also, "Marketing your Design Firm" on Sunday at 9AM, featuring IDS Designers Shayla Copas, Jason Clifton and Jeffrey Johnson with special host, Nick May of The Chaise Lounge. Join us in our showroom at #157 Center Point on Manning for our live podcast and refreshments.

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).

Brunch & Learn: “How to Manage Your Clients’ Expectations”

Type:
Educational
When:
10am - 11am, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Leathercraft Showroom, 200 N Hamilton Building Suite 205
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Do you have demanding clients? Have you been struggling with setting fair expectations for them? How can you maintain good client relationships during the inevitable bumps and stalls along the way? Join nationally acclaimed design star Corey Damen Jenkins in the Leathercraft Showroom for some brunch banter on “How to Manage Your Clients’ Expectations”. This light-hearted interactive discussion will explore several strategies to successfully navigate the facets of the Designer/Client Relationship. Corey will also outline key techniques on how to stay cool under pressure and maintaining your joy as an entrepreneur.

Avoid Common Mistakes in Developing Your eCommerce Strategy

Type:
Educational
When:
10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Carl Prindle, Blueport Commerce
Samsonite buys eBags. Unilever bought Dollar Shave Club. Walmart buys Jet – right after Jet buys Hayneedle. Big money is being thrown at ecommerce. What’s your ecommerce offensive strategy? In this session, Carl will lead a continuing discussion in making the right online decisions and how to avoid common misconceptions, mistakes and stumbling blocks. Get all your questions answered on this frontier.
(TRACK: eCommerce/Marketing)

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

Type:
Educational
When:
11am - 12pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Universal Furniture International, Inc.
Showroom:
101 S. Hamilton St. (Formerly Hamilton Square)
Bustop:
15 (Red Line)

All of us in the interior design industry are passionate about Interior Design, but that doesn't mean all of us are successful. Passion can only take us so far, so what differentiates those that are successful from those that are trying to become successful? Join Nick May from The Chaise Lounge Podcast as he talks to industry-leading design firms from across the country to learn how they've broken out of mediocre to build stand-out design firms. Learn not only how to receive press coverage and grow your brand, but also how to make real dollars. RSVP: www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents

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. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Minted. (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)

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.

2018 Colormix® Trends Forecast

Type:
Educational
When:
11:30am - 1pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
Abbyson Living, IHFC, 11th Floor Commerce Wing C1156
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Abbyson proudly hosts the 2018 Colormix® Trends Forecast, presented by Shane Jones of the The Sherwin Williams Company. Starting with a complimentary lunch for attendees, 2018 Colormix® color forecast predicts colors that will drive future design innovation and three distinct palettes representing a global collision of influences. From vivid blue and digital green, to high-def yellow and rusty auburn, the 2018 Colormix® color forecast exhibits three unique color palettes that draw from emerging global trends. The collection predicts the colors that will drive conversation and inspiration for the coming year, offering new perspectives on societal influences and their impact on color and design trends. RSVP only: trade@abbysonliving.com

Hollywood To High Point at French Heritage

Type:
Educational
When:
11:30am - 1pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
French Heritage, Inc.
Showroom:
1638 English Rd. (Main)
Bustop:
0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

A Facet Collection luncheon at French Heritage. Join a lively discussion with Steelyard's Jane Dagmi and Designer Michelle Workman followed by gourmet lunch! Discussion starts at 11:30 followed by lunch 12-1.

Beyond the Beach: California Design Now!

Type:
Educational
When:
12pm - 1pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Burton James, Inc.
Building:
310 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1
Hamilton/Wrenn District
Showroom:
Hamilton Court S-101
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Interior design has changed on the Left Coast: from traditional styling to contemporary trends, Southern California has raised the bar and developed its own point of view and unique style. Join Burton James as we host a lively and informative conversation with some of today's most vivid design voices. Led by author and stylist Anne Sage, the dynamic duo from award winning LA-based Form Design Studio - Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein - sit with white-hot talent Natasha Minasian of Minasian Interior Design in chatting about inspiration, trends and what's chic now in one of today's hottest design markets!

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)

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).

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)

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 Amy Panos, Home Editor for Better Homes & Gardens, in this dynamic session with Erin Gates as she they discuss what it takes to create a livable home, Erin’s design style, product design and the trendsetting blog, Elements of Style. A question and answer segment with follow. (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.

Design Fees Uncorked with Michelle Wiebe

Type:
Educational
When:
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Universal Furniture International, Inc.
Showroom:
101 S. Hamilton St. (Formerly Hamilton Square)
Bustop:
15 (Red Line)

Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID, will uncork the mystery of interior design fees and product pricing that has helped her achieve profitability growth at her national interior design firm Studio M.  She will share detailed information, helpful tips and actionable items for attendees to take back to their own businesses. Stay for a meet and greet, along with wine and cheese by Universal Furniture. 

RSVP: www.UniversalToTheTrade.com/MarketEvents

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.

Leather and Lace Cookie Tour

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 4pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Nathan Anthony Furniture Mfg
Building:
IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1
InterHall
Showroom:
IH411
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Tour the custom upholstery brand's new signature leather applications and enjoy handcrafted treats with Tina Nicole, lead designer and co-founder of Los Angeles-based manufacturer Nathan Anthony.

The Guide to Area Rugs

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Exhibitor:
Surya
Building:
Showplace, Floor 4
Showroom:
4100
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Surya’s first-ever CEU course will survey uses of area rugs throughout the globe and history: from thousands of years ago to today. The demonstration of materials, fabrication and application practices will enhance participants’ fundamental knowledge of area rugs to provide the best possible design solution for clients.

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 discussion, even for the seasoned designer. This panel will help you stand out in a crowded marketplace while staying authentic to your design philosophy. Sponsored by Chairish.

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)

Fashion Snoops Buyer's Guide and Trend Booth Pop-up

Type:
Educational
When:
2:30pm - 4:30pm, Sat. Oct. 14
Location:
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

If you were unable to join Fashion Snoops' Home Interiors Creative Director, Jaye Anna Mize, at her trend presentation on Friday, be sure to stop by the Fashion Snoops table to pick up your exclusive High Point Market Fashion Snoops Buyer's Guide. On Saturday, from 2:30pm - 4:30pm, the table will be located in the High Point Theatre in the events entrance area for the Keynote Series presentation featuring Drew & Jonathan Scott. Feel free to bring your questions to chat up the Fashion Snoops' trend team, as they will be on-site to discuss the spring 2018 trends and where to shop this season! The Fashion Snoops team will also be at Phillips Collection on Sunday from 1pm - 4pm and in the 200 Steele lobby on Monday from 10am – 12pm.

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)

Suite Spot Tour with Lori Paranjape, mrs.paranjape

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, 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 spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with one of them. Join Lori Paranjape, with mrs.paranjape, 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/

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.

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 the demand for vintage furniture explodes, designers look to understand what styles, makers, and pieces are standout and client-worthy. Vintage experts, Chairish, share their analysis and insights on what’s selling, where, and why. The discussion will be lead by Noel Fahden, Chairish VP of Merchandising, and Marisa Marcantonio, Director of Trade Relations, who will discuss the results from Chairish’s newest trend report and designer survey. Designers interested in better understanding vintage style trends will want to attend this panel. Noel and Marisa’s info will help arm design pros with key information to help them source great vintage finds for their clients.
Sponsored by Chairish.