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April

Live Painting Demonstration

Type:
Educational
When:
7:30am - 8:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Linda Donohue Fine Art
Building:
Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine
Showroom:
M-6017
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

California artist, Linda Donohue, will demonstrate painting her colorful abstract seascape and Expressionist paintings with a pallet knife in acrylics.

The ELLE DECOR Experience

Type:
Educational
When:
8am - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Surya
Building:
Showplace, Floor 4
Showroom:
4100
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

Surya showroom visitors will be dazzled by the ELLE DECOR immersive virtual reality experience that lets them see, touch and feel the luxurious Parisian lifestyle, featuring Surya rugs and pillows designed for ELLE DECOR.

4 pillars for Success in Today’s Retail Economy

Type:
Educational
When:
9am - 10am, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Speaker- Erika Sparrow, Imagine Advertising & Publishing. We’ve culled the best practices of more than 5,000 furniture retailers across the country and will share the top 4 best strategies and tactics. These ideas have consistently worked for our retail customers to create lift before, during and after the sale. (Sales/Marketing)

Global Sourcing: An Earth Day Panel Discussion

Type:
Educational
When:
10am - 12pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Aidan Gray
Showroom:
201 N. Main St.
Bustop:
26 (Red Line)

As everyone knows, antiques are green! This Earth Day, join Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, for a panel discussion on the ins and outs of global sourcing, from antiques to local artisans and vendors. Panel experts will share tips on how manufacturers, showrooms, dealers, designers, and everyday connoisseurs can better source from around the world.

Panelists:
Wendy Estes of Layla Grace
Randal Weeks of Aidan Gray
Toma Clark Haines of The Antiques Diva & Co
Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs
Tyler Hill and Michael Mitchell of Mitchell Hill

The Digitally Empowered Consumer is Already Here, Are You?

Type:
Educational
When:
10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Speaker- Jesse Akre, Amber Engine. Technology has empowered the digital-centric consumer like never before. As an industry, we have to adapt to this ever-changing landscape to ensure our success. Amber Engine teamed up with the HFA, IHFRA, and Progressive Business Media to survey the industry on digital and technology topics. Come see what we learned and what you can do next.(Website/Marketing)

The Digitally Empowered Consumer is Already Here, Are You?

Type:
Educational
When:
10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Jesse Akre, Amber Engine. Technology has empowered the digital-centric consumer like never before. As an industry, we have to adapt to this ever-changing landscape to ensure our success. Amber Engine teamed up with the HFA, IHFRA, and Progressive Business Media to survey the industry on digital and technology topics. Come see what we learned and what you can do next. (Website/Marketing)

Master Class with Bunny Williams

Type:
Educational
When:
10:30am - 11:30am, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Running a successful design business requires far more than fabric and furniture savvy and general good taste. With nearly a half century of design experience, a namesake furniture line and nine licensed partnerships under her belt, Bunny Williams shares her knowledge about avoiding design mistakes, keeping clients happy, getting press, enjoying fruitful partnerships and becoming a brand. Sponsored by IMC - DesignOnHPMkt
(0.1 CEU)

HPMKT KEYNOTE SERIES/DVS: Design Disruption: How wellness and sustainability is more than a trend

Type:
Educational
When:
12pm - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Clean Design is a methodology of “free to fabulous” options for wellness, allowing you to manage and eliminate triggers for allergens, to guide your clients to hypoallergenic design choices, and to increase your revenue as you educate your client base. Join us as Robin Wilson shares how she built a business that speaks to 60 million consumers who suffer from asthma and allergies, including information on consumer concerns and priorities for design around eco-friendly homes and a non-toxic lifestyle. Complimentary boxed lunch provided (first come, first serve). .1 CEU.

2017 Color, Material, and Surface Trends

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Join color marketing expert Kathy Andersson in a visually rich presentation exploring color, materials, and surface trends in 2017. Kathy Andersson will provide expert insight on color choices, surface applications, and materials influencing tomorrow’s consumers, as well as costly pitfalls to avoid when making design decisions. By the end of this seminar you’ll have the tools to help you better communicate with manufacturers and customers about your color decisions. There will be a Q&A at the end with Kathy. An afternoon pick-me-up will be served. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU)

The Myth of “Be Backs”

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Speaker- Phil Gutsell, GutSell. Find out the truth about “Be Backs” and how they affect your business. How many shoppers actually come back? Phil Gutsell a 40-year industry veteran and consultant will examine and refute the myth of “Be Backs”. He’ll show you the behaviors and adjustments your sales team needs to turn those “Be Backs” into buyers today! (Sales/Sales Training)

Turning a Creative Eye into a Successful Career: 10 Questions for David Phoenix

Type:
Educational
When:
1pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

In a lively Q&A program, Los Angeles-based interior designer David Phoenix, of David Phoenix Inc., has answers for every creative soul. Based on his experiences working with a roster of clients and his debut furniture collection for Hickory Chair, David’s story is filled with real life lessons and “only-in-Hollywood” anecdotes. Newell Turner, Editorial Director of the Hearst Design Group, will lead this discussion with David. Co-Sponsored by Hickory Chair and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

An Afternoon with Candice: How Candice Olson Styles with Surya Accessories

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Surya
Building:
Showplace, Floor 4
Showroom:
4100
Bustop:
1 (Transportation Terminal)

With over 25 years experience as an interior designer, Candice Olson has imparted her unique aesthetic on hundreds of residential and commercial projects. In a lively presentation and Q&A session, Candice will share how she uses Surya accessories to design spaces to embody her signature fusion of traditional form, scale and proportion with the simplistic beauty and crispness of modern design. Reflecting an attitude that is at once classic yet contemporary, sophisticated while accessible, the products that Candice has designed for Surya embody her love of everyday elegance and have gained popularity among interior designers and consumers alike.

Viva La Vintage with Mat Sanders of Consort ~ Hosted by Chairish at The Antique & Design Center

Type:
Educational
When:
2pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Chairish Lecture Room on Mezzanine Level of Antique & Design Center at Market Square
Bustop:
29 (Red Line)

Join designer and lifestyle expert Mat Sanders of Consort as he shares his skills for discovering the hidden potential in vintage pieces and turning duds in diamonds. Learn how to develop your vintage vision, discover the hidden potential in vintage furniture and accessories, and how to transform them into winning pieces. See the “before and afters” of his firm’s design portfolios.

Suite Spot Tour with French Country Cottage

Type:
Educational
When:
2:30pm - 3:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
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 Courtney Allison, of French Country Cottage, 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/

HPMKT KEYNOTE SERIES: Turn Web Traffic Into Foot Traffic; Google shows how to win the moments that win customers

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Presented by the High Point Market Authority and the Home Furnishings Association. Marketing is only getting harder. With smartphones, computers, and soon, virtual reality, things have gone from confusing to complex. However, Google believes each new device and frontier is another opportunity for you to reach your customers when it matters. Join Andrew Leonard, Google Strategist and Marketing Development Manager, to hear how you can take advantage of the new landscape. Andrew will focus on how to utilize Google products to drive traffic into your brick and mortar retail store. Q&A to follow.

Influence of Fashion on the Interior Design Industry

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Leathercraft Inc
Building:
200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 2
Hamilton/Wrenn District
Showroom:
N Ct 205
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Join Interior Designer Corey Damen Jenkins as he discusses the influence of fashion on the interior design industry. He will be exploring color, shape, and texture influences from high fashion and their role in home furnishings, in keeping the excitement thriving and the look sophisticated.

Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd! – Essential Secrets for Designing New Construction Custom Luxury Residences

Type:
Educational
When:
3pm - 4pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Universal Furniture International, Inc.
Showroom:
101 S. Hamilton St. (Formerly Hamilton Square)
Bustop:
15 (Red Line)

Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID, will show how any motivated interior designer can break into the lucrative new construction design industry and what it takes to succeed! She will coach on the processes and schedules that are successful for luxury construction or major remodeling, specific organizational methods she employs for each project, present samples of her firm’s CAD construction drawings, provide insight into this VIP client group, offer advice on cutting edge marketing, and discuss what has made her firm thrive in this area. Attendees will leave with actionable items that can be implemented in their own firms.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/set-yourself-apart-from-the-crowd-with-michelle-jennings-wiebe-asid-tickets-32160873037

TrendWatch: Spring 2017

Type:
Educational
When:
3:30pm - 4:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
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 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. Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)

Furniture Development: An Insider’s Look From Inspiration To Creation

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Have you ever wondered what goes into the furniture development process and what it takes to create a functional, livable work of art? Product developer and interior designer, Suzanne Kreiser, will lead an informative “behind the scenes” look into today's furniture development trends and inspirations, and how the perfect blend of materials, colors, and textures are chosen to create these masterpieces. Suzanne will also reveal the “magic number” formula that is used to create each piece and how designs are translated into a sellable product. There will be a Q&A at the end with Suzanne. An afternoon pick-me-up will be served. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU)

Decorating with Carleton Varney: Conversation and Book Signing

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Kindel Furniture Company
Building:
200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1
Hamilton/Wrenn District
Showroom:
S Ct 100
Bustop:
18 (Red Line)

Carleton Varney, legendary interior designer and president of Dorothy Draper and Company, will share his decorating adventures and launch new additions to the Dorothy Draper Collection by Kindel. A Chinoiserie Trellis Bed, designed in the style of Mrs. Draper’s personal bed, is the highlight of the classically colorful Draper bedroom. Designed by Mr. Varney, the room also features his own fabrics, wallcoverings, and lighting designs. Mr. Varney will be signing copies of his new book, Decorating on the Waterfront.

Get More Juice Out of the Same Lemons, Re-invent Your Showroom

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Retailer Resource Center- 1st Floor Plaza Suites
Bustop:
3 (Green Line)

Speaker- Martin Roberts, Martin Roberts Design. Many furniture stores are getting creative with their retail space. Developing distressed real estate into affordable premises, converting backrooms and warehouses into retail, high cubing to maximize ROI and so much more. Martin Roberts will use real-world examples to show how he’s helped retailers rebrand, redesign, and remerchandise to help maximize their return on investment. Find out how you can use these same tactics and get great results. (Store Design / Merchandising)

Becoming a Visionary​, with Jamie Drake, Steve Leung and Michael Berman

Type:
Educational
When:
4pm - 5pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Exhibitor:
Theodore Alexander
Showroom:
229 W. Russell Ave.
Bustop:
8 (Green Line)

Join Editor at Large's Arianne Nardo for an inspirational discussion with internationally known designers Jamie Drake, Steve Leung and Michael Berman, all about becoming a household name in the industry. Learn how these luminaries cultivated their own signature style and how a commitment to their authentic brands has contributed to their overall success as leaders in design.
RSVP@theodorealexander.com

SELLINGreen, Dira Style

Type:
Educational
When:
4:30pm - 5:30pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Dira Showroom, Salon at Suites at Market Square, Showroom G-6046
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Susan Inglis, SFC Executive Director and Resident Expert, teaches you how to use eco-attributes to drive traffic and close sales. Drawing on SFC’s 2016 consumer research, learn to answer questions most commonly asked by customers, in simple and compelling ways, whether you are selling upholstery, case goods, accessories or all of these. Get answers to the most common questions about environmental safety, and empower your sales team to build your brand, as well as a healthy future and learn how Dira's stunning line is a prime example of the Best Practices we all should implement. 1 ceu IDCEC #CC-103186-1001

The Power of the Collected

Type:
Educational
When:
6pm - 8pm, Sat. Apr. 22
Location:
Bienenstock Furniture Library, 1009 N Main St., High Point
Bustop:
14 (Red/Green Line)

Aristotle once said “The whole is more than the sum of its parts,” a caveat that has been given an array of meanings since its inception. Bruce Andrews Design will present a diverse range of voices on “The Power of the Collected” during a panel discussion on Saturday evening, April 22, from 6 to 8 pm at the Bienenstock Furniture Library. The Dune Collection will be unveiled as Bruce Andrews moderates. Panelists include Tracy A. Davis of Urban Dwellings, Gary Inman of Baskervill, Michael Mitchell and Tyler Hill of Mitchell Hill, Anna Trzebinski of her eponymous luxury lifestyle brand, Bradley Odom of Dixon Rye, and Sabina Fay Braxton of her eponymous luxury textiles brand. RSVP is required: bruce@bruceandrewsdesign.com.