Events

50281

7:30am - 9am, Tue. Oct. 16

HFA Buyer Breakfast

Social

Plaza Suites, 1-527 Floor 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Jump start your day with a warm breakfast at HFA's Retailer Resource Center - All buyers welcome.


50283

7:30am - 4:30pm, Tue. Oct. 16

HFA Best Barista Bar

Social

Plaza Suites, 1-527 Floor 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Everyone is talking and this is one place you need to be - HFA's Retailer Resource Center - Best Barista at Market. Custom handmade coffee drinks that are out of this world. All buyers welcome!


50309

8am - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

RESOURCE DECOR CAFE

Social

330 N. Hamilton St., 101 Floor 1

You are invited to experience the NEW Resource Decor café found within the Resource Decor showroom. The café is furnished with pieces designed and manufactured in-house by our Resource Decor Projects team. Enjoy our handcrafted drinks and coffee menu along with delicious catering supplied by Southern Roots. Discover our award-winning projects, and speak to our experienced team today. We know hospitality.


50203

8am - 8pm, Tue. Oct. 16

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


50215

50061

8am - 10am, Tue. Oct. 16

Complimentary Gourmet Coffee

Social

200 N Hamilton: Courtyard

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


50124

8am - 10am, Tue. Oct. 16

Mimosas & Macaroons

Social

200 Steele, 213 Floor 2

Start your morning off right with mimosas & macaroons!


50126

8am - 10am, Tue. Oct. 16

Bloody Mary Bar

Social

200 Steele, 121 Floor 1

Start off your morning with a kick and come join us at the Highland House showroom for Bloody Mary's.


50175

8am - 10am, Tue. Oct. 16

Complimentary Breakfast with Burton James

Social

310 N. Hamilton St., Hamilton Court S-101 Floor 1

Join Burton James for a lively start to your morning with hot coffee, warm bites and witty conversation in our Hamilton Wrenn District showroom.


50091

8:30am - 9:30am, Tue. Oct. 16

Showplace Complimentary Breakfast

Social

Showplace Atrium

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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


50026

9am - 10am, Tue. Oct. 16

Chasing the Green in Warehousing and Distribution Operations

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Speaker: Bill Lindler, Jr., United Steel Storage, Inc. Concepts and opportunities to achieve both sustainability and profitability. Furniture retailers are all discussing market pressures from on-line retailers, it seems like everyone is talking about Amazon and Wayfair. One of the best ways to compete is to have an excellent warehouse and distribution operation that provides a superior customer experience. Amazingly, it’s possible to achieve operational excellence, improve profitability, and support sustainability all the same time. This session will explore emerging trends and proven solutions to help you “go green” and get “the green” from your warehouse operations.


Speakers: Bill Lindler, Jr.

50047

9am - 10:15am, Tue. Oct. 16

Style Spotters LIVE!

Educational

IHFC Ballroom - Green Wing, 11th Floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast while our panel of 2018 Style Spotters offer expert insight into the leading looks and on-trend products from Fall Market. As a bonus, meet the up-and-coming Style Spotters as the 2019 team is announced live! RSVP at highpointmarket.org. After the program concludes, join your favorite Style Spotter for a tour of two of his or her favorite showrooms. Tours will depart from the ballroom at 10:15am and will last approximately one hour. Presented by the High Point Market Authority. Sponsored by Crypton and Sherwin-Williams.


Speakers: Michel Smith Boyd, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Stacy Garcia, Bria Hammel, Jeffrey Johnson, Justine Macfee, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, Sarah Walker, Michelle Jennings Wiebe

RSVP Required

50147

9am - 11am, Tue. Oct. 16

Mysterious Mimosa Mornings

Social

200 Steele, 119 Floor 1

See what's new throughout our collections while sipping on Scarborough House's mimosa of the day.


50207

9am - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Steelyard Designers Lounge

Social

101 S. Hamilton St.

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Universal To The Trade and Steelyard invite you to experience the Designers Lounge in the Universal Furniture showroom, a designers-only salon and workspace complete with wifi, beverages and snacks. Catch up on emails and texts, review the day’s agenda, rehydrate and relax. Drop in anytime! Designers are encouraged to register at RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events


RSVP Required

50132

9:30am - 10:30am, Tue. Oct. 16

360-Degree Design Perspective—How Showroom, Retail and Residential Design Drive Innovation for One Another

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Uniquely situated at the intersection of the residential, showroom and retail design worlds, Christi Barbour and her partner, Christi Spangle, are involved with design from product development and sales to visual merchandising and finally into the homes and workplaces of American and international consumers. They bring this distinct perspective with a wide-angle view of the design landscape that helps manufacturers and retailers select and sell more product, and offers residential clients access to ahead-of-the-curve designs. Join Christi Barbour as she highlights how to distill the best of these worlds into a universe of design possibilities for your business, as an exhibitor, retailer or designer. Sponsored IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Christi Barbour

50193

10am - 11am, Tue. Oct. 16

Becoming an Influencer

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Growing your influence and cultivating connections has long been an effective means for generating business growth and opening the doors for development opportunities, but the rapid growth of the digital landscape has drastically changed the game. Discovering which mix of marketing tools yields the best results for your career is often a case of trial and error and a mixed bag of learning experiences. Learn from the experts and those who have successfully found their influential voice during this roundtable discussion with blogger-turned-designer Paloma Contreras, editor-turned-stylist Donna Garlough and Design Influencers Conference founder, Adam Japko, as they share their advice and helpful tips based on their own personal experiences.


Speakers: Paloma Contreras, Donna Garlough, Adam Japko

50300

10am - 11am, Tue. Oct. 16

Meet David Kitts

Social

Suites At Market Square, M-7053 Mezzanine

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Get a sneak peek at lighting designs for 2019 from David Kitts, known for iconic designs including the Brindille, Erlenmeyer and Planar.


Speakers: David Kitts

50337

10am - 11am, Tue. Oct. 16

Meet David Kitts

Social

Hubbardton Forge, Suites at Market Square M-7053

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Get a sneak peek at lighting designs for 2019 from David Kitts, known for such iconic designs as the Brindille, Erlenmeyer and Planar.


Speakers: David Kitts

50380

10am - 12pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Be a part of KOKET's brand video

Social

IH106

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

KOKET is shooting a new brand video! Be a part of it! Visit KOKET at IH106!


50048

10:15am - 11:30am, Tue. Oct. 16

Style Spotters Trend Tours

Educational

Departing from the IHFC Ballroom (Green Wing, 11th Floor)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Immediately following the Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast, join one of your favorite Style Spotters on a tour of two of his/her must-see showrooms. Tours will depart from the IHFC ballroom (Green Wing, 11th floor) at 10:15am and will last approximately one hour. Presented by the High Point Market Authority. Sponsored by Crypton and Sherwin-Williams.


Speakers: Michel Smith Boyd, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Stacy Garcia, Bria Hammel, Jeffrey Johnson, Justine Macfee, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, Sarah Walker, Michelle Jennings Wiebe

50027

10:30am - 11:30am, Tue. Oct. 16

Measurements and Motivation for your Warehouse

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Speaker: John McClosky, Profitability Consulting Group You know the old adage, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. What Peter Drucker was saying, you can’t know whether you are successful unless success is defined and tracked. In this seminar, you will learn what standard measurements you should be keeping to maximize productivity and profitability in your back end. Along with the measurements, you will learn techniques to motivate your team to increase these measurements by creating bonus and reward programs based on these goals.


Speakers: John McClosky

50121

11am - 12pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Appalachian Hardwoods In Sustainable Design

Educational

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

The Appalachian Hardwood Forest of the eastern United States provides Certified Hardwood resources that are both sustainable and legally harvested. The variety of species range from Ash to Walnut and provide designers and manufacturers with an array of colors, grains, textures and characteristics. Learn why: consumers and prosumers enjoy the natural look of hardwood; why they like hardwood as a material for furniture, flooring, cabinets or building materials; why they agree that hardwood products inspire pride in the home and much more! Q&A will follow the presentation. Co-Sponsored by ASFD, AHMI and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Tom Inman

50354

11am - 11:30am, Tue. Oct. 16

Style Spotter's Trend Tours

Educational

ShowPlace, 3rd Floor, # 3433

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Come and explore Screen Gems New Products and new Line - SG Living. One of the top Designers in our industry - Jeffrey Johnson will give you a tour with inside knowledge of trends/styles! http://www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours


Speakers: Jeffrey Johnson

50363

11am - 7pm, Tue. Oct. 16

All Day Fun and Frolic with a new theme each day

Social

200 N. Hamilton St., N Ct 213 Floor 2

Each day, refreshments will be served and each night will be a theme with food and drink to complement the theme of the night. Join us Friday through Tuesday.


50379

11am - 5pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Submit your design project to the editor of the Love Happens Mag for editorial consideration

Social

IHFC, IH106 Floor 1

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

If you have a stunning design project you would like to submit to our editor, come by KOKET's booth IH106. Our editor is excited to see your interior design projects. She will be selecting a few projects from High Point to feature in the Love Happens online and printed Magazine!


50257

11am - 11:30am, Tue. Oct. 16

Visually Communicating Your Brand

Educational

Suites At Market Square, T-816 Top Floor

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Dena Verdesca, the communications designer who works with Weston Farms, will be on hand to discuss how to make your marketing materials stand out in a crowd. After 15 years designing magazines in NYC, where she worked at Oprah and Glamour, among other publications, Dena moved to Durham, NC, and is bringing her touch to small businesses. See how she and Erin work together to tell Weston Farms' story. Bring your questions!


Speakers: Dena Verdesca

50200

11:15am - 12:15pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Lunch Bunch and Book Signing with Paloma Contreras, Donna Garlough and Nora Murphy

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Stop by The Point and enjoy lunch with authors and influencers Paloma Contreras (Founder, Paloma Contreras Interior Design), Donna Garlough (Owner, Self Styled blog and Style Director, Joss & Main) and Nora Murphy (Owner, Nora Murphy Country House). While here, be sure to pick up a copy of each lady’s latest book and have it personally autographed. The Parson’s Table Pop-Up will have homemade salads and sandwiches for sale or you can bring your own lunch, if desired.


50284

11:30am - 1pm, Tue. Oct. 16

HFA Buyer Lunch

Social

Plaza Suites, 1-527 Floor 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Take a break from all your shopping and join us for lunch at market. All buyers welcome.


50195

11:30am - 2pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, October 12 – Tuesday, October 16.


50176

11:30am - 1pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Complimentary Lunch with Burton James

Social

310 N. Hamilton St., Hamilton Court S-101 Floor 1

Come in, kick up your heels and enjoy a relaxing complimentary lunch in the Burton James showroom!


50122

1pm - 2pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Power Hour: Design Trends for New Homes

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Grab lunch and join us to learn key design trends home builders are incorporating into new homes that impact furniture, art, and accessory selections. Key takeaways will include: How Upcoming Design Trends are Impacting Home Builders; What Home Builders want to see in Home Decor and Interior Design; Creating the Appropriate Style and Function for New Homeowners, and many more. Ideal presentation for Professional Interior Designers, Furniture Store Representatives and Owners, Professional Home Stagers and Professional Interior Decorators. Q&A will follow the presentation. Co-Sponsored by HSRA and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Jana Uselton

50310

1pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

COME MEET IAN AT THE BAR!

Social

330 N. Hamilton St., 101 Floor 1

The Resource Decor Bar provides the ideal alfresco spot for a well-earned drink after a day at High Point Market. This year we invite you to ‘Meet IAN at the Bar”. To celebrate the further rollout of our customized sofa seating solution (IAN) we invite you to come and customize your very own IAN cocktail. Create the perfect drink in just 5 easy steps! On Sunday we will host a special party for all attendees with resident DJ in-house. Hope to see you there!


50377

2pm - 3pm, Tue. Oct. 16

KOKET Be Empowered T-shirt Giveaway

Social

IHFC, IH106 Floor 1

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Experience KOKET, meet our wonderful team members, and pick up a BE EMPOWERED T-Shirt. Be sure to visit KOKET in IH106.


50194

2pm - 3pm, Tue. Oct. 16

What Now? Maximizing Your Market Momentum

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

High Point Market is the perfect platform for making connections, expanding product sources and learning best practices for your business. But what do you do with all the momentum you build and connections you make while here upon returning home? How do you keep the conversation going in between October and April and ensure you’re applying lessons learned and wisdom gleaned? Join strategist Ellen Gefen (Gefen Marketing), designer Lisa Mende (Lisa Mende Design) and retailer Sarah Paxton (LaDIFF) for a roundtable discussion, complete with advice on market follow-up and contact organization as well as other insider tips from these market veterans, to help you maximize your market momentum.


Speakers: Ellen Gefen, Lisa Mende, Sarah Paxton

50068

2pm - 3pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Suite Spot Tour with Nancy Fire

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

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 industry leader and designer Nancy Fire, HGTV’s Design Director and Creative Director and Founder of Design Works International, A Lifestyle Design Studio in NYC, thinks is trending at High Point Market this fall, and spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join as Nancy 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.


Speakers: Nancy Fire

RSVP Required

50079

2pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Afternoon Social

Social

SAMS (Suites and SALON)

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

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


50082

2pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Afternoon Social

Social

C&D (Floors 1-8; Alternating Days)

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

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


50088

2pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Afternoon Social

Social

IHFC (Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4 & 4th Floor on Main, 7, 10 &11)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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


50123

2:30pm - 3:30pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Power Hour: Home Staging & Property Styling Tips & Techniques

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Gain insights from the Home Staging & Redesign Association on how to properly prepare homes using ideal furniture, art & accessories. Key takeaways will include: Top Staging Tips for any Home for Sale; Assessment of Appropriate Furnishings to Create a Model Home look; Design & Staging Services to Provide to Realtors, Investors, and Builders, and many more. Ideal presentation for Professional Home Stagers, Interior Designers, Furniture Store Representatives and Owners and Professional Interior Decorators. Q& A will follow the presentation. Co-Sponsored by HSRA and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Jana Uselton

50178

3pm - 5pm, Tue. Oct. 16

The Art of Block Printing

Educational

Suites At Market Square, M-3001 Mezzanine

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Join Tom and Vicki as they teach not only about the art of printmaking, but how to sell these original works to your customers. This will be a hands-on class where you can try printing one yourself.


50105

3:30pm - 7:30pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Potato Martini Bar Party

Social

IHFC, C202 Floor 2

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Join Phillips Collection at their showroom at IHFC C202 for their Potato Martini Bar Party on Tuesday, October 16th from 3:30-7:30pm!


RSVP Required

50375

3:30pm - 5pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Inspired Afternoons

Social

Classic Home, IHFC D443

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Don't let the afternoons get you down. Shop & sip your way through the Classic Home showroom during our Happy Hour. Inspired cocktails, hors d'oeuvres & exciting introductions await at Classic Home.


50381

4pm - 8pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Dorya BAR 107 Cocktails & Hor d'Oeuvres

Social

330 N. Hamilton St., 107 Floor 1

Please join us at DORYA BAR 107 for Cocktails, Champagne Hour & Hor d'Oeuvres.


50314

4pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Meva Wine and Cheese Happy Hour!

Social

IHFC, H624 Floor 6

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

We invite you and your colleagues to join Meva management and representatives for wine and cheese! Hosted at 4-6pm each day, we offer you the opportunity to discuss the future of product inspiration and design with us. Attendees will have a chance to free their minds and participate in sketching seminars where each individual will be able to use their inspiration to plan with us the styles they want to turn into reality!


RSVP Required

50305

4pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Visual Comfort Happy Hour

Social

Commerce & Design, 2G, 2I Floor 2

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Come visit our showroom daily to enjoy complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres as you shop our broad collection.


50266

4pm - 7pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Happy Hour at The Antique & Design Center

Social

Market Square, G 1-72 Antique and Design Center and SAMS G-7031, G-7039 Salon Ground

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Make the last few hours of the day the best, with a taste of Whiskey made right here in North Carolina, compliments of Troy & Sons Distillers, to accompany your Happy Hour shopping at The Antique & Design Center.


50282

4pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

HFA - Happy Hour

Social

Plaza Suites, 1-527 Floor 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

After a long day of shopping stop by HFA's Retailer Resource Center for our Happy Hour with beer, wine, and light refreshments.


50086

4pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

InterHall Martini Parties

Social

IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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


50062

4pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Social

200 N. Hamilton Street (Alternating Floors)

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


50063

4pm - 7pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Happy Hour at The Antique & Design Center

Social

Antique & Design Center of High Point, Market Square, G 7031 Salon

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Make the last few hours of the day the best, with a taste of Whiskey made right here in North Carolina, compliments of Troy & Sons Distillers, to accompany your Happy Hour shopping at The Antique & Design Center.


50093

4pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Social

Showplace (Floors 1, 2 & 3)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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


50094

4pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Social

Market Square (Floors 1&2)

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

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


50148

4:30pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Wine Down Daily

Social

200 Steele, 119 Floor 1

Wine down from your market day and enjoy cheese and wine at Scarborough House.


50174

4:30pm - 6pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Happy Hour with Burton James

Social

310 N. Hamilton St., Hamilton Court S-101 Floor 1

Get "Happy on Hamilton" at Burton James' daily happy hour full of bubbling beverages and light bites!


50092

5pm - 7pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Sunset on 3

Social

Showplace: 3rd Floor Balcony

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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


50218

5pm - 7pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Champagne Social

Social

Market Square, 202 Floor 2

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Slip in for a Sip - or two! Join us daily 5-7pm, October 11-17, and we'll pop a cork for you!


50313

5pm - 8pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Globally Inspired Movable Feast

Social

200 N. Hamilton St., N Ct 213 Floor 2

Join Spectra Home for buzzy breakfasts each morning or get your chill on with our resident mixologist and a globally inspired movable feast every night.


50084

6pm - 8pm, Tue. Oct. 16

Tuesday Night BBQ

Social

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

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

We’ll be serving our traditional Southern Style BBQ with all the fixins. Enjoy good food, good friends, beer, and wine and simply relax while listening to live entertainment. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.