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Suites at Market Square

200 W. Commerce Ave. - Suites At Market Square

11:30am - 12:30pm, April 13, April 14, April 15, April 16, April 17, April1 18

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.

2pm - 6pm, April 13, April 14, April 15, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Afternoon Social

Social

SAMS (Suites and SALON)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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

3:30pm - 4:30pm, April 13, April 14, April 15, April 16, April 17, April1 18

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.

1pm - 2pm, April 14

Blue Crush: Coastal Q&A and Coffee with Phoebe Howard

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Recharge after lunch with interior designer Phoebe Howard and Coastal Living homes editor Ellen McGauley at a lively discussion of the renowned decorator’s new book, Coastal Blues: Mrs. Howard’s Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky. Enjoy a breathtaking round-up of rooms from the just-released book, all featuring the beach's most beloved hue, plus a peek at some of Mrs. Howard's most vibrant blue color schemes. The 20-minute Q&A will be followed by a book signing.

2pm - 3pm, April 14

TrendWatch: Spring 2018

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 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. (0.1 CEU)

2pm - 3pm, April 14

Suite Spot Tour with Robin Baron

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 celebrity interior designer and lifestyle expert Robin Baron, of Robin Baron Design Inc., thinks is hot at High Point Market this spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join Robin as she 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. To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/

4pm - 5pm, April 14

The Magic of Morocco

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Back in December, a group of industry creatives joined Home Accents Today Editor in Chief Susan Dickenson for a design excursion to Morocco, where (as guests of the Kingdom and trade organization Maison De L’Artisans) they toured artisan sites, saw ancient and modern masterpieces of home décor and design, shopped the back alleys and souks of the medina, and explored the Min Yadina trade show of Moroccan handcrafts. Dickenson will lead a discussion with this colorful and talented group of travelers- Justina Blakeney, Aviva Stanoff, Teddie & Courtney Garrigan, Nancy Price, and Greg O’Neal – about the unique products, crafts, trends and places they found in Casablanca, Marakech, Rabat, and points beyond. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt .1CEU

5pm - 6pm, April 14

The Magic of Morocco - Meet & Greet Reception and Book Signing

Social

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

You won’t want to miss this festive celebration of Morocco and meet & greet with our esteemed group of celebrated designers. Favorite select pieces from each designer’s travel will be on display and lively hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will bring you into the Moroccan experience! Justina Blakeney will also be on hand signing copies of her book The New Bohemians Handbook. Books will be available for purchase onsite. Co-Sponsored by Home Accents Today and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

9am - 10am, April 15

Sunday Brunch: Biscuits, Bagels & Bedding with Dave Perry

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Bedding e-tailers are changing the mattress landscape, but all is not lost for brick-and-mortar retailers. Furniture Today's long-time bedding editor looks at ways that retailers can improve the in-store experience. (0.1 CEU)

10:30am - 11:30am, April 15

Fresh to Follow: Angelo Adamo

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Angelo Adamo, of Angelo Adamo Design, and Cindy Hodnett for a discussion about the intersect of architecture and design. As an expert in interior branding, they will examine how architecture can transform and elevate commercial and hospitality design and spaces. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)

11am - 1pm, April 15

Mimosas with Robin Baron

Social

Robin Baron, Suites at Market Square, G-6000A

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Celebrity interior designer, lifestyle expert and luxury home-furnishings designer Robin Baron invites you to her showroom to celebrate her expanding and eponymous line of home furnishings. With mimosas in hand, mix and mingle with Robin as you preview her new collections of upholstery, case goods, hardware and rugs. Robin brings a sense of style and her fun-loving spirit to all that she does, and if history is any indication, you’re sure to have a good time.

1pm - 2pm, April 15

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, April 15

Suite Spot Tour with Liles & Zandy, The Warehouse 1924

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 designers Liles Dunnigan and Zandy Gammons, Co-Owners of the Warehouse 1924, think is hot at High Point Market this spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour them. Join Liles & Zandy, as they take you on a guided tour of their 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/.

3:30pm - 4:30pm, April 15

Inside the Designer’s Studio with Thom Filicia

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Following the “Inside the Actor’s Studio” concept and format, renowned designer and TV personality Thom Filicia will discuss a variety of designer-focused topics as well as share insights from his life. Thom has been named by House Beautiful as one of their “Top 100 Designers,” and Elle Décor regaled him as an “A-List Designer.” He will share design how to’s and various trends while discussing his approach to design, clients and working within the design community. Filicia will have a lively one-on-one conversation with our guest editor, and will take questions from the audience following the discussion, allowing spectators to engage the designers and their A-list interviewer. (0.1 CEU)

4pm - 5pm, April 15

SFC's #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design Competition, A Conversation with the 2017 Winners

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join a vibrant discussion among the winners of SFC's 2017 #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design competition. Learn what it took for them to win - asking, "What's it made of?" and using product from a variety of SFC manufacturer members - and also how they have built their businesses with a green tinge. Katherine Snedeker, The Arrangement, grand prize winner, along with Kirsten Flynn, Sustainable Home, Jessica Garcia, Des-Syn, Bernadette Upton, EcoDecor discuss, and Sean Sullivan, Group Marketing Director and Associate Publisher, Hearst Design Group. The panel will be moderated by Julie Smith-Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The 2018 #GetYourGreenOn competition will also be announced. Co-Sponsored by SFC and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)

11am - 12pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

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.

1pm - 2pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

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/.

2pm - 3pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

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/

2:30pm - 3:30pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

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)

4pm - 5pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

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).

2pm - 3pm

Suite Spot Tours with Ginger Curtis, Urbanology Designs

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 Ginger Curtis, Founder of Urbanology Designs, thinks is hot at High Point Market this spring, and spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join Ginger as she 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. To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Leading the Way: Fair Trade and Social Accountability in the Design Industry

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

A practical and inspirational presentation, where you will learn the 10 principles of fair trade and what choices you can make to create a socially accountable design industry. Presentation led by Carol Serbet, President of Toronto-based Creative Matters Inc. and Reto Aschwandan Director of Label Step on the demand for fair trade in the textile design industry. With discussion and Q&A with global textile firms leading the way in social accountability. Additional panelists will be Vimal Kumar, Vice President of Obeetee, Inc.; Susan Inglis, Executive Director of Sustainable Furnishings Council and others TBA. (0.1 CEU) RSVP at: http://www.therugshow.com/ceu-seminars-high-point-market

6pm - 8pm

Tuesday Night BBQ

Social

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.