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High Point Market Authority

Radio Building - 164 S Main St S-700, Floor 7

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #HPMKT.

11am - 8pm, October 12

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


11:30am - 2pm, October 12

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


1pm - 5pm, October 12

Live Podcasts at The Point

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Listen in as popular design podcast hosts interview industry insiders and then stick around for a chance to meet and greet with live viewers afterwards. Beginning at 1pm with Business of Design, The Chaise Lounge is on deck for 2pm followed by Design Between the Lines at 3pm and A Well Designed Business at 4pm. Kick off Fall Market with this unique opportunity to view the interview process live and jump start your at-Market networking.


5pm - 8pm, October 12

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from a local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


5pm - 7pm, October 12

Live Free Magazine Launch Party at The Point

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join editor-in-chief Jarvus Hester and special guest designers LaShonda Stone and Willie Alexander as they celebrate the launch of the nationally-published lifestyle magazine, Live Free. Refreshments will be served.


6pm - 7:30pm, October 12

WithIt President’s Reception

Social

Fairfield Chair Company – 200 N. Hamilton St. - N Ct 207, Floor 2

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Kick off a successful Market at WithIt’s powerful networking reception and enjoy the exceptional hospitality of Fairfield Chair Company. WithIt encourages and develops leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries. Guests are welcome -- come learn more about WithIt.


8am - 8pm, October 13

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


8am - 6pm, October 13

3rd Annual Veterans and Virgins Tour with ASID NY Metro President & Veteran Kim Radovich and Virgin Brian Gallop

Educational

Red Lion Hotel, 135 South Main St., High Point, NC 27260

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy this VIP tour as we explore Kim's favorite showrooms ending with a surprise shopping event at Schwung Home. This showroom offers one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, accessories and lighting, procured from around the world available to purchase instantly with no minimums. Bring your credit card. Breakfast, snacks, lunch, cocktails and all transportation are included! Get private tours showcasing the new FALL 2018 lines from Bernhardt, Vanguard, Wesley Hall, Left Bank Art, Old Biscayne, Lexington Brands and Schwung Home! FREE for ASID Members and $50 for NON ASID members. SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP NOW. WE WILL MEET IN THE LOBBY OF the RED LION HOTEL, across from IHFC at 135 South Main St., High Point at 7:45am sharp.


Speakers: Kim Radovich, Brian Gallop

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, October 13

Dominate the Digital

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join digital expert Dennis Sarlo and members of his Dering Hall team as they moderate a roundtable on web-based marketing techniques and how you can differentiate yourself with your online presence. This group coaching session will offer sound advice on everything from Instagram to SEO to overall strategy management so you leave ready to dominate the digital landscape.  


Speakers: Dennis Sarlo

11:30am - 2pm, October 13

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


12pm - 1pm, October 13

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – The Interior Design Industry: The New Business as Usual

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The interior design industry is evolving, from online design services, to products widely available to consumers. The new business as usual is in a continuous state of change and your business must adapt. Designers need to consider new approaches to reposition their value and gain a competitive edge. Led by Julia Noran Johnston of Business of Home, this moderated discussion will bring together the perspectives of Justina Blakeney, Kerrie Kelly, FASID, NKBA, CAPS, Noa Santos, and Kimberley Seldon to discuss how they are adapting to the new business as usual. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Julia Noran Johnston, Justina Blakeney, Kerrie Kelly, Noa Santos, Kimberley Seldon

12:30pm - 1:30pm, October 13

Lunch Bunch with Bill McLoughlin and Susan Dickenson

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Stop by The Point and enjoy lunch with the editors from the two High Point Market daily publications, Bill McLoughlin of Furniture Today and Susan Dickenson of Home Accents Today. The Parson’s Table Pop-Up will have homemade salads and sandwiches for sale or you can bring your own.


2pm - 3pm, October 13

The Ins and Outs of Licensing

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

When building a design business and developing a brand, product design and licensing opportunities often arise. Even for those passionate about creating, how do you know if it’s the right time or the perfect partnership? What steps should you take to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between you and a manufacturer? Get your questions answered by the experts during a roundtable discussion with licensing specialist Dwayne Clark and licensors Libby Langdon and Denise McGaha as they share their experience, advice and helpful tips.


Speakers: Dwayne Clark, Libby Langdon, Denise McGaha

3pm - 4pm, October 13

KEYNOTE SERIES: 20/20 Vision – Forecasting Color & Home Trends for 2019/20 with Sherwin-Williams & Fashion Snoops

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

How do you look ahead with clarity to the trends and movements that will impact home fashion in the next few years? How do you use a forecast to provide confidence to a client or customer on the selections you're recommending? Join Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing for The Sherwin-Williams Company, and Jaye Anna Mize, VP of Home and Interiors for Fashion Snoops, as they examine the intricate world of color and trend forecasting and share insights into the macro trends that will impact home interiors in 2019, 2020 and beyond. Attendees will receive Sherwin-Williams’ newly released Colormix Forecast 2019.


Speakers: Sue Wadden, Jaye Anna Mize

3:15pm - 4pm, October 13

Meet and Greet with Kathy Ireland

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Meet and greet with the world-famous lifestyle designer and, according to Fairchild Publications, one of the 50 most influential people in fashion, Kathy Ireland.


Speakers: Kathy Ireland

4:15pm - 5pm, October 13

Meet & Greet with HGTV’s Home Town Stars, Erin and Ben Napier

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Meet and greet with the dynamic duo featured on HGTV’s hit series Home Town and founders of Scotsman Co., Erin and Ben Napier, as the celebrate the launch of their first furniture collection with Vaughan-Bassett Furniture.


Speakers: Erin Napier, Ben Napier

5pm - 7pm, October 13

Black Interior Designers Network Mixer at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join members of the Black Interior Designers Network as they mix and mingle. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while developing and deepening important business connections.


5pm - 8pm, October 13

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from a local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


7pm - 9pm, October 13

Stars Under the Stars Featuring Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

Social

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Complimentary food and beverages will be served. Sponsored by the High Point Market Authority. *NOTE: 6:45pm early entry for Market guests issued a Buyer pass.


7:30am - 9am, October 14

WithIt Education Breakfast presented by Myriad Software - “Home Town Proud: Erin and Ben Napier”

Educational

IHFC, Green Wing, International Ballroom, 11th Floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for a conversation with Erin and Ben Napier, stars of the HGTV show “Home Town” who launch their first furniture collection with Vaughn-Bassett Furniture this Market. Their hit show features their passion for renovating & revitalizing homes and their home town community of Laurel, Mississippi. The couple is also dedicated to featuring products from regional craftsman and manufacturing their products in the U.S. These commitments have led to a business model that includes their TV show, a store in downtown Laurel & their newest licensed furniture line with Vaughn-Bassett Furniture. Add to that a new baby girl and you have the recipe for a busy life. Journalist Cindy Hodnett will moderate this fun discussion with Erin and Ben Napier.


Speakers: Erin Napier, Ben Napier

RSVP Required

8am - 8pm, October 14

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


10am - 11am, October 14

Material ConneXion Preview – High Point’s newest year-round industry resource

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

As the newest Material ConneXion library, and the largest library on the east coast beyond the NYC headquarters, the High Point location brings yet another innovative global resource to the epicenter of the home furnishings industry. Launching at Fall Market and co-located with the curated design and craftsmanship exhibition Mill Collective in the Plant Seven building (formerly Union Square), this addition to the Market district is the leading international platform for material innovation and solutions. Join Dr. Andrew Dent, executive VP of research for Material ConneXion and world-renowned TED speaker, as he displays and discusses some of the library’s materials essential to the home furnishings industry.


Speakers: Dr. Andrew Dent

11:30am - 2pm, October 14

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


12pm - 1pm, October 14

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Tech Tools: Reviews from the Designers Who Use Them

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Learn about the technology tools peer designers use to make their businesses more productive and to effectively manage clients. In this panel discussion, LuAnn Nigara of A Well-Designed Business will ask our panel of design leaders including Kelli Ellis, Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, Corey Damen Jenkins, and Laura Thurman to provide their approach to evaluating the best software options for their businesses. Leave with the factors you need to consider when evaluating your software options. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: LuAnn Nigara, Kelli Ellis, Phyllis Harbinger, Corey Damen Jenkins, Laura Thurman

12pm - 12:30pm, October 14

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Pinning Ceremony

Social

Wall of Fame, Lobby of Furniture Plaza - 210 South Main Street High Point, NC 27260

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation will start the induction process at a moving ceremony to present the coveted Hall of Fame pin to Inductees, along with uncovering their plaques on the Wall of Fame and dedicating the bronze bricks that are permanently placed in the Walk of Fame.


12:30pm - 1:30pm, October 14

Lunch Bunch with Jerry Epperson

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Stop by The Point and enjoy lunch with industry expert and advisor, Jerry Epperson. The Parson's Table Pop-Up will have homemade salads and sandwiches for sale or you can bring your own.


2pm - 3pm, October 14

Breaking Through the Roadblocks – Overcoming the Difficulties of Running a Design Firm with Gail Doby

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Business success can only be achieved once you embrace the daily challenges of running a design firm and systematically work through the roadblocks holding you back. Join business coach Gail Doby in this interactive roundtable as she identifies common issues business owners face, offers actionable advice and fields attendee questions to find workable solutions.


Speakers: Gail Doby

3pm - 5pm, October 14

Crypton Pooch Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

A peaceful pack of comfort dogs will be on hand at the lounge in The Point to meet and greet Market-goers needing a quick break. Be sure to stop by to rest your mind and your aching feet before heading back out to the evening's social events. Snap a pic and post to social media with the hashtag #cryptonpoochpopup and Crypton will make a donation to Elite Canines Comfort Dogs.


3:30pm - 4:30pm, October 14

Luxe DIY — Craft Hour w The Trim Queen

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Let your creative side shine at this embellishment workshop with The Trim Queen herself, Jana Platina Phipps. Learn about the evolution of trimmings and make a personal passementerie, tassel or pompom to take with you. It’s going to be trim-tastic!


5pm - 8pm, October 14

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from a local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


5pm - 7pm, October 14

Interior Design Society Membership Mixer at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Mix and mingle with the members of the Interior Design Society. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while developing and deepening important business connections.


5:30pm - 10:30pm, October 14

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Social

Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, 3121 West Gate City Boulevard Greensboro, NC 27407

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. is an international, industry-wide organization founded to preserve the history of the home furnishings industry and to celebrate exceptional individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. home furnishings industry. Each fall, individuals whose leadership and outstanding achievements have contributed to the innovation and development of the industry are inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest honor. Purchase tickets at www.leadwithvision2018.com Members, $250; Non-members, $300; Black tie optional Cocktail Reception, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner, 6:30-9:00 p.m. After Party, 9:15-10:30 p.m.


7pm - 9pm, October 14

Stars Under the Stars Featuring Sheila E.

Social

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Complimentary food and beverages will be served. Sponsored by the High Point Market Authority. *NOTE: 6:45pm early entry for Market guests issued a BUYER pass.


8am - 8pm, October 15

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


10am - 11am, October 15

Performance Fabrics Playground

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Put performance fabrics to the test – literally – with members of the International Textile Alliance and several industry experts in this interactive opportunity to compare and contrast the variety of performance fabric options on the market today. Experiment with an assortment of stain-creating scenarios and see how each fabric responds, while also learning about the various processes and innovative technologies being used in the development of these fabrics. Fabric aficionados Laura Umansky (Laura U Interior Design), Julie Talbert (Greenhouse Fabrics), Jackie Taylor (Southern Furniture), Shane Lynch (The Manufacturing Solutions Center) and Jodi Geis (The Manufacturing Solutions Center) will all be on hand to answer your inquiries.


Speakers: Laura Umansky, Julie Talbert, Jackie Taylor, Shane Lynch, Jodi Geis

11:30am - 2pm, October 15

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


12pm - 1pm, October 15

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Wellness in the Home: How to Sell Healthy Design

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

“Wellness” is much more than a buzzword in the design industry. It is an essential component to creating spaces that are beautiful and have a positive impact on occupants. Become an industry leader by learning to sell healthy design to your clients, elevating the value of the services you provide. Led by Sarah Walker of The Curated House, panelists include Jennifer Jones Condon, Blanche Garcia, ASID, WELL AP, LEED AP, Young Huh, Lisa Kahn, ASID, and Richard Ouellette. These design leaders will provide their perspectives on wellness in the home by showcasing key projects. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Sarah Walker, Jennifer Jones Condon, Blanche L. Garcia, Young Huh, Lisa Kahn, Richard Ouellette

2pm - 3pm, October 15

Efficiently Sourcing Art for Your Design Projects

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

This interactive roundtable discussion will provide practical tips for expanding your scope and finishing a client’s space through effective and efficient art sourcing, as well as useful insights into the art resources available at High Point Market. Katharine Earnhardt, founder of Mason Lane Art Advisory, will provide guidance on resources within the art market, assessing quality, costs to consider, creating an art budget, and practical tips for making the sale. Kathleen Walsh, principal of Kathleen Walsh Interiors, will advise on how and when to discuss art with clients, integrating artworks already owned, and lessons learned from integrating art and design through her numerous successful full-house projects.


Speakers: Katherine Earnhardt, Kathleen Walsh

3pm - 4pm, October 15

KEYNOTE SERIES - Materials Matter! The Resurgence of the Physical in Our Increasingly Digital Lives.

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Touch and tangible interactions with our world are a bedrock to our connection with and understanding of it. Though more of our lives are being lived online, the physical has never been more important, and the spaces we inhabit need to reflect this with touchable surfaces and inviting experiences. Join Dr. Andrew Dent, executive VP of research and chief material scientist for Material ConneXion, as well as sought-after TED Talk speaker, as he examines the role materials play in the home environment and how innovations in the area of materials are creating a counterpoint to the sterile glass screens that occupy so much of our time. Presented by the High Point Market Authority.


Speakers: Dr. Andrew Dent

5pm - 8pm, October 15

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from a local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


5pm - 7pm, October 15

Design Influencers Conference Mixer at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Mix and mingle at this conference reunion and celebrate the rebrand and expansion for 2019 with founder Adam Japko and fellow influencers, digital disruptors and design tastemakers. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.


8am - 8pm, October 16

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


9am - 10:15am, October 16

Style Spotters LIVE!

Educational

IHFC Ballroom - Green Wing, 11th Floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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

10am - 11am, October 16

Becoming an Influencer

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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

10:15am - 11:30am, October 16

Style Spotters Trend Tours

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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

11:15am - 12:15pm, October 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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


11:30am - 2pm, October 16

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.


2pm - 3pm, October 16

What Now? Maximizing Your Market Momentum

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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

8am - 1pm, October 17

WithIt Student Mentoring Day 2018

Educational

Various. Visit www.withit.org for more details.

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

WithIt mentoring day is offered to students in home and furnishings industry-specific majors. The agenda will include a speaker, industry roundtables, lunch and showroom tours with members. Learn more and register at withit.org.


RSVP Required
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