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High Point Market Authority

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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.

11:30am - 2pm, April 13, April 14, April 15, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

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

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 Parson’s Table will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17.

11:30am - 6pm, April 13

#HPMKT Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

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 #HPMKT 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.

12pm - 12:45pm, April 13

The Point Grand Opening with Special Guest Jeff Foxworthy

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join special guest Jeff Foxworthy and other Market attendees as the High Point Market Authority officially opens an exciting new Market resource, The Point. Conveniently located on Commerce Ave just one block from the Transportation Terminal, this space will offer a wide range of activities and activations, such as roundtable discussions, meet and greets, social hours, Market Advisor consultations, an interactive demonstration space, hashtag printer, morning gourmet coffee and organic juice bars and daily lunch service from The Parson’s Table.

2pm - 3pm, April 13

How to Shop Antiques at High Point Market 

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

With tens of thousands of antiques to peruse each High Point Market, how do you even know where to start your hunt for the perfect piece? Join the Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, and interior designer Chad James in a roundtable discussion as they share their vast knowledge of antiques and shopping at High Point Market – and answer your questions along the way!  

4pm - 6pm, April 13

ASID Member Meet Up at The Point

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Explore what ASID has in store for 2018 at the ASID Member Meet Up at The Point. Connect with ASID and engage with members to kick off your High Point experience. Appetizers and refreshments provided. Please RSVP at https://asid.regfox.com/high-point-meet-up.

8am - 10:30am, April 14, April 15, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Gourmet Coffee and Organic Juice Bar at The Point

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Swing by The Point before tackling the day’s agenda to get your morning started off right. Gourmet coffee and specialty coffee drinks from Event Espresso as well as fresh-pressed organic juices from Organic AF will be available for purchase.

8am - 6pm, April 14, April 15, April 16, April 17, April1 18

#HPMKT Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

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 #HPMKT 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.

3pm - 5pm, April 14, April 15

Crypton Pooch Pop-Up

Social

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

A peaceful pack of comfort dogs from Fostering Friendships 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 and recharge with a furry friend before heading out to the evening's social events. Snap a selfie with a #poochpopup dog and tag Crypton for a donation to be made to support this great cause.

10am - 11am, April 14

KEYNOTE SERIES - T’s Coffee Talk with Trisha Yearwood

Educational

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Trisha Yearwood for a special edition broadcast of her popular Facebook LIVE show, T's Coffee Talk, as she discusses her various business enterprises, shares her top business-building insights and dishes on building brand awareness. After her 20-minute chat, stick around for an interactive viewing of Trisha’s cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, complete with commentary from Trisha and a live Q&A session with her fans from around the world. Presented by the High Point Market Authority. Sponsored by Klaussner Home Furnishings.

10am - 11am, April 14

Editor at Large’s Guide to High Point Market

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Editor at Large’s president Julia Noran Johnston and members of her editorial team as they take a deep dive into their Designer’s Guide to High Point Market. This lively roundtable discussion will overview the events, products and people designers won’t want to miss while in High Point.

11am - 2pm, April 14

Fashion Snoops' Innovation Square - Obsess AR/VR Platform Demonstrations

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Come visit Fashion Snoops' Innovation Square at The Point as they celebrate innovation and design each day through activations and demonstrations from well-known artisans and makers from 11am - 2pm. Changing daily, the "Innovation Square" space will provide an interactive experience with intriguing and insightful visual displays of craftsmanship from some of the industry’s finest. On Saturday, April 14, get to know the technology leading the revolution in the retail space by experiencing first hand how virtual reality is changing the current shopping landscape. Come see the products projected in virtual life and get the full 360 experience with the Obsess team.

12pm - 1pm, April 14

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - Who Is Holding Back Your Fees – You or Your Client?

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Tobi Fairley, ASID, combines her interior design degree, an MBA, and a life coaching certification for her innovative approach to running a design business. Learn Tobi's method of blending the value of your work with your own self-worth to increase your bottom line. You will leave this presentation with the new perspective that selling clients on your ideal design fees is much more about your mindset than their willingness to invest in your services. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

2pm - 3pm, April 14

Business of Design Roundtable with Kimberley Seldon

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Business of Design founder and working designer, Kimberley Seldon, as she moderates a roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of running an interior design firm. This group coaching session will offer sound business advice, solutions for pressing business challenges, and suggestions for achieving desired growth.

3pm - 5pm, April 14

Disruption or Innovation? Navigating the Turmoil of Industry Consolidation

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Not all startups are disruptors, and not all disruptions are bad. How do you distinguish progress from predation? How do you navigate the rapid consolidation of online tools and product resources to find the right revenue model for your business? Join a robust and diverse panel of industry thought leaders to discuss all aspects of the rapidly-shifting reality and how you can make it work for you. Led by Nick May of The Chaise Lounge podcast and hosted by Steelyard.

3pm - 4pm, April 14

Meet & Greet with The Scott Brothers

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Meet and greet with the popular founders of Scott Living, Drew and Jonathan Scott.

4pm - 6pm, April 14

Black Interior Designers Network Mixer at The Point

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join members of the Black Interior Designers Network as they mix and mingle in Market’s newest space, The Point. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while developing and deepening important business connections.

7pm - 9pm, April 14

Stars Under the Stars Featuring Con Brio

Social

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Complimentary food and beverage 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, April 15

WithIt Education Breakfast presented by Myriad Software

Educational

IHFC, Green Wing, International ballroom, 11th Floor

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join WithIt for a full breakfast, networking and an inspiring speaker. More details to come. Breakfast is $30 and is open to all Market attendees. Tickets are available at withit.org.

8:45am - 3pm, April 15

VIP Veterans & Virgins High Point Market Tour, with Kim Radovich, President-elect ASID NY Metro, and Bjorn Bjornsso

Educational

Various. Visit ASIDHPTOUR.eventbrite.com for details.

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join High Point veteran Kim Radovich and High Point Virgin Bjorn Bjornsson on this fabulous tour of High Point Market, where you'll visit a selection of the most extraordinary showrooms and get a first-hand look at the best that Market has to offer. All transportation, breakfast, lunch, cocktails and access to evening parties is included. You can register for one or both days. Space is limited, so secure your spot today. The tour is complimentary to all ASID members; non-ASID members must purchase ticket(s) at $50 per day. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ASIDHPTOUR.eventbrite.com.

9:30am - 11am, April 15

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - Protect Your Firm with Quality Legal Contracts

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

A lawyer whose expertise is interior design contract law, Alan M. Siegel will show you how to develop and use legal contracts to protect you and your business. Alan will provide critical insight from his 40+ year career working with the top designers in the industry. The author of the interior design form contracts for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Alan will focus on key clauses from the new and reformatted 2018 agreements (available for purchase) to help you protect your firm, manage risk, and safeguard compensation. 0.15 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

10am - 11am, April 15

Trend Talk with Fashion Snoops - A Look Ahead

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Shop with confidence knowing that the products you’re purchasing this Spring Market will still be on-trend for years to come with this interactive roundtable discussion with Fashion Snoops’ Home Interiors Director, Jaye Anna Mize. Discuss the macro and micro trends influencing home furnishings, and what’s on the horizon for 2019.

11am - 2pm, April 15

Fashion Snoops' Innovation Square - Painting with Aviva Stanoff and Friends

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Come visit Fashion Snoops' Innovation Square at The Point as they celebrate innovation and design each day through activations and demonstrations from well-known artisans and makers from 11am - 2pm. Changing daily, the "Innovation Square" space will provide an interactive experience with intriguing and insightful visual displays of craftsmanship from some of the industry’s finest. On Sunday, April 15, join textile artist extraordinaire Aviva Stanoff as she showcases her artistry, painting live on upholstery fabric with everything from paint to glitter. Surprise guests will be joining; you won't want to miss who shows up to paint!

11am - 12pm, April 15

Pulp Design Studios for S. Harris Champagne Brunch

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Alden Parkes showroom, 200 N. Hamilton St., #110

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Pulp Design Studios for a champagne brunch to celebrate its new fabric collection for S.Harris! Get an exclusive sneak peek of the adventurous statement fabrics designed around Pulp's passion for travel and iconic destinations around the globe, and enter for a surprise giveaway. RSVP to rsvp@pulpdesignstudios.com.

12pm - 1pm, April 15

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - How to Manage Clients and Cultivate New Business

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

In the constant pressure of day-to-day client management, firm leaders must balance the cultivation of new business with the effective management of current projects. In this panel discussion, Jennifer Quail, editor-in-chief, i+D magazine, will invite our panel of design leaders including John Cialone, ASID, NCIDQ, Courtney McLeod, and Robert Passal to share their strategies to maintain existing clients and gain new ones. You will walk away from this panel discussion with new ideas to help you successfully and sustainably expand your practice. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

2pm - 3pm, April 15

Dynamic Women in Design - Tips and Tricks from Multi-Tasking Mavens

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Amidst all the roles a business woman will play in today’s fast-paced world, how does one effectively and efficiently juggle all the balls in the air while maintaining a professional demeanor and a meaningful personal life? Join Stacy Kunstel, Suzanne Kasler and Michelle Nussbaumer in this roundtable discussion focusing on daily balance, useful tools and the multi-tasking tips and tricks these mavens has mastered over the years.

3pm - 4pm, April 15

Meet & Greet with Donny Osmond

Social

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Meet and greet with the lovable founder of Donny Osmond Home, Donny Osmond.

6pm - 9pm, April 15

Soraa x MyDomaine Panel: Ask a Designer

Educational

House of Bedlam, 1121 N Rotary Drive, High Point, NC 27262

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for an illuminating Market Week panel about the powerful impact of lighting on design, mood, and our health. Hosted by MyDomaine's editorial director, Sacha Strebe, the panel will feature interior experts Heather Garrett, MA Allen, Jason Oliver Nixon, and John Loecke. The panel will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. followed by a social hour with margaritas, tacos, and more. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soraa-x-mydomaine-panel-ask-a-designer-tickets-44446983123.

7pm - 9pm, April 15

Stars Under the Stars Featuring Lee Ann Womack

Social

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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

8:45am - 5pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

VIP Veterans & Virgins High Point Market Tour, with Kim Radovich, President-elect ASID NY Metro, and Bjorn Bjornsso

Educational

Various. Visit ASIDHPTOUR.eventbrite.com for details.

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join High Point veteran Kim Radovich and High Point Virgin Bjorn Bjornsson on this fabulous tour of High Point Market, where you'll visit a selection of the most extraordinary showrooms and get a first-hand look at the best that Market has to offer. All transportation, breakfast, lunch, cocktails and access to evening parties is included. You can register for one or both days. Space is limited, so secure your spot today. The tour is complimentary to all ASID members; non-ASID members must purchase ticket(s) at $50 per day. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ASIDHPTOUR.eventbrite.com.

10am - 11am, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts with Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Do be active on social media. Don’t ignore outreach from a potential customer. When it comes to social media, it seems the list of do’s and don’ts get longer and more complicated every day. How do you find what works best for you? Join Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, the digital-savvy co-founders of Consort Design, for a roundtable discussion on social media best practices. Learn from their extensive experience and get your pressing questions answered too.

11am - 2pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Fashion Snoops' Innovation Square - Upholstering with Norwalk Furniture

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Come visit Fashion Snoops' Innovation Square at The Point as they celebrate innovation and design each day through activations and demonstrations from well-known artisans and makers from 11am - 2pm. Changing daily, the "Innovation Square" space will provide an interactive experience with intriguing and insightful visual displays of craftsmanship from some of the industry’s finest. On Monday, April 16, with the paint dried from Sunday's experience, we see the artisans of Norwalk Furniture come to life. Come join the Norwalk "furniture magicians" as they take the upholstery painted by Aviva Stanoff and friends from the day before and transform it into one of the signature Norwalk sofas right before your very eyes.

12pm - 1pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - Finding a Healthy Balance in Your Daily Demands

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Hear from design leaders who are balancing their professional careers with personal responsibilities and a desire to live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. Our panelists will engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the challenges and rewards of finding synergy among life’s daily demands. Improve your balance and understand what role your colleagues and family play in the process. This all-star panel, moderated by Tori Mellott of Traditional Home, will include Alexa Hampton, Erika Ward and Michelle Workman, all working parents currently managing their own design firms. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

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

So, You Want to be a Style Spotter?

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Each year, 8 home fashion trendsetters scour every corner of Market to showcase their favorite products and top trends from High Point exhibitors. From the Twitter Chat before Market to the Style Spotters LIVE! panel discussion during Market to the Style Report after Market, the Style Spotters are tasked with applying their trend-tracking abilities and sharing their expert insights. Interested in joining the 2019 team? Join us at this roundtable discussion, moderated by Stacy Kunstel, to learn from Style Spotters Emeritus Michelle Jennings Wiebe and Style Spotters alumni Brynn Olson and Erika Ward on what it takes to be considered, how the program impacted each person's career and what life was like in the Style Spotters spotlight.

3pm - 4pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Design Community Town Hall Meeting

Educational

High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Curious about the future of the design industry? Wondering, "How will this affect my business?" What if we gathered representatives from manufacturing, e-commerce, press/media, emerging technologies and industry influencers to have an open, honest and engaging conversation with the design community about the past, present and future of the design industry? What if we actually just talked? We may not solve the world's problems. But we can begin the conversation. This first-ever Design Community Town Hall Meeting will be moderated by Joseph Haecker, on-air personality for Design Talk LIVE, the first call in talk show on Facebook. It will be an ongoing conversation with the design community about the design industry. #SharingIsCaring

3pm - 4pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Book Signing at The Point with Amy Flurry, Jason Oliver Nixon & John Loecke

Social

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Meet and greet with authors Amy Flurry, Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke and snag a personalized copy of their latest books.

4pm - 7pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Third Night - A Progressive Gala

Social

Hamilton Wrenn Design District

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The evening will offer live street entertainment and musicians throughout the district with a wide variety of special menus, themed parties and influencer interactions within the participating showrooms.

6:30pm - 7:45pm, April 16, April 17, April1 18

Sitting Pretty: A History of NC's Furniture Industry

Educational

High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main St., High Point, NC

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

For much of the second half of the twentieth century, the names of North Carolina companies such as Broyhill, Drexel, Henredon, and Thayer-Coggin represented the best in American furniture manufacturing, and High Point earned the title of “Furniture Capital of the World.” But the furniture industry in the state is actually more than 300 years old, and this illustrated presentation follows that history from the early eighteenth century to the present. Presented by Dr. Kenneth Zogry, teacher, scholar, public historian, and curator.

9am - 10am

Style Spotters LIVE!

Educational

IHFC: Green Wing, 11th Floor, Ballroom A

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast while our panel of 2018 High Point Market Style Spotters offer expert insight into the leading looks and on-trend products from Spring Market. RSVP at highpointmarket.org. After the event concludes, join your favorite Style Spotters for a tour of his or her favorite showrooms. Tours will begin at 10:15am, leaving from the ballroom, and will last approximately one hour. Sponsored by Crypton and Sherwin-Williams.

10am - 11am

Green is the Color of Opportunity

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Consumer concerns about the environment are driving purchase decisions, and companies that can tell an authentic sustainability story are reaping real benefits. Join Susan Inglis of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Peggy Burns of Circle Furniture and Aviva Stanoff of Aviva Stanoff Design Studio in an engaging roundtable discussion featuring examples of manufacturers, retailers and designers who are making money in this market and insights into how you can develop and deliver your own sustainability story.

10:15am - 11:30am

Style Spotters Trend Tours

Educational

Departing from IHFC Ballroom A, Green Wing, 11th Floor

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast, join your favorite Style Spotters on a tour of his or her must-see showrooms. Tour will begin at 10:15am, leaving from Ballroom A in IHFC, Green Wing, 11th Floor. Sponsored by Crypton and Sherwin-Williams.

11am - 2pm

Fashion Snoops' Innovation Square - Embellishing with the Trim Queen - Jana Platina Phipps

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Come visit Fashion Snoops' Innovation Square at The Point as they celebrate innovation and design each day through activations and demonstrations from well-known artisans and makers from 11am - 2pm. Changing daily, the "Innovation Square" space will provide an interactive experience with intriguing and insightful visual displays of craftsmanship from some of the industry’s finest. On Tuesday, April 17, join Jana Platina Phipps as she demos how to embellish upholstery with trimmings, adding modern design details to our beautiful Norwalk sofa. She's called the "Trim Queen" for a reason!

2pm - 3pm

Performance Fabrics - Today's Hottest Textiles

Educational

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

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

From durability and cleanability to technical innovation, the advanced solutions available from today’s performance textiles continues to evolve. So how do you find the perfect performance fabric that will meet all the unique challenges of individual clients and customers? Join Todd Nifong, chair of the educational foundation for the International Textile Alliance, as he moderates a roundtable discussion with Caroline Hipple of Norwalk Furniture and Christi Barbour of Barbour Spangle Design on the topic of performance fabrics and where the integration of technology into textiles will take the industry next.

8am - 10:30am

#HPMKT Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

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 #HPMKT 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.

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