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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.

9am - 12pm, October 12

Launch Projects Like a Boss with Kimberley Seldon

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

After 25 years in business & coaching hundreds of designers, Kimberley Seldon is convinced, there’s no way to finish a project successfully if you don’t start strong. In this intensive training course, Kimberley will share her project launch process for all projects, large or small. Through Business of Design’s 15 Step Project Management Strategy, this three-hour session is a fast-track to immediate results. Start each project with precision & move forward on a linear path that leads to success. It’s time to take your business to the next level, solve current business challenges & reignite your passion. 0.3 CEU credits. $295 per person. Register at businessofdesign.com/events. Presented in partnership with the High Point Market Authority.


CEU Hours: 0.3

Speakers: Kimberley Seldon

RSVP Required

6pm - 7:30pm, October 12

WithIt President’s Reception

Social

Palliser Furniture – 220 Elm 400

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Kick off a successful market at WithIt’s powerful networking reception and enjoy the exceptional hospitality of Palliser Furniture. Meet celebrity guest Sarah Richardson, HGTV star of “Sarah Off the Grid” and see her newest collection with Palliser. 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.


RSVP Required

9:30am - 11:30am, October 13

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus, Saturday – Tuesday. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, two Style Spotters will take off from The Point each day to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Then, on Tuesday, immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! event, four Style Spotters step down from the dais to take you on a personal tour of their favorite Spring Market showrooms. See the full schedule and RSVP for the Category Tours at http://highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Cynthia Ferguson, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich, Kara Cox

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, October 13

Top Tips for Selling the Outdoor Room at Retail

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

With 48 years of experience and 19 retail locations in central and southern Florida, the Leader’s Casual Furniture team are seasoned experts when it comes to selling outdoor and casual furnishings. Join president and executive vice president Tim and Ashley Newton for an in-depth roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of this lucrative sector as they share their experiences, proven selling tips and insight into the opportunities for growth the outdoor category can hold for furnishing retailers.


Speakers: Martin Roberts, Tim Newton, Ashley Newton

12pm - 1pm, October 13

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Lessons from A Well-Designed Business®

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

As host of the podcast, A Well-Designed Business®, LuAnn Nigara helps interior design professionals operate a profitable and productive business by providing useful and understandable insights through conversations with industry leaders. Join LuAnn as she shares lessons learned from A Well-Designed Business®, including an overview of critical topics for running an interior design business, and straight talk and actionable lessons to take back to your practice. Immediately following the presentation, LuAnn will be available to sign copies of her newly released book, The Things I Learned From A Well-Designed Business®. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: LuAnn Nigara

3pm - 4pm, October 13

KEYNOTE SERIES - A Conversation with Diane Keaton

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Whether in film, fashion or interiors, Diane Keaton is known for her iconic point of view. Her mastery of black and white and a penchant for creating industrial chic interiors brings a sophisticated edginess to the rooms she creates. Join Diane in a casual conversation about her passion for design, her latest projects and her sources of inspiration. She will even take questions from the audience! Book signing to immediately follow. Sponsored by Aidan Gray. Be sure to visit the Aidan Gray showroom to view Diane’s new collection of lighting, Keaton Industries. The collection is distinctively Diane Keaton, each piece within it stylistically adapts to any number of design styles from industrial to modern farmhouse.


Speakers: Diane Keaton

7:30am - 9am, October 14

WithIt Education Breakfast presented by Myriad Software

Educational

IHFC, Green Wing, International ballroom, 11th Floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for a conversation with luxury interior designer Michelle Workman. Tickets include a full breakfast, program and networking and is open to all market attendees. Get more information and purchase your tickets at withit.org.


Speakers: Michelle Workman

RSVP Required

9:30am - 11:30am, October 14

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus, Saturday – Tuesday. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, two Style Spotters will take off from The Point each day to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Then, on Tuesday, immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! event, four Style Spotters step down from the dais to take you on a personal tour of their favorite Spring Market showrooms. See the full schedule and RSVP for the Category Tours at http://highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Cynthia Ferguson, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich, Kara Cox

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, October 14

No More Negotiating - Own your authority, protect your value and satisfy your clients with Kimberley Seldon

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Who has more experience running a design firm, you or your clients? You, of course. So why would you allow clients to dictate terms that have an immediate and sometimes unpleasant effect on you and your team? In this session, Business of Design’s Kimberley Seldon will teach you how to set and maintain clear and firm boundaries when it comes to fees, margins, work order and process. Learn which rules should be non-negotiable, how to stand firm in your rules, what a mature design business looks like, and how to anticipate challenging project situations. Create peace of mind, achieve greater earnings, and gain more freedom. Open to all Market attendees. Presented in partnership with the High Point Market Authority.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Kimberley Seldon

12pm - 1pm, October 14

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

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Back by popular demand, this session will discuss the technology tools peer designers use to both make their businesses more productive and effectively manage clients. Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, will ask our panel of design leaders to provide their approach to evaluating the best software options for their businesses. Panelists include design experts Corey Damen Jenkins, Darla Powell, Laura Thurman, and Jarret Yoshida. Leave with the factors you need to consider when evaluating your software options. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Phyllis Harbinger, Corey Damen Jenkins, Laura Thurman, Jarret Yoshida, Darla Powell

3pm - 4pm, October 14

KEYNOTE SERIES - Becoming Bobby Berk

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Driven by a lifelong passion for design, Bobby Berk’s career pursuits cover almost every facet of the home furnishings and design industry. Known more recently for his work on "Queer Eye" as the lovable go-to design expert, Bobby's career began in retail & e-commerce before opening up his own brick & mortar store & then establishing his own design firm. Bobby’s varied experiences, keen eye & innovative approach have allowed him to build a unique brand identity & establish himself as a leader in design amidst a global market. Join Bobby in a casual conversation about his successes, his lessons learned, & his advice as he reveals the inside story behind the Bobby Berk brand. Sponsored by A.R.T. Furniture.


Speakers: Bobby Berk

9:30am - 11:30am, October 15

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus, Saturday – Tuesday. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, two Style Spotters will take off from The Point each day to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Then, on Tuesday, immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! event, four Style Spotters step down from the dais to take you on a personal tour of their favorite Spring Market showrooms. See the full schedule and RSVP for the Category Tours at http://highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Cynthia Ferguson, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich, Kara Cox

RSVP Required

12pm - 1pm, October 15

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Leveraging Social Media to Market Your Business

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Social media can be an effective marketing tool for creating your company’s online persona and building your audience to reach potential clients. Led by Jennifer Quail of i+D magazine, our panel of social media leaders, including Justina Blakeney, Bria Hammel, Lance Jackson and Courtney McLeod, will share their expertise on leveraging social platforms to reach customers and build a brand. Learn which platforms are best to reach certain audiences and strategies to convert online followers to customers. In addition, our experts will offer time management tips to help you juggle all of your social media tasks effectively. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Jennifer Quail, Bria Hammel, Courtney McLeod, Lance Jackson, Justina Blakeney

9am - 10am, October 16

Style Spotters LIVE!

Educational

IHFC Building, Green Wing, 11th Floor, Ballroom A

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast while our panel of 2019 High Point Market Style Spotters offer expert insight into the leading looks and on-trends products from Spring Market. Fresh from their showroom explorations, our Style Spotters unveil the standout looks and colors, textures and patterns, materials and forms of the new season. Plus, they’ll share their inside perspectives on why these are the trends to keep your eye on in the months to come. RSVP at highpointmarket.org. After the event concludes, join one of four Style Spotters for a tour of two of his or her favorite showrooms on one of the Trend Tours, departing from the ballroom at 10:15am. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Kara Cox, Cynthia Ferguson, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Courtney McLeod, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich

RSVP Required

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

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Expanded for 2019!

Educational

IHFC, Green Wing, 11th Floor, Ballroom A

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus, Saturday – Tuesday. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, two Style Spotters will take off from The Point each day to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Then, on Tuesday, immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! event, four Style Spotters step down from the dais to take you on a personal tour of their favorite Spring Market showrooms. See the full schedule and RSVP for the Category Tours at http://highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Gary Inman, Shayla Copas, Kara Cox, Courtney McLeod, Eric Haydel, Benjamin Johnston, Cynthia Ferguson, Laura Thurman, Erinn Valencich

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