Get To The Point

Information and idea central for all things High Point Market

Plug into all things Market at The Point. To find any showroom or event, just ask one of our on-site advisors. Join a roundtable discussion to gain insider tips from industry leaders. Connect with some of the biggest names in home fashion at our fun, informal meet and greet sessions. Stop in for fabulous homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread, and deserts, lovingly crafted by the ladies of the Parson’s Table, Saturday – Tuesday, 11:30am – 2pm. Plus, we’ll capture any Market moment you share with the #HPMKTmemory hashtag, and create a printed momento that you can pick up as you pass through. Open Friday-Tuesday of Market Week, we’re conveniently located on Commerce Avenue, next to the main Transportation Terminal.

Get To The Point

Information and idea central for all things High Point Market

Events

Friday, October 12

10202

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

11am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


10195

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


10206

Live Podcasts at The Point

1pm - 5pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


10224

Live Free Magazine Launch Party at The Point

5pm - 7pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Join editor-in-chief Jarvus Hester and special guest designers Rosa Armstrong, Darcy Harris, Beth Diana Smith and Laura Thurman as they celebrate the launch of the nationally-published lifestyle magazine, Live Free. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.


10217

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


Saturday, October 13

20203

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


20261

Dominate the Digital

10am - 11am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

20195

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


20199

Lunch Bunch with Bill McLoughlin and Susan Dickenson

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


20179

The Ins and Outs of Licensing

2pm - 3pm

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

20303

Meet and Greet with Kathy Ireland

3:15pm - 4pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

20221

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

4:15pm - 5pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

20225

Black Interior Designers Network Mixer at The Point

5pm - 7pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


20217

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


Sunday, October 14

30203

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


30186

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

10am - 11am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

30195

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


30286

Lunch Bunch with Jerry Epperson

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


30187

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

2pm - 3pm

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

30208

Crypton Pooch Pop-Up

3pm - 5pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


30212

Luxe DIY — Craft Hour w The Trim Queen

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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!


30229

Interior Design Society Membership Mixer at The Point

5pm - 7pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


30217

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


Monday, October 15

40203

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


40188

Performance Fabrics Playground

10am - 11am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Put performance fabrics to the test – literally – with members of the International Textile Alliance and experts Laura Umansky, Julie Talbert, Jackie Taylor, Shane Lynch and Jodi Geis 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.


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

40195

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


40191

Efficiently Sourcing Art for Your Design Projects

2pm - 3pm

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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

40232

Design Influencers Conference Mixer at The Point

5pm - 7pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


40217

After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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.


Tuesday, October 16

50203

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


50193

Becoming an Influencer

10am - 11am

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


Speakers: Paloma Contreras, Donna Garlough, Adam Japko

50200

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

11:15am - 12:15pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


50195

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


50194

What Now? Maximizing Your Market Momentum

2pm - 3pm

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

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


Speakers: Ellen Gefen, Lisa Mende, Sarah Paxton