Events

40382

8am - 11am, Mon. Apr. 08

Morning Mimosas!

Social

LANCASTER Custom Crafted Upholstery

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 25 (Red Line)

Start your day with a boost of Vitamin C - and a bit of bubbly, of course!


40398

8am - 10am, Mon. Apr. 08

Complimentary Gourmet Coffee

Social

200 N Hamilton: Courtyard

Start your day off at 200 N. Hamilton with a complimentary coffee. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.


40404

8am - 10am, Mon. Apr. 08

Coffee & Sweets at the Suites

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Suites at Market Square, Suites At Market Square

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Stop by the Top Floor of Suites at Market Square for complimentary coffee and mini donuts & cupcakes. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. And then check out the Top Floor’s Designer Lounge and a new centralized food court Ghassan’s and The Grinder Cafe. And don’t forget the SAMS Seminar room with daily CEU and programming offerings.


40393

8:30am - 9:30am, Mon. Apr. 08

Showplace Coffee & Sweets

Social

Showplace Atrium

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Start your day at Showplace with a complimentary muffins and coffee. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.


40375

9am - 10am, Mon. Apr. 08

ASID CEU Lecture "What is Art?" by Molly Beard

Educational

John Beard Collection, IHFC, Green, Floor 3

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

"How does the brain perceive art? What is perception of art and the science of perception? Does perception in art change our views? What is art? And lastly, how I conducted a study amongst children clients, adult clients and interior designers to reveal how the segments of our industry view art, it’s perception and its significance. By dissecting these questions and reviewing the research, it is my gain to broaden your “talk” tools and knowledge to better assimilate and communicate art for and with your clients, artists and industry partners." Molly Beard Nibble on eats, sip on mimosas and talk "art".


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Molly Beard

40369

9am - 10am, Mon. Apr. 08

Leadership for Business Owners: Retention and Recruiting

Educational

Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Getting ahead in business boils down to a simple, two-pronged approach: build off your strengths and shore up your weaknesses. The same principle translates to managing the quality of your staff, only it’s more formally referred to as “retention and recruiting,” or as I put it, “Keep your best. Hire the rest.” Today’s strong economy is a double-edged sword for employers. It has many employees looking for greener pastures, so those prospective employers (maybe you) looking to scoop up the strongest talent can, but if those prospects looking for greener pastures are your employees, you’re in trouble. We will take an in-depth look at today’s hiring practices and ways to attract and retain your most valuable employees.


Speakers: Lloyd Princeton

40471

9:30am - 11:30am, Mon. Apr. 08

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Category Tours

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

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. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, our Style Spotters will take off from The Point each day to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


RSVP Required

40458

10am - 11am, Mon. Apr. 08

The Professional Gains of Designer Showhouses

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Join us for a lively roundtable discussion as renowned designers and showhouse veterans Meg Caswell, Libby Langdon and Scot Meacham Wood pull back the curtains and reveal their secrets to showhouse success including how to manage your time and client projects while working on a showhouse; ways to design a memorable space and gain media exposure; insider tips to streamline the process and maximize vendor relationships … and much more. Audience participation is encouraged so bring your questions! And be sure to visit the JLHP / ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME Showhouse debuting at Fall Market to see Meg, Libby and Scot’s latest showhouse designs (aspiremetro.com/highpointhouse).


Speakers: Meg Caswell, Libby Langdon, Scot Meacham Wood

40406

10am - 12pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Lift Up and Lead: Building Inspired Teams through Impassioned Leadership

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Join business transformation coach, Gail Doby, and a panel of design professionals whose impassioned leadership skills help them achieve both professional and personal success while lifting up team members to work in their greatness. Learn their secrets for putting the right people in the right seats; how to lead and inspire your team while freeing up more time for yourself; set an inspiring vision that motivates and fulfills you and your team; and how to think beyond business to create an impact on your community and the world. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.2 CEU)


CEU Hours: 0.2

Speakers: Gail Doby

40434

10am - 11am, Mon. Apr. 08

Let’s Dish: Looking Back is Fashion Forward

Educational

Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

High Victorian, Art Deco, Midcentury Modern, Eighties Glam— vintage chic is one of the hippest trends. Join moderator Lisa Mende and designers including Lindsay Coral Harper to find out who’s collecting what and how they’re mixing and matching in and beyond the dining room to create dynamic experiences for clients, showhouses and events. A question and answer segment with follow. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (0.1 CEU)


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Lindsay Coral Harper , Lisa Mende

40370

10:30am - 11:30am, Mon. Apr. 08

Understanding Today’s Design Business Opportunities

Educational

Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Whether you are looking to move from being an independent designer to having a retail store, just growing your design business, getting into the furniture business for the first time or considering a significant change to your current platform, there are many areas you need to consider. During this seminar we will provide you with a pathway for increasing the probability of a successful sustainable launch. You'll develop insight on branding and marketing concepts, defining your design and sales processes, new client acquisition and lead generation, financial processes and forecasting, people processes and core merchandising techniques. You'll be ready to start a new path today.


Speakers: Lorna Hunter

40411

11:30am - 12:30pm, Mon. Apr. 08

One Stop Design Shop: The Hybrid Interior Design/Retail Business Model

Educational

Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

As an interior designer, you might consider a brick and mortar location to showcase your design style. As a home furnishings retailer, you may find your trusted design advice to customers turning into full-on design projects. More and more, designers and retailers are bridging the retail-design gap to offer a one-stop experience that accomplishes both. So how does it work and what are the benefits and challenges? Join Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey as she talks in-depth with hybrid designers/retailers to find out the pros and cons of juggling both sides of the business, with tips for how to get started, too. With Teddie & Courtney Garrigan, Coco & Dash; Joni Vanderslice, J.Banks; Nancy Price, Nancy Price Interiors.


Speakers: Diane Falvey, Teddie Garrigan, Courtney Garrigan, Joni Vanderslice, Nancy Price

40420

11:45am - 1pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Well-Being & Design: Elements of Positive Environments by Sunbrella at Watermark Living - Lunch N Learn

Educational

Watermark Living

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Sunbrella's Amanda Frisbee presents an innovative talk. Lunch N. Learn - Lunch to be provided. Seating Limited. Uplifting, healthy, optimistic, creative, productive — these are just some of the descriptions of places we all might prefer to live and work. To help designers intentionally create such spaces, this course will outline elements that foster positivity. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of choices that can contribute to positive, healthy environments.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Amanda Frisbee

RSVP Required

40448

12pm - 1pm, Mon. Apr. 08

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - The Business of Customization

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Clients seek out the expertise of an interior designer because of their unique artistic vision. With a trained eye, designers can transform a space with custom-designed elements to fit specific lifestyle needs and aesthetics, and this ability can be a selling point for potential clients. Led by moderator Beth Diana Smith, panelists Barry Dixon, Eric Haydel, Drew McGukin, and Michelle Workman will share tips on how to make customization a key part of your portfolio of services, from furniture, finishes, textiles, and more, and how to sell this differentiator to your clients. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Beth Diana Smith, Barry Dixon, Eric Haydel, Drew McGukin, Michelle Workman

40371

1pm - 2pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Increase Profitability through Improved Operations

Educational

Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Because of today’s tight labor market, increasing facility, utility costs, and greater customer expectations, it is critical to be superior in your operations. Operational costs and poor-quality control no longer can be absorbed by high margin increases. The old adage, “work smarter, not harder,” applies here. Billy Lindler will help us take an analytical look at all areas of operations and evaluate what needs to occur.


Speakers: Billy Lindler

40445

1:30pm - 2:30pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Styling Interiors for Photoshoots

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

"The Perfect Shot” - in a world of digital coverage and social media, what really goes on behind the scenes to capture the ideal lifestyle image for Instagram, marketing and media placement? Learn from some of today’s leading social and design innovators as they discuss capturing the best of your projects through styling and photography. Panel includes Kathryn Lott, Gretchen Black, Mary Beth Zaehringer, Lauren Clement, Courtney McLeod. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Kathryn Lott, Gretchen Black, Mary Beth Zaehringer, Lauren Clement, Courtney McLeod

40418

2pm - 3pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Suite Spot Tour

Educational

Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Get a first-hand look at what our guest designer thinks is trending at High Point Market this fall, by spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with them. They will introduce you to their favorite finds through all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – the largest and only presentation of temporary exhibits and a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. To register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/suite-spot-tours.


RSVP Required

40386

2pm - 6pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Afternoon Social

Social

IHFC (Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4 & 4th Floor on Main, 6, 7, 10 & 11)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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


40401

2pm - 6pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Afternoon Social

Social

C&D (Floors 1-6; Alternating Days)

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

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


40403

2pm - 6pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Afternoon Social

Social

SAMS (Suites and SALON)

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

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


40399

2:30pm - 4pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Hamilton Highlights Tour with Christi Barbour

Educational

Tour will leave from Alden Parkes Seminar Room - 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

Join Christi Barbour, Allied ASID & LEED AP, Founder and Partner of Barbour Spangle Design, on this intimate tour of the Hamilton Wrenn Design District. She will take you on a guided tour though her favorite finds of 200/320/330 North Hamilton, highlighting what’s new, trending and innovative to design in each building. Tour Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP required. To Register visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/


Speakers: Christi Barbour

RSVP Required

40372

2:30pm - 3:30pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Making the Final Mile Your Competitive Advantage

Educational

Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

In the environment of consumer experience your final mile could become your competitive advantage. Patrick Cory will detail solutions for retailers in hiring the right delivery company for your business and allowing you to concentrate more on selling. Many specialized delivery carriers will handle product from the manufacturer, to your facility to ultimately the final mile delivery to your customer. With these carriers you can customize your delivery experience from threshold, boxed in room of choice or full white glove delivery and Patrick will walk you through this process.


Speakers: Patrick Cory

40463

3pm - 4pm, Mon. Apr. 08

KEYNOTE SERIES: Harnessing the Brand Building Power of TV

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

We all know TV is a powerful medium. It allows you to reach millions of people in mere minutes and can position you as an expert in your field. But is it the right path for you? Is it worth your time? Join Evette Rios as she moderates a panel of interior designers who have embraced the brand-building power of TV, including Hilary Farr, Libby Langdon, and Mikel Welch. They’ll delve deep into why TV exposure matters and how you can use that exposure to build your brand, make more money and acquire more clients. Whether you aspire to be a well-known expert in your local market or are looking to make a name for yourself on a national platform, this session will help you understand how to market yourself and book TV segments.


Speakers: Evette Rios, Mikel Welch, Libby Langdon, Hilary Farr

40436

4pm - 5pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Is Product Licensing for You? Grow Your Interior Design Practice and Brand Through Product Design

Educational

Comfort Design, 101 N. Hamilton St. (in the Klaussner building), Shuttle Stop 16 (Red Line)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

The thought of a home furnishings line with your name sounds thrilling and you’ve got some great product designs in the works. But, how do you find a manufacturing partner? What are they looking for? How do you market your brand? How do you protect your name and designs? These experts on the topic have been through this process and will share the benefits, challenges and how-to’s for developing a product collection with your name or brand attached. Panelists include: Stacy Garcia, Jason Oliver Nixon, John Loecke, Charles Pavarini III and Editor in Chief of Furniture, Lighting & Decor, Diane Falvey as moderator.


Speakers: Stacy Garcia, Jason Oliver Nixon, John Locke, Charles Pavarini III, Diane Falvey

40443

4pm - 7pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Social

Market Square (Floors 1&2)

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

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


40373

4pm - 5pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Financing Technology to Fast Track Sales

Educational

Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Shuttle Stop: 3 (Green Line)

Offering consumer financing in your furniture retail business can increases sales orders and average ticket. Applying for financing has historically been a tedious and awkward experience. With technologies that integrate financing into your POS solution, you can streamline processes, finance more orders, and create positive customer experiences. This session will highlight tools to manage plans and lender relationships, automate payment calculations, offer store credit cards and financed loans, utilize a finance queue waterfall, secure partial financing from various lenders, offer customer facing applications, and expand financing to your website. Whether you hold your own paper or use third party vendors, financing should be streamlined.


Speakers: Sandra Schein

40387

4pm - 6pm, Mon. Apr. 08

InterHall Martini Parties

Social

IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Where Market Mixes! InterHall at IHFC. Specialty Martinis at 4 different locations throughout InterHall. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.


40397

4pm - 7pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Social

200 N. Hamilton Street (Hamilton Courtyard)

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


40394

4pm - 7pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Complimentary Afternoon Bars

Social

Showplace (Floors 1, 2 & 3)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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


40395

5pm - 7pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Sunset on 3

Social

Showplace: 3rd Floor Balcony

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Complimentary Beer, Wine and Hors d'oeuvres. Co-Sponsored by Sunbrella & Capris Furniture.


40383

5pm - 7pm, Mon. Apr. 08

Cosmos & Crudites

Social

LANCASTER Custom Crafted Upholstery

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 25 (Red Line)

Relax with us and enjoy a classically handcrafted Cosmo - or beverage of your choice - and light hors d'oeuvres.