April 22-26, 2023

Events

Friday, April 21

9am - 4pm Friday, April 21

Educational
Other

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Vacation Rental Design Summit

Location: Congdon Yards, 410 W English Rd (Red Line Stop 27)

The Vacation Rental Design Summit is a new education and networking event bringing together an emerging community of design professionals passionate about the booming short-term rental industry. Tailored to interior designers seeking to level up their short-term rental design services and unlock new streams of revenue, this two-day event, April 20-21 (with a kick-off mixer on the 19th), features a savvy and inspiring collection of speakers who will cover the basics, business, and branding of vacation rental design. Also included, a vendor showcase and hospitality. Presented by High Point x Design (HPxD) and High Point Market Authority, VRD Summit is the getaway you need for your business! Register online at hpxd.org by 12pm ET on April 17.

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9:30am - 10:30am Friday, April 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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Inventory Management Strategies for Success

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

When managing inventory levels, furniture retailers must balance carrying enough inventory to meet customer demand and not carrying too much inventory, which can tie up capital and result in markdowns and reduced profitability. Using our tips and advice, you can learn to manage your inventory more effectively and avoid costly mistakes.

Speakers: Brian Dodge

11am - 12pm Friday, April 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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Warehouse Operational Improvements - Free, Low Cost, and Fast ROI

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

This session will provide free, low-cost, and fast ROI improvement opportunities for your Furniture Retail Warehouse Operations. Many Furniture Retailers still need to grapple with pandemic supply chain issues, including long lead times, lack of warehouse storage space, labor recruitment and retention, and saleable mix. You will learn improvement strategies for your warehouse operations. Many of these strategies can be achieved with zero or low cost, while others have a remarkable ROI.

Speakers: Billy Lindler

1pm - 2pm Friday, April 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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Closing the Gap Between Shopping and Buying

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Most people think that the buying process is the most essential part of the sales cycle, but that's not true. 80% of the experience is spent shopping and gathering information. Retailers and their technology come into play at the last 20% of the experience, leaving a massive opportunity for improvement. We will teach you how to quickly transition to closing the sale using valuable information gathered during the shopping experience. You'll learn how to improve close rates & guest experience metrics.

Speakers: Mark Braun

2pm - 3pm Friday, April 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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How to Become a Market Maven

Location: The Point, one block from the Transportation Terminal

Cheers to you! You made the bold decision to attend Market and make big moves for your business. Now what? Join Marisa Wilson, author of The Cool Girl’s Guide to High Point Market, and her design besties to learn how to optimize your visit. The number one thing you need to navigate HPMKT like a pro is a plan, and they’ve got you covered! Snag your free copy of the guide at highpointmarketguide.com.

Speakers: Marisa Wilson, Amber Guyton

2:30pm - 3:30pm Friday, April 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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AI Insights That Will Improve Customer Experience

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Growing profitably requires crafting a customer experience that matches the best. Have you measured how successful your customers are at doing business with you? Do they get serviced according to company standards, and do you have a process in place to remedy before that customer is lost for good? By leveraging Artificial Intelligence technology and analyzing data points in real-time, owners can gain insight into their operations immediately – so no area is left unchecked or unfixable. Learn how to make sure every aspect of your business lives up to its potential today!

Speakers: Jonathan Schulman

Saturday, April 22

8:30am - 10am Saturday, April 22

Social
Commerce Concourse

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IHFC Buyer Breakfast

Location: IHFC - Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4, 5

Start your day off right with a complimentary breakfast bite and beverage in IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

8:30am - 10am Saturday, April 22

Social
Market Square and Elm

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Coffee & Sweets at the Suites

Location: Top Floor of the SAMS (Suites at Market Square)

Stop by the Top Floor of Suites at Market Square for complimentary coffee and mini bites to start your day off right! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

9am - 10am Saturday, April 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Top 10 Strategies for Marketing Success in 2023

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

It's no secret that economic conditions and consumer behavior constantly evolve - but what does this mean for your Marketing budget? Here, we'll give you the inside scoop on which ten strategies can maximize your reach with traditional, digital, and internal media. Maximize YOUR impact in today's ever-changing market!

Speakers: Richard Harris

9:30am - 11am Saturday, April 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Hot Spot Tours

Location: The Point, one block from the Transportation Terminal

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with our Spring 2022 Hot Spot Tours! Esteemed Market veterans have put together curated tours consisting of 2-3 showroom stops for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tour themes include Science in Design with Mike Peterson and Linda Kafta, Fabulous Finds with Nancy Lupo, and more! Please arrive at The Point by 9:15 am ahead of a prompt departure at 9:30am. Tour schedule and RSVP will be available on highpointmarket.org closer to Market.

10am - 11am Saturday, April 22

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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How to Set Flat Rates to Earn More with Less Stress

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Tired of losing hours each week creating and adjusting hourly invoices? Ready to trade tracking time for earning what you deserve all the time? Then join designer business coach, Melissa Galt for this masterclass in how to set flat rates with defined deliverables, so your profit is protected and your client has confidence and clarity. The added bonus is you’ll know your cash flow at all times and your client can manage their interior investment with ease.

Speakers: Melissa Galt

RSVP Required

10:30am - 12pm Saturday, April 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Small Steps That Equal Massive Sales Increases

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Learn how to increase your sales by 30% in three simple steps! Increasing sales can be daunting, but it can be easy with the proper training and tools. In this workshop, you will learn how to increase your conversion percentage, average sale, and traffic in the door. With these three methods, you will be on your way to consistent growth each month. Top-performing stores are using this method and seeing huge wins. You could be next.

Speakers: Rob Ball

10:30am - 11:30am Saturday, April 22

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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The Impact of Traditional and Social Media on the Perceptions of Today's Interior Design Industry

Location: Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room (SAMS T-1022)

As an interior designer, TV personality and lifestyle/social media influencer, Breegan has seen how TV and social media tricks and techniques affect the thoughts and perceptions of our industry. Participants at this workshop will be able to identify trends that are effective for industry leaders, as well as techniques that can be debunked. She will offer valuable resources and information to help your brand stand out as unique, and how to use media as a valuable tool. Hospitality to be served. Presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU) Register to attend.

Speakers: Breegan Jane

RSVP Required

12pm - 1pm Saturday, April 22

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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TrendWatch: Spring 2023 - LIVE at Market!

Location: Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room (SAMS T-1022)

DesignOn HPMKT by IMC’s bi-annual TrendWatch presentation returns this spring with a products-packed forecast comprised of leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. Learn about the Spring 2023 program — “IMMERSION, CONFECTIONS, and STUDIO” — from home furnishings trend forecaster, creative director, and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. Attendees will examine consumer research and creative intelligence from related arenas, as well as receive color, material, and finish guidance that buyers and designers will spot in the furniture, upholstery, textiles, decorative accessories, wall decor, and lighting categories. Presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU) Register to attend.

Speakers: Julie Smith Vincenti

RSVP Required

12:30pm - 1:30pm Saturday, April 22

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Suite Spot Tour with Vanessa Deleon

Location: Tour will depart from the Sherwin-Williams Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646)

Sophistication in the Suites! Join New York famed Interior designer Vanessa Deleon, founder & owner of Vanessa DeLeon Associates, as she leads us through her unique and new resource finds at DesignOn HPMKT by IMC this spring and spend an hour with her on this intimate guided tour. Vanessa will introduce you to her favorite products and exhibitors, giving a new perspective on what can be seen through all three floors of The Suites at Market Square! Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. RSVP required.

Speakers: Vanessa Deleon

RSVP Required

1pm - 2pm Saturday, April 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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How Tech-Advanced Visuals Create Competitive Opportunities for Retailers

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Retailers gain a competitive edge and unlock the key to success in an ever-evolving market. Join Williams-Sonoma's Outward Inc., led by business mastermind CEO & Co-Founder, to discover how retailers can revolutionize their businesses in a changing economy! Uncover the amazing opportunities that cutting-edge visual technology provides, enabling store owners to compete with large national brands while delighting customers with stunning product visuals. Take advantage of this chance to learn how product images and scalable content creation could be your new superpower!

Speakers: Clarence Chui

1pm - 2pm Saturday, April 22

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Designers Guide to Customizing Upholstery and Avoiding Costly Errors

Location: Nathan Anthony Furniture, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1, IH602 Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

The expensive fabric your client bought while traveling abroad isn’t suitable for the sofa; the extra deep sectional can’t be delivered in the building’s elevator; and the 4-inch custom leg height has altered the seat depth. These are a few of the potentially costly errors interior designers can make when ordering custom upholstery for clients. Join influential interior designers Kesha Franklin and Reginald Dunlap to learn from their experiences, along with tips and tricks from Tina Nicole, Nathan Anthony co-founder and developer of the brand’s peerless design concierge service. Moderated by LuAnn Nigara, keynote speaker, author and podcast host. Light snacks and refreshments will be served for this can’t-miss educational event. RSVP

Speakers: Reginald Dunlap, Kesha Franklin, Tina Nicole, LuAnn Nigara

RSVP Required

2pm - 3pm Saturday, April 22

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Cultivating a Firm Culture

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

A design firm's culture can often be the breaking point between success and a mess. Hear from some of the nation's top design firm leaders, including moderator Laura Umansky of Laura U Design Collective. They will share how they created and maintained a positive, collaborative firm culture. Attendees will learn how to hire the right team members, tactics for fostering workplace relationships, and how to handle employee conflicts.

Speakers: Laura Umansky, Bryan Yates, Lorna Gross, Morgan Farrow

RSVP Required

2pm - 3pm Saturday, April 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Expanding Your Design Business Through Antiques

Location: The Point, one block from the Transportation Terminal

Facing an uncertain supply chain, interior designers are turning to the antiques as a solution. By sourcing and warehousing antique inventories, designers have the opportunity to build a storehouse of unique objects that not only please clients, but increase profit margins. Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The Antiques Diva & Co - the world's largest antiques touring company - and Interior Designer Andrea Hysmith discuss how the antiquities marketplace can be utilized by designers for business growth, offering an actionable plan to increase profit margin by adding sourcing and warehousing to your business model. They discuss the basics of how to source and ship antiques globally & various pricing models for antiques.

Speakers: Toma Clark Haines, Andrea Hysmith

2:30pm - 3:30pm Saturday, April 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Reach Your Target Audience with Streaming Advertising

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

We will look at the past, present, and future of stream television advertising. We'll explore how retailers can use it to their advantage to acquire customers, increase market share and grow their businesses - all while gaining an insight into its benefits & challenges. By learning groundbreaking techniques for targeting audiences online with ads that captivate potential buyers across different platforms – attendees are sure to leave feeling empowered as they navigate this ever-changing field!

Speakers: Eric Grindley

4pm - 5pm Saturday, April 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Store Design is Your Silent Salesperson

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Are you looking for ways to improve your retail sales? This presentation will provide tangible solutions to help you maximize your sales potential. By leveraging store layout and range of products, we can create customer loyalty that will lead to increased ticket sizes, repeat clientele, and stronger brand trust. From improved team buy-in strategies to understanding how your setup impacts the bottom line - this is an innovative approach for any retailer looking for success in retail operations.

Speakers: Steven Greenberg, Kevin Campbell

4pm - 6pm Saturday, April 22

Social
Commerce Concourse

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Complimentary Spring Treats

Location: IHFC - Accessory Floors 2, 3, 4, 5

Join us for a complimentary sweet treat while you shop & network with your peers through IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

4pm - 6pm Saturday, April 22

Social
Commerce Concourse

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InterHall Cocktail Parties

Location: IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor

Where Market Mixes! Daily specialty cocktails throughout InterHall in IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

4pm - 6pm Saturday, April 22

Social
Market Square and Elm

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Afternoon Treats & Complimentary Drinks

Location: Suites at Market Square, Suites At Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave. Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Come mingle with us as you have a refreshing treat or drink while you network with your peers! Perfect place to pick up a refreshment and then explore the Suites at Market Square to see what’s new! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC!

4pm - 6pm Saturday, April 22

Social
Market Square and Elm

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Spring Celebration in SALON

Location: Ground Floor SALON

Gather for a festive celebration while you sip on a spring favorite, while rediscovering the design-focused, fashion-forward, curated products offered by the distinctive selection of exhibitors, found in SALON! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC!

Sunday, April 23

7:30am - 9am Sunday, April 23

Social
Commerce Concourse

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WithIt Spring Education Breakfast

Location: IHFC-Green Wing-11th floor-Int'l Ballroom

Join us for an insightful conversation with takeaways for women at all stages of their career. 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.

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8:30am - 10am Sunday, April 23

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Commerce Concourse

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IHFC Buyer Breakfast

Location: IHFC - Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4, 5

Start your day off right with a complimentary breakfast bite and beverage in IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

8:30am - 10am Sunday, April 23

Social
Market Square and Elm

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Coffee & Sweets at the Suites

Location: Top Floor of the SAMS (Suites at Market Square)

Stop by the Top Floor of Suites at Market Square for complimentary coffee and mini bites to start your day off right! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

9am - 10:30am Sunday, April 23

Educational
Hamilton Wrenn North

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Coffee with Creatives: Panel Discussion on Design, Business, and Creating an Experience

Location: Woodbridge Furniture, 200 Steele, Floor 3, 301 Shuttle Stop: 17 (Red Line)

On Sunday, April 23rd Woodbridge will be hosting a panel discussion that covers design, creativity, and creating meaningful experiences. Panelists are Celerie Kemble, Corey Damen Jenkins, and Bronson van Wyck. We will be discussing building a brand and business, book writing and the publishing process, how to create meaningful experiences, and designing beautiful spaces. This panel will have 4-5 prepared questions for the panelists and then open to an audience Q&A. All panelists' books will be available for purchase and signing.

Speakers: Celerie Kemble, Corey Damen Jenkins, Bronson Van Wyck

9am - 10am Sunday, April 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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State of the Industry with Jerry Epperson

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Mr. Epperson is a highly experienced and knowledgeable industry veteran who will impart his valuable insights about the current state, projected growth for upcoming years, and strategies businesses can use to gain an edge in today's competitive landscape. Don't miss out on this informative seminar – it could mean success for your business!

Speakers: Jerry Epperson

9:30am - 11am Sunday, April 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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Hot Spot Tours

Location: The Point, one block from the Transportation Terminal

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with our Spring 2022 Hot Spot Tours! Esteemed Market veterans have put together curated tours consisting of 2-3 showroom stops for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tour themes include Science in Design with Mike Peterson and Linda Kafta, Fabulous Finds with Nancy Lupo, and more! Please arrive at The Point by 9:15 am ahead of a prompt departure at 9:30am. Tour schedule and RSVP will be available on highpointmarket.org closer to Market.

10am - 11am Sunday, April 23

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Niching in Vacation Rental Design

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Once you’ve declared your short-term rental design services or specialty, what does it take to build your brand, identify the ideal client, and get hired? Jessica Duce of JDuce Design and Vacation Rental Designers and others reveal what it took to establish authority in this growing and fast-paced design space. Moderated by Ericka Saurit, Saurit Creative with introductions by Jane Dagmi, HPxD.

Speakers: Ericka Saurit, Jessica Duce

RSVP Required

10am - 11am Sunday, April 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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2023 Sustainable Trends

Location: The Point, one block from the Transportation Terminal

Designing with sustainability in mind is at the forefront of today’s trends. Join Shayla Copas & Christian Daw, alongside Lindsay Schleis from POLYWOOD's sustainability team, as they discuss navigating the ins and outs of sustainability and incorporating design into your business model. Moderated by POLYWOOD executive Megan Pierson.

Speakers: Shayla Copas, Christian Daw, Lindsay Schleis, Megan Pierson

10:30am - 11:30am Sunday, April 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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Digital Marketing Trends that Make Your Business Stand Out

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Differentiate yourself from the competition and pinpoint your target audience with Social Mirror OTT –the latest digital product that can uncover what customers (including your competitors') are doing online. Our session will show you how to access reports created just for you. Stop guessing at what works and start using real data to make informed decisions about where to focus your marketing efforts.

Speakers: Fredy Wright

10:30am - 11:30am Sunday, April 23

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Lighting Highlights Tour with Chris Goddard - Part 1

Location: Tour will depart from the Sherwin-Williams Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646)

In search of some new lighting resources? Join award-winning design expert Chris Goddard, founder of Goddard Design Group & star of HGTV's Design Star: Next Gen, for a tour of lighting resources in High Point Market that can take your project to the next level. Hear from Chris for his best practices for choosing and installing fixtures that will stand the test of time and trends. Follow along to see in person what is inspiring and learn more about LED color and temperature, simply how high to hang that pendant over the island! Chris will lead this tour through the Suites at Market Square, Market Square and the C&D Buildings. Presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. RSVP required.

Speakers: Chris Goddard

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11am - 12pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast 2023: TERRA

Location: Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room (SAMS T-1022)

DesignOn HPMKT by IMC invites you to join Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing, for the presentation of the 2023 Colormix® Forecast: Terra. Attendees will receive the exclusive Sherwin-Williams 2023 Colormix® Forecast brochure. This course will take the participant on a tour of the beautiful inspiration, factual statistics and perceptive research that support the 2023 forecast for color and design trends. Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams in partnership with DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU) Register to attend.

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12pm - 1pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Suite Spot Tour with Glenna Stone

Location: Tour will depart from the Sherwin-Williams Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646)

Come join us as we explore all that has caught the eye of nationally recognized design leader Glenna Stone, Founder of Glenna Stone Interior Design, and cofounder of The Sustainability Nexus, as she shows us what inspires her, during this hour tour. With a design view that seeks to showcase architecture, scale, balance, proportion, texture, color, and sustainable products, Glenna will highlight some products you may have never come across. She’ll lead you through and feature new and innovative design finds, selections of must see products and exhibitors through all three floors of The Suites at Market Square. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. RSVP required.

Speakers: Glenna Stone

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1pm - 2pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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Warehouse Operational Improvements - Free, Low Cost, and Fast ROI

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

This session will provide free, low-cost, and fast ROI improvement opportunities for your Furniture Retail Warehouse Operations. Many Furniture Retailers still need to grapple with pandemic supply chain issues, including long lead times, lack of warehouse storage space, labor recruitment and retention, and salable mix. You will learn improvement strategies for your warehouse operations. Many of these strategies can be achieved with zero or low cost, while others have a remarkable ROI.

Speakers: Billy Lindler

1pm - 2pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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How to Hire Your First Team Member

Location: Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room (SAMS T-1022)

A major milestone in business growth is hiring your first full-time employee. A transitory step from self-employment (or "soloprenuer") to business owner. It frees up valuable time to allow business owners to work in a higher, more meaningful capacity. Many entrepreneurs struggle to know when it is time to hire and how to best prepare for their first hire. Hear from our panel how to calculate when a business is financially ready, establish systems that foster efficiencies, how to determine employee benefits, and what tasks are best spent designated to first hires. If you've been considering setting aside interns and part-time help for a full-time hire, this panel is not to be missed. By DesignOnHPMKT by IMC & BIDN. Networking to follow.RSVP

Speakers: Nikki Klugh, Breegan Jane, Cheryl Luckett

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2pm - 3pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Why You Need a Sales Ecosystem

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

In today's digital environment, setting up a sales and marketing ecosystem is essential to take your interior design business to greater heights. Composed of eight distinct parts, each component of your system needs to interact with the others to ensure client acquisition and retention. Join our panel of experts as we dive into the specifics of each segment of the sales and marketing ecosystem, and learn about how they support one another to build a flourishing legacy brand that will outperform the competition. Moderated by Nicole Kasak of A Design Partnership.

Speakers: Amber Guyton, Joshua Smith, Karen Wolf, Noelle Isbell, Lance Thomas, Nicole Kasak

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2:30pm - 3:30pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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3 Attributes of Successful Furniture Sales Associates

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Your sales associates are your greatest asset. They are an essential investment in your furniture business. Sales associates also play a key role in building and managing customer relationships. So, what are you doing to make them as successful as possible? During this session, we will discuss the key attributes of the most successful furniture sales associates and provide examples of what the best sales associates are doing to drive repeat business. You’ll learn best practices to make your associates more efficient, successful, and happy.

Speakers: Ryan Blumenthal

2:30pm - 4pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Home Decor Highlights Tour with Evette Rios

Location: Tour will depart from the escalator landing in IHFC, Floor 2, H223

Searching for new home decor products? Join Evette Rios, TV Host, Lifestyle Expert, Interior Designer, Cooking and Crafting Expert, for a tour through our home decor floors & see resources in High Point Market that can take your project to the next level. Evette will highlight products from various showrooms and explain how best to use them for retail and design. Follow along to see in person what is inspiring and learn more about placement, colors, cross category selections and what is fresh for the home. Evette brings to life new ways to style home decor and housewares, with a vibrant and joyful approach. Presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC in partnership. RSVP required.

Speakers: Evette Rios

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3pm - 4pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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KEYNOTE SERIES - Honoring Heritage While Building a Business for the Future

Location: High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Third generation owners Chad & Ashley Stark of STARK CARPET & founders of ASHLEY STARK HOME, discuss forging the future at a legacy brand while holding onto their heritage - plus growing & launching new businesses while staying hyper focused on building world class client experiences. Presented by the High Point Market Authority.

Speakers: Chad Stark, Ashley Stark

3pm - 4pm Sunday, April 23


Commerce Concourse

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KEYNOTE SERIES - Honoring Heritage While Building a Business for the Future

Location: High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Third generation owners Chad & Ashley Stark of STARK CARPET & founders of ASHLEY STARK HOME, discuss forging the future at a legacy brand while holding onto their heritage - plus growing & launching new businesses while staying hyper focused on building world class client experiences. Presented by High Point Market Authority.

Speakers: Ashley Stark, Chad Stark

3pm - 4pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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A Design Dialogue with Hudson Valley Lighting Group

Location: Hudson Valley Lighting Group, Market Square, Mezzanine, M70, M90, M97, M99 Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join the Hudson Valley Lighting Group and its talented design partners for a panel on design, business, and brand building.

3:30pm - 4:30pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Science in Design--Validate Your Design Services with Science!

Location: Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room (SAMS T-1022)

Get ready for a game changing experience! Designers are now turning to science to help them better understand the impact of beauty and fine design on the health of clients. You will hear from three of North America's leading design firms, who will share their "Science in Design" approach to improving the health of their clients. Moderated by Mike Peterson, who along with Linda Kafa, is Co-Founder of the Science in Design Certification program, the panel includes Angela Harris (TRIO), Jenny Pippin, (Pippin Designs), and Gabrielle Kozhukh-Joo (Mindwell Design), all of whom now include the use of neuroaesthetics in their design processes. Presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU)

Speakers: Angela Harris, Gabrielle Kozhukh-Joo, Jenny Pippin, Mike Peterson

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4pm - 5pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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Success Through Sales Training

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Today’s world of retail is ever-changing, but one fact remains the same- professional sales teams need and deserve a quality training program. Developing a training program can often seem overwhelming, stressful, or even impossible. In this session, you will learn the keys to developing the sales training program tailored to your needs. Discover what it takes today and launch towards greater accomplishments tomorrow.

Speakers: Stacy Hafliger, Vincent Mendez

4pm - 5pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Hamilton Wrenn North

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The Art of Layering: Designers Dish on Dynamic Accents and Press-worthy Interiors

Location: John-Richard, 200 Steele, Floor 2, 223 Shuttle Stop: 17 (Red Line)

Join published interior designers Xander Noori and Keon Khajavi-Noori, Christina Henck, and Susan Semmelmann for an informative chat and visual presentation, as they share ways to layer in decorative accents - from lighting to art to tabletop and furniture. You’ll learn how these experts make their projects go from basic to wow, delighting their clients and ultimately editors. Moderated by Jane Dagmi, plan to stay after the talk for panelist-guided tours of the John-Richard showroom and a cocktail reception. RSVP https://johnrichardshowroomhighpointapril23.eventbrite.com

Speakers: Jane Dagmi, Christina Henck, Keon Khajavi-Noori, Xander Noori, Susan Semmelmann

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4pm - 5pm Sunday, April 23

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Crossover Interior Design

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Classically, crossovers are the perfect marriage of modern design and traditional elements - it’s beautiful when done right. The panelists in this discussion acknowledge that art, design, fashion, and technology speak similar languages. Join moderator Charmaine Wynter as these respected names from residential and hospitality design share how crossovers can positively impact your business. Q & A to follow.

Speakers: Charmaine Wynter, Stacy Garcia, Gary Inman, Kymberlyn Lacy, David Santiago, Nicole Baxter, Aakash Patel

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4pm - 6pm Sunday, April 23

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Commerce Concourse

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Complimentary Spring Treats

Location: IHFC - Accessory Floors 2, 3, 4, 5

Join us for a complimentary sweet treat while you shop & network with your peers through IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

4pm - 6pm Sunday, April 23

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Commerce Concourse

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InterHall Cocktail Parties

Location: IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor

Where Market Mixes! Daily specialty cocktails throughout InterHall in IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

4pm - 6pm Sunday, April 23

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Market Square and Elm

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Afternoon Treats & Complimentary Drinks

Location: Suites at Market Square, Suites At Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave. Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Come mingle with us as you have a refreshing treat or drink while you network with your peers! Perfect place to pick up a refreshment and then explore the Suites at Market Square to see what’s new! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC!

Monday, April 24

8:30am - 10am Monday, April 24

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Commerce Concourse

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IHFC Buyer Breakfast

Location: IHFC - Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4, 5

Start your day off right with a complimentary breakfast bite and beverage in IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

8:30am - 10am Monday, April 24

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Market Square and Elm

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Coffee & Sweets at the Suites

Location: Top Floor of the SAMS (Suites at Market Square)

Stop by the Top Floor of Suites at Market Square for complimentary coffee and mini bites to start your day off right! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

9am - 10am Monday, April 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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Increasing Sales Productivity

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Would you like to implement a strategy that can increase sales beyond what you would have typically produced and, at the same time, improve your customer’s experience? This seminar will teach you how the sales productivity ratio affects your business. You will learn what innovative businesses are doing to use strategies around this to increase close rates and revenue per guest. Join this discussion, and you will take away some golden nuggets for your business.

Speakers: David McMahon

9:30am - 11am Monday, April 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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Hot Spot Tours

Location: The Point, one block from the Transportation Terminal

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with our Spring 2022 Hot Spot Tours! Esteemed Market veterans have put together curated tours consisting of 2-3 showroom stops for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tour themes include Science in Design with Mike Peterson and Linda Kafta, Fabulous Finds with Nancy Lupo, and more! Please arrive at The Point by 9:15 am ahead of a prompt departure at 9:30am. Tour schedule and RSVP will be available on highpointmarket.org closer to Market.

10am - 11am Monday, April 24

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The Big Picture: Sourcing Art Like a Pro

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Is finding art an arduous task? In a world of infinite possibilities where do you start? Join Business of Home Editor in Chief Kaitlin Petersen as she talks with artists, art brokers and interior designers about the process of sourcing art.

Speakers: Kaitlin Petersen, Allyson Monson, Eleanor Scott Davis, Christine Wexler, Carol Romanoff, Bets Miller

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10am - 11am Monday, April 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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The Work of Design LIVE! at The Point

Location: The Point, one block from the Transportation Terminal

Join Studio Designer live and in person for this can’t-miss event! Studio Designer hosts a panel of industry experts sharing valuable insights about optimizing your business and so much more. And be sure to hang around after the panel for lunch, on us!

10:30am - 11:30am Monday, April 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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Driving Loyalty in Economic Turmoil

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

An unstable economy means consumers have less cash and the demand for financing increases. The savviest retailers are prepared with solutions that maximize their consumer's purchasing power and help them make responsible purchases while increasing their experience and brand loyalty. This session will explore how retailers can implement and optimize POS financing solutions for shoppers with a wide range of credit profiles and continue to drive sales and increase customer satisfaction.

Speakers: Mark Denman

11am - 12pm Monday, April 24

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Business of Design®: It’s Payday with Kimberley Seldon

Location: Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room (SAMS T-1022)

You love what you do and you are good at it. But guess what? You deserve to be paid for it, too. Not only that, but you deserve to be paid well. In this seminar, we’re going to talk about salary, which is the fixed, regular payment you receive for your hard work as an interior design professional. Sounds simple, but do you know what most designers are earning? Not what they are charging, what they are earning? Every full-time interior design professional deserves a salary that is six figures. That’s the goal. In this seminar, you will learn: the benefits of paying yourself first; a disciplined approach to the financial health of your business; a plan to break the 6-figure salary barrier; and more. Presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. RSVP

Speakers: Kimberley Seldon

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11:30am - 12:30am Monday, April 24

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Suite Spot Tour with Blessed Little Bungalow

Location: Tour will depart from the Sherwin-Williams Designer Lounge, Top Floor of SAMS (SAMS T-646)

Join us for an insightful journey with nationally featured and award-winning interior designer, Amber Guyton, Founder of Atlanta based Blessed Little Bungalow, as she showcases what she has discovered as new resources at High Point Market this spring. Amber will feature her favorite hot & fabulous design finds, through all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – showcasing what’s creative, invigorating & fun. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. RSVP required.

Speakers: Amber Guyton

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12:30pm - 1:30pm Monday, April 24

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Commerce Concourse

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Lighting Highlights Tour with Chris Goddard - Part 2

Location: Tour will depart from the escalator landing in IHFC, Interhall, IH211

Come along to explore IHFC and all the lighting resources found within! Join award-winning design expert Chris Goddard, founder of Goddard Design Group & star of HGTV's Design Star: Next Gen, for a tour of lighting options found throughout showrooms in IHFC, and how many choices there are available. Chris will discuss best practices for choosing and installing fixtures that will stand the test of time and trends. Follow along to see in person what is glamorous, inspiring and functional, while discovering new ideas and products. Presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. RSVP required.

Speakers: Chris Goddard

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1pm - 2pm Monday, April 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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3 Ways to Increase Sales Without Increasing Marketing Spend

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

Your store's success with slowing traffic hinges on converting customers who walk in through the door, making your close rate (or conversion rate) an integral KPI. Your average ticket size reflects how well you engage with guests and drive sales figures. We will discuss three ways to drive sales and turn more guests into customers without breaking the bank on marketing spend.

Speakers: Kasper Foff

1pm - 2pm Monday, April 24

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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How Do Cultures Influence Color?

Location: Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room (SAMS T-1022)

Sherwin-Williams and DesignOn HPMKT by IMC invite you to join Shane Jones, Sherwin-Williams Designer Account Executive and ASID Chapter Support Chair Advisor guiding current Presidents, and Sabina Jahic, ASID Allied Member, IDS, CMG, Designer Marketing Manager for Sherwin-Williams, to explore how cultures influence color. We will explore diverse cultures, discuss how color is perceived across multicultural environments, and identify the historical significance of color families and compare their cultural similarities and disparities. Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams in partnership with DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU)

Speakers: Shane Jones, Sabina Jahic

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2pm - 3pm Monday, April 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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Playground for Profit: Marketing that Gets You Clients While You’re Having Fun

Location: The Point on Commerce Ave., one block from the Transportation Terminal

If you dread networking, don’t love social media, and feeling a bit burned out, it’s time for organic marketing that gets you clients while you’re doing what you love. Join designer business coach Melissa Galt for this fun and interactive session that will deliver a customized concrete plan that you look forward to implementing, and will have you attracting your ideal client with ease. It’s a way for your life to fuel your business. Let’s turn your design business into your playground for profit.

Speakers: Melissa Galt

2pm - 3pm Monday, April 24

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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The Power of You

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

We are constantly under pressure and told how to think, act, and grow our businesses. The more you are bombarded with these messages, the more you begin to doubt yourself, your intuition and feel like you are not enough. But what if there was another way? This session will focus on Human Design and help you regain trust in yourself and allow your gut, intuition, creative ideas, and values to determine the way forward. Referred to as the Science of Differentiation, Human Design provides us with a road map to make better decisions, how to best use our energy on a daily basis, the best way to attract more of our ideal clients, and how to become more effective leaders.

Speakers: Ginna Christensen

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2:30pm - 3:30pm Monday, April 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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Understand your Online and In-Store Customers

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1, 1-527 Shuttle Stop: 9 (Green Line)

By examining the latest technology, we can convert passive shoppers into leads and buyers without needing a human salesperson. This tech tracks names, addresses, emails, and more - allowing us better to understand our online and in-store customers for improved conversions. Learn how to maximize every opportunity and increase sales without extra effort!

Speakers: Richard Harris

2:30pm - 4pm Monday, April 24

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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TrendWatch Tour

Location: Suites at Market Square Trendwatch Display (Ground Floor)

Casual and interactive, this event allows High Point Market attendees to get up-close to the product-packed TrendWatch displays. Join home furnishings trend forecaster, creative director, and TrendWatch curator Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media, for an itinerary that moves from the Suites at Market Square and the Showplace Walkway to the IHFC Green Lobby and multiple points in between. Presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. Register to attend.

Speakers: Julie Smith Vincenti

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3pm - 4pm Monday, April 24

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Downtown Main

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Book Signing with Melissa Galt

Location: The Point on Commerce Ave., one block from the Transportation Terminal

Join business coach and designer Melissa Galt for a book signing “Marketing Luxury Design: Attracting Affluent Clients." Your fast track to identifying, attracting and capturing affluent ideal clients. You’ll be leveraging the organic marketing you’ve learned to truly turn your design practice into your playground for more profit!

Speakers: Melissa Galt

3pm - 4pm Monday, April 24

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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DISCovering the Impact of Effective Communication

Location: Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room (SAMS T-1022)

What if you could hold the key that unlocks effective communication with anyone you meet no matter their personality or communication style? Research shows that, on average, 80-90% of our day is spent participating in some form of interpersonal communication. In this session led by Sierra Collins, Owner of Sierra Learnership Collaborative, you will “DISCover the Impact of Effective Communication” on all aspects of your business and life as we: Investigate the most common characteristics of each communication style; Identify strategies you need to better reach each style; Learn how a DISC assessment could benefit you as an individual or team, and more. Presented by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. Register to attend.

Speakers: Sierra Collins

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4pm - 12am Monday, April 24

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The Collected Cottage - Book Signing with Kathryn Greeley

Location: Woodbridge Furniture, 200 Steele, Floor 3, 301 Shuttle Stop: 17 (Red Line)

Join us for a book signing of Kathryn's latest book, The Collected Cottage, on Monday, April 24th in our showroom! Light bites and beverages available. Step into the welcoming and elegant world of interior designer Kathryn Crisp Greeley and her charming home, Chestnut Cottage. The Collected Cottage is a richly produced volume with over 400 stunning photographs that will take readers on an intimate tour inside this lovingly curated house and its collections-and out into its glorious garden overflowing with the changing blooms of the passing seasons.

Speakers: Kathryn Greeley

4pm - 6pm Monday, April 24

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Commerce Concourse

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Complimentary Spring Treats

Location: IHFC - Accessory Floors 2, 3, 4, 5

Join us for a complimentary sweet treat while you shop & network with your peers through IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

4pm - 6pm Monday, April 24

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Commerce Concourse

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InterHall Cocktail Parties

Location: IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor

Where Market Mixes! Daily specialty cocktails throughout InterHall in IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

4pm - 6pm Monday, April 24

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Market Square and Elm

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Afternoon Treats & Complimentary Drinks

Location: Suites at Market Square, Suites At Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave. Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Come mingle with us as you have a refreshing treat or drink while you network with your peers! Perfect place to pick up a refreshment and then explore the Suites at Market Square to see what’s new! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC!

Tuesday, April 25

8:30am - 10am Tuesday, April 25

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Market Square and Elm

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Coffee & Sweets at the Suites

Location: Top Floor of the SAMS (Suites at Market Square)

Stop by the Top Floor of Suites at Market Square for complimentary coffee and mini bites to start your day off right! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

10am - 11am Tuesday, April 25

Educational
Downtown Main

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Textiles of Tomorrow - Focusing on 2024

Location: The Point on Commerce Ave., one block from the Transportation Terminal

Join leading trend forecasting platform Fashion Snoops in partnership with the International Textile Alliance as they dive into the consumer behaviors driving textile trends. From leading color to material applications, we will explore the whys behind the world's current design movements and explore our top picks and best bets for the upcoming season.

Speakers: Carrie Dillon, Jaye Anna Mize

10am - 11am Tuesday, April 25

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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How to Build a Team and Avoid Burnout

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

The last two years have seen an intense demand for design and burnout is at an all time high. Master building the right team for your firm with designer business coach, Melissa Galt. You’ll learn whether to outsource or hire locally, making the right hire the first time, how to craft an irresistible job description, and what to pay & how to manage your team. And you’ll know what to delegate to reclaim your time & energy. -How to Identify What to Delegate to Avoid Overwhelm -How to Document Your Processes so You Minimize Time in Training -Where to Find Great Talent Fast Online and Offline -Key Interviewing Tips so You Hire Right the First Time -How to Build a Team Online & Offline that You Can Rely on to Build Your Business

Speakers: Melissa Galt

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4pm - 6pm Tuesday, April 25

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Commerce Concourse

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Complimentary Spring Treats

Location: IHFC - Accessory Floors 2, 3, 4, 5

Join us for a complimentary sweet treat while you shop & network with your peers through IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

4pm - 6pm Tuesday, April 25

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Commerce Concourse

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InterHall Cocktail Parties

Location: IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor

Where Market Mixes! Daily specialty cocktails throughout InterHall in IHFC. Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

4pm - 6pm Tuesday, April 25

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Market Square and Elm

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Afternoon Treats & Complimentary Drinks

Location: Suites at Market Square, Suites At Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave. Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Come mingle with us as you have a refreshing treat or drink while you network with your peers! Perfect place to pick up a refreshment and then explore the Suites at Market Square to see what’s new! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC!

Wednesday, April 26

8:30am - 10am Wednesday, April 26

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Market Square and Elm

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Coffee & Sweets at the Suites

Location: Top Floor of the SAMS (Suites at Market Square)

Stop by the Top Floor of Suites at Market Square for complimentary coffee and mini bites to start your day off right! Compliments of DesignOn HPMKT by IMC.

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