October 22-26, 2022

Events

Friday, October 21

9am - 10am Friday, October 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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Grabbing Customer Attention When Demand Starts to Drop with Visual Merchandising

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Visual merchandising is more challenging than ever, with supply chain issues, excess inventory, and eroding consumer confidence in the economy all weighing on the industry. Come to this seminar to learn what visual content and information is most crucial for driving business results and conversion in a tough market for in-store and online customers.

Speakers: Leah Kirkland

10:30am - 11:30am Friday, October 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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5 Steps on How to Expand Your eCommerce Sales

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Learn how to get your products in front of eCommerce buyers today! In this session, you will learn the top 5 steps to optimize eCommerce sales. You will learn how to expand your sales online and get your products onto big box retailers like Wayfair.

Speakers: Lily Chan

1pm - 2pm Friday, October 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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Using 3D to Create the Ultimate Hybrid Shopping Experience

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Major furniture retailers are 3D to improve the in-store shopping experience while also adding exciting new functionality to their eCommerce websites. Learn how major retailers like Jerome's Furniture, Macy's, and other well-known furniture retailers are using 3D online, in-store, and as a part of their remote customer support offering to improve the hybrid customer experience and amplify sales.

Speakers: Beck Besecker

2pm - 3pm Friday, October 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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Perfecting the Luxury Experience

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

There is no shortage of high-end design work to go around in today’s world, but designers are often left wondering how to properly communicate - and enhance - their value to prospective clients. Join speakers Lorna Gross, Austin Handler, and Katie Wozniak for a lively conversation on their experiences navigating these complicated issues and how they’ve managed to add value, broaden budget and differentiate services to meet the needs of both their clients and their businesses.

Speakers: Lorna Gross, Austin Handler, Katie Wozniak

2pm - 3pm Friday, October 21

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Why Gainful Employment is the #1 Way to Fight Hunger and Poverty

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

HALF UNITED is a North Carolina-based brand that fights hunger and poverty through the sale of home goods and apparel made by artisans in Haiti, Peru, Mexico and other countries. During High Point Market, the company’s goods will be sold in the Universal Furniture showroom. Hear from co-founder Carmin Black as she discusses how gainful employment is the number one way to fight hunger around the world.

Speakers: Carmin Black

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

Educational
Downtown Main

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Best Practices for eCommerce fraud Prevention

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

As an eCommerce retailer, it’s crucial to understand the ins and outs of eCommerce and eCommerce fraud prevention. Did you know that in 2021, retail e-commerce revenue from furniture and homeware sales amounted to $132.7 billion, and that number will only continue to grow? In this session, you’ll learn how to best implement an end-to-end, adaptable fraud prevention solution that will optimize security while creating a solid base for customer loyalty.

Speakers: Evan Walczak

3pm - 4pm Friday, October 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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Bonsai With Brownlee Currey

Location: Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Meet Brownlee Currey and learn more about the ancient technique of creating bonsai! The history and traditions of the bonsai will be discussed during a tour of actual bonsai displayed in the Currey & Company showroom during Fall Market. Get to know Brownlee and hear his story of how he first became enchanted as a teenager with the technique of bonsai!

Speakers: Brownlee Currey

3pm - 6pm Friday, October 21

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Centennial Wrenn South

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Live Music - JT Curtis Band

Location: Liberty Furniture Industries Inc., Centers of High Point: Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

The JT Curtis Band will be playing in the Liberty Furniture showroom from 3-6PM. Happy hour to follow!

4pm - 5pm Friday, October 21

Educational
Downtown Main

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Which Digital Marketing Is Working Today and Where You Should Be Investing

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Whether you are an expert in the field or just getting started, this session is for you. Together, we will uncover key strategies for eCommerce growth, increasing store traffic and brand awareness, and how to leverage your customer data to drive sales.

Speakers: Bryan Edsvaag

4pm - 5pm Friday, October 21

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Telling Your Design Story Visually: The Importance of a Professional Portfolio and Social Media Presence.

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

With 20 years of marketing expertise, Tori demystifies branding, marketing, and business to help you get seen, published, and booked by dream clients. Attendees will learn how to visually tell your design story, how to leverage photography to get published, how to grow your social media, and how to get yourself in front of your ideal clients.

Speakers: Tori Sikkema

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4pm - 7pm Friday, October 21

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Market Square and Elm

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Antique & Design Center Weekend Kick-Off Party

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join us Friday evening for delicious, local flavors and beautiful antiques as we celebrate being together once again in High Point! Our customers and exhibitors are like family and we are excited to celebrate a joyous reunion with those we’ve known for years and those we’ve yet to meet! All Market attendees are invited for early buying on Thursday and Friday before Market officially opens on Saturday.

4pm - 6pm Friday, October 21

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Market Square and Elm

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Happy Hour Daily at Antique & Design Center

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join us every day from 4 pm until... for bubbly and light refreshments as you meander your way through the Antique & Design Center on a journey of discovery!

4:30pm - 7pm Friday, October 21

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Centennial Wrenn South

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Champagne at Skyline Design Luxury Outdoor Showroom 411 Manning St (Behind Center Point Building)

Location: Skyline Design, Centers of High Point: 411 Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

Daily champagne, beer, wine, available daily starting at 4:30 pm! Reach out to sandra@skylinedesign.com for more details.

5pm - 8pm Friday, October 21

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Centennial Wrenn South

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Grand Opening Party!

Location: International Furniture Direct, Centers of High Point: Centennial, Lower Level Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

IFD is celebrating the Grand Opening of their new showroom by offering a fun Mexican Party that no one should miss!! Margaritas, mariachi and much more! Dealer specials and surprises.

6pm - 8pm Friday, October 21

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Centennial Wrenn South

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View the Center Point Fireworks Event Friday October 21st!

Location: Skyline Design, Centers of High Point: 411 Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

Skyline Design has a great viewing area in our patio directly infront of our showroom that will give a great view of the fireworks, being put on by Center Point this October 21st. Reach out to sandra@skylinedesign.com for more details.

8pm - 11pm Friday, October 21

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Matisyahu Concert

Location: COHAB.Space, 1547 W. English Rd. Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

Live music from Matisyahu. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Food trucks and full bar available. Purchase tickets online.

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Saturday, October 22

8am - 5pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Other

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INNOVATION + DESIGN Awards, Finalist Exhibition

Location: Congdon Yards - 401 West English Road Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

See the best in hand crafted, artisan furnishings as selected by our esteemed panel of Innovation + Design Awards judges.

9am - 10am Saturday, October 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Key Trends Defining the State and Future of Local Retail

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Retailers, are you looking to increase sales? For today’s shoppers, convenience is more important than ever, and Charlotte Shragge will explain how retail leaders can leverage it to increase sales. She will show through case studies how small to medium-sized retailers are driving traffic, growing shopper engagement, and increasing efficiency with SMS marketing.

Speakers: Charlotte Shragge

9:30am - 10:30am Saturday, October 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with 2022 Style Spotters as they walk you through two of their favorite High Point Market showrooms. Kelly Collier-Clark will take her guests through Global Views and Ngala Trading, Austin Handler will tour Ro Sham Beaux and Made Goods, and DuVäl Reynolds will explore Kravet and Highland House. Please arrive at The Point by 9:15am ahead of a prompt departure at 9:30am. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer. Please RSVP at www.highpointmarket.org.

Speakers: Kelly Collier-Clark, Austin Handler, DuVäl Reynolds

10am - 6pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Get Inspired & Meet The Artist, Debra Ferrari at High Point Market at the Suites at Market Square

Location: Debra Ferrari Fine Art & Home, Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Visit the Debra Ferrari Fine Art + Home booth, M-7058 at The Suites at Market Square on October 22 - 26, 2022 and meet leading artist Debra Ferrari. Learn more about her Designer Art Program, hear the stories behind her art and view her fresh new line of artful wallcoverings and get inspired.

Speakers: Debra Ferrari

10am - 11am Saturday, October 22

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Rate & Fees: How to Charge Flat Fees and Protect Profit

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Are you tired of tracking your hours? Don’t miss this high impact presentation by interior design business coach and author Melissa Galt to learn how to find your fortune with a square foot fee structure, percent of project cost and other proven fee structures. You’ll get the lowdown on a dual fee method and discover how to pick the right approach for your business. Stop leaving money on the table, and get ready to protect your profit from scope creep and indecisive clients.

Speakers: Melissa Galt

RSVP Required

10:30am - 12pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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HFA Sales Academy Workshop: The Small Steps that Equal Massive Sales Increases

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Learn how to increase your sales by 30% in just three simple steps! Increasing sales can be a daunting task, but with the right training and tools, it can be easy. 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. Our top performing stores are using this method and seeing huge wins. You could be next!

Speakers: Rob Ball, Matt Pridemore

11am - 12:30pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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English Tea with British Magazine - HOMES & GARDENS – Lucy Searle, Editor in Chief

Location: Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Meet Lucy Searle, Editor in Chief of Homes & Gardens Magazine and enjoy a traditional English tea! Lucy has written about interiors, property and gardens since 1990, working across newspapers, women's magazines and interiors-only magazines. In 2020, Lucy was asked to become Editor in Chief at Homes & Gardens, where she oversees both the magazine and website. Homes & Gardens is Britain's oldest, most well-known interiors magazine, and it now reaches a new global audience with its website. Ms. Searle is a serial home renovator and also owns rental properties, so brings first-hand knowledge to the brand. She will be joined at this event by Sarah Spiteri, Editorial Director for Homes & Gardens

Speakers: Lucy Searle, Sarah Spiteri

11am - 12:30pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Designing the Graduate Hotels - Discussion/Book-Signing with CEO/Founder Ben Weprin & Head Designer Krissy Melendez

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Graduate Hotels is a collection of meticulously hand-crafted hotels in university towns, designed to evoke the nostalgia of the glory days, sleepless nights, and the spirited, beautiful memories of one’s college years. Rooted in storytelling, each Graduate Hotels property serves as the backdrop for some of life’s most meaningful moments. Ben and Krissy will discuss the process of distinctly designing each property to create an immersive and informative experience that brings each destination to life through a contrast of bold and subtle elements that capture both the destination and the college experience in full.

Speakers: Benjamin Weprin, Krissy Melendez

1pm - 2pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Make Your Business Stand Out on Google and Transform Your Marketing Data

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Ready to take your business to the top on Google? Learn steps to maximize your Google My Business listing and increase your Search Engine Optimization to get ranked higher on Google search pages for keywords related to your business. Plus, learn how to use your Google Analytics data to market and find new customers.

Speakers: Fredy Wright

1pm - 2pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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"Legal. Ease." Discussion with Wendy Estela, Kristen McCory, & Cheminne Taylor-Smith moderated by Austin Handler

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Austin Handler of Mabley Handler Interior Design moderates a discussion with Wendy Estela (Aeton Law Partners), Kristen McCory (McCory Interiors) & Cheminne Taylor-Smith (strategist and consultant). In a world of changing timelines, ever-demanding clients, and increasingly blurred lines, the need for a strong business foundation is essential in today's design practice. From constructing iron-clad contracts to knowing how & when to present them to providing tips for navigating difficult conversations, our industry experts use the voice of experience to help you maximize process wins & find opportunities in lessons learned. Less a presentation & more an interactive workshop, you're sure to learn something to move your design business forward!

Speakers: Wendy Estela, Kristen McCory, Cheminne Taylor-Smith, Austin Handler

2pm - 3pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Hamilton Wrenn North

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When Design Goes too Far: The Perfection of the Imperfect Room

Location: Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

The word “polished” is seemingly what a lot of clients want and relatively easy to achieve in a world where even the most basic oftentimes guarantees beauty and style. But sometimes a room that is over-designed lacks that personal touch that gives it life and interest. Join Traditional Home Senior Design & Style Editor Krissa Rossbund as she leads a discussion with designer Kristi Nelson and Circaphiles founder and designer Genevieve Trousdale, in a discussion about knowing when it’s time to stop designing and appreciate the joy of an imperfect room. They’ll talk about the art of a look that is relaxed and personal, secret tricks to avoid an over-styled aesthetic, and design that allows for the decorative imagination to grow.

Speakers: Kristi Nelson, Krissa Rossbund, Genevieve Trousdale

2pm - 3pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Sensory by Design: A Wellness CEU

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Wellness Design, Well Building, Design for the Senses. These industry buzzwords have become even more critical with each passing year. How do the 5 senses allow designers to deliver better results for their clients? In this course, we'll discuss how the focus of interior design is shifting as we move through an increasingly noisy world. From overall wellness and the impact of technology to safety in the home and our public spaces, design must now work on all levels to provide environments that foster health and mindfulness. (1 CEU)

Speakers: Lori Millre

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2pm - 3:30pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Russell and Green

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How to Protect Yourself From Economic Shifts by Working with Affluent Clients

Location: Zoe Bios Creative, Chelsea On Green, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Join interior design business coach Melissa Galt to learn how to pivot your practice to capture affluent clients and projects in challenging times. Master the key steps to safeguard your profits and your practice, while taking advantage of unique opportunities during a time of economic uncertainty. Surviving isn’t enough, you deserve to thrive no matter what the market is doing. Located in the new Chelsea on Green building for art, vintage, and one-of-a-kind sellers, Galt’s presentation is followed by a book signing for her indispensable guide, “Marketing Luxury Design: Attracting Affluent Clients.”

Speakers: Melissa Galt

RSVP Required

2pm - 3pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Embracing a Mission-Minded Approach with The Kaleidoscope Project

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Kaleidoscope Project founder, Amy Lynn Schwartzbard, & a panel of designers from their second showhouse, The Firehouse Project, as they dive into the guiding forces behind the organization. Weaving a narrative of diversity, equity & inclusion, The Kaleidoscope Project aims to showcase the diverse talent within our creative design industry. Panelists Everick Brown, Rasheeda Gray, Marilyn Lavergne, David Santiago and Virginia Toledo will discuss the showhouse they just completed & the value of a mission-minded approach for impacting change. As a bonus, The Kaleidoscope Project will also announce the location of their third showhouse project, debuting spring 2023.

Speakers: Everick Brown, Rasheeda Gray, Marilyn Lavergne, David Santiago, Virginia Toledo, Amy Lynn Schwartzbard

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

Educational
Downtown Main

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CX Through the Consumer's Lens: Delivering on Her Expectations

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

For today’s retailers, digital is no longer just nice to have, it’s a necessity for success. It’s how to engage consumers at every point in their journey—including traditionally non-digital channels. How can retailers most efficiently (and cost-effectively) deliver on the type of experience today’s shoppers expect. In this session, we will look at digital across the customer journey and translate it to key requirements for furniture retailers.

Speakers: Laura Khoury

2:30pm - 4pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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"Interiors for Collectors" - Discussion & Book-Signing with John Phifer Marrs

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

"One is nice. Two is better. Three is a collection." - John Phifer Marrs John Phifer Marrs is a premier interior designer, known for his elegant, fresh & inviting style, often called "The New Southern Style." His interiors reflect his southern roots and combine a sense of the past with comfort and convenience. Join him as he shares his new book "Interiors for Collectors" and discusses his passion for collecting and working with clients who collect. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the discussion.

Speakers: John Phifer Marrs

3pm - 5pm Saturday, October 22

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Downtown Main

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More is More is More By Carl Dellatore Book Signing Party

Location: Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Meet noted author, Carl Dellatore, as we celebrate his new book, More is More Is More published by Rizzoli New York 2022. This book celebrates the best of lavish maximalist interiors by Bunny Williams, Marjorie Skouras, Sasha Bikoff, and more. Each of the book's five chapters begins with an essay on a theme - color, pattern, surfaces, elements, and layering followed by dozens of showstopping rooms. Join us for a lively party! Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Speakers: Carl Dellatore

3pm - 4pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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KEYNOTE SERIES - Bring Good Vibes Home: Justina Blakeney talks business, community & standing out from the crowd

Location: High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Filled with inspiration, optimism, and an abundance of color, designer and New York Times bestselling author Justina Blakeney returns to High Point Market for a deep dive into her design philosophy, licensing deals, and the founding of her thriving lifestyle brand, Jungalow. Join her as she reflects on the journey, teaching moments, highlights, and what’s next for her and her business ventures.

Speakers: Justina Blakeney

3pm - 6pm Saturday, October 22

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INNOVATION + DESIGN Reception

Location: Congdon Yards- 401 West English Road Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

View this year's Innovation + Design Award finalists – and meet the artisans who crafted them. This is a great opportunity to discover the very best home furnishings artisans working today – and to add them to your personal supplier network. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

4pm - 5pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Downtown Main

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Attracting Loyal, Experiential Shoppers

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Experiential shoppers are some of a business's most valuable and loyal customers. They’re looking for an emotional connection with a brand; if you can provide that, they’ll keep coming back. Our eye-tracking studies have shown five ways to attract experiential shoppers based on their shopping behaviors. We will also learn how to identify four key shopper types and how you can start attracting them with the right strategies.

Speakers: Michelle Adams

4pm - 5pm Saturday, October 22

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Commerce Concourse

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Raise a Glass to Villa & House

Location: Villa & House, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us as we toast to the brand evolution of Bungalow 5, as we transition to our new name, Villa & House.

4pm - 5pm Saturday, October 22

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Commerce Concourse

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Raise a Glass to Villa & House

Location: Villa & House, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Join us as we toast to the brand evolution of Bungalow 5, as we transition to our new name, Villa & House.

4pm - 5pm Saturday, October 22

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Style Row

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Join Style Row founder Erinn Valencich for a panel on technology in the luxury interior design industry.

Speakers: Erinn Valencich

RSVP Required

4pm - 6pm Saturday, October 22

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Market Square and Elm

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Happy Hour Daily at Antique & Design Center

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join us every day from 4 pm until... for bubbly and light refreshments as you meander your way through the Antique & Design Center on a journey of discovery!

4:30pm - 7pm Saturday, October 22

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Centennial Wrenn South

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Champagne at Skyline Design Luxury Outdoor Showroom 411 Manning St (Behind Center Point Building)

Location: Skyline Design, Centers of High Point: 411 Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

Daily champagne, beer, wine, available daily starting at 4:30 pm! Reach out to sandra@skylinedesign.com for more details.

5pm - 7pm Saturday, October 22

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North Elm

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Happy Hour

Location: Capa, 319 N. Main St. Shuttle Stop: 26 (Red Line)

Let us show you around our exceptionally curated showroom while you enjoy local sips and dips.

5:30pm - 11pm Saturday, October 22

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Centennial Wrenn South

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30th Anniversary Celebration

Location: Liberty Furniture Industries Inc., Centers of High Point: Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

At the Liberty Furniture showroom there will be live music starting at 5:30PM and ending at 11PM to celebrate Liberty's 30th Anniversary. Cat5 Band will perform from 5:30 - 6:30PM, Yacht Rock Schooner will perform from 7 - 9PM, and the DJ will play from 9 - 11PM.

8pm - 11pm Saturday, October 22

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Perpetual Groove Concert

Location: COHAB.Space, 1547 W. English Rd. Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

Live music from Perpetual Groove and Electric Soul Pandemic. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Food truck and full bar available. Purchase tickets online or at the door.

RSVP Required

Sunday, October 23

8am - 5pm Sunday, October 23

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Other

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INNOVATION + DESIGN Awards, Finalist Exhibition

Location: Congdon Yards - 401 West English Road Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

See the best in hand crafted, artisan furnishings as selected by our esteemed panel of Innovation + Design Awards judges.

8:30am - 10am Sunday, October 23

Educational
Hamilton Wrenn North

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Coffee with Creatives: Panel Discussion with Lauren Liess, Tobi Fairley, Julia Molloy and Kelly Schellert

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

Join us for a deep dive into e-commerce & licensed products over coffee, mimosas and a make your own yogurt bar. Co-Sponsored by the Ethos Design Collective, their founders Julia and Kelly, moderate a Q&A with the "powerhouse women of Woodbridge" Lauren and Tobi as we talk about how to set apart what you sell. Come at 8:30am to mingle and satisfy your palette, discussion begins promptly at 9:00am. Email savannah@woodbridgefurniture.com to RSVP.

Speakers: Lauren Liess, Tobi Fairley, Julia Molloy, Kelly Schellert

9am - 10am Sunday, October 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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State of the industry with Jerry Epperson

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Mr. Epperson has spent decades in the industry and will share his insights with you about how it is changing, prospects for growth over the next few years - including what companies can do now that may lead them toward success tomorrow (or even now), etc. This will be a must-attend seminar for your business!

Speakers: Jerry Epperson

9:30am - 10:30am Sunday, October 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with 2022 Style Spotters as they walk you through two of their favorite High Point Market showrooms. Kurt Jacob Miller will take his guests through South + English and Splashworks, Lucy Penfield will tour Summer Classics and Gabby, and Jana Platina Phipps will explore House of Cindy and Red Egg. Please arrive at The Point by 9:15am ahead of a prompt departure at 9:30am. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer. Please RSVP at www.highpointmarket.org.

Speakers: Kurt Jacob Miller, Lucy Penfield, Jana Platina Phipps

10am - 6pm Sunday, October 23

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Market Square and Elm

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Get Inspired & Meet The Artist, Debra Ferrari at High Point Market at the Suites at Market Square

Location: Debra Ferrari Fine Art & Home, Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Visit the Debra Ferrari Fine Art + Home booth, M-7058 at The Suites at Market Square on October 22 - 26, 2022 and meet leading artist Debra Ferrari. Learn more about her Designer Art Program, hear the stories behind her art and view her fresh new line of artful wallcoverings and get inspired.

Speakers: Debra Ferrari

10am - 11am Sunday, October 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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How Kitchen + Bath Can Help Drive Your Business to the Next Level

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Over the past several years, kitchen + bath design has increasingly dominated home design. The two spaces have become an important lifestyle focus for consumers and a key selling tool for builders and realtors. In this panel moderated by NKBA's Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, Suzie Williford, we discuss how designers can take advantage of these evolving and expanding areas of the home to grow their businesses.

Speakers: Suzie Williford

10am - 11am Sunday, October 23

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Salaries Revealed: The Answers to Who Gets Paid What

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Are you well paid or does pay day leave you feeling undervalued? What are others making? Gail Doby, co-founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, Nadia Roberts, principal of Interior Talent and Elissa Grayer, principal designer, Elissa Grayer Interior Design, will reveal just-released data on owner and staff salaries and compensation in this revealing and lively conversation. Understand what compensation looks like for every level in your company. Learn what is happening regionally and nationally and how you can adjust your business to pay yourself and your employees what you deserve.

Speakers: Gail Doby, Nadia Roberts, Elissa Grayer

RSVP Required

10am - 11am Sunday, October 23

Educational
Russell and Green

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Biophilia: Embracing the Natural World for Interior Design

Location: Zoe Bios Creative, Chelsea On Green, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Join wallcovering and textile illustrator Susy Paisley for an exploration of biophilia and the power of nature to nourish and soothe. Trained as a conservation biologist, Paisley draws inspiration from the flora and fauna she has so studiously observed in the wild. Pondering the evolutionary basis for how living spaces may connect home dwellers to the natural world, you’ll gain new insights for layering color, pattern, and ornamentation in interior spaces. Located in the new Chelsea on Green building for art, vintage and one-of-a-kind sellers, don't miss this enchanting conversation with the singular talent behind the Newton Paisley brand.

Speakers: Susy Paisley

10am - 2pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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Paris Portfolio Pop–Up with Teresa “Gigi” Davis

Location: Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Meet interior designer and artist, Teresa Davis! Learn more about how she has undertaken art training in Paris over the years with notable art instructors alongside artists from around the world. This summer Gigi has returned to Paris to live, study, and experience all the City of Lights has to offer. Her inspiration comes from the human form where she works mainly in charcoal and watercolor. Take a trip to Paris via a showroom pop-up where Ms. Davis will display her recent artwork. All artwork is available for purchase– cash & carry!

Speakers: Teresa Davis

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

Educational
Downtown Main

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How to Trim Marketing Cost in an Economic Downturn Without Losing Share

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Today's economic environment can make many retailers slash marketing budgets to retain cash flow. This session will show you where you can cut, what you need to do to position your store well during a downturn, and an even better position when the market returns to take market share from competitors.

Speakers: Richard Harris

11am - 1pm Sunday, October 23

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"The Collected Cottage" Brunch & Book-Signing with Kathryn Greeley

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join us for brunch as we step into the welcoming and elegant world of interior designer Kathryn Crisp Greeley & her charming home, Chestnut Cottage. The Collected Cottage will take readers on an intimate tour inside this lovingly curated house with its timeless treasured collections, then out into its glorious garden overflowing with the changing blooms of the passing seasons. Exquisite tabletop inspiration pages showcase Kathryn’s impressive knowledge of the history of fabrics, crystal patterns, china makers, and more, while captivating original watercolors, illustrated menus, personal recipes, and tips on enjoying the simple pleasures of each season round out the treasures of the book, which will be available to be purchased & signed.

Speakers: Kathryn Greeley

1pm - 2pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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The Hidden Costs of Your Home Delivery Program

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Suppose you’ve been thinking about your current home delivery costs, building a home delivery plan, or outsourcing to a home delivery provider. In that case, there’s much more to consider than just the cost of the driver and the equipment needed to complete deliveries. Factors behind the scenes can add significant dollars to your total cost. Build a delivery program that makes financial sense for your business and supports its goals. Come and we’ll show you how!

Speakers: Jenni Kimpel

1pm - 2pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Hamilton Wrenn North

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How to Attract and Capture Affluent Customers for Luxury Design

Location: Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

It’s time to UP-LEVEL YOUR CLIENTELE! If you want affluent clients for bigger projects with juicier investments, this is your fast path to finding them. Learn how to identify affluent clients, where to meet them and how to connect. Discover the #1 quality that attracts affluent clients and how you can have it! Join Melissa Galt as she outlines her profitable strategies for marketing luxury design. Melissa will be signing copies of her hugely successful book “Marketing Luxury Design: Attracting Affluent Clients” following her talk. Join us at noon before the talk for lunch!

Speakers: Melissa Galt

RSVP Required

2pm - 4pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Designing for Vacation Rental Properties

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Want to learn more about the fastest growing design niche? Vacation rental design is a booming field for the billion dollar short term rental industry. If you want to learn how these designers have gotten into this field, ways to navigate this niche and the lessons they have learned join us for this very timely topic with Jessica Duce, JDuce Design. Moderated by Ericka Saurit, former design lead for Air BnB and principal at Saurit Creative. Presented by High Point x Design.

Speakers: Jessica Duce, Ericka Saurit

RSVP Required

2pm - 3pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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LUXURY, A New Point of View!

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

How do we define luxury today given the paradigm shifts in global culture and our desire to bring luxury experiences to everyone? Historically LUXURY meant exclusivity, couture craftsmanship, rarified materials and wealth. This panel of luxury designers, moderated by Gary Inman and including Michel Boyd, Shayla Copas, Barry Goralnick and Lucy Searle, will explore the ‘New Luxury’ with emphasis on issues such as sustainability, accessibility, and craftsmanship in the age of technology. Come enjoy a complimentary lunch prior to the session, courtesy of Currey & Company, and enjoy a tour and refreshments in their showroom after (IHFC, M110 on Main Street).

Speakers: Gary Inman, Michel Boyd, Shayla Copas, Barry Goralnick, Lucy Searle

3pm - 5pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Hamilton Wrenn North

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Chair Field by Fairfield

Location: Fairfield Chair Company, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 18 (Red Line)

Attend Fairfield's second annual chair construction demo on Sunday, October 23rd at 3pm. Located in the courtyard outside of the Fairfield HPMKT Showroom, attendees will get to witness the process and detail that goes into assembling a chair. Learn about the quality and care Fairfield puts into each of its products while you enjoy refreshments, music, and the chance to win the chair constructed before your eyes!

3pm - 6pm Sunday, October 23

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Live Music - Mark Miller

Location: Liberty Furniture Industries Inc., Centers of High Point: Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

Mark Miller will be performing at the Liberty Furniture showroom from 3 - 6PM with a happy hour to follow!

4pm - 5pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Downtown Main

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Recession Proof Your Business with the Right Digital Strategy

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Disconnected customer communications, scattered across siloed systems, are a key cause of poor customer experience. They lead to lost sales, low customer loyalty, and bad reviews. A growing number of retailers are using AI to automate and centralize their customer interactions to foster stronger connections with their customers, transforming them into brand advocates and repeat buyers. Discover how to become genuinely customer-centric organizations, uncover new sales and marketing opportunities, and complete their full digital transformation.

Speakers: Ralph Shulbert

4pm - 8pm Sunday, October 23

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Commerce Concourse

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Garden Party

Location: Eichholtz, 129 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Together with esteemed international design authority Homes & Gardens, Eichholtz welcomes you to join us for a Garden Party fit for a Queen as a nod to their shared European heritage. Enjoy our terraces featuring Eichholtz Outdoor collection and our palatial showroom styled with our latest introductions. Sip on Eichholtz signature Gin infused cocktails and European fare, immersing yourself in the global luxury synonymous with both brands as we celebrate the return of Market.

RSVP Required

4pm - 5pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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The Essential Systems and Processes Every Interior Designer Needs and Why

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Join interior designer and business coach John McClain as he identifies the fundamental systems you need to efficiently operate your interior design business and the processes that support them. John will tackle essential strategies and methods like how to efficiently onboard new clients and which approval processes will limit your liability. These tools will help you run every project with a repeatable plan to ensure you and your clients are set up for success and satisfied with the design process.

Speakers: John McClain

RSVP Required

4pm - 5pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Happy Hour with the Experts of the Antique & Design Center

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Grab a glass of bubbly and venture with us throughout the Antique & Design Center to meet and learn from our dealers who are experts in their fields. From 18th Century castle tables to antique frames and modern art; from vintage textiles to mid-century classic sofa designs, there will be much to learn from these connoisseurs and lovers of their soulful inventory.

4pm - 6pm Sunday, October 23

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Downtown Main

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Vibrant Interiors By Andrea Monath Schumacher Book Signing Party

Location: Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Meet interior designer Andrea Schumacher as she debuts her new book – Vibrant Interiors published by Gibbs Smith 2022. Vibrant Interiors features the best of Schumacher’s designs. Inviting, imaginative homes showcase her creativity in developing energetic, exuberant, personality-filled spaces with a well-balanced mix of complexity and simplicity. Join us as we celebrate this book filled with stunning photography. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Speakers: Andrea Schumacher

4pm - 6pm Sunday, October 23

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Happy Hour Daily at Antique & Design Center

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join us every day from 4 pm until... for bubbly and light refreshments as you meander your way through the Antique & Design Center on a journey of discovery!

4:30pm - 7pm Sunday, October 23

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Centennial Wrenn South

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Champagne at Skyline Design Luxury Outdoor Showroom 411 Manning St (Behind Center Point Building)

Location: Skyline Design, Centers of High Point: 411 Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

Daily champagne, beer, wine, available daily starting at 4:30 pm! Reach out to sandra@skylinedesign.com for more details.

5pm - 7pm Sunday, October 23

Educational
Hamilton Wrenn North

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The Embellished Home: Learn and Lounge

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

Journey to exotic locales on a self-paced discovery tour of the jewelry craft and artisanal studios defining signature collections of lighting, furniture, mirrors, art, and decorative accessories at John-Richard. Traverse the globe perusing informative displays throughout the showroom to gain product knowledge and useful design insights. At your leisure, enjoy a light repast among industry friends and peers for the first learn-and-lounge event of its kind hosted by the venerable brand.

Monday, October 24

8am - 5pm Monday, October 24

Educational
Other

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INNOVATION + DESIGN Awards, Finalist Exhibition

Location: Congdon Yards - 401 West English Road Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

See the best in hand crafted, artisan furnishings as selected by our esteemed panel of Innovation + Design Awards judges.

9am - 10am Monday, October 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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4 Real Estate Trends Impacting the Furniture Industry

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

There are several real estate trends driving the furniture industry right now as the needs and desires of consumers change, the depleting real estate supply, rising rents, and the impact of the ever-changing supply chain. This session will explore five real estate trends impacting our industry now, determine how they affect your business, and how to adapt accordingly.

Speakers: Ben Haverty

9:30am - 10:30am Monday, October 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with 2022 Style Spotters as they walk you through two of their favorite High Point Market showrooms. Kelly Finley will take her guests through Julian Chichester and Mr. Brown London, Rachel Mautner will tour Taracea and Soberon Studio, and Monika Nessbach will explore Palecek and Leif Petersen. Please arrive at The Point by 9:15am ahead of a prompt departure at 9:30am. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer. Please RSVP at www.highpointmarket.org.

Speakers: Kelly Finley, Rachel Mautner, Monika Nessbach

10am - 6pm Monday, October 24

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Get Inspired & Meet The Artist, Debra Ferrari at High Point Market at the Suites at Market Square

Location: Debra Ferrari Fine Art & Home, Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Visit the Debra Ferrari Fine Art + Home booth, M-7058 at The Suites at Market Square on October 22 - 26, 2022 and meet leading artist Debra Ferrari. Learn more about her Designer Art Program, hear the stories behind her art and view her fresh new line of artful wallcoverings and get inspired.

Speakers: Debra Ferrari

10am - 11am Monday, October 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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What I Wish I Knew: How to Secure High-Net-Worth Clients, Avoid Complications and Make Them into Lifelong Clients

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Circaphiles Founder and Designer Genevieve Trousdale in conversation with Circaphiles Ambassadors and fellow designers Laura Hodges and Sara Malek Barney in an engaging panel discussion about ‘What I Wish I Knew: How to secure high-net-worth clients, avoid complications and make them into lifelong clients." Genevieve, Laura and Sara will share their extensive knowledge on the positives and the negatives. Breaking down their strategies on how to proactively secure high-end clients and, more importantly, how to avoid the nightmare scenarios that can come along with working with them. After the panel, Circaphiles will host a luncheon at The Point where all are welcome to come gather and discuss the topic further!

Speakers: Genevieve Trousdale, Laura Hodges, Sara Malek Barney

10am - 11am Monday, October 24

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Designing for Celebrities

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Working with celebrities can be a designer’s dream but learning how to navigate your business with the rich and famous has its challenges. Get first-hand accounts from designers who have worked with celebrities on a variety of interior design projects. From expectations on time and design to professionalism and discretion, our panel will share their celebrity design experiences and how they were able to leverage these sensitive relationships. Krissa Rossbund of Traditional Home will moderate this talented line-up that includes Michelle Murphy of Demi Ryan, Shalena Smith of Shalena Smith Interior Design and Vanessa Deleon of VDA Designs

Speakers: Krissa Rossbund, Vanessa Deleon, Michelle Murphy, Shalena Smith

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

Educational
Downtown Main

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The Human Element

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

In today's digital landscape of AI and Automation, your website, targeting, and algorithms are all crucial, especially with Privacy Restrictions changing rapidly. But you still need a pulse! Chris Hunt will discuss why the human element should always remain at the forefront of your marketing strategy and how to utilize digital tools while making your company approachable and customer-centered.

Speakers: Christopher Hunt

1pm - 2pm Monday, October 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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Maximize Free Marketing with Customized Email Lists

Location: Home Furnishings Association-HFA, Plaza Suites, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 6 (Green Line)

Generating email lists is essential for any business. Email marketing is a great way to keep in touch with your customers and increase sales. It’s also a very effective way to build loyalty among your customer base. With the right tools, you can easily create targeted email lists that will help you increase sales and better understand your customers. In this session, you will learn how to create targeted customer email lists and maximize free marketing that will help you boost sales.

Speakers: Brian Dodge

2pm - 3pm Monday, October 24

Educational
Downtown Main

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Survey Says: What You Should Know about Fees, Rates, and Charging for your Expertise

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The results are in. From the newly released Interior Designers Survey on Fees, Salaries and Competing for Talent, business transformation coach, Gail Doby, will show you what designers across the country charge, how they bill, and what you can do to improve your bottom line. Find out designers’ hourly rates; charging a flat rate versus fixed fees; and whether to change your fee structure for the current economic climate. Who charges portal to portal, discuss markups and margins and much more during this informative and open discussion with one of the design industry’s experts on the subject.

Speakers: Gail Doby

2pm - 3pm Monday, October 24

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Time Mastery - How to Get More Done in Less Time

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Turn productivity into profit. Become a master of time when you learn the three most important components of project management with interior design business coach Melissa Galt. Join Melissa as she shares her expert advice on how to document your processes, eliminate crisis management, and avoid client frustration. This high energy, high impact presentation will motivate you to love your design business more, in less time, with less stress and higher profits.

Speakers: Melissa Galt

RSVP Required

3pm - 5pm Monday, October 24

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Downtown Main

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The Collected Cottage by Kathryn Greeley Book Signing Party

Location: Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Meet author and interior designer, Kathryn Greeley, as we debut her new book: The Collected Cottage. Ms. Greeley will be in the showroom to sign her book and share her personal journey through her gardens and her enchanting home located in the North Carolina mountains. Celebrate every season gardening, gathering, and collecting at her beloved home - Chestnut Cottage! Books will be available for purchase.

Speakers: Kathryn Greeley

3pm - 6pm Monday, October 24

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Live Music - Mark Miller

Location: Liberty Furniture Industries Inc., Centers of High Point: Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

Mark Miller will be performing at the Liberty Furniture showroom from 3 - 6PM with a happy hour to follow!

4pm - 5pm Monday, October 24

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Authenticity and Consistency In Online Branding: Top Tips To Help You Secure New Luxury Clients

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Learn exactly how Laura Muller, past president of ASID - Los Angeles and principal of Four Point Design Build, attracted 9 new ideal luxury clients through her use of Instagram to authentically brand herself. Moderated by Savour Partnership principal, Leslie Carothers, come prepared for hands on REELS training, too!

Speakers: Leslie Carothers, Laura Muller

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4pm - 6pm Monday, October 24

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Market Square and Elm

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Happy Hour Daily at Antique & Design Center

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join us every day from 4 pm until... for bubbly and light refreshments as you meander your way through the Antique & Design Center on a journey of discovery!

4:30pm - 7pm Monday, October 24

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Centennial Wrenn South

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Champagne at Skyline Design Luxury Outdoor Showroom 411 Manning St (Behind Center Point Building)

Location: Skyline Design, Centers of High Point: 411 Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

Daily champagne, beer, wine, available daily starting at 4:30 pm! Reach out to sandra@skylinedesign.com for more details.

5:30pm - 8:30pm Monday, October 24

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Pinnacle Awards Gala

Location: Nido and Mariana Qubein Conference Center - 1010 Panther Dr, High Point, NC Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

Created in 1995 to promote design quality and encourage the recognition of furniture designers within the retail home furnishings industry, the Pinnacle Awards are the most prestigious design awards in the home furnishings industry. Join Master of Ceremonies Bill McLoughlin and Keynote Speaker Libby Langdon as we honor and celebrate this year's very best in furniture design, as selected by our esteemed panel of judges. Our presenters for the 2022 Pinnacle Awards will be Mark Schumacher, Kaitlin Peterson, Jaye Anna Mize, Patti Carpenter, Nancy Fire, Jane Dagmi, Carrie Dillon, Bob Maricich, Dawn Brinson, and Ray Allegrezza.

Speakers: Bill McLoughlin, Libby Langdon

Tuesday, October 25

8am - 5pm Tuesday, October 25

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INNOVATION + DESIGN Awards, Finalist Exhibition

Location: Congdon Yards - 401 West English Road Shuttle Stop: 0 (Go Anywhere Shuttle)

See the best in hand crafted, artisan furnishings as selected by our esteemed panel of Innovation + Design Awards judges.

9am - 10am Tuesday, October 25

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Style Spotters LIVE!

Location: High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Be the first to hear this season’s top style stories before you leave town at the fall 2022 Style Spotters LIVE! Join us in the High Point Theatre to get the inside story on the design ideas and product innovations that captured the imagination of our 2022 Style Spotters team. Hosted by Style Spotter Advisors Shay Geyer and Gary Inman. Complimentary boxed breakfast available. No RSVP required. Doors open at 8:30am. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.

Speakers: Kelly Collier-Clark, Kelly Finley, Jacob Laws, Austin Handler, Rachel Mautner, Kurt Jacob Miller, Monika Nessbach, Lucy Penfield, Jana Platina Phipps, DuVäl Reynolds

10am - 6pm Tuesday, October 25

Educational
Market Square and Elm

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Get Inspired & Meet The Artist, Debra Ferrari at High Point Market at the Suites at Market Square

Location: Debra Ferrari Fine Art & Home, Suites At Market Square, Mezzanine Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Visit the Debra Ferrari Fine Art + Home booth, M-7058 at The Suites at Market Square on October 22 - 26, 2022 and meet leading artist Debra Ferrari. Learn more about her Designer Art Program, hear the stories behind her art and view her fresh new line of artful wallcoverings and get inspired.

Speakers: Debra Ferrari

10am - 11am Tuesday, October 25

Educational
Downtown Main

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In Full Bloom: Spring 2023 Textile and Home Industry Trends

Location: The Point (on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal) Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Fashion Snoops is the leading on-demand trend forecasting platform. Fashion Snoops focuses on validating consumer behavior with data and projecting how that will, in turn, predict product development. In partnership with the International Textile Alliance, we'll sit down with Fashion Snoop's VP of Creative, Jaye Anna Mize, and discuss textile trends of Spring 2023, dive into the whys behind the world’s current design movements and explore our top picks and best bets for the coming season.

Speakers: Jaye Anna Mize

10am - 11am Tuesday, October 25

Educational
Commerce Concourse

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Contracts And Letters of Agreement

Location: Universal Furniture International, Inc., 101 S. Hamilton St. Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)

Learn the nuts and bolts about letters of agreement and what you need to have in your contract to ensure a happy and productive working relationship with your clients in this conversation led by Sharon L. Sherman, ASID, CKD, NCIDQ, principal of New Jersey based Thyme and Place Design.

Speakers: Sharon Samuel

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4pm - 6pm Tuesday, October 25

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Happy Hour Daily at Antique & Design Center

Location: Antique & Design Center, Market Square, Ground Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)

Join us every day from 4 pm until... for bubbly and light refreshments as you meander your way through the Antique & Design Center on a journey of discovery!

4:30pm - 7pm Tuesday, October 25

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Centennial Wrenn South

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Champagne at Skyline Design Luxury Outdoor Showroom 411 Manning St (Behind Center Point Building)

Location: Skyline Design, Centers of High Point: 411 Manning, Floor 1 Shuttle Stop: 12 (Green Line)

Daily champagne, beer, wine, available daily starting at 4:30 pm! Reach out to sandra@skylinedesign.com for more details.

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