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High Point Market Authority

Radio Building - 164 S Main St S-700, Floor 7

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #HPMKT.

11am - 8pm, October 18

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


11:30am - 2pm, October 18

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.


12pm - 4pm, October 18

Steelyard Designers Welcome Reception

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Stop by The Point for a warm welcome – complete with plenty of swag! – from the Steelyard team as they share their Market insights and designer-friendly resources to help you kick off your Fall Market experience with the Best Friday Ever. Learn about must-see events, get an overview of designer-friendly brands, network with fellow designers and, of course, pick up The Point’s exclusive nail polish color! The Steelyard experts will be on hand from Noon to 4pm for the official reception and will host an insightful roundtable discussion from 2 – 3pm. Check out the full schedule at hpmkt.steelyardaccess.com/steelyard-welcome-to-hpmkt – and be sure to stop by and say hello!


1pm - 2pm, October 18

All Association Mix-and-Mingle

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Steelyard as we say Hello, High Point! with an all industry mix-and-mingle at The Point. If you’re a member, guest, friend or sponsor of any design organization, you’re cordially invited to kick off your Market with friends and colleagues. Get some great swag, grab a bite to eat from the famous Parson’s Table, and engage, network and get your Market experience started right.


2pm - 3pm, October 18

High Point’s Hidden Gems: Market Insiders Tips and Tricks for your Best Market Ever

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Designers, listen up! Learn the tips, tricks and tools top design pros use to work the Market like a boss. Our lively panelists, featuring Cheryl Luckett of Dwell by Cheryl, Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors, and Tamara Matthews-Stephenson of Root Cellar Designs and the blog, Nest by Tamara, will open up about everything from hot new product lines to where to enjoy the best (complimentary) cocktails. Learn how to find those hidden gems others often miss, where to find the influencers and thought leaders, how to navigate Market and its eight neighborhoods, and how to find vendors who will keep you profitable and protect your business. Stick around afterwards to mix and mingle with the panelists and other attendees.


Speakers: Cheryl Luckett, Jeremy Bauer, Jason Clifton, Tamara Matthews-Stephenson

4pm - 5pm, October 18

BIDN Workshop: Getting Camera-Ready, Tips and Tricks for TV Appearances and Hosting

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

In this lively, interactive workshop, join TLC’s Trading Spaces designer Mikel Welch and A&E Network’s Evette Rios as they walk attendees through a series of demonstrations and exercises designed to prepare designers for their next opportunity in front of the camera. Presented in partnership with the Black Interior Designers Network, be sure to stick around afterwards for the BIDN mixer from 5-7pm.


Speakers: Mikel Welch, Evette Rios

5pm - 7pm, October 18

Black Interior Designers Network Mixer at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join members of the Black Interior Designers Network as they mix and mingle. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while developing and deepening important business connections.


5pm - 8pm, October 18

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


6pm - 7:30pm, October 18

WithIt President's Reception

Social

Malouf - Market On Green - 204, Floor 2

Neighborhood: Centennial Wrenn South

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Kick off your market at WithIt’s powerful networking reception as we toast the opening of Malouf’s new showroom space. WithIt encourages and develops leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries. Guests are welcome -- come learn more about WithIt.


8am - 8pm, October 19

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


9:30am - 11:30am, October 19

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Category Tours

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus. On Saturday, two members of our Style Spotter team will take off from The Point to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a product category. Join Laura Thurman for a look at products with a Global Aesthetic or tour with Gary Inman as he focuses on the Hospitality category. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Laura Thurman, Gary Inman

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, October 19

Break Down Your (Digital) Walls: How to Make Tech Work for Your Business

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

It’s no secret - technology is something we all need - to manage our businesses, grow our firms and remain relevant in the eyes of our customers & peers. Knowing we need to use technology is a given, but what’s next often stops us dead in our tracks. What solutions are right for me & my business? Who can I Iean on to help make these tools work for our team? Join us for a lively discussion with Keith Granet, Beth Bender, Suzanne Kasler, and Ruthie Staalsen about how designers are incorporating technology into their design businesses to grow, scale and stay focused on what they love most – design. Immediately following, plan to stick around for a complimentary Parson’s Table lunch, compliments of Studio Designer.


Speakers: Keith Granet, Beth Bender, Suzanne Kasler, Ruthie Staalsen

10am - 11am, October 19

Business of Design™ Presents: Have the Professional Life You’ve Always Wanted

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

No creative professional should have to choose between better work and a better life. With her signature sense of humor and no-nonsense approach to running a successful design program, Kimberley Seldon shares the Business of Design™ method to having it all: running a better business and having time to enjoy the benefits. In this session you will learn where to start when it's time to change your business and your life (it might surprise you!), 5 measures of true success, and how to create a new blueprint for the life you want. Book signing to follow.


Speakers: Kimberley Seldon

11:30am - 2pm, October 19

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.


12pm - 1pm, October 19

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - Cultivating Industry Relationships to Build Your Brand

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Being talented, solo, or isolated will get you nowhere in this industry. However, being talented, connected, and possessing strong industry relationships will get you far. Join moderator Laura Thurman for a crash course on how to harness the power of building healthy, authentic, industry relationships. Panelists Michel Smith Boyd, Jane Dagmi, Amy Ferrer, and Amy Flurry will talk about networking to build partnerships in public relations and communications, publishing, licensing, and trade resources. Learn from their experiences and lessons learned regarding the connections that propelled their businesses forward. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Laura Thurman, Michel Smith Boyd, Jane Dagmi, Amy Ferrer, Amy Flurry

2pm - 3pm, October 19

What is the Future of Home?

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

For The Everset, a subscription service with designer-curated furniture packages, the answer is furniture rental. Before you scoff, consider this: paying rental fees for nicer pieces rather than investing in lesser-than options for a short-term lease may be the ticket to stylish living for a generation that often chafes at the idea of ownership. Following up on the innovative conversations from September's Future of Home conference, BOH podcast host and contributor Dennis Scully will join Everset’s co-founder & CEO Gavin Steinberg and creative director Megan Hopp in a conversation about furniture rental, the role sustainability plays in the concept’s appeal, and how millennials are realizing a new version of the American dream.


Speakers: Dennis Scully, Gavin Steinberg, Megan Hopp

3pm - 4pm, October 19

KEYNOTE SERIES – A Conversation with Diane Keaton

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


Speakers: Diane Keaton

3pm - 5pm, October 19

ASID and Monogram Partner for a Discussion on ‘When Technology Meets Design– Balancing Innovation with Inspiration'

Educational

Monogram appliances glass house pop-up in the Hamilton Wrenn District. Located at the corner of Fred Alexander and N. Hamilton.

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Many new products claim to be “smart,” but how do these devices actually improve clients’ experiences in their homes? Join us and Giles Sutton, Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement at CEDIA, to learn about innovative technologies available for the home, as well as new kitchen tech trends that can provide added value and convenience. The session will also cover key aspects related to the successful integration of smart tech as well as critical considerations for service and support. CEU followed by cooking demonstrations, handcrafted cocktails, and appetizers, prepared by celebrity chef and cookbook author, James Briscione.


CEU Hours: 1

Speakers: Giles Sutton

RSVP Required

3pm - 5pm, October 19

ASID and Monogram Partner for a Discussion on ‘When Technology Meets Design– Balancing Innovation with Inspiration'

Educational

Monogram appliances glass house pop-up in the Hamilton Wrenn District. Located at the corner of Fred Alexander and N. Hamilton.

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Many new products claim to be “smart,” but how do these devices actually improve clients’ experiences in their homes? Join us and Giles Sutton, Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement at CEDIA, to learn about innovative technologies available for the home, as well as new kitchen tech trends that can provide added value and convenience. The session will also cover key aspects related to the successful integration of smart tech as well as critical considerations for service and support. CEU followed by cooking demonstrations, handcrafted cocktails, and appetizers, prepared by celebrity chef and cookbook author, James Briscione.


CEU Hours: 1

Speakers: Giles Sutton

RSVP Required

4pm - 5pm, October 19

Luminary Session Featuring Timothy Corrigan

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Gary Inman as he interviews internationally acclaimed designer, Timothy Corrigan. From his early influences and muses to his rise to design celebrity, to his current creative obsessions, favorite projects, his dream chateau in France, and what he still wants to achieve. Meet the man behind the legend in what is sure to be an informative and fascinating conversation. Immediately following, walk one block over with Gary and Timothy for a cocktail reception at Currey & Company (IHFC M110).


Speakers: Gary Inman, Timothy Corrigan

5pm - 7pm, October 19

Business of Design™ Birthday Party - 15 Years

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Team BOD™ and Kimberley Seldon invite you to celebrate Business of Design™ as it celebrates its 15th year in business. Come for cake and champagne. Win one of 15 prizes. Learn 15 reasons clients should always hire a design professional. If you are a Business of Design™ monthly or annual member, we want to give you the VIP treatment! If you’re new to the BOD™ community or a fan of the podcast, we’d love to meet you. Come and see for yourself—our community of professional peers is like no other. Don’t miss out on the party of the year!


RSVP Required

5pm - 8pm, October 19

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


7pm - 9pm, October 19

Eats & Beats Featuring T Sisters

Social

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

When the sun goes down at Market, we’re ready to relax and unwind. Join us as we get together with a few hundred of our best friends for free food and beverages, great music, and good fun. Crate and Barrel's Table at Crate and the CB2 Social Club will open at 5pm and the show, featuring the soaring harmonies and catchy melodies of the rising stars, the T Sisters, starts at 7:00pm.


7:30am - 9am, October 20

WithIt Education Breakfast presented by Myriad Software

Educational

IHFC, Green Wing, International ballroom, 11th Floor

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Start your day off with a boost of motivation by networking with women business leaders and entrepreneurs. Denise Ryan, who previously wowed attendees at WithIt’s 2019 Professional Conference as a keynote speaker, will speak on "Leadership Lessons: How to Communicate with Everyone Who is Not You". The session will help attendees learn about barriers to communication and how to remove them and give tips on defusing hostile people. It will also include a communication styles quiz to discover how best to adapt and get along with others. There will be tips on technology and how to be more effective when using it to communicate, as well as tips to improve listening skills. Tickets include a full breakfast, program and networking.


Speakers: Denise Ryan

RSVP Required

8am - 8pm, October 20

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


9:30am - 11am, October 20

Duplicatable Systems are the Foundation for Your Design Firm

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join LuAnn Nigara, author & host of A Well-Designed Business Podcast, as she digs into the team structure, design process & project systems that Laura Umansky (Laura U Interiors) & Kate O’Hara (Martha O’Hara Interiors) use to run design firms of seventeen to twenty-five members. Whether you are a solo designer or a team of five, you can be certain the systems these boss-lady-CEO’s use are the same systems required to run your design firm. Knowing what systems you need & setting them up is the hard part. Having them unlocks the magic & creates the success you deserve, whether your goal is to simply run efficient projects or you want to scale your business & grow a design empire. Bring your notebook, you’ll need it. Book signing to follow.


Speakers: LuAnn Nigara, Laura Umansky, Kate O’Hara

9:30am - 11:30am, October 20

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Category Tours

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus. On Sunday, two of our Style Spotters will take off from The Point to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a product category. Join Eric Haydel for a look at Antiques and Antique Reproductions or tour with Erinn Valencich as she focuses on Designer-Friendly Furniture. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Eric Haydel, Erinn Valencich

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, October 20

Stop Giving Away Your Profits!

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us for a roundtable discussion with Kristin Drohan, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, and Veronica Solomon on how to create more revenue in your design business by selling more products. Learn how to work with vendors, what you need to invest, and the pros and cons of buying direct-- even the dreaded "freight" issues will be discussed. Bring your questions and ideas, and join the conversation!


Speakers: Kristin Drohan, Cheryl Klees Clendenon, Veronica Solomon

11:30am - 2pm, October 20

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.


12pm - 1pm, October 20

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - Translating Your Brand to Online Retail

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

If you have ever felt frustrated by clients “shopping you” online, consider expanding your business to online retail. In addition to diversifying your revenue streams, online retail positions your expertise and savvy as a designer to a larger audience. Come and join our esteemed panelists Julia Buckingham, Barclay Butera, Nicole White, and Scot Meacham Wood, with moderator Sarah Walker from The Curated House for a vibrant discussion on what it takes to translate your brand’s online presence into e-commerce. The panel will answer your questions on what it takes to launch and manage online retail for your business. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.


CEU Hours: 0.1

Speakers: Sarah Walker, Julia Buckingham, Nicole White, Scot Meacham Wood, Barclay Butera

12pm - 12:30pm, October 20

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Pinning Ceremony

Social

Wall of Fame, Lobby of Furniture Plaza, 210 South Main Street

Neighborhood: Downtown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation will start the induction process at a moving ceremony to present the coveted Hall of Fame pin to Inductees, along with uncovering their plaques on the Wall of Fame and dedicating the bronze bricks that are permanently placed in the Walk of Fame.


1pm - 3pm, October 20

Secrets to Running Your Design Business Effectively From a Husband & Wife Design Duo

Educational

Monogram appliances glass house pop-up in the Hamilton Wrenn District. Located at the corner of Fred Alexander and N. Hamilton.

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Scaling your team. Building alternate revenue streams. Selling product. Purchase fees. Setting client expectations. Procurement. Receiving warehouses. Quality control. We’ve covered it all but we’re back with the dynamic team of Design Shop Interiors and Right Way Receiving to make sure your systems and processes are in place. Join Ivy and Monogram for an educational and interactive workshop on Sunday, October 20th at 1p EST at the Monogram Glass House Pop Up in the Hamilton Wrenn District. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, delicious appetizers, and handcrafted cocktails prepared by two-time Food Network Chopped Champion, Chef James Briscione.


Speakers: Reisa Elden, Leyla Jaworski, Scott Jaworski

RSVP Required

2pm - 3pm, October 20

A Window into Window Coverings: Motorized, Green and So Much More

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join experienced window fashion professionals for an engaging, informal conversation covering current & upcoming window trends. Our panel of experts—including Window Fashion VISION editor Sophia Bennett, Deb Barrett with Window Dressings and Jill Rodgers with High Country Designs— will lead a roundtable discussion about what’s trending in the window covering design niche, including motorization; hot colors, styles & fabrics; outdoor offerings; & how window coverings can become a better source of revenue for your business. Bring your burning questions & insights into what’s growing in popularity (and profitability!) in your region. After, join the Trim Queen, Jill Seale, & Natalie Reddell for a hands-on workshop on upcycled embellishments.


Speakers: Sophia Bennett, Deb Barrett, Jill Rodgers

2pm - 4pm, October 20

Dering Hall Walking Tour

Educational

Details will be sent to registered attendees.

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Enjoy a guided tour of the high-end collections premiering at Fall Market. Join Dering Hall on a can’t-miss walking tour as we lead you through some of our favorite showrooms premiering new products and collections at this year's Fall Market. Meet the designers behind the pieces, ask key questions, and get a backstage pass to some of the biggest names and trends in high-end design with Dering Hall. The Dering Hall walking tour will take place from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Sunday (10/20). The group is limited to 20, so reserve your spot today. RSVP Link: https://community.deringhall.com/high-point-tours


RSVP Required

3:15pm - 4:15pm, October 20

Trim Queen Workshop: Upcycled Embellishments with Jana Platina Phipps, Jill Seale & Natalie Reddell

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Immediately following the 2pm window coverings roundtable, get hands-on in this workshop focusing on the eco-conscious art of upcycling for homes. Join the Trim Queen Jana Platina Phipps, artist Jill Seale and special guest Commander in Chic Natalie Reddell as they lead you in creating upcycled embellishments. Learn to create one-of-a-kind accessories from scraps for home décor or wearable art.


Speakers: Jana Platina Phipps, Jill Seale, Natalie Reddell

5pm - 8pm, October 20

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


5pm - 7pm, October 20

IFDA Mixer and DesignEDGE Summit Welcome Reception

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

All design professionals are invited to come mix and mingle with members of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the organization’s Carolinas Chapter and kick off Monday’s DesignEDGE Summit with a welcome reception for all registered attendees. Snag a pic in front of the Instagram wall, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and even meet the DesignEDGE speakers, Lauren Rottet, Sheila Bridges, and Young Huh.


5:30pm - 10pm, October 20

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Social

Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. is an international, industry-wide organization founded to preserve the history of the home furnishings industry and to celebrate exceptional individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. home furnishings industry. “Miracle on the Hudson” Captain Sully Sullenberger will deliver the keynote address. TV personalities Bobby Berk and Kelli Ellis will serve as hosts along with entertainment from saxophonist, singer and songwriter Grace Kelly. Purchase tickets at www.fuelthefuture2019.com (Members, $250; Non-members, $300). 5:30pm Cocktail Reception. 6:30pm Dinner. 9:15pm After Party.


Speakers: Bobby Berk, Kelli Ellis

RSVP Required

7pm - 9pm, October 20

Eats & Beats Featuring Mandolin Orange

Social

Center Stage at the Transportation Terminal

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

When the sun goes down at Market, we’re ready to relax and unwind. Join us as we get together with a few hundred of our best friends for free food and beverages, great music, and good fun. Crate and Barrel's Table at Crate and the CB2 Social Club will open at 5pm and the show, featuring the low-key but powerfully moving songs of Mandolin Orange, a new group whispering their way up the folk and country charts, starts at 7:00pm.


8am - 8pm, October 21

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


9:30am - 11:30am, October 21

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Category Tours

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus. On Monday, Style Spotter Cynthia Ferguson will take off from The Point to show you the showrooms she loves to shop in the Textiles product category. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Cynthia Ferguson

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, October 21

The Professional Gains of Designer Showhouses

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


Speakers: Meg Caswell, Libby Langdon, Scot Meacham Wood

11am - 1pm, October 21

Monogram Presents a Discussion on Luxury Entertaining, Beyond the Bar

Educational

Monogram appliances glass house pop-up in the Hamilton Wrenn District. Located at the corner of Fred Alexander and N. Hamilton.

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Migrate away from the bar and join your guests in the new heart of every fabulous get-together: the kitchen. Interior designers Laura Umansky, Mark Epstein, and Shayla Copas offer their unique perspectives on luxury entertaining in a space once thought of for only preparing and cooking meals. Led by Toni Sabatino, this engaging panel will cover everything from design elements clients are requesting, to preparing the perfect space for elegant gatherings all year long. Meet panelists during an exclusive book signing following the panel discussion. Cooking demonstrations, delicious appetizers, and handcrafted cocktails will be prepared by two-time Food Network Chopped Champion, Chef James Briscione.


Speakers: Toni Sabatino, Shayla Copas, Laura Umansky, Mark Epstein

RSVP Required

11:30am - 2pm, October 21

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.


12pm - 1pm, October 21

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES - The Business of Customization

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


CEU Hours: 0.1

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

2pm - 3pm, October 21

All in the Family

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Working day in and day out with family members can present some unique challenges. Join Teddie and Courtney Garrigan, the mother/daughter founders of Coco and Dash, for an open and honest roundtable discussion about boundaries, balance, and breakthroughs that can keep you from killing each other and create harmony in both the workplace and at home.


Speakers: Teddie Garrigan, Courtney Garrigan

3pm - 4pm, October 21

KEYNOTE SERIES - Harnessing the Brand Building Power of TV

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


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

5pm - 7pm, October 21

HPMKT Design Tribe Mixer

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Official #HPMKT brand ambassadors, Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel, invite you for a special Market soiree featuring lively conversation that is sure to get you geared up to master market. If you’re new to our group we’d love to meet you. For our past or present touristas, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow members, share your knowledge, and expand your design tribe. We’ll dish on our top takeaways and the secret sources we've discovered this market and how to capitalize on it all over complimentary drinks and delicious bites. Be sure to join our HPMKT Design Tribe Facebook group for updates at www.facebook.com/hpmkt.


5pm - 8pm, October 21

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


5:30pm - 9pm, October 21

24th Annual International Society of Furniture Designers Pinnacle Awards® Gala

Social

High Point University’s Congdon School of Health Sciences

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Winning a Pinnacle Award® is the highest product design honor in the home furnishings industry. Awards will be given in 20 categories of furniture, accessories & lighting. Join our keynote speaker and cohost Christiane Lemieux, emcee Bill McLoughlin and the who’s who of our industry’s design talent gathering in an extraordinary building on the beautiful campus of High Point University, Monday night, October 21st. Make plans to attend! 5:30pm to 6pm Student Meet & Greet 6pm - 7pm Cocktail Reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres served 7pm - 9pm Pinnacle Awards Program


Speakers: Christiane Lemieux, Bill McLoughlin, Libby Langdon, Gary Inman, Ida McCausland, Kaitlin Peterson, Hilary Farr, Ray Allegrezza

RSVP Required

8am - 8pm, October 22

#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


9am - 10am, October 22

Style Spotters LIVE!

Educational

IHFC Ballroom (Green Wing, 11th Floor)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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


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

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, October 22

ITA Roundtable: The Widely Diverse and Changing Landscape of Distribution

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The International Textile Alliance (ITA) will lead an interactive roundtable discussion on the different models of distribution fabric suppliers are utilizing, and how those models are developing and changing. Join ITA for a discussion on the pros and cons of various models from the perspectives of a textile supplier, upholstery manufacturer, and interior designer. The discussion will be moderated by Warren Shoulberg, award-winning journalist and consultant for the retailing and home furnishings industries. Panelists will include Zack Taylor of Wesley Hall, Brooks Morrison of Moore & Giles, Stephanie James of Allen and James Interiors, and Jim Ennis of Vision Fabrics.


Speakers: Warren Shoulberg, Zack Taylor, Brooks Morrison, Stephanie James, Jim Ennis

10:15am - 11:30am, October 22

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Favorite Tours

Educational

Departing from the IHFC Ballroom (Green Wing, 11th Floor)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! event, four Style Spotters step down from the dais to take you on a personal tour of their favorite Fall Market showrooms. Join us for the breakfast event at 9am, then depart with your selected Style Spotter at 10:15am as they walk you through a personalized tour of their two top Market picks. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


RSVP Required

11:30am - 2pm, October 22

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.


8am - 1pm, October 23

WithIt Student Mentoring Day 2019

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

WithIt mentoring day is offered to students in home and furnishings industry-specific majors. The agenda will include a speaker, industry roundtables, lunch and showroom tours with members. Register or volunteer to mentor at withit.org


RSVP Required
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