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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.

8am - 6pm, April 24

#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, April 24

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, April 24 – Tuesday, April 28.


2pm - 3pm, April 24

Navigating Market like a Pro with The Cool Girl’s Guide to HPMKT

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Go from clueless to in-the-know with insider tips for Market from Marisa Wilson, author of The Cool Girl’s Guide, and Market veterans Arianne Bellizaire and Traci Zeller. They’ll be sharing everything from the best events to attend to showrooms you can’t miss. Where can I find this unique item I'm seeking? Who’s serving the best cocktails? Yep, we’ve got you covered. With 180 buildings and 2,000 showrooms, where do you even start? They’ll point you in the right direction. Learn how to maximize the packed schedule so you accomplish all your business goals AND have fun while you’re at it! Get The Cool Girl’s Guide to High Point Market in advance at highpointmarketguide.com.


Speakers: Marisa Wilson, Traci Zeller, Arianne Bellizaire

6pm - 9pm, April 24

Fitz and The Tantrums Concert

Social

BB&T Point Stadium

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

One of the hottest bands in America is coming to High Point on Friday, April 24! As a special thank you to our attendees and our community, the High Point Market Authority will host Fitz and The Tantrums for an evening of excitement and energy at High Point's new baseball stadium, BB&T Point. Market guests can use their Spring Market pass to gain access to a VIP area on the infield - no tickets required! Doors open at 6pm. Find more details, including special shuttle details, at concert.highpointmarket.org. Special thanks to our presenting partner, the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau.


8am - 6pm, April 25

#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.


9:30am - 11:30am, April 25

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)

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 Spotters team will take off from The Point to share with you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Rachel Moriarty will focus on rugs, and Ivonne Ronderos will focus on home decor / accent pieces. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. These tours are available for buyer and press passes only. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Rachel Moriarty, Ivonne Ronderos

RSVP Required

11am - 2pm, April 25

Parson's Table Pop-Up - Sponsored by 1stdibs

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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. On Saturday, April 25, join 1stdibs from 11am - 2pm for a complimentary Parson's Table lunch and an opportunity to learn more about the world's leading online marketplace for the most beautiful things on earth.


11am - 12pm, April 25

The Art of Home Demo - Vintage & Antique Art Transformation and Elevation for Today’s Modern Interiors

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Antique dealers spend their lives in search of pieces that speak to them; each with a story to tell, of the past, present, and future. The dealer hears the faint whisper of this story at first glance of a dusty oil painting in a dirty frame & a vision emerges of what this piece could be. Sometimes simple & other times it's extremely intricate and complicated to bring an original work of art from a flea market in a country field to an impeccable interior space, worthy of gracing the cover of a magazine. Karen Luisana, founder of the Antique & Design Center will demonstrate how she selects, refurbishes and reframes antique works of art to transform & elevate them into the exceptional pieces you find here at High Point Market.


Speakers: Karen Luisana

12pm - 1pm, April 25

The Art of Home Creative Hour: Guided Painting with Pen + Pillar

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unleash your creative side with this hour-long guided painting class with High Point artist Taylor Mahlke of Pen + Pillar. Each day will be a unique theme and an opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art. On Saturday, the theme will be florals. On Sunday, the theme will be jungle. On Monday, the theme will be birds. And on Tuesday, the theme will be fruit. Each class is only $15, and advanced registration is required. Please email hello@penandpillar.com to get registered. A limited number of spots are available each day.


Speakers: Taylor Mahlke

12pm - 1pm, April 25

Why Mindset Matters When Scaling Your Business

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

So many design firms struggle to create products and services that scale, keeping them stuck in the “feast or famine” cycle that has long been part of the interior design business model. What so many get wrong is that scaling isn't about marketing to the low-end DIY audience. That approach will just be a race to the bottom with regard to price and quality. Acclaimed designer and business coach Tobi Fairley will show you how to shift your mindset to develop the perfect solutions for the right customers. Tobi will show you how to fill the gaps in your product offerings and create consistent revenue streams. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by ASID. Sponsored by Lexington Home Brands.


CEU Hours: 1

Speakers: Tobi Fairley

2pm - 3pm, April 25

Reimagine, Reinvent, Revolutionize: Developing a Second Business from Design Industry Pain Points

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Interior designers are faced with solving many problems for their clients, but what’s a designer to do when they are the ones experiencing the problems? Gillian Gillies, Traci Connell & Shelly Rosenberg recognized their pain points as business opportunities & now lead thriving companies that complement their interior design careers. In this roundtable, Beth Bender of The Dove Agency will moderate a deep dive into how these three entrepreneurs launched their second businesses to leave attendees inspired to reimagine industry challenges as opportunities that could revolutionize their careers. Immediately following, join DesignDocs, leading project management & accounting software for the design industry, for an ice cream social & networking.


Speakers: Beth Bender, Gillian Gillies, Traci Connell, Shelly Rosenberg

3pm - 4pm, April 25

KEYNOTE SERIES - Business of Home Presents the Future of Commerce

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Business of Home and High Point Market Authority will welcome guests with a series of presentations and conversations ahead of the 2020 Future of Home conference. BOH columnist Warren Shoulberg will present ten things you need to know about home retailing at the start of the roaring 20s and BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen will chat with Modsy's Style Director Alessandra Wood and VP of Merchandising Shelly Gardner about the future of commerce and how platforms and interior design services are evolving. High Point Market Authority is a presenting sponsor of the Future of Home conference (futureofhome.com), which takes place September 14-15 in New York City.


Speakers: Warren Shoulberg, Kaitlin Petersen, Alessandra Wood, Shelly Gardner

3pm - 4pm, April 25

Ice Cream and Networking with DesignDocs

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Stop by The Point for an afternoon pick-me-up and networking opportunity with the founders of DesignDocs, a leading project management & accounting software for the design industry. Enjoy locally made ice cream and learn more about this industry resource. Immediately prior, join Gillian Gillies of DesignDocs and other inspiring interior designers at 2pm for a roundtable discussing how they each overcame pain points to create thriving second business opportunities that revolutionized their careers.


3pm - 4pm, April 25

The Art of Home Demo: Woodworking; it’s never too lathe to learn with Ben Napier

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Ben Napier, craftsman and host of HGTV’s hit show Home Town, will demonstrate techniques he uses in designing furniture in his shop for tv and how that translates to the designs Vaughan-Bassett produces. He will share live turning demonstrations on a lathe, showcase different joinery methods, and describe the characteristics of different American hardwoods. Erin and Ben Napier have fought for American manufacturing and partnered with Vaughan-Bassett in creating beautiful furniture in their Galax, Virginia, factory.


Speakers: Ben Napier

4pm - 5pm, April 25

The Art of Home Creative Hour: A Fringetastic Maker Workshop with the Trim Queen

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join Trim Queen, Jana Platina Phipps, for a relaxing and joyful hands-on workshop using fringe to create decor & wearable art. You will choose your favorite fiber and Jana will guide you in various ways to fabricate a one-of-a-kind piece to wear or display in your home that expresses your personal style. Come make art with #FringeFriends and leave embellished, recharged, and feeling #Fringetastic!


Speakers: Jana Platina Phipps

4pm - 5pm, April 25

Burning Questions for the Interior Design Game: A Conversation with Tiffany Brooks and Keia McSwain

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

The Black Interior Designer’s Network sits down for burning questions with Keia McSwain and HGTV’s Tiffany Brooks. Join us at The Point for this Burning Questions with Tiffany Brooks and Keia McSwain session as they have a one-on-one talk about managing a design firm, suitable software systems, business profitability, filming for television, designing smart homes, maneuvering the design industry, and more! Immediately following, plan to stick around for a mixer from 5-7pm with members of the Black Interior Designer's Network.


Speakers: Tiffany Brooks, Keia McSwain

5pm - 8pm, April 25

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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, April 25

Black Interior Designers Network Mixer at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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.


6pm - 8:30pm, April 25

Eats & Beats

Social

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us at Center Stage on Saturday and Sunday evenings for some hot eats and cool beats with a few hundred of our best friends. Unwind by a fire pit with a glass of wine, engage in some friendly competition with our giant yard games, and enjoy complimentary food and beverages in this relaxing outdoor setting.


8am - 6pm, April 26

#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.


9:30am - 11:30am, April 26

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)

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus. On Sunday, two members of our Style Spotters team will take off from The Point to share with you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Rachel Cannon will focus on textiles, and Keita Turner will focus on upholstery. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. These tours are available for buyer and press passes only. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Rachel Cannon, Keita Turner

RSVP Required

11am - 2pm, April 26

Parson's Table Pop-Up - Sponsored by Hunter Douglas

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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. On Sunday, April 26, join Hunter Douglas from 11am - 2pm for a complimentary Parson's Table lunch and an opportunity to learn more about the world’s leading manufacturer of window coverings as well as a major manufacturer of architectural products.


11am - 12pm, April 26

The Art of Home Demo: Embellishing a Chandelier with Currey & Co's Lighting Experts

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Learn how an award-winning chandelier is created with a live demonstration by Currey’s lighting experts. Join Tom Caldwell, VP of Product Development, and Clarence Mallari, Senior Designer, as they show a step-by-step process of how a chandelier is finished starting with a basic wrought iron chandelier frame to the completed product. Our experts will be available to answers questions and show craftsman’s techniques of gold leafing, pinning crystals, and more.


Speakers: Tom Caldwell, Clarence Mallari

12pm - 1pm, April 26

In Conversation: Corey Damen Jenkins on Building a Profitable Business

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Expert interviewer LuAnn Nigara, host of the A Well-Designed Business® podcast, goes deep with Corey Damen Jenkins, Principal + CEO, Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates. Hear how he built his business from the ground up to sustain financial solvency, profitability, and growth. Corey and LuAnn will explore the many lessons learned along the way, including how to charge appropriately for what you’re worth, strengthening your “emotional enamel” to challenge feelings of self-doubt, and many more. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by ASID. Sponsored by Lexington Home Brands.


CEU Hours: 1

Speakers: LuAnn Nigara, Corey Damen Jenkins

12pm - 1pm, April 26

The Art of Home Creative Hour: Guided Painting with Pen + Pillar

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unleash your creative side with this hour-long guided painting class with High Point artist Taylor Mahlke of Pen + Pillar. Each day will be a unique theme and an opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art. On Saturday, the theme will be florals. On Sunday, the theme will be jungle. On Monday, the theme will be birds. And on Tuesday, the theme will be fruit. Each class is only $15, and advanced registration is required. Please email hello@penandpillar.com to get registered. A limited number of spots are available each day.


Speakers: Taylor Mahlke

2pm - 3pm, April 26

Women Who Lead – Championing Balance, Defining Success, and Overcoming Obstacles

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Jill Zarin, Sabrina Soto, and Jane Seymour come together for an insightful discussion on navigating being a woman in business. In this roundtable moderated by Zoe Gowen, executive editor of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Magazine, these ladies will discuss how they got started in their career, juggling motherhood and work life, overcoming obstacles, and how they’ve built their brand. Immediately following, stick around for a meet and greet and get your photo taken with these 3 licensees from Unique Loom.


Speakers: Jill Zarin, Sabrina Soto, Jane Seymour, Zoe Gowen

3pm - 4pm, April 26

The Art of Home Demo - Fabric Marbling with Jill Seale

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Channeling the goal of creating work that uplifts and adds a dash of sparkle, discover Jill Seale’s unique fabric marbling technique in this hands-on, interactive demo. Her distinctive creativity has been translated into a wide variety of home fashions, including gift, tabletop, dinnerware, greeting cards, artisanal-inspired fabrics, wallcovering, home accents, furniture and rugs. Come experience this mesmerizing craft at The Art of Home on either Sunday, April 26, at 3pm or Tuesday, April 28, at 11am.


Speakers: Jill Seale

3pm - 3:30pm, April 26

Meet & Greet with Jill Zarin, Sabrina Soto, and Jane Seymour

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Immediately following their Women Who Lead roundtable at 2pm, join Jill Zarin, Sabrina Soto, and Jane Seymour for a meet and greet and get your photo taken with these 3 licensees from Unique Loom.


3pm - 4pm, April 26

KEYNOTE SERIES - Entrepreneurism: Transforming your Passion into Business

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Miranda Kerr turned her passion for organic skincare into KORA Organics, a highly successful global business, which in turn led to other endeavors like Miranda Kerr Home. It took years of research, strategy and planning to get there. Miranda will take audience members on the journey from concept to creation, and talk about how and why she started KORA, and what drove her to enter the home space with Miranda Kerr Home for Universal. And she will share her advice for becoming a successful female entrepreneur. Presented by the High Point Market Authority. Sponsored by Universal Furniture.


Speakers: Miranda Kerr

4pm - 5pm, April 26

The Art of Home Creative Hour — Arranging Floral Art with The Botanical Mix

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join “Floral Architect” Shane Friesenhahn of The Botanical Mix as he shares principles & elements of design in today’s top trends in floral. During the session, Shane, with his more than 20 years of experience in the industry, will touch on the psychology of “surrounding yourself with nature moments”. In coordination with a local nonprofit, the beautiful works you and Shane create will graciously be donated, allowing others to surround themselves with nature’s gift. A special thank you to Currey & Co. for donating the beautiful amethyst glass vessels & to The Botanical Mix for providing the gorgeous selection of Holland novelty florals for this workshop.


Speakers: Shane Friesenhahn

5pm - 8pm, April 26

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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, April 26

Thehome.com Mixer at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Thehome.com is all about connection making, and so is this mixer! Join Ellen Gefen, founder and host of thehome.com, for an industry-wide gathering focused on networking and relationship building. Is there an industry connection you’ve been needing to make? Reach out to Ellen and she’ll try to get them to this event. Industry influencers, manufacturers, design icons, and all of our industry friends are invited to attend. Relax, network, and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you unwind after a day at Market!


6pm - 8:30pm, April 26

Eats & Beats

Social

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join us at Center Stage on Saturday and Sunday evenings for some hot eats and cool beats with a few hundred of our best friends. Unwind by a fire pit with a glass of wine, engage in some friendly competition with our giant yard games, and enjoy complimentary food and beverages in this relaxing outdoor setting.


8am - 6pm, April 27

#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.


9:30am - 11:30am, April 27

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)

Enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus. On Monday, two members of our Style Spotters team will take off from The Point to share with you the showrooms they love to shop in a specific product category. Nancy Fire will focus on sustainable products, and Gary Inman will focus on hospitality. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. These tours are available for buyer and press passes only. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Nancy Fire, Gary Inman

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, April 27

Woo and Close: How Sandra Funk Signs Dream Clients

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

To bill or not to bill for the initial consultation? It’s a hot topic in the industry. Sandra does not charge for the initial meeting, but rather, has a streamlined PC (potential client) process in place that enables her to land the dream clients she can't wait to work with while staying profitable. During this intimate, interactive roundtable, Sandra will walk designers through her process, from how to nail the initial call to the best way to close the sale. Attendees will practice initial call & meeting scripts, requirements for moving forward with scheduling an initial meeting, how to best present the design agreement & flat fees to the client, and more.


Speakers: Sandra Funk

11:30am - 2pm, April 27

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, April 24 – Tuesday, April 28.


12pm - 1pm, April 27

The Art of Home Creative Hour: Guided Painting with Pen + Pillar

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unleash your creative side with this hour-long guided painting class with High Point artist Taylor Mahlke of Pen + Pillar. Each day will be a unique theme and an opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art. On Saturday, the theme will be florals. On Sunday, the theme will be jungle. On Monday, the theme will be birds. And on Tuesday, the theme will be fruit. Each class is only $15, and advanced registration is required. Please email hello@penandpillar.com to get registered. A limited number of spots are available each day.


Speakers: Taylor Mahlke

12pm - 1pm, April 27

Can We Talk? Navigating Difficult Client Conversations

Educational

High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

In a perfect world you and your clients would always be in agreement, but we live in the real world where you often have to manage professional or personal differences to maintain strong business relationships. Led by Jennifer Quail, panelists Sandra Funk, John McClain, and Beth Diana Smith will share insights they’ve learned when having the tough conversations with clients. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 1 IDCEC-approved CEU. Presented by ASID. Sponsored by Lexington Home Brands.


CEU Hours: 1

Speakers: Jennifer Quail, Sandra Funk, John McClain, Beth Diana Smith

2pm - 3pm, April 27

Products and Partnering - Strategies for Designer Collaboration Success

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Looking to secure a licensing partner – Where to start? Once you have secured a licensing partner – What’s next? Join our expert panel of Jena Hall, Shayla Copas, and Cheryl Luckett, as they share their individual licensing experiences. They’ll discuss bringing the strengths of the partners together to create a collaborative line that works on the design boards as well as the sales floor, pitching your line to brands, non-traditional collaborations, and even answer your questions in this interactive roundtable. Moderated by Gary Inman.


Speakers: Jena Hall, Shayla Copas, Cheryl Luckett, Gary Inman

4pm - 5pm, April 27

The Art of Home Creative Hour: Mood Boarding with Deb Barrett

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Building memorable mood boards are not only a potent sales tool, but a powerful way to tell your design story and distill down your ideas to bring clarity to your projects. In this hands-on session, we’ll walk through the steps to create compelling mood boards that can transform your creative concepts into reality and capture and convey the essence of your design vision while jumpstarting your creative juices crafting your own boards you can take away.


Speakers: Deb Barrett

5pm - 8pm, April 27

After Hours at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

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, April 27

IFDA Selects Mixer and Awards Reception at The Point

Social

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

IFDA, the International Furnishings and Design Association, is bringing its popular exhibitor awards program, IFDA Selects, to Spring Market! Join them at this membership mixer as they recognize and celebrate exhibitors in 10 different categories after judges have spent days scouring the Market for the best in each area.


8am - 6pm, April 28

#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.


9am - 10am, April 28

Style Spotters LIVE!

Educational

IHFC Ballroom (Green Wing, 11th Floor)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Get a first look at the season's hottest style from High Point Market's very own trend-tracking team, the 2020 Style Spotters. Be there when our Style Spotters reveal their first takes on forms, finishes, colors, textures, patterns, and materials that are setting the pace for 2020. And get the inside skinny on why these are the trends to track over the months to come. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30am, with the program beginning at 9am. RSVP at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-live. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer. Immediately following, stick around for a Style Spotters Trend Tour for a personalized trip around Market to two of a Style Spotter's favorite stops. Tours will leave the ballroom beginning at 10:15am.


Speakers: Gary Inman, Shay Geyer, Rachel Cannon, Nancy Fire, Joanna Hawley-McBride, Don Ricardo Massenburg, Rachel Moriarty, Ivonne Ronderos, Victoria Sanchez, Keita Turner

RSVP Required

10am - 11am, April 28

ITA Roundtable – The Impact of Performance Chemistry

Educational

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

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Join members of the International Textile Alliance for a roundtable focusing on the science and legislation regarding Stain Repellants and FR-treated Textiles and Leathers and what it might mean for future use and innovation in our material world. The panel will also discuss the topic of PFOAs and how they may negatively impact humans, animals and our environment.


Speakers: Jeff Strahan, Ph.D., LeAnne Flack, Brian A. Rosenstein

10:15am - 11:30am, April 28

Style Spotters Trend Tours - Favorite Tours

Educational

IHFC Ballroom (Green Wing, 11th Floor)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Immediately after the Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast, four Style Spotters - Shay Geyer, Joanna Hawley-McBride, Don Ricardo Massenburg, and Victoria Sanchez - will embark on a tour of two of their favorite High Point 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 favorite stops. See their stops and add the event to your MyMarket plan at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. These tours are available for buyer and press passes only. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Shay Geyer, Joanna Hawley-McBride, Don Ricardo Massenburg, Ivonne Ronderos

11am - 12pm, April 28

The Art of Home Demo: Fabric Marbling with Jill Seale

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Channeling the goal of creating work that uplifts and adds a dash of sparkle, discover Jill Seale’s unique fabric marbling technique in this hands-on, interactive demo. Her distinctive creativity has been translated into a wide variety of home fashions, including gift, tabletop, dinnerware, greeting cards, artisanal-inspired fabrics, wallcovering, home accents, furniture and rugs. Come experience this mesmerizing craft at The Art of Home on either Sunday, April 26, at 3pm or Tuesday, April 28, at 11am.


Speakers: Jill Seale

11:30am - 2pm, April 28

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, April 24 – Tuesday, April 28.


12pm - 1pm, April 28

The Art of Home Creative Hour: Guided Painting with Pen + Pillar

Educational

Center Stage, in between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Unleash your creative side with this hour-long guided painting class with High Point artist Taylor Mahlke of Pen + Pillar. Each day will be a unique theme and an opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art. On Saturday, the theme will be florals. On Sunday, the theme will be jungle. On Monday, the theme will be birds. And on Tuesday, the theme will be fruit. Each class is only $15, and advanced registration is required. Please email hello@penandpillar.com to get registered. A limited number of spots are available each day.


Speakers: Taylor Mahlke

8am - 6pm, April 29

#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.


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