October 22-26, 2022

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Come see what is new at The Point, located on Commerce Avenue, just a block from our Transportation Terminal. A new design, a new structure, but the same focus on making your experience at High Point Market an unforgettable one. Join us for our roundtable discussions with leaders in the home furnishings industry each day at 10am and 2pm. Grab a delicious lunch in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Join us in the evenings for valuable networking opportunities. Need help navigating High Point Market? Stop in to talk with a dedicated Market Advisor that can help you find any showroom and develop a plan to make the most of your valuable time. Open Friday through Wednesday, The Point is your connection to inspiration.

F/22 Event Schedule

Friday, October 21

8am - 8pm

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

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 who else is popping up on our photo wall.

2pm - 3pm

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Perfecting the Luxury Experience

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 Kelly Finley, 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.

Guest Speakers: Kelly Finley, Austin Handler, Katie Wozniak

Saturday, October 22

8am - 8pm

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

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 who else is popping up on our photo wall.

9:30am - 10:30am

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Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

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.

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

10am - 11am

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Reach Furniture Customers by Maximizing an Omni-channel Retail Marketing Strategy

Omni-channel retailing is no longer a buzzword—it’s a reality. The ability to effectively drive in-store foot traffic & sales is all about reaching the right person at the right time with the right creative & on the right screen. Spectrum Reach, the advertising division of Charter Communications, Inc. invites you to learn about new industry trends & how to implement that knowledge into a marketing strategy to reach furniture buyers. Our esteemed panelists are experts in connecting businesses with potential customers across cable and streaming TV, search, online video & display. Walk away with data driven strategies & insights that will make marketing easier, more targeted & cost-effective for your business. First 125 guests get a free gift.

Guest Speakers: Kathleen Ramirez, Cherri Ellis, Melissa Harmston, Drew Niven

2pm - 3pm

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Embracing a Mission-Minded Approach with The Kaleidoscope Project

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.

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

5pm - 7pm

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The Common Thread for the Cure Evening Mixer

The Common Thread for the Cure Invites you to join them for lite bites, beer, wine and door prizes during the High Point Market as you learn about the many ways you can be a part of uniting the furnishings and design industries in the battle against breast cancer. Learn how industry members or an immediate family member can apply for a confidential Helping Hand Grant. Members of the board of directors will be onsite during the event for a meet and greet as well as questions. All registered Market attendees are welcome.

Sunday, October 23

8am - 8pm

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

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 who else is popping up on our photo wall.

9:30am - 10:30am

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Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

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.

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

10am - 11am

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

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.

Guest Speakers: Suzie Williford

2pm - 3pm

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LUXURY, A New Point of View!

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).

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

3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Sherwin-Williams Social at The Point

Join the Sherwin-Williams team and meet some of your Color Marketing Design Account Executives.

Monday, October 24

8am - 8pm

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

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 who else is popping up on our photo wall.

9:30am - 10:30am

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Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

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.

Guest Speakers: Kelly Finley, Rachel Mautner, Monika Nessbach

10am - 11am

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

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!

Guest Speakers: Genevieve Trousdale, Laura Hodges, Sara Malek Barney

2pm - 3pm

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

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.

Guest Speakers: Gail Doby

5pm - 7pm

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Mydoma Virtual Home Tour Mixer

Calling all designers - Join us to celebrate and announce the winners of the first-ever Mydoma Studio Virtual Home Tour Contest! We’re going to raise a glass, tour the amazing virtual designs, and announce our prize winners. Come mix, mingle and experience for yourself the beautiful designs in augmented reality.

Tuesday, October 25

8am - 8pm

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

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 who else is popping up on our photo wall.

10am - 11am

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In Full Bloom: Spring 2023 Textile and Home Industry Trends

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.

Guest Speakers: Jaye Anna Mize

Wednesday, October 26

8am - 8pm

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

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 who else is popping up on our photo wall.

Our Product Partners

Crypton
Crystorama
Currey
Debrah
Four Hands
Hudson Valley
Phillips Collection
Regina Andrew
Sherwin Williams
Splashworks
TOV
Zuo