AMC To Host Houzz Event At Spring Market

AmericasMart® Atlanta and Houzz® will host an exclusive home and design business educational event, Houzz Your Business? in conjunction with the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market®, March 13-15, 2015. The two-day event – March 12–13 – features seminars, networking opportunities and one-on-one consultations with both the Houzz and AmericasMart design experts. Modern Luxury’s newest publication “Interiors Atlanta” is the conference media sponsor.

Design trend-makers Libby Langdon and Mary Knackstedt serve as the conference keynote speakers. On March 12, Langdon discusses how to leverage the Houzz platform for design business branding on social media. Knackstedt leads a discussion on March 13 on the top 10 questions that designers need answered to successfully grow their businesses.

Phebe Wahl, editor-in-chief of “The Atlantan”, “Men’s Book Atlanta”, “Modern Luxury Brides Atlanta” and “Interiors Atlanta” moderates a panel discussion of growing a business through social channels with designers Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc., retailer Steve McKenzie and Tyler Lynch, social media expert and interior design territory manager for CODARUS on March 12. The Houzz team shares insights and best practices for using this unique online tool in a panel discussion on March 13.

Other conference events include cocktail receptions in conference sponsor showrooms, networking dinners at local restaurants and office hours with the Houzz and AmericasMart teams.

“The Houzz Your Business conference is not just about social media, it’s about working on your business,” says Mark Furlet, senior vice president of Leasing for AmericasMart’s Home collection. “We are proud to add this educational opportunity to the myriad designer resources at AmericasMart.”

The complementary conference is open to all AmericasMart buyers. Registration can be completed on


THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Event check-in: designers receive Houzz event schedule and RSVP for dinner 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Keynote Speaker, Libby Langdon, discusses how to leverage the Houzz platform to brand a design business through social media 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Networking in Open Year-Round showrooms

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | HOUZZ social media bringing you more business? Social media designer and retailer experts answer questions about growing a business through social outlets. Moderated by Phebe Wahl of Modern Luxury with Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc., Steve McKenzie and Tyler Lynch of CODARUS. 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Cocktail receptions in sponsor showrooms

Grab a bite! | Additional networking opportunities over dinner at featured restaurants: Ray’s in the City, Sundial, Alma Cocina and Polaris

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Coffee reception 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Keynote speaker, Mary Knackstedt, leads a discussion on the top 10 questions designers need answered to successfully grow their businesses. 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. | HOUZZ It Going? The Houzz team shares how its platform can help build a business. Noon – 2 p.m. | Houzz Office Hours

Author: Sally James

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