IMC Announces High Point Market Events

International Market Centers has announced the schedule for IMC-hosted seminars, tours and hospitality offerings for Spring 2019 High Point Market, running April 6 – April 10, 2019.

“International Market Centers is delighted to provide a platform for retailers and designers to network with fellow thought-leaders and experience the latest trends at the world’s largest furnishings industry gathering,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “We’re proud to offer buyers and suppliers an expansive roster of compelling and influential programming this spring.”

IMC’s Spring Market educational and social offerings will feature 18 seminars, nine designer-led tours and numerous IMC-hosted events. Hosted by industry experts and designers, the schedule of events allows retailers and designers to supplement their buying activities with complimentary programming that encompasses trends, business strategies and forecasts. For full seminar and event details and descriptions, go to http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/.

Seminars

Saturday, April 6

10 – 11 a.m.
Get Ahead of the Competition with Impactful Presentations That Get Your Clients to Say Yes…Every Time!

Elle Cole, Ellie Cole Interiors
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton St. – S Ct 110
(0.1 CEU)

10 – 11 a.m.
Cosagach: The Next Fresh Concept in Design
Lisa Kahn, Lisa Kahn Designs
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Stop Selling and Earn More in Design
Melissa Galt, Prosper by Design
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
TrendWatch: Spring 2019
Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

3 to 4 p.m.
Managing Your Clients and Your Ego
Rajni Alex, Jeremy Bauer, Jason Clifton, Shayla Copas, Lisa Kahn, Kerrie Kelly, Keia McSwain with Jane Dagmi as moderator
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
(0.1 CEU)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Morris & Co: 150 Years of Iconic British Design
Eleanor Walton, Style Library
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

Sunday, April 7

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Designers’ State of the Industry
Gail Doby, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting for Interior Designers
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.2 CEU)

10:00 – 11:00am
How to Profit Selling Wellness in the Furniture & Accessory Market

Mitzi Beach, Wellness by Design in Home + Life
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
(0.1 CEU)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
3 Massive Mistakes You’re Making that Cost You Clients and Cash

Melissa Galt, Prosper by Design
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
(0.1 CEU)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
How to Incorporate Global Culture into Modern Design

Jamie Young, Thom Filicia, Michelle Nussbaumer, Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield moderated by Justina Blakeney
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Welcome Coating Solutions for The Hospitality Industry

Shane Jones, The Sherwin Williams Company
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
LED Innovations in Decorative Lighting

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

Monday, April 8

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
The Nuts and Bolts of Editorial Photography

Kathy Wall, The Media Matters Inc.
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Living Your Ideal Lifestyle

MA Allen, Jean Liu, Libby Langdon and Krissa Rossbund as moderator
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: Healthy + Sustainable Materials in Hospitality Design

Carolyn Ames Noble, ASID, CMG, Ames Design Studio
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
IAHSP: Home Staging – How to Successfully and Strategically Add to Your Business

Jennie Norris, ASPM®, IAHSP® Premier, SRS, REO, CB, BTS, LHS
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.15 CEU)

Tuesday, April 9

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training Course

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

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Designing History to be Livable and Relevant in 2019 and Beyond

Mickey Sharpe, Mickey Sharpe Design
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

Wednesday, April 10

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training Course

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

Tours

Friday, April 5

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour of SALON with Cheryl Luckett

Tour will depart from the Ground Floor, escalator area in SALON, of the Suites at Market Square

Saturday, April 6

11:00 a.m. – noon
Contemporary Highlights Tour with Mikel Welch

Tour will depart from the Contemporary Lounge on 11th Floor of IHFC, D1121

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour with Kerrie Kelly

Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

Sunday, April 7

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
C&D Highlights Tour with Chad James

Tour will depart from the ground floor of C&D Building

1 – 2 p.m.
Made in America Tour – Christi Barbour, Barbour Spangle Design

Tour will depart from the Contemporary Lounge on 11th Floor of IHFC, D1121

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour with Molly Kay Johns

Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

Monday, April 8

2 – 3 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour with Bauer Clifton Interiors, Jeremy Bauer & Jason Clifton

Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Hamilton Highlights Tour with RUE Magazine, Kelli Lamb

Tour will leave from Alden Parkes Seminar Room – 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

Tuesday, April 9

2 – 3 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour with House of Funk, Sandra Funk

Tour will depart from the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square

IMC Social Events

Market Kickoff Party: Friday – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Center Stage between Showplace and Transportation Terminal

Showplace Complimentary Breakfast: Saturday – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Showplace Atrium

Complimentary Gourmet Coffee: Saturday through Wednesday – 8 to 10 a.m.
200 N Hamilton: Courtyard

Afternoon Social: Friday through Tuesday – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
C&D (floors 1-8; alternating days); IHFC (accessory floors, two, three, four & fourth floor on Main, seven, 10 and 11); SAMS (Suites and SALON)

InterHall Martini Parties: Saturday through Tuesday – 4 to 6 p.m.
IHFC: InterHall first floor

Complimentary Afternoon Bars: Saturday through Tuesday – 4 to 6 p.m.
200 N. Hamilton Street (alternating floors); Market Square (floors one and two); Showplace (floors one, two and three)

Sunset on 3: Saturday to Tuesday – 5 to 7 p.m.
Showplace: Third floor balcony
Complimentary beer, wine and passed hors d’oeuvres

Tuesday Night BBQ: Tuesday – 6 to 8 p.m.
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers owns the vast majority of the prime High Point Market showroom and exhibit real estate, which contain seventy percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. Spring 2019 High Point Market runs April 6 – April 10, 2019. For more information, visit http://www.imchighpointmarket.com.

Author: Sally James

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