NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES UNVEIL AT THE AREA RUG MARKET AT AMERICASMART
ATLANTA, June 6, 2011– The world’s largest collection of area rugs will be the centerpiece of The Atlanta International Area Rug Market July 14—17, which is staged together with the July 13—20 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market to give retailers and designers unmatched product resources across the rug and home product spectrum.
The Area Rug Center, located on floors 3—6 in Building One, continues as the core of than two million square feet of home furnishings product with the largest and most important names in the area rug business anchoring a product collection of unmatched depth and breadth. Enlivening the July Market experience is a series of rug-industry featured events and educational programs, including:
Mix-Amize Profits with Area Rugs, 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 14 in Building 1, floor 4, Room 4-B-1. A presentation by Andy Fried, business consultant at Kennesaw State University, will demonstrate how the proper pricing tactics and strategies for Area rugs can drive profits and are easy to implement.
The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) CF Rug Auction to benefit ORIA Charitable Fund will take place in Building 1, floor 4, Room 4-B-1. View more than 20 rugs donated by ORIA members, all of which are open for bid July 13 through July 15. Open Market hours.
Demystifying Area Rugs will take place Friday, July 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Join the panel discussion with four of the world’s largest area rug manufacturers who will help you sell rugs to your clients and customers with confidence.
Knot to be Missed will take place Saturday, July 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will feature a presentation by Phil Menendian, which is geared toward helping members pass the CRA exam.
Area Rug Market buyers will have every benefit of the world’s largest product collection, together with cross-merchandising opportunities present in the AmericasMart HOME product resources present in Building One’s 15 floors of permanent showrooms offering high-end, design-driven home furnishings, home accessories, fine linens and textiles, wall paintings, lighting, holiday and floral décor.