Expanded Showrooms & Key Events Hightlight July Atlanta

Considered the premier area rug marketplace in America, AmericasMart® continues its commitment to providing a comprehensive Market shopping experience through the incorporation of HOME and RUG collections in easily accessible showrooms at the upcoming The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® (July 10 – 17, 2013) and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® (July 11 – 14, 2013). Americasmart is an associate member of the ORIA. Building on the groundbreaking success introduced at the January 2013 Market, the continued integration of HOME and RUG collections in Building 1 provides buyers with a more extensive product selection that is more in line with the way they shop, making it easier to source a full array of home furnishings, home décor and rug options in one product center. The cohabitation of AmericasMart’s HOME and RUG categories allows buyers to explore the unmatched collection of HOME product lines available during Market. Additionally, AmericasMart again presents an unparalleled buyer experience with compelling rug industry-focused educational presentations and a celebration of industry excellence at the ICON HONORS 2013 ceremony. UPDATES AND EXPANSIONS IN HOME AND RUG The successful integration of HOME and RUG is further driven by the expansions of two key showrooms, The StyleCraft Home Collection and Silkroute International, and the addition of new showroom, Liberty Oriental Rugs. The Style Craft Home Collection moves to a new showroom on Building1 Floor 4 The significant expansion to more than 9,000 square feet allows the company to showcase more of its extensive line of home décor and lighting products. Silkroute International’s move to Building1 Floor 5 nearly triples its space to more than 14,000 square feet, allowing the company to showcase a wider variety of its expansive product mix both during Markets and for daily business. Liberty Oriental Rugs showcases its comprehensive selection of fine rug styles, designs, colors, and sizes in a new, nearly 5000 square foot showroom on Building 1 Floor 4. COMPELLING HOME AND RUG PRESENTATIONS In partnership with AmericasMart, Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA) presents a series of seminars and educational opportunities for current and potential members. The ORRA presentation schedule is as follows with all events in Room 4-B-1 on Building 1 Floor 4: FRIDAY, JULY 12 ORRA Director of Education Phil Menendian, CRA presents “Knot to be Missed”. Menendian, along with other ORRA board members, continues the ongoing educational process supporting the certifications of rug appraisers. All members and non-members are welcome to participate. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Appraisers Forum. This new program is aimed at enhancing earlier ORRA educational programs with more focus on today’s methods and approaches that are necessary to provide qualified and informative rug appraisals....

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