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Seminars, Tours and Hospitality Offerings Scheduled for Spring High Point Market

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International Market Centers has recently announced the Spring 2018 High Point Market schedule for IMC seminars and Suite Spot and Hamilton tours.

Beginning on Saturday, April 14 and continuing through Tuesday, April 17, 20 seminars and five designer-hosted tours will be open to market attendees. 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.

Saturday, April 14



10:00am-11:00am
5 Color Mistakes You’re Making RIGHT NOW With Your Clients
Maria Killam, Understanding Undertones
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes
(0.1 CEU)

11:00am - 12:00pm
No Longer Just French
Mat Sanders & Brandon Quattrone
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt
(0.1 CEU)

1:00pm-2:00pm
Blue Crush: Coastal Q&A and Coffee with Phoebe Howard
Phoebe Howard and Ellen McGauley
Co-Sponsored by Coastal Living and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

1:00pm-2:00pm
What’s your Time Worth?
Billy Ceglia, Billy Ceglia Designs
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes
(0.1 CEU)

2:00pm-3:00pm
TrendWatch: Spring 2018
Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

4:00pm-5:00pm
Captivating Design in Morocco – The New Artisan Frontier
Justina Blakeney, Aviva Stanoff, Teddie & Courtney Garrigan, Nancy Price, Greg O’Neal and Susan Dickenson
Co-Sponsored by Home Accents Today and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

5:00pm-6:00pm
Morocco Celebrated - Meet & Greet Reception and Book Signing
Co-Sponsored by Home Accents Today and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Sunday, April 15



9:00am-10:00am
Sunday Brunch: Biscuits, Bagels & Bedding with Dave Perry
Dave Perry, Furniture Today
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

10:00am-11:00am
More Bang from Your Marketing Dollars
Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry, Pulp Design Studios
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes
(0.1 CEU)

10:30am-11:30am
Fresh to Follow: Angelo Adamo
Angelo Adamo & Cindy Hodnett
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

1:00pm-2:00pm
Design Transformation: Magic at the Table
Natalie Reddell & Danielle Rollins
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes
(0.1 CEU)

1:00pm-2:00pm
Comfort Is Great Design
John Smith, WILLEM SMITH FurnitureWorks
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

2:30pm-3:30pm
Inside the Designer’s Studio with Thom Filicia
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

4:00pm-5:00pm
SFC's #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design Competition, A Conversation with the 2017 Winners
Katherine Snedeker, Kirsten Flynn, Jessica Garcia, Bernadette Upton, Sean Sullivan and Julie Smith Vincenti
Co-Sponsored by Sustainable Furnishings Council and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

Monday, April 16



11:00am-12:00pm
Coast to Coast - Expanding your Design Firm with a Brick & Mortar
Barclay Butera, Christopher Kennedy, Bobbi Jo Engelby, Susan Jamieson, Lori Paranjape and Jane Dagmi
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Sponsored by ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine, Designers Today and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt
(0.1 CEU)

1:00pm-2:00pm
The ABC’s of Shopping All of North America & Expand your Design Palette
Glen Peloso, Grafus
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

1:00pm-2:00pm
Video Your Way to Success
Marina Case
Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110
Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes
(0.1 CEU)

2:30pm-3:30pm
Architecture & Design – A Hand in Hand Approach
Christopher Grubb, Adam Sebastian, AIA and others TBA
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

4:00pm-5:00pm
Design Between the Lines (LIVE!)
John Conrad, Katharine Lambeth, Catina Roscoe, Christian Dunbar, Amy Archer, Aimee Kurzner and Fred Spector
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
Co-Sponsored by ASFD & WithIt
(0.1 CEU)

Tuesday, April 17



2:30pm-3:30pm
Leading the way: Fair Trade and Social Accountability in the Design Industry
Carol Serbet, Reto Aschwandan, Vimal Kumar and Susan Inglis
Co-Sponsored by The Rug Show, Creative Matters Inc and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
(0.1 CEU)

Suite Spot & Hamilton Tours


Trendsetters and influencers lead these tours through the Suites at Market Square and Hamilton-Wrenn showrooms. RSVP required.

Saturday, April 14


2 – 3 p.m
Suite Spot Tour with Robin Baron
Tours will depart from the Top floor of the Suites at Market Square
Speaker: Robin Baron - Robin Baron Design Inc.

Sunday, April 15


2 – 3 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour with Liles & Zandy, The Warehouse 1924
Tours will depart from the Top floor of the Suites at Market Square
Speakers: Liles Dunnigan - The Warehouse 1924; Zandy Gammons - The Warehouse 1924

Monday, April 16


2 – 3 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour with Shayla Copas
Tours will depart from the Top floor of the Suites at Market Square
Speaker: Shayla Copas - Shayla Copas Interiors

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Hamilton Highlights Tour with Commander In Chic™ Natalie Reddell
Tours will depart from the Alden Parkes Seminar Room - 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct.110
Speaker: Natalie Reddell - Commander In Chic™ and Interiors by Natalie

Tuesday, April 15


2 – 3 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour with Ginger Curtis, Urbanology Designs
Tours will depart from the Top floor of the Suites at Market Square
Speaker: Ginger Curtis - Urbanology Design

The Rug Show Workshops and Seminars


In addition to the IMC seminars, The Rug Show will host a series of CEU-accredited seminars on the Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square beginning on Friday and continuing through Wednesday.

Friday, April 13 – Wednesday, April 18
11:30am-12:30pm
ART DAY Workshop with Interior Designers and Architects at The Rug Show
The Rug Show, Suites at Market Square, T-428
The Rug Show with Creative Matters Inc and Cover Magazine Present Art Day- A CEU Accredited Workshop

Participants are invited to engage in a one hour complimentary creative workshop, conducted by the Creative Matters team in collaboration with The Rug Show and Cover Magazine. Get away from the computer and let your creativity shine! Mediums will include oil pastel, charcoal, ink, wax resist and various papers. Open to all skill levels and expertise. Limited places, please RSVP to info@therugshow.com and visit www.therugshow.com for more information.

Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17
3:30-4:30pm
ART DAY Workshop with Interior Designers and Architects at The Rug Show
The Rug Show, Suites at Market Square, T-428
The Rug Show with Creative Matters Inc and Cover Magazine Present Art Day- A CEU Accredited Workshop
Limited places, please RSVP to info@therugshow.com and visit www.therugshow.com for more information.

HP Spring 2018: IMC Social Events



Market Kickoff Party
Fri. 5:30-7:30pm
Center Stage between Showplace and Transportation Terminal
Co-Sponsored by Shelba D Johnson Trucking and Global Shippers Association
Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of High Point Market Spring 2018.

Showplace Complimentary Buyer's Breakfast
Sat- Wed. 8:30-9:30am
Showplace Atrium
Start your day at Showplace with a complimentary muffins and coffee. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Afternoon Social
Fri- Tues. 2:00-6:00pm
C&D (Floors 1-8; Alternating Days); IHFC (Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4 & 4th Floor on Main, 7, 10 &11); SAMS (Suites and SALON)
Join us for complimentary beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

InterHall Martini Parties
Sat. - Tues. 4:00-6:00pm
IHFC: InterHall 1st Floor
Where Market Mixes! InterHall at IHFC. Specialty Martinis at 4 different locations throughout InterHall. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Complimentary Afternoon Bars
Sat- Tues. 4:00-6:00pm
200 N. Hamilton Street (Alternating Floors); Market Square (Floors 1&2); Showplace (Floors 1, 2 & 3)
Join us for beer & wine while you network with your peers throughout the IMC properties. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Sunset on 3
Sat.-Tues. 5:00-7:00pm
Showplace: 3rd Floor Balcony
Complimentary Beer, Wine and Passed Hors d'oeuvres. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

Tuesday Night BBQ
Tuesday, 6:00-8:00pm
Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)
We’ll be serving our traditional Southern Style BBQ with all the fixins. Enjoy good food, good friends, beer, and wine and simply relax while listening to live entertainment. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

International Market Centers and DesignOnHPMKT bring a strong series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers this spring – offering attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends, earn CEU credits and get insights on important issues impacting the future.

For more information, visit http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/

To register for Spring High Point Market, go to http://www.highpointmarket.org/register

For travel information and to plan your Market, go to http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/plan-your-market/


More about International Market Centers, L.P.: International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC owns and operates 12.2 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas, including the 14 primary buildings at the High Point Market. In addition, IMC operates the Las Vegas Design Center, a year-round resource open to both the design trade and consumers with more than 40 showrooms and hundreds of designer brands. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries.

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