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Record Number of Buyers and Exhibitors Register For High Point Pre-Market

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The High Point Market Authority announced that buyer registration for Fall Pre-Market 2010 is at its highest point in its four-year history, with 201 leading buyers from 80 companies signed up for the event, Sept. 13-14.
 
“Buyers are continuing to register for the Fall Pre-Market, with requests coming in almost daily,” says Brian Casey, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority, who acts as spokesperson for the event’s sponsors. “The response has been fantastic and we look forward to a very strong event.”
 
“Pre-Market continues to grow, both in the number of exhibitors and in the number of buyers who are attending,” says Kevin O’Connor, chief executive of Samson Marketing, parent company of Legacy Classic and Universal Furniture. “We’ve been through a challenging period in this industry, but it has also been a time of closer collaboration between manufacturers and retailers. Pre-Market offers our 25 Sponsor exhibitors the unique opportunity to work closely with buyers to fine-tune their offerings and to create success on retail floors with those product line-ups.”
 
“This positive response to Pre-Market bodes well for the October High Point Market,” says Casey. “Market Week will be the Next Six Days that Matter for our industry. Buyers look to High Point for the most important introductions, the newest fashion trends and display ideas, and for enticing looks to draw consumers into their stores. Anyone attending Pre-Market has an advantage because they will have had an early preview.”
Furniture First, one of the largest U.S. furniture buying groups, is also holding its annual symposium in conjunction with the Fall Pre-Market. “The timing of the Furniture First meeting emphasizes the importance of the Pre-Market for buyers,” says Casey.

Building sponsors for Pre-Market include IHFC, 220 Elm and the Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. The 25 exhibiting sponsors are:
American Drew/Lea/Hammary
A.R.T. Furniture
Aspenhome
Bernhardt Furniture
Broyhill Furniture
Casana Furniture
England
Fine Furniture Design
Hekman
Hooker Furniture
Kincaid Furniture
Lane Home Furnishings
Leather Trend
Legacy Classic
Magnussen Home Furnishings
Natuzzi
Palliser
Pulaski Furniture
Riverside Furniture
Samuel Lawrence Furniture
Stanley Furniture
Universal Furniture
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture
Vaughan Furniture
Wynwood
Buyer registration for Fall Pre-Market 2010 is at its highest point in its four-year history, with 201 leading buyers from 80 companies signed up for the event, Sept. 13-14.
 
“Buyers are continuing to register for the Fall Pre-Market, with requests coming in almost daily,” says Brian Casey, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority, who acts as spokesperson for the event’s sponsors. “The response has been fantastic and we look forward to a very strong event.”
 
“Pre-Market continues to grow, both in the number of exhibitors and in the number of buyers who are attending,” says Kevin O’Connor, chief executive of Samson Marketing, parent company of Legacy Classic and Universal Furniture. “We’ve been through a challenging period in this industry, but it has also been a time of closer collaboration between manufacturers and retailers. Pre-Market offers our 25 Sponsor exhibitors the unique opportunity to work closely with buyers to fine-tune their offerings and to create success on retail floors with those product line-ups.”
 
“This positive response to Pre-Market bodes well for the October High Point Market,” says Casey. “Market Week will be the Next Six Days that Matter for our industry. Buyers look to High Point for the most important introductions, the newest fashion trends and display ideas, and for enticing looks to draw consumers into their stores. Anyone attending Pre-Market has an advantage because they will have had an early preview.”
Furniture First, one of the largest U.S. furniture buying groups, is also holding its annual symposium in conjunction with the Fall Pre-Market. “The timing of the Furniture First meeting emphasizes the importance of the Pre-Market for buyers,” says Casey.

Building sponsors for Pre-Market include IHFC, 220 Elm and the Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. The 25 exhibiting sponsors are:

American Drew/Lea/Hammary
A.R.T. Furniture
Aspenhome
Bernhardt Furniture
Broyhill Furniture
Casana Furniture
England
Fine Furniture Design
Hekman
Hooker Furniture
Kincaid Furniture
Lane Home Furnishings
Leather Trend
Legacy Classic
Magnussen Home Furnishings
Natuzzi
Palliser
Pulaski Furniture
Riverside Furniture
Samuel Lawrence Furniture
Stanley Furniture
Universal Furniture
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture
Vaughan Furniture
Wynwood

About the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority (www.highpointmarket.org) is the official sponsor of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style and price point and attracting thousands of visitors from more than 110 countries twice each year for Market Week, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry.

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