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High Point Market Releases Badge Count For Fall Show

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The High Point Market’s upgraded central registration system issued 84,976 badges for Fall Market 2006, according to Brian D. Casey, president of the High Point Market Authority. “This represents our first Fall Market attendance report under our new system which presents an accurate benchmark for next Fall Market,” Casey says. Indeed, in an effort to more accurately track the actual number of Market registrants, the High Point Market Authority has made significant investments in technology over the past six months, spending nearly $100,000 to improve its central registration system with the installation of fiber optic cables and a new Sequel Server database. The Market Authority contracted with Greensboro, N.C.-based software development firm New Horizons last summer as part of the upgrade. “We made these changes to ensure the system that we had in place for this Market was far more robust and reliable, and the result is that we now have better metrics to measure against as we move forward,” Casey relates. “Based on feedback we received from numerous buyers and exhibitors, we are pleased with the overall results. At the same time, we are committed to continuing to improve the Market experience for all concerned.” About the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor of the High Point Market: The World’s Home for Home Furnishings. Featuring more than 2600 exhibitors and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 110 countries, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry.

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