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High Point Market Special Events Hosted By Merchandise Properties

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The High Point Market announced that the October show will be packed with special events to supplement the fabulous shopping experience of this world-class market running from Monday, October 20 through Sunday, October 26, 2008. Below is a schedule of these not-to-be-missed events hosted by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. in High Point: Parties in the Courtyard Monday, October 20 Home Accents Today Tent Party Century Courtyard, Historic Market Square, 6-8 p.m. Live Entertainment, Complimentary Food and Drinks Nightly Tuesday, October 21 High Point Market Authority Showroom and Merchandising Awards Century Courtyard, Historic Market Square, 6-8 p.m. Live Entertainment, Complimentary Food and Drinks Nightly Wednesday, October 22 ART Tent Party Century Courtyard, Historic Market Square, 6-8 p.m. Live Entertainment, Complimentary Food and Drinks Nightly Thursday, October 23 EcoStyle Lounge Party Century Courtyard, Historic Market Square, 6-8 p.m. Live Entertainment, Complimentary Food and Drinks Nightly Friday, October 24 Party in the Courtyard Century Courtyard, Historic Market Square, 6-8 p.m. Live Entertainment, Complimentary Food and Drinks Nightly Saturday, October 25 Courtyard Cookout Century Courtyard, Historic Market Square, 6-8 p.m. Live Entertainment, Complimentary Food and Drinks Nightly Market Events Receptions in The Suites at Market Square and Market Square Monday, October 20-Friday, October 24, 4:30-6 p.m. Beer, wine, and daiquiris at various locations throughout the Market Square Complex. Daiquiris at Hamilton Market Monday, October 20-Friday, October 24, 4:30-6 p.m. Seminars All seminars are held at Suites at Market Square, 1st (Top) Floor Monday, October 20 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Sustainable Furniture Council Education Series 12:00-1:30 p.m., Sustainable Furniture Council Education Series Tuesday, October 21 7:30- 8:30 a.m., American Home Furnishings Alliance Education Series 12 noon -1:30 p.m., American Home Furnishings Alliance Education Series 4-6 p.m., WithIT presents: Creative POWER: Invigorating Design for Hard Times Panel discussion, followed by cocktails and appetizers. Wednesday, October 22 7:30- 8:30 a.m., Sustainable Furniture Council Education Series 12:00-1:30 pm, Sustainable Furniture Council Education Series Thursday, October 23 7:30- 8:30 a.m., American Home Furnishings Alliance Education Series 12:00-1:30 p.m., Sustainable Furniture Council Education Series Buyer Amenities Buyers Lounge Suites at Market Square, 1st (Top) Floor The lounge offers phones, internet access, Blackberry and cell phone chargers, copiers, and fax machines. Complimentary Buyers Breakfast Daily, 8-9:30 a.m. Complimentary Buyers Lunch Daily, 11:30 a.m- 1:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.mmart.com/highpoint. About Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) is a trade show and property management firm, specializing in managing buildings devoted to wholesale showrooms and commercial office space. MMPI produces more than 300 trade shows, market events and conferences each year. MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 West Mart Center in Chicago; Market Square, the Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and the National Furniture Mart in High Point, N.C.; the Architects & Designers Building and 7 W New York in New York; the Boston Design Center in Boston; the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles; and the Washington Design Center and Federal Center Southwest in Washington, D.C. Vornado Realty Trust, owner of MMPI, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.

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