Atlanta Market Hosts Celebration and Education in Winter 2024
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Atlanta Market’s Winter 2024 edition features four days of education and events with nearly 20 tastemaker presentations, keynote seminars, celebrations and amenities planned for the January 16-22, 2024, Market.
“Atlanta Market’s Winter 2024 programming combines industry education with the chance to connect and collaborate through Market celebrations,” said Karen Olson, ANDMORE℠ executive vice president, chief marketing officer. “These specially curated events perfectly complement the abundant sourcing opportunities available in January, making this Market the can’t-miss event of the season.”
Thought Leadership in Atlanta
Some seven educational seminars and panels invite Atlanta Market attendees to think outside of the box at the top of the buying year.
The Atrium on Floor 2 of Building 3 features three keynote presentations from retail mavens and moguls. Anita Desai, Head of Industry at TikTok, discusses the rise of digital commerce as a tool for storytelling and community in Discovery to Purchase in a Digital World on Wednesday, January 17, at 1 p.m. Craig Conover takes the stage for Fireside Chat with Craig Conover, as the Southern Charm star and cofounder of Sewing Down South discusses industry insights, followed by a book signing, on Thursday, January 18, at 1 p.m. Closing the Atrium keynote series is Austin W. Bunch, as he details the process for successful selling in Train Your Staff to Support Your Company on Friday, January 19, at 1 p.m., also followed by a book signing.
Additional education focuses on innovation and staying relevant in the design sphere. Furniture, Lighting & Décor presents Beyond the Backyard, moderated by editor-in-chief, Diane Falvey to disover outdoor space configuration on Tuesday, January 16 at 2:30 p.m. The Ultimate Visual Branding Crash Course covers the key components that make up a visual brand and how to stand out with Kaila Piepkow, founder of Dox Design, on Wednesday, January 17, at 2:30 p.m. Ginger Curtis presents Neuroaesthetics: A Beautiful Conversation on the intersection between design and emotion on Thursday, January 18, at 2:30 p.m. The Luxe Interiors + Design Ahead of the Curve Panel acts as an exclusive preview of the new and next in home design and décor on Friday, January 19, at 2:30 p.m. These sessions are presented in the Seminar Space in Building 1, Floor 14.
All sessions at Atlanta Market are free and open to all attendees.
Light Bites in the Demonstration Kitchen
Three interactive cooking demonstrations showcase top tastemakers in the JURA Demonstration Kitchen on Building 2, Floor 8.
Antoni Porowski of the Netflix series, Queer Eye, visits the kitchen on Wednesday, January 17, at 2:30 p.m. in Cooking Demo with Antoni Porowski. Chef Joseph Nguyen of O-Ku Sushi in Atlanta serves up traditional sushi fare on Thursday, January 18, at 2:30 p.m. A Gift for Life Cooking Demo will showcase recipes from Chef Jose Andres’ new World Central Kitchen Cookbook, on Friday, January 19, at 2:30 p.m. Atlanta Market attendees who donate at least $20 to World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief efforts are automatically entered for a chance to win an autographed copy of the cookbook.
Dig Deeper with AmericasMart Tours
AmericasMart’s ample exhibit space breeds curiosity among the new-to-Market. In January, buyers are offered the opportunity to explore campus in special guided tours of key destinations.
Join Marie Knight, ANDMORE Vice President - Gift & Home Tradeshows, for Buyer Tour: Temporaries to discover nine floors of Temporaries at Atlanta Market on Thursday, January 18, at 10 a.m. Paula Cox, ANDMORE Marketing Manager – Casual, leads Buyer Tour: Casual/Outdoor Furnishings, led by, for an hour-long tour of casual furniture resources on five floors in Building 1 on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Celebrate Market Week
Atlanta Market presents its signature parties and amenities to welcome the industry back for another season of inspired sourcing.
The celebrations commence with the Market Kickoff Party on Wednesday, January 17, at 6 p.m. The welcome party features complementary drinks, a DJ and light bites in Building 3 on the opening day of the Temporaries. Buyers can enjoy the Café Fwi Cappuccino Bar in the Designer Workspace on Building 1, Floor 15, Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Afternoon Beats returns Thursday, January 18 – Saturday, January 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Building 3 Atrium.
A full list of market events is at AtlantaMarket.com/Attend/Events. Events are open to all Atlanta Market attendees.
Atlanta Market is a dynamic and immersive wholesale sourcing destination housing the nation's largest product mix for gift complemented by a broad selection of home décor, furnishings, apparel and the nation’s largest outdoor living presentation. It features three buildings with 51 floors of showrooms and temporary exhibits with thousands of brands that attract retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 50 countries. The winter 2024 edition runs January 16-22, at AmericasMart Atlanta. For information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.
ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, is an omnichannel wholesale marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. For more information, visit ANDMORE.com.