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    IMC Announces Seminars, Tours and Hospitality Offerings for October High Point Market

    IMC Announces Seminars, Tours and Hospitality Offerings for October High Point Market


    HIGH POINT, N.C.  – (August 5, 2017) — International Market Centers has announced the fall 2017 High Point Market schedule for IMC seminars and Suite Spot and Hamilton tours.

    Beginning on Saturday, Oct. 14 and continuing through Tuesday, Oct. 17, 16 CEU-accredited seminars, three presentations, 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.

     Bunny Williams Seminar

    High Point Market buyers and designers can learn about the latest trends, merchandising and forecast information during market seminars and tours.


    Saturday, Oct. 14

    CEU-Accredited Seminars

    10 – 11 a.m. - Get Published: Insights from a Home & Design Editor, hosted by Patricia Sheridan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (Alden Parkes seminar room at 200 N. Hamilton, Ste. 110)

    11 a.m. – Noon - Art Styling 101: Working with Collections and Focal Pieces, hosted by Sarah Greenwood of Minted (Suites at Market Square T-1014)

    1 – 2 p.m. - Creating a Livable Home, hosted by Erin Gates, Elements of Style, and Amy Panos of Better Homes & Gardens; Co- sponsored by Momeni and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (SMS T-1014)

    1 – 2 p.m. - The Biggest Decorating Trend is Profitability, hosted by Billy Ceglia, Billy Ceglia Designs and co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (200 N. Hamilton, Ste. 110)

    3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - TrendWatch: Fall 2017, hosted by Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media (SAMS T-1014)


    10 – 11 a.m. – Brunch & Learn: How to Manage Your Client’s Expectations, hosted by Corey Damen Jenkins, Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates (Leathercraft showroom, 200 N. Hamilton, Ste. 205)

    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet with Badgley Mischka, IHFC INTERHALL -203

    Suite Spot Tour

    Tours in the Suites at Market Square pair top designers, bloggers and social media mavens with attendees who want a first-hand look at what trendsetters designate as hot High Point picks. During a one-hour tour, industry experts will highlight their favorite finds that might influence future consumer demand. Suite Spot Tours depart from the top floor of the Suites at Market Square. RSVP required.

    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Lori Paranjape, MrsParanjape, lead designer at Redo Home + Design, SAMS top floor. RSVP required.


    Sunday, Oct. 15

    CEU-Accredited Seminars

    10 – 11 a.m. - Bold Color and Pattern, panel discussion with Jason Oliver Nixon, Tobi Fairley, Natalie Reddell, James Farmer; moderated by Marina Case and sponsored by Williamsburg Brand (SAMS T-1014)

    10 – 11 a.m. - Trends to Bank on for 2019, hosted by Michelle Lamb, The Trend Curve, and co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (200 N. Hamilton, Ste. 110)

    Noon – 1:30 p.m. - Leading a Showhouse, panel discussion with Robert Leleux, Suzanne Kasler, Lori Paranjape, Julianne Taylor; moderated by Jill Waage and sponsored by Traditional Home (SAMS T-1014)

    2 – 3 p.m. - Stories Behind the Design, panel discussion with Christopher Spitzmiller, Suzanne Rheinstein, Tammy Connor and Bobby McAlpine; moderated by Margot Shaw and sponsored by Flower Magazine (SAMS T-1014)

    3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Inside the Designers’ Studio with Badgley Mischka, with Mark Badgley and James Mischka and moderated by Phebe Callaway Wahl of Modern Luxury Interiors (SAMS T-1014)


    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet with Badgley Mischka, IHFC INTERHALL-203

     Suite Spot Tour

    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Shayla Copas, Shayla Copas Interiors, SAMS top floor. RSVP required.


    Monday, Oct. 16

    CEU-Accredited Seminars

    10 – 11 a.m. - Destination Design – A Perfect Paradise? Navigating the Waters of Designing Offshore with Cynthia Ferguson, Ferguson Designs; co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (200 N. Hamilton)

    10 – 11 a.m. - Seasonal Design: How to Make Your Season Shine! With Shayla Copas, Patti Carpenter and Bonnie MacKay and Chad James (SAMS T-1014)

    1 – 2 p.m. - A Dynamic, Interactive Experience! Find Your Voice. Find Your Brand with Robin Baron and Steven Favreau (SAMS T-1014)

    2:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Captivate, A 2018 Color Forecast with Ashley Banbury, Pratt & Lambert (SAMS T-1014)


    3 – 5:30 p.m. - Creating Seasoned Style with HGTV’s Tiffany Brooks and Nancy Fire, HGTV Design Studio; co-sponsored by Bassett Furniture, HGTV and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (Bassett Furniture Theatre, IHFC C-1200)

    4 – 5 p.m. - Smart Home is Coming Home – Are You Ready? With Jasmine Jaco, CUR8 (SAMS T-1014)

    Suite Spot Tour

    2 – 3 p.m. - Natalie Reddell, Commander in Chic, SAMS top floor. RSVP required.

    Hamilton Highlights Tour

    1:30 – 3 p.m. - Stacy Garcia, Stacy Garcia Inc., 200 N. Hamilton, Ste. 110. RSVP required.


    Tuesday, Oct. 17

    CEU-Accredited Seminar

    1 to 2 p.m. - 34 Years of Family, Friends and Creative Evolution – Tips from Vietri’s Founder! with Susan Gravely of Vietri; co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (200 N. Hamilton, Ste. 110)

    1 to 2 p.m. - Forward Thinking: Emerging Trends at Market with Stacy Garcia, Stacy Garcia Inc. & Life-Styled.net (SAMS T-1014)

    Suite Spot Tours

    2 – 3 p.m. - Gary Inman, The Art of Fine Living, SAMS top floor. RSVP required.

     Market Hospitality

    Coffee and cocktails are always on the menu for High Point Market, courtesy of IMC-DesignOnHPMkt!

    At 200 N. Hamilton, enjoy al fresco gatherings in the courtyard courtesy of patio seating provided by Woodard Furniture and food trucks daily during lunch. 

    IMC will host the Hamilton Sunday Social with live music and drinks from 4 -6 p.m. in the Hamilton courtyard for market goers. A food truck will be available during that time offering food for purchase.

    Find complimentary gourmet coffee at 200 N. Hamilton, 3rd floor, (Sat. – Wed., all day) and complimentary coffee and muffins at Showplace (Sat.-Wed., 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.).

    To join the Afternoon Socials, stop by C&D (Floors 1-8; alternating days), IHFC (Accessory floors, 2, 3, 4 & 4th floor on Main, 7, 10 & 11) and SAMS (Suites at Market Square and SALON) for complimentary beer and wine from 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat. – Tues)

    INTERHALL—the place where Market mixes—hosts Martini Parties in four different locations from 4 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.

    Complimentary Afternoon Bars are open from 4 – 6 p.m. at 200 N. Hamilton (alternating floors), Market Square (Floors 1 &2) and Showplace (Floors 1, 2 &3).

    Sunset on 3 includes complimentary beer, wine and passed hors d’oeuvres as well as a room with a view, the third floor balcony of Showplace, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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

    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 12.1 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.


    Media Contact:

    Cindy Hodnett

    Director, Public Relations & Communications