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    For Immediate Release

    Julia Buckingham, Celerie Kemble, Thom Filicia, Barclay Butera, Mark Sikes, Anthony Baratta, Steven Avitable, Nancy Fire, Bobby Berk, TrendWatch, Book-Signings, Suite Spot Tours, Designer Lounge

    High Point, NC (February 29, 2016) – International Market Centers (IMC) brings a new series of original design and trend-focused programming to High Point this April.  Spring Market, which runs from April 16-20, will offer attendees a strong lineup of quality seminars providing opportunities to learn from and connect with many of the industry’s leading designers and get ahead of the curve on industry trends.  

    “Bringing fresh, quality programming from well-known designers and industry experts that attendees can’t find elsewhere is always our goal,” said Karen Olson, senior vice president of marketing for IMC. “We’re excited to offer High Point attendees a complimentary front-row seat to many of the world’s top designers and trend-setters – a great value-add while they’re shopping at market.”  

    The seminar calendar for Spring 2015 includes:

    Saturday, April 16, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Different Mediums in Design
    Nancy Fire, Corey Damen Jenkins, Josh Stellin and moderated by Jenny Heinzen York, Editor-in-Chief of Home Accents Today (0.1. CEU)

    Saturday, April 16, 3:30pm-4:30pm
    TrendWatch: An Inside Look at the Future of Design (0.1. CEU)

    Sunday, April 17, 10:30am-11:30am
    Design for Real Living
    Anthony Baratta, Mark D. Sikes and Susan Hable with Celerie Kemble as Moderator (0.1. CEU)

    Sunday, April 17, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Dare to Mix with Eddie Ross (0.1. CEU)
    Followed by booksigning and champagne toast

    Sunday, April 17, 3:30-4:30pm
    Inside the Designers’ Studio with Thom Filicia
    Moderated by Tori Mellott, Senior Design Editor of Traditional Home (0.1. CEU)

    Monday, April 18, 10:00am-11:00am
    Good to Great: Realizing Your Vision and Taking Your Company to the Next Level
    With Lynne McArdle, Asha Chaudhary and Shay Geyer, moderated by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Associate Editor/ Features Patricia Sheridan (0.1. CEU)

    Monday, April 18, 12:00pm-1:30pm
    Insight to the Outdoor: A Curated Approach to Designing for the “Fifth Room” LUNCH SEMINAR
    With Barclay Butera, moderated by Cindy Hodnett, Editor of Design Today (0.1. CEU)
    Boxed lunches provided by Castelle® – Pride Family Brands’ designer line of customized outdoor furniture. Space is limited, RSVP: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/ PRIZES! Enter to win one of two copies of Barclay’s new signed book – Barclay Butera Modern Living – and a special furniture showcase giveaway from Castelle®

    Monday, April 18, 2:30-4:00pm
    Designer Branding: Making Your Brand a Collection
    Steven Avitable and Julia Buckingham, moderated by Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander of Peloso Alexander Interiors, IHFC, 11th Floor, Ballroom A (0.1. CEU)

    Tuesday, April 19, 10:30am-11:30am
    Expert Furniture Restorer Christophe Pourny Brings the Art of Restoration to High Point
    Booksigning of The Furniture Bible, with a forward by Martha Stewart, immediately following the seminar (0.1. CEU)

    Tuesday, April 19, 1:00-3:00pm
    Country Living and Southern Living Magazine Presents: The April High Point Market Designer Lounge & Spa
    Join Country Living and Southern Living for Complimentary Manicures & Cocktails

    Saturday, April 16 – Tuesday, April 19, 1:00-2:00pm
    Suite Spot Tours with designers Bobby Berk, Nancy Fire, Farah Merhi and Kim Radovich
    Tours will depart from the top floor of the Suites at Market Square
    RSVP required. Visit www.imchighpointmarket.com to register. (0.1. CEU)
    Note: All events are located in the Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS 1-1014) unless otherwise noted.

    For complete information about market events, featured exhibits, new collections and more, visit http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/.

    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:
    Eden Bloss
    PR Communications Manager
    ebloss@imcenters.com | (336) 821-1548