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    For Immediate Release

    Features Vicente Wolf, Julia Buckingham, Barclay Butera, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Jamie Drake, TrendWatch, Sherwin-Williams Colormix™ 2017 Forecast, Social Media Shorts & Suite Spot Tours
    New: Idea Houses with Southern Living, Coastal Living and The Sunset Magazine Designer Network

    HIGH POINT, NC – (September 8, 2016) – International Market Centers (IMC) today announced a new series of exclusive programming for October Market. The roster offers attendees a variety of choices – more than 20 in all – to learn from some of the most important designers and thought leaders in the industry, connect with peers, get ahead of the curve on trends, participate in guided tours of the Suites at Market Square with top designers, magazine editors and earn up to 10 FREE CEU credits in the process. Seminars are scheduled to align with ideal shopping times throughout fall market, running from October 22-26, 2016.

    Highlighting the roster are: TrendWatch – IMC’s High Point Market signature trend program featuring market resources aligned with key themes, product vignette displays and companion print guide; Sherwin-Williams® Colormix™ 2017 Color Forecast with the brand’s Susan Wadden, recently featured on the TODAY Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee; exclusive Inside the Designer’s Studio seminar featuring Vicente Wolf and more programming with top tastemakers Julia Buckingham, Jamie Drake, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Barclay Butera, Corey Damen Jenkins, Lance Jackson, Scot Meacham Wood, Paloma Contreras, Gary Inman and more, as well as Designer-led Curated Tours of the Suites at Market Square, book-signing parties with designers and celebrities and much more.  All seminars are held in the Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS 1-1014), some require registration, please visit: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:30am-1:00pm
    Designers and Licensing Lunch Seminar – How to Broaden Your Brand
    Anthony Baratta, Julia Buckingham, Barclay Butera, Michelle Workman, Bobby Berk, Christine Phillips

    Moderated by Cindy Hodnett, Editor-in-Chief of Design Today
    Please register for this event – space is limited: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/  Lunches Provided by IMC, Seminar sponsored by Pyar & Co. (0.1 CEU)

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 2:00pm-3:00pm
    SELLING YOUR ECOstory – Like a Pro
    Erinn Valencich, Dann Foley, Steve Freeman of Room & Board and Susan Inglis, Sustainable Furnishings Council (0.1 CEU)

    Saturday, October 22, 2016, 3:30pm-4:30pm
    TrendWatch: An Inside Look at the Future of Design  
    Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media (0.1 CEU)

    Sunday, October 23, 10:30am-11:30am
    The Coastal Living, Southern Living and Sunset Idea Houses: Bringing Charming and Chic Together
    Meg Braff, Lauren Liess, Steele Marcoux, Chantal Lamers and Zoe Gowen
    Sponsored by Coastal Living, Southern Living and The Sunset Designer Network (0.1 CEU)

    Sunday, October 23, 1:30pm-2:30pm
    Making Your Dreams Come True
    Robin Baron and Corey Damen Jenkins
    Featured Guest: Jamie Drake (0.1 CEU)

    Sunday, October 23, 3:30-4:30pm
    Inside the Designers’ Studio with Vicente Wolf & Booksigning of “The Four Elements of Design”. Books will be available for purchase onsite. (0.1 CEU)

    Monday, October 24, 10:30am-11:30am
    Trend Meets Tradition: An Expert Panel
    Mary Douglas Drysdale, Lance Jackson, Scot Meacham Wood, Paloma Contreras, Gary Inman and Marina Case as moderator.
    Sponsored by WILLIAMSBURG Brand (0.1 CEU)

    Monday, October 24, 12:00pm-1:30pm
    Decoding Labels to Predict Performance with Patricia Hoffman, Thibaut Inc.
    Complimentary boxed lunches provided by Thibaut Inc.  RSVP: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/ (0.1 CEU)
    Monday, October 24, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Colormix™ 2017 Color Forecast
    Susan Wadden, Sherwin Williams
    Sponsored by IDS, Interior Design Society (0.1 CEU)

    Monday, October 24, 3:30pm-4:30pm
    White: The Mother of All Colors with Shane Jones, Sherwin Williams
    Sponsored by IDS, Interior Design Society (0.1 CEU)

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    SOCIAL MEDIA SHORTS with Linley Paske & Lauren Pasqualone, LP2 Boutique Agency
    BECOME A SOCIALITE -  10:30am & 1:30pm
    From your profile to your pictures, learn the three ways you SHOULD be using social media for your biz and how to create an entire month’s content plan for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz and more in an hour or less.

    “AD”-ING UP SALES - 11:00am & 2:00pm
    The average user spends 51 minutes a day on Facebook and Instagram. Learn how to make social media count.

    Approximately 80% of consumers are more likely to buy with a business that has a credible Facebook page. Get back to basics during these 15-minute sessions on setting up your profiles and pages for success:
    11:45-12:00 // Facebook Page; 12:05 – 12:20 // Instagram Business Profile; 12:25 – 12:40 // Pinterest Business Account; 12:45-1:00 // Twitter Profile; 1:05-1:20 // Snapchat.
    Suite Spot Tours
    Saturday, October 22 – Tuesday, October 25, 1:00-2:00pm
    Tours will depart from the top floor of the Suites at Market Square (SAMS)
    To get a first-hand look at what trendsetters think is hot at High Point Market this fall, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with Bobby Berk, Farah Merhi, Marlaina Teich and Rachel Cannon Lewis as they take you on a guided tour of their favorite finds at SAMS, the largest presentation of temporary exhibits in High Point. RSVP: http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/seminars-and-events/to register.

    IMC Social Events
    Market Kickoff Party, Fri. 5:30-7:30pm, Center Stage between Showplace and Transportation Terminal
    Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of High Point Market Fall 2016.
    Showplace Complimentary Buyer's Breakfast, Sat- Wed. 8:30-9:30am, Showplace Atrium
    Complimentary Buyer's Breakfast, Sat- Tues. 8:30-10:00am, C&D: 5th Floor Café
    Complimentary Gourmet Coffee, Sat- Wed. 8:00am-5:00pm, 200 N Hamilton: 3rd Floor Café
    Complimentary Buyer's Lunch, Sat- Tues. 11:00am-1:00pm, 200 N. Hamilton: 3rd Floor Café
    Afternoon Social, Sat- Tues. 2:00-6:00pm, C&D (Floors 1-8; Alternating Days); IHFC (Accessory Floors, 2, 3, 4 & 4th Floor on Main); SAMS (Suites and SALON). Complimentary beer, wine and specialty drinks
    INTERHALL Martini Parties, Sat., Mon. and Tues.  4:00-6:00pm, IHFC: INTERHALL 1st Floor, four locations
    Complimentary Afternoon Bars, Sat- Tues. 4:00-6:00pm, 200 N. Hamilton Street (Alternating Floors); Market Square (Floors 1&2); Showplace (Floors 1,2 &3). Complimentary beer and wine
    Sunset on 3, Sat.-Tues. 5:00-7:00pm, Showplace: 3rd Floor Balcony. Complimentary Beer, Wine and Passed Hors d'oeuvres.
    Historic Market Square Buyer’s BBQ, Tuesday, 6:00-8:00pm, Historic MS Courtyard
    Traditional Southern Style BBQ with all the fixin’s.  Beer, wine and live entertainment.

    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
    Director, Public Relations & Communications
    ebloss@imcenters.com | (336) 821-1548