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5 Must-See Events at the Spring High Point Market

Opportunities to learn and network abound at the April 2-6 Market.

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As the last two years have made clear, the vibrant community that makes up the home furnishings industry is what makes it so wonderful to be a part of and keeps business going. There’s no better place to connect, hear about new innovations and meet the people moving our industry forward than High Point Market. 

While fabulous product launches and designer collaborations may be the star of the show, a full schedule of events offers visitors a multitude of chances to gain some fresh inspiration, see the world differently, and network with industry leaders. Below are just a few of the exciting events on tap for Spring Market, April 2-6. 

1. Style Spotters Hot Spot Tours

Saturday, April 2 - Monday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. | The Point 
Tuesday, April 5, 10:15 a.m. immediately following Style Spotters LIVE! | High Point Theatre

If you’re looking for a great way to get started at Market – or a great way to find some new sources – start with a Style Spotters Hot Spot Tour. Pick your day, Saturday through Tuesday. Then pick your Style Spotter – and get ready for a personal tour of some spectacular must-see showrooms. RSVP is required. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


2. Rates & Fees: How to Charge Flat Fees and Protect Profit

Saturday, April 2, 10-11 a.m. | Universal Furniture International, 101 S. Hamilton St.

Are you tired of tracking your hours? Don’t miss this high impact presentation by interior design business coach and author Melissa Galt to learn how to find your fortune with a square-foot fee structure, percent of project cost and other proven fee structures. You’ll get the lowdown on a dual fee method and discover how to pick the right approach for your business. Stop leaving money on the table, and get ready to protect your profit from scope creep and indecisive clients.


3. Real, Rooted And Rejuvenated: Contemplating the Future-Connecting the Past

Sunday, April 3, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | DesignOn HPMKT by IMC Seminar Room (SAMS T-922)

As we contemplate our path forward, looking back will greatly inform our future. Join Global Trend Ambassador, Patti Carpenter, to discover the emerging international trends in color, print, surface design and materials as we forge forward with a focus on their influences in the U.S. home decor market for 2022 and beyond. RSVP recommended. Sponsored by DesignOn HPMKT by IMC. (1 CEU)


4. The Emergence of Adaptive & Inclusive Design

Monday, April 4, 2 - 3 p.m. | The Point on Commerce Ave, one block from the Transportation Terminal

Shelly Rosenberg of Acorn & Oak believes all spaces should be supportive and empowering. While raising a son with Down Syndrome, she realized that families navigating disabilities are vastly underserved. Combining her parenting and design experience, she creates spaces that are conscious of physical and physiological needs, and works with designers and their clients to foster additional levels of well-being. Her work is featured in Veranda, Architectural Digest and House Beautiful, and she was the first to address disability in the 48-year history of The Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Join her to gain new insights into adaptive design for everyone, from children to the aging-in-place. Check out the full schedule of events at The Point here.


5. Style Spotters LIVE!

Tuesday, April 5, 9 a.m. | High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal

Be the first to hear this season’s top style stories before you head out of town. In this popular, fun, and informative session, High Point’s style experts share the inside stories of the design ideas and product innovations that captured their imaginations. Hosted by Style Spotters Advisors Shay Geyer and Gary Inman. Complimentary boxed breakfast available. No RSVP required. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.

The events above are just scratching the surface when it comes to all that the Spring High Point Market has to offer. To see the full event lineup and start planning your Market schedule, visit the High Point Market event calendar.  

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