As the official organizer of the world’s largest furnishings trade show, High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has opened online registration for the Spring edition of its biannual trade-only event, scheduled April 13 -17.
Registration to attend High Point Market is available to U.S. and international buyers, including retailers, residential and commercial interior designers; exhibitor personnel, press, industry professionals and students. Qualifying registrants will be issued a Market pass, which is required for entry into buildings and showrooms across the 13-block Market District. Guests who register prior to March 29 (or March 15 for international attendees), will receive their Market pass in the mail at no charge.
Registration assistance is available by contacting the High Point Market Authority directly at (336) 869-1000 during normal business hours (ET), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration for Spring Market will remain open until 5pm ET on April 10, also at no charge. After this date, guests will have the option to register onsite during the event and pay a $30 processing fee. Guest passes for all registrations occurring after the March deadlines will be available for pickup at one of 13 Market registration areas.
Market guests are encouraged to register early, and to contact the HPMA-sanctioned Market Concierge service by Travel Quest, Inc., to receive assistance securing the best options for overnight accommodations and flights, as well as to make other long-distance transportation arrangements.
“You can optimize your Market experience by planning ahead,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA president and CEO. “Securing air travel and accommodations is a time-sensitive first step after registering, and our concierge service is here to help.”
Additional preparations are recommended prior to traveling, such as setting showroom appointments directly with exhibitors, and populating a personalized MyMarket schedule using the official High Point Market App. The user-friendly app developed by HPMA is downloadable to iOS and Android devices, as well as to desktop computers.
All educational programming and networking events marketwide, including this season’s entertainment headliners at Center Stage, will be listed in the High Point Market website’s online event calendar beginning in late January. Event details will auto populate in the customized MyMarket schedule when selected directly from the High Point Market App.
First-time buyers may additionally choose to secure a spot in one of the useful guided showroom tours offered by HPMA. Visit the High Point Market website to learn more.
“A visit to High Point Market is more than a buying trip; it’s an investment in growing your business,” adds Nagem. “There’s no place like it for viewing the breadth of new and vintage home furnishings products in inspiring displays, building relationships with vendors, networking with peers, gaining valuable business education, and meeting your industry idols.”