Surya announced today it will continue its tradition of providing exceptional educational and social events during the fall High Point Market. Over the course of five days, seven engaging programs will bring celebrity designers, industry influencers, CEU presentations, business development insight, networking events and more to Showplace 4100.
“Surya is always thinking of how we can provide value that best serves our customers,” says Satya Tiwari, President of Surya. “This year’s event line-up brings a variety of design authorities, industry topics and professional insights together to ensure that everyone will be informed, engaged and entertained. Attendees won’t want to miss out.”
The events hosted by Surya are as follows:
Cocktails & Conversations
Presented by ASID New York Metro Chapter and Designers Today Magazine
Friday, Oct. 12. 4 p.m.
Kick-off your market with the new ASID NY Metro president Kim Radovich and guest designpreneurs as they discuss what attracted them to the home and design industry, what keeps them excited to go to work and how to stay positive and profitable.
The Guide to Area Rugs CEU
Presented by Surya
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Surya’s CEU course will survey uses of area rugs throughout the world and history – from thousands of years ago to today. The demonstration of materials, fabrication and application practices will improve designers’ ability to provide informed style solutions for clients. (0.1 CEU)
The Inspiration Behind the Designs Panel Discussion
Presented by Furniture, Lighting & Decor Magazine
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m.
Join interior and product designers Michel Smith Boyd, Toma Clark Haines “The Antiques Diva”, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Xander Noori and Keon Khajavi-Noori as they discuss where they seek inspiration, how they overcome the dreaded creative block, and give tips and tools for recharging your creative batteries.
ASID Breakfast & Showroom Tour
Presented by ASID Carolinas Chapter
Sunday, Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.
All ASID members are welcome to this members-only breakfast at the Surya showroom, followed by a showroom tour reviewing what is new and trending at Surya.
Surya Buyers Only Fall Celebration
Presented by Design Talk Live!
Sunday, Oct. 14, 6:-11 p.m.
A celebration with a fun twist. Mix and mingle with your favorite home, design and renovation personalities such as Kelli Ellis, Donna Moss, Tym DeSanto, Evette Rios and Toma Clark Haines at Surya’s annual buyers-only fall celebration party. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and live music.
The Business of Interior Design Rapid Info Session
Presented by Designers Today Magazine
Monday, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Join Designers Today Magazine editor-in-chief Jane Dagmi and industry experts as they discuss topics such as managing client expectations, fostering genuine vendor relationships, determining service fees and writing the book of your dreams.
The Mentor & Mingle Experience
Presented by The eDesign Experience and the Black Interior Designers Network
Monday, Oct. 15, 5 p.m.
Learn, connect and thrive among fellow designers at this unique speed-mentoring event with industry experts, followed by an evening of drinks, photos and relationship building.
RSVP for Surya’s events at www.eventbrite.com. Breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served daily. Surya’s High Point showroom will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., beginning Friday, Oct. 12. Market attendees can schedule a personal, customized tour with a Surya sales specialist at www.surya.com/market-registration. For more information about Surya accessories, visit www.surya.com.