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August 2019 - High Point Market

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High Point Market headliners

Perhaps no single country has been more successful branding its design and craft legacy than Italy, which sought a trademark in 1980 for the Made in Italy label - or celebrating the culture’s distinctive fashion, food, cars, and yes, furnishings.

Actress, author and designer Diane Keaton will deliver the first keynote presentation of this fall’s High Point Market on Sat., Oct. 19.

Keaton will share how a passion for interior design led the Academy Award winner to launch Keaton Industries, and to the debut of her industrial-chic lighting collection with exhibitor Aidan Gray at Fall Market. A book signing event follows her address.

On Sun., Oct. 20, best-selling author, Forbes Top 100 Digital Influencer, and motivational speaker Erik Qualman expounds on the topic of ‘Socialnomics,’ a term he coined to describe new business opportunities for the digital age. A book signing follows the the talk sponsored by Synchrony, in partnership with the Home Furnishings Assn (HFA).

Closing the series, on Mon., Oct. 21, a panel of TV-celebrity designers, including Hilary Farr, Libby Langdon and Mikel Welch, will take the stage to illustrate the brand-building power of TV for growing exposure and revenue. TV host and lifestyle expert Evette Rios will moderate.

All events take place at 3pm in the High Point Theatre.

Media Contacts

High Point Market - Ashley Grigg
Aidan Gray - Kady Olson
Home Furnishings Assn. - Dan McCann