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8/28/2023 - High Point Market

Bobby Berk Named Sunday Keynote Speaker for Fall High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 28, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) names Bobby Berk, interior designer, Emmy-nominated host of “Queer Eye,” and author, as speaker for its Sunday Keynote event at Fall Market, taking place in the High Point Theatre on Oct. 15, from 3 to 4 pm.

Moderated by the celebrity Interior Designer and design psychology expert Kelli Ellis, the presentation will include discussion about Berk’s new book “Right at Home,” and the intersection of design and mental health. Berk will share why he chose to write a book dedicated to how good design is good for the mind; the connection between living spaces and self care; and how to use design to better our lives—a mantra he has lived by and continues to focus on in his design work. In Berk’s conversation with Ellis, they will also open up about their own design careers, what obstacles they’ve overcome, and why interior design is so essential.

To celebrate the publication of his first solo book, set to be officially released on September 12, 400 complimentary signed copies of Berk’s hardcover publication “Right at Home,” will be available for Sunday Keynote event guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Bobby Berk has been a long-standing voice at High Point Market, and we’re delighted to welcome him back in October as Sunday’s speaker for our popular Keynote Series,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA president and CEO. “Market attendees won’t want to miss out on this insightful conversation and unique educational opportunity.”

The Sunday Keynote event will be open to all registered High Point Market attendees, and is sponsored by Karastan Rugs. Doors will open at 2:30 pm. Following the event, a cocktail hour with Bobby Berk will be hosted at the Karastan Rugs showroom for Keynote attendees. Additional keynote event details may be found online at

About the High Point Market Authority

The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find High Point Market online at, and follow on social media using the hashtag #HPMKT.


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