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Sep 26, 2023 - High Point Market

Fall Market Instagram Takeover Schedule Announced

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2023 – High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces this season’s design influencers who will report on home furnishings and design trends at High Point Market as they take over the trade show’s official Instagram page during Fall Market, Oct. 14 - 18. Each influential designer was selected based on a wide range of criteria including the type of content posted to their individual social media channels and design style: Nicole Arnold Camia Brown Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods Abigail Horace Molly Kay Johns Chrissy Jones Juliana Oliviera Tina Ramchandani Andrew Suvalsky Nicole White For those following @highpointmarket on Instagram, the takeover guests will be shown each day of Fall Market. They’ll report on favorite showrooms, new products, educational events, and social happenings.

Sep 19, 2023 - High Point Market

Design Influencers Tour Team and Sponsors Announced for Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 19, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and Esteem Media team up once again to announce this season’s team and sponsors for the two-day Design Influencers Tour at Fall Market. After reviewing candidate applications, 10 design influencers from around the U.S. were selected by the partner organizations to tour sponsoring showrooms at High Point Market and report on their findings: Evan Millárd Jennifer Maune Juliana Ewer Jessica Sigmon Divya Kandala/Praneel Pallegar Kelly Collier-Clark Amy Peltier Sandra Diaz-Velasco Virginia Chamlee Kevin O'Gara After the event, each influencer will utilize their social media channels and blogs to share their High Point Market tour experience with followers.

Sep 18, 2023 - High Point Market

First-ever Vintage Vibes Event Planned for Fall High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 18, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces “Vintage Vibes,” its first-ever event to showcase the vast offering of antiques, vintage and one-of-kind furnishings available at High Point Market, taking place on Friday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 6 pm. “This season’s special event spotlights a number of resources for discovering the unique furnishings and decor items that designers source to create exclusive and personalized interiors,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA president and CEO. “Complementing our unparalleled new products offering, the impressive selection of rare finds here affirms High Point Market’s value as a one-stop shopping destination for the trade.” To support the event, a printed map will be available at information kiosks and in The Point, which lists 13 dealer showrooms participating in Friday’s program, including 214 Modern Vintage, Antique and Design Center, Blue Ocean Traders, Boxwood Antique Mall, Chelsea on Green, Cohab.Space, Collected by Schwung, Eliko Rugs by David Ariel, Golden Oldies, Lavene Antiques, PRB, Randall Tysinger Antiques, and Texture.

Sep 11, 2023 - High Point Market

Hot Spot and DAA Tours Schedule Announced for Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 11, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces its Hot Spot Tours schedule along with the trade show’s second Design Diversity Alliance (DAA) tour during the upcoming Fall Market. Six Hot Spot Tours scheduled over three days, Saturday through Monday, are open to High Point Market buyers who RSVP for the space-limited events. Interested participants must first register to attend High Point Market. “The Hot Spot tours are a great way for High Point Market guests to discover new resources,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA CEO. “Participants will benefit from having a seasoned professional guide them through the showrooms and introduce them to company representatives.”

Sep 05, 2023 - High Point Market

HPMA Releases Fall Market Event Schedule at The Point

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 5, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) releases its Fall Market programming and events scheduled for HPMA’s branded pop-up venue The Point, which operates daily from Friday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 18. Centrally located in downtown High Point’s Market District, The Point is a convenient stop for High Point Market programming organized by HPMA, including educational events and industry mixers. It also serves as a daily lunch spot, lounge, and a guest services center, where Market Advisors are on hand to provide information and guidance regarding the trade show, including navigation, event suggestions, and help planning showroom visits. “The Point is a must-stop destination during your High Point Market visit,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA president and CEO. “We have something for everyone, whether you simply need directions or you want to enrich your trade show experience with tactical takeaways for your business, or you’re seeking respite from the day’s showroom activities.”

Aug 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.

Aug 21, 2023 - High Point Market

Jessica Bantom Named Saturday Keynote Speaker at Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces its Opening Day Keynote event for Fall Market featuring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) practitioner, interior design consultant and author Jessica Bantom on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the High Point Theatre. Bantom’s presentation entitled, “Design for Identity: The Importance of Cultural Competence for the Design Profession,” will outline ways the design community can factor cultural identity into their work and why it matters. During her High Point Market keynote address, Bantom will additionally present guiding principles from her trademarked Design for Identity Blueprint™, devised to facilitate meaningful outcomes for people who have been historically excluded from formalized interior design.

Aug 14, 2023 - High Point Market

HPMA Sets Style Spotters High Point Market Pulse Schedule

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 14, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released the schedule for its newly anticipated series “High Point Market Pulse,” where each “Alumni All-Star” Style Spotter will be hosting an Instagram Live event before Fall Market this October. Interior design software resource Design Manager is this season’s sponsor. Going live directly from @highpointmarket on Instagram at 4pm ET are Style Spotters: Don Ricardo Massenburg, September 5th Eric Haydel, September 12th Erika Hollinshead Ward, September 19th Denise McGaha, September 26th Bria Hammel, October 3rd In a new approach, the 2023 Fall Market Style Spotters will also give sneak peeks on social media of what Market attendees can look forward to seeing. Come October, the interior design professionals will take to the streets of downtown High Point and comb through 11.5 million square feet of showroom space to locate their top five favorite products. All chosen items and the conversation surrounding each piece can be found after Market at Registration to attend High Point Market, Oct. 14 - 18, is open online at:

Jul 18, 2023 - High Point Market

Registration Kicks Off Today for Fall High Point Market, October 14-18

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) —organizer and operator of the biannual High Point Market—kicks off online registration today for this fall’s five-day, trade-only event, taking place Oct. 14-18. Registration for this season’s edition of the world’s largest furnishings trade show is open 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 Sep. 29 (Sep. 15 for international attendees), will receive their Market pass in the mail. Registration assistance is available by contacting the High Point Market Authority directly at (336) 869-1000 during normal business hours (ET), or by emailing

Jul 10, 2023 - High Point Market

Design Influencers Tour Application Now Open for Fall Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 10, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) kicks off its Fall 2023 search for the biannual Design Influencers Tour at High Point Market, organized in partnership with Esteem Media. To be considered, interior designers and other design-focused online influencers must apply by August 11. Based on the submissions, ten design influencers will be selected to attend High Point Market for two full days of touring sponsor-showrooms during the October trade show. Among the criteria for selection are the size of the applicant’s following on their social media profiles or blogs, and the quality of the content they share on those channels. In exchange for their participation, each influencer will be asked to report from their unique perspective on the products and experiences they encounter on their tour visiting 18 of the top exhibitors at High Point Market.

Apr 10, 2023 - High Point Market

HPMA Announces Instagram Takeover for Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Apr. 10, 2023 – For its biannual Instagram Takeover series, High Point Market Authority (HPMA) names a selection of design influencers who will produce content for the trade show’s official Instagram page (@highpointmarket) during Spring Market, Apr. 22 - 26. This season’s Instagram Takeover guests were selected for their expertise, taste, and influence in the interior design sector.

Mar 27, 2023 - High Point Market

Design Influencers Tour Team and Sponsors Named for Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Mar. 27, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and Esteem Media announce this season’s team and sponsors for its biannual two-day Design Influencers Tour at Spring Market. Meeting criteria set forth by the partner organizations in an application process, 10 design influencers from across the U.S. have been named to tour sponsoring showrooms at High Point Market.