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Mar 29, 2022 - High Point Market

Spring High Point Market Pre-Registration Set to Close with Strong Marks

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 29, 2022 — With just hours to go until the close of pre-registration and days away from the start of the spring High Point Market, April 2-6, High Point Market Authority (HPMA) leaders are optimistic for the strongest Market since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-registration data is tracking several percentage points higher than at this point before last fall’s Market, according to Tom Conley, HPMA’s president and CEO. “The registration patterns since COVID show people deciding on attendance much closer to the event date, and that’s still holding true this cycle. Given such, we expect to inch up a few more percentage points over this next week and end up with our largest attendance numbers since 2019.” International interest is helping, with international registrations tracking 38% higher than last October and almost triple last spring. Although outreach over the past few months revealed a hesitancy to travel still exists for some, there are many ready and willing to embrace transit, especially as government- imposed travel restrictions ease.

Mar 21, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Receives NC Travel Award

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 21, 2022 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), organizers of the biannual home furnishings trade show High Point Market, is this year’s recipient of a North Carolina Travel Award issued by Visit NC, the state’s tourism marketing office and a division of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). Established in 2019, the Esse Quam Videri Award is inspired by the state motto for North Carolina, which translates “to be rather than to seem.” The award recognizes leadership in the development or redevelopment of a transformational tourism asset in NC, with particular emphasis on redevelopment of an area that has fallen out of favor or struggled economically.

Mar 15, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Announces Spring Market Instagram Takeover Lineup

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2022 — The High Point Market Authority announces its lineup of design tastemakers for their Spring Market Instagram Takeover series. Scheduled for each day of Spring Market, April 2-6, the takeover will provide insights into each participant’s journey through Market. Throughout their selected day, each influencer will share various components of their time in High Point, including visited showrooms, products favorites, and connections they’ve made.

Mar 11, 2022 - High Point Market

Center Stage Pop-Up Park to Offer Respite, Connection, and Inspiration During Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 11, 2022 — The popular and well-tracked Center Stage area, located central to High Point’s Market District, will reset this Spring Market as a pop-up park open to all attendees. Offering a connection point for networking, seating areas for quick breaks between showroom visits, and various programming opportunities, the space will open on Friday, April 1. Home to a number of activations throughout the years, Center Stage is a large outdoor area in between Showplace and the Transportation Terminal. It is historically well-known for Saturday and Sunday evening concerts, but has also hosted daytime programming such as Sustainability Stories, Design Oasis, and Crypton Patio, among others. The open-air space will transform this April into a garden party inspired park, complete with custom floral wall installation by artist Shane Friesenhahn of The Botanical Mix. Market guests are invited to experience Shane’s live installation throughout the day on Friday, April 1. The backdrop will then remain throughout Market, offering inspirational scenery for both the park and guest selfies alike.

Mar 08, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media Announce Influencers Tour Lineup

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2022 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is once again teaming up with Esteem Media to bring their popular influencer tour to High Point Market this spring. The Design Influencers Tour will take place on Sunday, April 3, and Monday, April 4. Previously hosted as the Design Bloggers Tour, the High Point Market Influencers Tour program will bring ten leading design influencers to High Point Market for a 2-day tour of sponsoring showrooms. Participating influencers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitor’s company, showroom and products during a 45-minute presentation and tour, after which they will then feature and discuss their inspiring finds on their individual blogs and/or social media accounts.

Mar 02, 2022 - High Point Market

Roundtables, Mixers, and More on Tap for The Point at Spring High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 2, 2022 — A full slate of educational programming and networking opportunities are on tap at The Point for the Spring 2022 High Point Market, including roundtables, mixers, lunch service, and more. A popular pop-up structure, the High Point Market Authority has been offering a variety of guest services in the space since its debut in 2018. Its convenient location on Commerce Ave, between S. Main and Wrenn streets one block over from the Transportation Terminal, makes it an easily-accessible information and programming hub. The Point opens on the morning of Friday, April 1, and the programming is open to all Market attendees. Hours are 8am to 5 pm on Friday, April 1, and Wednesday, April 6, and 8 am to 8 pm each day in between, Saturday through Tuesday. During the hours of operation, a team of Market Advisors will be on hand to offer one-on-one consultations to attendees in need of information or support. Market- goers are encouraged to drop in throughout Market for specific events or to utilize the lounge area to regroup and recharge.

Feb 23, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Style Spotters Gear Up for Spring Market Tours and Panel Discussion

HIGH POINT, N.C., February 23, 2022 — High Point Market’s 2022 Style Spotters are gearing up for an active Spring Market, April 2-6, with a full slate of daily Hot Spot Tours, the popular Style Spotters LIVE! event, and, of course, their quintessential product spotting within showrooms throughout the Market district. The full team of 2022 Style Spotters will be in High Point to act as the industry’s trend-setting guides, scouring the Market’s buildings and showrooms to highlight the top new styles this spring. They will begin early, spotting 25 favorite products each, then adding their selections to curated digital galleries on the Style Spotters hub page, www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/style-spotters. Their selections will go live mid-Market, but sneak peaks can usually be found on social media before then and tent cards will begin to appear alongside spotted product within showrooms as early as Friday, April 1.

Feb 16, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority and High Point Rockers to Host Job Fair

HIGH POINT, N.C., February 16, 2022 — The High Point Market Authority and High Point Rockers are teaming up to host a job fair for community members on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Multiple part-time, seasonal positions will be available for the upcoming High Point Market, April 2-6, as well as the upcoming baseball season, which runs from April through September. The job fair will be held in the Catalyst Club of Truist Point from 3-7 PM. Parking is available in the Catalyst Club parking lot at 214 Lindsay Street. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid state ID. Prior experience in customer service, event execution, transportation, and food service is preferred but those without are still encouraged to attend.

Jan 13, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Opens Registration for Spring 2022 Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., January 13, 2021 — Registration for the Spring 2022 High Point Market is now open for home furnishings buyers, international buyers, exhibitors, industry, press, and students. Scheduled for April 2-6, interested members of the home furnishings industry can register online at www.highpointmarket.org/register. Attendees are encouraged to begin their Spring Market planning now, especially with the dates being so early in April this cycle. After registering online, attendees can contact Travel Quest to lock in overnight accommodations and travel arrangements, after which their focus can shift to scheduling showroom appointments and adding events to one’s personalized MyMarket schedule. A full planning checklist is available at www.highpointmarket.org/plan-your-trip. A robust lineup of educational and social events is in the works in showrooms and buildings across the Market district. The online event calendar will go live in mid-February at www.highpointmarket.org to share specific details.

Jan 05, 2022 - High Point Market

High Point Market Style Spotters Program Ushers in Second Decade with Expanded Team

HIGH POINT, N.C., January 5, 2022 — The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) welcomes the 2022 class of its award-winning Style Spotters program. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer, the program ushers in its second decade with an expanded team of ten. The 2022 Style Spotters take the reins this month and will hold the title throughout the entire calendar year, applying their keen eye for emerging styles and captivating product stories to both 2022 Markets, April 2-6 and October 22-26.

Dec 14, 2021 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Refreshes Biannual Style Report, Releases New Issue

HIGH POINT, N.C., December 14, 2021—The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) releases its biannual Style Report, meticulously refreshed to introduce a storytelling component into the product overviews contained within. Comprised of 16 Style Stories, this report is a compilation of some of the unique and intriguing product insights found at the recent Fall High Point Market. The 37-page Style Report, sponsored by Crypton Home Fabric and Studio Designer, was produced by HPMA’s talented 2021 Style Spotters team, who perused an abundance of new product introductions and dove into numerous brand backstories to curate this collection of stories. The stories are presented as part of three compelling categories. “Behind the Scenes” tells the story behind a product or brand, giving the reader a deeper understanding and appreciation of how a piece is made, the culture it came from, the artisans who make it, or the science behind it. “On the Scene” is a story built around a style, a product category, colors, textures, or any number of themes. “Must be Seen” is a celebration of a favorite product, collection, or brand, sharing why it is beloved and a must- see stop at High Point Market.

Dec 07, 2021 - High Point Market

Popular High Point Market Tour Broadens Beyond Bloggers, Opens Submission Form

HIGH POINT, N.C., December 7, 2021 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) continues its partnership with Esteem Media to bring their popular tour to the Spring 2022 High Point Market, April 2-6. Newly rebranded as the Design Influencers Tour, submissions are now being accepted from design- focused influencers focusing on a variety of digital content channels. Previously hosted as the Design Bloggers Tour, the Design Influencers Tour program will bring ten design influencers to High Point Market for a 2-day tour of sponsoring showrooms. The team will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitor’s company, showroom, and products during a 45- minute presentation and tour, after which they will then feature and discuss their inspiring finds on their individual outlets, including blogs as well as various social media accounts. “As we’ve maneuvered through the digital landscape these past few years, a diverse portfolio of content channels has become increasingly important. Evolving the tour to include both design bloggers and design-focused social media influencers was the next natural step,” comments Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “This shift will allow for a more impactful and farther-reaching digital footprint in terms of tour coverage and exposure.”