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May 14, 2024 - High Point Market

HPMA Calls for Inaugural DAA Awards Nominations Thru June 14

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 14, 2024 – In partnership with the Diversity Advocacy Alliance (DAA), High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces the call for nominations for three inaugural diversity awards, open now through June 14, 2024. The Open Arms Award will recognize a High Point Market exhibitor which sets the gold standard for inclusivity and warm hospitality towards all showroom visitors, irrespective of their race, gender, or orientation. Exhibitor nominees should additionally demonstrate a commitment to supporting diversity through its employment practices and marketing materials.

Apr 08, 2024 - High Point Market

Instagram Takeover Schedule Set for Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2024 – The trade show organizer High Point Market Authority (HPMA) names this season’s interior design influencers taking over its official Instagram page @highpointmarket, April 13 - 17. The audience is encouraged to follow along daily for posts about home furnishings trends, tips and more during Spring Market.

Mar 25, 2024 - High Point Market

HPMA Launches First Market Boutique in April

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 25, 2024 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) will open its first Market Boutique during Spring Market, April 12 - 17. The pop-up retail kiosk located in the Center Stage area adjacent to the Transportation Terminal will be managed and staffed by HPMA. The Market Boutique hours of operation are 1 to 5pm on Friday; 10am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday; and 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Wednesday. Guests of the trade show may select from limited edition, High Point Market-branded apparel, including crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, T-shirts and hats. Items are priced from $25 to $55.

Mar 18, 2024 - High Point Market

Spring Market Design Influencers Tour Team Announced

HIGH POINT, N.C., Mar.18, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and Esteem Media announce this season’s Design Influencers Tour team to participate in the trade show’s signature event at Spring Market. Ten design influencers from around the U.S. have been selected by HPMA and Esteem Media to tour sponsoring showrooms at High Point Market in April:

Mar 11, 2024 - High Point Market

First High Point Market for Miss USA in April

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 11, 2024 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces the Miss USA 2023 title holder Noelia Voigt will attend her first High Point Market in April. Voigt studied interior design at the National Design Academy, and aims to establish a career in the design industry. Leading up to and during her Spring Market visit, she will post about her design-related interests and impressions as a first-time attendee at the trade show. Follow @highpointmarket on Instagram, the official High Point Market account, as well as @missusa and @noeliavoigt to learn more. “For anyone interested in the interior design business, High Point Market is the one event you can’t miss,” says Voigt. “I look forward to discovering new home furnishings products, attending events, and meeting other designers while I’m there.”

Mar 05, 2024 - High Point Market

HPMA Releases Spring Market Event Schedule at The Point

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 5, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) releases its Spring Market programming and events scheduled for HPMA’s branded pop-up venue The Point, which operates daily from Friday, Apr. 12, to Wednesday, Apr. 17. Educational and social events offer business insights, trend reporting, and networking opportunities. All events are available at no charge to registered High Point Market guests.

Mar 04, 2024 - High Point Market

Joanna Gaines, Amber Lewis Return for Keynote Encore at Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2024 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces the return of popular interior design stars Joanna Gaines and Amber Lewis for “Keynote Encore: Designing a Business that Endures,” the third in its signature event series at Spring Market, scheduled for Sat., April 13, at 11 am. For this season’s special presentation in the High Point Theatre, HPMA will introduce celebrity designer Brigette Romanek to the panel of successful design entrepreneurs. Once again moderated by Business of Home podcast host Dennis Scully, the discussion will expand on last year’s standing room only event including Gaines and Lewis, “Designing a Business You Love,” about creating a design-oriented brand with staying power. Joanna Gaines is the co-owner and co-founder of Magnolia, a New York Times best-selling author, Editor in Chief of Magnolia Journal, and co-creator of Magnolia Network.

Feb 26, 2024 - High Point Market

Hot Spot Tours Announced for Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 26, 2024 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces its lineup of product-focused Hot Spot Tours for Spring Market. Scheduled over three days during the trade show, April 13 - 16, the interior designer-led, showroom tours are now open to High Point Market buyers who RSVP in advance for the space-limited events. Interested participants must first register to attend High Point Market.

Feb 19, 2024 - High Point Market

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Named Saturday Keynote Speaker for Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces Hollywood interior designer and TV personality Martyn Lawrence Bullard will deliver the Saturday Keynote address at Spring Market, taking place in the High Point Theatre on April 13, from 3 to 4 pm. Known for his luxuriously layered interiors, the English-born Bullard has been named for 17 years to the prestigious “AD100” list by Architectural Digest. He has additionally been featured on the coveted “A-List” by Elle Decor, and designated a top 25 designer by The Hollywood Reporter. Bullard earned widespread recognition starring in the hit Bravo TV series, Million Dollar Decorators, which first aired in 2011. Bullard will share images of design projects from his impressive portfolio while discussing his signature approach to working with a celebrity roster that includes names like Cher, Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.

Feb 12, 2024 - High Point Market

HPMA Sets Schedule for High Point Market Pulse Content Series

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released the schedule for its second Alumni All-Star Style Spotters Instagram Live series, “High Point Market Pulse,” leading up to Spring Market. At 4pm ET on each of the following dates, this season’s Style Spotters will host Instagram Live events from the @highpointmarket profile: CLOTH & KIND, Feb. 27 Stacy Garcia, Mar. 5 Gary Inman, Mar. 12 Ron Woodson, Mar. 19 Arianne Bellizaire, Mar. 26

Feb 05, 2024 - High Point Market

Bunny Williams to Deliver Sunday Keynote Address at Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2024 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces interior design icon Bunny Williams will give a Keynote presentation at Spring Market, taking place in the High Point Theatre on Sunday, April 14, from 3 to 4 pm. A Southerner by birth, Williams began her design career in the New York office of legendary firm Parish-Hadley, in the late ‘60s. The presentation, entitled “Lessons from a Life in Design with Bunny Williams,” will feature a retrospective of interior projects from a long and successful career, including those from her current New York-based design firm, Williams Lawrence, as well as from her own home and garden. She will discuss her ideas about decorating for daily comfort and for entertaining at home. A new book from the prolific creator, "Bunny Williams: Life In the Garden,” is set to publish next month. Sunday Keynote event attendees will receive a complimentary copy while supplies last.

Jan 29, 2024 - High Point Market

Goo Goo Dolls Named Headliner for Spring Market Center Stage

HIGH POINT, N.C., JAN. 29, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls are the Spring Market headliners at Center Stage on Sun., Apr. 14. Formed by Rzeznik and Takac in Buffalo, NY during 1986, Goo Goo Dolls have quietly broken records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. Beyond selling 15 million records worldwide, the group has garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and nearly a dozen platinum & gold singles combined, and seized a page in the history books by achieving 16 number one and Top 10 hits. As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.” Thus far, A Boy Named Goo [1995] has gone double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl five-times-platinum, and Gutterflower [2002] and Let Love In [2006] both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us [2010] and Magnetic [2013] bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. Their music continues to reach new audiences around the world and rack up platinum & gold statuses – including the recently platinum-certified “Slide”, “Black Balloon” and “Better Days” – and has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers.

Jan 22, 2024 - High Point Market

Alumni Style Spotters Named for Spring Market Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., January 22, 2023 – High Point Market Authority (HPMA) announces the second ‘Alumni All-Stars' edition of its signature Style Spotters program for Spring Market, naming this season’s interior designer participants. Returning Style Spotters Arianne Bellizaire (2015), Stacy Garcia (2018), Gary Inman (2014), partners Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Nicholas (2017), and Ron Woodson (2017) will once again employ their interior design superpowers to identify this season’s best finds from world’s largest furnishings trade show. Following last year’s successful Market preview template established with the 2023 All-Stars, the 2024 team will spotlight Market news on the High Point Market website and social media channels leading up to the April trade show event. In late February, each Style Spotter will additionally take their turn as host for the Instagram Live series dubbed the “High Point Market Pulse,” produced by HPMA at @highpointmarket.

Jan 17, 2024 - High Point Market

Register Now for Spring High Point Market, April 13-17

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2024 – As the official organizer of the world’s largest furnishings trade show, High Point Market Authority (HPMA) opens online registration for the Spring edition of its biannual trade-only event, scheduled April 13 -17. Registration to attend High Point Market is available 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 March 29 (or March 15 for international attendees), will receive their Market pass in the mail at no charge. Registration assistance is available by contacting the High Point Market Authority directly at (336) 869-1000 during normal business hours (ET), or by emailing registration@highpointmarket.org.

Jan 08, 2024 - High Point Market

Apply Now for the Design Influencers Tour at Spring Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., January 8, 2024 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) kicks off a new search for participants in its biannual Design Influencers Tour at High Point Market, organized in partnership with Esteem Media. To be considered, interior designers and other design-focused influencers must apply by Friday, Feb. 9th. Ten design influencers will be selected to tour High Point Market sponsor-showrooms for two days at the April trade show. Selection criteria for candidates includes social media or blog following, content quality and posting frequency. Travel expenses and a fee for creator services will be paid for by HPMA and Esteem Media. In exchange for participation, each influencer will be asked to report from their unique perspective on the home furnishings products and other High Point Market experiences they encounter while visiting top showrooms on the organized tour this spring.