AmericasMart Readies Atlanta Summer Event Schedule

AmericasMart Atlanta has announced its schedule of events, presentations and festivities which will take place at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 7 to 14.

The lineup includes industry experts, TV stars, tastemakers and well-known authors, such as Shabby Chic founder Rachel Ashwell, the Beekman Boys, chef Virginia Willis, chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Jamie Durie, Jillian Harris and Todd Talbor of HGTV’s “Love It or List It, Too” and “O, The Oprah Magazine” creative director Adam Glassman. 

The schedule of events are as follows:

Wednesday, July 8:

Southern Traditions Cooking Demo presented by chef Matt Deckard, executive chef of Glenn’s Kitchen. 11 a.m. to noon, Building 2, Floor 8 Demonstration kitchen.

“Be Prepared for Retailers on Opening Day” presented by George Kacic, evp Retail Services featuring an experts panel. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 1, Floor 10, Room 1003.

Thursday, July 9:

The World of Shabby Chic presented by Rachel Ashwell, founder of Shabby Chic and sponsored by Charles Ray & Associates. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Building 1, Floor 15, Designer Workspace.

Social Sites That Should Be on Every Retailer’s Radar presented by Christi Tasker, CEO, PuTTin’ OuT. 11 a.m. to noon in Building 2, Floor 10, Garden Seminar Room.

Meet & Greet with the Beekman Boys from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 3, Floor 3, Booth 2407.

Cooking Demo: Lighten Up, Y’all presented by chef Virginia Willis, author of “Lighten Up, Y’all!” from Noon to 1 p.m. in Building 2, Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen.

The Education Center: 10 Ways to Maximize from Blog Traffic” presented by Christi Tasker, CEO, PuTTin’ OuT from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 1, Floor 10, Seminar Room 1002.

Portman White Garden Party from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Building 2, Registration Lobby Vignette.

The Education Center: “How to Achieve Instant Sales with Instagram” presented by Christi Tasker, CEO, PuTTin’ OuT from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 1, Floor 10, Seminar Room 1002.

ICON Honors from 6 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta.

Friday, July 10:

Legal Strategy Session for Creative Entrepreneurs presented by Angie Avard Turner, Esq. from 11 a.m. to noon in Building 2, Floor 10, Garden Seminar Room.

Cooking Demo: Summertime Classics presented by Alex Guarnaschelli of Food Network’s “All-Star Academy” from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 2, Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen.

The Education Center: “Protecting Your Creative Works” presented by Angie Avard Turner, Esq. from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 1, Floor 10, Seminar Room 1001.

House Party in Home at 5 p.m. in Building 1, Floors 9 & 10.

The Gardens Summerfest hosted by Jamie Durie of FYI Network’s “Outback Nation” from 5 p.m. in Building 2, Floors 9 & 10.

Saturday, July 11: 

“Elf Magic: The Story of a Timeless Christmas Tradition” book signing from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Building 3, Floor 3, Atrium.

“For Love or Money?” presented by Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot, hosts of HGTV’s “Love It or List It, Too” from 11 a.m. to noon in Building 1, Floor 15, Designer Workspace.

Cooking Demo: Coastal Soul presented by chef Marvin Woods of Atlanta’s Asante Restaurant from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Building 2, Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen.

“Dog and Mouse” book signing from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Building 3, Floor 3, Atrium.

How to Best Position Your Products for Media Coverage presented by Adam Glassman, creative director of “O, The Oprah Magazine” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 2, Floor 9, Seminar Room.

Superfood Snack Time with Julie Morris presented by Natural Food chef Julie Morris, sponsored by Road Runners, LLC and Sterling Publishing from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 2, Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen.

Around the World Party from 4 p.m. in Building 1, Floors 16-20.

Designer Cocktail Hour & Recipe for Press book signing sponsored by Palore.com at 4 p.m. in Building 1, Floor 15, Designer Workspace.

Wine & Dine in The Gardens at 5 p.m. in Building 2, Floors 9 & 10.

Sunday, July 12:

Seed and Feed Band from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Temporary Exhibit Floors.