Atlanta Market Preps Educational Program

AmericasMart is preparing its educational and event program featuring design, retail, media and culinary thought leaders and tastemakers for the upcoming Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.

According to AmericasMart, some of the highlighted style experts appearing at the market include: “Southern Style Now” author Robert Leleux; celebrity wedding and style expert Anya Sarre; Pantone Color Institute vp, Laurie Pressman; global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter; and a wide range of designers and retailers.

The show’s speaker lineup will include media influencers, such as “Property Virgins” and “Flipping Virgins” host Egypt Sherrod; “Good Morning America” gift expert Tory Johnson; executive editor of “Luxe Interiors + Design,” Arlyn Hernandez; Susanna Salk and Stacey Bewkes of the “At Home With” video series; and Becky Tyre of the “Retail Details” blog.

In addition, Atlanta’s culinary scene will be celebrated with the AmericasMart “Loves Local” series in the Riedel gourmet demonstration kitchen throughout the market. Culinary trendsetters including celebrity chef, cookbook author and television personality Richard Blais, and celebrity chef Marvin Woods of Asante, will stop by the kitchen to showcase some of the dishes that have made Atlanta a foodie destination.

The Atlanta Market will take place from January 12 to 19.