High Point Market Authority Revives Buyer Tour

The High Point Market Authority has partnered with two long-time market veterans, designer and consultant Deb Barrett and designer and author Jackie Von Tobel, to conduct their popular new buyer market tour for the Spring High Point Market.

The VIP HPMKT Experience, a new-buyer-focused, complimentary five day long hosted tour, will provide first-time attendees with a High Point Market immersion, one that includes education and direct engagement during spring market. It also is an opportunity to join a year round, online alumni network of designers and like-minded business professionals.

The tour is a refresh of the original new buyer tour Barrett and Von Tobel conducted from 2015 until 2018. Tour format updates include enhanced pre-market preparation in the form of webinars and other digital content, a shift in the daily agendas to allow for a more personalized experience within each showroom and a closing reception with former tour attendees to elevate the networking and learning potential.

“The opportunity to receive such a thorough introduction and immersive experience during your first trip to High Point Market is an incredible value,” said Tom Conley, HPMA president and CEO. “Deb and Jackie’s expertise and enthusiasm is weaved into every detail of the tour, and those who have attended previously have shared nothing but positive remarks.”