The High Point Market Authority has a date change for the Spring High Point Market, originally scheduled for April 17 to 21, to June 5 to 9.
“We are encouraged by the recent headlines about COVID-19 vaccines, but realistic about its impact on a spring timeframe, as the rollout will be slow,” said Tom Conley, HPMA president and CEO. “Coupled with the reality within our industry regarding supply shortages and manufacturing/shipping disruptions, the board of directors agreed it would be most beneficial to delay spring market until June.”
A HPMA board of directors meeting held on December 14 considered the potential date change upon receiving suggestions from several exhibitors. The board voted unanimously to approve the shift, HPMA noted.
“While our safety measures proved effective this past fall, allowing more time this upcoming spring for the pandemic situation to improve and travel restrictions to ease makes sense. The industry will also benefit from a few additional weeks for product manufacturing and shipping,” said Dudley Moore, Jr., chairman of the market authority’s board and president of Otto & Moore. “Our paramount objective of prioritizing the health and safety of both industry members and the High Point community remains, while also allowing us to continue supporting ongoing business.”
Spring market registration will open in late February. The Fall High Point Market dates remain as scheduled for October 16 to 20.