IMC Schedules High Point Market Seminars, Events

Seminars and other programming scheduled for the Fall High Point Market will include 20 events that will connect attendees to other professionals in the home furnishing industry, according to International Market Centers.

A highlight of the event schedule is TrendWatch, IMC’s High Point Market signature program featuring market resources that spotlight key themes as well as product vignette displays and a companion print guide. The Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2017 Color Forecast with Susan Wadden will focus on hues that could brighten the prospects of home furnishings vendors and retailers.

An exclusive Inside the Designer’s Studio seminar features Vicente Wolf and more programming with “tastemakers,” including Julia Buckingham, Jamie Drake, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Barclay Butera, Corey Damen Jenkins, Lance Jackson, Scot Meacham Wood, Paloma Contreras and Gary Inman.

In addition, a designer-led Curated Tours of the Suites program at Market Square runs from Saturday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tours will depart from the top floor of the Suites at Market Square and offer a first-hand look at what the designers think is hot at High Point Market.

The High Point Market runs from October 22 to 26. The seminar schedule includes:

Saturday, October 22

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Designers and Licensing Lunch Seminar— How to Broaden Your Brand

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Selling Your ECOstory— Like a Pro

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. TrendWatch: An Inside Look at the Future of Design

Sunday, October 23

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Coastal Living, Southern Living and Sunset Idea Houses: Bringing Charming and Chic Together

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Making Your Dreams Come True

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Inside the Designers’ Studio with Vicente Wolf and book signing of “The Four Elements of Design”

Monday, October 24

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Trend Meets Tradition: An Expert Panel

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch Seminar: Decoding Labels to Predict Performance with Patricia Hoffman, Thibaut Inc.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Colormix 2017 Color Forecast

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. White: The Mother of All Colors with Shane Jones, Sherwin Williams

Tuesday, October 25

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Social Media Shorts: Become a Socialite

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Social Media Shorts: “Ad”-ing Up Sales