HPMA Releases Spring Market Event Schedule at The Point

Pop-up venue is home to educational events, meals and other guest services

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) releases its Spring Market programming and events scheduled for HPMA’s branded pop-up venue The Point, which operates daily from Friday, Apr. 12, to Wednesday, Apr. 17.

Educational and social events offer business insights, trend reporting, and networking opportunities. All events are available at no charge to registered High Point Market guests.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

  • New Buyer Mixer Discover buyer resources and set the stage for a successful Market experience. 
  • Market 101 Live! With Alumni All Stars Style Spotters Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Nicholas of CLOTH & KIND and Gary Inman of Gary Inman Interior Design.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 

  • Hot Spot Tours Discover hospitality furnishings resources with David Cohen of David Cohen Brands, or art and accessories with Marisa Wilson of Marisa Wilson Interior Design. RSVP required to participate.
  • The Price is Right: Generate Higher Design Fees That Reflect Your Value With Robert Stone, Studio Designer; Katie Guzinski, Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design; Daniel Paul, Tom Stringer Design Partners; DuVäl Reynolds, DuVäl Design; and  Julia Nikishina of New Age Financial Consulting. A complimentary lunch sponsored by New Age Financial Consulting follows the discussion.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 

  • Hot Spot Tours Discover sustainable furnishings resources with Nancy Fire of Nancy Fire Designs, or artisanal and handcrafted products with Ariene Bethea of Dressing Rooms Interiors. RSVP required to participate.
  • Psychology of Color IDCEC-approved with Tracee Murphy, Trade Mark Interiors. A complimentary lunch sponsored by Benjamin Moore follows the discussion.
  • Designing Lifestyles, Interiors & Products Featured panelists unveil the secrets to success as designers, with Barclay Butera, Suzanne Duin, and Dann Foley; moderated by Gary Inman. Sponsored by Currey & Company.

MONDAY, APRIL 15 

  • Hot Spot Tours Discover new lighting resources with Rasheeda Gray of Gray Space Interiors, or antique furnishings with Jaclyn Isaac of doniDouglas Design. RSVP required to participate.
  • Design Your Way to Financial Freedom: 5 Keys to Unlocking the Life You Want With Pearl Collective co-founders Gail Doby and Erin Weir and an all-star panel of interior designers. A complimentary lunch sponsored by MaterialWorks follows the discussion.
  • Fluent in Construction: BTS with Interior Designers Influencing The Construction Choices That Shape Their Interiors An educational panel that explores the relationship between construction decisions and interior design. With Lisa Shaffer, Suzanne Conner, Lane McNab, Jaclyn Isaac, Julia Zapcic. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Sponsored by Polycor Natural Stone. 
  • The Asian American Experience: A conversation with AAPIDA Founders and Entrepreneurs Moderated by Business of Home’s Kaitlin Petersen, panelists include Swati Bansal, Ray Hallare, Noz Nozawa, and Lia Shin. A networking reception follows, hosted by the High Point Market Authority (HPMA).

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 

  • Designing Tomorrow: Textile Trends and Their Influence on the Design Process With a panel discussion hosted by Jaye Mize, FS (Fashion Snoops).

Event times and additional details are posted on the High Point Market website.

The Point is conveniently situated one block west of the Transportation Terminal on Commerce Ave, and is open to registered High Point Market buyers on Fri., Apr. 12, through Tue., Apr. 16, from 8 am to 8 pm. The Point closes at 12 pm on Wed., Apr. 17. 

See Also

In addition to the programming organized by HPMA, The Point venue also serves as a daily lunch spot and lounge. The location includes a guest services center, where Market Advisors are on hand to provide information and guidance regarding the trade show, including navigation, event suggestions, and help planning showroom visits.

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Food vendor The Blooming Board will offer a daily assortment of fresh salads, sandwiches and charcuterie, Apr. 12 – 16, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Furnishings in The Point are sourced from High Point Market exhibitors and partners, including Anna Elisabeth Greenhouse Fabrics, Annie Selke Company, Baldwin, Benjamin Moore, CODARUS, COHAB.Space, Hooker Furnishings, Hudson Valley Lighting Group, JLA Olliix, Phillips Collection and S. Harris. 

About the High Point Market Authority

The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find High Point Market online at highpointmarket.org, and follow on social media using the hashtag #HPMKT.

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