IMC sets schedule for seminars, events for April market

HIGH POINT — International Market Centers has set its schedule of nearly 40 seminars, tours and hospitality offerings for the spring High Point Market, April 25-29.

The lineup will include 17 seminars and seven designer-led tours, covering trends, business strategies and forecasts. An additional 10 IMC-hosted social events include complimentary breakfast and coffee, cocktail hours, and martini and dinner parties.

Programming highlights include TrendWatch: Spring 2020, a look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry; Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2020, this year’s color trends; Architectural Recessed Lighting for the Home, LED lighting trends and their incorporation into design; and Sensory By Design, a discussion about wellness, incorporating senses into the home and more.

Marketgoers can attend the seminars in the Sherwin-Williams Seminar Room on the top floor of the Suites at Market Square and in the Alden Parkes Seminar Room in the Hamilton Wrenn Design District. Events and tours will be held in various IMC properties across campus.

A full seminar and event listing follows and details and descriptions are available online.

Friday, April 26

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Innovation + Design – Meet the Designers
Suites at Market Square, T-460
The International Society of Furniture Designers is launching the exhibition, a furniture industry-sponsored competition intended for professional maker/designers and the next generation of serious woodworking students.

Saturday, April 25

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2020
Suites at Market Square, T-822
With Shane Jones, Allied ASID, Sherwin-Williams designer account executive. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and Sherwin-Williams (1 CEU)

1:30-2:30 p.m.
TrendWatch: Spring 2020
Suites at Market Square, T-822
With Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT (1 CEU)

3-4 p.m.
Expand Your Network: The Benefits of Building Relationships In and Outside of the Design Industry
Alden Parkes seminar room, 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110
Showhouse in a Showroom Designers Kurt Jacob Miller, Luke Mack, Phyllis Martin and Nicole Culler. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and Alden Parkes (1 CEU)

4-5 p.m.
Designing For Living: Product Design For a Magazine vs. a Home
Suites at Market Square, T-822
With Suzanne Kasler, Josh Greene, Jesse Carrier, Mara Miller and moderator Krissa Rossbund. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT (1 CEU)

Sunday, April 26

10-11 a.m.
Our New Customer: Understanding the Millennial Designer and Their Digital-First Client
Suites at Market Square, T-822
With Erinn Valencich, Erinn V Design Group. Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMKT (1 CEU)

1-2 p.m.
Must Know Tips on How to Take Your Interior Photography Shoots to the Next Level
Alden Parkes seminar room, 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110
With Stephen Karlisch and Traci Zeller. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and Alden Parkes (1 CEU)

2-3 p.m.
Design, Philanthropy and the Meaning of Life
Suites at Market Square, T-822
With Mario & Cathy Costantini, La Lune Collection. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and La Lune Collection (1 CEU)

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Re-defining Luxury
Suites at Market Square, T-822
With Erinn Valencich, Chad James, Vicky Serany, Scot Meacham Wood, Brynn Olson and Lynn Terry from Southern Home. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and Southern Home (1 CEU)

Monday, April 27

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
How to Achieve Great Financial Results and Keep your Sanity
Suites at Market Square, T-822
With Gail Doby, ASID, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT (1 CEU)

Noon-1 p.m.
Storytelling by Merchandising a Home for Sale
Suites at Market Square, T-822
With Barbara Heil Sonneck, Birgit Anich and Johnathan Miller, HSRA Board of Advisors. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and HSRA (1 CEU)

3-4 p.m.
Coaches in Your Corner: Learn How Media Can Help Expand Your Design Business
Alden Parkes seminar room, 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110
With Evette Rios, Mikel Welch and Stephen Davies and moderated by Ellen Gefen, host of TheHome.com. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and Alden Parkes (1 CEU)

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Suites at Market Square, T-822
Everything You Want to Know About Home Staging – IAHSP Pro Panel
With Sandra Holmes, Blair Hamaty and Karen Mendenhall. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and IAHSP (1 CEU)

5-6 p.m.
Sensory By Design
Suites at Market Square, T-822
With Lori Miller, LGC Interior Design. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT (1 CEU)

Tuesday, April 28

11 a.m. – noon
Using Financing to Retain and Attract Customers in Uncertain Economic Times
Suites at Market Square, T-822
Mike Rittler, TD Bank. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT and TD Bank (0.1 CEU)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
The Ins and Outs of Marketing for Creatives: The Next Steps
Suites at Market Square, T-822.
With Dawn Brinson, VP of Strategic Marketing, The Media Matters. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMKT (0.1 CEU)

TOURS

Saturday, April 25

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
C&D Highlights Tour
With Chad James, Chad James Group. Depart from the ground floor of C&D Building

2-3 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour
With Jeremy Bauer & Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors. Depart from the top floor of the Suites at Market Square, Sherwin-Williams Designer Lounge.

Sunday, April 26

2-3 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour
With Keia McSwain, BIDN and Kimberly + Cameron Interiors
Depart from the top floor of the Suites at Market Square, Sherwin-Williams Designer Lounge.

Monday, April 27

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour– Lighting Focused
With Charles Pavarini III, Pavarini Design. Depart from the top floor of the Suites at Market Square, Sherwin-Williams Designer Lounge.

1-2:30 p.m.
TrendWatch Tour with Julie Smith Vincenti
Suites at Market Square TrendWatch display (Ground Floor)

2:30-4 p.m.
Hamilton Highlights Tour
With Niki McNeill, SingleBubblePop Design Studio
Depart from Alden Parkes Seminar Room, South Court in Suite #110.

Tuesday, April 28

2-3 p.m.
Suite Spot Tour with Mikel Welch
Depart from the top floor of the Suites at Market Square, Sherwin-Williams Designer Lounge.

IMC SOCIAL

  • Coffee & Sweets at the Suites: Friday through Wednesday, 8-10 a.m., Top Floor of the Suites at Market Square
  • Showplace Coffee and Sweets: Saturday through Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Showplace Atrium
  • Complimentary Gourmet Coffee: Saturday through Tuesday, 8-10:00 a.m., 200 N Hamilton: Courtyard and 3rd on Main
  • Progressive Cocktail Hours:Friday through Tuesday, various hours and floors
    Salon only: Friday 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    SAMS & Salon: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    IHFC and Showplace: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Market Square: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    C&D: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Social: Saturday through Tuesday, 4-6 p.m., 200 N. Hamilton Street (Hamilton Courtyard)
  • InterHall Martini Parties: Saturday through Tuesday, 4-6 p.m., IHFC InterHall first floor
  • Southern Comfort in Salon, Sunday only, 3-5 p.m., Suites at Market Square, Ground Floor Salon
  • Third Night- A Progressive Gala, Monday only, 4-7 p.m., Hamilton Wrenn properties
  • Sunset on 3: Saturday to Tuesday, 5-7 p.m., Showplace: Third floor balcony
  • Tuesday Night BBQ, 6-8 p.m., Suites at Market Square, T-822

 

Source: Furnituretoday.com