HPM opens fall registration
HIGH POINT, North Carolina – Registration for the Fall 2021 edition of the High Point Market (HPM) is now open for retail buyers, exhibitors, industry, press, and other industry professionals.
This also marks a return to the typical market schedule after a pandemic-related adjustment pushed the spring event later by several weeks.
The fall event is scheduled to run from October 16 to 20 and interested industry members can register online at www.highpointmarket.org/register.
Fall Market not only marks a return to the typical High Point schedule after an adjusted spring cycle pushed Market later by several weeks, but also welcomes the return of a robust event schedule, numerous tours, and full-scale programs.
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) also announced the return of what they described as a robust event schedule with various buildings, exhibitors, and industry associations all actively planning events, tours and programs for the fall event. The online event calendar will make its debut at www.highpointmarket.org/events in mid-August, with more events being added as details are finalized.
Prior to the pandemic, an average of 80 or so Canadian furniture and home furnishings resources exhibited at both the spring and fall High Point Markets. Among them are upholstery producers Palliser, Elran, Décor-Rest and Brentwood Classics as well as case goods specialists such as Canadel, West Bros and Durham.
HPMA is encouraging attendees to plan ahead, register early and contact Travel Quest to lock in overnight accommodations, after which attendees can then shift their focus to scheduling showroom appointments and adding events to his or her personalized MyMarket schedule.
Canadian retailers and other industry professionals should also consult with Global Affairs and their local health unit before making plans to travel to North Carolina to ensure there will be no difficulties in returning home.
“The excitement surrounding fall market is palpable amongst all facets of the industry,” HPMA president and chief executive officer Tom Conley said in a statement. “The industry is eager to connect face to face, engage their suppliers directly, and be inspired as they’re used to doing here in High Point. The feeling is mutual, I can assure you, and we are enthusiastically counting the days until October!”
New this market, persons registering onsite will be charged a $30 onsite processing fee, with the exception of exhibitors and media. Those planning to attend are encouraged to register online to avoid paying this fee. Pass reprints onsite for those already registered will not be charged.
Any qualified attendee registering prior to October 1 (September 17 for international attendees) will have their pass mailed to them in advance. Those registering online after this deadline will be able to pick up their pass onsite but will not be charged a processing fee. For registration assistance, HPMA can be reached at (336) 869-1000 during normal business hours or by emailing [email protected].