HPM unveils The Point schedule
HIGH POINT, North Carolina – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has unveiled what it describes as a “dynamic lineup” of educational and social programming for The Point, which will appear for the fourth consecutive market when the event opens for its usual five-day run on 19 October.
Located on Commerce Ave, between S. Main and Wrenn streets, The Point debuted during the April 2018 market as the first freestanding High Point Market-branded venue conceived to enhance the buyer experience. Since its introduction, The Point has served as an information hub for market attendees and has hosted celebrity meet and greets, educational roundtables, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and the Parson’s Table Pop-Up lunch service.
The Point will open on Friday, October 18 at 11 am and will operate from 8 am to 8 pm on Saturday through Monday and 8am to 6pm on Tuesday. During the hours of operation, a team of advisors will be on hand to offer one-on-one consultations to attendees in need of information or support. Market goers are encouraged to drop in throughout market for specific events or to utilize the lounge area to regroup and recharge.
The schedule of events and programming changes daily and can be found at www.highpointmarket.org/the-point.
On Friday, programming begins at noon with a welcome reception hosted by Steelyard, the Florida-based information resource for professional interior designers. The Steelyard team will be offering a designer-friendly guide to market, exhibitor information, a panel for discussing the hidden tips and tricks for working market, a swag bag giveaway, a networking hour for industry associations, and even an exclusive High Point Market/Steelyard nail polish.
The most popular programming element to date, roundtables will be hosted each day Saturday through Tuesday at 10am and 2pm. Each 60-minute, interactive conversation will focus on an industry-relevant topic and be led by well-known experts.
Special programming will include a Saturday afternoon Luminary Session with Gary Inman featuring an in-depth interview with internationally acclaimed designer Timothy Corrigan, and a Sunday afternoon hands-on workshop with the Trim Queen, Jana Platina Phipps, and special guests Natalie Reddell and Jill Seale, focusing on upcycled embellishments and creating one-of-a-kind accessories from scraps for home décor or wearable art.
Returning programming includes the Parson’s Table Pop-Up, offering homemade lunch service from 11:30am to 2pm each day and the hashtag printer and photo wall, offering attendees the opportunity to take home a branded market memory by posting to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #HPMKTmemory.
Evening offerings will include After Hours at The Point, featuring local craft beer, wine and food from Friday through Monday from 5pm to8 pm.