July’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will host a number of thought leaders delivering programs and seminars. Elizabeth Ralls, editor in chief of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, will talk about antiques in the digital age with Toma Clark Haines, Chief Executive Diva of The Antiques Diva & Co, and Beth Webb and Ben Cochrane of Caroline Faison Antiques. Julia Buckingham, Bobby Berk, Erinn Valencich and licensing expert Kate Verner of KV+A will share tips on branding and licensing.
Other highlights of the event, which kicks off July 12, include Carley Knobloch, tech expert and HGTV host, presenting on apps for creative businesses; Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design and Caleb Anderson of Drake/Anderson on cultural inspiration; and Robert Leleux, Antonino Buzzetta, Barbara Westbrook, Zak Profera and Denise McGaha talking about the ups and downs of running a showhouse.
The show will also include chef presentations from Fabio Viviani and Zeb Stevenson; educational seminars and workshops with business leaders like Lyn Chin of Global Purchasing Group, Linley + Lauren of the LP2 Boutique Agency, and REstyleSOURCE. On July 14, ICON Honors 2016 will recognize leaders in the home and gift industries.
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