This coming January’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will mark the 60th consecutive winter market at AmericasMart.
“The six decades linking January 1957 and January 2017 chronicle a business driven toward the future, compelled by innovation and unfailingly committed to the industry we love and lead,” says Jeffrey L. Portman Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of the AmericasMart marketplace. His father, John C. Portman Jr., created and founded AmericasMart and remains as chairman and chief executive officer.
“While the nature of the home, rug, gift and apparel industries has evolved with unimaginable speed over those 60 years, our mission sustains the course set by our founding compass: to create markets of necessity powering the growth of the tens of thousands of buyers and sellers choosing to do business here. That was, is and forever will be our passion,” says Jeffrey Portman.
The winter home furnishings and gift market will run January 10 to 17, 2017, while The Atlanta International Area Rug Market, featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, will run January 11 to 15.