Fall High Point Market takes place October 16 to 20. Here are highlights from Saturday’s schedule. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
High Efficiency at High Point Market
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | The Point
Designer Erinn Valencich, the founder and CEO of project management platform and marketplace StyleRow, teams up with Form Design Studio and designers Alexa Hampton and Corey Damen Jenkins to discuss how they bring the value of a High Point Market visit home—and how they use technology to better run their businesses.
How to Leverage Flat Fees: The Fast Track to Better Clients and Bigger Profits
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Tired of leaving money on the table? Afraid you’ll lose your shirt with flat fees? Get the inside scoop on calculating the right rates for higher revenues and ideal clients with business coach and marketing consultant Melissa Galt, who offers processes and strategies that deliver rich results. RSVP: universalfurniture.com/marketevents
Are You Struggling to Find and Keep Quality Employees?
10:30 a.m–11:30 a.m. | Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center, Plaza Suites, 222 S. Main St.
Recruiting, developing, and retaining outstanding team members is one of the biggest challenges for retailers, manufacturers and designers alike. In this session, dive into best practices for recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding team members that will boost your bottom line.
Book Signing: Danielle Rollins
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Couture Lamps, 110 W. Commerce Ave.
Couture Lamps hosts a book signing with interior designer and entertaining expert Danielle Rollins for her second book, A Home for All Seasons: Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining.
Planning for Profit: Aligning Your Business for Immediate Success
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | The Point
In this session, Gail Doby and Erin Weir of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting outline the steps needed to create a successful business, with a spotlight on financial and team growth, marketing and smooth operations. The session will also feature tips from Becky Charton of Table Setters Inc., whose journey brought her the business success she desired. After the session, Doby will sign her new book, Business Breakthrough: Your Creative Value Blueprint to Get Paid What You're Worth, which shares many of her strategies.
Tranquility: Modern Parisian Style
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Paris—is there anywhere more romantic? Join supermodel, entrepreneur and furniture designer Miranda Kerr as she tells House Beautiful market director Carisha Swanson how her time living in the City of Light influenced her new Tranquility collection for Universal Furniture. RSVP: universalfurniture.com/marketevents
Accelerating the Industry Through Access to Technology
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | The Commons at Congdon Yards
How do you gain traction for a prototype or new product launch without costly equipment to carry the load? Take a tour of The Generator, a resource lab inside the all-new Congdon Yards that provides fabricators with access to state of- the-art equipment typically inaccessible to startups and small companies. Whether you’re a designer, a manufacturer or a maker, discover how this project accelerates innovation in the furniture industry by providing technology for all.
KEYNOTE: Blazing Your Own Trail: Creative Ways to Grow Through Influence and Partnerships
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | High Point Theatre, Transportation Terminal
In today’s social media landscape, competition is fierce, the stakes are high, and attention spans are short—which means influencers, brands and designers must find innovative ways to keep their audiences engaged. Colette Shelton, founder of the lifestyle blog Cococozy and ecommerce platform Chirpyest, has gone from corporate employee to entrepreneur to successful brand partner by stepping out of her comfort zone, taking risks and forging her own playbook on creative collaborations. In a discussion moderated by designer Breegan Jane, she explains how to cultivate authentic influence, navigate partnerships and build empires. (1 CEU)
Introducing the Jamie Beckwith Collection
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC, M110
Meet Nashville designer and artist Jamie Beckwith, learn more about her design inspirations, and explore the latest additions to her collection for Currey & Company. Her paintings will be available for purchase.
Successful Business and Licensing Relationships
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Suites at Market Square T922
A-list designers and entrepreneurs Thom Filicia and Celerie Kemble shed light on what it takes to have successful business relationships and how they have partnered with companies on their licensing agreements. The duo offer insights into what it truly means to launch products with a company and what each party’s responsibilities are in a licensing and business partnership. (1 CEU) RSVP: imchighpointmarket. com/webinars-and-events/
Book Signing: Max Humphrey
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Old Biscayne Designs, 310 N. Hamilton St., S-201
Portland, Oregon–based interior designer, art director and product designer Max Humphrey brings his new book, Modern Americana, to Market. It features the trademark lived-in, layered look that has earned him accolades, including being named a Next Wave designer by House Beautiful and one of Country Living’s 100 most creative people.
Alexa Hampton Celebrates the High Point Debut of Markham Roberts
5 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | Theodore Alexander, 229 W. Russell Ave.
Alexa Hampton hosts her longtime friend, AD100 and Elle Decor A-List designer Markham Roberts, for a socially distanced cocktail party at the Theodore Alexander showroom in honor of his first visit to High Point, where he will sign copies of his books, Notes on Decorating and Decorating the Way I See It.
HPxD Hummer Tour After Party
5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. | Modern History, 432 Wrenn St.
It’s High Point’s buzziest after-party—from High Point x Design, naturally. Meet up with designer Don Ricardo Massenburg and an entourage of designers touring Market in a stretch Hummer for an evening of signature cocktails, nibbles and masked mingling at the new