HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has set the schedule for its seminar series at the Fall High Point Market.
The Design Viewpoints Series will take place Oct. 18- 21, starting each day at noon in the High Point Theatre, at the Transportation Terminal in downtown High Point. The series offers up to .4 continuing education units (CEUs) to those who attend.
Sponsored by Horchow, an online retailer with a program to the trade for designers, all seminars in the Design Viewpoints Series are free to interior designers and retailers attending the fall High Point Market. A complimentary boxed lunch and a beverage are offered to every attendee.
Additionally, a drawing will be offered each day for a Horchow $500 gift card. On tap for the series is a discussion on risk management techniques, a debate on “boomer vs. millennials” from the designer and retailer perspective, the eco-friendly and hypoallergenic home (with bonus Panasonic giveaways), and, back by popular demand, color trends for 2015.
“At Spring Market earlier this year, we expanded the Design Viewpoints Series, as our research showed that interior designers and retailers come to the High Point Market to see new products, network with old and meet new friends, and take advantage of our course offerings for continuing education credit,” stated Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority.
Topics and speakers for the Fall 2014 Design Viewpoints Series include:
•Saturday, Oct. 18, Noon: Are You Ready for Your Next Client? An Overview of Client, Financial and Risk Management Techniques, presented by Alan Siegel, partner at Levy, Sonet & Siegel and national legal counsel to ASID
•Sunday, Oct. 19, Noon: Boomers vs. Millennials: The Great Debate, moderated by 2014 Style Spotter Michelle Wiebe. This session will explore both the design and retail aspects of catering to the millennial crowd versus the baby boomers. Panelists will discuss the nuances of each generation, including buying power, specific needs and unique requests.
•Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, Noon: Eco-Friendly Home and Hypoallergenic Lifestyle: Business for 60 Million Consumers, presented by Robin Wilson
•Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, Noon: 2015 Color Trends presented by Steve Shorthouse, PPG Industries’ National Color & Design Consultant and owner of DesignFive