The Accessories Resource Team (ART™), the association for the home accent and accent furniture industry, will co-host four short seminars in ART member showrooms and ART Bowling during the upcoming April High Point Market.
The mini- seminar series is organized so that retail buyers can spend 15 to 20 minutes hearing an industry relevant topic and then resume their shopping day. Here is the schedule:
- Sunday, April 22 – 2 PM – IHFC- H320 – Arteriors Home: “Turning Inspiration Into Attractions by Laura Kirar.” Inspired by global travels, nature, and the arts, Laura Kirar knows how to create irresistible design. Hear how she created some of her most coveted products and interiors and learn her secrets for capturing the heart of the devoted customer.
- Sunday, April 22 – 2:30 PM – IHFC – W446 – IMAX: “Connecting the Dots for Spring/Summer 2012 With Connie Post.” Leading retail strategist and trend forecaster Connie Post takes buyers and designers on a whirlwind tour of color and style trends – from the Paris runway shows to Manhattan’s fashion and publishing houses, Las Vegas, and High Point – with a targeted, provocative, and fast-paced tell-all designed to arm you with the information you need for the retail reality you face right now.
- Monday, April 23 – 11 AM – IHFC – C203 – Paragon: “The Geography of Wall Décor” – Malanta Knowles, VP Marketing & Design. Would you like to know what the wall décor trends are in different regions and why? Stop by Paragon and hear Malanta’s expert analysis and insight on wall décor trends and how you can translate those observations into sales in your store.
- Monday, April 23 – 3 PM – IHFC – C202 – Phillips Collection: “Branding and the Importance of Differentiation in a World of Sameness” – Mark Phillips, CEO, Phillips Collection. Are you frustrated with your marketing message? Mark shares his ideas and experiences navigating the world of home furnishings marketing.
ART Bowling, co-sponsored by IMCenters and IHFC/High Point will be held at the High Point Bowling Center, Monday, April 23 at 7 PM. The cost is $40 per person pre-registration and $50 at the door. The fee includes dinner, beer and bowling. Teams are encouraged. To register, visit www.accessoriesresourceteam.org and click on the quick link for ART Bowling Registration.