The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has teamed up with Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and Luxe Interiors + Design magazine to offer the Interior Design Summit & IDS GRAM|MEs in conjunction with Fall Market (October 14 – 18) The event’s title sponsor is Lexington Home Brands.
Gail Doby’s premier event, the Interior Design Summit will be offered on Friday, October 13, the day before Market officially opens, and will offer 0.5 CEUs. It will consist of a full-day of educational sessions presented by 12 top designers and knowledge experts, covering topics including digital branding strategies, how to set revenue-building design fees, selling value instead of time, and conversations that close business. Lisa Kahn-Allen, owner of Lisa Kahn Designs, will keynote the event, sharing her journey from professional burn-out and personal strife to living a brand that attracts clients she loves.
Additionally, Pamela S. McNally, vice president of digital for SANDOW, Luxe Interiors + Design’s parent company, will reveal the five digital strategies to strengthen one’s brand and position in the marketplace. A panel of leading interior design professionals will offer best practices and inspirations for a myriad of practical, actionable business strategies through which they have found success. Throughout the day there will be small-group masterminding sessions and super-share breakouts. The first day will wrap up with an exclusive reception at Lexington’s showroom, where they will debut their new lifestyle collections with celebrated designer, Barclay Butera, in addition to numerous other new introductions of indoor and outdoor furnishings.
“The Interior Design Summit is the only conference of its kind specifically focused on the business side of the interior designers’ business with profit and success strategies as the core of the summit sessions,” says Gail Doby. “Transforming your business is real, and it happens when you have the proper support, tools and experts that genuinely and openly guide you through the process.”
Following the Summit, and specially developed only for Interior Design Summit participants, is a new feature called the IDS GRAM|MEs, a curated Market experience that will provide IDS attendees with VIP-level access to preeminent showrooms throughout High Point Market. Visiting the showrooms will also provide attendees with Instagram-worthy opportunities that will result in prizes and other awards. The two top prizes, presented at the closing event, duly dubbed the After Party and hosted by French Heritage, are:
– 12-month Luxe Preferred Program valued at $25,000, provided by Luxe Interiors + Design; and,
– A VIP Intensive Experience and membership in the Design Success Alliance, valued at $17,500, given by Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting.
“We’ve learned from our attendees that high-quality education is an important part of their Market experience,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “We’re excited to be able to offer such a well-known, business-focused educational program for designers coming to High Point with highly respected partners like Gaily Doby and Luxe magazine. It makes a lot of sense for designers coming to combine learning, sourcing, networking and inspiration all into one trip by attending the Interior Design Summit and then staying a few days to experience High Point Market.”
Early-bird registration of $397 is available now through August 18 via the Interior Design Summit website, www.interiordesignsummit.com. After August 18, registration is $497. Included in the registration are:
– Full-day educational program on October 13
– Breakfast, lunch and breaks on October 13
– Cocktail reception at Lexington Home Brands’ showroom on October 13
– GRAM|ME curated Market experience, October 14-16
– After Party reception at French Heritage showroom, October 16
– High Point Market registration & all attendee perks, including complimentary airport, hotel and Market district shuttles, October 13-18
Additional program information is available on the High Point Market website at www.highpointmarket.org/event/interior-design-summit. Exhibitors interested in sponsorship opportunities can email Blaire Rzempoluch at firstname.lastname@example.org.