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Today’s Educational Events at HPMKT Fall 2015

Find out here at Deco New York where to go for some educational insights during today the 19th at High Point Market Fall Edition 2015. Not everything is design and architecture, interiors or furniture during this show – do not forget to educate yourself – browse through the below list to find out what’s best for your online business, some book signings, or simply tips for a glamorous lifestyle.

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Man Made Natural: Insights Into the Authenticity of Materials

Type: Educational

When: 12pm – 1:30pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Location: High Point Theatre (in the Transportation Terminal)

Bustop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Presented by ASID and the High Point Market Authority. Sponsored by Horchow. In the world of materials, “real” is good and “fake” is bad, right? In the age of tree plantations, engineered lumber and bio board, what exactly does “natural” mean now? And are natural materials always a better choice than manufactured ones? Grace Jeffers will explore these and other issues that influence our decisions to choose natural or synthetic materials. Attendees will learn surprising truths about materials and confront their preconceptions and ultimately become more educated specifiers. Complimentary boxed lunch. .1 CEU.

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Inside the Designers’ Studio with Jeffrey Alan Marks and Carson Kressley – (Event Open to Designers Only)

Type: Educational

When: 1pm – 2pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Location: Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS 1-1014)

Bustop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Following the “Inside the Actor’s Studio” concept, Jeffrey Alan Marks and Bravo & Logo TV personality Carson Kressley will discuss Interiors Meets Fashion as well as some of the projects that got them to where they are now. Celebrity designer and author of The Meaning of Home, Marks has been anointed one of the most influential designers in American history by House Beautiful magazine, and received countless accolades from top-tier designer publications. Kressley is an Emmy-winning television star, New York Times best-selling author, celebrity stylist and fashion designer, style contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America, Live With Kelly and Michael!, and many others. They will take questions from the audience following the discussion-0.1CEU

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Control Your Financials. Grow Your Business

Type: Educational

When: 1pm – 2pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Exhibitor: Retailer Resource Center

Building: Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Retailer Resource Center

Showroom: 1-527

Bustop: 3 (Green Line)

Lee Rychel, PROFITsystems

Unless you have an accounting degree, you may spend more time running away from your financial data than analyzing it. Financials are the Holy Grail of business. Join industry expert Lee Rychel and learn valuable tips and tricks to understanding, analyzing and controlling your financial data. As a bonus, Lee will show you how you can save thousands of dollars in your accounting bills. Leave feeling empowered to take control of your financials and grow your business.

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Cari Cucksey partners with Laura Ashley for a fun and informative re-upholstery demo.

Type: Educational

When: 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Location: Antique & Design Center – Market Square Ground & Mezz

Bustop: 29 (Red Line)

Find out what really happens when you send a piece off for recovering. Cari Cucksey is an Antiques Matchmaker who gives dusty relics a new lease on life. Energetic, entrepreneurial and fun, she’s the host of the network television hit show Cash & Cari, she runs RePurpose Estate Services, operates the RePurpose Shop, and refurbishes just about anything she can get her hands on. From antique furniture and vintage toys to retro electronics and classic luxury cars, she’s always on the lookout for obscure treasures as she combs through basements, attics and garages.

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Recipe for Press – A conversation with Amy Flurry from Parlore

Type: Educational

When: 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Exhibitor: Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Showroom: 101 S. Hamilton St. (Formerly Hamilton Square)

Bustop: 15 (Red Line)

In association with Parlore, Universal Furniture will host a presentation by Amy Flurry, author of the new DIY publicity book, Recipe for Press, a program intended for designers who want to learn more about self-promotion using new media. Amy, co-founder of Paper-Cut-Project, is an editor and contributor to some of the biggest magazines on the newsstand (Lucky, Country Living, Conde Nast Traveler, InStyle, Better Homes & Gardens). The first 75 people will receive a free copy of Amy’s new book, which she will sign following the presentation. Copies also will be available for sale, which Amy will also sign.

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Great Expectations: Give Your Shoppers a Great Online Experience

Type: Educational

When: 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Exhibitor: Retailer Resource Center

Building: Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Retailer Resource Center

Showroom: 1-527

Bustop: 3 (Green Line)

Jesse Akre, MicroD Inc.

Did you know you only have 10-20 seconds to impress your website visitor? Are you giving them what they want, a reason to stay and a reason to buy? Having a strategy for pricing, product branding, and target marketing are critical elements in making your online showroom a hub for potential customers. Learn from industry experts how to give shoppers a powerful online experience when we discuss best practices for online pricing, pros and cons of hide-and-seek, risks versus rewards of displaying brand names, and driving traffic through online promotions and target consumer campaigns.

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Measurable ROI Doesn’t Just Happen – it’s Driven by Storis. Presented by Kyle Mulvaney & Lindsey Scapicchio

Type: Educational

When: 3pm – 4pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Location: 220 Elm; Design Evolution Furniture, Showroom 310

Bustop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Retailers do not buy inventory and then sell it for a loss. That inventory is purchased to drive revenue and profit. Nor should retailers buy software unless it too drives revenue and profit. It is critical to understand how technology driven operational efficiencies can deliver

dependable and, most importantly, measurable return on investment (ROI) results throughout your

organization. Explore how to measure positive ROI results in the areas of Sales, Operations, Finance, Inventory, Logistics and Merchandising and turn any software purchase into an investment.

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Book Signing of DesignHER with Julianne Taylor

Type: Educational

When: 3pm – 4pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Exhibitor: Phillips Collection

Building: IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2

Showroom: C202

Bustop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)

Julianne Taylor is an industry leader within the design community. She is passionate about female entrepreneurship and promoting others to be their best selves. DesignHER puts the spotlight on 30 female design leaders who share their experiences and advice for other women breaking into the industry.

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“Design Trends – Looking A Year Ahead” A discussion with Bill Indursky of DLN and Gary Inman of Baskervill

Type: Educational

When: 4pm – 5pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Location: The Scout Guide Refresh & Recharge Lounge at The Antique & Design Center- Mezzanine Historic Market Square

Bustop: 29 (Red Line)

Bill Indursky is an award winning designer, architect, and one of the country’s leading trend experts. He is founder of the Design Life Network (DLN), a site that promotes inspiring design from all eras on-line and on TV. Gary Inman, a former High Point Market Style Spotter, is an award winning designer of fashion, furniture, fine homes and luxury hotels. He is V.P. of Hospitality with Baskervill, named an Interior Design Top 20 Hospitality Giant for more than a decade, and one of America’s most enduring firms. Baskervill’s luxurious and trend forward designs set the highest standards coast to coast.

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RE:THiNK What You Need to do to Win Customers in the Digital Age

Type: Educational

When: 4pm – 5pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Exhibitor: Retailer Resource Center

Building: Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Retailer Resource Center

Showroom: 1-527

Bustop: 3 (Green Line)

Jennie Gilbert, Retailer Web Services

Independent retailers don’t have time or money to waste trying to adopt the latest retail fads. They need practical advice that is grounded in the way retail consumers shop for the products they sell. Jennie will focus on 11 tactics anyone in home furnishings can implement to beat the competition, no matter their size. Her insight is the result of consumer feedback collected through proprietary research conducted with consumers nationwide. Explore research and supporting examples that will provide you with concrete, data-driven steps to use in your business.

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The Profit Series with John McCloskey and John Egger, Profitability Consulting Group

Type: Educational

When: 5:15pm – 6pm, Mon. Oct. 19

Exhibitor: North American Home Furnishings Association-NAHFA

Building: Plaza Suites, Floor 1

Retailer Resource Center

Showroom: 1st Fl, 1-527 #14

Bustop: 3 (Green Line)

Profit is a beautiful word. Attend this two-part seminar series and learn new ideas with tried-and-true systems to get your entire team thinking PROFIT! This could be your most profitable event at market. John Egger and John McCloskey have helped nearly 1,000 companies increase their bottom lines and he’s ready to help yours.

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Will you be attending any of these? Let us know in the comment section!