High Point Market keynote series highlights announced

The High Point Market Authority announces its Keynote Series for Fall Market, October 14 – 18, 2017. This educational series will bring three keynote sessions to High Point Market, each featuring industry celebrities who will share their insights and business-building advice. Teaming up with multiple partners for the series, these sessions seek to enhance a buyer’s Market experience with timely, relevant and forward-thinking topics.

Partnering with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the first Keynote Series session will also be the kick-off to the popular Design Viewpoints Series and will feature the president and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Paula Wallace. Wallace will tell the story of SCAD’s award-winning built environment, illuminating the university’s rise as the world’s preeminent art and design university through the impressive and endlessly unique preservation and design projects undertaken across its global campuses. This session will offer 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU continuing education credits for designers who attend and will take place on Saturday, October 14, at 12 p.m. A complimentary boxed lunch will also be provided.

The second session will also occur on opening day of Fall Market, Saturday, October 14, and will feature the wildly popular founders of Scott Living and HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott. Entrepreneurs, TV personalities and NY Times Best Selling authors, the Scott Brothers will discuss the critical connection between building a global brand while never losing focus on the details. From the launch of their first business at age 7, to the creation of their five top-rated television shows and even the development of their massive Scott Living home goods program, hear directly from the brothers on how their passion for details has been a common thread between all of their personal and professional achievements. The session will begin at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. and a book signing to immediately follow. Sponsored by Scott Living.

The Keynote Series will culminate with the exploration of legendary decorator David Hicks’ design legacy as witnessed by none other than son and daughter, Ashley and India Hicks. For the first time together on stage, Ashley and India will share stories of growing up in the impeccably designed world of their father at home in Oxfordshire, why his trademark use of geometric pattern and color forever changed the English drawing room, and how each has reinterpreted this design legacy through their own unique entrepreneurial vision. Sharp, witty, irreverent, and a bit tricky, the siblings will share insight into the creative force of David Hicks as never heard before. This session will take place on Sunday, October 15, at 2:00 p.m., with a book signing to immediately follow. Doors will open at 1:30pm.

“This Keynote Series line-up offers an immense value for market attendees,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “It has star power, speakers with decades of experience to share and topics that will inspire, encourage and educate each and every person that attends. We are incredibly excited to host these speakers and share these engaging sessions featuring relevant experts with the home furnishings industry.”

All sessions will take place in the High Point Theatre, located in the Transportation Terminal and are open to all market attendees with a valid Fall Market pass. Information about the Keynote Series can also be found at http://www.highpointmarket.org/event/keynote-series