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New Buyer Tour Set for Fall HP Market

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and Soft Design Lab are partnering again to produce a new buyer tour for the Fall Market taking place Oct. 14-18.

Focused on attracting new buyers to Market, the tour will include a multi-day schedule of showroom visits, educational events and networking opportunities developed to provide a comprehensive view of all that is High Point Market.

Returning for it’s sixth market, The VIP #HPMKT Experience is produced and hosted by industry experts Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel of Soft Design Lab, an online base camp and creative community that provides advanced education on soft furnishings design and business.

The 6-day, 5-night tour is designed for those who are new to Market or who haven’t attended for a while and includes four-star accommodations, private lunches and dinners, multiple showroom presentations, a daily educational schedule and many social and networking events.

Elizabeth MacPhail of Liz MacPhail Interiors, who joined the tour for the Spring 2017 Market said, “What a whirlwind…I’m inspired, challenged to think about my business differently, full of new and diverse resources and armed with connections with other women in the business to help challenge and encourage each other.”

Mary Crane of Mary Crane Interiors, who also participated in the Spring 2017 tour, added, “It surpassed my expectations by a mile; I’ll be on a ‘High Point’ high for days!”

Additional information and registration details can be found at

Those interested in following the tour’s experience during the Market can do so through Soft Design Lab’s social media channels and via the “#hpmktVIPtour” hashtag.

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