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HP Market Introduces ‘The Point’, Foxworthy On-Hand for Welcome

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) will host a ribbon-cutting event to inaugurate its new venue, The Point, on Friday, Apr. 13 at 12:00 p.m. 

TV Show host Jeff Foxworthy, who is launching a licensed line of furnishings at Market, will be on-hand for a special welcome.

The Point is the first freestanding, High Point Market-branded venue created to enhance the buyer experience.

“Survey results indicate that networking and access to actionable information for building their businesses are top factors in the buyer’s decision to attend Market, in addition to sourcing new products,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “We invite attendees to maximize their travel investment by visiting The Point to learn and to make valuable connections.”

The Point is open daily to all Market attendees with a valid Spring Market pass. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sat. -Tue., closing early on Wed., April 18. Market Advisors will be on hand to offer one-on-one consultations to attendees in need of information or support. Market-goers are encouraged to drop in for events, or to utilize the lounge area.

Gourmet coffee and organic juice bars will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 am. The schedule of events and programming changes daily, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with roundtable discussions focused on industry-relevant topics by well-known experts.

The full listing of programs and events for The Point is located in the Tips and Insights section of the High Point Market website:

From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, the Parson’s Table will offer a homemade lunch service, coinciding with the Fashion Snoops Innovation Square schedule.

Fashion Snoops Innovation Square celebrates innovation in design with unique activations and demonstrations daily, Sat. - Tue., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The afternoons will feature a mix of programming including celebrity meet and greet events and industry mixers.  Visitors may enjoy friendly therapy dogs via Crypton’s Pooch Pop-Up on Saturday and Sunday.

For networking purposes, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) welcomes all to their member meet-up on Fri., and the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN) will host a mixer in The Point on Sat. Celebrity licensees Drew and Jonathan Scott of Scott Living, Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka Home, and Donny Osmond of Donny Osmond Home will all make appearances in to meet and greet with Market attendees.

The Point will also host a book signing event for authors Amy Flurry, Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke on Monday afternoon.

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