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HPMA Accepting Submissions/Sponsorships for Fall Market Design Bloggers Tour

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) in partnership with Esteem Media is developing the Design Bloggers Tour for the 2018 Fall Market, Oct. 13-17, and is now accepting submissions from bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered for the tour, as well as sponsorship inquiries from interested exhibitors.   

The Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of 10 leading design bloggers to High Point Market for two days of tours in sponsoring showrooms. Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45-minute presentation and tour.

The tour will kick off on Sunday, Oct. 14, and end on Monday, Oct. 15.

Esteem Media, founded by Adam Japko, produces the Design Bloggers Conference, now called the Design Influencers Conference (

“This program just keeps getting better and better. From the reach of participating bloggers to the quality of the content produced to the immersive experience provided by exhibitors during the tours, it’s something I’m proud to be a part of,” commented Japko. “This unique project is a natural extension of our conference, designed to promote quality online design content and community building. It’s a thrilling program which benefits all involved, with both participating bloggers and exhibitors receiving great exposure.”

“Being a part of the Design Bloggers Tour was the best way to see High Point Market for the first time,” said Ivonne Ronderos of DKOR Interiors.  “We were able to target specific vendors that really valued our presence and get to know more in depth about their brands. High Point Market is spread out throughout buildings and different locations and being a part of the tour helped us to get oriented and plan better for our next trip. Not only was the show an unexpected array of fantastic vendors but the friendships we developed during our time together were priceless. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.”

Submissions are now being accepted from design bloggers and social media influencers. The form will be available at until Tuesday, July 10.

Exhibitors interested in learning more about the program and its sponsorship opportunities can email The sponsorship deadline for this program is Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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