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Fall Atlanta Market Features Education, Amenities Alongside 400+ Showrooms
The Fall Market at AmericasMart Atlanta provides home and gift buyers with three-days of tailored education, amenities and events alongside more than 400 showroom resources, market organizers said this week.
The market takes place Sept. 19-21.
“Fall Market is the perfect time for designers and retailers to come together not only to learn about upcoming trends in design but also to source and shop,” said Dorothy Belshaw, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “We are looking forward to another incredible season of education and order writing with the industry at AmericasMart Atlanta.”
Fall Market education will take place as “Lunch and Learn” seminars Monday through Wednesday, with lunch at 11:30 and education at 12 noon, in the Building 1, Floor 14 Seminar Space. The sessions, which will address social media algorithms, design coaching, and turning key challenges in your business to wins, are brought to Fall Market by JuniperMarket.
An entertaining and interactive game show opens the event schedule on opening day of market. On Monday, Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. IMC’s first-ever Fall Market Gameshow will be an educational and interactive panel over lunch.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Paula Ersly, head of social strategy at Acadia, will present Social Media: How to Beat the Algorithm. This session will cover strategies to outsmart social media apps and remain in control of the audiences that see and engage with brands online.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Gail Doby, business coach and consultant, will present How to Build an Amazing Team in a Competitive Market. The session will address expectations of prospective hires; when, who and why to hire; and mistakes to avoid when hiring. The seminar will conclude with a Q&A session.
Buyers and suppliers can mingle and celebrate with the industry over light bites and crafty cocktails at the Fall Market Celebration, Monday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. in the newly renovated Designer Workspace, located in Building 1, Floor 15.
Buyers can enjoy daily amenities during Fall Market, beginning with cappuccinos and iced coffee by Café Fwi in the Building 2 lobby from 9 – 11 a.m. Additionally, retailers and designers can relax and network over Bourbon Slushies in The Gardens on Monday from 2 – 4 p.m., Cookies & Milk in Building 1, Floor 16, on Tuesday from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and Petite Fall Desserts in Building 2, Floor 17, on Wednesday from 3 – 4 p.m.
Fall Market at AmericasMart Atlanta is being held in partnership with Discover ADAC at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center for the fourth consecutive year. The two design-focused markets will offer top-of-the-line product selections from leading home décor, lifestyle, furniture and rug brands, providing attendees access to AmericasMart’s more than 400 Open Year-Round showrooms as well as ADAC’s more than 65 showrooms.
Buyers at the Southeast’s premier dual-venue design destination can draw inspiration from unique “Behind the Windows” vignettes showcasing the exclusive and complementary design resources available across both venues. The two coordinated vignettes will be merchandised and curated by leading Atlanta interior designer, Lia Shin of C+H Interiors. To facilitate cross-campus sourcing and shopping, IMC will operate free shuttles between AmericasMart and ADAC on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wed. September 21.
Additionally, participants in Fall Market will have access to complimentary parking in the American Cancer Society lot, directly across the street from AmericasMart Atlanta, throughout the duration of the design event.