Published on : Saturday, September 29, 2018
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has released the schedule for its popular educational seminar series for Spring Market, going to be held from April 14 to 18, 2018. The Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) will take place April 14-16, at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal in downtown High Point.
The Design Viewpoints Series sessions are free and open to all interior designers, retailers, and other Market attendees with a valid Spring Market pass. The series will have four thought-provoking seminars led by design industry experts to help one improve business, including how to increase design fees, protect one’s firm, manage clients while growing the business, and balance life’s daily demands from work and home.
Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority, said, “The Design Viewpoints Series has consistently delivered high-quality speakers in a convenient location with relevant, business-focused topics, and we find all of these factors come together to provide quite a valuable resource for designers and others coming to Market.”
Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO, ASID, added, “At ASID, we believe that design impacts lives. In order to create meaningful change in the built environment, designers must first acquire the business knowledge and savvy to sustain growing and resilient firms. We selected the topics for the Design Viewpoints Series to assist the design community in gaining that imperative business acumen. DVS attendees will walk away with useful and actionable information they can begin applying to their design businesses immediately.”
Topics and speakers for the Spring 2018 Design Viewpoints Series include:
• Saturday, April 14
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Who Is Holding Back Your Fees – You or Your Client?
Speaker – Tobi Fairley, ASID, Tobi Fairley Interior Design
• Sunday, April 15
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Protect Your Firm with Quality Legal Contracts
Speaker – Alan M. Siegel, Partner, Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
How to Manage Clients and Cultivate New Business
Speakers – Jennifer Quail, i+D magazine (moderator); John Cialone, ASID, Tom Stringer Design Partners; Courtney McLeod, Right Meets Left Interior Design; Robert Passal, Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design
• Monday, April 16
12– 1 p.m.
Finding a Healthy Balance in Your Daily Demands
Speakers – Tori Mellott, Traditional Home (moderator); Philip Gorrivan, Philip Gorrivan Design; Alexa Hampton, Mark Hampton, LLC and The Mine; Erika Ward, Erika Ward Interiors; Michelle Workman, Michelle Workman Interiors