Published on : Friday, September 28, 2018
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has again partnered with Soft Design Lab for the production of a new buyer tour for Spring Market, April 22-26, 2017. Developed with the intent of bringing new buyers to Market, the tour will include a multi-day schedule of showroom visits, educational events and networking opportunities, designed to provide participants with a multi-faceted, comprehensive view of the millions of square footage that is High Point Market.
Returning for its fifth 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 dedicated to providing advanced education on soft furnishings design and business. The 6-day, 5-night tour is geared towards those new to Market or who haven’t been within the past few years. Including four star accommodations, private luncheons and dinners, a multitude of showroom presentations, a daily educational schedule and a plethora of social and networking events, the tour provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to Market.
Maddy Warner of MW Interiors joined the tour for Fall Market 2016. Sharing his experience, he said, “Being my first time at High Point Market, I knew that it would be very overwhelming. Soft Design Lab puts together a package that pretty much holds your hand and handles all the planning and knows all the top manufacturers. The VIP #HPMKT Experience was the best decision I ever made!”
Soft Design Lab is an online base camp and creative community dedicated to providing advanced education on soft furnishings design and business to designers and manufacturers. Founded by leading industry experts Jackie Von Tobel and Deb Barrett, Soft Design Lab builds a bridge between designers and manufacturers to highlight new product, emerging trends, and starts the conversation to promote better communication and profitable relationships.