Atlanta Area Rug Market goes into the home

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The July Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market boast a wide variety of presentations in 2010 including guest appearances by celebrity chefs and renowned designers, seminars and cooking demonstrations, as well as parties, promotions and giveaways.

The July 2010 Market special guests include:

  • Suzanne Kasler  on Friday, July 16, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-B-1.
    Kasler will explain how time and place inspire each unique project with a behind-the-scenes look into her design process.
  • Jonathan Adler on Friday, July 16, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Building 1, Floor 14, Room 14-D-9. The lead judge on Bravo’s “Top Design” will teach how to keep up with new market trend ideas while staying true to an original point of view.
  • Eddie Ross on Saturday, July 17, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.,  Building 2, Floor 9, Room 939A. Lifestyle expert and blogger will share 15 stylists’ secrets to easy entertaining.
  • Tyler Florence on Saturday, July 17, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.,  Building 2 West Wing Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen. This celebrity chef and restaurateur will be joined by his father Winston to prepare some of the best family inspired recipes.

The Market’s featured event is the inaugural Icon Honors awards celebration with a headlining performance by five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis. Created exclusively by AmericasMart in partnership with the Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) and HFN, ICON Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing.

There is also a comprehensive schedule of educational seminars, events and workshops, featuring hands-on business-building solutions and education. Setting the stage is AmericasMart University (AMU), offering complimentary business classes taught by business professionals. In addition to the 13 courses in the curriculum, AMU will spotlight two keynote addresses. Oliver Blanchard will discuss how social media can increase customer interaction and loyalty on Saturday, July 17, and Kathy Juckett will provide information on how retail can survive in a post-recession world on Sunday, July 18.

Nearly 30 other classes, seminars and workshops are available outside of the AMU program.

For full listings of events, buyers can visit AmericasMart.com or consult the buyers’ guide upon arrival to Market.

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