Marietta, Ga.—Market Maker Events (MME) is moving forward with its regional Flooring Markets for the first quarter of 2021, and registration is now open. The decision to hold an in-person event was based on a combination of factors, the show said, including exhibitor and retail attendee surveys showing support for the event as well as strict measures show management plans to put in place to ensure the safety of all involved.
“We fully intend to host our in-person regional markets,” said Lori Kisner, managing partner of MME. “The majority of exhibitors and attendees can drive to our markets, and as long as we’re able to bring our industry together for these extraordinary events safely, we will. We’re talking with our exhibitors and attendees every day, and I can confidently say our industry is ready to move forward. We would like to thank all of our exhibitors that are committed to supporting our industry and answering our buyers needs by exhibiting in our regional markets.”
The dates for the respective events are as follows:
- Southwest Flooring Market: Jan. 7-8, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Register for Southwest here.
- Southeast Flooring Market: Jan. 28-29, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta
Register for Southeast here.
- Mississippi Coast Market: Feb. 25-26, Mississippi Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, Miss.
Register for Gulf Coast here.
To facilitate a safe environment and to manage traffic flow and physical distancing, attendees and exhibitors are required to pre-register for the 2021 Flooring Markets. All badges will be pre-printed and mailed prior to market to the primary contact for your company. Attendees must be pre-registered within 15 days of market in order to receive their credentials in advance.
Staggered arrival times
In order to aid in safe physical distancing, we are now requiring all attendees to register for a specific arrival time. Arrival times will be on the hour and are meant to spread traffic more evenly across the 2-day market.
To view COVID-19 safety measures, click here.