Building on the momentum, buying power and customer partnerships that propelled its successful January Markets, AmericasMart is poised for its next showcase: The Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market and Atlanta International Fine Linen & Home Textiles Market. Set for March 20-22, 2010, this two-in-one Market destination will offer rich product, abundant resources and fresh educational opportunities.
The dynamic product mix spans across permanent showrooms and a complete floor of temporaries, offering retailers excellent variety with signature collections in the Home Furnishings, Home Accents and Fine Linens centers (Building 1, Floors 9-14), the Home, Holiday and Floral center (Building 1, Floors 16-20) and within in the world's largest collection of Gift product (Building 2 and 2WW).
The March event lineup supporting the diverse merchandise mix will feature for the first time a live webinar broadcast, hosted by Ethan Allen and Benjamin Moore. An award-winning forecast, the Benjamin Moore Color Pulse 2011 provides inspiration through reports and insight on color trends and influences. Market attendees will have the opportunity to view the presentation from a live web stream in Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9 on Saturday, March 20 at 2 p.m.
Additional Market event highlights include:
• Home Truths, a panel discussion on the changing face of home design with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles editor Clinton Smith, decorator and owner of Mrs. Howard and Max & Company showrooms in Florida, Georgia and Alabama Phoebe Howard and producer of ThePeakofChic.com design blog Jennifer Boles (Saturday, March 20 at 10 a.m. in Building 1, Floor 14, 14-D-9);
• Social Media 101 Lunch and Learn with Brent Beatty, social media strategist for What's Up Interactive, addressing the best practices approach to effectively growing business through channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs with interactive discussions, examples of how businesses are using social media and tangible steps to engage customers and drive sales (Saturday, March 20 at noon in Building 2, Floor 14, 1405);
• Bringing Decorative Taste to the Holiday Table, a presentation by A Legendary Event's floral director Jeanna Graham and floral designer Flemming Patterson using holiday-themed flowers, décor and tabletop accessories to bring a seasonal style to home decorating and entertaining (Sunday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in Building 1, Floor 19, 19-A-23);
• AmericasMart's Beautiful Bedding, in its second year, displaying luxurious linens for 2010. (All Market, Building 1, Floor 1, lobby corridor).