Comprehensive Programming At IMC’s Atlanta Fall Design Events

  •    Author: Mike Jasfer

Fall Design Week Programming Panel discussion at Fall Design Week.

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that it will present four days of programming at its Atlanta design events – Fall Design Week at AmericasMart® Atlanta (September 23-25, 2019) and DISCOVER ADAC at ADAC in Buckhead (September 24-26, 2019). Together, the sister design destinations present 33 seminars, tours, gatherings and celebrations at their inaugural cooperative staging.“This first-time coordination of AmericasMart and ADAC’s fall events presents an unmatched opportunity for the design and retail industry to explore new ideas, new opportunities and new product,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC chief marketing and digital officer. “The complementary programming is part of IMC’s Atlanta NEXT initiative, which includes strategic coordination between AmericasMart Atlanta and ADAC to present the Southeast’s dual-venue, comprehensive design destination.”Educational programming includes both inspirational presentations and actionable business seminars. Tastemaker Q&As include Timothy Corrigan, Lisa Fine, Jesse and Mara Miller, Matthew Quinn, Jean Stoffer, Madeline Stuart, Joni Vanderslice and more. Business-building topics include “Top Holiday Marketing Tips for Small Business,” “Staging to Sell: What Every Designer Should Know,” the Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast 2020 and more.Editors from more than a dozen top regional and national publications including AD Pro, Architectural Digest, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, The Atlantan, Business of Home, FLOWER, Garden & Gun, House Beautiful, Luxe Interiors + Design, MILIEU, Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta and New York Magazine also make appearances at the markets. Atlanta Magazine’s HOME launches its Fall issue at a kickoff party on Monday, September 23. MILIEU marks its first-annual list of “Seekers” –  independent thinkers who have the ability to make changes in the world of design – with a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 25.Connecting the campuses is the new “Directions in Design Vignette Exhibition,” with top-trending products from both destinations, designed by Steve McKenzie. Inspired by the ever-changing retail and design landscape, the vignettes demonstrate how designers and retailers can incorporate product from both centers. McKenzie – whose experience includes design and retail – shares his inspiration for the vignette and conducts a tour of favorite AmericasMart showrooms on Monday, September 23.IMC will operate a shuttle between the campuses Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25, allowing attendees to easily visit both campuses for corresponding events and experiences.A full calendar of events follows this release. Fall Design Week events are available at DISCOVER ADAC events are available at
About Fall Design Week: Fall Design Week is September 23-25, 2019. The three-day buying, educational and networking event for designers and retailers features merchandise showcased in AmericasMart’s Open Year-Round campus including showrooms across the home décor, gift and seasonal collections. For more information, visit DISCOVER ADAC: Once a year, DISCOVER ADAC connects a national audience of design authorities, enthusiasts, and media to explore new perspectives and the future of the creative world. Join a series of guest speakers that are noted interior designers, creative visionaries, and more for a full program spanning keynote presentations, salon-style talks, book signings, product launches, cocktail sip and strolls, and pop-up shops. DISCOVER ADAC is September 24-26, 2019. For more information visit #DISCOVERADAC. About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information, visit

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