ICFA to Move Casual Market Trade Shows to AmericasMart in 2023
The International Casual Furnishings Association has voted to pursue a contract with AmericasMart to host its market events in Atlanta beginning in 2023. The move was approved by by the ICFA Board of Directors in their meeting last week.Three years of partnership with theMART remain in ICFA’s current contract, and the Association intends to conduct business as usual at each Preview Show and Casual Market through September 2022, including the Design Excellence competition and all activities produced at Casual Market Chicago.Joe Pucci, ICFA Chair and President of Great Gatherings, stated, “The Association dedicated more than six months to exploring options for the future of our show – the premier event for outdoor furnishings – and dissecting all the benefits offered in the proposals received.” The two groups will begin to move forward in creating a contract.About The International Casual Furnishings Association: The ICFA, based in High Point, N.C., represents manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives and designers of outdoor furnishings plus suppliers to the industry.
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