When the world of wholesale buying and selling comes together at one time and in one place this July the experience can only be AmericasMart and The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market. The world's single-largest home, gift, rug and apparel product collection — extraordinary by every measure — plus all the advantages of a unique global marketplace designed for business and built for buying assure retailers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries an experience beyond comparison.
Leading the line-up for the July 11-18
(Temporaries July 13-17) home and gift market and the July 12-15 rug
market are these signature exclusives:
Greatly expanded HOME product resources, continuing the
category's rapid growth, including:
Global Views' new 13,000 square-foot
flagship corporate showroom housing its complete line of decorative
accessories, lighting, furnishings, wall art, rugs and more on Floor 14
of Building 1.
HD Home, the epitome of furniture and accessory
design, featuring its celebrated juried collection on Floor 1 of
Building 1, with a special preview on Thursday, July 12 from 2 p.m.-6
Expanding GIFT category resources, including:
The expanded WWRD (Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton) showroom,
now featuring a broader and deeper selection of its classic china,
crystal and other tableware lines on Floor 9 of Building 2.
Forty-two new showrooms in Building 2 and Building 2 WestWing
The newly configured corridor on Floor 7
of Building 2 and Building 2 WestWing, giving buyers added ease and
convenience for navigating the campus and finding new product resources.
The inaugural showing of Lovelinks
America, a Denmark-based gift and accessories company, in its first-ever
showroom on Floor 16 of Building 2.
The GOURMET collection in Building 2
WestWing, Floor 8 continues growing to meet the consumer demand for
housewares and home entertaining options: The eight new exhibitors are a
la carte, Art & Cuisine, Bormioli Rocco Glass, Café D Amore, Design
Imports, KAF, Nusteel and Sherry Matthews.
The TEMPORARIES are conveniently located
throughout the campus in designated, easily shopped collections. Among
the highlights for July:
The Made in America collection expands to meet the growing
consumer demand for products produced in the United States. A
reinvigorated Pampered Pets category helps buyers capitalize on the on
the multi-billion dollar pet industry.
AmericasMart delivers a comprehensive
experience of product, education and entertainment during July Market.
Among the business building, informational seminars offered to help
educate and inspire:
Interiors Forecast, Fall and Winter, 2013,
Friday, July 13
Jamie Thomas, trend forecaster, provides a projection of the
design considerations influencing interior décor for both commercial and
residential spaces for Fall and Winter, 2013. Thomas keys on consumer
behaviors and key drivers like color, materials, hardlines, softlines
Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Design with Personality, with Jillian
Harris, Friday, July 13
Join Designer Jillian Harris of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition" as she discusses how design trends and experiences relate to
creating an interior with personality. Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar
Room, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
What to Buy in July: Gift Edition,
Saturday, July 14
Julie Kenney of The Gifting Experts presents her Top 10 Gift
Lists in consumer categories featured at AmericasMart. Building 2
WestWing, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby, 11 a.m.-noon.
Chef Curtis Stone, Cook – Create –
Celebrate, Saturday, July 14
Curtis Stone, Chef and Host of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters," shows
how to whip up some of his favorite dishes. He emphasizes keeping the
process simple. Book sale and signing will follow. Building 2 WestWing,
Floor 8, Demonstration Kitchen, 2-3 p.m.
(A full list of seminars, events, classes and demonstrations is
available online at AmericasMart.com.)
Highlighting Market, the ICON HONORS 2012
celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 14 at the Atlanta Marriott
Marquis. Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m., and the dinner and 2012
Honors Presentation begin at 7:30 p.m. Honors will be presented to home
and gift retailers, manufacturers, sales agents and service providers
from across the industry. Celebrated American comedian, television and
radio personality and author Jeff Foxworthy will take the stage, and
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter guitarist Kenny Loggins will step into
the AmericasMart spotlight as featured musical entertainer. Purchase
tickets and tables at americasmarticonhonors.com.