1.AmericasMart Live is back. 2018 brings with a whole new roster of today’s cultural icons and globally celebrated lifestyle experts lead by country music singer, author, actress and chef Trisha Yearwood who will take the Main Stage with an exclusive and intimate Q&A presentation sponsored byIMAX.
AmericasMart LIVE will be the source for up-to-the-minute access to new-and-next ideas throughout the Market. Experts from across the design universe will present live show reports and interviews with tastemakers augmenting pre-recorded content including spotlight videos featuring product, retailers, showrooms and trends broadcasted on the Main Stage, throughout the AmericasMart campus and on its social and digital channels. The mesmerizing Main Stage is the backdrop for thought leaders sharing insights into trends, best practices and entrepreneurship.
Check out this video for a recap of AmericasMart LIVE 2017:
2. A new date pattern.Beginning in July 2018, the July Market will operate on a seven-day schedule. The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market in July 2018 is Tuesday, July 10 – Monday, July 16, 2018 with Temporaries Wednesday, July 11 – Sunday, July 15. Market operating hours will follow a uniform 9 a.m.— 6 p.m. day for all Showrooms and Temporary exhibits.
3. New destinations. The Building 1 Lobby looks a little different with a new Nourison showroom and a reconfigured HD HOME. Creative Co-Op's new showroom give a new heartbeat to The Gardens with its expansive product offerings and new Creative Commons space. The new Body & Soul LUXE on Building 3, Floor 3 brings high-end spa products to the floor. Even more building updates will be announced closer to the Market.
4. The VIP experience. Register to attend the July Market by March 1, 2018 for the chance to win a VIP Market experience including two free hotel nights, a $400 restaurant gift card, UberBLACK transporation, celebrity meet and greets and more. All buyer registrations completed by March 1, 2018 will be entered to win.Read the full contest rules.