Fall Market Offers Curated Education, Events and Sourcing


Fall Market is at AmericasMart Atlanta September 19-21, 2022

ATLANTA – August 29, 2022 – International Market Centers (IMC’s) Fall Market provides home and gift buyers with three-days of tailored education, amenities and events alongside 400+ showroom resources, September 19 – 21 at AmericasMart Atlanta.

“Fall Market is the perfect time for designers and retailers to come together not only to learn about upcoming trends in design but also to source and shop,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC chief marketing and digital officer. “We are looking forward to another incredible season of education and order writing with the industry at AmericasMart Atlanta.”

Fall Market at AmericasMart

Three days of education

Fall Market education will take place as “Lunch and Learn” seminars Monday through Wednesday, with lunch at 11:30 and education at 12 noon, in the Building 1, Floor 14 Seminar Space. The sessions, which will address social media algorithms, design coaching, and turning key challenges in your business to wins, are brought to Fall Market by JuniperMarket.

An entertaining and interactive game show opens the event schedule on opening day of market. On Monday, September 19 at 12 p.m. IMC’s first-ever Fall Market Gameshow will be an educational and interactive panel over lunch.

On Tuesday, September 20, Paula Ersly, Head of Social Strategy at Acadia, will present Social Media: How to Beat the Algorithm. This session will cover strategies to outsmart social media apps and remain in control of the audiences that see and engage with brands online.

On Wednesday, September 21, Gail Doby, Business Coach and Consultant, will present How to Build an Amazing Team in a Competitive Market. The session will address expectations of prospective hires; when, who and why to hire; and mistakes to avoid when hiring. The seminar will conclude with a Q&A session.

Fall Market events

Buyers and suppliers can mingle and celebrate with the industry over light bites and crafty cocktails at the Fall Market Celebration, Monday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the newly renovated Designer Workspace, located in Building 1, Floor 15.

Amenities return for Fall Market

Buyers can enjoy daily amenities during Fall Market, beginning with cappuccinos and iced coffee by Café Fwi in the Building 2 lobby from 9 – 11 a.m. Additionally, retailers and designers can relax and network over Bourbon Slushies in The Gardens on Monday from 2 – 4 p.m., Cookies & Milk in Building 1, Floor 16, on Tuesday from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and Petite Fall Desserts in Building 2, Floor 17, on Wednesday from 3 – 4 p.m.

Dual venue design destination resources

Fall Market at AmericasMart Atlanta is being held in partnership with DISCOVER ADAC at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center for the fourth consecutive year. The two design-focused markets will offer top-of-the-line product selections from leading home décor, lifestyle, furniture and rug brands, providing attendees access to AmericasMart’s 400+ Open Year Round showrooms as well as ADAC’s 65+ showrooms.

Buyers at the Southeast’s premier dual-venue design destination can draw inspiration from unique “Behind the Windows” vignettes showcasing the exclusive and complementary design resources available across both venues. The two coordinated vignettes will be merchandised and curated by leading Atlanta interior designer, Lia Shin of C+H Interiors. To facilitate cross-campus sourcing and shopping, IMC will operate free shuttles between AmericasMart and ADAC on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21.

Additionally, participants in Fall Market will have access to complimentary parking in the American Cancer Society lot, directly across the street from AmericasMart Atlanta, throughout the duration of the design event.

Fall Market runs Monday, September 19, through Wednesday, September 21, from 10a.m.- 4p.m., at AmericasMart Atlanta. The three-day buying, educational and networking event for designers and retailers allows those in the design industry to visit AmericasMart and learn more about design while shopping the biggest upcoming trends. Merchandise is showcased in AmericasMart’s 400+ Open Year Round showrooms with nearly 2,000 lines in home décor, lifestyle, gift and apparel. For more information, visit https://www.americasmart.com/Markets/Fall-Market.

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. From September 20-22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience the evolution of design with inspirational talks, book signings, product launches, and more from design experts and luxury brands. Explore how groundbreaking businesses and purveyors of style reinterpret the essential elements of luxury as we enter a new era of design. Registration opens Aug. 9. Join the conversation @adacatlanta with #DISCOVERADAC. ADAC is open daily to trade and consumers – visit the website to plan a visit. For more information, visit https://adacatlanta.com/discover-adac.

About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.

About ADAC: Built over 60 years ago by renowned architect and developer John Portman in the prestigious Buckhead community of Atlanta, ADAC is a community-focused, nationally recognized leader in the world of interior design and home fashion, serving as the essential one-stop shopping resource for interior designers, architects, and builders. In November 2018, ADAC was acquired by International Market Centers (IMC) and parent company Blackstone, the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. The ADAC campus consists of ADAC and ADAC WEST with more than 550,000 square feet with over 65 showrooms offering 1,200 of the industry’s finest product lines including furniture, fabric, rugs, lighting, accessories, floor and wall coverings, antiques, fine art and framing, kitchens, bath, tile and stone, and home theater products. Likewise, ADAC’s extensive services include custom designs such as framing, electronic systems, faux finishing, and draperies. To learn more, visit www.adacatlanta.com. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Media Contacts

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