Summer Atlanta Market presents a variety of programs and events
Atlanta Market fills the three-building AmericasMart Atlanta campus with 20+ engaging tastemaker presentations, gourmet demonstrations, tours and events over six days during the July 12-18, 2022 buying event.
“Inspiration abounds at the Summer 2022 Market with chances for attendees to explore new opportunities and connect with top tastemakers across gift and home,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer for International Market Centers (IMC). “Programming throughout the AmericasMart campus seamlessly integrates the learning and product discovery experiences that are hallmarks of Atlanta Market.”
Atlanta Market presents programming in three dynamic locations in Summer 2022: the Building 3 atrium, the Jura Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen in Building 2 and the Atlanta Market Seminar Space in Building 1.
Atrium, Building 3 | Events & Programming
The dramatic Building 3 atrium is the main stage this July, hosting a series of engaging tastemaker presentations and the Market Kickoff party.
Market Kickoff Party | July 13, 6:00 p.m.
The Market Kickoff Party, featuring Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Remco’s World of Flowers, Art & Event Design Still Life: Still Alive | July 13, 1:00 pm
Educational programming kicks off with Remco’s World of Flowers, Art & Event Design Still Life: Still Alive, a live floral demonstration presented by Remco Van Vliet, a third generation Dutch master florist and the exclusive floral designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, followed by a meet and greet in the Accent Décor showroom.
New Takes on Traditional Design | July 14, 1:00 p.m.
New Takes on Traditional Design is a panel discussion featuring leading interior design and design entrepreneurs moderated by Architectural Digest Editor Lila Allen.
In Elevate Your Brand with Adam and Tory friends and gift experts Adam Glassman and Tory Johnson share what it takes to make the coveted Oprah’s Favorite Things list and how to land on Good Morning America and The View, plus some of their top picks from Atlanta Market on Friday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m.
The atrium also will host Afternoon Beats, daily entertainment and refreshments, at 3:00 p.m. July 13-15.
Jura Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen, Building 2| Events & Programming
The Jura Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen — in the heart of the gourmet and housewares showroom collection in Building 2, Floor 8 — features both national and local talent.
Chef Brian Malarkey | July 13, 2:00 p.m.
Top Chef finalist, Guy’s Grocery Games participant, cooking competition judge and national restaurateur Chef Brian Malarkey, Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Sip & Savor Modern Mexico with Alma Cocina | July 15, 2:00 p.m.
The food and beverage team from Atlanta favorite Alma Cocina Downtown is presenting a craft cocktail demonstration paired with light bites in Sip & Savor Modern Mexico with Alma Cocina on Friday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m.
GCX: Expo & Education | July 13, 5:30 p.m.
Also in the Jura Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen on Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. is a market-wide meet-up of gourmet and housewares retailers presented as part of the GCX: Expo & Education.
Additional Jura Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen programming is to be announced.
Atlanta Market Seminar Space, Building 1| Events & Programming
The Atlanta Market Seminar space (Building 1, Floor 14) hosts six days of business-building programming for retailers and designers, presented daily at 10:00 a.m.
Multiply and Diversify Your Revenue with Zero Ad Spend | July 12
This program explores leveraging customers’ needs to unlock new revenue streams on Tuesday, July 12.
Retail Tips from the Stars | July 13
Retail Tips from the Stars features some of Home Accent Today’s Retail Stars discussing how to manage customer expectations, recruit and retain motivated employees, shop the markets as consumer demand shifts, and generally thrive in an increasingly competitive retail landscape in a lively conversation moderated by Editor-in-Chief Allison Zisko on Wednesday, July 13.
Conversations with Kelli | July 14
Conversations with Kelli presents Rue’s Editorial Director Kelli Lamb in conversation with HGTV’s Design Star: Next Gen winner, Carmeon Hamilton, about current design trends and a discussion of Lamb’s new book, Home With Rue, with a book giveaway and signing to follow on Thursday, July 14.
WithIt | July 15
WithIt, a women’s leadership development network for the home furnishings industry, presents its first-ever Atlanta Market event, a panel discussion — Wonder Woman and the Power of the Pack — about the challenges women business owners face and empowerment created through support of a “pack.” This event is featuring Vanessa Bruce, vice president of social impact for Juniper by IMC and Curated Home Brands Principal Katrena Grigg in conversation with Dawn Brinson of Media Matters, followed by a speed networking session and lunch on Friday, July 15.
Commerce For Good: The Importance of Values-Based Sourcing | July 16
Commerce For Good: The Importance of Values-Based Sourcing is a panel discussion led by Vanessa Bruce, vice president of social impact for Juniper by IMC, featuring emerging makers discussing the importance of weighing a brands’ ethics and values when sourcing new vendors and products on Saturday, July 16.
Tours and Consultations
Atlanta Market offers three guided opportunities for buyers to learn about its vast product offerings.
- The New Buyer Tour: Temporaries is a tour of Atlanta Market’s 10 temporary exhibit floors led by Marie Knight, senior vice president of Gift & Home Tradeshows at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13.
- Design Services Manager Caroline Russell leads the New Buyer Tour: Home, exploring home décor resources on Thursday, July 14.
- Buyers also can meet with Russell and tour the updated and relocated Design Workspace at the Designer Workspace Grand Re-Opening event on Thursday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Additionally, JD Whitehead, buyer services manager, offers personal consultations for gift buyers, July 12-14, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the Building 2, Floor 8, Buyers Lounge.
Other Events & Programs
In addition to programming, Atlanta Market will present food and beverage amenities, photo opportunities, a vignette of Market Snapshot finalists and other pop-up experiences throughout the market. A full list of Summer 2022 Atlanta Market events is at AtlantaMarket.com/Attend/