Nov 21, 2023
Winter 2024 Atlanta Market reveals education, events schedule

Winter 2024 Atlanta Market features four days of education and events with nearly 20 tastemaker presentations, keynote seminars, celebrations and amenities planned for the Jan. 16-22 market.

Atlanta Market’s winter 2024 programming combines industry education with the chance to connect and collaborate through market celebrations,” said Karen Olson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of ANDMORE. “These specially curated events perfectly complement the abundant sourcing opportunities available in January, making this market the can’t-miss event of the season.”

Thought Leadership

Seven educational seminars and panels invite Atlanta Market attendees to think outside of the box at the top of the buying year.

The Atrium on Floor 2 of Building 3 features three keynote presentations from retail mavens and moguls. Anita Desai, Head of Industry at TikTok, discusses the rise of digital commerce as a tool for storytelling and community in Discovery to Purchase in a Digital World on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. Craig Conover takes the stage for Fireside Chat with Craig Conover, as the Southern Charm star and cofounder of Sewing Down South discusses industry insights, followed by a book signing, on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. Closing the Atrium keynote series is Austin W. Bunch, as he details the process for successful selling in Train Your Staff to Support Your Company on Friday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m., also followed by a book signing.

Additional education focuses on innovation and staying relevant in the design sphere. Furniture, Lighting & Décor presents Beyond the Backyard, moderated by editor-in-chief, Diane Falvey to disover outdoor space configuration on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 2:30 p.m. The Ultimate Visual Branding Crash Course covers the key components that make up a visual brand and how to stand out with Kaila Piepkow, founder of Dox Design, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 2:30 p.m. Ginger Curtis presents Neuroaesthetics: A Beautiful Conversation on the intersection between design and emotion on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 2:30 p.m. The Luxe Interiors + Design Ahead of the Curve Panel acts as an exclusive preview of the new and next in home design and décor on Friday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m. These sessions are presented in the Seminar Space in Building 1, Floor 14.

All sessions at Atlanta Market are free and open to all attendees.

Light Bites in the Demonstration Kitchen

Three interactive cooking demonstrations showcase top tastemakers in the JURA Demonstration Kitchen on Building 2, Floor 8.

Antoni Porowski of the Netflix series, Queer Eye, visits the kitchen on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 2:30 p.m. in Cooking Demo with Antoni Porowski. Chef Joseph Nguyen of O-Ku Sushi in Atlanta serves up traditional sushi fare on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 2:30 p.m. A Gift for Life Cooking Demo will showcase recipes from Chef Jose Andres’ new World Central Kitchen Cookbook, on Friday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m. Atlanta Market attendees who donate at least $20 to World Central Kitchen’s crisis-related hunger relief efforts are automatically entered for a chance to win an autographed copy of the cookbook.

Dig Deeper with AmericasMart Tours

AmericasMart’s ample exhibit space breeds curiosity among the new-to-market. In January, buyers are offered the opportunity to explore campus in special guided tours of key destinations.

Join Marie Knight, ANDMORE’s vice president of gift and home trade shows leads Buyer Tour: Temporaries to discover nine floors of Temporaries at Atlanta Market on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m.

Paula Cox, ANDMORE marketing manager – Casual, leads Buyer Tour: Casual/Outdoor Furnishings, led by, for an hourlong tour of casual furniture resources on five floors in Building 1 on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Celebrate Market Week

Atlanta Market presents its signature parties and amenities to welcome the industry back for another season of inspired sourcing, according to ANDMORE.

The celebrations commence with the Market Kickoff Party on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. The welcome party features complementary drinks, a DJ and light bites in Building 3 on the opening day of the Temporaries. Buyers can enjoy the Café Fwi Cappuccino Bar in the Designer Workspace on Building 1, Floor 15, Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Afternoon Beats returns Thursday, Jan.18 – Saturday, Jan. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Building 3 Atrium.


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