October 4, 2019
Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market offers enhancements for 2020
The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market kicks off International Market Centers’ (IMC) 2020 trade show year with an exciting week of new product introductions, new showroom presentations and an engaging line up of tastemaker events, educational seminars and industry celebrations. The Winter 2020 market presents more than 8,000 brands and runs from Jan. 14-21, 2020, at AmericasMart Atlanta.
“The 2020 Winter Market in Atlanta sets the tone for IMC’s trade show year,” said Bob Maricich, chairman and CEO for IMC. “With a reimagined marketplace, star-studded programming and trendsetting introductions by our exhibitors, this market launches a year of not-to-be-missed events.”
Winter 2020 ushers in updates across the Atlanta market’s more than 1,000 home décor and gift permanent showrooms and 3,300 temporary exhibits.
The Atlanta NEXT campaign, which in its First Phase sees a re-merchandising of the home décor and open-year-round showrooms at AmericasMart, sparks momentum for an expected 75 plus campus-wide new, expanded and relocated showrooms. The Home Décor resources, including lighting, accent furniture, rugs, wall décor, casual furniture, linens and more, are presented in 300 showrooms on 12 floors. The Gift Collection features 19 floors of gift and specialty categories such as Gourmet & Housewares, Tabletop & Gift, The Gardens, Children’s World and Seasonal/Gift in more than 700 showrooms.
The Temporaries run from Jan. 15-19 and will present more than 30 merchandise neighborhoods. Of note is six expanded LUXE categories driven by the Winter Market debut of Boutique LUXE. Additionally, 2020 marks the first Winter Market appearance of the rebranded Outdoor Living and Seasonal/Gift categories which launched in July.
Show Programming and Amenities
Winter 2020 programming adds additional excitement to the market, most notably highlighted by the first-ever staging of Gift for Life’s Party for Life fundraiser in connection with the Atlanta market. The celebration takes place Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Fernbank Museum.
The Shop the Show program returns in January for a fourth season with five influencers who will update buyers on top trends as they explore the market, share their shopping experiences and connect with designers and retailers at demonstrations and events. Trend predictions and Q&As with the influencers will be shared on the markets’ social media channels and blog as planning tools for attendees.
The market’s signature programming ranges from presentations by celebrity chefs and tastemakers to business experts sharing actionable tips and more. It also celebrates the launch of Sherwin-William’s Color of the Year with an industry party decked out in the trendsetting hue.
For more information, visit AmericasMart.com.