November 29, 2021
Atlanta Market offers business education sessions this winter

Atlanta Market is offering retailers and designers a series of seven at-market educational sessions – including the proprietary Ahead of the Curve East Coast edition – and live culinary demonstrations presented Jan. 11-18, 2022 at AmericasMart Atlanta.

“Atlanta Market is eagerly anticipating the engaging conversations, hands-on learning and delightful aromas that only come from in-person market programming,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and customer officer for International Market Centers (IMC). “As we resume in-person programming, we are amplifying the interactive elements to allow attendees to fully engage in a way they have not been able to for two years.”

Education Sessions

Atlanta Market’s four business education sessions include the East Coast Edition of IMC’s Ahead of the Curve trend discussion, social media workshops and tips for using digital tools presented by IMC’s new JuniperMarket.

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve | East Coast Edition features Evan Millard of Modern Remains in Nashville;; Ashley Ross of Muse Noir Interiors in Charlotte; Lia Shin of C+H Interiors, CW Design House and Habitat by Lia Shin in Atlanta; and April Tomlin of April Tomlin Interiors in Nashville in conversation about emerging design trends and new product inspirations with Luxe Interiors + Design’s Southeast Homes Editor Kate Abney on Friday, Jan. 14.

Digital Tools

The new JuniperMarket explores how the right tools can simplify wholesale buying in Bringing Your Business Digital – It’s Easier Than You Think on Thursday, Jan. 13. Two social media workshops are Five Smartphone Photo Tips to Elevate Your Brand with instruction on composition and lighting strategy plus app recommendations on Wednesday, Jan. 12 and Five Methods to Grow Your Instagram Following with tips for making social media more strategic and less stressful on Jan. 15. These programs are offered at 10:00 a.m. in the Building 1, Floor 14 Seminar Space.

Demonstration Kitchen

The JURA Demonstration Kitchen is buzzing for Winter 2022 with three culinary experts creating new dishes for retailers to learn to prepare in their stores. Prolific cookbook author and Italian food expert Chef Mary Ann Esposito celebrates the 30th season of her Ciao Italia cooking show with a live demonstration In the Kitchen with Mary Ann Esposito presented by Gourmet Business on Jan. 15. Chef Palak Patel, owner of Dash & Chutney in Atlanta prepares vegan versions of classic dishes in Go Beyond: A Twist on Street Food from South Asia on Jan. 12. Chef Nick Leahy, founder of The Usual in Atlanta, presents the perfect warm meal to soothe the soul using local ingredients in Wintertime Comfort Food: Rye Gnocchi with Spiced Braised Short Rib on Jan. 13. These events are at 2:00 p.m. in the JURA Demonstration Kitchen in Building 2, Floor 8. Additionally, Gourmet Catalog hosts a meet and greet for members and all market attendees in the JURA Demonstration Kitchen on Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Market attendees are invited to fete the launch of the new JuniperMarket, a new fully multi-line B2B e-commerce marketplace powered by IMC. at the Market Kickoff Party Hosted by JuniperMarket at 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 12 in the Building 3, Floor 2 atrium. The B2B digital wholesale marketplace also hosts daily Afternoon Beats happy hours at 4:00 p.m. in the atrium Jan. 13-15.

Additional in-person experiences are at-market installations including a vignette of Market Snapshot finalists in Building 1, Floor 1; and Instagrammable moments throughout Buildings 1, 2 and 3.

A full list of market events is available at

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