High Point Market announces fall market Keynote Series

SCAD president, Scott Brothers and Hicks Siblings will speak

HIGH POINT — Paula Wallace, president of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Scott Brothers, and the children of legendary decorator David Hicks will headline the High Point Market Authority’s Keynote Series for the Oct. 14-18 fall market.

During the three keynote sessions, the industry celebrities will share their insights and business-building advice. Teaming up with multiple partners for the series, these sessions seek to enhance a buyer’s Market experience with timely, relevant and forward-thinking topics.

paula wallacePartnering with the American Society of Interior Designers, the first Keynote Series session also will kick-off to the Design Viewpoints Series and will feature the president and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design Paula Wallace. Wallace will tell the story of SCAD’s award-winning environment, illuminating the university’s rise as a preeminent art and design university through the impressive and endlessly unique preservation and design projects undertaken across its global campuses. This session will offer 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU continuing education credits for designers who attend and will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at noon. A complimentary boxed lunch also will be provided.

scott brothersThe second session also takes place Saturday, Oct. 14, and will feature the popular founders of Scott Living and HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott. Entrepreneurs, TV personalities and New York Times best-selling authors, the Scott Brothers will discuss the critical connection between building a global brand while never losing focus on the details. From the launch of their first business at age 7, to the creation of their five top-rated television shows and even the development of their massive Scott Living home goods program, hear directly from the brothers on how their passion for details has been a common thread between all of their personal and professional achievements. The session will begin at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. and a book signing to immediately follow. Scott Living is sponsor.

Ashley and India HicksAshley and India Hicks
The Keynote Series will culminate with the exploration of David Hicks’ design legacy as witnessed by his son and daughter, Ashley and India Hicks. For the first time together on stage, Ashley and India will share stories of growing up in the impeccably designed world of their father at home in Oxfordshire, why his trademark use of geometric pattern and color changed the English drawing room, and how each has reinterpreted this design legacy through their own unique entrepreneurial vision. Sharp, witty, irreverent, and a bit tricky, the siblings will share insight into the creative force of David Hicks. This session will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., with a book signing to immediately follow. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

“This Keynote Series line-up offers an immense value for market attendees,” said Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “It has star power, speakers with decades of experience to share and topics that will inspire, encourage and educate each and every person that attends. We are incredibly excited to host these speakers and share these engaging sessions featuring relevant experts with the home furnishings industry.”

All sessions will take place in the High Point Theatre, located in the Transportation Terminal and are open to all market attendees with a valid Fall Market pass. Information about the Keynote Series can also be found here.

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