AmericasMart releases lineup for January markets
November 6, 2009,
Atlanta – The AmericasMart here is gearing up for two of its biggest biannual markets – the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market – coming up in January.
To support these two events, the AmericasMart will host several special events, celebrity appearances and educational programming. They include:
The AmericasMart University (AMU) Social Media Day, featuring keynote address by Erik Qualman, author of “Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business,” with breakout sessions and classes following in the new AMU social media curriculum;The January 2010 Market Gala at the High Museum of Art, celebrating the John Portman: Art and Architecture exhibition;Presentations by a lineup of culinary celebrities, including Alton Brown, Tyler Florence and Virginia Willis, in the mart’s Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen;A series of presentations by designers Thom Filicia, Brad Ford, Kathryn Ireland and others at the mart’s HOME section;The America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards (AMCA), sponsored by Architectural Digest, honoring the industry’s top manufactures and designers of area rugs and carpets from around the world;Museum of Introductions (MOI) gallery, featuring the most innovative and design-driven area rugs and carpets.
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