A Member of The Trend Curve’s subscriber family contacted me a couple of weeks ago to ask for my must-see list of trade shows. I do have a list of core shows that The Trend Curve would never miss, and I’m sharing them with all of you below:
- Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market
- Atlanta International Area Rug Market
- High Point Furniture Market
- Maison & Objet Paris
- NY Tabletop Market
- ITMA Showtime
I don’t personally attend each of these shows, although I wish I could! I’m grateful for a terrific team of Editorial Correspondents—experts in various fields—who keep track of various categories for The Trend Curve, year after year. If you don’t already know the team, you can click here to meet the regulars.
Each year, I also like to sprinkle in markets that offer a different perspective on categories, or show products that can’t be seen anywhere else. That’s why Showcase Ireland, Hong Kong International Houseware Fair, Hong Kong International Home Textiles Fair, Guimarães Home Fashion Week, NeoCon, Dwell on Design LA, Global Pet Expo, ABC Kids Expo and Maison & Objet Americas were all on our list during 2016. So was the Chelsea Flower Show.
Today I’m scheduling the last of my appointments for the High Point furniture market. I’ll be in High Point from October 20 through October 24. Any Member of The Trend Curve’s subscriber family, who will also be attending the market and would like to say hello in person, can comment on this post to schedule a time to get together. You can also email me, if that’s more convenient. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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