HIGH POINT — With just a little over a week to go until the opening of the October High Point Market, 70% of active exhibitor profiles have confirmed their doors will be open for the event.
To see which showrooms have confirmed they will be open, attendees can visit the exhibitor section of the High Point Market website and look for “Confirmed Open” on an exhibitor’s profile. Attendees can also use the “Confirmed Open for Fall 2020 Market” filter.
During the market, the High Point Market app will list only exhibitors who have confirmed they will be open.
“Due to the recent increase in consumer demand for home furnishings, we are not surprised by this strong showing of open showrooms,” said Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “We expect buyers in attendance will be ready to do business when they get here, and we’re pleased there will be plenty of open showrooms to welcome them.
“The industry shared with us early on in this planning cycle they greatly needed this in-person buying opportunity. We have worked tirelessly to create a plan that would allow such to happen within the current health and safety guidelines outlined by health officials.”
Even though a few exhibitors have yet to indicate their fall market status, while 128 permanent exhibitors have shared they will not be open.
The market is set to kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and end on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The nine-day show will operate with a multitude of safety measures in place to align with the current health guidelines from the CDC and the State of North Carolina.