Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 International Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market

The anticipation is over, buyers and exhibitors are finally traveling south this week for The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® at AmericasMart®Atlanta . This year’s attendees will have the chance to view 2,500 exhibiting companies across 34 product categories for AmericasMart’s most expansive collection to date. The International Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market kicked off on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and goes through Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

In preparation for this year’s market, AmericasMart and parent company AMC, Inc., partnered with Verizon Wireless to create a fully functional wireless communications environment, allowing attendees to easily access the Internet on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

President and chief operating officer of AMC Jeffrey Portman spoke with the editors at Home Furnishings News to share his excitement for the advancement, and that more will be done to adapt to the opportunities technological innovations provide in the business environment.

“We are working on several opportunities to enhance the AmericasMart market experience, plus other new advancements to come, all resulting from this strategic technology investment,” said Portman.

More news to be excited about this week are new product lines and first time exhibitors! One first-time exhibitor at AmericasMart is Pelican Reef, Panama Jack’s outdoor manufacturer, who will be showcasing its 2013 line. Celebrating a return to AmericasMart is C. Jeré by Artisan House, who will introduce 30 pieces of artwork for walls, floors and tabletops.

Check out the complete directory of exhibitors attending The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market here

On top of featuring exhibitors’ new lines for 2013, the market will be hosting some fabulous events! A few must-do events for this week will be a Timeless Interiors book sale and signing with author Kathryn Ireland; the “Decorating from Top to Bottom” event with Kenneth Brown of HGTV’s Redesign; and “In the Kitchen with Adam Richman” with Travel Channel’s star of Man vs. Food Adam Richman.

View the entire schedule of market events here.

If you’re attending this year’s market, AmericasMart is also full of January market promotions, so be sure to check out which exhibitors are promoting unbeatable market offers during your visit by clicking here.

For a complete list of market dates and hours please see below:

Permanent Showrooms:

Wednesday, Jan. 9 – Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 11 – Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Temporary Exhibitors:

Friday, Jan. 11 – Monday, Jan. 14, 2013: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

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