AmericasMart Live, a new multimedia market experience that connects today’s cultural icons and lifestyle experts with AmericasMart’s international community of buyers and sellers, premieres July 11 in Atlanta.
Celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus kicks off a series of events that are the highlight of the July 2017 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market programming.
His keynote, “Nate Berkus By Design, A Conversation about Finding Your Signature Style, and Thriving in Today’s Design World,” is scheduled for Thursday, July 13. Having started his eponymous design firm, Nate Berkus Associates, at the age of 24, Berkus’ design philosophy remains the same as it was 20 years ago: your home should tell your story, what you love collected and assembled in one place. This philosophy continues to shape every design project, product collection and television makeover, from the “Oprah Winfrey Show” to his new his new show on TLC, “Nate and Jeremiah By Design.”
In a rapidly changing design landscape, where does evolution and innovation need to take place, and what stays the same? In this keynote, Berkus will discuss the philosophy that catapulted his success, how to find your signature style, and why we can and should disrupt conventional design in order to flourish.
Digital media visionary Erik Qualman speaks about “Disruptive Innovation” on Friday, July 14.What technologies are emerging? Merging? How do I harness the power of Socialnomics? Qualman explores which innovative trends are cutting edge and which are bleeding edge to ensure your organization is not only on the correct path, but ahead of the curve. Most importantly, he explores how to infuse more disruption and innovation into your business.
AmericasMart Live programming informs and educates retailers and designers about the trends and innovations they need to grow their businesses. Additional speakers will be announced.
Live Show Reports
Brian Patrick Flynn, Carley Knobloch, Jenny Heinzen York and Patti Carpenter present live show reports and interviews with tastemakers airing between demos, thought leader presentations, and spotlight videos featuring product, retailers, showrooms and trends broadcast throughout the AmericasMart campus and on its digital and social networks.
The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market runs Tuesday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 18. Temporaries are open Thursday, July 13 – Monday, July 17. More information is online.