The Driving Force of the Home Furnishings Industry
The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year.
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.
12 Million Square Feet of Showspace
75,000 Attendees Each Market
More Than 2000 Exhibitors
100+ Countries Represented
Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International
High Point Market is by every measure the world’s largest and most important home furnishings show. More than 12 million square feet of exhibit space house some 2,000 manufacturers’ showrooms in downtown High Point, North Carolina, where 75,000 industry professionals gather every spring and fall to buy, learn, and network. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of such a remarkable event?
Before you can participate, you have to find showroom space. Because High Point Market has grown organically from its humble beginnings in the early 20th Century, showrooms occupy a number of buildings throughout downtown. Streamlined transportation and logistics make it easy and convenient to shop all Market buildings. So it comes down to finding the right location for you.
Choosing the right showroom starts with a few simple questions: Temporary or permanent space? Big budget or more modest? What are your product categories? Since buyers like to explore Market efficiently, you’ll see more traffic exhibiting in a venue with other manufacturers whose style categories/price points complement yours.
Showroom size, lease terms, etc., are handled by each venue. But you can begin your search right here. http://exhibitor.highpointmarket.org/leasing-guide
High Point Market encompasses more than 160 unique addresses where exhibitors set up to sell their products. Further, there are over 110 owners of these buildings. Some are small single tenant facilities, others house hundreds of showrooms on multiple floors. Most of the exhibit space is permanent, in that the exhibitor occupies and pays rent for that space all year long. Less than 10% is temporary space which the exhibitor occupies the duration of one Market only.
One company, International Market Centers (IMC), owns and operates approximately 60% of all High Point Market real estate, comprising 14 buildings. Included in this real estate is 99% of the temporary space. All leasing inquiries should be directed to the building owner’s leasing agent.
View Maps here: http://www.highpointmarket.org/plan-your-trip/maps