The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market kicks off the tradeshow year for International Market Centers (IMC) with 360+ new, expanded and relocated showrooms and temporaries among its 1,000+ showrooms and 3,300+ temporaries.
Highlighted by nearly 50 events, seminars and celebrations, the market is January 14-21, 2020 at AmericasMart® Atlanta.
“The energy and scale of the Winter Atlanta market are extraordinary,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “Our updates to the buying experience – including repositioned categories, expanded event offerings and new trend sharing – make the market even more important for the region’s top retailers and designers.”
IMC’s Atlanta NEXT initiative, which sees the transformation of AmericasMart through capital investments and strategic remerchandising of resources, has yielded 20 new, expanded, and relocated home décor showrooms in connection with the repositioning and expansion of Open Year Round home décor resources to five contiguous floors (11-15) in Building 1.
The updated showrooms – including industry leaders Antique Curiosities, Caracole, Elk Lighting, Forty West Designs, Inc., Go Home, Jeffan International, Leftbank Art and Mainly Baskets – open in January 2020, and will present a more cohesive buying experience at the market and throughout the year as part of the AmericasMart Open Year Round design resources. In total, AmericasMart has 12 floors of home décor product with more than 300 showrooms showing lighting, accent furniture, rugs, wall décor, casual furniture, linens and more.
Excitement for the January 2020 market also expands the gift offerings with 41 new, expanded, and relocated showrooms among its 700 total gift showrooms featuring gift and specialty categories such as Gourmet & Housewares, Tabletop & Gift, The Gardens, Children’s World and Seasonal / Gift resources. The most recent new showrooms include Balsam Hill (artificial Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands), B.I.A. Corporation (stoneware, porcelain dinnerware and bakeware plus home décor), Blueoco (waterproof products, lifestyle bags, coolers, backpacks and more), Doles Orchard (wooden gift boxes, ornaments, and other keepsakes), Jennifer Benson Glass Art (fused glass art and artisan pieces), Kendrick Home (hardwood signs), Picnic at Ascot (elegant picnic products), s.a.l.t. sisters (food products including unrefined sea salt, cane sugars, seasoning rubs, vanilla infusion kits, natural herb blends, dip blends and teas), SuperMoss (handmade natural decorative materials), TDQ Industries (housewares), Victorinox (makers of the original Swiss Army Knife plus cutlery, travel gear and watches) and Yoder’s Outdoor Living (lawn and porch furniture). The latest expansions and relocations include those by 1818 Farms, Azzure, Collins Painting, Deck the Halls Ya’ll, Garden Iron & More, Kay Berry, Lux Fragrance, Nora Fleming, Noelta, Printed Canvas, R Squared, Tizo Designs, Urban Trends and WOLF.
Noticeable in the temporaries are many vendors and products from the state of Georgia.
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market adds 300 new exhibitors to its 3,300 temporary gift and home exhibitors, presented January 15-19, 2020 in 32 distinct product neighborhoods across the three-building campus. Of note in January is growth in four specialty categories: On Trend Gifts doubles to 90 booths; Gourmet Foods features an expanded Georgia Grown Pavilion of more than 30 booths.
For the Winter 2020 staging of The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, showrooms are open Tuesday, January 14 – Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m (select showrooms are open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17) and temporaries are open Wednesday, January 15 – Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.