Shop & Learn with Area Rugs this July

Loloi-showroomAmericasMart® Atlanta is the number one resource for the area rug industry, featuring the nation’s largest collection of handmade, machine-made, new and antique area rugs in every style at every price point under one roof.

Beyond product and presentation, AmericasMart strives to provide a comprehensive experience for all buyers and exhibitors. As part of an overall commitment to helping retailers and exhibitors grow and develop better business skills, The Education Center continues to provide highly specialized, radically different and non-traditional learning opportunities.

Here’s what we have on tap for July: 

THURSDAY, JULY 14

MIX-AMIZE PROFITS WITH AREA RUGS
TIME: 11 A.M. – NOON
LOCATION: BUILDING 1, FLOOR 4, ROOM 4-B-1

Don’t want to charge too much for your product but still want to make a profit? Join Andy Fried, Business Consultant at Kennesaw State University, for an educational seminar. In this class, you’ll learn pricing tactics and strategies for area rugs that increase profits and are easy as one, two, three! Fried has more than enough experience – 25 years to be exact – to be considered a “business guru.” His knowledge in the financial and retail sectors are sure to give you the right advice you need to maximize your profits.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

DEMYSTIFYING AREA RUGS
TIME: 2:30-3:30 P.M.
LOCATION: BUILDING 1, FLOOR 4, ROOM 4-B-1

Do you know the difference between a handmade rug and one that is machine made? Can you tell the difference between an Oushak and a Kilim? How do you know how if the price is right on your area rug? Think of this session as an “area rug 101” class. AmericasMart will provide you with all the info, including proper content, terminology and pricing structures. This panel discussion, made up of four of the world’s biggest area rug manufacturers, will ease your mind as you glide into area rug professionalism.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

DESIGN SHOWCASE TOUR WITH CHIP WADE
TIME: 1:30-2:30 P.M.
LOCATION: BUILDING 1, FLOOR 1, LOBBY VIGNETTE

For those who are crazy about HGTV, we’ve got the right tour guide for you! Chip Wade, known as the carpenter on the Atlanta team of Designed to Sell, will lead you through the Home center to preview themed design showcases using area rugs as inspiration. Wade’s passion for design and the execution of large-scale remodels make him the perfect inspiration to show how to set the tone for your entire design concept in any room. Wade will also highlight many Home center showrooms, where you can find rugs, furnishings and accents to polish off the look.

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