CEU Shines This September  

More educational offerings than ever before

By Christina O’Flaherty

From nationally recognized design tastemakers to cooking and lifestyle gurus, July Market was full of unmatched learning opportunities—including a number of CEU-credited events.

As AmericasMart continues to expand the benefits of attending markets throughout the year in Atlanta, the influx of CEU seminars highlights a greater movement towards an experience designed around retailers and designers.

“We’re creating a destination for design in Atlanta, and bringing even more offerings to the table during the upcoming Fall Design Week” says Sarah Mount, AmericasMart executive director of home, gift & rug marketing. “From designer-focused programming and CEU courses to networking, parties, and leading lines—it’s everything designers and buyers need to set themselves up for success this fall.”

Fall Design Week Featuring Atlanta Gourmet & Gift, September 19 – 23, 2016, will continue this movement and feature even more learning opportunities anchored with CEU accreditation. All conferences that have an IDCEC approval number are recognized for CEU credit by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council and participating associations which include ASID, IIDA and IDC. Credits are easy to earn by simply attending approved Fall Design Week seminars. Just look for the CEU designation in your printed event calendar, online, or in your AmericasMart app.

What’s in store for September

September is truly one stop! On top of top product sourcing for your store or clients, delicious foodie events and festive parties, learn new tricks of the trade straight from leaders of the industry. Here’s a sampling of exciting CEU seminars being held:


Wednesday, September 21

Noon  |  Building 1, Floor 1, Event Hall

A Salute to Southern Style: The Essence of Southern Design & Hospitality, Followed by The Art of Southern Living Book Signing (0.1 CEU)

Featuring the Region’s Most Celebrated Design Tastemakers: Lisa Mende (Charlotte, NC), Meredith Ellis (Austin, TX), Traci Zeller (Charlotte, NC), Paige Sumblin Schnell (Rosemary Beach, FL) and Jennifer Boles (Atlanta, GA)

Five nationally recognized talents, who individually embody the best of the region’s design sensibility, will share the definitive styles and influences that continue to capture a well-lived Southern lifestyle. See what inspires these celebrated design tastemakers, along with their favorite new twists in interiors, entertaining and true Southern hospitality.


Thursday, September 22

10 a.m.  |  Building 1, Floor 1, Event Hall

Weddings-ish: Connecting with Millennials & Capturing the New Bridal Market (0.1 CEU)

Presented by Jove Meyer, Brooklyn-Based Wedding Planner, Designer and Podcaster, and Jesi Haack, LA-Based Event Planner

Passion, product, price, and personality are the new filters to grasp when connecting with today’s bridal customers. In this fun session, learn about the transformative hallmarks of today’s weddings and Pinterest-worthy designs that speak to millennials—including tips on personalization, signature installations, and fresh décor.


Thursday, September 22

Noon  |  Building 1, Floor 1, Event Hall

2017 Trend Forecast: A Tour of Lifestyle, Interiors & Fashion Influences to Know in the Year Ahead (0.1 CEU)

Presented by Ali Lind, Senior Trend Consultant for WGSN

Fresh off the heels of Fall New York Fashion Week, get a one-hour tour of the hottest looks, colors, patterns and trends for women’s and menswear from the Summer/Spring 2017 runway shows. Straight from WGSN—the world’s top trend authority—get a front row seat to see how high fashion will inspire and translate into home interiors and accessories.

Ready to plan your visit? Register for Fall Design Week, taking place Monday,  September 19 – Friday, September 23, 2016, and visit AmericasMart.com/Events for details on these events and many more.

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