ATLANTA – April 4, 2023 – Registration is now open for the inaugural Casual Market Atlanta, to be staged July 10-13, 2023, at AmericasMart Atlanta in an all-new outdoor furnishings destination featuring some 50+ showrooms and 100+ temporary exhibits. Hallmarks of the Casual Market experience including the International Casual Furnishings Association’s (ICFA) annual Awards Gala and charitable giving opportunities, plus new educational and networking opportunities will enhance the market experience for buyers and sellers alike.
“After years of envisioning, planning and building, Casual Market Atlanta is coming to fruition,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Centers (IMC) CEO. “We look forward to welcoming Casual Market exhibitors and attendees to Atlanta as we embark together on a new era for the industry.”
“All attendees should take the time now to quickly pre-register for what promises to be an exceptional presentation of outstanding products for outdoor living,” added Jackie Hirschhaut, executive director of the ICFA. “I think that casual furnishings buyers will be very impressed by this sparkling new showcase of outdoor furniture and accessories.”
All-New Sourcing Experience
Casual Market Atlanta buyers will discover the latest in outdoor furnishings, accessories, fabrics and more in a purpose-built destination in AmericasMart Building 1. Resources from industry leaders and innovative newcomers including Agio, Castelle, Lloyd Flanders, Polywood, Summer Classics, Telescope Casual Furniture and many more are presented on six contiguous floors. Nearly 50 permanent showrooms are on Floors 2-5 complemented by 100+ temporary exhibitors on Floors 6 and 7. A full list of exhibitors is available at CasualMarketAtlanta.com/showroom-exhibitor-listing.
Overlap with Atlanta Market, also staged at AmericasMart, offers new opportunities for Casual Market Atlanta participants. Buyers have easy access to some 6,000 complementary furnishings, gift, lifestyle, seasonal, housewares and gourmet lines. Brands can connect with tens of thousands of retailers from across the US and around the world visiting the July 11-17, 2023 buying event. A full list of Atlanta Market exhibitors is available at AtlantaMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory.
Maricich adds, “The co-location of Casual Market Atlanta and Atlanta Market offer unmatched, business-building opportunities for buyers and sellers. Easy access to synergistic product categories fosters exploration, new connections and new possibilities.”
A variety of activities will inform and entertain participants at the inaugural Casual Market Atlanta.
Longtime ICFA events are set to continue in Atlanta. The “ICFA Awards Gala” and “Pink Out” fundraising for City of Hope are Tuesday, July 11 and “ICFA Annual Meeting” on July 12. Additionally, the industry will come together to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the ICFA at the “ICFA 65th Birthday Bash” on July 10, the first night of Casual Market Atlanta.
New events add to the excitement of Casual Market Atlanta. The hour-long “New Buyer Welcome and Tour” helps to acclimate buyers to the AmericasMart campus in two sessions on July 10 and 11. “Outdoor Living with Vern Yip” features the celebrity interior designer leading a discussion on trends and new product introductions on July 11. Complete information and registration are available at CasualMarketAtlanta.com/events.
Registration for Casual Market Atlanta is open now at CasualMarketAtlanta.com. Buyers are encouraged to take advantage of special benefits including guaranteed lowest hotel rates, airline discounts and free shuttles offered by Casual Market Atlanta, available at CasualMarketAtlanta.com/travel. As an added benefit, Casual Market Atlanta badges provide free access to the concurrent Atlanta Market also at AmericasMart.
For Casual Market Atlanta, showrooms are open Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and temporary exhibits are open Monday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 12, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Permanent showrooms will remain open through Monday, July 17 for the duration of Atlanta Market.
Casual Market Atlanta is a refreshed and reenergized outdoor and casual living trade show presented by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA). Casual Market Atlanta is held in a dynamic new casual furnishings and outdoor furniture destination featuring six full floors of permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits at AmericasMart Atlanta. CasualMarketAtlanta.com
About ICFA: The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA), based in High Point, N.C., represents manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives and designers of outdoor furnishings plus suppliers to the industry. www.ifcanet.org
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. Our premium showroom spaces spanning more than 20 million square feet in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, paired with our digital tools connect the wholesale industries we serve. IMCenters.com
Cathy Steel, IMC, 203.340.9251 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Hirschhaut, ICFA, 336.881.1016 or Jackie@ICFAnet.org