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New Series Highlights Trends from IMC’s Summer Markets

Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market Trendspotting Powered by Springboard Futures

ATLANTA/ LAS VEGAS – (September 16, 2020) – A new eight-episode video series will summarize style, product and consumer trends revealed at and driven by International Market Centers’ (IMC) summer 2020 gift, home décor and furniture markets. Powered by Springboard Futures, the free series presents actionable trend reports on 11 key categories from the recent Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Markets.

“Identifying new trends is a key element of the market experience,” explains Dorothy Belshaw, IMC Chief Customer and Marketing Officer. “Through our partnership with Springboard Futures we are able to make the directional trends of market accessible both for buyers who joined us in person and those who were not able to attend a market this summer.”

Four videos covering decorative accents, gifts, holiday/seasonal and tabletop and entertaining trends from Atlanta Market will be released beginning on September 16 on An additional four videos covering furniture and accent furnishings, gifts and decorative accessories, floor coverings and wall décor and lighting  from Las Vegas Market will be released starting on September 30 on

“We’re presenting a ‘binge-able’ series that hits on essential perspectives and trends in key categories: overall style direction, hot products and the impact of consumer preferences,” explains Tom Mirabile, principal and founder of Springboard Futures. “Our goal is to give viewers an overview of both market and consumer trends, so they can be prepared to best serve their customers and clients.”

The videos will feature industry experts including Michelle Lamb of The Trend Curve and Bridgetower Media editors-in-chief Allison Zisko and Lenise Willis gathering to discuss and summarize the trends. They are a continuation of IMC’s enhanced digital offerings during the COVID-19 crisis which include virtual programming, online resource libraries, interactive content, ecommerce-integrated product discovery tools and more.

IMC hosts two additional gift, home décor and furniture buying opportunities this year – Fall Design Week (September 21-23, 2020 at AmericasMart) and High Point Market (October 13-21 in IMC’s 17 downtown High Point properties). The next Atlanta Market is January 12-19, 2021 and Las Vegas Market is January 24-28, 2021.

Springboard Futures is a trend services firm, specializing in home, lifestyle and consumer trend insights.  Its directional trend guidance focuses on data-driven and actionable perspectives, revealing the social and economic forces driving today’s marketplace and consumers.

About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information on IMC, visit

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Chelsea Peabody Bohannon, 404-220-2141,

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ATLANTA/HIGH POINT/LAS VEGAS – (June 12, 2020) – International Market Centers (IMC) will host a webinar outlining its Together Safely Master Plan on Wednesday, June 17 at 1pm ET / 10am PT, sharing health and safety protocols for its summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.

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