Actress, author, and designer Diane Keaton will deliver the first keynote presentation of this fall’s High Point Market – the world’s largest international home furnishings biannual trade show – on Sat., Oct. 19.
Keaton will share how a passion for interior design led the Academy Award winner to launch Keaton Industries, and to the debut of her industrial-chic lighting collection with Aidan Gray, a Market exhibitor. A book signing event follows her address.
The talk is one of three in the trade show’s biannual Keynote Series, managed by the High Point Market Authority (HPMA), which is open to media, furnishings buyers and professional interior designers with registered passes.
On Sun., Oct. 20, best-selling author, Forbes Top 100 Digital Influencer, and motivational speaker Erik Qualman expounds on the topic of ‘Socialnomics,’ a term he coined to describe new business opportunities in the digital age. A book signing follows the talk sponsored by Synchrony, in partnership with the Home Furnishings Assn. (HFA).
Closing the series, on Mon., Oct. 21, a panel of TV-celebrity designers, including Hilary Farr, Libby Langdon, and Mikel Welch, will take the stage to illustrate the brand-building power of TV for growing revenue. Evette Rios is the moderator.
The Keynote Series aims to enhance the High Point Market attendee experience with informative, relevant and inspiring content. All events take place at 3 p.m. in the High Point Theatre.