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Design Campus Live returns to Atlanta

The January 2016 edition of AmericasMart Atlanta will see Design Campus Live return with an extended programme

Design Campus Live returns to AmericasMart® Atlanta in January 2016 with an expanded summit featuring educational presentations, networking events and guided showroom tours. The now three-day event , set for January 15-17, will be held in connection with The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms: January 12-19, Temporaries: January 14-18).

“We’re excited to welcome the participants in Design Campus Live back to Atlanta,” says Mark Furlet, senior vice president, Leasing for AmericasMart. “It’s a valuable opportunity for the design community to learn and grow in their field while experiencing the first major home furnishings market of the year.”

Hosted by internationally recognized celebrity interior designers Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis, the popular three-day summit caters to architects, interior designers and landscape architects sourcing product from AmericasMart’s expansive home furnishings, home accents and outdoor living collections.

“Design Campus Live is ecstatic to return to Atlanta for our next summit,” says Ellis. “Working with AmericasMart allows us to connect with a great group of designers who are not just from the South but across the nation.”

Day one of the summit features guided showroom tours, led by celebrity designers and top bloggers that will provide exclusive access to product specifiers and informative introductions from company principals.

“AmericasMart has so many exciting design resources,” adds Dennis. “The additional day in our Design Campus Live schedule gives us the time to showcase these must-see showrooms and offer more educational opportunities with an expanded speaker schedule to our summit attendees.”

Days two and three of the event focus on education with 11 expert speakers and design icons taking the stage at AmericasMart to discuss topics such as: licensing, architectural and landscape elements, Instagram and iphoneography, accessorizing with art, trends and more. Some speakers already confirmed are Bill Indursky, Henry Lien, Susan Brinson, William T. Baker, William T. Smith and Stacy Garcia.

Participation in the summit is by registration only with registration fees paid directly to Design Campus Live. Included in the three-day attendance package is the welcome cocktail party hosted by Noir Furniture, three hosted lunches and finale networking event. Early-bird registration is open, and tickets are on sale for $399. Attendees can use the coupon code AMART100 for a $100 discount. For more information, please visit

Design Campus Live is the nation's premier training resource and ongoing communication forum for interior designers, architects and landscape designers. Design Campus Live provides the architecture and design community the opportunity to learn from industry experts through hundreds of training videos and educational articles, find resources on how to succeed in the architectural and design business and connect with thousands of design professionals in niche industries. Live Summits are available at select trade shows throughout the United States. For more information, visit For more information on upcoming Live Summits, visit

AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and as many as 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 10,300 temporary exhibiting companies. ICON HONORS, the home and gift industry’s most celebrated recognition program, is produced and staged annually by AmericasMart.

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