What’s a vendor to do?  How can they show new product?  How can they find new customers?  High Point Market has been moved twice.  Home Fashions Week didn’t happen. The next date for ICFF is May 2021.  NY Now in August is doubtful.  Even if shows go on, will buyers come?

This week saw a flurry of press releases about upcoming online events.  Rather than Walking the Market, Rug News andDesign will try to attend at least one event a day and report.  Below is a schedule we know of so far:

April 29 – IMC/High Point – 1:00-1:30 PM.  Trend Watch Part 1 – Meadow

April 30 – IMC/Americasmart – 11:00-12:00 AM – Color & Transformation for Home Furnishings

April 30 – IMC/High Point – 2:00 – 3:00 PM – How COVID-19 is Impacting Mattress Retail Landscape

April 30 – IMC/Americasmart – 1:00-2:00 PM – Design’s Roll in a Healthy Home

April 30 – IMC/High Point – 2:00 – 3:00 PM – How COVID-19 is Impacting Mattress Retail Landscape

April 30 – IMC/Ameriasmart – 3:00-4:00 PM – Gourmet Insider

May 1 – Unique Loom – 12:00 PM – Yoga @ Home

May 1 – IMC/Americasmart – 12:00 – 1:00 PM Two’s Compay – Retailers’ Virtual Town Hall

May 5 – NOURISON – 1:00 PM EST — Spring Virtual Market Live Kick-off Event
with special guest Kathy Ireland

May 6 – NOURISON – 1:00 PM EST –  – Live Event – Area Rug Trends, Innovative designs,
Best-sellers for every price point

May 7 – NOURISON – 1:00 PM EST – Live Event – Calvin Klein Rug Highlights, Home Accessories new styles & trends by Mina Victory, Craftworks Custom Rugs

May 7 – NOURISON – 4:00 PM EST —  Cocktail Hour with Customer Conversations

May 11 – NOURISON  – 12:PM EST — Designer Chat with Shay Geyer
Instagram LIVE

May 12 – NOURISON – 12 PM EST Designer Chat with Francis Toumbakaris
on Instagram LIVE

May 13 – NOURISON – 12 PM Designer Chat with Beth Diana Smith
on Instagram LIVE

May 14 – NOURISON – Dealer Chat on Instagram LIVE