The High Point Market Authority (HPMA)  has partnered again with Esteem Media to develop a Design Bloggers Tour for the 2018 Spring Market, April 14 – 18  It is now accepting submissions from bloggers and social media influencers interested in being considered for the tour and sponsorship inquiries from interested exhibitors.

The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour will bring a group of ten (10) design bloggers to High Point Market for 2 full days of tours in sponsoring showrooms.  Participating bloggers will visit each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45 minute presentation and tour. The tour will kick off on Sunday, April 15, and conclude on Monday, April 16.

 “This program just keeps getting better and better. From the reach of participating bloggers to the quality of the content produced to the immersive experience provided by exhibitors during the tours, it’s something I’m proud to be a part of,” commented Japko. “This unique project is a natural extension of our Design Bloggers Conference project, designed to promote quality online design content and community building. It’s a thrilling program which benefits all involved, with both participating bloggers and exhibitors receiving great exposure.”

“Without a doubt, this was my best market experience yet, and it’s all thanks to the Design Bloggers Tour,” commented Anne Sage of  “There’s definitely something to be said for getting the VIP treatment wherever you go! Not only did we gain unparalleled access to brands and their marketing reps — which made for some amazing relationship-building opportunities that I wouldn’t otherwise have had — but we also got the inside scoop from several designers themselves (Receiving a personal tour of the Tomlinson showroom with Barry Dixon was a dream come true!). Most importantly, I got to see market not only through my eyes but through the eyes of my fellow design bloggers, leading me to gain a new appreciation for trends and inspiration that I may not have noticed on my own. Plus, we had so much fun together! I cannot recommend the experience highly enough!”

Esteem Media, founded by Adam Japko, produces the Design Bloggers Conference each year.

Exhibitors interested in learning more about this program and its sponsorship opportunities can email [email protected]. The sponsorship deadline for this program is Thursday, March 1, 2018.