ITA Showtime announces market event schedule

New programs added

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The ITA Showtime home textiles market has set its event schedule and new hours for this year’s show, June 4-7.

The show now opens at 10 a.m. on Sun., June 4, and closes at noon on Wed., June

A number of educational and social events are planned for this year’s market.

The first presentation, “Trends Mean Business,” Mon., June 5, 10 a.m., features Michelle Lamb from The Trend Curve. The newest hues expected to be in play over the next 2-3 years will be unveiled, pointing out which families are trending up and which ones are in decline.

“Leather in Today’s World” will be held on Mon., June 5 at 2 p.m. Whitney Tinsley, from Moore & Giles, will talk about the leather industry and its history, how leather is made and leather sourcing.

All presentations will take place on the top floor of the Suites at Market Square in space 1-1016.

International Market Centers will sponsor the International Pavilions reception from 4- 6 p.m. on Mon., June 5, and Tues., June 6, at Market Square showrooms 204 and 240. Attendees can enjoy drinks and meet new sources, and qualify future partners and suppliers.

On Mon., June 5, ITA will host the Showtime Tailgate from 6-9 p.m. at the Market Square Courtyard. There will be live music, craft beer, farm-to-table eats and corn hole. The event is open to all buyers and ITA members.

On Tues., June 6, ITA will host “Tuesday in the Suites” from 2-6 p.m. at SMS 1-736. Market attendees are invited to enjoy the ice cream bar and Happy Hour with live music, beginning at 4 p.m.

All educational sessions and social events are free. For more information, visit


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