AmericasMart is launching a series of enhancements across its 7.1 million-square-foot-campus in preparation for 2015’s Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (Showrooms: Tuesday, January 6 – Tuesday, January 13; Temporaries: Thursday, January 8 – Monday, January 12).
Centerpiece of the Home & Design collection on Floor 15 in Building 1 will be the new Designer Workspace created to accommodate the on-site client consultation needs of designers at Market and in daily non-Market attendance. The Designer Workspace is a 6,000-square-foot space where designers can review product specifications sourced from exhibitors, develop working design sketches and study product details. The January 2015 opening of the Floor 15 Home & Design collection expands the Market’s comprehensive home furnishings product mix through the addition of more than 100,000 square feet of space created expressly for design-led furniture, lighting and home accents.
A new Floor 6 bridge between the Home & Rug collection in Building 1 and the Gift collection in Building 2 completes yet another path through all three AmericasMart buildings— ending in the permanent Immediate Resources collection on Floor 7 in Building 3. Complementing the new bridge is an update to the Floor 6 elevator lobby, matching it to those on Floor 4 and Floor 5.
The new Café on Floor 14 in Building 2 allows buyers to stay in the building during their Market breaks. The café is open daily for breakfast and lunch during the Market.
The January 2015 Markets also set the launch of new lead retrieval services. Offered to both permanent and temporary exhibitors, the devices offer quick badge scanning, easy lead qualifying and note taking, and organized follow up.
AmericasMart also continues to update the AmericasMart app, launched at the January 2014 Market. The app delivers an enhanced customer experience by making it easier for buyers to discover and explore new and existing exhibitors, categories, lines and products and to make note of Market events and promotions. Available on iTunes and Google Play, it allows buyers to browse exhibitors by floor map or in a list, and enables them to record favorite lines and categories, and to plan, organize and manage Market details to optimize their AmericasMart visit. Supporting the app is free Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the three-building campus.