Market Maker Events (MME) is moving forward with their annual, regional Flooring Markets for the first quarter of 2021 and registration is now open.
“The majority of exhibitors and attendees can drive to our markets, and as long as we’re able to bring our industry together for these extraordinary events safely, we will,” says Lori Kisner, managing partner. “We’re talking with our exhibitors and attendees everyday, and I can confidently say that our industry is ready to move forward. A survey sent to retailers showed an overwhelming response in support of having our 2021 events as scheduled.”
“In today’s climate and changing environment, regional trade shows are the only thing that makes sense,” says Tim Gilmore, southeast regional vice president of Southwind Carpet & Hard Surface. “Dealers can still see what’s new and exciting without the hassle of airplanes and hotels. They can come in, spend the day and go home, knowing they’ve gotten as much accomplished for a lot less money, time and exposure and be ready for the Spring selling season when they need it, ready to go and continue on the path to recovery.”
Health and safety has been a critical component of planning the 2021 events. The MME team is working diligently with convention center executives, vendors, and state and local authorities to design the in-person experience. A preparedness plan with comprehensive health and safety guidelines and protocols will provide attendees with the safest experience possible.
To facilitate a safe environment and to manage traffic flow and physical distancing, attendees and exhibitors are required to pre-register for the 2021 Flooring Markets. All badges will be pre-printed and mailed prior to market to the primary contact for your company. Attendees must be pre-registered within 15 days of market in order to receive their credentials in advance.
Staggered Arrival Times
In order to aid in safe physical distancing, we are now requiring all attendees to register for a specific arrival time. Arrival times will be on the hour and are meant to spread traffic more evenly across the 2-day market.
Registration for the 2021 Flooring Markets is complimentary.
2021 Market Dates
Southwest Flooring Market (SWFM)
January 7-8, 2021
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Southeast Flooring Market (SEFM)
January 28-29, 2021
Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA
Gulf Coast Flooring Market (GCFM)
February 25-26, 2021
MS Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, MS