This July, the gift and home furnishings market welcomes buyers and exhibitors to AmericasMart for The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (July 10 – 17, 2013) and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market (July 11 – 14, 2013).

Innovative, on trend and buyer friendly

The product selection slated for the 2013 July Market is better than ever. A unique world of new product awaits first-time and returning buyers in new, updated and expanded showrooms and temporaries in one easy-to-navigate campus with more than 7 million square feet of exhibition space.

Two new temporary categories debut at the July 2013 Market. Gardens LUXE and Tabletop LUXE are juried collections of high-end product. They will be located in the lobby areas immediately outside the exhibit halls of Building 2.

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The Made in America temporary collection continues to be one of AmericasMart’s strongest and most requested Temporary collections. It returns to the July Market on Floor 2 of Building 3.

Building on the groundbreaking success introduced at the January 2013 Market, the integration of HOME and RUG collections in Building 1 provides buyers with a more extensive product selection that is more in line with the way they shop, making it easier to source a full array of home furnishings, home décor and rug options in one product center.

Buyers at the July market also will enjoy increased wireless connectivity enabled by AmericasMart’s partnership with Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless customers at the Market gain the additional advantage of accessing the 4G network via a large variety of Verizon-powered devices. Specified floors of each building and connecting bridges are wi-fi enabled for a nominal fee either per day or for the entire Market.

Dynamic, educational and inspiring speakers

As part of the preferred Market experience, AmericasMart presents an extensive list of speakers and educational opportunities that feature celebrity designers, home décor tastemakers, celebrated chefs and business leaders.

Highlights include:

  • Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers present “Champagne Dreams on a Beer Budget” Thursday, July 11. These business savvy brothers discuss how to spend money where it counts and how to search for the best pricing on products.
  • Residential, commercial and landscape architect John Gidding, host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, presents “Maximize Curb Appeal in Minimal Space” Friday, July 12. Gidding shares tips and tricks for boosting the curb appeal of an outdoor space regardless of its size.

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  • Three of the South’s top interior designer and bloggers Haskell Harris, Jamie Meares and Lindsey Coral Harper present “Styling in the South” Friday, July 12. These tastemakers discuss staying true to their Southern roots and how that affects their design perspective.
  • Stylist Emily Henderson, winner of HGTV’s Design Star, presents “Make Your Tabletop Pop” Saturday, July 13. Henderson shares the latest trends in tabletop accessories and teaches how to incorporate home accents and furnishings to complete the overall look of a room.

A full list of seminars, events, classes and demonstrations is available online at

Honoring industry leadres: ICON HONORS 2013

The centerpiece of the July Market, AmericasMart celebrates professional achievements at the most important and anticipated night in the gift and home industry, ICON HONORS 2013.

The ICON HONORS 2013 celebration will be Thursday, July 11 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, just blocks from AmericasMart. Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m., and the dinner and 2013 Honors Presentation begin at 7:30 p.m. Honors will be presented to home and gift retailers, manufacturers, sales agents and service providers from across the industry. Tickets and tables can be purchased at