Surya Design Event to Include Candice Olson, Maxwell Ryan

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HIGH POINT, N.C.-Surya will offer several design and training events as well as trend-right merchandising displays in its showroom under the theme "Be Inspired" during High Point Market later this month.

"Surya continues to raise the bar when it comes to delivering the best showroom experience," said Surya President Satya Tiwari. "This market, we have our strongest line up of events that are both inspiring and informational. We're striving to create an environment where market visitors can preview the newest products while strengthening their product and merchandising knowledge in the company of like-minded peers. Our goal is for all visitors to go back home with relevant information that will make them successful in accessory sales."

The Surya showroom, Showplace 4100, will be open daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Key events include "Solving Your Design Challenges: A Conversation with Candice Olson" on Saturday, April 20 at 1:30 p.m. Interior designer and HGTV host of "Divine Design" and "Candice Tells All" Candice Olson will answer market visitors' questions about the design and merchandising challenges they face. High Point attendees are invited to RSVP for the event and submit their questions by registering at: The top 10 questions will be selected prior to the event. Everyone who submits a chosen question will be invited to speak with Olson at an earlier event and will receive a copy of her latest book, "Favorite Design Challenges."

"Apartment Therapy: 5 Inspirations for Small Spaces" will occur Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m. Author and Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Ryan will share tips for creating impactful rooms where space is a key concern. The first 25 guests will receive autographed copies of his best-selling book, "Big Book of Cool, Small Spaces."

"Retailer Tactics for Maximizing Accessory Sales" will take place Monday, April 22 at  2 p.m. A panel of leading retailers from across the country discuss their views on the home accessory category and share strategies for building a profitable accessory program. Key areas of emphasis will include merchandising, promotion and cross-sell tactics using the Surya toolkit of support materials. Panelists include Ron Werner, president of HW Home; Matt Huber, vice president, merchandising for Belfort Furniture; and Elisa Watson, accessory buyer for Hill Country Holdings (Ashley Furniture).

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HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


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