HIGH POINT — Due to ongoing impacts, government restrictions and economic difficulties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Point Market Authority has cancelled the spring 2020 High Point Market.
The next High Point Market is scheduled for Oct. 17-21, 2020.
Originally set for April, the Market Authority previously postponed the market until June, allowing for the possibility that conditions would improve in time for the show to occur.
“While our hope was that restrictions enacted in March would improve the situation enough to allow for a June show, it is clear now that recovery will take longer than originally projected,” said Dudley Moore Jr., chairman of the High Point Market Authority’s board of directors and president of Otto & Moore.
“It was an incredibly difficult decision, but cancellation is the most prudent course of action given the current circumstances and was unanimously approved by our executive committee,” said Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “We now set our sights towards fall market.”
HPMA officials will continue with plans to promote spring product introductions through a variety of digital channels, including a special website section, articles, e-newsletters, social media posts and webinars. It also is working with industry partners to develop programs and resources to assist in information sharing.
Major buildings and individual showrooms that are positioned to welcome buyers during non-market times may open for appointments at some point over the summer, once government regulations allow the buildings to reopen.
Online registration for fall market will open in mid-July.