Atlanta International Area Rug Market Offers Seminars, ORIA Auction

       

       

ATLANTA–Next month, from July 14 to 17, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market will offer retailers and designers not only numerous area rug introductions but also several events and seminars of which to take advantage.

The Area Rug Center, located on floors 3 to 6 in Building One of AmericasMart, continues as the core of than two million square feet of home furnishings product. Next month’s show will include the seminars Mix-Amize Profits with Area Rugs (11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 14, in Building 1, floor 4, Room 4-B-1), during which business consultant Andy Fried will discuss proper pricing tactics and strategies for area rugs;? Demystifying Area Rugs (2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Friday, July 15), a panel discussion with four leading area rug manufacturers; and Knot to be Missed (10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 16), a presentation led by Phil Menendian to help members pass the CRA exam.?

In addition, the Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) CF Rug Auction, which benefits the ORIA Charitable Fund, will take place in Building 1, floor 4, Room 4-B-1. More than 20 rugs were donated by ORIA members for the auction, and all of which are open for bid July 13 through July 15.