Casual Market Atlanta Ready for Debut
ATLANTA – June 29, 2023
Casual Market Atlanta is ready for its debut at AmericasMart Atlanta, July 10-13, 2023, with 150+ exhibitors and a full slate of seminars, tours and celebrations welcoming buyers to the summer launch.
“We are proud to welcome the casual furniture and outdoor furnishings industry to AmericasMart for the first-ever Casual Market Atlanta,” said Bob Maricich, ANDMORE CEO. “Buyers and suppliers coming to this inaugural event will find an expansive, shoppable marketplace complemented by top-notch programming and events to make the Atlanta launch a memorable one.”
ANDMORE and ICFA team prepare for the July 2023 debut of Casual Market Atlanta. (L-R) Bob Maricich, ANDMORE CEO, Michele Morris ICFA Director of Operations, Jackie Hirschhaut, ICFA Executive Director, Jill Ford, ANDMORE VP Leasing, and Ryan Mahoney, ANDMORE Senior VP Leasing – Furniture.
Brand New Sourcing Destination
Casual Market Atlanta offers the latest in outdoor furnishings, accessories, fabrics and more from industry leaders and innovative newcomers in a purpose-built destination presented on six floors of AmericasMart Building 1. Some 50+ permanent showrooms are housed on floors 2-5, and 100+ temporary exhibitors are located on floors 6 and 7.
Eight recent additions to the showroom roster are: Elaine Smith Inc. (outdoor pillows), Hanamint Corp. (sand-cast aluminum furniture), Lane Venture (luxury outdoor furniture), Patio Renaissance (aluminum outdoor furniture), Plank & Hide (outdoor lifestyle and indoor entertainment furniture), Sunvilla Corp. (outdoor furniture), Treasure Garden (shade products) and TUUCI (shade products).
A full list of Casual Market Atlanta exhibitors is available at CasualMarketAtlanta.com/showroom-exhibitor-listing.
“The International Casual Furnishings Association is excited for all buyers and designers to take in the outstanding showroom displays of the newest outdoor living products for 2024,” added Jackie Hirschhaut, executive director of the ICFA. “A great roster of special events will also set the perfect stage for networking with industry colleagues and friends.”
Special Events and Programming
At-market and after-hours activities will educate and entertain attendees at the new Casual Market Atlanta. Highlights include the ICFA 65th Birthday Bash, Monday, July 10; the ICFA Awards Gala and Pink Out fundraising for City of Hope, Tuesday, July 11; and the ICFA Annual Meeting, Wednesday, July 12.
New programming includes the Buyer Tour: Casual/Outdoor Furnishings, Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11; and the “Outdoor Living with Vern Yip” trend discussion, Tuesday, July 11. Complete information and registration is available at CasualMarketAtlanta.com/events.
New @Market Mobile App
Launching for the Summer 2023 Market season is ANDMORE’s new @Market app for buyers, an all-in-one market mobile experience combining registration, pre-market planning, at-market navigation, product and showroom organization and post-market activity recaps. The @Market app is currently available on the Apple App Store for buyers to activate before coming to market. Onsite “Appbassadors” will be available at market to provide hands-on assistance and a new Innovation Lab (Building 1, Floor 9) serves as a hub for buyers and sellers to learn more about the @Market app, to provide feedback and to learn more about future tools while enjoying refreshments and entertainment.
For the Summer 2023 Casual Market Atlanta, showrooms are open Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and will remain open through Monday, July 17, for the duration of the concurrent Atlanta Market. Temporary exhibits are open Monday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 12, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Casual Market Atlanta is a refreshed and reenergized outdoor and casual living trade show presented by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA). Casual Market Atlanta is held in a dynamic new casual furnishings and outdoor furniture destination featuring six full floors of permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits at AmericasMart Atlanta. Registration for Casual Market Atlanta is open at CasualMarketAtlanta.com.
As an added benefit, Casual Market Atlanta badges provide free access to the Atlanta Market running concurrently at AmericasMart Atlanta, July 11-17 – giving buyers access to some 6,000 complimentary furnishings, gift, lifestyle, seasonal, housewares and gourmet lines. A full list of Atlanta Market exhibitors is available at AtlantaMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory.
About ICFA: The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA), based in High Point, N.C., represents manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives and designers of outdoor furnishings plus suppliers to the industry – www.icfanet.org.
About ANDMORE: ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, is an omnichannel wholesale marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. ANDMORE.com.