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Secaucus, NJ – With less than two months to go, organizers of THE RUG SHOW are busy with event preparations. The 2022 roster is growing up to the last minute and includes new companies as well as many returning, established ’RUG SHOW’ veterans. This year’s show is scheduled to take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on February 16-18, 2022. As a premier industry fair, The Rug Show offers attendees a place to buy new products, meet new rug makers, learn and build connections through networking.

“This is the only show for hand-made rugs organized by the rug industry FOR the rug industry,” says Jack Simantob of Art Resources. “Registration is open and the response has been very positive,” he added. “We’ll be issuing exhibitor bios with sneak previews of product on our social media channels as well as through industry press releases.”

Secaucus, NJ – There are six weeks left in the countdown to THE RUG SHOW 2022 taking place in Secaucus, New Jersey on February 16-18. Online registration is encouraged at therugshow.com for the best visitor experience, and to RSVP for the lavish Cocktail Reception to be held on Wednesday evening. The Meadowlands Exposition Center 2022 is a world-class venue strategically located minutes from New York City. This year’s roster is expanding with premier brands to showcase some of the industry’s most exciting luxury rugs and carpets under one roof.

Feizy Rugs, one of the country’s largest rug manufacturers, continues its commitment to supporting undernourished children in underprivileged communities. The family-run rug company has again pledged to donate $25,000 this holiday season to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a nonprofit that delivers healthy meals to starving children in 70 countries around the world. The company’s holiday donation will provide the funds needed to feed 285 children through FMSC for one year.  

Atlanta Market accelerates the rebound of its expansive temporary exhibits – the most comprehensive of the Winter 2022 market season – presenting some 3,000+ gift and home décor lines by 1,000+ exhibitors across 10 exhibition halls January 12 – 16, 2022 at AmericasMart Atlanta. 

“The Atlanta Market trade show experience is quickly returning to the vibrant and expansive discovery opportunity that the gift and home industry knows,” said Scott Eckman, International Market Centers, executive vice president, chief revenue officer. “Buyers will find a mix of longtime favorite lines alongside newcomers, all bringing fresh new ideas to the marketplace.”

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) continues its partnership with Esteem Media to bring their popular tour to the Spring 2022 High Point Market, April 2-6. Newly rebranded as the Design Influencers Tour, submissions are now being accepted from design-focused influencers focusing on a variety of digital content channels. Previously hosted as the Design Bloggers Tour, the Design Influencers Tour program will bring ten design influencers to High Point Market for a 2-day tour of sponsoring showrooms. 

Las Vegas Market’s temporary exhibits – housed in the all-new Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas – are tracking to grow by more than 30 percent to showcase nearly 400 established and up-and-coming lines in seven easy-to-shop gift and home decor destinations for their Winter 2022 staging, January 23-26, 2022.

“The Las Vegas Market Gift & Home temporary exhibits are a dynamic hub of inspiration, offering one-of-a-kind products, West Coast only vendors, and an eclectic mix of home, gift, design, and fashion lines found nowhere else in the United States,” said Scott Eckman, International Market Centers (IMC) executive vice president, chief revenue officer. “This Winter, they are a must-see for buyers in search of unique products, cash and carry, and the newest additions to the product scene.”

DOMOTEX will not take place in January 2022. This was announced by Deutsche Messe AG as the organizer of the leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings.

"We have been fighting for DOMOTEX together with the exhibiting companies until the very end, and have been in daily communication with the industry for months," says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director DOMOTEX, Deutsche Messe AG. "DOMOTEX is particularly affected by the impact of the Corona pandemic, as the vast majority of DOMOTEX exhibitors and attendees come from abroad. However, given the current pandemic situation, international business travel is not expected to recover in the short term," adds Wedell-Castellano.

Atlanta Market kicks off the gift wholesale and retail year with 40 showroom updates among its 700+ gift showrooms presented on 19 floors at the Winter 2022 edition, January 11-18, 2022 at AmericasMart Atlanta. Together, the eight showroom debuts, 28 expansions and four relocations make up more than 180,000 square feet of refreshed spaces for International Market Centers’ (IMC) first market of 2022.

“Atlanta Market continues to lead buying and selling for the gift industry,” said Scott Eckman, IMC executive vice president, chief revenue officer. “As such, this January, new and expanding brands and sales agencies will show even more product to the valuable buying power that attends Atlanta Market.”

The High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media have renewed their partnership to co-produce a brand track for the upcoming Design Influencers Conference. The 2022 event will take place in person on March 6-8 in Atlanta after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2021.

The Design Influencers Conference launched in 2011 and continues to be the only conference specifically focused on design influencers, interior designers, and design professionals using digital content and digital platforms to build their businesses and personal brands.

RUG INSIDER Magazine has announced its winter 2022 production schedule with advertising and editorial deadlines. The award-winning trade journal in its 25th year of publication continues to expand industry coverage as part of its year-long anniversary celebration. For winter, publisher Peter Woodaman is adding MM InStyle, a new machine-made feature.