VRD Summit: Surya is title sponsor; registration deadline is April 14
The Vacation Rental Design Summit, a new industry event produced by High Point x Design and High Point Market Authority, announces Surya as its title sponsor. Surya joins a group of home furnishings and decor brands, technology companies and industry associations supporting the summit, which debuts April 20-21 in High Point.
“We are very excited to participate in this inaugural designer summit focused on the vacation rental market. This will be a crucial opportunity for us to learn from and network with like-minded professionals, gain valuable insights and stay on top of the latest trends and developments in this space,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, a lifestyle brand that has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting interior designers.
Surya and many of the summit partner brands, like Feizy Rugs, Four Hands, Currey & Company and Universal, are already working with vacation rental designers, as well as boutique hospitality brands, and recognize the opportunities in this design niche.
Jessica Duce of JDuce Design and Vacation Rental Designers, the Houston-based interior designer who initiated the idea for the summit, is adamant about spreading the word.
“The design projects of vacation rental designers have the potential for more reach for a brand at a much faster rate with a much wider net, not to mention the property refreshes that happen every few years.” said Duce, who has been an integral part of the summit advisory team, including shaping the agenda which was recently released on the HPxD website.
Duce worked with HPxD Managing Director Jane Dagmi to create educational programming that would appeal to both seasoned vacation rental designers looking to improve their services and designers new to the niche. Bringing in over 30 speakers and industry experts distributed between eight solo presentations and seven panels, the summit’s content will examine a diversity of designer business models, explore the unique characteristics and demands of vacation rental design, and reveal the clever and creative solutions designers have instituted in their practices. Sourcing, logistics, ROI, accessibility, sustainability, kitchen and bath trends, and creating scroll-stopping photography will all be discussed.
Attendees will also get the chance to discover new resources at the summit: home brands that are staging the venue, such as EQ3, Crypton Fabrics, Feizy Rugs, New Growth Design, Saatva, Splashworks and Universal, and those exhibiting in the Vendor Gallery, such as Gat Creek, Big Ass Fans and HPxD. “There are brands exhibiting that have never been to High Point,” said Dagmi, mentioning Ayara Home wallpaper and decor, PAR KER made textiles and art, and InnStyle, which services the rental community with bed and bath linens and amenities. Harp & Finial, which has a permanent showroom at the International Home Furnishings Center, will also have a summit pop-up. Mydoma Studio, American Society of Interior Designers and International Community of Interior Designers will round out the summit’s Vendor Gallery.
“We are so grateful to the many sponsors and the generosity that each of these brands have contributed to our overall success,” Dagmi said. “It’s really come together and looking at attendance, it appears that we are forging the foundation for a new community passionate about vacation rental design and elevating it.”
Registration for the summit ends on Friday, April 14. If openings remain, limited onsite tickets may be purchased at the event on opening day, Thursday, April 20, at The Lofts at Congdon Yards, 400 W. English Road in High Point.
Summit 2023 sponsors:
Title sponsor: Surya
Headline sponsors: Crypton Fabrics, Currey & Company, Feizy Rugs, Four Hands and High Point Market
Hospitality sponsors: Capel Rugs, CODARUS, Norwalk Furniture and Pandora’s Manor
Vendor gallery sponsors: American Society of Interior Designers, Ayara Wallcovering & Decor, Big Ass Fans, Gat Creek, Harp & Finial, HPxD, Inn Style, International Community of Interior Designers, Mydoma Studi, and PAR KER made
Furniture & stage sponsors: EQ3, New Growth Designs, Saatva Mattress, Universal Furniture and Splashworks
Participating sponsors: Aloka Home, Interior Design Society, MINE, Touch Stay and Vacation Rental Designers
Industry partners: American Society of Interior Designers, Fashion Snoops, International Furnishings Design Association (IFDA), National Kitchen & Bath Association and Real Estate & Staging Association
Media partners: Captivate Media; Designers Today, Furniture; Lighting & Decor magazine; Johnny Davis Digital; MB Public Relations; Saurit Creative; and 24/7 Creative Agency