When the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® opens for business at AmericasMart Atlanta®  on January 10, 2017, the global retail and design community will mark and celebrate its staging as the 60th consecutive winter show under continuous Portman Family ownership and management and the latest and largest in a continuing legacy of industry-leading market events.
“The six decades linking January 1957 and January 2017 chronicle a business driven toward the future, compelled by innovation and unfailingly committed to the industry we love and lead,” said Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of the AmericasMart marketplace, in a press statement. The company was envisioned and founded by his father, John C. Portman, Jr., who continues as chairman and chief executive officer.
“While the nature of the home, rug, gift and apparel industries has evolved with unimaginable speed over those 60 years, our mission sustains the course set by our founding compass:  to create markets of necessity powering the growth of the tens of thousands of buyers and sellers choosing to do business here.  That was, is and forever will be our passion,” Portman said.
The January 10-17, 2017 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market is a major early-in-the-year buying opportunity brimming with product introductions and complemented by industry gatherings, thought-leading programming and celebrations befitting the legacy of an internationally celebrated marketplace.
AmericasMart’s Gift and  Home categories are well known in the industry and offer depth and breadth in new products selections. The event’s industry-leading temporary collection features over 3,000 booths with growth in both the home and gift offerings.
For more information about the January Market, please visit www.AmericasMart.com/January.