International Market Centers Honored As Industry Partner – Award Recognizes Industry Leadership in Advancing the Business of Outdoor Furnishings

March 06, 2023

International Market Centers, owner and operator of AmericasMart Atlanta, received ICFA’s 2023 Industry Partner Award at the Association’s Educational Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Nashville last week.

ICFA Chair Erik Mueller, left, presented the 2023 Industry Partner Award to the IMC team including Ryan Mahoney, Jill Ford, Kim McCoy, Heather Hicks, Paula Eller-Cox, Renee Loper-Boyd and Jonathan Papesh.

The award is presented annually to a company or individual who has served on an ICFA board, council or committee and demonstrated a heightened level of participation in advancing the organization’s strategic plans and goals. Previous recipients include theMART, Sunbrella / Glen Raven, Richard Frinier Design Studio and Outdura.

In 2023, the casual furnishings industry relocated its annual trade show to AmericasMart Atlanta, with a soft opening in January of some 48 brands of casual furnishings exhibiting on four floors of newly renovated permanent showrooms. The complete launch will take place at the inaugural Casual Market Atlanta, scheduled July 10-13 in Building 1 of the AmericasMart campus. Added to the initial mix of outdoor living companies will be one-and-a-half floors of temporary exhibitors that brings total participation in the trade show to more than 150 lines. Three of the casual furnishings floors are open Monday through Friday year-round.