ADMISSION POLICIES

Please review the following policies before arriving at Atlanta Market. You’ll find answers to many frequently asked questions.

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What types of businesses qualify for admission to Atlanta Market?
Any business that sources or resells product represented at Atlanta Market, including but not limited to: designers, retailers, distributors, gift shops, architects, landscape architects, builders, home stagers, contract/hospitality buyers, purchasing agents, film and television production buyers, and event planners.


What credentials are required?

Business credentials PLUS individual designer/buyer credentials:

Business Credentials – one or more may be required; certain exceptions may be made.

  • Current retail business license or resale tax certificate or business registration or VAT certificate
  • Proof of operational business website (for retailers and distributors, the website should include products for sale and/or store locations)
  • Current invoices for wholesale purchases totaling $1,000 or more
  • For architects, landscape architects, designers, home stagers, contract/hospitality, film production, and event planners only: state license/certification or professional membership affiliation

Individual Designer or Buyer Credentials

  • Personalized business card OR
  • Personalized company credit card OR
  • Recent pay stub

Market Guests
A maximum of (2) two guests per company is allowed. Please note, badges are only for essential business personnel, at IMC’s discretion. Guest badges are $40 (Visa or MasterCard) during and are nonrefundable. Valid photo ID required. The spouse of a registered buyer in attendance is not subject to a guest fee.

 

Children at Market
Other than infants or child models credentialed by the Fashion Office and accompanied by an adult, children under 12 years of age are not admitted on showroom or exhibit hall floors for any reason. No exceptions can be made. There are Mother’s Lounges in Building 1, Floor 22 and Building 3, Floor 13.

Infants under the age of one year will be permitted admission as a guest if all the below requirements are met:

  • The infant is accompanied by an adult at all times
  • The infant is carried in a baby carrier or sling; no strollers permitted
  • The parent or adult guardian signs a waiver and liability release

Children ages 12 to 17 will be permitted as guests with proof of age. This policy applies to Buyers, Buyer Guests, Exhibitor Guests and Guests of IMC personnel. Exhibitors are encouraged to consult building rules and regulations for policies addressing admission of their own children.

 

Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers
Manufacturers reps who are new to Market and represent a product not currently shown at Atlanta Market must present a photo ID, along with photos of their product or catalog, plus a business card. Visit the designated registration desk on Floor 1 of Building 1 to qualify. Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers are not permitted entrance to area rug shows without permission of leasing. Solicitation of product, product samples, and taking photographs are not permitted.

 

Animals
Except for Service Animals (as that term is used in the Americans with Disabilities Act), buyers are not permitted to bring animals of any kind into Atlanta Market.

 

Cameras and Photography
All photography in or of showrooms and on all exhibit hall floors is strictly prohibited without the express permission of each affected exhibitor. Attendance at Atlanta Market constitutes an agreement by the attendee to International Market Center’s use and distribution of the attendee’s photographic or video image.

To request Atlanta Market images and logos, please contact our Public Relations team.

 

Carts/Baggage
Buyers are allowed to bring into Atlanta Market rolling briefcases and rolling laptop cases smaller than 12” (H) x 16” (W) x 5” (D). Rolling carts and luggage larger than the cases described above will need to be left at Luggage Check stations conveniently located throughout our campus. Please note these restrictions do not apply to exhibitors.

To help keep everyone moving, please pick up your rolling briefcases on escalators.

 

Communication
By registering, you agree to receive confirmation and communication from AmericasMart and affiliated partners by direct mail, fax, email, or phone. For more information, please view our Privacy Policy.

 

Disruptive Behavior
Conduct that interferes with the operations or management of Market or which endangers the health, safety or well-being of others is expressly prohibited.

 

Smoking
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited in AmericasMart buildings including, without limitation, the parking garages and stairwells. Designated smoking areas can be found outside each building. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Weapons
Firearms, bladed weapons, explosives, batons, and other personal weapons are not permitted on the AmericasMart campus.

 

Management reserves the right to permanently expel anyone disregarding the above policies.

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