Speaking Engagements

To book Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva®, for a speaking engagement, please email Andrew Joseph PR: [email protected]

Toma Clark Haines is The Antiques Diva®, owner of Europe’s largest Antiques Touring Company.  After speaking at ADAC their marketing director Melissa Wilson was quoted as saying, “She shouldn’t be called The Antiques Diva® but rather The Antiques Maven!”  A favorite part of her job is sharing her knowledge whether through taking clients on an antiques buying tour or through teaching readers and listeners through her articles for leading publications and doing speaking engagements across the USA and Europe.   Working with some of the top names in antiques and design, Clark Haines is in the unique position of being able to forecast the trends in design based upon noting the plethora of requests for certain pieces and periods.  She is available to speak on the following topics and more:

Topics Include:

  • Sourcing Antiques in Europe
  • Making Antiques Accessible
  • The Paris Flea Market
    (Historical presentation of the world’s first flea market)
  • Antiques Diva Style Guide
    (Teaching about various periods and their characteristics)
  • Entrepreneurship
    (Starting and maintaining a successful business/brand)
  • Turning your Passion into Profit
  • Utilizing Social Media in Design
  • Antiques for the modern home
    (incorporating antiques into daily life)
  • Lifestyle topics



“When we invited Toma as a featured speaker at the 2014 Design Bloggers Conference, we only knew half her story. We were aware of her penchant for antiques, travel, and social media, but had little idea about her powerfully energetic style that automatically captivates audiences.  Her command and knowledge of design and antiques combined with an acute knack for human connection makes you just want to be around her all the time.”

Adam Japko
Design Bloggers Conference


“Toma Clark Haines is a fabulous and incredibly engaging speaker extremely generous in sharing knowledge. The audience walked away from her Antiques Diva® Style Guide and accompanying Champagne Tour with invaluable information and a renewed passion for world of antiques.  I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun, informative and engaging speaker.  From the planning stages through her speaking engagement during the Spring Lecture Series at the Antiques and Design Center of High Point she was a joy to work with.  We’ll be having her return to speak in the future!”

Amanda Kinney 
Antiques & Design Center of High Point


“The presentation given by Toma Clark Haines (aka The Antiques Diva) was a model of professionalism and preparation targeted appropriately for the audience. As a moderator for the event attendees told me time and time again how much they got out of what she had to say.”

Kyle Hoepner



Event Schedule:


December 2 – 3, 2015
Art Basel – Miami

Details TBD


October 16, 2015 – 4pm
High Point Market
– The Antique & Design Center Ground Level of Market Square

The Antiques Diva Happy Hour Tour of The Antique & Design Center of High Point Market

The early bird gets the worm at the ADC with Toma Clark Haines, owner of Europe’s largest antiques touring and buying service company, as she takes you on a tour of the major antique periods and styles to identify their key characteristics utilizing modern day metaphors and featuring inventory found at the Antique and Design Center in High Point.  No passport required.   Focusing on the antique trends in Europe- The Antiques Diva(R) is taking antiques out of the past and bringing them into the future of design. Visit www.hpadc.com for details.


October 17, 2015 – 3pm to 5pm
High Point Market
– Currey & Company Showroom

Event Name: Midnight in Paris with The Antiques Diva & Co

Description: Meet The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, and win a tour of the Paris Flea Markets with the DIVA. Join us for lively conversations about antiques, design, travel and more while sipping a champagne cocktail, listening to live music and viewing new Currey products on the first official day of market.  SPECIAL 100 EURO OFF Diva Tour Gift Certificates will be given out at this fete in everyones favorite showroom at Highpoint!


October 17, 2015 – 5.30pm to 7.30pm
High Point Market
– Wesley Hall showroom

DesignHer Pre-Release Party 

Julianne Taylor, IIDA  -Founder + Creative Director – of Taylor Burke Home is doing a SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE Party  for the launch of her new book DesignHer – listing 35 Inspiring Women Who Are Shaping The Interior Design World.    Toma Clark Haines is one of those 35 profiles and will be attending this fete with other featured women in design.  After this first release of 300 numbered and signed copies, the book will be available for purchase in late January/early February 2016.


October 18, 2015 – 2pm to 3pm
High Point Market
– Theodore Alexander

Mastering the Mix of Antique and Contemporary Art & Decor in Interior Design
Join industry experts and masters of mixing materials, periods and styles as they discuss how to create designs that look collected, curated and current. Panel: Antiques Diva CEO, Toma Clark Haines; Interior designer Robert Passal; and Lowy Frame & Fine Art Services Co-Owner, Brad Shar. Moderator: Veronika Miller, CEO Modenus.


April 18th, 2015 – 4pm
High Point Market

The Antique & Design Center ‪#‎HPMkt -Toma Clark Haines , owner of Europe’s largest antiques touring and buying service company, The Antiques Diva & Co, takes you on a tour of the major antique periods and styles to identify their key characteristics utilizing modern day metaphors and featuring inventory found at the Antique and Design Center in High Point. No passport required. See you there!


April 20, 2015 from 5-6 for a Panel Discussion on The Secret Life of Antiques

The Secret Life of Antiques:
a panel with Toma Clark Haines Melissa Mittag Cari Cucksey and Heather Karlie Vieira

Have you ever wondered just how those incredible antique finds end up on the covers of your favorite shelter magazines and in the showrooms of the top designers? Well, we’re here to uncover their past, reinvent their present and revitalize them for the future. Join Toma, Melissa, Cari and Heather as they discuss the journey from flea market find to show stopping favorite. The discussion will focus on just how the vintage and antique pieces are sourced by dealers, then how their histories are revealed through research and restoration, going forward the panel will discuss the marketing of vintage and antique finds and how the interior design community has been at the forefront of the resurgence of popularity of these pieces, and they’ll also discuss how those vintage and antique pieces are placed in homes, showrooms and how they wind up on the pages of our favorite shelter magazines.

Join us for a fun and lively discussion on the Secret Lives of Antiques!



January 26
Flea Market Fete  – Deco Off


February 25
Design Bloggers Conference – Content Building for Luxury Brands panel with Michael Bruno/Founder 1st Dibs


March 25
New York City:
NYDC – IFDA Virtual Tour of the Paris Fleas and Global Markets


April 1
San Francisco:
Kneedler Faucher San Francisco Design Center – Antiques Diva (invite only) Party


April 3
ADAC – The Art of Antiquing


April 8
High Point:
Antiques and Design Center of High Point –Spring Lecture Series: Antiques Diva® Style Guide


April 10
Milan, Italy:
BlogTourMilan Special Event

May 15
New York City:
D&D Building Design Week:  Antiques in Modern Design

July 25 & 26

Randolph Street Market


July 29
Las Vegas:
World Market Center Las Vegas:
Anatomy of Antiques: An Insider’s Guide to Trends in Vintage & Antiques, Sourcing Secrets Locally and Abroad, and Must-Knows of Style
November 20
New York City:
The Future of Antiques: Antiques and Design in the 21st Century”
A cocktail, book signing, and panel discussion with Judith Miller, Toma Clark Haines, and Olga Granda-Scott, moderated by Doris Athineos.
Hosted by: The HighBoy.com
Media Sponsor: US Antique Shows
Time: 7-9pm with Panel Discussion at 8pm
Location: TBD in NYC
RSVP required



Nov 2013
November 5
New York City:
D&D Bldg – The Art of Collecting


November 19
Merchandise Mart – The Art of Antiques – The Accessibility of Antiquing Abroad



To book Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva®, for a speaking engagement, please email Andrew Joseph PR: [email protected]