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


Event Schedule:

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


January 2014
January 26
Flea Market Fete  – Deco Off


February 2014
February 25
Design Bloggers Conference – Content Building for Luxury Brands panel with Michael Bruno/Founder 1st Dibs


March 2014
March 25
New York City:
NYDC – IFDA Virtual Tour of the Paris Fleas and Global Markets


April 2014
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 2014
May 15
New York City:
D&D Building Design Week:  Antiques in Modern Design


July 2014
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 2014
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


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!


“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


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