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Toma Clark Haines is The Antiques Diva, owner of Europe and Asia’s largest antiques touring and sourcing 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 by taking clients on an antiques buying tour or teaching readers and listeners through her articles for leading publications and 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 trends in design based upon noting the plethora of requests for certain pieces and periods.
An authority on how to buy antiques in Europe and Asia and ship them to the buyer’s home country, Clark Haines recently added a fine art and antiques shipping service to her company. Clark Haines is an in-demand speaker at international conferences, trade shows and events for interior and architectural designers, design bloggers, and antique resellers. Her intimate knowledge of the European antiques market makes Clark Haines a sought-after speaker and “cool hunter” to forecast interior design trends. She speaks often on the subject of mixing antiques with modern furnishings, the history of European furniture and the business of antiques; as well as entrepreneurism and women in business.
Toma Clark Haines Speaking Topics Include:
- Entrepreneurship: Building a Successful Business and Brand
- Female Entrepreneurs: Turn your Passion into Profit
- Building a Luxury Design Business through Social Media
- Mix Antiques and Modern: How to incorporate antiques into modern lifestyles and design
- Global Lifestyle topics
- How To Source Antiques in Europe
- Making Antiques Accessible
- The Paris Flea Market – Les Marchés aux Puces: a historical view of the world’s first flea market and how it has evolved to today’s design mecca
- Antiques Diva Trendspotter and Style Guide
- Lesson in the Louis’: Learn French Furniture History as it relates to Sex and Scandalous amongst the 3 famous French monarchs.
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QUOTES ABOUT SPEAKER TOMA CLARK HAINES – The Antiques Diva:
“Toma was invited to speak at the 2017 LAPADA Conference at the House of Lords to share with our members her unique insight into the dynamics of the client/dealer relationship. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she presented a carefully tailored talk designed to motivate and inspire. I would highly recommend Toma as an expert in the wonderful world of international antiques.“
LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers
“Working with Toma Clark Haines – aka The Antiques Diva – has been an absolute joy! Her energy and enthusiasm are unparalleled, and her expertise of the Antiques industry is truly awe-inspiring. We were so lucky to have Toma lend her expertise for the launch of our new ANTIQUES collection at AmericasMart as a spokesperson during Atlanta market. Her daily tours and presence on the educational panel were a huge success, and we hope she will be able to work with us again in the future for all of our major Markets. She went above and beyond what was asked of her and surpassed all of our expectations. Toma has a way of making everyone she comes into contact with feel special and appreciated, which is SO important to the overall Market experience, and that’s one of the reasons why her company has been so successful growing from a one-person firm to become Europe’s largest antiques touring company. She makes antiques accessible whether leading a promotional group tour stateside or taking clients on her one on one customized antique buying tours.“
Senior Manager of Gift, Home and Rug Marketing
“It was a pleasure having Toma Clark Haines speak and guide market attendees on a vintage tour during the Total Home & Gift Market at Dallas Market Center. Her enthusiasm, spirit, warmth and knowledge are truly an inspiration not only to Market goers, but to everyone she meets. Toma is a leader to look to for guidance, an entrepreneur to aspire to be and a woman that shows us that with hard work, your passion can be your profession.”
Vice President of Marketing, Home & Design
Dallas Market Center
“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.”
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!”
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.”
NEW ENGLAND HOME Magazine