Vegas Announces Impressive Seminar Roster For January Market

Las Vegas Market rings in the new year with a formidable series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers. Winter Market runs from January 18-22 and will offer attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends and get insights on important issues impacting the future.

“Our goal is to offer valuable programming that attendees can’t find elsewhere,” said Scott Eckman, chief marketing and strategy officer of International Market Centers (IMC). “We look for leaders in their respective fields to share their knowledge and expertise – whether it’s a design icon like Carleton Varney a Pantone color expert like Laurie Pressman or an online powerhouse like Amazon – to help deliver cutting-edge, relevant and tangible information that attendees can apply to their business. We are pleased with this Market’s depth chart.”

The seminar calendar for Winter 2015 includes:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

First Time Buyer Orientation

Sunday, 9-9:45am

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174


More Beautiful Less Wasteful – An Inspiring Discussion With Celebrity Designers

Monica Pedersen and Dann Foley joined by other celebrated designers, moderated by Susan Inglis

Sunday, 11am

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)


Signature on the World: Creating a Global Brand

Christopher Guy Harrison, Christiane Lemieux, Jaime Derringer and Moderated by Arlyn Hernandez, Luxe Interiors + Design

Sunday, 1pm

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)


Healthcare Gift Guide: Top Picks for Hospital Gift Shops (RSVP)

Led by Mary Plathe

Hosted by Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals

Sunday, 2-3:30pm

Tour of Building C


Merchandise For Small Space Design Can Equal Big Profits

Christopher Grubb

Sunday, 3-4pm

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)


Monday, January 19, 2015

Modenus Talks Las Vegas

Monday, January 19, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 


First Time Buyer Orientation

Monday, 9-9:45am

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174



Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media

Monday, 10-11:00am

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)


Lunch Power Hour with DSA: Think Beyond Spa! Personal Care + Wellness Retail

Allan Share & Patti Biro

Hosted by Day Spa Association and IMC

Monday, 12-1:30pm

Building C, C786


What Happens In Vegas –  VIP Red Carpet Design Tour (RSVP)

Organized by Jackie Von Tobel

Monday, 12-6pm 6 WFCP Credits;$295


Secrets of Great Style: Tips on Creating Lifestyle Environments That Lure Customers, Online and In Stores

Dallas Shaw, Janette Crawford, Stephanie Sterjovski and Moderated by Jamie Meares, Furbish Studio

Monday, 1-2pm

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)


Conservation Commerce: Tour Top Zoo & Aquarium Store Product (RSVP)

Led by Tommy Lee Brown, Saint Louis Zoo

Hosted by Zoo & Aquarium Buyers’ Group and IMC

Monday, 2-3:30pm

Tour in Building C



La fórmula para convertir un FAN en un cliente / The Formula to convert a fan to client. (En Espanol)

Gabriel Neuman

Monday, 2:30-3:30pm

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1CEU)


New Harmonies: Changing Themes in Color and Design Trends for the Home in 2015

Laurie Pressman, Pantone

Monday, 3-4pm

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Design Icon: Honoring Colorful Design Legend Carleton Varney

Carleton Varney

Tuesday, 10am-12pm

WorldView on Sixteen (0.2 CEU)


Do a Month’s Worth of Marketing in 4 Hours

Damien Furey, SnapRetail

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30pm

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)


Build Profits and Elevate Your Business with Private Label Products

Jackie Von Tobel

Tuesday, 2-3pm

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174(0.1 CEU)


Curated Docent Tours – Top Museum Store Product (RSVP)

Led by Chacho Herman, San Diego Museum of Art

Hosted by Museum Store Association and IMC

Tuesday, 2-3:30pm

Tour in Building C


Leveraging social PR – The New Way to Get Media Attention

Julia Rosien, WithIt Chair & SleepSavvy contributor

Tuesday, 3:30-4:30pm

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)


Networking Reception with Cocktails

Hosted by Museum Store Association and IMC

Tuesday, 6-7:30pm

Building C, C1089


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Retailer’s Place in e-Commerce with Amazon

Brent Avila, Amazon

Wednesday, 10:30-11:30am

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

World Tour: Smart Designs from the World’s Top Markets

Deb Barrett

Wednesday, 1-2pm

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174(0.1 CEU)


Influence Customers with Instagram

Damien Furey, SnapRetail

Wednesday, 3-4:00pm

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)


Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift marketplace in the Western U.S., presenting 2,200+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Winter 2015 Market runs January 18-22. For more information, visit

Author: Sally James

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