Vegas Demonstrates Broad International Appeal
Las Vegas Market announced today that the global gift and home furnishings industry is coming together to shop and sell at the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market, January 22-26, 2017, with major buyers and other visitors from nearly 80 countries already registered to attend, and 100 international companies confirmed to exhibit.
“As the fastest-growing home décor and gift market in the Western states and the West Coast’s only furniture market, Las Vegas Market continues to demonstrate enormous appeal to retailers and exhibitors from around the globe,” said Robert Maricich, Chief Executive Officer of International Market Centers. “Las Vegas Market is a focal point for the international home furnishings community, creating a dynamic and productive selling and shopping environment for international buyers and exhibitors.”
According to Maricich, international attendee registrations are running ahead of those from the Summer 2016 Market, with representatives from 80 countries already registered to attend the coming Winter Market. To date, Canada represents the highest number of registered participants, with executives from 12 of the top 20 Canadian retail firms confirmed to attend, including the Cantrex Group, Leon’s Furniture, Mega Group and The Brick. A significant number of visitors from Mexico also are registered, including representatives from Ace Home Center and Muebleria Placencia. Other notable international retailers planning to attend Winter Market include Unicomex from El Salvador, Furniture Palace from Curacao and Ferreteria ACE from Costa Rica.
Las Vegas Market is implementing a number of new and notable initiatives to welcome and cater to international buyers. Seminars, including Las Vegas Market’s signature FIRST LOOK trend program will be simultaneously translated into Spanish, and a “Trends and Design Seminar” also will be presented exclusively in Spanish by Julio Cesar Chavez, President of SMI, Sociedad Mexicana de Interioristas, the Association of Interior Designers in Mexico.
Additionally, top retailers from Mexico are being invited to participate in a special roundtable discussion about ways to improve their experiences at Las Vegas Market. There will be a special International Buyers Lounge on the first floor of Building C, where a light breakfast and lunch will be served and Spanish-speaking interpreters will be available as needed. Las Vegas Market also will offer a Spanish translation of its popular “Market 101” video.
In addition to the increasing numbers of international buyers, Las Vegas Market is attracting considerable numbers of international exhibitors, as well as U.S. representatives of international firms. Nearly 100 furniture, gift and home décor suppliers will be exhibiting independently at Winter Market. Countries represented are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and United Kingdom.
In addition to these international firms, hundreds of high-profile international furniture and casual/outdoor brands will be showcased at Las Vegas Market by U.S. distributors. Notable among these are international furniture suppliers Canadel Furniture Inc., CDI International, CorLiving, Decor-Rest Furniture Ltd., Elite Home Theater Seating, Ivena International, Kuka Home, LH Imports, Magnussen Home, Mobital, Stylus Made to Order Sofas, Palliser Furniture, Primo International and Sunpan; and international casual and outdoor suppliers Corriveau Outdoor Furniture, C.R. Plastic Products, Inc. and RATANA.
Leading international gift, gourmet housewares, tabletop and home decor suppliers also are well represented at Las Vegas Market. Notable global brands include: Abbiamo Tutto, Alessi, EightMood, Eva Solo, FabFunky, FlowDecor, JIA Inc., Jura, La Maisonette, Le Creuset, Mbare, Mepra, Mercana Furniture & Décor, Outpost Original Inc., Picture Depot, POLaRT, Ren-Wil Inc. Sagaform, Swahili African Modern and Vertuu Design.
Large numbers of international brands and globally-sourced products also will be spotlighted in temporary exhibits at The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. The HOME and B HOME segments will showcase new and returning international exhibitors, including: Amalia Home Collection, Art Hide, Basil Bangs, Nordlinen, Old Regime, and Perciado Mexican Imports. The GIFT and DESIGN sections will feature: Animo Glass, Brainstream, Design Africa, Men’s Society, and Santoro. The HANDMADE segment will showcase: 12 Small Things, All Across Africa, Bridge for Africa, Culturas, Dolma, Inc., Dunitz & Company, Graymarket Design, Malia Designs, Mata Traders, and Shupaca.
A broad selection of international one-of-a-kind, unique, antique and vintage items will be showcased in DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace, from a variety of resources including: Antevasins, Antiques & Interiors; Blue Ocean Traders; Chinese Antique Arts, The Cuevas Group, Delmundo, Green Jute, Grenouille French Antiques, Go Home; House of Cindy, Kilim Home, Meredith Strauss Jewelry, Nomadic Trading Co., Papel Amate Otomi, Peruvian Imports , Shebobo; Silk Road Bazaar, Tasdemir Rugs, Uber Chic; Vintage Addiction, and Widafouta Designs.
Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 3,700+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market runs January 22- 26, 2017. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.