Registration Open For Vegas Winter Market

Registration for Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market is open at www.lasvegasmarket.com/register. Las Vegas Market, which runs Jan. 26 – Jan. 30, 2020, offers more than 4,300 cross-category furniture, home décor and gift resources across four locations (Buildings A, B and C and The Pavilions), as well as a slate of West Coast-exclusive programming. “Las Vegas Market offers buyers and suppliers an unparalleled platform to build their business in the West,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “As the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., Las Vegas Market is the perfect platform to launch new lines, discover the latest trends and find West Coast-exclusive products and programming.” Comprehensive Assortment of Home Furnishings & Gift Resources This winter, Las Vegas Market will present more than 4,300 furniture, home décor and gift resources in 5.4 million square feet on one easy-to-shop campus. For furniture, the Market will showcase 2,000+ lines on 31 showroom floors, along with nearly 200 temporary home furnishings exhibitors on B2 and C13. All major furniture categories are presented at Las Vegas Market, including accent; bedding, case goods; casual/outdoor; dining; leather; motion; and upholstery. Within gift, Las Vegas Market will present more than 2,170 resources on seven floors in Building C and in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. Key categories within gift include fashion accessories and jewelry; gourmet and housewares; kids and toy; lifestyle; personal care; seasonal; stationery; and tabletop. For home décor, the Market features more than 500 resources on 13 showroom floors in Buildings A, B and C, and in The Pavilions. Notable home décor categories presented at Las Vegas Market are accent furniture; decorative accessories; home textiles; lighting; and rugs/floor coverings. Additionally, there are 500+ temporary gift and home décor lines showcased in five core destinations in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market: DESIGN (DESIGN LIFESTYLE, DESIGN HOME), DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace, GIFT, HANDMADE and HOME. West Coast-Exclusive Programming Winter Market will feature a robust slate of special events, awards programs, seminars, guided tours and industry networking opportunities. Highlights include the 15th annual Las Vegas Market Design Icon Award, recognizing award-winning interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Las Vegas Market also will include two proprietary trend programs: FIRST LOOK – 2020, with directional trend previews; and Best of the West, featuring a curated panel of taste-making influencers and designers discussing West-Coast “Life and Style,” in partnership with REstyleSOURCE. In addition to these industry-exclusive offerings, Las Vegas Market presents a full schedule of seminars and guided tours for retailers and designers, including Pantone 2020 Color of the Year; Designing for Diverse Demographics; Desert Modern Design; and Meet the...

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Vegas Market Announces Global Goodness Awards

Las Vegas Market announced that Greenington, Finatur, Solmate Socks and ME to WE are the winners of its eighth annual Global Goodness Awards. The Awards recognize home furnishings and gift companies who create sustainable and socially responsible products. The 2019 Global Goodness Awards will be presented during Winter 2019 Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 27 – Jan. 31, 2019. “Las Vegas Market is delighted to recognize these four exhibitors for making the world a better place to live by making environmentally-friendly manufacturing choices,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer, International Market Centers. “As the nation’s leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., Las Vegas Market is proud to support companies that are greatly impacting people and communities around the globe.” Learn more about the Global Goodness Award at https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/exhibit/collab/global-goodness. A panel of three industry sustainability and social responsibility experts – Colvin English of ByHand Consulting, Maud Obe of Aid to Artisans and Susan Inglis of Sustainable Furnishings Council – selected two home furnishings suppliers in Finatur (maker of home décor products crafted in Colombia) and Greenington (maker of sustainable furniture crafted in Seattle) and gift exhibitor Solmate Socks (handwoven, mismatched socks and other personal accessories). People’s Choice winner ME to WE (maker of artisanal and fair trade products) was selected through popular vote on the Las Vegas Market Facebook page. Finatur Design is a Colombian-based company dedicated to the designing and manufacturing of decorative products, as well as accessories and jewelry. Finatur pairs pre-Colombian Zenú weaving traditions with a contemporary minimalist design. This company uses sustainable practices and a wide variety of environmentally-friendly resources, including bamboo wood, Tagua seeds and reusable plastic in their products. Finatur’s goal is to provide a means for creating sustainable income for local artisans and their communities. Learn more at http://finaturdesign.com/. Seattle-based Greenington is a sustainable furniture company that creates high-quality furniture from bamboo. The company follows strict international standard guidelines and has a zero waste manufacturing process. Greenington has been a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council since 2010. Learn more at http://www.greenington.com/. Solmate Socks designs and creates mismatched socks, hats, scarves and blankets. Founded in 2000, Solmate Socks is a made-in-America company that has a zero waste manufacturing goal by knitting all products with a Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and Global Recycle Standard certified pre-consumer recycled cotton yarn. Solmate Socks also has a dedicated giving program in which they donate a pair of socks to someone in need for every pair they sell. Learn more at https://solmatesocks.com/. People’s Choice Award winner ME to WE can be found in the GRACE by Catherine Sullivan showroom. ME...

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LV Market Hosts Networking Event

Las Vegas Market hosted nearly 20 designers, specifiers and purchasing firms during its third annual Hospitality Link event, held March 23-25, 2016, in Las Vegas. The two-day networking and match-making event provided top executives in the hospitality industry access to more than 19 upscale showrooms across the Las Vegas Market campus. “Las Vegas Market is proud to host another ‘added value’ program to bring expanded access and distribution to our showroom tenants who are interested in expanding into the hospitality trade,” said Lee Hershberg, Vice President of Home Decor, International Market Centers. “The hospitality business is extremely relationship-driven and this program helps our clients get a ‘foot in the door’ to help shorten the lengthy sales cycle. As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is constantly seeking new business opportunities to introduce buyers and sellers and to facilitate expansion across industries. Unlike hospitality events held elsewhere in hotels or ballrooms—where sales reps sell out of catalogs—at Las Vegas Market, suppliers were able to showcase their full product lines, and the designers and buyers had the opportunity to see, touch and feel the merchandise to get a sense of scale and texture, making the experience much more impactful.” The Hospitality Link event, presented by International Market Centers (IMC) and Van Ess Group, brought nearly 20 active, highly qualified hospitality designers, purchasing agents, owners and operators to vendor showrooms for intimate, 20-minute meetings. Networking activities and meals were provided, giving buyers and sellers additional time to meet and socialize. Participating hospitality firms included: Bar Napkin, Berman Purchasing, Bilkey LLinas, The Carroll Adams Group, Caruso Design Group, Chambers, Clear on Black, Design Atelier, FFKR Architects, FRCH Design Worldwide, Gensler, Genterro, IDDI Florida, L2 Studios, PMA Design, Studio 11 Design, Twofold Studio, and Van Dresser. Designers said the event introduced them to products that they normally might not see, and was a valuable use of their time. “Hospitality Link was fun, educational and profitable,” said Dina Caruso, Principal of Caruso Design Group.  “I was able to talk to the right people about my project needs, see new product from both familiar and unfamiliar sources, and network all at the same time. The concept makes sense, was well organized, and was a very wise investment of my time.” Vendors were equally enthusiastic about the event. “This is our third Hospitality Link and it was the best one yet,” said Lois Del Negro, CFO, Global Views. “We had the opportunity to network and meet with leading firms in our showroom, which you aren’t able to do at other events.” Participating showrooms included: Christopher Guy, Global...

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Feizy To Host Vegas Event

ORIA member and Las Vegas Market exhibitor Feizy Rugs invites buyers and visitors for a cocktail reception on July 29 from 3-7 PM in their showroom, Building C, Space 399. With an Arabian Nights theme, there will be belly dancers, craft cocktails and henna...

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Las Vegas Market Announces Summer Market Seminar Schedule

The upcoming Summer Las Vegas Market, July 27-31, will be highlighted by an original series of programs and educational sessions led by top industry influencers as well as many leaders from various fields of business and design. The complimentary roster of sessions will be retail-facing as well as design-focused, and present attendees with a broad range of topics including merchandising, color and product trends, e-commerce and digital strategies, customer loyalty and sales training techniques, plus much more. “Each market, we aim to deliver a compelling slate of programs that adds value to attendees’ experience and gives them meaningful take-aways that will benefit their businesses,” said Scott Eckman, chief marketing and strategy officer of International Market Centers (IMC). “This Summer we are pleased to present a platform for thought leaders from both inside and outside of the home furnishings and gift industries that covers hot-button business issues facing retailers today, along with inspired trend presentations from top design authorities.” Notable fashion-focused seminars will include “Sherwin-Williams 2015 Colormix™ Color Forecast,” by Laurie E. Clark of the Sherwin-Williams Company; “Ahead of the Curve,” with iconic designers Thom Filicia, Michelle Naussbaumer, Timothy Corrigan, moderated by Susanna Salk; a double-header FIRST LOOK program with special guests Joy Cho of Oh Joy!, and Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design, hosted by Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media; a look at the “Anatomy of Antiques: An Insider’s Guide to Trends in Vintage & Antiques, Sourcing Secrets Locally and Abroad and Must-Knows of Style” presented by The Antiques Diva Toma Clark Haines; plus a special “Behind the Design” panel discussion of NBC’s first season of “American Dream Builders” with the show’s winner Lukas Machnik, celebrity designer host Monica Pederson and some favorite contestants from the show. Retailers seeking insightful business-oriented programs can start with a glimpse into the future with Silicon Valley insider Michael Tchong, Founder of Social Revolution, with a session entitled “The Future of Technology & Innovation and Its Impact on the Retail Industry;” Suzy Teele of Snap Retail will present two different sessions on the digital landscape, “Should You Open an Online Storefront?” and “Driving Sales with the Secrets of Social Sharing;” Becky Tyre of GIFT SHOP Magazine will share the “The Big Picture: Marketing Your Store to Get the Most from the Biggest Shopping Days of the Year!;” Anne Obarski of Merchandise Concepts will present “Be an Undercover Boss: Clues to Create a Team of Super Heroes” along with a second session “Contagious Service: 6 Steps to Training Retail Superstars;” and finally, “Enduring Loyalty,” presented by Louis Roden of Inspire Consulting Group, will help define service that builds customers for life...

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