KAS Moves To New Vegas Showroom

LAS VEGAS (July 22, 2011) – KAS Oriental Rugs, Inc. is moving to a new showroom in Building B for Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, Aug. 1-5. KAS Rugs will make the move from the sixth floor of Building C to a new showroom in Suite B-570, joining other relocated rug showrooms aiming to delivering more crossover shopping opportunities and synergy for retailers within the home décor segment. In addition to KAS Rugs’ move, World Market Center Las Vegas recently announced that rug showrooms on the eighth floor of Building C are moving to Building B, floors 3, 4 and 5, beginning with the August Market. They will be co-located within the complementary home décor and adjacent rug showrooms in Building B, and providing a better overall connectivity to the existing spaces within that segment. KAS Rugs’ move will join in this re-merchandising of the floor coverings segment in Building B, encompassing home accents and decorative accessories and bringing together a majority of exhibiting rug companies already there, creating a more convenient shopping experience for Las Vegas Market buyers. Las Vegas Market will invite attendees to commemorate the launch of KAS Rug’s new space with a champagne toast Wed., Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. in their new showroom. Registration for Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market is now open. Attendees are able to register online at www.lasvegasmarket.com_and take advantage of discounted hotel rates at some of Las Vegas’ best hotels, both on and off the Strip, through the Las Vegas Market website. For more information on KAS Rugs, visit www.kasrugs.com. For more information on Las Vegas Market, visit...

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Vegas Market To Again Offer Social Media Bar

LAS VEGAS – (July 15, 2011) — Attendees of World Market Center Las Vegas’ Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market will once again have the opportunity to “join the conversation” as they learn about all the ways they can increase their social media presence – and ultimately their bottom-line – with the return of The Hot Spot: Social Media Bar. The Hot Spot: Social Media Bar, now in its third incarnation, will allow for market attendees to meet with experts who can provide the latest tips and techniques on how to maximize their presence and fully connect with their customers in the ever-changing medium of social media. This summer’s Hot Spot will also boast a new location at C-301, and will feature informational sessions twice a day, Monday through Wednesday, one for beginners and one for intermediate users, that will provide hands-on training for social media and tips for online marketing. “Social media continues to be an important platform where businesses can connect with their key audiences,” said Dana Andrew, vice president of marketing and public relations for World Market Center Las Vegas. “But, the fact remains that many people do not know how to take full advantage of this medium as a method of generating business. We see Hot Spot as a value-add for our attendees that will get them tweeting and updating their fans and followers in a way that will ultimately benefit their...

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Ashley Furniture Renews Commitment To Vegas Market

World Market Center Las Vegas announced that Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. has signed a deal to keep their exclusive 146,000 square foot space on the fifteenth floor of Building B. The agreement expands the industry leader’s space to include a new 20,000-square-foot, Market-floor showroom to open for Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market. “We are proud to continue moving forward with International Market Centers, renewing and growing our space in Las Vegas,” said Todd Wanek, owner and chief executive officer of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. “Ashley Furniture has been a staple at World Market Center Las Vegas for more than 4 years and we’re excited at the opportunities that this continued partnership will bring. The Las Vegas Market continually delivers exceptional results for our brand and we are committed to continued success with IMC.” “This renewal and expansion solidifies our great partnership, highlighting the value this national brand finds in the Las Vegas Market,” said Tom Mitchell, home furnishings president of IMC, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. “International Market Centers is confident that through joint ventures with well positioned and established brands like Ashley Furniture, we can continue to deliver exceptional markets in both Las Vegas and High Point that buyers are compelled to attend.” Ashley Furniture has held the entire fifteenth floor of Building B at World Market Center Las Vegas since the building opened in January 2007. This newly inked agreement will also expand their total space by opening a new 20,000 square foot merchandised showroom for Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market, with opportunities for even more growth in the future. “Ashley Furniture is a tremendous partner, both for their recognition as a brand and industry leader, as well as a mainstay for new and returning buyers to attend our Markets,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of IMC. “We look forward to our continued mutual successes with Ashley in August and into the future.” The upcoming Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market is Aug. 1-5. The Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2012. For more information on Las Vegas Market, visit...

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World Market Center Las Vegas Announces Additional Exhibitors for Summer Market

  LAS VEGAS — (July 5, 2011) — World Market Center Las Vegas has announced the addition of many exciting new Gift+Home temporaries for Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market. Gift+Home will welcome more than 75 new temporary exhibitors to Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market lineup including some of the most recognizable names in the industry such as Ty, Inc., Precious Moments through The Alliance Group, Webkinz by Ganz, Aurora World, Bearington Collection, Trollbeads, and Jelly Belly. These temporary exhibitors will join an unbelievable lineup of permanent Gift+Home tenants including the debut of OneCoast and Imagine That! representing more than 60 new lines this summer. “We’re thrilled to welcome this lineup to our August market,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. “Our momentum continues to build as more exhibitors choose to make Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market their home on the West Coast.” For more information on Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market, visit www.giftandhomelv.com....

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