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Showcase of the Summer: Attendance, Appointments & Sales Soar at Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market

This summer Infurma visited the most important show of the West Coast of the United States that encompasses both the American market, Mexico and other South American countries, Middle East and Australia. Las Vegas Market integrates leader companies, home furnishings  manufacturers and gift market exhibitors, more than 1,500 companies of furniture, decorative accessories and gifts, in an area that reaches half a million square meters, in its summer edition, held from July 29 to August 2, 2013, at the World Market Center LasVegas. There were several permanent events, Gift + Home (all referring to decoration and gifts), Vegas Kids (intorducing the latest trends in baby and juvenile furniture) and Las Vegas Design Center (open all year for consumers and interior designers). In Las Vegas, dramatically, many companies, new collections, news, latest trends and interesting prices. An authentic business center with the presence of large and leading American companies such as; Stanley Furniture, Thomasville Furniture, Drexel Heritage, Norwalk Furniture, Christopher Guy, Tommy Bahamas, Lexington Furniture, Lane, Four Hands and more. Representation from different countries, such as Mexico, a pavilion of companies from China, the Indonesian pavilion, several countries from Asia, Canada, etc. .. All are more than 300 new companies for this edition. Definitely very American style, excellent organization and with an exquisite relationship, Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers, said that optimism and a true zeal were in the air, as he reported an increase in attendance over recent summer markets. Las Vegas Market began making changes to the campus to transform it into exactly what buyers want, resulting in an extensive array of furniture, home décor and gift offerings that appeal to the ever-sophisticated attendee.” "We've made great strides in repositioning Las Vegas Market as 'Today's Total Marketplace," Maricich said. "The combination of the second largest furniture market in the Western Hemisphere, the country's largest bedding marketing, one of the largest home decor markets in the U.S. and the nation's fastest growing gift market is very compelling for buyers and exhibitors alike." Across the campus, the enthusiasm of attendees, buyers and industry insiders was clearly visible. Phil Haney, president and CEO with Lexington Home Brands, B500, was thrilled with the first day. "It's fabulous!" he said, "And, really, the traffic is nonstop!" Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers, said, "We're increasing the quantity and quality of existing categories, such as gift and home décor, while also introducing new categories such as specialty tabletop and vintage, as part of our creation of the premier market in the western United States.  At the same time, our extensive retail relations efforts are increasing both awareness of and attendance at the Las Vegas Market." The summer 2013 Las Vegas Market highlighted by the debut of three new floors for home decor and gifts, plus two additional spacious floors. Three interconnected buildings with more than 5 million square meters. Buildings A and B are organized in the following way, the first floors are home textiles, lighting, mirrors and decorative home accessories. In higher floors,  all kinds of home furnishings and mattresses. Building C is the most diverse, some floors with temporary exhibitors, multiple floors with home decor and gifts, and we can find furniture in the upper floors. Awesome organization, visitors have free daily shuttle back and forth from all hotels, compliments of the show organizers, complimentary official directory, educational seminars, two in Spanish language, wine tasting, cocktails and margaritas on different floors, a welcome party in the main plaza on the first day of the show and much more. A total of over 42,000 retailers worldwide were invited by phone. Attention to international buyers includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch, internet service, support translators, etc... No doubt the World Market Center Las Vegas is committed to facilitate business, a wide range of resources, an important support, amazing hospitality and very healthy dose of fun. It's just a taste of what is taking place in an action-packed week of energetic parties, special exhibits and seminars. One of the most anticipated annual presentations was "Ahead of the Curve", an exclusive preview of the hottest new trends and designs in home furnishings and decor through the lens of top tastemakers. Moderated by TODAY Show contributor and design author Susanna Salk, the program boasted renowned designers Alexa Hampton, Ron Woodson and Windsor Smith, who curated their favorite picks from around the Las Vegas Market campus. Attendees used the hashtag #AOTC2013 on Twitter. The International Habitat Portal with a select group of journalists from around the world, Mexico (Porte Magazine, Notimueble), Brazil (Mobile), Colombia (Casaviva), etc ... were invited to give evidence in the Hispanic world of the magnitude and scope of Las Vegas Market. The World Market Center is currently the largest trade fair, and world's fastest growth in the sector of furniture and decorative accessories for the home.



The next edition will be held from 26 to 30 January 2014 For further information, you can visit the Las Vegas Market website Read more news related Las Vegas Market published at Infurma
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