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Winter 2016 Las Vegas Market predicts record growth to continue

Las Vegas Market’s record gains in both vendor participation and retail attendance are expected to continue for the Winter 2016 Las Vegas Market, January 24-28, 2016, at World Market Center Las Vegas, with leading new resources enhancing the Market’s current 2,700+ suppliers, as well as a top-notch educational programming, trend analysis and networking events adding value to the overall Market experience.

Highlights include continued expansion in the gourmet, housewares and casual/outdoor furniture categories; enrichment of better home décor offerings; remerchandising of the c-ONE cross-category showcase; expansion of temporary exhibits into TWO Pavilions; and the enhancement of top furniture, gift and lifestyle vendors.

Las Vegas Market is delivering on its promise to create a complete shopping experience for home furnishings and giftware buyers,” said Robert Maricich, Chief Executive Officer, International Market Centers (IMC). “As we enter our second decade, Las Vegas Market continues its growth trajectory, firmly entrenched as the only major home furnishings market in the western United States, but also the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”

Las Vegas Market is steadily expanding both the quality and diversity of resources, dedicating new floors to the gourmet, housewares and casual/outdoor furniture merchandise categories, as well as spotlighting better home décor. Top gourmet and housewares tenants include Alessi, BIA, Harold Import Co., Jura, Inc., Microplane, Zak Designs, and more. Casual/outdoor furniture vendors include: Agio, Hanamint, Klaussner Outdoor, OW Lee, Panama Jack and Summer Classics. Global Views, Moe’s Home Collection, Palecek, Rizzy Home, Surya, The Bramble Company and Uttermost are among an impressive collection of better home décor.

Other highlights of Winter Market involve the remerchandising of C-ONE, a cross-category showcase of specialty tabletop and better home décor in both permanent and temporary presentations. Look for Abbiamo Tutto, Michael Aram, Lenox, Skyros Designs/Bodrum Linens, Vagabond House, Vest & Associates and Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton, among others.

Winter Market also will see the expansion of temporary exhibits into TWO Pavilions, following the successful relocation and strategic reimagining of temporary space at the 2015 Summer Market; and the related growth of DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace, a unique Las Vegas Market offering of immediate-delivery antique, vintage and one-of-a-kind products designed to serve the independent retail and interior design audience.

Las Vegas Market’s well-established furniture category continues to evolve with the addition of new resources and upscale brands, including showrooms from the top 20 furniture manufacturers, with key resources including: Ashley, Bassett, Christopher Guy, Flexsteel, Heritage Home, Lexington, Natuzzi, and Standard Furniture. Additionally, Las Vegas serves as THE national bedding market, home to the top 15 bedding producers, including Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Spring Air and Tempur-Pedic.

Winter Market boasts an impressive array of gift suppliers, including top brands Archipelago, DEMDACO, Enesco, Kalalou, Midwest-CBK, Toyology and Yankee Candle; leading lifestyle resources include: Be Home, Hester & Cook, Kiss That Frog, Paddywax, UMBRA and Vera Bradley.

Beyond exhibits, Winter Las Vegas Market presents a variety of special events, including complimentary happy hours, daily Brunch Bars, product demonstrations, food and wine tastings, and live music; as well as a full schedule of educational programming addressing design trends, retailing strategies and more.  Three signature events highlight the winter 2016 schedule: Design Icon 2016, now in its 11th year, honors an interior designer who has made a significant contribution to the industry throughout his or her career and offers Las Vegas Market attendees an opportunity to learn from living legends; Pantone Color of the Year Presentation featuring Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year, with Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone Color Institute, addressing the color and its application to home furnishings and lifestyle merchandise; and FIRST LOOK, spotlighting the best new-to-market products in four major trend categories, as well as a trend presentation by curator Julie Smith Vincenti and a companion publication distributed at registration areas.

Las Vegas Market also offers an unparalleled range of buyer amenities, including a new on-campus shuttle, complimentary shuttle to/from host hotels, free parking in an onsite parking garage, fully-equipped Internet lounges, buyers’ lounges, grab-and-go breakfasts, greeters, nightly entertainment and convenient food options.  Complete details and a schedule of activities are available online at www.lasvegasmarket.com.

Winter 2016 Las Vegas Market runs Sunday, January 24 through Thursday, January 28, 2016.Permanent showrooms and casual temporaries are open Sunday to Wednesday, January 24-27, from 8am to 6pm, and Thursday, January 28, from 8am to 4pm. The Pavilions & DISCOVERIES run Sunday, January 24, from 9am to 7pm, Monday and Tuesday, January 25-26, from 9am to 6pm, and Wednesday, January 27, from 9am to 4pm (The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES are closed on Thursday, January 28). The B2 Home Furnishings temporaries are open Sunday to Wednesday, January 24-27, from 9am to 6pm, and Thursday, January 28, from 9am to 2pm.

Source: Las Vegas Market

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