Las Vegas Market Expands Seasonal and Gift Presentations
C7 Remerchandised to Showcase the Category Exclusively
The Las Vegas Market recently announced that its seasonal and gift presentation will expand for Summer 2018 Market with major showroom renewals, relocations and expansions, as well as a remerchandising of Floor C7 to create an exclusive showcase of the category’s leading suppliers. Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market is July 29 to August 2, 2018.
“Las Vegas Market is revamping C7 to support growth by existing anchor tenants and to address increased demand from renewing, expanding and relocating suppliers,” said Leanna John, director of leasing, International Market Centers. “We are remerchandising to improve both the quantity and quality of seasonal and gift merchandise and grouping similar resources together to deliver a more cohesive category presentation.”
Since 2012, the Market has experienced a 223 percent increase in gift buyer attendance and a 240 percent increase in seasonal buyer attendance. In connection with these gains, and related increases in buyer demand for these resources, Las Vegas Market’s seasonal and gift category has been steadily expanding. For the Summer 2018 Market, 32,000 square feet of furniture and home décor showrooms now located on C7 will be relocated to accommodate 32,000 square feet of remerchandised showrooms – opening, expanding and relocating – for Summer Market 2018.
New Las Vegas Market Website Launches with Enhanced Exhibitor and Market Planning Tools
New Features Fueled by Product Data and Imagery
International Market Centers (IMC) has launched a new proprietary website designed to highlight products and categories, enhance exhibitor discovery and simplify market planning.
The new lasvegasmarket.com website is live and is the culmination of two years of research, planning and implementation, according to IMC officials. The new site features a content-rich exhibitor directory and is provided free of charge to IMC customers.
“We are thrilled to bring this new tool to our exhibitor and buyer partners,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of gift leasing and chief marketing officer. “This first release in our digital strategy is a result of listening, learning and putting our customers at the center of all decisions. We will continue to refine, enhance and personalize these digital tools in the coming months and beyond.”
Belshaw noted that the goal of the new site and digital tools is to enhance access to and discovery of Las Vegas Market exhibitors and to provide tools to buyers that will make market planning more strategic, effective and efficient.
New and Returning Exhibitors Confirm Participation in Pavilions at Las Vegas Market
500-Plus Temporary Exhibitors Expected at Summer Market
Las Vegas Market announced recently that early commitments from newcomers and renewals by current resources are expected to bring a dynamic range and variety of temporary exhibitors to the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market this Summer. In total, the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market will showcase some 500-plus gift and home décor suppliers from Sunday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
“Las Vegas Market is continuing to attract record numbers of temporary exhibitors, with early commitments for Summer Market promising a substantial infusion of new-to-Market resources as well as a healthy number of returning exhibitors,” said Terence Morris, senior vice president Gift and Tradeshow Leasing, International Market Centers. “The nation’s fastest growing gift and home decor market, Las Vegas Market continues to expand and refine its temporaries – with greater breadth and depth of categories and improved layout of the floorplan – to best serve the needs of our ever-expanding buyer base.”
Retailers have high praise for the continued expansion of temporary exhibits at Las Vegas Market. “Las Vegas Market is always good for us, and as the temporaries grow, it is becoming even more so,” said Ray McKenzie, retail director, Filoli Historic House & Garden in Woodside, Calif. “Most of the orders we wrote were there; we will definitely be at Summer Market.”
Sue Fahje, retail manager and buyer for Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha, agreed, noting, “Las Vegas Market blew me away this year, with new vendors and so many new lines to explore. I picked up around 20 new vendors and wrote three times more orders than previous years! I especially appreciate the growth in Pavilions for GIFT; Las Vegas Market is doing an amazing job with its yearly growth.”
Temporary exhibits at the Summer Market will total 500-plus in two Pavilions, with GIFT, DESIGN LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE in Pavilion 1, as well as special showcases by Artisanal LA and Aid to Artisans; and HOME, DESIGN HOME and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace in Pavilion 2. The layout of Pavilion 2 has been reorganized to concentrate home décor resources – with HOME and DESIGN HOME concentrated at the front of the Pavilion and DISCOVERIES, VINTAGE, GLOBAL and CASH & CARRY grouped at the rear of the exhibit hall. (NOTE: Artexpo Contemporary Las Vegas is scheduled to return to Las Vegas Market in Winter 2019.)
PAVILION ONE: GIFT, DESIGN LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE
GIFT, the Market’s largest category will feature some 230-plus vendors, including new-to-Market resources. DESIGN LIFESTYLE will feature 25-plus new and returning exhibitors. HANDMADE will present 80-plus artisan exhibitors – its largest-ever number of designer-maker and globally-designed and fair-trade lines. A special highlight of HANDMADE will be the second appearance of Aid To Artisans’ TEAM showcase of first-time artisan exhibitors presented in partnership with leading non-profit economic development firm. TEAM (Training for Entrepreneurs in Artisan Markets) will feature a variety of curated, maker-produced goods from international artisans.
PAVILION TWO: HOME, DESIGN HOME and DISCOVERIES: THE ANTIQUE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE will showcase a variety of home décor product categories, including accent furniture, antiques, decorative accessories, faux botanicals, home décor, jewelry, lighting, one-of-a-kind products, rugs, tabletop, textiles, vintage items and wall decor. HOME, DESIGN HOME and DISCOVERIES will showcase a total of 220-plus exhibitors. A special return of a late-night “Cash & Carry Shopping Spree,” scheduled for Monday, July 30, until 8 p.m., will be among highlights of the Summer Market.
In its new position at the South entrance of Pavilion 2, DESIGN HOME will feature some 40-plus exhibitors showcasing a carefully curated, design-centric home décor, furniture and textiles products, including custom furniture and products appropriate for design-focused retailers and interior designers.
HOME, located immediately adjacent to DESIGN HOME, will present 55-plus exhibitors, with a variety of home décor products including growing presentations of lighting, faux botanicals and wall art. HOME newcomers will include: OutWest Products; Shenzen Qianhai Maci Technology Co., LTD.; and Zingz & Thingz. Returning exhibitors will include BNF Home; ORE International; Petal and Plume; Raekor Lighting; Replica Plants + Décor; SH Lighting; StarLeads Solutions; The Picture King; TribalHome; and Welland Industries. Returning to Market after a hiatus will be Rodeo Cowhide Rugs Leather and Accessories.
DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace will offer buyers a cohesive shopping experience with some 120-plus exhibitors encompassing the Antiquities, Vintage, Global and Cash and Carry categories.
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 4,300-plus 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 Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market runs July 29 to August 2, 2018. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.
Registration Opens for the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market
Registration for the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market – the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture market in the western U.S. – is open at www.lasvegasmarket.com/register
With a record 4,300-plus lines, Las Vegas Market showcases a comprehensive selection of cross-category resources and innovative, trending designs, offering a total home destination on an easy to shop campus. Summer Market highlights include exclusive trend programs – Ahead of the Curve and FIRST LOOK – and special events including the 8th Annual “Up on the Roof” Gift for Life fundraiser, 4th Annual ANDYZ Design Awards and 2nd Annual Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards. The Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market runs Sunday, July 29, through Thursday, August 2, 2018.
“Buyers will find an incredible breadth and depth of product resources at Las Vegas Market this Summer,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer, International Market Centers (IMC). “Both established and innovative brands will be well-represented on campus, offering buyers and designers extensive sourcing options and an efficient, effective Market experience.”
Las Vegas Market’s unbroken streak of Market-to-Market leasing gains is expected to continue, with Summer 2018 Market highlights including expansion of gift, home décor and furniture resources in both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits. For Summer Market, within the gift category, targeted growth is expected in housewares and specialty tabletop, handmade/artisanal products and lifestyle gifts. Within home décor, there will be a continued focus on better goods. In the furniture segment, new showroom additions and expansions support continued growth in a robust product category and include 180-plus causal and outdoor resources. Additionally, as THE nation’s bedding market, Summer 2018 will showcase the top 15 bedding manufacturers.
Temporary exhibits at Las Vegas Market will continue to expand this summer, with 100-plus Home Furnishings temporaries sold out on B2; more newcomers to the 100-plus Casual temporaries on C13; and 500-plus new and returning gift and home décor exhibitors in six categories at The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. Pavilion 1 will showcase GIFT, DESIGN LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE; and Pavilion 2 will spotlight HOME, DESIGN HOME and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace.
Dates for the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market are Sunday, July 29, through Thursday, August 2, 2018, with staggered show hours. Show dates and hours are:
July 29 – August 2, 2018
World Market Center Las Vegas
475 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV
July 29 – August 1, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
August 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market
July 29 – 31, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
August 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
B2 Home Furnishings Temporaries & C13 Casual Temporaries
July 29 – August 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
August 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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 4,300-plus 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 Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market takes place at World Market Center Las Vegas. Connections Housing, Las Vegas Market’s official housing partners, offers Market-goers best rates and assistance with shuttle planning. For more information and registration, visit, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.
Las Vegas Market Sustains Strong Gift Leasing
Showrooms Additions, Expansions and Relocations Propel Growth
Las Vegas Market announced recently that powerful leasing momentum continues to propel gift category growth, with more than 32,100 square feet of new, expanded and renewed showrooms recently confirmed for the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market, running July 29 to August 2, 2018.
“Las Vegas Market is maintaining its dynamic growth trajectory in the gift segment, with substantial numbers of high-profile vendors signing leases for new, expanded or renewed showroom space,” said Terence Morris, senior vice president gift and tradeshow leasing, International Market Centers. “The ongoing industry ‘buzz’ about the exciting buying and selling atmosphere is making Las Vegas Market not only the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market but also an industry must-shop event.”
Some 4,500-plus square feet of new and expanded gift showrooms already are confirmed for Summer Market.