Retail Observer

November 2018

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NOVEMBER 2018 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 33 REGISTRATION OPENS FOR WINTER 2019 LAS VEGAS MARKET Registration for 2019 Winter Las Vegas Market is open at Las Vegas Market, which runs Jan. 27 – Jan. 31, 2019, offers more than 4,000 cross-category furniture, home décor and gift resources across three buildings and two pavilions. "Las Vegas Market offers buyers, designers and exhibitors an easy-to-navigate destination to launch new lines and discover the latest trends," said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer for International Market Centers. "Las Vegas Market is the nation's fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture market in the Western U.S." Winter Market offers Market-goers a variety of special events and industry networking opportunities, including the 14th annual Las Vegas Market Design Icon Award. The Las Vegas Market Design Icon Award honors an interior designer or architect who has made a significant contribution to the industry throughout their career. The award highlights the achievements of exemplary design and architectural professionals and offers Las Vegas Market attendees an opportunity to connect with and learn firsthand from living legends. Market-exclusive events include the 2019 Housewares Design Awards, which recognize design excellence in 11 core housewares categories, one SMART home category and a new Gourmet Specialty Foods category. During the industry event, the third annual Design Influencer Award will also be presented. Winter Market highlights also include key product introductions in gift, home décor and furniture resources in both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits. Introductions within the gift category include international, seasonal/garden, pet products and fashion accessories. Within furniture, there will be a focus on case goods, upholstery, casual/outdoor, mattress and bedding and hospitality. In home décor, new resources are expected in lighting, rugs, accents, wall décor and home textiles. Additionally, Winter 2019 will showcase all of the major producers and brands in mattress and bedding. Temporary exhibits at Las Vegas will showcase 500+ new and returning gift and home décor exhibitors in six categories at The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. Pavilion 1 features GIFT, DESIGN LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE; and Pavilion 2 presents HOME, DESIGN HOME and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace. Beyond products, Las Vegas Market offers proprietary trend program FIRST LOOK. The FIRST LOOK trend presentation features a curated showcase of products that reflect the diversity of styles, prices points and categories available at Market. For more, visit landing. At Market, buyers can also attend special buyer events, hospitality and product demonstrations; and use onsite buyer amenities, including campus and hotel shuttles, fully-equipped internet lounges, buyers' lounges and convenient café and food kiosks. Las Vegas Market's digital platform offers buyers, designers and market attendees a way to make Market preparation easier and more efficient. With the Las Vegas Market website and app, Market- goers can use the Exhibitor Directory to search by company name or key words. Additionally, Market Planner tools allow attendees to create and customize their preferred exhibitor lists. Floor maps to showrooms have been included into exhibitor profiles, and integrated market registration details, including Scan & Go QR codes, are available to users who have created an account. Dates for the 2019 Winter Las Vegas Market are Sunday, Jan. 27, through Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, with staggered show hours as follows: Permanent Showrooms & Casual Temporaries (C12 and C13) • Jan. 27 – Jan. 30, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Jan. 31, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (C13 closes at 2 p.m.) The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market • Jan. 27 – Jan. 29, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Jan. 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. B2: Home Furnishings Temporaries • Jan. 27 – Jan. 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Jan. 31, 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. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. Winter 2019 Las Vegas Market runs January 27-31, 2019. please visit for more information. RO

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