International Market Centers, an operator of showroom space for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries, announced the schedules for Winter and Summer Las Vegas Markets through 2016.
To better serve retailers’ needs for a weekend day and accommodate Friday travel plans, the company introduced a new Sunday to Thursday date pattern. Future market dates are Jan. 26-30, 2014; July 27-31, 2014; Jan. 18-22, 2015; Aug. 2-6, 2015; Jan. 17-21, 2016; and July 31-Aug. 4, 2016. Markets in 2014 and 2015 will overlap with other related industry events running in Las Vegas, offering buying and selling opportunities for buyers and suppliers.
“In the face of recent upheaval in the industry show calendar, with other shows switching dates and running times, Las Vegas is maintaining continuity and organizing a consistent timeframe for market participants,” stated Robert Maricich, president and chief executive officer, International Market Centers. “An extremely successful Summer Market – with exponential year-over-year growth in both buyer attendance and vendor participation – has teed-up some great momentum for our future growth, making Las Vegas Market the leading home furnishings and gift destination in the western United States.”
In Winter 2014 and 2015, the Las Vegas Market will continue its existing co-location with the Surfaces/StonExpo, which runs Jan. 28-30, 2014, and Jan. 21-23, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
“We are extremely pleased that Las Vegas Market dates will overlap with these industry-related markets and look forward to working with their organizers to make the most of our common timing and locations,” said Maricich. “Las Vegas clearly is ‘the place to be’ when it comes to doing business in the home furnishings arena.”
Taking place Jan. 29-30, 2014 is the second annual CEO Summit produced by International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises. This event will be part of the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market. Showrooms will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, through Wednesday, Jan. 29, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.
Looking ahead, the Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market will feature the completion of phase three of the Market’s transformation into a complete home furnishings and gift marketplace. This includes growth in giftware and home décor to supplement the furniture offerings that anchor the market. Phase three also features the introduction of new categories of merchandise, such as kitchen products and gourmet housewares.