Visitors from 75+ Countries & Exhibitors from 20 Countries at Summer Market
LAS VEGAS – (June 28, 2016) – Las Vegas Market announced today that international visitors and exhibitors will be well-represented at the summer edition, July 31-August 4, 2016, with buyers from nearly 80 countries registered to attend, and more than 116 exhibitors from 20 countries showing.
“Las Vegas Market continues to establish itself as a must-attend event for our industry, drawing new-to-market suppliers and buyers from around the globe,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “Las Vegas Market is attracting large numbers of international buyers and exhibitors due to our positioning as the fastest-growing home décor and gift market in the Western states, as well as being the West Coast’s only furniture market. As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is developing a world-wide reputation for offering a dynamic assortment of fashionable and saleable products in an efficient and productive shopping environment that is extremely conducive for companies developing international business relationships.”
International buyers are expected to flock to Summer Market, with representatives from 54 countries currently registered to attend. Canada represents the highest number of registered participants, with executives from the Cantrex Group, The Brick, and Leon’s Furniture already confirmed to attend. A number of visitors from Mexico also are registered, including representatives from Liverpool and Ace Home Center; as well as a large number of visitors from Colombia.
Las Vegas Market is implementing a number of initiatives to welcome and cater to international buyers. The signature FIRST LOOK trend program featuring market resources aligned with key themes, product vignettes and companion print guide will be simultaneously translated into Spanish; Las Vegas Market also will be presenting the Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2017 Color Forecast in Spanish. There will be a special International Buyers Lounge on the 11th floor of Building C, where a light breakfast and lunch will be served and Spanish-speaking interpreters will be available as needed. Las Vegas Market also will offer a Spanish translation of its popular “Market 101” video.
For the first time this summer, Las Vegas Market is partnering with exhibitors to offer exclusive show specials for Canadian buyers. These include: free shipping to Canada from Ave Home, Cyan Design and Paragon for minimum $2,000 orders, Meva for minimum $4,000 orders, and Bombshell Betty and Mixing Whimsy with no minimum order; 10% discount with purchase of a dining set from C.R. Plastic Products, as well as on orders of more than $200 from Broke Jewels, Cranston Jewelry, Green Bubble Gorgeous and Gypsy Junkies; at market opening order discount from $750 to $500 from Halo Home by KSW; 20% discount on cash and carry orders of more than $300 from Lisa Souers Designs; 5% off for every $5,000 spent (up to 20%) from Feizy Rugs; 20% off wholesale for Canadian buyers from No Whining Designing; 20% discount from Pendulux; 20% off wholesale price list for Canada customers and free testers with credit card purchase from Primal Elements; and submission of the NAFTA form from Queen of My Heart. For a complete list of show specials for Canadian buyers, visit www.Lasvegasmarket.com/show-specials.
In addition to the growing numbers of international buyers, Las Vegas Market is attracting substantial numbers of international exhibitors, as well as U.S. representatives of international firms. More than 116 furniture, gift and home décor suppliers from 20 countries will be represented at Summer Market. The largest number of international exhibitors are from Canada, with more than 51 companies. Other countries represented are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Singapore, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
In addition to internationally-based companies, a number of leading international furniture, home décor and gift brands are participating in Summer Market through U.S. subsidiaries. Leading international home décor brands exhibiting at Summer Market include: Daniel Stuart Studio; FabFunky; Mercana Art Décor; Mood Dekor; Northwood Collection; Outpost Original; Picture Depot; Ren-Wil Inc.; Veruu Design, and Vita Lighting. Major global gift brands include: Abbiamo Tutto; Alessi; Eva Solo; JIA Inc.; Jura; La Maisonette; Le Creuset; Mepra, and Torre & Tagus. High-profile international furniture brands exhibiting at Summer Market include: Cheers/Man-Wah; Décor-Rest; Flair Enterprises, division of Minhas; KUKA; Magnussen Home; Natuzzi; Palliser; Primo; Sunpan, and Violino.
International brands and globally-sourced products will be particularly well-represented in temporary exhibits at The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. The HOME category will showcase two newcomers from Australia — Langdon and Incy Interiors – and a concentration of internationally sourced one-of-a-kind items will be showcased in DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace: Antiques & Interiors; Blue Ocean Traders; Cheppu Himalaya; Enchanted Imports; Exotic Textures; Go Home; Shebobo; Uber Chic; and Vintage Addiction.
Summer Market highlights include the addition of some 40 new tenants in the gift, housewares and home décor categories as well as 50 new furniture companies; concentration of new boutique home décor resources on C5; the grand opening of new permanent exhibit space on C1; continued resource growth in the C10 Lifestyle Collection; the targeted expansion of C11 as the industry’s newest destination for gift-oriented housewares, gourmet products, specialty food and tabletop items; continued expansion in casual and outdoor products on C12 and C13; presentation of the top 15 bedding manufacturers; sold out home furnishings temporaries on B2 and expansion of The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market to feature some 500 temporary exhibitors.
Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 3,100+ 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. Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market runs July 31-August 4. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.
About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P.
Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,900+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more — delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States.
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Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 12.1 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.