Las Vegas Market Summer 2016Features Libby Langdon, Christopher Kennedy, Barclay Butera, Michael Moloney, Justina Blakeney, Beekman Boys, Ahead of the Curve, FIRST LOOK, ANDYZ Awards, GIFT for Life & NEW Designer Tours

LAS VEGAS – (June 15, 2016) – Las Vegas Market today announced a new series of original programming that will appeal to designers, furniture, gift and home décor buyers and retailers at Summer Market running from July 31-August 4, 2016. The roster offers attendees a variety of choices – more than 30 in all – to learn from some of the most important designers and thought leaders in the industry, connect with peers, get ahead of the curve on trends, participate in guided tours of market with top designers, magazine editors and earn up to 11 FREE CEU credits in the process. Important new additions include seminars specific to the casual category as well as antiques, vintage and handmade with seminar rooms on the casual floors and in dedicated temp venue The Pavilions.

Highlighting the roster are: Las Vegas Market-exclusive Ahead of the Curve – the centerpiece of summer programming – editors from Sunset, Rue, Dwell and LUXE Interiors & Design will offer up the latest trends and share personal insights as well as lead intimate tours of market to share their favorite finds; FIRST LOOK – Las Vegas Market’s signature trend program featuring market resources aligned with key themes, product vignettes and companion print guide; Sherwin-Williams® Colormix™ 2017 Color Forecast; and more seminars and events with top tastemakers Barclay Butera, Michael Moloney, Libby Langdon, Justina Blakeney, Christopher Kennedy, the Beekman Boys as well as Designer-led Curated Tours, book-signing parties with designers and celebrities and much more.  Some events do require pre-registration. For complete details and to register, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com/seminars-and-events/

Las Vegas Market is proud to partner with the American Society of Interior Designers, Gift & Home Trade Association, Museum Store Association, Zoo & Aquarium Buyer’s Group, Day Spa Association, Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals, and the Home Furnishings Association (on-site Retailer Resource Center), among others, for additional programming.

Schedule Highlights:

Sunday
Design Your Future with Celebrity Designer Michael Moloney
ANDYZ Awards with Christopher Kennedy – ASID & Las Vegas Design Center (champagne and dessert)
Design Destinations 2.0: Where Home is Headed Next, Deb Barrett, Soft Design Lab
Cross-marketing Secrets for the Small-Business Entrepreneur – Jo Packham, Where Women Create

Monday
FIRST LOOK Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media
Beekman Boys: Beekman 1802 – Seasonal Merchandising and Creating Your Store’s Brand
Sherwin Williams® Colormix™ 2017 Color Forecast with Director of Color Marketing Susan Wadden
Libby Langdon: Interior Design Meets Exterior Design – Casual and Outdoor Trends
Best of the West in Design with REstyle SOURCE and Justina Blakeney

Tuesday
Ahead of the Curve with the editors of Sunset, Rue, Dwell and LUXE Interiors & Design
Tried and True Tactics to Drive Traffic and Increase Sales with The Gourmet Retailer
Savvy Retailer Tools, Becky Tyre, Retail Details Blog and Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine
Maximizing Retail Sales: Lifestyle Trends presented by Allan Share and Patti Biro, Day Spa Association
Non-Profit Retail Roundtable with the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals, Museum Store Association and Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group

Tours:
Sunday-Tuesday NEW! Destination Tours – guided tours of handmade, designer items, antiques, vintage, millennial-driven trends, casual furniture, decorative accessories, gift and more. Space is limited. RSVP required.

Sunday and Monday – Ahead of the Curve Market Tours with editors of Sunset Magazine, Rue, Dwell and LUXE Interiors & Design

Las Vegas Red Carpet Designer Tour: Soft Design Lab
Jackie Von Tobel and Deb Barrett, in cooperation with International Market Centers
Join Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel of Soft Design Lab for the Las Vegas Red Carpet Tour at Summer Las Vegas Market, July 30- August 2, 2016. http://softdesignlab.com/LVMKT-experience


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.

For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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/.

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