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Winter 2013 Gift+Home At Las Vegas Market Opens Home Décor on C3 as Part One of Phased Growth Plan

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Article Summary: The winter 2013 Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market will feature updated categorization of temporary exhibits into ten distinct, themed product sections.


Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market announced that it  will offer visitors “more on every level” this winter, with highlights including new and expanded showrooms, debut of a new collection of high-end home décor suppliers on C3 and a completely updated categorization of temporary exhibits into ten distinct, themed product sections including new offerings. The winter 2013 Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market runs January 28 - February 1, 2013, at World Market Center Las Vegas (WMCLV).

“Gift+Home buyers will benefit from clearer categorization, concentration of related resources and an increased and expanded number of resources,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift + Home Décor, International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. “Of particular note, we are excited by the launch of C3 and its collection of leading home décor designers as the fifth gift + home floor in building C. This, plus the expansion and re-merchandising of the temporary exhibits on C4 and C5, all fit within a larger multi-phase reorganization strategy to position Las Vegas as the industry’s premier western US marketplace.”

Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market continues to build density on existing floors with new companies like Coton Colors, Grasslands Road, a division of Amscan, Inc., International Gem & Minerals, Roman, Inc. and Seasons Jewelry making their Gift+Home debuts on the 8th floor of Building C. Attendees also will be able to find more new products and trends from new showrooms including Blossom Bucket and Meissenburg Designs, as well as current residents like Gifts of Nature, Evergreen Enterprises, Next Step Reps and Ohio Wholesale who are expanding their current Gift+Home showrooms. Other leading showrooms include C&F Enterprises, Creative Co-op, DEMDACO, Ganz, Homestyle, K&K Interiors, Midwest-CBK, Onecoast and many others.

Beginning in January, C3 a new collection of several better home décor and home fashion showrooms will debut on Level 3 of Building C. This new concentration of stylish and sophisticated home products will be created through an infusion of new home furnishings and home fashions suppliers and through relocation of relevant resources from across the WMCLV campus. Joining existing anchors Classic Home, Feizy Rugs and Karastan, Las Vegas Market has commitments from new resources including Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal, Left Bank Art, Light & Living, Santangelo Lighting and more. In addition, Art Classics, Etoffe Makara, Jeffan, Jesco Lighting and Peninsula Home will relocate to this new destination.

The launch of C3 also extends the campus’ neighborhood-building initiative which started in July with the debut of B3 featuring notable décor lines such as Arteriors, Best Slip Cover, Bougainvillea, Brownstone, Chandra, Go HOME, Made Goods, Noir, Wendover Art and others.

Another strategic change for the January market is the reorganization of temporary exhibits in Building C – C4 and C5 – into carefully merchandised collections of related resources. HOME, STYLE and TEXTILES will be located on C4; and GIFT, GLOBAL, GOURMET, MADE, TREND, VINTAGE and CARRY! will be located on C5.

Sales are progressing rapidly for this new presentation, which introduces several categories new to Las Vegas Market, and key exhibitors secured to date include Amity Home, Authentic Models, Bearington Collection, City Paper, Cottonbelle, Elf on the Shelf, Ethel & Myrtle Jewelry, Focused Sales, French Artist Club, Garber Corp, Grace Management, Grenouille, Heather Ann Creations, Indika, Jiti, Kismet Designs, Madison Park Greetings, Melrose International, Mercana, My Mother’s Buttons, Nashville Wraps, Pandora’s Box, Sierra USA Corporation, Softline Home Fashions, Susan Sells Seashells, The Pangaea Collection, Theresa Seidel and many others. Additionally, Mimex Brands & Labels (formerly Heritage Lace) will make its western US debut at the January Market.

In addition to an outstanding selection of exhibitors and trend-setters from around the globe, Las Vegas Market hosts dynamic educational programming and networking events for participants. Winter market highlights also include a first-of-its-kind Gift & Home CEO Summit, which debuts January 31-February 1, 2013, alongside the Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market. Co-produced by International Market Centers (IMC) and Eller Enterprises, the summit will include keynote addresses, panel discussions and other topical presentations designed for executives in the gift and home industry. Topics will include: the effects of China’s economy and the European economic crisis; preparing a company for sale and exit strategies; building corporate culture; and other issues impacting the U.S. gift and home marketplace. Confirmed speakers to date are Jon Huntsman, Jr., former Ambassador to China, Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, and Claire Shipman, best-selling author and senior contributor for ABC News. Information and registration is available online at giftandhomelv.com/ceosummit.
A full slate of retailer-focused educational programming and special events also will be offered during the show. Business-building seminars will address in-store marketing, display and merchandising, social media and mobile marketing; and design-related seminars include sessions introducing the exciting new design tool Fandeck™, and using color and accessories to freshen interiors. Complete details are available online at GiftandHomeLV.com.

Showroom hours for the winter 2013 Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Monday, January28, to Thursday, January 31; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, February 1. Showroom hours for the Gift+Home temporary exhibits on C4 and C5, and Home Furnishings temporary exhibits on B2, are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Monday, January 28, to Thursday, January 31; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 1.

Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market is a leading gift and home décor marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 800+ gift and home décor resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, gift and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among the gift, furniture, home décor and accessory industries. The Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market runs January 28-February 1, 2013, at the World Market Center. For more information, visit GiftandHomeLV.com, or call (888)416-8600.

World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated gift, home and furnishings showroom and trade complex owned and operated by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, NC, and Las Vegas, and its mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the industries it serves. For more information, visit imcenters.com.

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