Karel Exposition Management (KEM) Resumes Florida Furniture & Accessory Market in Orlando Area
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Larry Karel, President of Karel Exposition Management, announced that after a brief hiatus he is returning to the Orlando area to produce the 77th “Central Florida Furniture & Accessory Market” at Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida , August 11-12, 2013.
Karel Exposition Management, the nation's largest producer of regional furniture and accessory markets together with the Florida Home Furnishings Representative Association and the Florida Association of Furniture Manufacturers are sponsoring the show.
The highly anticipated show will feature over 300 spaces of merchandise that attract attendees from throughout Florida and the Caribbean. The show is open to buyers from furniture stores, interior designers and specialty stores from the home furnishings industry.
According to Karel, housing is on the upswing, the economy is improving and unemployment is diminishing in Florida. “We feel positive about the country and the economy. This show will be a bonanza for buyers and sellers across the state of Florida,” said Karel.
As of November, major companies such as Stanley Chair Company, Five Star Mattress, Sea Winds Trading, Carlton Manufacturing, Dixie Bedding/King Koil, Pelican Reef, Trade Wind Treasures, Charlotte International Trade and Grako International are participating.
“The show is eight months away and already we have sold nearly one third of the space. In addition there are a number of companies reviewing the floor layout so they can secure their space,” Karel reported.
The 77th “Central Florida Furniture & Accessory Market” is regional in scope which means it attracts buyers who do not attend other markets far from home. In addition, they are meeting a number of local resources and can get quick delivery.
“People love our shows since they are only a vehicle ride away, no costly housing, food or transportation,” Karel stated.
Karel is the first to emphasize that regional shows are vital. “At the show, manufacturers representatives can show the actual product that the buyer can see and touch.
According to Karel, the “Central Florida Furniture & Accessory Market” will have a wide variety of merchandise with many new and exciting introductions. Buyers will come to Kissimmee to see and meet new sources exhibiting furniture, bedding, lighting and decorative accessories from around the world.
“The mind-boggling array of merchandise on display at the “Central Florida Furniture & Accessory Market” is what the consumer will see in the months ahead in their area stores,” Karel said.
“People don’t come to a KEM show to socialize. It’s all about bringing the products to the buyer and writing business,” he added.
WHAT: The 77th Central Florida Furniture & Accessory Market
WHERE: Osceola Heritage Park - Exhibition Building - Hall A & B 1901, Chief Osceola Trail Kissimmee, Florida
WHEN: Sunday, August 11, 2013 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday, August 12, 2013 9:30 am- 5:00 pm
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