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World Market Center Las Vegas announced that it promises to cast new light on the home furnishings industry when it hosts its Summer 2008 Market from July 28 to Aug. 1. Online pre-registration for the milestone event opened today and is available at www.lasvegasmarket.com. The world’s fastest growing integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex will celebrate the opening of Building C and its 2.1 million square feet of premium showroom space in conjunction with Summer Market. The introduction of the state-of-the-art facility will add hundreds of exhibiting companies to the complex and, for the first time, allow every exhibitor and buyer to experience the Market exclusively on World Market Center Las Vegas’ ultra-modern, 57-acre campus. “The opening of Building C is an enormously important milestone for the Market as a whole and for the buyers and sellers who are looking for new ways to reinvigorate their business,” said World Market Center Las Vegas President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Maricich. “The ability to host every segment of the global home furnishings industry on our campus will radically change how people buy and sell. Concentrating the Market experience will maximize productivity and convenience and will facilitate more showroom visits in less time while increasing connectivity between buyers and sellers throughout Market week.” An exclusive selection of temporary exhibits will receive prominent dedicated locations within the campus, including the high-end Context, Living Green and Design and Living juried sections. The premium placement of these temporary exhibits represents World Market Center Las Vegas’ continuing commitment to the vibrant international, high-end, design and sustainability sectors of the industry. With 130,000 square feet on each of its 16 floors, Building C will house approximately 400 exhibiting companies. In all, the Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market will feature more than 5 million square feet of showrooms in three interconnected buildings and will boast many of the most prominent brands in the home furnishings industry. Those planning to attend Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market can book highly discounted accommodations at many of the city’s premier hotels when registering at www.lasvegasmarket.com. Stays at a large selection of the Las Vegas’ most prestigious resorts are available for less than $200 per night. Currently, the following hotel offerings are available: Bally’s Las Vegas -- $104 Bellagio -- $199 Caesars Palace -- $175 Excalibur -- $99 (Sunday-Thursday); $149 (Friday and Saturday) Four Queens -- $85 Golden Nugget -- $125 Hilton Grand Vacations -- $119-$149 Las Vegas Hilton -- $99 Luxor -- $109 (Sunday-Thursday); $149 (Friday and Saturday) Mandalay Bay -- $189 Monte Carlo -- $79 (Sunday-Thursday); $149 (Friday and Saturday) New York, New York -- $129 (Sunday-Thursday); $199 (Friday and Saturday) Palace Station -- $62 (Sunday-Thursday); $129 (Friday and Saturday) Paris Las Vegas -- $139 THEhotel at Mandalay Bay -- $255 Trump International Hotel & Tower -- $229 Westin -- $129 Wynn Las Vegas -- $199 “Creating a critical mass of buyers and exhibitors on a single, highly efficient campus, we bring to fruition the important third phase of creating the most productive and rewarding market experience available anywhere,” said Maricich. “Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market will be a unique opportunity to positively impact the businesses of both our exhibitors and our market attendees despite the broader economic malaise impacting the industry.” About World Market Center Las Vegas: World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex in Las Vegas. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the world. The $3 billion, state-of-the-art campus will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) open year-round to the trade. World Market Center produces the semi-annual Las Vegas Market, held every January and July, and is the fastest growing home furnishings trade show in the world. World Market Center is now leasing the third building to a broad cross-section of the home furnishings industry.

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