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Seminar Series at July 2008 Las Vegas Market To Highlight Color, Lighting & Trends

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World Market Center announced that seminars on the season’s hottest colors, home furnishing and design trends plus home lighting looks will educate and enlighten attendees at the Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market July 28 through August 1. World Market Center Las Vegas is sponsoring seminars focusing on the most current home furnishings trends; color as an influencer for product purchases and the many uses of home lighting. All seminars are free to Las Vegas Market attendees and will take place July 28, July 29 and July 30 on the 16th floor of World Market Center’s Building B. Sensational Color: Kate Smith, founder of Sensational Color and 2008 Color Marketing Group event chairperson, will present on current color trends influencing the home sector. She will reveal a host of external factors influencing a rise in popularity of a certain color and cover which hues make the greatest impact on upcoming product palettes. Smith will draw on her own experience in the industry to discuss color as the “silent salesperson” and how it communicates a message about a brand or product. Her presentation also will include a color forecast and will highlight the psychological and emotional aspects of color. Sponsored by World Market Center Las Vegas and Furniture Style magazine, this seminar will take place Monday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the World Forum in Building B on the 16th floor. Trendwatch Live!: Internationally recognized home furnishings trend expert Michelle Lamb will take the Las Vegas Market stage for her latest installment of TrendWatch Live! in which she will share her top color and design trends for home décor before holding a question and answer session. She will also discuss emerging styles with images from the most recent trade events, including looks fresh from the show floor in Las Vegas. Lamb is the founder and chairman of Marketing Directions Inc., which produces a full line of home furnishings trend and color forecasts, as well as “The Trend Curve,” a bi-monthly newsletter. Sponsored by World Market Center Las Vegas and Furniture Style magazine, the seminar will take place Tuesday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the World Forum in Building B on the 16th floor. The Art of Lighting for Homes: In a dynamic and informative presentation, award-winning lighting expert and author Randall Whitehead will discuss how lighting can significantly impact the look and feel of a home. He will reveal how lighting can influence a space and will discuss how lighting can enhance color and texture, emphasize depth and dimension and combine comfort with drama. Whitehead will also share best practices for creating energy-efficient lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Known as an innovator and leading expert in the field of residential lighting, Whitehead draws on his more than a quarter-century of consulting to develop a rare and comprehensive body of knowledge about lighting and how it impacts virtually every surrounding. He has appeared as a guest expert on The Discovery Channel, HGTV and CNNfn. He also is the author of seven highly acclaimed books on lighting design, the most recent being Residential Lighting, a Practical Guide. Attendees to the Las Vegas Market will have more options than ever before with stimulating educational seminars that enhance their Market experience. Included in nearly 40 informative seminars is World Market Center s’ “Design Icon Series” featuring design legend Larry Laslo; “The Brave New World Environmental Leadership Series,” designed to provide key information and proven strategies for effective change with a focus on long-term consumer and supplier education; and the educational series offered by Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) in the Retailer Resource Center; WHFA is the largest affiliate of the National Home Furnishings Association. For more details and a complete list of all seminars, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com/events.com. The Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for July 28 through Aug. 1, 2008 at the World Market Center & Pavilions. For more information about World Market Center Las Vegas, including registration and discounted hotel room offers, please visit www.LasVegasMarket.com. 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. In July 2008, when Building C opens, World Market Center will stand at more than five million square feet of space, exceeding the size of any trade merchandise mart in the United States. 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.

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