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Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market Located On One Central Campus

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For the first time in the history of Las Vegas Market, all exhibits, showrooms, social events and seminars will be on one central campus located in the heart of Las Vegas at World Market Center Las Vegas, soon to be the world’s largest trade complex serving the home furnishings industry. Summer Las Vegas Market runs July 28 – August 1. “The grand opening of our third Building this Summer is a watershed event. It celebrates a critical mass of over 5 million square feet of world class showrooms in one integrated, state-of-the-art campus—truly redefining everything about the Market experience,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Maricich. Centralizing the Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market makes it the most efficient and cost-effective market to shop, Maricich said, since concentrating the Market experience will maximize productivity and convenience, facilitating more showroom visits in less time while increasing connectivity between buyers and sellers throughout Market week. “It’s not enough to simply open our doors to the industry,” Maricich said. “In today’s challenging economy we have to make our event extraordinarily beneficial and well worth the trip. Now more than ever, buyers and sellers need to attract new customers and stimulate sales. We will have more new product introductions than any other Market and programming geared to truly help attending buyers compete profitably.” Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market Highlights: See Building C: The opening of Building C, a 2.1 million square foot addition to the growing home furnishings campus, is the most diverse line up of product categories and will usher in over 300 new exhibitors to Las Vegas Market. Tonight’s the Night: Grammy winning Rod Stewart will welcome attendees on the opening night of Market, July 28. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recording artist will take center stage and delight thousands of market attendees with a free concert performance following the ribbon-cutting celebration with project officials and special guests at 5:30 p.m. in the newly completed Grand Plaza. Furniture, Furnishings & Finds in Five Million Square Feet: This July, attendees will find more new design-forward manufacturers and resources, more new ideas and product launches, more permanent showrooms and image-creating style. They will also see the latest in trend-setting and eco-friendly furnishings across all product categories. In total, the Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market will feature more than five million square feet of showrooms in three interconnected buildings -- boasting many of the most prominent brands in the home furnishings industry. Market-goers will discover new product introductions from nearly 1,500 exhibiting companies. High-End, Green & International Highlights: An exclusive selection of exhibits are being featured in prominent dedicated locations throughout the campus, including the high-end Context, Living Green and Design & Living juried sections. The premium placement of these temporary exhibits on the fifth floor of Building C represents the Market’s continuing commitment to the vibrant international, high-end, design and sustainability sectors of the industry. A number of leading luxury brands will also be featured in the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas, a year round resource for designers located on the lower floors of the new Building C. Continuing the theme of high design, World Market Center Las Vegas and Fiera Milano have forged a partnership to collaborate on joint promotions, including a showcase featuring the best in Italian furniture design from the past 50 years. The Design Italiano exhibit will debut for the first time in the U.S. at July’s Market and will showcase the best in Italian furniture with top Italian designers including B&B Italia, Cassina, Flexform, Minoti and Giorgetti on the atrium level of Building C. Superb Seminars & Powerful Programs: The Summer Las Vegas Market features an especially robust offering of programs, including educational, trend-focused, green and design-oriented events throughout the week. Looking for the newest trends for the years to come? The Forecast Series offers a sneak peak of what’s hot in future seasons. The Brave New World Environmental Leadership Series covers all Market-goers need to know about “going green.” Special attention is also being devoted to help retailers capture more profits and better understand the increasingly important juvenile market. The Vegas Kids area will host educational seminars and a special reception, as will the new Lodge Living area in Building C. In addition to the many Market-sponsored events and educational programming, the Western Home Furnishings Association will feature dozens of business-building seminars throughout the week in the Retail Resource Center on the 16th Floor of Building B. Expect the Summer Las Vegas Market to feature plenty of celebrity appearances and lavish receptions as well. Helpful resources: Check out the complete schedule of Las Vegas events to plan ahead at www.lasvegasmarket.com/events. News releases and further information about July Las Vegas Market highlights can be found in our on-line press room. Visit http://www.lasvegasmarket.com/wmc/press_room/ for the latest updates taking shape at Las Vegas Market. The Summer 2008 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for July 28 through August 1, 2008 at World Market Center Las Vegas. Complimentary M-Line Shuttles will run continuously all day from host hotels to World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, 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, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC), open year-round.

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