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Las Vegas Market To Unveil Extensive New Resources In Building B

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World Market Center Las Vegas announced that retailers and interior designers looking to maximize their experience at 2009 Winter Las Vegas Market, February 9 – 13, will find the latest and greatest conveniently located under one roof—Building B at World Market Center Las Vegas. The 1.6-million-square-foot Building B will be a true hub of activity during Las Vegas Market, including an assortment of new and expanded showrooms, educational resources and convenient services. Expansions abound To accommodate the many new product introductions planned for 2009 and growing retail business at Las Vegas Market, many World Market Center Las Vegas showrooms have moved to expanded spaces in Building B. Such companies include Dovetail Furniture and Designs, one of the largest importers and distributers of eclectic handmade furniture, accessories and textiles from around the world; Peninsula Home Collection, which features uniquely painted and distressed furniture handcrafted in South America; Crestview Collection, showcasing a full line of portable lighting, accent furniture, accessories and wall decor for today’s home; and Richter Designs, premier manufacturers of high-end custom upholstery, are all moving their show-rooms to larger spaces within Building B. Additionally, to accommodate buyers looking for fresh resources and products, a new eclectic mix of permanent showrooms will be located entirely on the first floor of Building B. Showrooms located here will showcase a wide array of fashion-forward products that are unique in character and originate from different corners of the globe. “These showrooms will offer an assorted mix of traditional, transitional and contemporary home furnishings and will feature accessories, wall decor and other modern trends of design,” said Babs Blair, Vice President of Leasing for World Market Center Las Vegas. “This will be an area that designers will go crazy over.” Buyers will find an array of goods that boast unique staining and finishing processes, as well as products made from stone, granite and marble. Dining and occasional tables, crafted from a variety of different types of finishes, such as hand-painted chests and leather goods, also will be featured. Such tenured companies as Acrylicore, Environment Furniture, Charles Carol, Crestview, Style Craft Frames & Wall Decor and Kreiss will have exhibit space on the first floor. Cutting-edge lines that were previously located on other floors, such as Andes International, Armenart, Casa Bonita, Classic Leather, Dovetail Furniture & Designs and Peninsula, will now be relocated on the first floor of Building B. High-design juried showcases now located in Building B In tandem with the changes taking place on the first floor, the second floor of Building B will also be fashion forward: “B2” will serve as the home of the juried showcase exhibits, including ConText, Design & Living and the Living Green Pavilion. “These exhibits have been held at various locations in the past, so we are excited to provide a permanent home for them in Building B. As always, this will be a must attend destination for discriminating buyers and designers,” said Tim Branscome, Vice President of International for World Market Center Las Vegas. Each section of the juried showcases will allow buyers the chance to purchase a variety of unique and exclusive products shown by exhibitors at the Las Vegas Market. Marking its one-year anniversary at the 2009 Winter Las Vegas Market, ConText is the premier showcase for high-end home textiles and bedding, offering decorative pillows and cushions, luxurious bath items, table linens and throws among others. Design & Living is ideal for buyers searching for hot trends, including creative and colorful products that range from traditional to contemporary. This exhibit will convey high-designs for home furnishings and decor, as well as innovative products and exceptional accessories. Las Vegas Market’s Living Green Pavilion offers the latest in innovative eco-friendly and sustainable designs. The Living Green Pavilion is the country’s largest, most comprehensive venue of its kind, showcasing an array of recycled, reclaimed and renewed products from prestigious exhibitors. All products displayed are verified sustainable. The 2009 Winter Las Vegas Market is proud to offer the Living Green Pavilion as a resource for buyers to educate themselves on the latest in the eco-friendly movement. As always, the juried showcases boast a strong international presence and will highlight new designs from Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Asia. “There will be a lot of surprises on the second floor. Buyers should anticipate the opportunity to see a lot of new companies that have not exhibited in the country before,” said Branscome. Upon reaching the second floor of Building B, buyers will have the option to go directly to one of the three showcases. With convenient access from both the escalator and elevator, there is no need to walk through one section to reach the next. In addition, buyers can take advantage of the accessibility from the second floor of Building B to the Las Vegas Design Center, the year-round hospitality marketplace located in Building C. “Interior designers, architects, high-end specialty retailers, suppliers and buyers looking for new designs will have an excellent opportunity to explore ConText, Design & Living and Living Green Pavilion on floor two, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center, which is conveniently located across the skywalk in Building C,” said Branscome. “These two independent parts complement one another nicely, so their prime locations and trend-setting designs offer buyers convenience as well an incredible product mix.” Educational Resources In addition to the wealth of home furnishings manufacturers and their products, attendees will be able to take advantage of many educational, trend-setting, industry and business seminars that provide meaningful and strategic tools to make their business successful and their Market experience more valuable. World Market Center Las Vegas, along with Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) and National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA), is unveiling an Education Concierge to provide streamlined education information and world-class service to all Market attendees. Located in the Lobby of Building B, the Education Concierge will be available for those wishing to learn up-to-date seminar details, locations and speaker contact information. Specialty seminars will cover trends, color, merchandising, buying patterns, sales techniques, business strategies, sustainability and more. “With a robust offering of seminars from World Market Center Las Vegas and WHFA, we take pride in providing original and relevant seminars with information that attending retailers and designers can truly apply to their business,” said Margaret Casey, Director of Programming for World Market Center Las Vegas. “The expertise and passion our speakers bring is reflected in their valuable and engaging presentations. By providing our attendees with easy access to information on all of these events at one convenient location, the Education Concierge adds additional value during Las Vegas Market.” A majority of Market’s seminars will take place on the 16th floor of Building B. Additionally, the NHFA/WHFA Retailer Resource Center is located there and features a number of resources, including enhanced technology, coffee bar, Internet cafe, new vendor space and a “Launch Pad” for new product introductions. For detailed descriptions of the programming scheduled for Winter Las Vegas Market, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com/events and click on the Interactive Events Calendar. The Winter 2009 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for Feb. 9 - 13, 2009 at World Market Center Las Vegas. Attendees can register and reserve discounted rooms online now at 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. With the opening of Building C, World Market Center now stands 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 $3 billion, 12 million square feet and 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the world. The state-of-the-art campus showcases 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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