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Las Vegas Market announced that it kicks offs the nation’s most comprehensive residential design, construction and furnishings sourcing week with expanded and reimagined furniture, décor and gift resources plus 40+ events at its January 29-Feburary 2, 2023 staging at World Market Center Las Vegas. It is the first of five trade shows – including Design & Construction Week’s (DCW) NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) and The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS); The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES, StonExpo, and TileExpo; and The National Hardware Show (NHS) – that will together attract the nation’s design and retail power to Las Vegas.
“A reenergized and enthusiastic buying and selling community is set to convene in Las Vegas,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Centers (IMC) CEO. “Expanded, trend-driven resources at Las Vegas Market combined with the opportunity to explore innovations in design and construction products at these concurrent major shows offers an opportunity like nowhere else this winter.”
Refreshed Marketplace Brings New Brands to Las Vegas Market
Strategic updates in showroom and temporary exhibit presentations are bringing new resources, encouraging brand expansions and improving the shoppability of World Market Center Las Vegas for the Winter 2023 buying event. Some 53 new, expanded and relocated showrooms bring a new energy to Las Vegas Market’s 600+ brand and sales agency showrooms representing thousands of line to source across 37 floors in Buildings A, B and C.
In furniture and décor, reorganization of Building A and growth in bedding resources are further strengthening Las Vegas Market’s brand offerings with some 47 updates across nearly 450 showrooms on 30 floors Buildings A, B and C. The Building A restack has resulted in some 16 new, expanded and relocated brands including luxury home furnishings brand Theodore Alexander, which debuts in Winter 2023 as an anchor tenant in the open daily Las Vegas Design Center. Adding to the previously announced Building A updates is a relocation for Sunny Designs (wood furniture). Some 16 more updates to the furniture and home décor offerings on 23 floors in Buildings B and C include accessories, antiques, furniture, textiles, wall art and service providers. Adding to the previously announced growth are four new showrooms: Eureka Ergonomic (ergonomic furniture for gaming, living and working), Meissenburg Designs (vintage wood and metal signage and accessories), Nativa Interiors (high-end furniture) and Rizzy Home (rugs, bedding, linens, pillows, throws and more).
Las Vegas Market, the national bedding market, is highlighted by the return of Serta-Simmons leading 15 updates in Winter 2023. Two more bedding updates are a new showroom for Boyd Sleep (specialty sleep products and platform beds) and expansion for DeLandis (Deluxe Home mattresses). These brands join industry leaders including Casper, Corsicana Mattress Company, Malouf, MLILY, Purple, Stearns & Foster, Tempur Sealy International, Tempur-Pedic and many more among nearly 100 mattress and bedding resources on 10 floors in Buildings A, B and C.
In Las Vegas Market’s gift offerings, the 11th floor of World Market Center Las Vegas’ Building C becomes a key destination for the gift industry with the opening of a new showroom for celebrated Los Angeles-based sales agency Stephen Young, which represents some 60 gift, décor, publishing and lifestyle brands. Five addition updates bring more handcraft gits and décor, seasonal, outdoor living and packaging resources to nearly 200 showrooms offering product across the gift spectrum on seven floors in Building C.
Augmenting Las Vegas Market’s refreshed showroom offerings is the largest temporary exhibit offerings since the Gift and Home temporary exhibits relocated to the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas in 2021. Driving the 10+% growth in the gift and home décor offerings is significant brand expansions and growth in specialty categories offering even more new product for buyers. Some 300+ exhibitors – including 50+ new exhibitors – are showcased in six categories: Gift, Home, Design, Handmade, Luxe and Immediate Delivery. Adding to the temporary offerings are the Furniture Temporary Exhibits on B2 with nearly 70 brands presenting casegoods, casual furniture, dining tables, sofas, chairs, recliners, rustic furniture, traditional wood furniture, office furniture, occasional tables and home décor.
A full list of market exhibitors is at LasVegasMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory.
Engaging Market Programming
Some 40+ events staged over five days allow Las Vegas Market attendees to expand their business knowledge, network and celebrate the industry. Educational programming – exploring trends, business strategies and more in 11 CEU-eligible courses – features new offerings by the Interior Design Society (IDS) adding to hallmark sessions including the proprietary FIRST LOOK trend forecast and interactive tours. Additionally, industry organizations the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Business of Design and the Home Furnishings Association (HFA) will present education.
Opportunities for the industry to come together again are offered throughout Las Vegas Market. An enhanced courtyard experience is the backdrop for the Market Kickoff Party on Sunday, January 29 as well as nightly cocktail events. Additionally, Las Vegas Market offers Grab & Go Breakfast in the Courtyard, happy hours and entertainment in the Expo and in Buildings A, B, & C throughout the week.
At-market interactive elements expand in Winter 2023 with a new Market Beauty Bar offering hair and make-up freshening in the Building B lobby. Other notable locations are the FIRST LOOK product display in the Expo Pre-Function space, the Market Snapshot display in the Building C lobby and photo-ops in the Expo lobby and the Building A lobby.
As part of extended industry association programming, seven buying groups – American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), Fair Trade Federation, GC Buying Group, Museum Store Association (MSA), North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA), Spa Industry Association and Zoo, Aquarium & Garden Buyers Group (ZAG) – will host a “Sip and Shop” in the temporary exhibits to introduce retailers to brand members as well as member meetings and gatherings. The full list of Winter 2023 events is at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars.
Gift For Life Fundraising Kickoff
Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charity, begins 2023 fundraising at the Winter Las Vegas Market. Exhibitors are raising money in a variety of ways including donations of a portion of at-Market sales, pledging $1 per order or flat-fee contributions to support World Central Kitchen’s (WCK) crisis-related hunger relief around the globe. IMC has pledged $2,500 toward Gift for Life’s $20,000 fundraising goal. Donations can be made at https://donate.wck.org/LVWinter23.
Easy-to-Use Planning Tools
Multichannel planning tools help buyers find the right products for their businesses. The Las Vegas Market website (LasVegasMarket.com) is a hub of information with an exhibitor directory, travel information – including information about shuttle service from 27 hotels and Harry Reid International Airport – an events guide and digital version of the nearly-200-page Las Vegas Market Preview, Market Resource Guide and EXPLORE: The Gift & Home Temporaries Magazine. Representatives from four leading retail and design organizations serve as the Winter 2023 Market Pros, showcasing favorite finds and market moments on the Las Vegas Market and Las Vegas Design Center’s social media accounts. The Las Vegas Market App allows buyers to browse and navigate to exhibitors, find amenities, plan their visit and get inspired with social media.
In partnership with IBS, KBIS, TISE and NHS, Las Vegas Market is making it easy for buyers to explore whole home products from construction to furnishings. Las Vegas Market attendees can access discounted rates at LVMKT.com/5Shows.To encourage cross-category sourcing attendees at all shows can utilize free shuttle service between show venues January 31- February 2, 2023.
The Winter 2023 Las Vegas Market is January 29 – February 2, 2023 (Gift and Home Temporaries are January 29- February 1). Permanent showrooms (Buildings A, B & C) are open Sunday, January 29 – Wednesday, February 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Thursday, February 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Gift & Home Temporaries (located in The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, adjacent to Building C) are open Sunday, January 29 – Tuesday, January 31, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesday, February 1 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Home Furnishings Temporaries (Building B, Floor 2) are open Sunday, January 29 – Wednesday, February 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Thursday, February 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
About Las Vegas Market: Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs January 29 – February 2, 2023, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Registration is open now at LasVegasMarket.com.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. Our premium showroom spaces spanning more than 20 million square feet in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, paired with our digital tools connect the wholesale industries we serve. IMCenters.com.