Las Vegas Market Reports Surge In Temporary Exhibitors For Summer 2013 Market
Las Vegas Market announced this week that nearly 120 new resources will be featured among the Market's 390+ temporary exhibitors for the Summer 2013 Market, running July 29-August 2. Las Vegas Market has expanded and realigned its temporary gift and home décor exhibition space to feature 75,000 square feet of gift, lifestyle, handcrafts, fashion and personal accessories, tabletop, decorative accessories and home décor across four floors in Building C, in addition to 35,000 square feet of bedroom, living room, dining, upholstery, outdoor furniture, rustic, juvenile and mattresses on the second floor in Building B.
"The strategic realignment of Building C creates dynamic new synergies between gift and home décor temporary exhibitors and permanent showrooms with similar product categories, and produces a streamlined and more unified shopping experience for buyers," pointed out Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. "As the leading home furnishings and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is continually infusing the marketplace with temporary resources as an additional way to maximize the market experience for participants."
Within Building C, 320+ temporary exhibitors are organized into 10 distinctive themed product sections, with three home-focused categories (HOME, STYLE and TEXTILES) and one handcrafted category (MADE) on C5; and five gift -focused categories (GIFT, GLOBAL, GOURMET, VINTAGE and CARRY!) on C11. This summer, TREND category temporary exhibits will be presented on floor C10 alongside the new "C10 Lifestyle Collection" of permanent showrooms anchored by Anne McGilvray, Archipelago, Camille Beckman, Glory Haus and Just Got 2 Have It.
The home furnishings temporaries on B2 are completely sold out and feature 70 home furnishings suppliers offering a broad selection of products spanning all home furnishings categories. Summer 2013 will mark the debut of the UBM Sinoexpo pavilion and DGNED (Indonesian pavilion), and the addition of new B2 temporary exhibitors including Cannon Safe Inc, LightHeades Beds, MPACWOOD, Patiologic, QSTO, Timber Art Design and Wayborn Home Furnishings, plus many more.
Of the Market's 320+ gift and home temporary exhibits, more than 75 new-to-market companies will be showcased within each of the 10 categories, bringing a wealth of new resources to buyers. Notable newcomers to floors C10 and C11 are: Bottlehood, Bridge for Africa, Charles Viancin, Donna Sharp, French at Heart, Glenda Gies, Jessie Steele, Monahan Papers, PicnicTime, S.A.L.T. Sisters, Sophisticated Style, Swahili Imports, Tervis Tumbler, Tinsel Trading Company and Tribalinks. On C5, key new home exhibitors include: Iron Thread Design, Jellybean Nicahome, Original Charleston Bedswing and Sustainable Threads; and Aviologie, Burnt Knuckle Glass and Vilmain Inc. are among newcomers to MADE's unique, one of a kind artisanal resources. For a complete listing of temporary exhibitors, visit HERE.
In addition to the newly-reorganized temporary floors in Building C, the new c-ONE cross-category showcase makes its debut at the Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market. The c-ONE showcase will present some 45 iconic home décor resources in both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitions, with c-ONE temporary presentations utilizing nearly 12,000 square feet of exhibit space. The most recent additions to c-ONE's roster of top-level suppliers in temporary presentations include: Chairs & Tassels, Ion Design Furniture, Mitchell Black LLC, Oliver Gal, Plat du Jour, Pheromone and PublicLight USA. These companies join previously committed suppliers Ann Gish, Jonathan Adler, Fatboy USA, Tara Shaw, and many others.
In line with this influx of new temporary exhibitors, this summer International Market Centers will hold a temporary booth awards program, recognizing exhibitors who have demonstrated exceptional and inspirational booth design and visual merchandising. Winners, based on overall visual appeal, creative merchandising, brand messaging and boothmanship, will be announced on Wednesday, July 31.
A variety of special events, including daily networking opportunities, evening entertainment and hospitality rooms also are planned to spotlight temporary exhibitors throughout Buildings B and C. In Building B, UBM Sinoexpo will host a cocktail reception in its pavilion on Tuesday, July 30, at 4 p.m.; DGNED (Indonesian Pavilion) will host a "Buyers Gathering" on Monday, July 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Building B temporaries will host a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Highlights in Building C include gift and home décor floor opening celebrations on C1, C5, C10 and C11, on Monday July 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Market participants also are invited to "Start Your Day On C11," with complimentary breakfasts, including mimosas, Monday, July 29, through Wednesday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.There also will be a special brunch served on C5 on Tuesday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In addition to these complimentary food and beverage events, Popcorn Girl popcorn and "I beat the heat on B2" personal fans will be distributed to buyers on B2 while supplies last. A special Buyers Lounge, offering business center amenities, beverages and a quiet place to relax and network with colleagues, will be open daily from Monday, July 29, through Friday, August 2, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on C10.
For more information, visit lasvegasmarket.com.