Attendees Encouraged to Register in December for Exclusive Opportunity
LAS VEGAS – December 6, 2012 – Gift and home executives who register no later than January 4 for the inaugural Gift & Home CEO Summit during Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market will have exclusive access to Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary, at a special breakfast event on Thursday, January 31, 2013. The two-day summit occurs Thursday, January 31, and Friday, February 1, at World Market Center Las Vegas.
Reich has agreed to join CEO Summit participants for an invitation-only breakfast gathering immediately preceding his keynote address on Thursday, January 31, at 9:15 AM. His presentation, which will address international currency and geopolitical issues, will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers (IMC).
“This event offers a rare opportunity to personally meet one of the United States’ top economic strategists and thought leaders,” said conference organizer Randy Eller, president of Eller Enterprises. “We’re delighted to be able to offer this additional, and exclusive, benefit to our earliest CEO Summit supporters.”
Reich, an economic analyst, CNBC contributor, and author of 14 books, has served under three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. He also served on President Barack Obama's economic transition board. Currently a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, Reich has written more than 200 articles on the global economy, the changing nature of work, and the centrality of human capital. In 2003, he received the prestigious Vaclev Havel prize for his original contributions to economic thinking. In 2004, he was named one of America's three most influential opinion leaders on business and the economy, based on a study by Accenture.
The conference program – the first of its kind for the U.S. gift and home décor industry –includes keynote addresses, panel discussions and other topical presentations, with all content geared towards CEOs, presidents and owners of gift and home businesses. Co-produced by International Market Centers (IMC) and Eller Enterprises, the event will take place January 31-February 1, 2013, during the Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market. For more information or to register, visit www.giftandhomelv.com/ceosummit.
Ten key suppliers of industry services, leading sales agencies and well-established manufacturers of gift and home products are sponsoring the CEO Summit. Confirmed sponsors, to date, are: Brandwise; DEMDACO; Eller Enterprises; Evergreen Enterprises; Giftjobs.biz; Global Views; OneCoast; TM Capital; Whereoware; and Yankee Candle. For information, registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Randy Eller at 615-771-1112, x10 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market is a leading gift and home décor marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 800+ gift and home décor resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, gift and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among the gift, furniture, home décor and accessory industries. The Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market runs January 28-February 1, 2013, at the World Market Center. For more information, visit GiftandHomeLV.com.
About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P. Las Vegas Market is an international furnishings showcase that combines style, inspiration and productivity in an unrivaled, world-class destination. Situated on World Market Center Las Vegas’ state-of-the-art campus, Las Vegas Market features a comprehensive array of new product from thousands of leading manufacturers and lines in furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles and more—delivering Today’s Total Marketplace. Retailers and designers can shop product offerings from trend-setters in all home furnishings categories as well as benefit from complimentary educational, networking and hospitality events. With two markets each year, Las Vegas Market is the only major home furnishings market in the western U.S. offering a unique cross-section of suppliers and buyers spanning the home furnishings, décor and gift industries. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit www.imcenters.com.