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1/20/2014 : Everything Social at Las Vegas Market

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Everything Social at Las Vegas Market

Meet & greets, exclusive tours, market after-parties, and an Instagram takeover by top tastemakers will round out the social scene at next week’s Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—(Monday, January 20, 2014)—Not only has Las Vegas Market grown by leaps and bounds over the last two years—adding 1.1 million square feet of new and expanded showrooms and products in all categories of furniture, home décor and gift—but the social calendar is also on overdrive. Exclusive tours, meet and greets, brunch bars, and official market after-parties at Las Vegas’ top nightclubs—plus inspiring activities with top tastemakers on social media sites—will connect the home industry at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, scheduled January 26-January 30, 2014.

The campus will be abuzz with energizing entertainment in the Grand Plaza as well as nightly receptions hosted throughout the Market floors. Plus, attendees will be treated like VIPs in several leading Las Vegas nightclubs for official after-parties. Las Vegas Market attendees will be greeted daily with complimentary breakfasts, nightly courtyard receptions, and cocktail receptions. Book signings with top design personalities, as well as the distinguished WOW Awards hosted by Withit, will punctuate a week of who’s who in home furnishings in Las Vegas.

Also new to the social media scene will be an Instagram takeover by 15 leading design tastemakers including Barbara Barry, Ron Woodson, Jaime Rummerfield, Jason Oliver Nixon, Dallas Shaw and many more. In a promotion tagged #ViewonVegas, these tastemakers will hijack Las Vegas Market’s Instagram feed (@LasVegasMarket) each day of market, giving attendees and followers a glimpse of how Market unfolds—the finds, the fun and the friends—through their distinctive lenses.

“Market week in Las Vegas not only connects buyers and sellers in an efficient venue with ample resources, but also ensures those connections are energizing and fun. We are proud to host a number of exciting events designed to engage and inspire our attendees and allow them to network with fellow industry professionals,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “Las Vegas is known for its world-class hospitality, and IMC offers no exception when it comes to extending our buyers and exhibitors a compelling Market experience.”

A round up of the must-see happenings and headlining events throughout Market week include:

HEADLINER HAPPENINGS IN SHOWROOMS:

Expert-Led Tours of Building C Hot Spots with Ron Woodson and Dallas Shaw

•    C-ONE TOURS include better home décor, furniture and directional tabletop vendors, led by Ron Woodson of Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design

Sun., Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. and Mon., Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. | C-ONE

•    C11 TOURS include fashion, accessories, and personal care vendors, led by Dallas Shaw, known as THE “it-girl illustrator” and style expert

Sun., Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. and Mon., Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. | C11

Ever wanted the scoop on what top designers are scouting at Market? Join Ron Woodson and Dallas Shaw for exclusive tours of two of Market’s hottest spots – the temporary floors c-ONE and C11. Sign up for one (or both) of these lively and interactive limited-availability tours at http://www.lasvegasmarket.com/show-highlights/tours.

Barry Dixon Collection Brunch at Arteriors

Sun., Jan. 26, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Arteriors, Building B, B360

Mark Moussa & Barry Dixon to host a southern themed brunch to celebrate Dixon’s second collection by Arteriors.

Monica Pedersen Furniture Collection by Abbyson Living Launch

Mon., Jan 27, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Abbyson Living, Building B, B880

Celebrity Designer Monica Pedersen and the Abbyson Living Team launch the exclusive Monica Pedersen Furniture Collection by Abbyson Living. Be the first to get a glimpse of the brand new collection.

Safavieh - Introducing Thom Filicia Lighting

Mon., Jan. 27, 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. | Safavieh, Building A, A101

Safavieh will host an informal Q&A session followed by luncheon with interior designer Thom Filicia to introduce his first lighting collection. Following lunch Thom will sign copies of his book, American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat.

Meet & Greet and Signing with Tracy Porter

Mon., Jan. 27, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Next Step Reps, Building C, C-891

Visit the Next Step Reps showroom for a meet & greet and signing with Tracy Porter— designer, author and lifestyle entrepreneur.

Book Signing with Barclay Butera

Mon., Jan. 27, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Eastern Accents, Building A, A130

Eastern Accents showroom hosts acclaimed designer, Barclay Butera, for a book signing. Refreshments will be served.

Kate Mesta - "Our Modern Family Laguna Beach" Celebrity Party

Mon., Jan. 27, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Kate Mesta, Building C, C1005

Designer and reality star Kate Mesta "Our Modern Family" is joined by surprise celebrity guests in a celebration of the new "Kate Mesta Brand" showroom. Enjoy special custom jewelry gifts, music, food and drinks.

2014 Design Icon Presentation and Reception, Honoring Barbara Barry

Tues., Jan. 27, 11 a.m. | Design Icon Presentation | Building B, 16th floor WorldView Ballroom

Tues., Jan. 27, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Book signing and Reception | Global Views Showroom A153

Critically acclaimed interior designer and author Barbara Barry will be honored as the Winter 2014 Design Icon. Get a rare glimpse into the life story and inspirations that have influenced her life in design at a special presentation and Q&A. Immediately following the presentation will be a book signing and meet & greet reception located at Global Views (A-153) where guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and conversation.

Meet & Greet with the Legendary Donny Osmond

Tues., Jan. 28, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Building C, 5th Floor Atrium

Meet and greet with legendary singer, musician, actor, dancer and former teen idol Donny Osmond. Donny unveils his new home collection – Donny Osmond Home by Donny & Debbie Osmond – at A&B Home for Winter Market. Grab a photo opp with America’s favorite teen heartthrob while seeing his new line.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA SCENE:

Instagram

Follow @LasVegasMarket on Instagram and hashtag #ViewonVegas to get an inside-look at the market finds, fun and friends of these design tastemakers, who will be doing a take-over of Las Vegas Market’s Instagram feed! Plus, post a comment each day for a chance to win a $100 AMEX giftcard.

•    Sun., Jan. 26 - Ron Woodson, Barry Dixon, Lewis Perkins and Greg Dunlop
•    Mon., Jan. 27 - Jaime Rummerfield, Dallas Shaw, Christian May, Jason Oliver Nixon 
•    Tues., Jan. 28 - Barbara Barry, Gretchen Aubuchon, Jill Seidner, Michelle Workman 
•    Wed., Jan. 29 - Ashlina Kaposta, Kelli Ellis, Lori Dennis

Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and More

Follow www.pinterest.com/lasvegasmarket on Pinterest to see Las Vegas Market’s FIRST LOOK brand; it’s a Ready Your Repin rally for “Likes” and “Repins.” Follow the FIRST LOOK SUMMER 2013 Furniture, Accents and Tabletop & Gifts boards to receive timely updates about new product introductions each day of market. The product pin on each 2014 board that earns the most Likes and Repins will be announced shortly after the show.  Plus, attendees are encouraged to take to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram in advance of market to get a preview of the hottest new product introductions as well as stay abreast on all of market week’s events and showrooms happenings. From timely new products pins to compelling Facebook albums and Instagram photos of this season’s hottest trends, Las Vegas Market’s social pages will be buzzing.

RECEPTIONS AND PARTIES GALORE:

Rep Appreciation Party

Sat., Jan. 25, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. | Grand Plaza

The hard work and dedication of reps has been integral to Las Vegas Market's success and this catered feast is our way of saying thank you. Take a break from market preparations and relax with your peers.

WithIt’s WOW Awards

Sun., Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:00 p.m. dinner | Building B, 16th Floor WorldView Ballroom
The WOW Awards celebrates excellence in the home and furnishings industry and recognizes the accomplishments of people who are shaping the future of our industry. This year's WOW Award honorees represent the greatest hearts and mind in home furnishings today. For more information on tickets, visit http://www.withit.org/

Complimentary Morning Grab 'N Go

Sun. Jan. 26 through Thurs., Jan. 30, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | Grand Plaza

Start your day off with a healthy granola bar, coffee and juice at our Grab ‘N Go bar, available daily Sunday - Thursday in the Grand Plaza.

Gift and Home Decor Brunch Bars

Sunday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 31, 10a.m. to 12p.m. | C5 and C11

Enjoy brunch-inspired cocktails while you shop and explore the gift & home décor temporary floors, Sunday through Thursday.

Gourmet Tastings & Pairings

Sun., Jan 26 through Thurs., Jan 39, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  | C11-180

Join us and discover how well our GOURMET offerings pair with a nice glass of wine! Ask one of your GOURMET exhibitors for a pairing.

Gift & Home Décor Afternoon Bars
Sun., Jan 26 through Wed., Jan 29, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. | B3-B4 and C3-C11

Join us for beer & wine while you shop and network on the gift & home décor floors, B3-B4 and C3-C11.

Happy Hour on the Furniture Floors

Mon., July 29 through Wed., July 31, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Select Furniture Floors A9, B2, B6, B10, B7, B10, B11, C14 and C15

Mix, mingle and network with colleagues on select furniture floors while enjoying delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, compliments of Las Vegas Market.

Evening Courtyard Receptions – Sponsored by Dormeo Octaspring

Sun., Jan 26 through Wed., Jan 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Grand Plaza

After a productive day of market, wind down at the Grand Plaza and enjoy an evening of fun and networking with your peers at Las Vegas Market.

Las Vegas Market Official After-Party

Tues., Jan. 28, 10:30 p.m. | Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace

Complimentary VIP admission with your market badge.

Las Vegas Market Official After-Party

Wed., Jan. 29, 10:30 p.m. | Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Hotel

Complimentary VIP admission with your market badge. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Open bar for Las Vegas Market attendees.

Las Vegas Market Exhibitor Appreciation Party

Thurs., Jan. 30, 10:30 p.m. | Hakkasan at MGM Grand

Complimentary VIP admission with your market badge. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Open bar for Las Vegas Market attendees.

A complete schedule of events and receptions (including showroom-hosted events) is available at www.lasvegasmarket.com/events.

Additional amenities available to Market attendees include complimentary shuttle service to and from select host hotels, free parking in multi-level onsite parking garage, fully-equipped Internet lounges, free Wi-Fi on campus and convenient food vendors throughout campus.

For more information about Las Vegas Market, please visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

About Las Vegas Market & International Market Centers, LP

Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,000+ resources in an unrivaled market destination.   With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more – delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States.

For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

Las Vegas Market is produced by 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 http://imcenters.com/.

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