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January 18-22

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Enjoy a variety of complementary hospitality & networking events that provide opportunities to strengthen your business and unwind.


DAILY EVENTS

Buyers Morning Grab & Go

Sunday, January 18 – Thursday, January 22
From 7:30 am
Grand Plaza
Sponsored by Dormeo

Afternoon Bars on the Floor

Sunday, January 18 – Wednesday, January 21
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Building A, Floors 3-4, 9
  • Building B, Floors 2-4, 6, 7, 11
  • Building C, Floors 3-11, 14-16



NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT IN THE GRAND PLAZA

Sponsored by Dormeo
Enjoy Las Vegas-style hospitality and live entertainment with complimentary drinks for all Market attendees.
Every Evening
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Sunday: Lon Bronson All Star Band
  • Monday: Alizma and DJ A+
  • Tuesday: Yellow Brick Road

Kick Off After Party

Sunday, January 18
10:00 pm
Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand
Complimentary entry with Market badge

Exhibitors Appreciation After Party

Thursday, January 22
10:00 pm
Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand
Complimentary entry with Market badge



SEMINAR EVENTS

First Time Buyer Orientation

Sunday, 9-9:45am
Building C, Seminar Room C174 (Surya Seminar Room)
Sponsored by Surya

Take advantage of this special orientation designed for new buyers to help maximize your buying time and inform you about the many resources, destinations, seminars and events that Las Vegas Market has to offer.

Merchandise For Small Space Design Can Equal Big Profits

Christopher Grubb
Sunday, 3-4pm
Building C, Seminar Room C174 (Surya Seminar Room)
Sponsored by Surya

As baby boomers retire and cities become more crowded with the younger age set and an influx of one- and two-person households, demand for smaller homes and apartments has grown to an all-time high. So how does this trend toward smaller living spaces affect the merchandising needs of retailers and the work of designers, who cater to this market? Beverly Hills Interior Designer Christopher Grubb, whose family was in retail for over a century, discusses market trends in furnishings and décor techniques that maximize the look and feel of smaller living spaces. Grubb will showcase projects that include smaller scale furnishings, products to accessorize with, unique ideas for display, lighting and finishes that make a small space look large. See what end users are demanding in product so you can become a trend leader, as opposed to a follower. The same design ideas can be applied to your retail store or showroom, proving that smaller spaces can have big style. (0.1 CEU)

First Time Buyer Orientation

Monday, 9-9:45am
Building C, Seminar Room C174 (Surya Seminar Room)
Sponsored by Surya

Take advantage of this special orientation designed for new buyers to help maximize your buying time and inform you about the many resources, destinations, seminars and events that Las Vegas Market has to offer.

First Look

Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media
Monday, 10-11:00am
Worldview , B16

Las Vegas Market’s popular FIRST LOOK program returns this winter with a retooled format tailored to today’s cross-category buyers and lifestyle stores. The latest Las Vegas Market product introductions—ranging from furniture and decor, to gifts and tabletop—will be presented cohesively in a fast-paced program, geared to both retail and designer audiences. Along with the best new-to-market products, FIRST LOOK curator and 20-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti will serve up design insights and purchase trends from a host of industry tastemakers and trendsetters. Be sure to pick up your copy of the companion FIRST LOOK publication, which is distributed at registration areas, plus view the brand new FIRST LOOK lifestyle vignettes located in Building B. Want even more Las Vegas Market Winter 2015 product debuts? Be sure to follow the Winter 2015 FIRST LOOK boards at www.pinterest.com/LasVegasMarket. (0.1 CEU)

Lunch Power Hour with DSA: Think Beyond Spa! Personal Care + Wellness Retail

Allan Share & Patti Biro
Hosted by Day Spa Association and IMC
Monday, 12-1:30pm
TBD

Join Day Spa Association for lunch and a dynamic insider view of what is driving the expansion of the spa and personal care products market. Allan Share and Patti Biro will share insights that target both buyers and suppliers and reveal the next big opportunity! The personal care and wellness retail market is poised for expanded growth - not only in the spa setting - but across all retail channels. Be part of the movement! Open to all retailers AND vendors in the spa, personal care and wellness lifestyle market. Bonus: All attendees receive a complimentary one year membership to the Day Spa Association/International Medical Spa Association

Secrets of Great Style: Tips on Creating Lifestyle Environments That Lure Customers, Online and In Stores

Panel Discussion
Monday, 1-2pm
Worldview, B16

Join Furbish Studio and I Suwannee Founder Jamie Meares as moderator of our panel of top lifestyle editors, designers and bloggers for a conversation on how great styling and decorative details can drive business for brick and mortar stores and online retailers. Learn how to make your business stand out and be noticed with near-perfect merchandising and decorative tips that appeal to today's lifestyle shopper. Tastemaker Dallas Shaw and others will share some of their secrets that have grown their businesses and massive followings, and will be followed by Q&A’s from the audience. (0.1 CEU)

New Harmonies: Changing Themes in Color and Design Trends for the Home in 2015

Laurie Pressman, Pantone
Monday, 3-4pm
Worldview, B16

With lifestyle patterns and tastes consistently evolving, the old color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines and options. Color stories for 2015 highlight a more spontaneous approach with new harmonies in both color and design. Join Laurie Pressman, VP Pantone Color Institute as she reveals the key color trends for 2015 – where they are coming from, why they are happening and where they are headed in the future, plus get an inside glimpse into the selection of Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. (0.1 CEU)

Design Icon: Honoring Colorful Design Legend Carleton Varney

Carleton Varney
Tuesday, 10am-12pm
Worldview , B16

Carleton Varney, one of America’s best-known interior designers, will be honored as the 2015 Design Icon during the Winter Las Vegas Market. He will share his rich, colorful history in the field of design, recount stories about many celebrity clients and high profile projects, and impart design philosophies that have set him apart throughout his career. Varney is president of New York-based Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., one of the oldest established interior design firms in the United States, named after the company founder who was one of the doyennes of interior design from the 1920s to the 1960s. Continuing Draper’s tradition, his design philosophy stresses the use of bright colors and the rejection of all that is impractical, uncomfortable and drab. Following the Design Icon presentation will be a book signing of Varney’s latest book, Decorating in the Grand Manor—a lavishly illustrated book that features many of the interior design projects from throughout his career. The Dorothy Draper Collection of furniture by Kindel Furniture Company, will also be on display at the event. (0.2 CEU)

Build Profits and Elevate Your Business with Private Label Products

Jackie Von Tobel
Tuesday, 2-3pm
Building C, Seminar Room C174 (Surya Seminar Room)

Take advantage of new technology and to-the-trade services available today to easily design, manufacture, and sell private label products to your customers. Open a whole new stream of revenue for your business by offering exclusive home décor items to your clientele that reflect your design aesthetic and signature style. Learn step by step, how to enter into and profit from this lucrative market while using it to elevate your brand at the same time. Private Label Products not only add to your bottom line but they impart a level of professionalism and expertise to your business that sets you apart from your competition. You will learn about the basic techniques, skills, and technology needed to easily design products and bring them to market. Use these products to turn your website and blog into a profitable source of residual income through product sales while growing and promoting your brand. Jackie Von Tobel is an award winning product designer, author and interior designer who has self-produced product and licensed her designs for signature lines through established manufacturers in home decor product categories such as fabrics, drapery hardware, tabletop, gift, and garden. (0.1 CEU)

Curated Docent Tours - Top Museum Store Product (RSVP)

Hosted by Museum Store Association and IMC
Tuesday, 2-3:30pm
Tour in Building C

Tour the top museum store product at Las Vegas Market! Museum store expert Chacho Herman, museum store manager at San Diego Museum of Art, will pre-scout the very best and brightest offerings from our most exciting vendors. Then Chacho will lead a “docent” tour of his wonderfully curated collection! RSVP now, as groups are limited to 20 buyers: sjones@imcenters.com.

Leveraging social PR – The New Way to Get Media Attention

Julia Rosien, Restonic
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30pm
Building C, Seminar Room C174 (Surya Seminar Room)

Ten years ago when you had something newsworthy to share, you found a PR agency that harvested product or service reviews from journalists and editors. It was almost always a one-way ticket to media attention, which lead to more sales. Bloggers are the new PR agencies, journalists and editors all rolled into one – and the relationship is a whole lot trickier. Just as there are good journalists and lawyers, there are a few shady ones too – same with bloggers. And it’s not always easy to spot the bad apples. During this seminar, Julia Rosien, Brand Engineer for Restonic Mattress, will share advice on how to find reliable, results-oriented bloggers – and how to create successful relationships with them. (0.1 CEU)

A Retailer’s Place in e-Commerce with Amazon

Brent Avila, Amazon
Wednesday, 10:30-11:30am
Building C, Seminar Room C174 (Surya Seminar Room)

Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find, discover, and research virtually anything they want to buy online or off. Many shopping experiences begin online, and those experiences significantly impact offline sales. Amazon’s commitment to creating a customer-centric, fair marketplace allows retailers to sell products to a large audience ready to shop and purchase. As e-Commerce continues to outpace traditional retail growth, it is more important than ever for retailers to have a presence on Amazon. This seminar session is intended for furniture & décor retailers who are interested in learning how e-Commerce influences customer behavior, how Amazon.com can help them reach new customers to incrementally grow their business, and how the marketplace on Amazon works. (0.1 CEU)

World Tour: Smart Designs from the World's Top Markets

Deb Barrett
Wednesday, 1-2pm
Building C, Seminar Room C174 (Surya Seminar Room)

Las Vegas Market attendees will discover the latest color, product and material trends sourced from the top international design markets. Covering a year’s worth of trade shows, you’ll see the most interesting, innovative and beautiful new fabrics, furnishings, lighting, accessories and more from Heimtextil, Maison&Objet, IMM Cologne, Decorex, 100% Design, ICFF and several other events. We’ll take a look at the social, consumer and cultural currents that will impact design in the coming years through the introductions of these new design products and services. This whirlwind tour brings the latest design themes to you, outlining how certain products and style references develop from one show to the next. Hundreds of photos are complemented by dozens of actual product samples. Plus, Las Vegas attendees will be the first to see what innovations were launched at Heimtextil 2015. A well-known award winning designer, editor, trend strategist, speaker and industry presence for more than 30 years, Deb Barrett attends dozens of industry trade shows and design events to keep abreast of the hottest new trends and product innovations. Tracking the most cutting-edge developments of the ever-evolving art + science of design puts her right at the forefront of the industry. (0.1 CEU)