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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

First Time Buyer Orientation

9:00 am - 9:45 am | Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

Speaker: | Event Type:Seminar

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.

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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

Passing the Torch: Top 5 Keys to Family Business Success

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Retailer Resource Center, Building B, B-1050

Speaker: | Event Type:NAHFA

NGN endorsed seminar Working with family and multiple generations is hard. Industry veterans and young leaders have to learn how to find a successful balance between the needs of the business and the people in it. Juggling the business and the relationship aspect often creates a lot of stress. For the business to thrive, we have to learn how to take care of each other’s needs and expectations. The challenge is we employ people with different goals, work ethics, expectations, and communication styles. Dr. Mark Green is an expert in helping people overcome these challenges. He speaks as a researcher, a professor, a consultant, and from his personal experience. During this powerful session, Mark will provide clear tactical keys to finding success. He will cover succession planning for both the successor and the generation taking the lead. This session will also share best practices, research based insights, and tips for clear communication between generations.

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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

Balloon Upgrades for Increased Profit with burton+BURTON

10:00 am - 10:45 am | Building C, C838

Speaker:Peggy Williams , burton + BURTON | Event Type:Showroom Event

Join Peggy Williams as she shares tips and techniques for simple and cost-effective upgrades to balloon designs that can be used to attract customers to your store. Merchandising and promoting with balloons is an effective way to showcase your store and product displays. This seminar will demonstrate both helium and air-filled options. Peggy has worked in the gift, floral and balloon industry for over three decades. Over the years, she has worked with many of the top balloon manufacturers to train supermarket floral attendants on ways for retailers to implement balloons into their merchandising displays. Her infectious energy and sense of humor has educated and entertained seminar attendees from coast-to-coast. She currently serves as Education Coordinator for burton + BURTON, and spends much of the year traveling the country sharing the joy and profitability of balloons.

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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

Thinking with a Pencil

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Retailer Resource Center, Building B, B-1050

Speaker: | Event Type:NAHFA

Jody Seivert, One by One Companies. Consumers need knowledge, salespeople need information. Here’s how to teach your staff to create a visually interactive conversation with a customer that will include qualifying questions, standard sizes of furniture and simple room layouts. You’ll also learn how to easily execute this process with every customer, every time.

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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

More Beautiful Less Wasteful - An Inspiring Discussion With Celebrity Designers

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | WorldView on Sixteen

Speaker:Monica Pedersen , HGTV
Susan Inglis , Sustainable Furnishings Council
Dann Foley , Dann Foley Lifestyle
 | Event Type:Seminar

Sustainable Furnishings Council DESIGNINGreen Leader Monica Pedersen will be joined by Dann Foley, Dann Inc., and other celebrated designers to discuss their work and inspire us. In keeping with SFC's effort to reduce the nearly 10million tons of furnishings that end up in our landfills every year, these fashion forward design mavens will reveal that much of their work involves reusing and recycling, an economical and richly storied way to dynamic new looks. Learn the importance and the fun of their success in creating the most beautiful products and interiors with the world's most plentiful natural resource. (0.1 CEU)

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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

Updated Design Ideas with Mesh with burton+BURTON

11:30 am - 12:15 pm | Building C, C838

Speaker:Tom Michael , burton + BURTON | Event Type:Showroom Event

Join Tom Michael as he showcases inspired and creative design ideas using mesh. From wreaths and garland, to centerpieces and décor, Tom’s knowledge of working with this versatile material will give you the confidence you need to create masterpieces. Tom is a visual designer with burton + BURTON and spends much of his time traveling around the country merchandising burton + BURTON’s permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position including over 20 years in retail, and he passes on the valuable tips he’s learned over the years in his seminars.

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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

How to Get Your Entire Team on the Profit Bandwagon!

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Retailer Resource Center, Building B, B-1050

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John Egger, Profitability Consulting Group The most profitable stores in our industry develop systems and processes that hold everybody on their team accountable to profit and they share that profit with all their employees. John Egger has helped many hundreds of stores of all sizes increase their profits. This seminar is good for anybody in the industry and will be your most profitable hour at market!

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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

Signature on the World: Creating a Global Brand

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | WorldView on Sixteen

Speaker:Christopher Guy Harrison
Christiane Lemieux , Executive Creative Director Wayfair, Founder of DwellStudio
Jaime Derringer , Design Milk
Arlyn Hernandez , Luxe Interiors + Design
 | Event Type:Seminar

Join Arlyn Hernandez, Executive Editor of Luxe Interiors + Design, for an engaging discussion with leading industry professionals from the worlds of design, retail, manufacturing, and publishing. They’ll explore and break down what it takes to build a distinct, global brand that speaks to today’s market, including the importance of content curation, brand partnerships and licensing, and defining a signature style. Panelists will be Christopher Guy Harrison, Luxury Furnishings Designer, Christiane Lemieux, Creative Director of Wayfair/Founder of DwellStudio and Jaime Derringer, Founder & Executive Editor of Design Milk (0.1CEU)

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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

Balloon Upgrades for Increased Profit with burton+BURTON

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm | Building C, C838

Speaker:Tom Michael , burton + BURTON | Event Type:Showroom Event

Join Peggy Williams as she shares tips and techniques for simple and cost-effective upgrades to balloon designs that can be used to attract customers to your store. Merchandising and promoting with balloons is an effective way to showcase your store and product displays. This seminar will demonstrate both helium and air-filled options. Peggy has worked in the gift, floral and balloon industry for over three decades. Over the years, she has worked with many of the top balloon manufacturers to train supermarket floral attendants on ways for retailers to implement balloons into their merchandising displays. Her infectious energy and sense of humor has educated and entertained seminar attendees from coast-to-coast. She currently serves as Education Coordinator for burton + BURTON, and spends much of the year traveling the country sharing the joy and profitability of balloons.

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 Sunday, January 18 - Sunday, January 18

Healthcare Gift Guide: Top Picks for Hospital Gift Shops (RSVP)

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Tour of Building C

Speaker:Mary Plathe , Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals | Event Type:Tour

Discover the hidden treasures and multitude of sparkling hospital gift shop products at Las Vegas Market! Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals (AHVRP) retail committee chair Mary Plathe, volunteer services manager for Orange City Area Health System, will pre-scout the very best and brightest offerings from our most exciting vendors. Then health care gift guru Mary Plathe will guide us through her finest gems and jewels! RSVP now, as groups are limited to 20 buyers: http://www.lasvegasmarket.com/show-highlights/tours.

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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)