ATTENTION: Owners, CEOs and Presidents of gift, home décor and furniture manufacturing companies.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to attend  second annual Las Vegas Market CEO Summit Wednesday, January 29 -  Thursday, January 30, during Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market. International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises proudly present this first of its kind conference, designed to address and provide insight into the critical issues facing industry leaders today.

Participants will gather to discuss timely and relevant topics like:

  • • Entrepreneurship
  • • The Global Economy
  • • IT Planning
  • • Product Development
  • • Corporate Citizenship
  • • Hispanic Market Opportunities
  • • Innovation

Participants will hear from foremost experts on the world economy who will share practical applications to help secure the future of your business. The conference also provides a valuable opportunity to collaborate with industry colleagues regarding the hard-hitting topics unique to your position as a company leader.


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Luke Williams
Professor of Marketing and Executive Director of the Berkley Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, New York University's Stern School of Business

Best-selling author Luke Williams will draw on his book “Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business” for his speech, “Disrupt—Sparking Business Transformation with Innovation.” Williams is an internationally recognized authority on innovation leadership and works with organizations all over the world on challenges ranging from creating new products and services, to transforming organizational processes and behaviors.


Susan Packard

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Susan Packard
Co-founder of HGTV

Ms. Packard’s presentation will cover her amazing career success using her best practices experience of entrepreneurship. Her position as Co-Founder of HGTV as well as other significant businesses puts her in unique position of being a true authority of how to overcome obstacles and build great companies.



Vivek Kundra

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Vivek Kundra
Former Chief Information Officer for the United States

Mr. Kundra will speak on proper IT planning for businesses and the role that data will play in the future to transform businesses into worldwide organizations. Mr. Kundra currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets for



Charles Garcia

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  Charles Garcia
White House Aid & Hispanic Community Leader

Mr. Garcia will address the rising consumer influence of Hispanics in the USA, and to specifically address how the gift and home furnishings industries can cater to this community in everything from product development to operations of their companies.



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Sam Wardwell
Senior Vice President, Pioneer Investments

Leading economic forecaster Samuel Wardwell, provided by The Fisher Wealth Management Group of UBS, will address the “Global Economic Outlook for 2014.”  He and his Investment Strategy Specialist team are responsible for providing updates on overall financial market performance, economic trends and the firm’s economic outlook to clients and their advisors.


  $395       Individuals whose company exhibits in an IMC property in both High Point, NC AND Las Vegas, NV
  $595   Individuals whose company exhibits in an IMC property in High Point, NC OR Las Vegas, NV

Individuals whose company does not currently exhibit at an IMC property

Conference Schedule



4:30 – 5:00 pm   Welcome, opening remarks, and introduction of keynote

5:00 – 6:00 pm   Keynote presentation – Mr. Luke Williams

6:00 – 7:00 pm   Cocktail hour sponsored by Giftcraft

7:00 – 8:30 pm   Dinner sponsored by Global Views




8:00 – 9:00 am     Breakfast sponsored by DEMDACO and opening remarks

9:00 – 10:15 am   Introduction and opening speaker – Mr. Samuel Wardwell

10:15 – 10:45 am Break sponsored by Whereoware

10:45 – 12:00 pm Introduction and second speaker – Mr. Charles Garcia

12:00 – 1:30 pm   Lunch sponsored by Evergreen

1:30 – 2:45 pm     Introduction and third speaker – Mr. Vivek Kundra

2:45 – 3:15 pm     Break sponsored by Brandwise

3:15 – 4:30 pm     Introduction and fourth speaker – Ms. Susan Packard

4:30 – 5:30 pm     Cocktail hour sponsored by Ivystone

*Conference schedule subject to change

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