IMC Transforms Las Vegas Market Temporary Exhibit Experience with Opening of Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas
New Facility is Slated to Open at Summer 2020 Market
LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 27, 2020) – The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, a new 315,000-square-foot exposition facility, will transform the buying experience in the Las Vegas Market temporary exhibits when it opens in July 2020. With a new easy-to-shop layout, enhanced category presentations and seamless connection to the Market’s permanent showroom offerings, the Expo will expand the product resources available to furniture, home décor and gift buyers at Las Vegas Market.
“The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas will enhance the experience for the buyers and suppliers who do business at Las Vegas Market,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “The state-of-the-art facility will be the new gateway to the World Market Center, creating a dynamic new synergy between the Market’s 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift showrooms and temporary exhibits.”
With an easy-to-walk and efficient-to-navigate layout, The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas will be a one-stop-shopping destination for temporary gift and home products. The grid-like layout will be divisible into two halls – North and South – which will showcase 1,000+ booths in six well-defined categories.
Beginning in Summer 2020, The Expo will present 650+ temporary gift and home exhibits, a projected 25-percent increase from Winter 2020 Market, in six updated destinations: Design, Gift, Handmade, Home, Immediate Delivery and Luxe. Design will present 50 suppliers in a curated collection of contemporary and design-led gift and home décor resources; Gift will feature 320 exhibitors in an integrated collection of traditional and contemporary giftware that includes decorative gifts, tabletop and housewares, gourmet foods, jewelry, apparel, personal care, baby and kids resources, stationery and innovative lifestyle products; Handmade will showcase 100 artisans in a curated collection of handcrafted and designer maker products; Home will present 120 suppliers in a destination that features accent decor, furniture, textiles, linens and decorative accessories; Immediate Delivery will feature 130 lines of cross-category products that are available for immediate purchase including vintage, antiques, jewelry, accessories, gift items, found objects, repurposed and recycled home décor, and apparel, among others; and Luxe will feature 50 exhibitors in a juried showcase of luxury gift, home furnishings and home décor goods.
The Expo’s contiguous positioning with Building C makes it the gateway to the entire World Market Center campus. Attendee and exhibitor registration will move to the lobby of The Expo in a repositioning that improves traffic flow between the Market’s permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits. Other building amenities include an onsite shuttle bus depot, attached parking garage and two permanent “grab and go” food service areas.
“The Expo is designed to drive new resource growth for both our permanent and temporary presentations, solidifying Las Vegas Market’s claim as the West Coast’s premier gift and home market,” said Jo Ann Miller Marshall, IMC’s president of tradeshow leasing.
Leasing efforts for the Summer 2020 show are underway. Other members of the Las Vegas Market tradeshow team are: Caron Stover, senior vice president of Las Vegas Market’s gift and home temporaries; Priscila Gilburg, executive director for Gift and Design; Michelle Karol, director for Handmade and Immediate Delivery; Elizabeth Moss, director for Luxe and Home; and Jenna Henderson, department coordinator.
Outside of the January and July Las Vegas Market, The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas is available for tradeshows and conventions, as well as corporate and private events. For information and exhibit space availability, contact Jennifer Muna, CEM, general manager of The Expo, at JMuna@imcenters.com; or Kaela Simeonoff, sales manager, at KSimeonoff@imcenters.com.
Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, home décor and gift lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market runs Jan. 26 – Jan. 30, 2020 and the Summer 2020 Las Vegas Market runs July 26 – July 30, 2020 World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit .
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information on IMC, visit www.imcenters.com.
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