Excitement Grows for Winter 2022 Las Vegas Market
Las Vegas – Las Vegas Market is ready to welcome buyers, January 23-27 at World Market Center Las Vegas, with showrooms and temporary exhibits presenting expanded furniture, bedding, home décor and gift resources and 30+ in-person networking and educational events.
“The Las Vegas Market buzz is unmistakable,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Centers (IMC) CEO. “Highly anticipated new product introductions combined with the season’s most comprehensive slate of events has compelled the region’s top designers and retailers to make the trip to Las Vegas this January.”
Exhibitors are preparing to welcome current accounts and establish new connections. “We have been successful booking many appointments with the top 100 retailers as well as independent retailers,” said Michael Amini, president of AICO, which plans to showcase new lighting, upholstery groups and top of bed at the market. “We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas!”
More Resources Joining the Product Offerings
Las Vegas Market is continuing to update its 4,500+ brand presentations as market approaches. Some 39 additions and expansions are among highlights in 600+ permanent showrooms open on 38 floors in Buildings A, B and C.
In Gift, the relocations of American Made Collective (gift and home décor from American makers) and Design Imports (kitchen textiles) join the previously announced new and expanded showrooms. Together, these nine updates further refine the market’s 2,000 gift and lifestyle resources.
In furniture and home décor, five more updates are debuts for Hubbardton Forge (lighting and home décor) and Rug Factory Plus (area rugs, textiles and furniture) plus expansions for A&B Home (home décor, accent furniture, garden and seasonal), Casa Bonita (handcrafted Peruvian furniture and accessories) and Dale Tiffany (fine art glass lighting and home accessories). In total, 30 home showroom updates are among highlights of the market’s 2,500 furniture, bedding and décor resources.
Temporary exhibits in the connected Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas and on B2 offer buyers access to additional resources. The Gift and Home temporary exhibits in the Expo present nearly 400 established and up-and-coming temporary exhibitors in seven product destinations: Design, Gift, Gourmet Housewares Collection, Handmade, Home, Immediate Delivery and Luxe. The B2 Furniture temporary exhibits feature some 30+ case goods, casual furniture, furniture and home décor manufacturers and importers.
A full list of market exhibitors is at LasVegasMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory.
Unmatched Market Programming
Las Vegas Market presents 30+ market events highlighted by its proprietary trend programming. The 2022 Design Icon Kathryn M. Ireland is celebrated in two events. FIRST LOOK showcases three macro-level trends via Las Vegas Market exhibitors — TOGETHER, NOW SCREENING and FOREST, PRESERVE — through a series of three events and a vignette in the Expo. Design West presents five award-winning, West-coast based designers in conversation with Designers Today.
Las Vegas Market launches a new EXPO Seminar Room on the exhibit floor with five seminars and events including a conversation with HGTV's Bargain Block Duo – Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas of NINE Design + Homes, a Naturally, Delicious Dinners book signing and live demo with Danny Seo, Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia discussing cooking tips and insights to her illustrious career, a panel discussion of how the right tools can simplify wholesale buying by JuniperMarket and a reception for housewares buyers hosted by Gourmet Catalog.
Additionally, Las Vegas Market presents programming in partnership with seven leading trade organizations and special project organizers: California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Fair Trade Federation (FTF), Home Furnishings Association (HFA), Museum Store Association (MSA), The Kaleidoscope Project and Zoo, Aquarium & Garden Buyers Group (ZAG).
Las Vegas Market extends its trend programming online through its Market Pros and Market Snapshot programs.
Seven all-new Market Pros will take over the Las Vegas Market social media channels to share favorite finds and market moments from different points of view. Additionally, the experts also have provided market tips available at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/News-and-Trends/Market-Pros. The Winter 2022 schedule is:
· Sunday, January 23 – Global Trend Ambassador – Patti Carpenter of carpenter + company in New York City (@pattictrendscope)
· Monday, January 24 – Fresh to Follow Designer – André Jordan Hilton of JORDANHILTON Interiors in Atlanta (@andre_jordan_hilton)
· Tuesday, January 25 – Mother & Daughter Designer & Lifestyle Conversations -- Rhonda Peterson & Gillian Peterson of Rhonda Peterson & Associates in Atlanta and GIGI + RHO (@rhondaepeterson / @gigiandrho)
· Wednesday, January 26 – Top 50 2021 Retail Star: Retailer, Art, Home Accents – Karen White of Oasis Accents in Frisco, TX (@oasis_accents)
· Thursday, January 27 – Award winning Designer: Family + Function = Fabulous – Lauren Clement of Lauren Nicole Designs in Charlotte, NC (@lauren.nicole.designs)
Market Snapshot has named some 47 finalists for Winter 2022. Voting is open now for four “People’s Choice Awards” to be announced the first day of the market. Selected products are on display in vignettes in the lobbies of all three Buildings. The full list of finalists and voting information is at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/News-and-Trends/Market-Snapshot.
Juniper – a new B2B ecommerce marketplace powered by IMC – celebrates its launch at Las Vegas Market with a Market Kick-Off Celebration and exclusive concert on Sunday, January 23. Other interactive experiences include a Juniper Experience Center located in World Market Center Courtyard, the JuniperCommerce showroom in Building C, Floor 1, plus photo-ops and information destinations throughout the campus.
The Winter 2022 Las Vegas Market is January 23-27, 2022 at World Market Center Las Vegas. Showrooms in Buildings A, B & C are open Sunday, January 23 - Wednesday, January 26, 8 am - 6 pm and Thursday, January 27, 8 am - 4 pm. Gift & Home temporary exhibits in The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas are open Sunday, January 23 - Tuesday, January 25, 9 am - 6 pm and Wednesday, January 26, 9 am – 4 pm. Home Furnishings temporary exhibits in Building B, Floor 2 are open Sunday, January 23 - Wednesday, January 26, 9 am- 6pm and Thursday, January 27, 9 am- 2pm.
The Winter 2022 Las Vegas Market will follow IMC’s Together Safely protocols. On-campus safety procedures include the required use of PPE and social distancing measures. For a full list of updated protocols, visit TogetherSafely.com.
Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Its diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs January 23-27, 2022, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Registration is open now at LasVegasMarket.com.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.