Las Vegas Market Plans for Largest-to-Date Expo Temporary Presentation
Expanded International Brands and New Pavilions Grow Summer 2022 Trade Show
Las Vegas – Las Vegas Market will present its largest-to-date temporary exhibits in the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, filling the facility with an international collection of hundreds of top brands highlighted by new pavilions and events on the trade show floor July 24-27, 2022.
“Las Vegas Market temporary exhibits are the place for discovery this summer,” said Scott Eckman, International Market Centers (IMC) executive vice president, chief revenue officer. “Wall-to-wall, the Expo will be brimming with compelling new products in gift and home décor. Every category has must-see brands and new showcases are bringing fresh resources to market.”
Las Vegas Market’s hundreds of temporary exhibits present gift and home decor product from established and up-and-coming brands in six destinations in the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas: Gift, Home, Design, Handmade, Luxe and Immediate Delivery. The presentation grows with nearly 40 cross-category brands that are new to Las Vegas Market or returning after a hiatus highlighted by Ashore Lighting (hand crafted, luxury lighting and furniture), Good Luck Sock (socks), Mermaid Perfume (personal care), Poppy & Pout (personal care), The Global Trunk (home décor), Trvl Design by ID Accessories (travel accessories), Vital Industries (glassware and tabletop), We The Wild Plant Care (plant care), With Co (cocktail mixes) and more.
The growth in new brands and return of brands after pandemic breaks coupled with significant recommitments and booth expansions have extended the Las Vegas Market temporary exhibits footprint to fill the Expo just four markets after the purpose-built facility opened in Winter 2021, reports Eckman.
The Summer 2022 Las Vegas Market marks a major milestone in the return of the internationality of the buying event with exhibitors hailing from 15 countries (Australia, Chile, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Turkey). These unique exhibitors will be highlighted via a new tour featuring HGTV's Bargain Block Duo Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas and Rue Magazine Editorial Director Kelli Lamb who will discuss their favorite items on Monday, July 25.
International highlights include Amigos de Hoy (ethically sourced leather products from Australia), Aquavireo AB (linens from Sweden), Banwood (design-oriented children's bikes from Spain), Elitis (wallcoverings, fabric and accessories from France), Glasshouse Fragrances (candles and diffusers from Australia), Lissoy (linens from France), Nature's Collection (Danish interior lifestyle products), Neem (home and clothing collections using indigenous Indian handloom textiles), NØRDIK (representing 13 sustainable Scandinavian home decor, textiles, tableware, accessories and gifts), Pappelina (rugs from Sweden), Treko Chile (high-quality woolen pieces using the textile traditions of the artisans of Chiloé in Chile), Zafferano America (Italian design-oriented high-end tabletop and lighting) and more.
New Pavilions Introduce News Lines
Las Vegas Market highlights unique makers in two new pavilions showcasing women-owned brands and greeting cards and stationery products.
Some 12 women-owned brands – encompassing health and wellness, apparel, accessories, skincare, home décor and food and beverage – identified by IMC’s VP of Social Impact Vanessa Bruce will be presented in a new shoppable showcase designed to highlight values-based commerce. These first-time exhibitors come to Las Vegas Market via Bruce’s Dough network of women-owned brands which was acquired by IMC in early 2022. Bruce leads a panel discussion with select pavilion vendors to explore the importance of weighing a brands’ ethics and values when sourcing on Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m.
The Greeting Card Association (GCA) plans to bring its GCA Village to Las Vegas Market to showcase member brands offering greeting cards, custom invitations and imprintables, gift wrap, journals, planners, notebooks and more. The full list of member brands will be announced soon.
Activity on the Trade Show Floor
The Expo Seminar Room returns for Summer 2022 with a full roster of education, events and celebrations. In addition to the Dough panel, buyers can attend the FIRST LOOK seminar, market orientation and more in the space. The Expo Seminar Room also hosts the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards - Meet + Greet Celebration and a GC Buying Group Sip & Shop. A full list of Expo Seminar Room events will be announced soon.
“The Las Vegas Market trade show floor will be buzzing this summer,” added Eckman. “The excitement of new products will be matched with the hum of a new gathering place in the heart of the temporary exhibits. It’s an experience not-to-be missed.”
The state-of-the-art, 315,000-square-foot Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas is contiguous with Building C, one of three permanent showroom buildings that comprise the World Market Center Las Vegas campus, facilitating a continuous flow of traffic between the market’s temporary exhibits and permanent showrooms. LVMKT Gift & Home Temporaries at the Expo are open 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday, July 24, through Tuesday, July 26, and 9 am - 4 pm on Wednesday, July 27.
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. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs July 24-28, 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. www.imcenters.com.
Chelsea Peabody Bohannon