Las Vegas Market Leads in Winter Market Education with 30+ Sessions
Las Vegas – Las Vegas Market presents a comprehensive schedule of more than 30 engaging webinars, seminars and events for its Winter 2022 staging – January 23-27, 2022 at World Market Center Las Vegas – including its signature Design Icon, FIRST LOOK and Design West programming plus educational opportunities presented by leading industry organizations and experts. (NOTE: A full list of Las Vegas Market seminar and event descriptions follows and is available online at LasVegasMarket.com/en/Explore/Events-and-Seminars; speaker headshots are here )
“This Winter, Las Vegas Market celebrates the return to in-person events with immersive, live experiences that allow Market participants to fully engage again,” said Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers (IMC) executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “Together with our industry partners, we are presenting a full slate of programming that highlights thought leaders, celebrates diverse voices and presents actionable tools for growing businesses and making the most of Market.”
Las Vegas Market Signature Programming
Las Vegas Market’s proprietary programming explores trends and highlights design excellence like no other market in Winter 2022.
Las Vegas Market’s 2022 Design Icon Kathryn M. Ireland is celebrated in two events. The Design Icon award highlights the achievements of exemplary design and architectural professionals and offers Las Vegas Market attendees an opportunity to connect with and learn firsthand from living legends. Ireland shares her experiences working with an impressive array of high-profile clients, imparts her design wisdom and philosophies and discusses how she has built her brand on Monday, January 24 at 2 p.m. at the “2022 Design Icon Presentation: Kathryn M. Ireland.” Later at 3 p.m., she meets market attendees and signs copies of her books Kathryn At Home: A Guide to Simple Entertaining; Inspired By…; and Timeless Interiors.
FIRST LOOK showcases three macro-level trends via Las Vegas Market exhibitors — TOGETHER, NOW SCREENING and FOREST, PRESERVE — through a series of three events featuring curator and editor Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. A pre-market webinar preparing buyers to spot trending product, “FIRST LOOK - Winter 2022 Webinar,” is Tuesday, January 11 at 1:00pm PST. “FIRST LOOK - Winter 2022 - LIVE at Market!” is a fast-paced survey of new products and noteworthy trends live on Monday, January 24 at 11 a.m. The “FIRST LOOK 2022 Tour (Returning!)” highlights market trend destinations including the FIRST LOOK display at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas through an in-person tour on Tuesday, January 25 at 11 a.m.
Design West presents five award-winning, West-coast based designers in discussion about the future of design, sustainability and new opportunities on Sunday, January 23 at 1 p.m. followed by a Book Signing & Mixer at 2 p.m. Panelists are Chris Barrett, designer, textile designer and owner of Chris Barrett Design in Los Angeles; speaker, author and celebrity designer Lori Dennis of Los Angeles Lori Dennis, LLC; Breegan Jane, HGTV host and founder of Breegan Jane Interior Design in Los Angeles; Brian Paquette, author, retailer, designers and founder of Brian Paquette at Home and Brian Paquette Interiors in Seattle and San Francisco; and Angelo Surmelis, HGTV and TLC host, author and owner of angelo:HOME, based in Los Angeles.
Las Vegas Market launches a new EXPO Seminar destination on the trade show floor in the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas with a series of culinary and design seminars. HGTV's Bargain Block Duo – Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas of NINE Design + Homes— address how they blend old, new, and sustainable to create custom, memorable homes at every price point in conversation with Rue editorial director Kelli Lamb in “Everybody Deserves Good Design” on Tuesday, January 25 at 1:30 p.m. Tastemaker and author Danny Seo, publisher and co-principal of Rue magazine and editor-in-chief of Naturally Danny Seo demonstrates all-new recipes on Tuesday, January 25 at 3:30 p.m. followed by a book signing of his new book Naturally Delicious Dinners.
Two Las Vegas Market webinars offer additional pre-market educational opportunities. Interior design business coach Melissa Galt leads “Creating Profitable Client Expectations Every Time” with a step-by-step guide to clear and accurate expectations for clients on Wednesday, January 12 at 1:00pm PST. IMC Buyer Services Team Lead JD Whitehead shares helpful hints for a successful market experience in “First Time Buyer Orientation - Winter2022” on Tuesday, January 18 at 1:00pm PST.
West Coast Programming Presentations
Las Vegas Market presents west coast editions of three programs that premiere at Atlanta Market in Winter 2022. JuniperMarket will explore how the right tools can simplify wholesale buying in “Bringing Your Business Digital – It’s Easier Than You Think” on Sunday, January 23 at 3 p.m. “In the Kitchen with Mary Ann Esposito” features the creator and host of the nationally televised PBS Series Ciao Italia – celebrating its 30th anniversary – discussing cooking tips and insights to her illustrious career while sampling of one of her classic regional Italian recipes followed by a book signing on Monday, January 24 at 3 p.m. Gourmet Catalog hosts the “GC Buying Group Industry Reception” on Monday, January 24 at 4:30 p.m. for all housewares buyers.
Industry Organizations Present Comprehensive Programming
Las Vegas Market also is partnering 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, Museum Store Association (MSA), The Kaleidoscope Project and Zoo, Aquarium & Garden Buyers Group (ZAG) – to present a series of live programming for the Winter 2022 market.
The Home Furnishings Association hosts 12 seminars over three days during Las Vegas Market on current events, marketing, sales management, visual merchandising, in-store services and business risks. “COVID and the Ecommerce Reality Check” on Sunday, January 23 at 9 a.m. explores the customer journey and the pandemic-inspired leap forward in consumers’ website expectations. “Analyzing the Modern Furniture Shopper” on Sunday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m. presents insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed furniture shoppers and how retailers can interpret these changes. “Learn How to Manage Your Customer Experience” on Sunday, January 23 at 1 p.m. teaches proven tactics, processes, and technology that can help with the customer experience. “What Will Digital Marketing Look Like in 2022?” on Sunday, January 23 at 2:30 p.m. explores new digital marketing tools with examples of how retailers can use them. “Creating Profit Without Growth, It’s Not Impossible” on Sunday, January 23 at 4 p.m. teaches retailers to focus on profitability and efficiency through a series of case studies. “What It Takes to Build a Trusted Home Delivery Program” on Monday, January 24 at 9 a.m. reviews current home delivery trends and the consumer buying journey from the initial advertisement to merchandise delivery. “Tuning in to Connected TV & OTT Advertising for Big Results” on Monday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m. presents a practical perspective on Connected TV (CTV) along with real-world examples of how to put it to work, track its results and make the most of ad-media spend. “Productivity Hacks That Take Your Digital Marketing to the Next Level” on Monday, January 24 at 1 p.m. shares tips for making marketing work more efficiently. “Sales Management Excellence: How to Get the Most from Your Professionals” on Monday, January 24 at 2:30 p.m. presents specific steps for becoming an exceptional sales manager and getting the most from the sales team – while having fun and celebrating great results. “How to Get the Best Results from Your Sales Event” on Monday, January 24 at 4 p.m. focuses on choosing the appropriate platform and partner for sales events. “Visual Merchandising as a Competitive Advantage: Top 10 Ways to Master Omnichannel Commerce” on Tuesday, January 25 at 9 a.m. presents ten practical tips to attract consumers to the store and 'add to cart' button. “Everything You'd Like to Know About Captive Reinsurance Furniture Protection Programs” on Tuesday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m. examines some of the biggest risks facing businesses today. Sessions are offered at no cost and are open to all Las Vegas Market attendees.
The Kaleidoscope Project, a Designer Showhouse venture which showcases the diverse talent within the creative design industry, is the subject of three fast-paced discussions moderated by Jane Dagmi, editor of Designers Today, on Tuesday, January 25. “The Kaleidoscope Project- Furniture & Lighting Selection Process for a Showhouse and a Client” features Rydhima Brar of R/terior Studio in Los Angeles; Iantha Carley of Iantha Carley Interiors in Silver Spring, MD; Doreen Chambers of Doreen Chambers Interiors in New York; Denise Gordon of Austin Gray Design Group in New York; and Nikki Njeri Klugh of Nikki Njeri Klugh in Chula Vista, CA, in conversation about the furniture and lighting selection process each had for the showhouse and how they select for clients at 10:30 a.m. “The Kaleidoscope Project - The Importance of Sustainable Design and What Defines It” features Everick Brown of Everick Brown Design in New York; Nile Johnson of Nile Johnson Interior Design in Philadelphia; Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas of Interiors by Design in Silver Spring, MD; Virginia Toledo of Toledo Geller in Franklin Lakes, NJ; and Shawna Underwood of Shawna Underwood Interior Design in Washington, DC, in an informative and relevant discussion about the importance of sustainable design at 11:10 a.m. “The Kaleidoscope Project - The Impact & What’s Next” features Brown, Brar, Carley, Chambers, Gordon, Johnson, Klugh, Rojas, Toledo and Underwood plus Lisa Walker Brown of Everick Brown Design in New York and The Kaleidoscope Project co-founder Amy Lynn Schwartzbard discussing the impact of The Kaleidoscope Project within the industry, in general and what’s next at 11:50 a.m. Immediately following the sessions, market attendees are invited to mix and mingle with the designers at “The Kaleidoscope Project- Meet & Greet Reception.”
In collaboration with Fair Trade Federation (FTF), Museum Store Association (MSA), and Zoo, Aquarium & Garden Buyers Group (ZAG), Las Vegas Market presents “Sustainable and Ethical Practices for Non-Profit Retail,” a discussion that will focus on challenges, best practices and solutions in non-profit retail operations on Tuesday, January 25 at 10 a.m. Immediately before the session, existing and prospective association members, buyers and vendors are invited to gather for a complimentary breakfast and networking at the “Non-Profit Retail Networking Breakfast” at 8:30 a.m.
The California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) hosts two events at Las Vegas Market. “ASID Industry Partner Open House” on Sunday, January 23 at 3 p.m. is a guided tour of ASID's industry partner showrooms at World Market Center Las Vegas. Design students are invited to learn about Las Vegas Market and designers are invited to meet ASID Industry Partners and learn about their trade programs at the day-long ASID’s Student Reception & Tour beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26. Included in the day is a breakfast reception, “Intro to Market” orientation presented by the Las Vegas Design Center and “What Designers Need to Know to Make the Most of Market” with tips for attending the biggest furniture show in the West followed by a guided tour of Las Vegas Market with Jamie Stringham of Interior Dynamics in Las Vegas. RSVP is required at https://asidmarkettour2021.eventbrite.com.
The full list of market events is available at https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars.
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.
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.