Las Vegas Market Partners with AIFD to Host Event
LAS VEGAS – (April 18, 2019) – Las Vegas Market is partnering with the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) to host a one-day event that connects market vendors with buyers and designers in the floral industry. The event will take place on Monday, July 8, 2019, from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus. It will be held in conjunction with AIFD’s 2019 Symposium “Awaken,” taking place in Las Vegas from July 6 to July 11, 2019.
“This event allows select Las Vegas Market tenants to open their showrooms and showcase their full line of gifts, holiday/seasonal and decorative accessory products to the AIFD membership,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “This is a great platform for our tenants to get one-on-one time with some of the key decision-makers in the floral industry.”
The American Institute of Floral Designers is the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD members come from all aspects of the floral industry but the majority are shop owners and managers that are associated with retail flower shops and event companies. The event is happening in conjunction with AIFD’s National Symposium. Visit https://aifd.org/2019-symposium-awaken/ for information on the Symposium.
“We are expecting up to 800 of our members for this shopping and exploration event,” said AIFD Symposium Coordinator Joyce Mason-Monheim. “This is truly a unique opportunity for our members to meet with key vendors and get a feel for their wide-ranging product lines in complete showroom settings.”
Food trucks, showroom tours, demonstrations and more will be available for AIFD members, and International Market Centers (IMC) will raffle off an all-expenses paid two-day trip to the Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market. The package includes airfare and a two-day hotel stay. Participating Las Vegas Market showrooms will host their own raffles, giveaways and demonstrations, among other activities.
Las Vegas Market showrooms interested in opening for the event can sign up here. Current participating showrooms include: Accent Décor, Destination Gifts, Global Views, Kurt Adler and Zuo. A complete list of participating showrooms will be announced soon.
Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market runs July 28 – Aug. 1, 2019 at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.
About AIFD: Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers is, today, the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational design programs and in designing flowers for such renowned events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, Academy Awards and Presidential Inaugurations. They are an extraordinary group of talented artists.
About International Market Centers, L.P.: 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 http://imcenters.com/.
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