Jon Huntsman, Robert Reich to Headline IMC’s Inaugural Gift + Home CEO Summit

Jon Huntsman, left, and Robert Reich

Jon Huntsman, left, and Robert Reich

LAS VEGAS—Jon Huntsman, Jr., the former ambassador to China and former presidential contender, and Robert Reich, the former U.S. Secretary of Labor who has served under three national administrations, including President Bill Clinton’s, will be the featured keynote speakers at International Market Center’s inaugural Gift+Home CEO Summit at the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2013

Hunstman and Reich will address issues that are impacting and influencing the gift and home industries today.

Reich will speak on Thursday, Jan. 31, and discuss international currency and geopolitical issues, including the Euro crisis and China’s economy. Huntsman will then deliver his speech on Friday, Feb. 1, and talk about China and how the issues affecting that country, such as labor and currency, impact the gift and home industries.

Both keynote sessions will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Bob Maricich, CEO of IMC. 

Geared toward CEOs, president and owners of gift and home industries, the two-day conference will also present a series of breakout sessions, panel discussions and other topical presentations. Co-produced by International Market Centers (IMC) and Eller Enterprises, the event will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2013, during Las Vegas Market.

“No other industry conference or marketplace offers industry leaders exposure to U.S. economic strategists and thought leaders of this caliber,” said conference organizer Randy Eller, president of Eller Enterprises. “These men, who have served presidents and influenced international policy, will offer exclusive insights into the issues and opportunities our industry faces today and into the future.”

Dorothy Belshaw, president Gift + Home Décor, IMC, added, “The launch of this top-level conference is an important part of our transformation and differentiation of Gift + Home at Las Vegas Market. As the first-of-its-kind executive-level conference for the gift and home industry, the Gift and Home CEO Summit is an important element of our three-phase plan to transform Las Vegas into the preeminent gift and home marketplace for the Western United States.”