Las Vegas Market Increases Temporary Exhibitors for Winter Market
LAS VEGAS-Las Vegas Market announced that more than 325 gift, home decor and furniture suppliers--including nearly 90 new-to-market exhibitors--will showcase new products in 105,000 square feet of temporary space in Buildings B and C at the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 26-30 at World Market Center Las Vegas.
The temporary exhibits represent a portion of the nearly 5 million square feet of space within the three buildings that comprise the Las Vegas Market.
"The realignment of temporary space in Buildings B and C at the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market is attracting a substantial influx of new exhibitors, bringing not only a wide diversity of merchandise to the industry but also a heightened level of excitement," said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Decor, International Market Centers. "Our gift and home decor temporary exhibit space in Building C is tracking to achieve 20 percent growth over last market's temporary presentation. This expansion signals the industry's support for the market and further advances our strategic plan to position Las Vegas Market as the leading market in the western U.S. for furniture, home decor and giftware."
To date, temporary exhibits in Building C include 245 companies, including 84 first-time exhibitors and 161 returning exhibitors, in more than 70,000 square feet of temporary space on three floors, c-ONE, C5 and C11. An additional 40 companies are expected to commit in the weeks leading up to market. Among Building C highlights are the debut of three new themed product category presentations: Veranda, highlighting outdoor lifestyle merchandise on C5; Gallery spotlighting better home textiles resources on C5; and Fashion, the first dedicated exhibition area for fashion merchandise, personal care and wellness products and fashion accessories on C11.
Located on the second floor of Building B, the 35,000 square-foot Home Furnishings Temporary Exhibits are 99 percent full and expected to be completely sold out for the January 2014 Las Vegas Market. More than 80 exhibitors--including newcomers Fusion Designs, Reclaimed Rustic Woodworks, SleepAngel--will showcase a wide selection of home furnishings including furniture, upholstery, motion, bedding, juvenile, accessories and decor.
"Our home furnishings temporary exhibits are a wonderful representation of the depth and breadth of selection at Las Vegas Market," said Craig Staack, vice president of business development-Las Vegas. "Home furnishings-seeking attendees can find everything they are looking for on B2."
A variety of special events, including daily networking opportunities, evening entertainment and hospitality rooms, also are planned to spotlight temporary exhibitors throughout Buildings B and C. There will be a complimentary happy hour on B2, C5 and C11, Sunday-Wednesday, from 4-6 p.m., and a daily morning bar at 10 a.m. serving brunch cocktails on C5 and C11. Other special events in Building C include the launch of the "Make It Beautiful Collection" by Softline Home Fashions, an extensive licensed collection of decorative fabrics, pillows and ready-made curtains developed by interior designer, author and HGTV television host Monica Pedersen on Monday from 4-6:30 p.m. on C5; and a gourmet demonstration stage on C11 featuring daily presentations of new products, store displays and demonstrations, along with giveaways and other goodies in the Gourmet category.