LAS VEGAS–International Market Centers announced that its Winter and Summer Las Vegas Markets through 2016 will reflect new a Sunday to Thursday date pattern to “better serve retailers’ needs for a weekend day and accommodate Friday travel plans,” according to the company.
Markets in 2014 and 2015 also will overlap with other related industry events running in Las Vegas, offering synergistic buying and selling opportunities for both buyers and suppliers.
Running Sunday through Thursday, future market dates are: Jan. 26-30, 2014; July 27-31, 2014; Jan. 18-22, 2015; Aug. 2-6, 2015; Jan. 17-21, 2016; and July 31-Aug. 4, 2016.
“In the face of recent upheaval in the industry show calendar, with other shows switching dates and running times, Las Vegas is maintaining continuity and organizing a consistent timeframe for market participants,” said Robert Maricich, president and chief executive officer, International Market Centers. “An extremely successful Summer Market—with exponential year-over-year growth in both buyer attendance and vendor participation—has teed-up some great momentum for our future growth, making Las Vegas Market the leading home furnishings and gift destination in the western United States.”
In Winter 2014 and 2015, the Las Vegas Market will continue its existing, and successful, co-location with the Surfaces/StonExpo, which runs Jan. 28-30, 2014, and Jan. 21-23, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
A highlight of the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market will be the second annual CEO Summit produced by International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises, which will take place Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2014. Showrooms will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, through Wednesday, Jan. 29, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.
Looking ahead, the Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market will feature the completion of phase three of the market’s transformation with the introduction of new categories of merchandise, including kitchen products and gourmet housewares.