LAS VEGAS–Angelia Singleton has been appointed to the newly created position of director of retail relations for Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market, effective immediately. She will report directly to James Nail, International Market Center’s vice president, gift marketing. Gift+Home at the Las Vegas Market runs July 29-Aug. 2 at the World Market Center Las Vegas.
Singleton’s responsibilities will include outreach to key buyer groups, as well as identification of key retailers for outreach and invitation to market. Additionally, Singleton will oversee all activities of World Market Center Las Vegas’ call center—which will expand to include 15 full-time and four supporting staff members—to contact an anticipated 40,000 gift and home retailers west of the Mississippi prior to the summer market.
Singleton’s nearly 15 years in the tradeshow industry includes work with both GLM and MMPI. For the last three-and-a-half years, she has served as director of operations for MMPI.
“IMC is fully committed to increasing buyer attendance at Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market, and this new role is an important component of the expansion of our existing Retail Relations and Very Important Buyer (VIB) program,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Decor, International Market Centers. “I have worked with Angelia for many years and have complete confidence in her abilities not only to increase traffic, but also to develop new initiatives that will bring top quality gift and home buyers to Las Vegas.”