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Las Vegas Market Announces Seminars for Winter 2015

Las Vegas MarketLAS VEGAS-Las Vegas Winter Market, scheduled for Jan. 18-22, rings in the new year with a formidable series of original programming designed to appeal to designers, buyers and retailers.

"Our goal is to offer valuable programming that attendees can't find elsewhere," said Scott Eckman, chief marketing and strategy officer of International Market Centers. "We look for leaders in their respective fields to share their knowledge and expertise--whether it's a design icon like Carleton Varney, a Pantone color expert like Laurie Pressman or an online powerhouse like Amazon--to help deliver cutting-edge, relevant and tangible information that attendees can apply to their business. We are pleased with this market's depth chart."

The seminar calendar for Winter 2015 includes:

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

First Time Buyer Orientation

Sunday, 9-9:45 a.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

More Beautiful Less Wasteful-An Inspiring Discussion With Celebrity Designers

Monica Pedersen and Dann Foley joined by other celebrated designers, moderated by Susan Inglis

Sunday, 11 a.m.

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

Signature on the World: Creating a Global Brand

Christopher Guy Harrison, Christiane Lemieux, Jaime Derringer and moderated by Arlyn Hernandez, Luxe Interiors + Design

Sunday, 1 p.m.

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

Healthcare Gift Guide: Top Picks for Hospital Gift Shops

Led by Mary Plathe

Hosted by Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals

Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Tour of Building C

Merchandise For Small Space Design Can Equal Big Profits

Christopher Grubb

Sunday, 3-4 p.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

First Time Buyer Orientation

Monday, 9-9:45 a.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

First Look

Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media

Monday, 10-11 a.m.

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

Lunch Power Hour with DSA: Think Beyond Spa! Personal Care + Wellness Retail

Allan Share & Patti Biro

Hosted by Day Spa Association and IMC

Monday, 12-1:30 p.m.

Building C, C786

What Happens In Vegas - VIP Red Carpet Design Tour (RSVP)

Organized by Jackie Von Tobel

Monday, 12-6 p.m.

Secrets of Great Style: Tips on Creating Lifestyle Environments That Lure Customers, Online and In Stores

Dallas Shaw, Janette Crawford, Stephanie Sterjovski and Moderated by Jamie Meares, Furbish Studio

Monday, 1-2 p.m.

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

Conservation Commerce: Tour Top Zoo & Aquarium Store Product (RSVP)

Led by Tommy Lee Brown, Saint Louis Zoo

Hosted by Zoo & Aquarium Buyers' Group and IMC

Monday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Tour in Building C

La formula para convertir un FAN en un cliente / The Formula to convert a fan to client. (En Espanol)

Gabriel Neuman

Monday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1CEU)

New Harmonies: Changing Themes in Color and Design Trends for the Home in 2015

Laurie Pressman, Pantone

Monday, 3-4 p.m.

WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Design Icon: Honoring Colorful Design Legend Carleton Varney

Carleton Varney

Tuesday, 10 a.m-noon

WorldView on Sixteen (0.2 CEU)

Do a Month's Worth of Marketing in 4 Hours

Damien Furey, SnapRetail

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Build Profits and Elevate Your Business with Private Label Products

Jackie Von Tobel

Tuesday, 2-3 p.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Curated Docent Tours - Top Museum Store Product (RSVP)

Led by Chacho Herman, San Diego Museum of Art

Hosted by Museum Store Association and IMC

Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Tour in Building C

Leveraging social PR - The New Way to Get Media Attention

Julia Rosien, WithIt Chair & SleepSavvy contributor

Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Networking Reception with Cocktails

Hosted by Museum Store Association and IMC

Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m.

Building C, C1089

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

A Retailer's Place in e-Commerce with Amazon

Brent Avila, Amazon

Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

World Tour: Smart Designs from the World's Top Markets

Deb Barrett

Wednesday, 1-2 p.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Influence Customers with Instagram

Damien Furey, SnapRetail

Wednesday, 3-4 p.m.

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)