LAS VEGAS-The Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market opens today with thousands of product introductions, three new exhibition floors, the relocation of temporary exhibits and a series of expanded and remerchandised gift and home decor resources.
Reflecting the level of newness at this week’s event, more than 70 showroom ribbon cuttings are scheduled throughout the week.
Three floors of gift and home decor resources will debut in Building C; c-ONE will offer a curated collection of gift, tabletop and home resources in permanent and temporary presentations.
Hundreds of temporary exhibitors have been categorized into 10 themed product categories on floors C5 and C11.
Today’s exhibitor ribbon cuttings include Crestview Collection (A-353) at 9:30 a.m. and Jaipur Rugs (B-436) at 11:15 a.m.
Surya debuts its new, 30,000-square-foot showroom, C-400, on Building C’s C4 floor. At 4 p.m., Surya’s design team will discuss the emerging trends in home fashion.
From 4-7 p.m. today, Oriental Weavers will host a Pantone-inspired party in its showroom, B-580, to celebrate its new license and which will include colorful food and drinks.
Several floors in Building C will have launch parties including c-ONE at 4 p.m., C4 at 4:30 p.m. and C10 at 5 p.m.
International Market Centers (IMC) will hold its market kickoff party in the Grand Plaza from 6-8 p.m., with live entertainment, food and drinks.
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. Market participants also are invited to “Start Your Day On C11,” with complimentary breakfasts, including mimosas, today through Wednesday, from 9 -11 a.m.
In addition to these complimentary food and beverage events, Popcorn Girl popcorn and “I beat the heat on B2” personal fans will be distributed to buyers on B2 while supplies last.