LAS VEGAS–The summer edition of Las Vegas Market opens today, and it looks to be a busy show with a slew of events on tap. Numerous new showrooms are debuting to the industry this market, and there will be multiple chances to network, learn or just socialize. And, of course, there will be a plethora of product introductions.
Fifteen vendors are participating in Accessories Resource Team’s ART card program during market, offering member retailers exclusive deals. The participating manufacturers are: Classic Home and Villa Home Collection (Building C, C309); Feizy (Building B, B399); Foreside Home & Garden (Building C, C686 – HomeStyle); GuildMaster (Building A, A225); Howard Elliot Collection (Building A, A332,334); IMAX (Building A, A431); Jaipur (Building B, B502); Lazy Susan (Building B, B320); Left Bank Art (Building A, A148); Loloi Rugs (Building B, B480); Paragon Picture (Building B, B301); Phillips Collection (Building A, A202); Propac (Building B, B301); Sterling Industries/Dimond/Bailey Street (Building A, A416); and the Uttermost Company (Building B, B400, 402). For details on each vendor’s specific market special, visit accessoriesresourceteam.org.
Seminars at market will cover a range of topics. “What the Bleep do I Say on Facebook?” will start today at 10:30 am in the Retailer Resource Center, Building C, C496, and will be given by Crystal Vilkaitis, social media expert. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Search Engine Marketing” will take place from 1-2 p.m. today at the World Forum, Building B, 16th floor, and presented by David Rodnitzky, PPC Associates. For a complete list of events, visit the Calendar of Market Events at lasvegasmarket.com.
In addition, here is a snapshot of some of the ribbon-cutting ceremonies and social events for today:
9-11 a.m.: Four Hands will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new showroom; champagne and a light brunch served. Building A, A140
11:30 a.m.: Jaipur Rugs will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its relocated and larger showroom. Building B, B424, B426
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Pacific Coast Lighting will host a fajita bar. Building A, A301
1 p.m.: ELK/Dimond/Sterling ribbon cutting. A416
1:30-3:30 p.m.: NOVA lighting will offer complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Building A, A355
2-3 p.m.: Designer Kathy Ireland will be at the Pacific Coast Lighting showroom to meet with customers. Building A, A301
2-3 p.m.: In Building C’s Gourmet section, there will be food and wine tastings. Building C, C572
2-4 p.m.: Designer Emma Gardner will be on hand to show emma at home’s new art, candles and textiles. Building C, Design & Living, C-0495-24
4 p.m.: Linon will hold a party, with wine, feta cheese and many other Greek delights. Building A, A726
4 p.m.: Surya will host a cocktail hour, offering beer, wine, speciality cocktails, themed appetizers and music from DJ Shaggy Shag. Building B, B370.
4:45 p.m.: Loloi will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its expanded and renovated showroom. Building B, B480.
4-6 p.m.: The Phillips Collection will hold its industry mixer. Building A, A202
4-6 p.m.: Jaipur will have an event for its new showroom, and three original John Beard paintings will be given away. Building B, B424
4-6 p.m.: Happy hour on the furniture floors. Building A, floors 6, 9 and 10; Building B, first floor; Building C, floors 13 and 15
4-6 p.m.: Complimentary cocktails will be served on the GIFT+HOME floors. Building C, floor 5
4:30-6 p.m.: Liora Manne/Trans-Ocean will be serving margaritas. Building A, A214
5-7 p.m.: Complimentary cocktails will be served on the GIFT+HOME floors. Building C, floors 6-9
6-8 p.m.: World Market Center’s grand opening celebration with ‘Absinthe Las Vegas.’ Grand Plaza