LAS VEGAS–The World Market Center said registration for this week’s Las Vegas Market was off 2 percent compared with last year’s event and described it as better than expected.
Robert Maricich, president and chief executive officer of World Market Center, said the traffic at the market was “exceeding expectations,” given the “significant dips” in attendance at other trade shows and markets.
More than 6,500 buyers have visited the market for the first time this week, according to the World Market Center.
The statement also noted the companies that showed for the first time at the market this week. Included among these are four brands from Furniture Brands International: Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon and Maitland Smith. Another manufacturer, Hammery, also showed for the first time this week.