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Expanded buying opportunities at Las Vegas

Las Vegas Market and ASD Marketweek collaborate bringing together the collective resources of two major trade shows

Las Vegas Market and ASD Marketweek, today announced a first-ever collaboration, called TWO FOR TUESDAY, bringing together the collective resources of two major tradeshows and thousands of resources. TWO FOR TUESDAY will run August 4 from 1-6 p.m., during which time there will be free and continuous shuttle service between the Las Vegas Convention Center and World Market Center. During this period, each show will honor one another’s attendee badges, providing free and easy access.

“By partnering with Las Vegas Market, we are pleased to be able to offer buyers even more value and choices by attending two unique markets in Las Vegas,” said Karalynn Sprouse, Executive Vice President, Emerald Expositions. “ASD is known as the international marketplace to find trendy and affordable merchandise – offering the opportunity for higher margins at retail.”

Minimal overlap between ASD’s exhibitors and Las Vegas Market’s showrooms and brands will deliver more than 4,500 unique resources, creating a new and unparalleled incremental buying opportunity for global retailers across differentiated, but related, categories. Las Vegas Market features fashion- forward and style-driven gift and home décor brands. Through the collaboration of these industry-leading shows, buyers will get an even better return on their trip to Las Vegas this summer, as well as exposure to new vendors and merchandise categories.

“Our collaboration with ASD provides a unique opportunity for buyers to find entirely new products and our tenants to reach new channels of distribution,” said Dorothy Belshaw, President of Gift + Home Décor for International Market Centers. “By bringing the collective resources of our market together with those of ASD, we are helping to maximize their investment and their time at market. Since we started this market ten years ago, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to seek out ways to add value and improve the market experience for our growing customer base.”

Show Dates/Hours:
ASD Market Week
Las Vegas Convention Center
August 2-5, 2015
August 2-4, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
August 5, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
www.asdonline.com

LAS VEGAS MARKET
World Market Center
August 2-6, 2015
Permanent Showrooms:
August 2-5, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM and August 6, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Pavilions & Discoveries:
August 2, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
August 3-4, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
August 5, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
www.lasvegasmarket.com

About ASD
ASD is a 53+ year old B2b trade show held 2x annually originally named ASD/AMD has grown and evolved to ASD Marketweek, (the Affordable Shopping Destination) bringing the world’s widest variety of merchandise together in one efficient consumer-goods tradeshow. Loaded with quality choices at every price point, ASD is actually nine shows in one, including Fashion + Accessories, Beauty + Fragrance, Gift + Home, Toys + Novelty, Cash + Carry, General Store, C-Store, Smoke, and SourceDirect, encompassing 6,500 vendor booths. Today ASD showcases over 2,800 vendors and is like nine tradeshows in one featuring the following merchandise categories: Gift & Home Tradeshow; Fashion Accessories Trade Show; Jewelry Trade Show; Health & Beauty Trade Show; Toys & Novelties Trade Show; Closeouts & Liquidation Trade Show. ASD brings the world’s widest variety of merchandise together in one efficient consumer-goods tradeshow. For more information, visit www.asdonline.com.

About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P.
Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,200+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more — delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States.

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