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Las Vegas Market announces new seminar roster

Highlights of the Winter Market programming include Design Icon, Meet the Makers, Pantone® Color of the Year, First Look and Best of the West

Las Vegas Market announced today a strong lineup of original educational programming for Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market, January 22-26, 2017, including special events, award programs, free CEU seminars and designer-guided tours of market.

Throughout market, participants have an opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s leading luminaries and directional thinkers, connect with peers, get ahead of the curve on color and design trends, earn CEU credits and more.

“Las Vegas Market is raising the bar for new and compelling programming,” says Robert Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers (IMC).
“Winter Market offers a variety of on-site opportunities for our attendees to network, learn, grow professionally and have some fun in the process. We’re proud to host a terrific roster of compelling and influential programming, as we continue to serve as the premier platform for collaboration and success in our industry.”

Highlights of Winter Market programming include the 2017 Design Icon presentation to Timothy Corrigan, an award-winning AD 100 interior designer recognised internationally for his timeless interior designs and furniture collections; Corrigan will share his experiences working with an impressive array of high-profile clients, in a visual presentation followed by a book signing of An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé, and meet-and-greet. 

Las Vegas Market also is partnering with HomeWorld Business to present the 2017 Housewares Design Awards, the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation, recognising excellence in 12 core housewares categories and honoring West Elm LOCAL as the inaugural Design Influencer of the Year and first-ever Meet the Makers with Christiane Lemieux, Meganne Wecker, Diane Sulg, Shawna Dawson, Terri Schuver and Victoria de la Camara as moderator.

Other highlights of Winter Market special programming include the signature First Look programme, now in its 12th edition, offering exclusive highlights the latest trends curated by 20-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti; Pantone Presents: Home: At a Crossroads for Color + Design for the Home in 2017, presented by Laurie Pressman; Furnishing The Future - Christopher Guy's Decade in Design and Shaping the Future of the Industry; the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s #GetYourGreenOn interior design competition celebrating the organization’s 10th anniversary and recognising winning designs from Dann Foley, Paola McDonald, Sheree Vincent, Robin Wilson and Rachel Winokur, along with GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training Course; Best of the West in design featuring Amber Lewis, Brian Paquette, Brooke Wagner, Ryan White, Marie Flanigan, Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwicki; plus a suite of seminars and special programs developed in conjunction with Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT), the Museum Store Association, Day Spa Association and the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals.

Throughout Market, buyers also can enjoy complimentary happy hours, product demonstrations and free food and wine tastings, compliments of International Market Centers. Las Vegas Market also offers an unparalleled range of buyer amenities, including a campus shuttle and complimentary shuttle to/from host hotels; fully-equipped Internet and buyers’ lounges; daily morning “grab-and-go” breakfasts in the Courtyard and at The Pavilions; an ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Hospitality Suite in Building A; daily afternoon bars and happy hours on all furniture, casual, gift and home décor floors as well as in The Pavilions; greeters; nightly entertainment; and convenient café and food kiosks.

A complete schedule of seminars and events follows.  For complete details and to register, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com/seminars-and-events

Schedule Highlights

Sunday, January 22, 2017

9:30-10:15am
Orientation for First-Time Attendees

Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

1:00-2:00pm
Pantone Presents: Home: At a Crossroads for Color + Design for the Home in 2017

Laurie Pressman, Pantone
Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Join Laurie Pressman, VP Pantone Color Institute as she reveals the key color trends for 2017 – where they are coming from, why they are happening and where they are headed in the future, plus get an inside glimpse into the selection of Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year. (0.1 CEU)

1:00-2:00pm
10 Unique and Creative Ways to use Immediate Delivery Retail

Allan Share & Patti Biro
Hosted by Day Spa Association and IMC
Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1
Immediate Delivery Retail (often called cash and carry) is the smart way to fill in the gaps with one-of-a-kind items or provide extra holiday stock for your store. This presentation will share 10 unique and effective ways to utilize and sell products discovered on the show floor. You’ll leave this seminar with a hot list of ideas to help boost sales and tips on how to promote your new finds. (0.1 CEU)

2:00-3:00pm
The Vintage Boudoir

Christi Proctor, Christi’s
Christi’s, Pavilion 2, P2-7513
Please join Christi Proctor, best known for her contributions as a designer on TLC’s Trading Spaces in “The Vintage Boudoir” P2 - 7513.  Christi will source product from Discoveries; The Antique Vintage Marketplace   vendors, located in Pavilion 2.  Christi currently owns a store in Waco, Texas; Christi’s Interiors which features an exclusive line of lamps and her unique wholesale bedding line – “Moon Rein”.  Come and watch Christi work her magic and experience vibrant colors, rich fabrics and traditional vintage accents - creating a luxuriously designed bedroom!

2:30-4:00pm
Healthcare Gift Guide: Top Picks for Hospital Gift Shops (RSVP)

Led by Barb Farmer, Chandler Regional & Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers
Hosted by Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals and IMC
Tour of Temporaries at The Pavilions
Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) retail committee co-chair and board member Barb Farmer, CAVS, Manager, Volunteer Services and Gift Shops at Chandler Regional & Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers in AZ, will pre-scout the very best and brightest offerings from our most exciting vendors. RSVP now, as groups are limited to 20 buyers: www.lasvegasmarket.com/events

3:00-4:00pm
SFC’s #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design Competition Panel

Robin Wilson, Dann Foley, Paola McDonald, Sheree Vincent, Rachel Winokur - all WINNERS - in discussion with Julie Smith Vincenti
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174
Hosted by Sustainable Furnishings Council and IMC
Winners Robin Wilson, Dann Foley, Paola McDonald, Sheree Vincent and Rachel Winokur join Julie Smith Vincenti for a discussion of the choices they made in executing their winning designs. The conversation will illuminate how top designers choose product and also how they make decisions for pollution reduction, including reduction of energy use and of harmful chemicals in the residential interior. The panel discussion will also serve as the launch of the 2017 competition - come for the 2016 winners' inspiration and to be early getting involved in the 2017 competition!

3:00-3:30pm
SOCIAL MEDIA SHORTS: BECOME A SOCIALITE

Linley Paske & Lauren Pasqualone, LP2 Boutique Agency
Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1
Linley+Lauren will show you how to create killer content that won’t kill you, so you can cross social media off your list and get on with takin’ care of business. From your profile to your pictures, learn the three ways you should be using social media for your biz and how to create an entire month’s content plan for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz and more in an hour or less.

3:30-4:30pm
Touring the Trends with RUE Magazine

Victoria de la Camara, RUE Magazine
Tour of the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market
Designers, bloggers and editors not only have their finger on the pulse of what is hot today, they influence consumer demand tomorrow. Get a first-hand look at what Victoria de la Camara, Style and Market Editor for RUE Magazine, thinks is hot and trending at Las Vegas Market this winter. Victoria will take you on an intimate guided tour through the Pavilions of her favorite finds and the newest trends that you won’t want to miss! RSVP now, as groups are limited: www.lasvegasmarket.com/events

3:45-5:20pm
SOCIAL MEDIA SHORTS: BACK TO BASICS SOCIAL SESSIONS

Linley Paske & Lauren Pasqualone, LP2 Boutique Agency
Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1
Looking to set up a new account, or wondering if your social profiles and pages are set up to make sales? Go back to basics with social smarties Linley+Lauren during these 15-minute sessions on setting up your profiles and pages for success:
3:45-4:00 // Facebook Page
4:05 – 4:20 // Houzz Business Profile
4:25 – 4:40 // Pinterest Business Account
4:45 - 5:00 // Twitter Profile
5:05 - 5:20 // Snapchat or less.

4:00-6:00pm
C3 Celebration of Home Décor Floor Party

Come join the party as we celebrate our home décor floor with live entertainment and a champagne bar. Select showrooms will have specials for this time only, so it’s definitely a time not to be missed.

4:00-6:00pm
Book signing and Meet & Greet with Robin Wilson

Home Décor Floor Party, Building C, Floor C3
Join Robin Wilson for a meet & greet reception while she signs copies of her Amazon ranking at #1 book “Clean Design: Wellness for your Lifestyle “.Books will be available for purchase onsite.

Monday, January 23, 2017

9:30-10:15am

Orientation for First-Time Attendees
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174
This quick-hitting overview includes tips and tricks from experienced attendees who will point you in the right direction to ensure your visit to Las Vegas Market is both productive and entertaining.

10:00-11:00am
FIRST LOOK

Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media
Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Las Vegas Market’s popular FIRST LOOK programme returns this winter. Along with the best new-to-market products, FIRST LOOK curator and 20-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti will serve up design insights from industry trendsetters, share a "Top 10” trends forecast for 2017 and more. Be sure to follow the Winter 2017 FIRST LOOK boards at www.pinterest.com/LasVegasMarket and #ViewOnVegas Instagram Takeover @LasVegasMarket. 

10:30am-12:00pm
Curated Docent Tour - Top Museum Store Product (RSVP)

Led by Patricia Sampson, High Museum of Art
Hosted by Museum Store Association and IMC
Tour in Temporaries at The Pavilions
Tour the top museum store product at Las Vegas Market! Museum store expert Patricia Sampson, Manager of Museum Shops and Visual Merchandising at High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA, will pre-scout the very best and brightest offerings from our most exciting vendors. Then Patricia will lead a “docent” tour of her wonderfully curated collection, tailored specially for museum stores. Be wonder-filled by this retailer's exceptional perspective! RSVP now, as groups are limited to 20 buyers: www.lasvegasmarket.com/events

11:30am-1:00pm
Meet the Makers

FREE LUNCH SEMINAR - RSVP
Christiane Lemieux, Meganne Wecker, Diane Sulg, Shawna Dawson, Terri Schuver and RUE Magazine’s Victoria de la Camara as Moderator
Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1
Join some of our distinguished Makers and Curators of artisanal products in this panel discussion on what it takes to have a small creation and bring it to life while maintaining true to their vision. They will discuss the maker movement and how artisans are now able to enter the market place on a larger scale, the challenges and successes of being a creative, trends they are seeing in artisanal products, and where they are seeing the buying trends of today. Special guests include: Christiane Lemieux, Cloth & Company and Lemieux Et Cie; Meganne Wecker, Cloth & Company and President & Chief Creative Officer at Skyline Furniture; Diane Sulg, CRAFT President & American Craft Week Founder; Shawna Dawson, Founder of Artisanal LA, the LA Food Fest, and Sauce LA; Terri Schuver, Sticks and Steel/Prairie Dance Inc. as part of American Made Collective. Rue Magazine’s Style and Market Editor, Victoria de la Camara, will lead the discussion with our guests. This luncheon will be a panel discussion with time for Q&A at the end. (0.1CEU)
Complimentary boxed lunches provided by IMC.  RSVP to www.lasvegasmarket.com/events
to register for this event – space is limited.

1:00-2:30pm
Best of the West in Design

Amber Lewis, Brian Paquette, Brooke Wagner, Ryan White, Marie Flanigan, Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwicki
Co-Sponsored by REstyleSOURCE
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174
Join guest moderator Amber Lewis, of California-based Amber Interior Design, as we discuss West Coast design with a curated panel of taste-making designers, including Brian Paquette, Brooke Wagner, Ryan White, Marie Flanigan, Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwicki. Find out what's hot in West Coast design from these industry leaders, and how each designer interprets West Coast style into his or her own signature look. 

1:30-2:30pm
Touring the Trends through DISCOVERIES

Rachel Hoffmann, ISA, Antiques Curator & Blogger for Ruby Lane
Hosted by Ruby Lane, Antique Young Guns U.S.A. and IMC
Tour through Pavilion 1 & DISCOVERIES
Join Rachael Hoffman, Antiques Blogger and Antiques Curator for Ruby Lane, and a representative of Antique Young Guns USA, for an intimate tour of DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace, located in Pavilion 2. RSVP now, as groups are limited: www.lasvegasmarket.com/events

2:30-3:30pm
Instagram Insights- How to do it the Right Way!

Farah Merhi, Linley Paske & Lauren Pasqualone
Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1
Have you ever wanted to know the true secrets on how to grow your Instagram following? Or How to make your Instagram & social pages work best for your business? What really makes a photo so captivating? Having over 3 million followers on Instagram, Farah Merhi, Founder of Inspire Me! Home Décor, along with Linley Paske & Lauren Pasqualone from LP2 Boutique Agency, will give you some great takeaways to help designers and retailers build up your social following to increase your business profile. New changes to social media will be discussed, and how these changes can be implemented to produce business.

2:30-4:00pm
Stroll the Top Personal Care, Spa & Lifestyle Products (RSVP)

Led by Niko Siton, Mandarin Oriental
Hosted by Day Spa Association and IMC
Tour in Temporaries at The Pavilions
Niko Siton, Spa Retail Assistant Manager of Mandarin Oriental, will pre-scout the very best and brightest offerings from our most exciting vendors. Then stroll along for an entertaining and educational perspective of the hottest selections! RSVP now, as groups are limited to 20 buyers: www.lasvegasmarket.com/events

3:00-4:00pm
Furnishing The Future - Christopher Guy's Decade in Design and Shaping the Future of the Industry

Sponsored by Christopher Guy
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174
Join global design icon Christopher Guy Harrison for a unique conversation and champagne toast as he reflects on his company Christopher Guy's decade of ground breaking design around the world. With a guest editor, they discuss his innovative style and outlook, while announcing his pioneering visions for the future of the industry. You won’t want to miss this multi-media presentation and champagne toast.

3:30-4:30pm
Touring the Trends with Shay Geyer

Shay Geyer, IBB Design Fine Furnishings
Tour of C5 at Las Vegas Market
Get a first-hand look at what Shay Geyer, owner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, thinks is hot and trending at Las Vegas Market this winter. Shay will take you on an intimate guided tour through C5 of her favorite finds and the newest trends that you won’t want to miss! RSVP now, as groups are limited: www.lasvegasmarket.com/events

4:00-6:00pm
Book signing and Meet & Greet for “Christmas at Designers' Homes Across America”

Floor Launch Party, Building C, Floor C5
Join Shayla Copas, Howard Wiggins and Rhonda E. Peterson – all designers featured in this collaboration for a meet and greet while they sign copies of their new book” Christmas at Designers' Homes Across America.”  Books will be available for purchase onsite.

4:00-6:00pm
C5 Celebration of Home Décor & SALON West Floor Party

Come join the party as we celebrate our home décor floor with live entertainment and a champagne bar. Select showrooms will have specials for this time only, so it’s definitely a time not to be missed.

5:00-6:30pm
MSA Networking Reception with Cocktails (RSVP)

Hosted by Museum Store Association and IMC
Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1
Network with fellow museum stores. Mingle with industry peers. Enjoy light refreshments and cocktails before your evening out in Las Vegas! Existing and prospective MSA members and vendors are welcome. Buyers & vendors, RSVP now to attend: www.lasvegasmarket.com/events

6:00-8:00pm
Cash & Carry Shopping Spree

DISCOVERIES – Pavilion 2
Join us for a special late night Cash & Carry Shopping Spree and adult beverages! Enjoy complimentary cocktails until 8:00pm while you check out the amazing resources in all of Pavilion 2. DISCOVERIES, The Antique Vintage Marketplace, along with all our exhibitors showcasing jewelry, antiques, vintage, one of kinds, international handcrafts and more located in Pavilion 2 will be open late for this special evening.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

10:00-11:00am

2017 Design Icon Presentation and Award Ceremony with Timothy Corrigan
Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Timothy Corrigan, award-winning interior designer, recognized internationally for his timeless and comfortably elegant interior design projects and licensed collections will be honored as the 2017 Design Icon during Winter Market. Corrigan will share “The Making of an Icon,” an overview of his path to becoming one of the world’s leading interior designers, and his experiences working with an impressive array of high-profile clients. He will impart his design wisdom and philosophy, and discuss how he has built his brand, giving us a glimpse into why his is one of the most honored individuals in the design industry. Q&A from the audience will follow.

11:00am -12:00pm
Design Icon Book Signing and Meet & Greet with Timothy Corrigan

Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Join Timothy Corrigan, the 2017 Design Icon, for a meet and greet while he signs copies of his book “An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé,” which chronicles the restoration that he conducted of his 18th century château in the Loire Valley. Books will be available for purchase onsite.

11:30am-12:30pm
The Vintage Boudoir

Christi Proctor, Christi’s
Christi’s, Pavilion 2, P2-7513
Please join Christi Proctor, best known for her contributions as a designer on TLC’s Trading Spaces in “The Vintage Boudoir” P2 - 7513.  Christi will source product from Discoveries; The Antique Vintage Marketplace   vendors, located in Pavilion 2.  Christi currently owns a store in Waco, Texas; Christi’s Interiors which features an exclusive line of lamps and her unique wholesale bedding line – “Moon Rein”.  Come and watch Christi work her magic and experience vibrant colors, rich fabrics and traditional vintage accents - creating a luxuriously designed bedroom!

1:00-1:30pm
SOCIAL MEDIA SHORTS: Social Stylin’ and Profilin’

Linley Paske & Lauren Pasqualone, LP2 Boutique Agency
Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1
Forget first impressions… Customers have to be exposed to your brand at least seven times before they’re ready to give you their business. Brand builders and social media mavens Linley+Lauren will walk you through a branding bootcamp to develop your brand statement and social media style guide, so you can dress your social media accounts for success.

1:45-3:20pm
SOCIAL MEDIA SHORTS: BACK TO BASICS SOCIAL SESSIONS

Linley Paske & Lauren Pasqualone, LP2 Boutique Agency
Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1
Did you know consumers use social media to check out businesses before they shop? In fact, 80% of spenders are more likely to buy with a business that has a credible Facebook page. Looking to set up a new account, or wondering if your social profiles and pages are set up to make sales? Go back to basics with social smarties Linley+Lauren during these 15-minute sessions on setting up your profiles and pages for success:
1:45-2:00 // Facebook Page
2:05 – 2:20 // Instagram Business Profile
2:25 – 2:40 // Pinterest Business Account
2:45-3:00 // Twitter Profile
3:05-3:20 // Snapchat or less.

2:30-3:30pm
Touring the Trends with Laura Umansky

Laura Umansky, Laura U Interior Designs
Tour of C4 at Las Vegas Market
Get a first-hand look at what Laura Umansky, of Laura U Interior Design, thinks is hot and trending at Las Vegas Market this winter. Laura Umansky is a Houston-based interior designer best known for her luxurious, livable interiors. Laura will take you on an intimate guided tour of her favorite finds and the newest trends that you won’t want to miss! RSVP now, as groups are limited: www.lasvegasmarket.com/events

3:00-4:00pm
How to Rock a Show House the Las Vegas Way

Dann Foley, Christopher Kennedy, Cray Bauxmont-Flynn, Becky Najafi and Las Vegas Review-Journal Features Editor Anastasia Hendrix
Sponsored by Las Vegas Market and the International Design Society
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174
Join us as we discuss the newly launched Las Vegas Showcase House, scheduled to debut in January 2018. Some of the designers selected to participate, such as Dann Foley, Christopher Kennedy and Cray Bauxmont-Flynn, will be discussing their insight on design, what they hope to accomplish, and why show houses are a great addition to the design community and for business. Home owner, Becky Najafi, will also participate and talk about what she envisions and hopes this home will feature. Anastasia Hendrix, Deputy Features Editor for the Review Journal, will moderate the discussion. Q&A from the audience will follow. 

4:00-6:00pm
C4 Celebration of Home Décor Floor Party

Come join the party as we celebrate our home décor floor with live entertainment and a champagne bar. Select showrooms will have specials for this time only, so it’s definitely a time not to be missed.

4:00-6:00pm
Book signing and Meet & Greet with Barclay Butera and Christopher Kennedy

Floor Launch Party, Building C, Floor C4
Join Barclay Butera and Christopher Kennedy for a meet and greet while they sign copies of their new books.  Barclay will be signing copies of his book “Modern Living,” and Christopher will be signing copies of his book “California Modern.”  Books will be available for purchase onsite.

4:00-6:00pm
2017 Housewares Design Awards

Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
The 12th Housewares Design Awards, the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation, hosted by Las Vegas Market and sponsored by Whitford Corporation. This marks the first western U.S. location for the Housewares Design Awards, presented by HomeWorld Business. Winners of the 2017 Housewares Design Awards will be announced and finalists will be recognized, and the first-ever “Design Influencer of the Year” Award will be presented to Mo Mullen, Director of Business Development for West Elm LOCAL.  A special display spotlighting the 2017 finalist and award-winning products also will be featured on C11. Purchase tickets to the Awards Gala at: http://www.housewaresdesignawards.com/links/tickets_01.php

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm

GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training Course
Hosted by Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and IMC
Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Get the knowledge and credentials to become experts in sustainability. This industry-first, 6-hour exam course was developed in conjunction with SFC, the #1 organization with board members including ranking staff of World Wildlife Fund, Rainforest Alliance and a founder of the USGBC. Over 700 graduated to date. Approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours and registered with IDCEC for .6 HSW CEUs. Learn more and register: https://sustainablefurnishings.org/civicrm/event/register?id=301&reset=1

Daily Events

Buyer's Morning Grab & Go
Sunday & Monday 7:30

Courtyard & The Pavilions
Sponsored by Home Furnishings Association
Start your day off right with coffee, fresh fruit and granola bars, compliments of Las Vegas Market. Available Sunday and Monday in the Courtyard and the Pavilions.

ASID & IDS Hospitality Suite
10:00am-6:00pm

Building A, A-3304
The American Society of Interior Designers, California Central/Nevada Chapter and the Interior Design Society Las Vegas Chapter offices will be open as a Hospitality Suite. All market attendees are welcome to stop by and plug-in for a recharge.

The Pavilions Afternoon Bars
Sunday –Tuesday: 2:00-6:00pm

Join us for beer & wine while you shop and network in the Pavilions.

Gift and Home Décor Afternoon Bars
Sunday-Wednesday: 4:00-6:00pm

Alternating Gift & Home Décor Floors
Join us for beer & wine while you shop and network on the gift & home décor floors.

Happy Hour on the Casual Floors (C12&C13)
Sunday – Wednesday, 4:00-6:00pm

Join us cocktails while you network with our peers on our Casual floors.

Happy Hour on the Furniture Floors
Sunday – Wednesday, 4:00-6:00pm

Alternating Furniture Floors
Join us for cocktails while you network with your peers on our furniture floors.

Evening Courtyard Receptions
6:00-8:00pm

Grand Plaza Courtyard
Enjoy an evening of relaxation and networking with your peers at Las Vegas Market at the Grand Plaza with music and a cash bar.

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