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Las Vegas Market announces strong seminar roster

A strong and original programme of seminars and events including surprise celebrity guests is announced for retailers and buyers attending the upcoming Summer Market

Las Vegas Market brings a strong series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers this summer. Running from August 2-6, Las Vegas Market’s summer edition offers attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends, earn CEU credits and get insights on important issues impacting the future.

Compelling programming, networking opportunities and events at Las Vegas Market include Ahead of the Curve, FIRST LOOK, Design Camp, Sherwin-Williams 2016 Color Forecast, Designer-led Curated Tours, Floor Launch Parties with designers and celebrities like HGTV’s Jamie Durie, the Gift for Life fundraiser and reception and much more. Las Vegas Market is proud to partner with The Gourmet Retailer, Gourmet Catalog, Housewares Training & Information Group, Museum Store Association, Zoo & Aquarium Buyer’s Group, Day Spa Association, Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals, among others, for additional programming.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015
Orientation for First-Time Attendees
9:30-10:15am, Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

Furniture is Fashion
Jaime Rummerfield, Ron Woodson, Carson Kressley and Michel Boyd, moderated by Paloma Contreras
11:00am-12:00pm, Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

Be Original Americas Panel Discussion
Paolo Cravedi and Jamie Derringer, moderated by DJ Carey, Editor-in-Chief of Cottages & Gardens
1:00-2:00pm, Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

REstyleSOURCE E-Commerce
Kristin Alber and Allison Van Slyke
3:00-4:00pm, Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

ASID/LVDC Andyz Design Awards Presentation & Reception, Sponsored by ASID and IMC
4:00-6:00pm, Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market Grand Opening Celebration
5:00-7:00pm, Inside The Pavilions

Networking Reception with Cocktails (RSVP)
Hosted by Museum Store Association and IMC
6:00-7:30pm, Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
Orientation for First-Time Attendees
9:30-10:15am, Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

First Look
Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media
10:00-11:00am, Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

Coaster and Donny Osmond Collection Debut
10:00-11:00am, Coaster Showroom, Building C, C1621

Curated Docent Tour: Top Museum Store Product (RSVP), hosted by Museum Store Association & IMC
Led by Stuart Hata, de Young/Legion of Honor - Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
10:30am-12:00pm, Tour in The Pavilions

The Secret Life of Antiques
Toma Clark Haines, Melissa Mittag and Justin Shaulis, moderated by Heather Karlie Viera
Followed by curated tour with Toma of Discoveries: the Antique Vintage Marketplace in The Pavilions
11:30am-12:30pm,Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

Lifestyle Visual Merchandising for Personal Care + Wellness Retail (RSVP) with Allan Share & Patti Biro
Hosted by Day Spa Association and IMC
12:00-1:30pm, Building C, C-1188

Sherwin-Williams® Colormix™ 2016 Color Forecast: Laurie E. Clark, The Sherwin Williams Company
1:00-2:00pm, Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

Presentación en Español / Presentation in Spanish only
Las Claves del Éxito en las tendencias internacionales para la arquitectura y el interiorismo
The Keys to Success in International Trends for Architecture and Interior Design.
Manuel Torres, Manuel Torres Design
3:00-4:00pm, Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

Floor Launch Parties
5:00-7:00pm
Building C, C1 –Directional Tabletop, Home Decor & Gift
Building C, C11 - Gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food
Building C, C12 & C13 – Casual/Outdoor with remarks and special guest Jamie Durie plus Hawaiian-themed party venues

Vietri Launch Party
5:50-7:30pm, Building C, C186

Gift For Life
Sponsored by Gift For Life and IMC: Industry Fundraising event, RSVP
6:00-8:00pm, Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

Las Vegas Market 10th Anniversary Celebration
6:00-8:00pm, Grand Plaza

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
Design Camp Las Vegas (2-days: Tuesday and Wednesday), with Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis
9:00am-7:00pm, Building B Lobby Check-in/Registration

Keep Non-Profit Retail Independent: Panel Discussion (RSVP)
Miriam Works, Cheryl Call, Raymond McKenzie and Tommy Brown, moderated by Andrew Andoniadis of Andoniadis Retail Services
Sponsored by IMC in collaboration with Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), Museum Store Association (MSA), Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG)
10:00-11:00am, Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

Ahead of the Curve Co-Sponsored with Editor At Large
Bryan Patrick Flynn, Jon Call and Amanda Nisbet, moderated by Kelly Edwards
10:00-11:30am, Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

Mattress Recycling in CT, CA & RI
Ryan Trainer, Mike O’Donnell and Chris Hudgins
Sponsored by Mattress Recycling Council and International Sleep Products Association
1:00-2:00pm, Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

GOURMET INSIGHTS: Partnership with The Gourmet Retailer
1:00-6:00pm, C11 Seminar Room

Keynote & Panel Discussions: 1-5pm
Cocktail Reception: 5-6pm

Session 1:
1:15-1:45pm: State of the Gourmet Industry with Anna Wolfe, The Gourmet Retailer

Session 2:
1:45-2:30pm: Retail Panel Discussion – Effective Merchandising to Drive Impulse Sales
Panel includes Jill Foucre, owner of Marcel’s Culinary Experience; Amy Ruis, Owner of Art of the Table; Kathleen Taggart, Director of Draeger’s HOME & Cooking School and Anna Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief of The Gourmet Retailer 

Session 3:
3:00-4:00pm: What’s Next on the Food Scene and How You Can Connect to Increase Your Profits
A Panel Discussion on Food Trends, Technology, Marketing Tie-ins & More.
Panel includes Lauren G.R. Johnson, COO of Newport Avenue Market; Kati Mora, RD, the Plate Boutique; Doug Poling, Sr. Director Non-Perishables for Bristol Farms/Lazy Acres and Anna Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief of The Gourmet Retailer

Session 4:
4:00-5:00pm: Social Media – Shopper Engagement as the New Currency with Brad Nix, Brand Chorus

Healthcare Gift Guide: Top Picks for Hospital Gift Shops (RSVP), Led by Sabra Shields
Hosted by Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals
2:00-3:30pm, includes tour of Temporaries Pavilions

Presentación en Español / Presentation in Spanish only
LinkedIn es una gran Herramienta para su negocios - LinkedIn an Excellent Tool for Your Business
Gabriel Neuman
3:00-4:00pm, Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

Floor Launch Party
5:00-7:00pm
Building C, C5 – Boutique Home Décor

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015 

Design Camp Las Vegas with Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis (Day 2)

9:00am-1:00pm, Building B, WorldView on Sixteen

Daily Hospitality
Morning Grab n’ Go 
 
PROMENADE
Sunday-Thursday│From 7:30am Pavilions Happy Hour
Pavilion 1

Sunday-Tuesday│4-6pm
Brunch Cocktails
Building C, C5 & C11 
 
Sunday-Thursday│10am-12pm Evening Courtyard Reception
Grand Plaza 
 
Sunday-Wednesday│6-8pm
Happy Hour
Building A, A4 & A9
Building B, B2-4, 6-7 & 11
Building C, C1-C15
Sunday-Wednesday│4-6pm Wine and Food Pairing Demonstrations
Building C, C-11 Housewares & Gourmet

ABOUT LAS VEGAS MARKET
Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,200+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market runs August 2 to August 6, 2015, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, www.lasvegasmarket.com.

Highlights of Summer Market include a celebration of the Market’s 10-year anniversary; the creation of C11, a new showroom floor for gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food; the continuing growth of C5, another new permanent showroom floor for boutique home décor, high-end home textiles and accessories; the premiere of the casual furniture launch at Las Vegas Market, with 250,000 square feet of permanent showrooms and temporary exhibit space on C12 and C13; and the repositioning and reimagining of the Market’s temporary exhibits as The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, a freestanding, climate controlled temporary tradeshow space showcasing some 90,000 net square feet of innovative and emerging gift and home décor resources.

Showrooms in Buildings A, B and C will be open August 2-6 (Sunday – Thursday), and temporary exhibits at the Pavilions will be open August 2-5 (Sunday – Wednesday). Showroom hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday; The Pavilions will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

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.

For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com



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