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Eight Las Vegas Market Webinars Prepare Retailers and Designers for Summer 2021 Buying


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Las Vegas Market is preparing buyers for Summer 2021 sourcing with eight virtual events and educational programs scheduled for the month leading up to the August 22-26, 2021 staging. Sessions include trend education, access to industry thought leaders and a primer on making the most of market.

“Las Vegas Market is preparing buyers for a successful summer sourcing trip with a slate of virtual events presenting actionable trend and business building content,” said Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers (IMC) chief marketing and customer officer. “As always, we are meeting buyers exactly where they need us, and this summer that means comprehensive virtual programming that allows buyers to arrive at market with the knowledge to source in the best possible ways for their businesses.”

IMC’s proprietary Ahead of the Curve designer panel and FIRST LOOK trend presentations are offered virtually for Summer 20201. Ahead of the Curve features four designers – Marie Burgos of Marie Burgos Design (Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY); Jamilyn Fournier of The Collector’s House (Scottsdale, AZ); Jay Jeffers of JayJeffers Inc. (San Francisco, CA); and Nadia Watts of Nadia Watts Interior Design (Denver, CO) – previewing their favorite finds from Las Vegas Market exhibitors in a panel discussion moderated by Kathryn Given of Luxe Interiors + Design on Tuesday, August 3 at 1 p.m. PDT. Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media presents two FIRST LOOK webinars for Summer 2021: FIRST LOOK – Summer 2021 Home Furnishings Webinar is Wednesday, August 4 at 1 p.m. PDT; and FIRST LOOK – Summer 2021 Gift, Housewares, Textiles and Tabletop Webinar is Tuesday, August 10 at 1 p.m. PDT. The image-rich presentations will explore four design and color themes – ’80s Beats, Early to Rise, Home & Away and Special Effects – and showcase relevant new product introductions from Las Vegas Market exhibitors.

Buyers will connect with the best in the business through a series of panel discussions with thought leaders in retail, design and publishing. The Home Accents Today 2021 Retail Stars – West Coast spotlights four retailers: Christy Brant and Caitlin Marsh of Lulu’s Furniture & Décor in Greenwood Village, CO; Mike Valles of Interior Illusions in West Hollywood, CA; and Karen White of Oasis Accents in Frisco, TX in conversation with Thomas Lester of Home Accents Today on Wednesday, July 28 at 1 p.m. PDT. Editor’s Choice! Favorite Gift Finds & Trends Coming presents Julie McCallum, editor-in-chief of Gift Shop Plus; Sarah Schwartz, editor-in-chief of Stationery Trends and The Paper Nerd; and David Spencer, publisher of Gourmet Business in a discussion about what is new, fresh and coming to market for gift, housewares, paper goods and more with Dawn Brinson, vice president of Strategic Marketing for The Media Matters, Inc. on Thursday, July 29, 1 p.m. PDT.

More virtual trend programming includes the Sherwin-Williams MODE Colormix® Forecast 2022 Webinar with a forecast for next year’s color and design trends presented by Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing on Tuesday, August 17 a 1 p.m. PDT.

New Las Vegas Market visitors will get helpful hints for a successful market experience in the virtual First-Time Buyer Orientation – Summer 2021 presented by Sarah Schuetz, IMC director of Buyer Engagement on Monday, August 16 at 1 p.m. PDT.

Additionally, Las Vegas Market is a sponsor of the REA Educational Conference – Together We Retailpresented by Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Tuesday, August 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT and the Retailer Excellence Awards immediately following at 2 p.m. Conference tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://www.retailerexcellenceawards.com/.

All Las Vegas Market programs are free and pre-registration is recommended. For a complete schedule of Summer 2021 Las Vegas Market programming, including full descriptions and registration, visit https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars(Note: a full list of virtual programming follows this release.)

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of product lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs Aug. 22 – Aug. 26, 2021, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully-integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multi-line B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, http://imcenters.com.

Las Vegas Market – Summer 2021 Virtual Programming

Wednesday, July 28, 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

Home Accents Today 2021 Retail Stars – West Coast

Christy Brant, Caitlin Marsh, Karen White, Mike Valles and Thomas Lester

In partnership with Home Accents Today

Join us as Home Accents Today’s 2021 Retail Stars share their brick-and-mortar accomplishments; best ideas and how they implemented them; what makes them stand out in this crowded and competitive field; how they’ve made the most of tough times especially during this past year, and more. The discussion will be with West Coast retailers: Christy Brant and Caitlin Marsh, Lulu’s Furniture & Décor, in Greenwood Village, CO; Karen White, Oasis Accents, located in Frisco, TX; Mike Valles, Interior Illusions, located in West Hollywood, CA, and moderated by Thomas Lester, Digital/Managing Editor for Home Accents Today. (1 CEU)

Webinar Registration: https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/1116219563385/WN_xFw1fe5rRBCPZkO_JqrU_Q

Thursday, July 29, 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

Editor’s Choice! Favorite Gift Finds & Trends Coming

Julie McCallum, Sarah Schwartz, David Spencer and Dawn Brinson as moderator

Want to know what’s new, fresh and coming to market for gift, housewares, paper goods and more? These editors are your eyes on the ground and know what will be featured onsite. In this webinar they show us their favorite items coming into the marketplace and what to look forward to for the remaining year into 2022. Joining us will be Julie McCallum, Editor-in-Chief of Gift Shop Magazine, Sarah Schwartz, Editor in Chief of Stationery Trends Magazine and Editor for The Paper Nerd, and David Spencer, Publisher for Gourmet Business and President of Housewaresdirect Inc. Our guest moderator for the discussion will be Dawn Brinson, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for The Media Matters, Inc. A question-and-answer segment will follow. (1 CEU)

Webinar Registration: https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/1316249926391/WN_447wpH0QROG4mS9n4ZXhrQ

Tuesday, August 3, 9:00am-2:00pm PDT

REA Educational Conference

Presented by Gifts & Decorative Accessories

The 70th annual Retailer Excellence Awards is fast approaching, and for the first time ever, Gifts & Decorative Accessories will be hosting an educational conference, Together We Retail, in conjunction with the awards gala. With the mission of helping the gift industry to achieve excellence, the virtual educational conference will be a half-day event on August 3, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. PDT, just before the 70th annual Retailer Excellence Awards ceremony, which will also be virtual this year. The theme for this year’s conference is “mastering the digital landscape,” and sessions cover such topics as expanding into ecommerce, managing your online reputation, point-of-sale point of views and social media strategy. The conference will be hosted on a robust platform, allowing retailers to message speakers and network with one another. The conference will culminate with the 70th annual REAs ceremony, which will honor 21 retail nominees. Tickets are $20 and include access to both the virtual conference with retail networking and the digital REA awards ceremony.

Webinar Registration: https://www.retailerexcellenceawards.com/

Tuesday, August 3, 1:00pm-2:30pm PDT

Ahead of the Curve

Nadia Watts, Jay Jeffers, Jamilyn Fournier and Marie Burgos with Kathryn Given of Luxe Interiors + Design as moderator

In partnership with Luxe Interiors + Design

Retailers and interior designers looking to get “Ahead of the Curve” will see an exclusive preview of the hottest new trends and designs in home furnishings and décor from today’s top designers this summer. Las Vegas Market’s signature Ahead of the Curve program will present another exciting lineup in an intimate and engaging panel discussion with Nadia Watts, founder & principal designer for Denver based Nadia Watts Interior Design; Jay Jeffers, author, product & interior designer and founder of JayJeffers Inc. and owner of San Francisco based JayJeffers – THE STORE; Jamilyn Fournier, IDS, curator & founding principal of Scottsdale based The Collector’s House; Marie Burgos, certified Feng Shui Master, product designer and founding principal of Los Angeles and Manhattan based Marie Burgos Design and Kathryn Given, senior design and market editor for Luxe Interiors + Design, as moderator. With a refreshed look and a West-Coast design focus, Summer Market’s program is poised to offer a one-of-a kind virtual experience that will provide designer insights, recommendations and a Q&A session.

Prior to the webinar, the designers will scout Las Vegas Market exhibitor profiles and websites to identify their favorite trends and products. During the presentation, they will discuss their top picks and describe the items, why they selected them, what trends are emerging and how they would incorporate each into a room. (2 CEU)

Webinar Registration: https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/3516219568675/WN_Bz9TeX8TRDWwf5o5XkZsuA

Tuesday, August 3, 2:00pm-3:00pm PDT

Retailer Excellence Awards

Presented by Gifts & Decorative Accessories

Gifts & Decorative Accessories has been celebrating retail excellence since 1951 with its Retailer Excellence Awards, and the tradition continues with our digital gala and award ceremony. Please join us virtually for the 70th annual Retailer Excellence Awards, during which we will honor 21 retail nominees and seven retail winners for accomplishing the impossible during a tumultuous year. Witness the best of the best in seven categories: Specialty Store, Multiple Locations, Visual Merchandising, Store Events, Store Design, Social Media Outreach and Online Initiatives and Socially Responsible. In addition, GDA will also give awards to the Manufacturer of the Year and Sales Representative of the Year. As is tradition, a representative from Gift for Life, a charitable organization, will also announce the winner of its Industry Achievement Award. Tickets are $20 and include access to both the virtual conference with retail networking and the digital REA awards ceremony.

Event registration: https://www.retailerexcellenceawards.com/

Wednesday, August 4, 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

FIRST LOOK – Summer 2021 Home Furnishings Webinar

Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media

Las Vegas Market’s FIRST LOOK virtual presentation this summer is bursting with fresh products & ideas for cross-category buyers and lifestyle stores. Las Vegas Market product introductions span across all categories — from area rugs and furniture to lighting, textiles and wall decor — and will be presented cohesively in a fast-paced webinar that’s geared to both retail and designer audiences. Learn the upbeat hues, charming patterns, and beguiling finishes that are holding steady, as well as styles that will gain momentum as we inch closer to 2022. Additional focus areas: homeownership swings, discretionary spending, and 1980s influences. (1 CEU)

Webinar Registration: https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/7516219572971/WN_jGKU2C2-TlmigjDwMAZ0bQ

Tuesday, August 10, 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

FIRST LOOK – Summer 2021 Gift, Housewares, Textiles, and Tabletop Webinar

Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media

Las Vegas Market’s FIRST LOOK virtual presentation this summer is bursting with fresh products & ideas for cross-category buyers and lifestyle stores. Las Vegas Market product introductions span across all categories — from gifts and personal care products to housewares, tabletop and textiles — and will be presented cohesively in a fast-paced webinar that’s geared to both retail and designer audiences. Learn the upbeat hues, charming patterns, and beguiling finishes that are holding steady, as well as styles that will gain momentum as we inch closer to 2022. Additional focus areas: housewares, vacation gear, and 1980s influences. (1 CEU)

Webinar Registration: https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/3616219578920/WN_kz-nP4S5R0G1TNjgpbwUxQ

Monday, August 16, 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

First Time Buyer Orientation – Summer 2021

Presented by Sarah Schuetz, Director of Buyer Engagement – IMC

First time at market? Helpful hints for a successful market experience. We look forward to being TogetherSafely.com! Like your business, we’ve made adjustments for your comfortable and productive experience. Familiarize yourself with what changes to expect, to maximize your Market. From our new The Expo and shuttles and badging, to food options and showroom operations, your safety is of utmost importance. This quick-hitting webinar overview includes tips, tricks and tools, including some of our new digital resources, to help you have a productive, safe visit.

Webinar Registration: https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/2316219584161/WN_k5DlkkpDSci58Q74IX_IqA

Tuesday, August 17, 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

Sherwin-Williams MODE Colormix® Forecast 2022 Webinar

Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing

In Partnership with Sherwin-Williams

Las Vegas Market invites you to join Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing, for the Unveiling and Presentation of MODE – Colormix® Forecast 2022. A way of being. Of doing. Of embracing the style of the moment. After any upheaval, every kaleidoscopic transformation of life as we know it, we settle into an entirely new way of existing. This is your invitation to do so vibrantly, vividly, in a way only you know how. This course will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research that supports the 2022 forecast for color and design trends. (1 CEU)

Webinar Registration: https://imcenters.zoom.us/webinar/register/9016219586186/WN_Wjjeo6UUSgyjHEuVjDvX6Q

 


About Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of product lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

About International Market Centers

International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.


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