Las Vegas Market Announces Seminar Roster for Winter 2015

las-vegas-marketLas Vegas Market is ringing in the new year with a formidable series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers. The Winter Las Vegas Market runs from January 18-22 and will offer attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends and get insights on important issues impacting the future.

“Our goal is to offer valuable programming that attendees can’t find elsewhere,” said Scott Eckman, chief marketing and strategy officer of International Market Centers (IMC). “We look for leaders in their respective fields to share their knowledge and expertise – whether it’s a design icon like Carleton Varney a Pantone color expert like Laurie Pressman or an online powerhouse like Amazon – to help deliver cutting-edge, relevant and tangible information that attendees can apply to their business. We are pleased with this Market’s depth chart.”

The seminar calendar for Winter 2015 includes:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

First Time Buyer Orientation
Sunday, 9-9:45am
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

More Beautiful Less Wasteful - An Inspiring Discussion With Celebrity Designers
Monica Pedersen and Dann Foley joined by other celebrated designers, moderated by Susan Inglis
Sunday, 11am
WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

Signature on the World: Creating a Global Brand
Christopher Guy Harrison, Christiane Lemieux, Jaime Derringer and Moderated by Arlyn Hernandez, Luxe Interiors + Design
Sunday, 1pm
WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

Merchandise For Small Space Design Can Equal Big Profits
Christopher Grubb
Sunday, 3-4pm
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Modenus Talks Las Vegas
Monday, January 19, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

First Time Buyer Orientation
Monday, 9-9:45am
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174

Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media
Monday, 10-11:00am
WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

Lunch Power Hour with DSA: Think Beyond Spa! Personal Care + Wellness Retail
Allan Share & Patti Biro
Hosted by Day Spa Association and IMC
Monday, 12-1:30pm
Building C, C786

What Happens In Vegas – VIP Red Carpet Design Tour (RSVP)
Organized by Jackie Von Tobel
Monday, 12-6pm 6 WFCP Credits; $295

Secrets of Great Style: Tips on Creating Lifestyle Environments That Lure Customers, Online and In Stores
Dallas Shaw, Janette Crawford, Stephanie Sterjovski and Moderated by Jamie Meares, Furbish Studio
Monday, 1-2pm
WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

La fórmula para convertir un FAN en un cliente / The Formula to convert a fan to client. (En Espanol)
Gabriel Neuman
Monday, 2:30-3:30pm
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1CEU)

New Harmonies: Changing Themes in Color and Design Trends for the Home in 2015
Laurie Pressman, Pantone
Monday, 3-4pm
WorldView on Sixteen (0.1 CEU)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Design Icon: Honoring Colorful Design Legend Carleton Varney
Carleton Varney
Tuesday, 10am-12pm
WorldView on Sixteen (0.2 CEU)

Do a Month’s Worth of Marketing in 4 Hours
Damien Furey, SnapRetail
Tuesday, 12:30-1:30pm
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Build Profits and Elevate Your Business with Private Label Products
Jackie Von Tobel
Tuesday, 2-3pm
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Leveraging social PR – The New Way to Get Media Attention
Julia Rosien, WithIt Chair & SleepSavvy contributor
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30pm
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Networking Reception with Cocktails
Hosted by Museum Store Association and IMC
Tuesday, 6-7:30pm
Building C, C1089

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Retailer’s Place in e-Commerce with Amazon
Brent Avila, Amazon
Wednesday, 10:30-11:30am
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

World Tour: Smart Designs from the World's Top Markets
Deb Barrett
Wednesday, 1-2pm
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

Influence Customers with Instagram
Damien Furey, SnapRetail
Wednesday, 3-4:00pm
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174 (0.1 CEU)

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About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers: 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.