Las Vegas Market announced today a strong lineup of original educational programming for the 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,” said Robert Maricich, Chief Executive Officer 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 recognized 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 is also partnering with HomeWorld Business to present the 2017 Housewares Design Awards, the premier awards program focused on housewares design innovation. This award recognizes excellence in 12 core housewares categories and honors West Elm LOCAL as the inaugural “Design Influencer of the Year.” Also featured will be the 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 program, 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 recognizing 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.
For a full schedule of seminars and events, or to register, please visit the Las Vegas Market's website.
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 3,700+ 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.