Summer Las Vegas Market Exceeds Expectations

The largest-ever Las Vegas Market – highlighted by increases in new registrations and overall attendance, as well as expansion of leading showroom resources and the debut of five new resource destinations – exceeded buyer and supplier expectations August 2-6, 2015.

“We set the bar high for our tenth anniversary this August, and we exceeded our customers’ expectations, as well as our own,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of IMC.  “We launched five new destinations simultaneously, introduced new-to-market showroom resources and debuted major showroom expansions by leading vendors like Christopher Guy, Global Views, The Phillips Collection, Michael Aram, Ivystone/CMA and many more. We have made exponential progress towards our goal of becoming the only ‘whole home and gift’ market in North America, and anticipate continued and remarkable growth as we continue to build upon our strong foundation.”

Overall attendance at the recent Summer Las Vegas Market was up 5% over last summer, and gift continued its double-digit, year-over-year growth with a 17% increase over last Summer. Since Las Vegas Market’s gift and home décor strategic plan was launched in Summer 2012, gift and home décor attendance has grown 180%. Buyers indicating an interest in Housewares/Gourmet in support of the C11 launch were up 61% over last Summer and casual buyers were up 50% over last Summer supporting the new outdoor floors on C12 and 13. The largest growth states for buyer attendance this market were again from the west and southwest, including California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Texas.

Even more important than the attendance numbers is the feedback from tenants and exhibitors that were experiencing good traffic, exposure to new customers and strong order writing at the market.

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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.

Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 12.1 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries.