Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market Offers Entertainment and Events for Attendees

World Market Center Las Vegas has assembled an exciting array of events, entertainment and hospitality planned for the Winter 2012 Las Vegas Market, Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2012.

From energizing evening entertainment in the Grand Plaza to special events and receptions throughout the Market floors, Las Vegas Market will once again deliver a compelling Market experience for attendees and exhibitors to network and have fun all week long.

“We want to make sure our attendees not only experience a compelling and successful Las Vegas Market with plenty of inspiration and new product for their stores, but to also have an experience that is enjoyable and offers networking opportunities all week long," said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. "This is, after all, Las Vegas and world-class hospitality is a priority to providing an exceptional Market experience to our buyers and exhibitors."

Las Vegas Market attendees are encouraged to take part in these special events throughout the week, all of which are complimentary.

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL -- Mon., Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m., Grand Plaza: Las Vegas Market gets truckin’ as we transform our courtyard into a four-wheeled food fiesta. We’ll have the coolest gourmet food trucks offering sliders, meatballs, BBQ, pizza, even vegetarian fare and much more to satisfy your cravings. While you’re cruising the courtyard for your cool cuisine, enjoy the All-American atmosphere complete with DJ Twin spinning your favorite tunes from the 50’s and 60’s. It’s the place to park yourself for a fun-filled evening.

GRAB ‘N’ GO BREAKFAST -- Tues., Jan. 31 through Thurs., Feb. 2 from 7:30-10:30 a.m., Grand Plaza: Start the day off right with a delicious Grab 'N’ Go breakfast compliments of Las Vegas Market, provided each morning in the Grand Plaza as buyers start their buying day.

BOOGIE NIGHTS -- Tues., Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m., Grand Plaza: Las Vegas Market turns Funkytown in this 70’s inspired courtyard party. Get down tonight and shake your groove thang to the fun-filled melodies of the disco era, led by the band Boogie Nights. Enjoy complimentary food, refreshments and cocktails, but don’t forget to bring your dancing boots. It’s sure to be one far out gig, to the max! Can you dig it?

PARTY IN THE U.S.A. -- Tues., Jan. 31, 4-6 p.m., Made in USA Pavilion, Building B, Floor B2: Join us in the Made in USA Pavilion on B2 for some all-American fare including sliders, mac-n-cheese, desserts and signature cocktails. Check out the vintage neon displays, restored antiques and celebrate USA-made home furnishings.

HAPPY HOUR ON SELECT FURNITURE FLOORS -- Mon., Jan. 30–Thurs., Feb. 2, 4-6 p.m., Select Furniture Floors A6, A9, B7, C13 & C16: Mix, mingle and network with colleagues nightly on select furniture floors while enjoying delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, compliments of Las Vegas Market.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS BREAKFAST -- Wed., Feb. 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., International Buyers Lounge, Suite C-484: International buyers are welcome to attend this international breakfast and reception especially for them, compliments of Las Vegas Market. Meet and network with international peers while enjoying an assortment of breakfast treats to get your shopping day started.

SUNSET & DESSERTS -- Wed., Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m., Grand Plaza: When the sun goes down, the party kicks off in the courtyard with sweet treats and even sweeter beats. Enjoy delectable desserts, smores, hot chocolate and more, while the band Guilty Pleasures plays your favorite soft rock jams from the 70’s and 80’s. It’s a fun-filled wrap to the day with all the indulgences your heart desires.

COURTYARD UBER LOUNGE -- Thurs., Feb. 2 from 6-8 p.m., Grand Plaza: The Grand Plaza turns into a hot Vegas nightspot as Las Vegas Market nears the end of the week. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying the music and atmosphere of the courtyard uber lounge.

In addition to the array of events and receptions, other amenities that will be available to attendees include free Wi-Fi on campus, complimentary shuttle to/from host hotels, free parking in multi-level onsite parking garage, fully-equipped Internet lounges and convenient café and food kiosks.

For more information, register for market, or to book hotels as low as $39 a night, as well as to view a full listing of special events and complimentary seminars, please visit

About World Market Center Las Vegas: WMCLV is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center open daily to consumers and designers.