For the first time ever, the Las Vegas Market has sold out of temporary booth space in the C-ONE cross-category showcase for the Summer Market running July 27 to 31.
“We have experienced 41-percent growth in temporary exhibits since launching our gift and home strategic plan in July 2012,” notes Dorothy Belshaw, President of Gift & Home Décor for International Market Centers. “This record growth demonstrates the industry’s support and enthusiasm for our strategy to position Las Vegas Market as the leading furniture, home décor, and gift destination in the western United States.”
Among the 11 first-time exhibitors on C-ONE are: Catstudio, Chehoma, Chive, Couleur Nature, Emporium Home, Flow Décor, Kristine Daniels, Mirror Image Home, Pekota Design Corporation, SABRE, and SIA Home Fashion. The newcomers join returning suppliers Ann Gish, Gold Leaf Design Group, IONdesign, Phylum Design, Public Lights, Roberta Schilling, SkLO, The Elizabeth Lucas Co., Tronk Design, and Trowbridge Gallery.
The temporary exhibits in Building C continue to expand through more home décor suppliers on C5, gift resources on C11, and a sold-out collection of lifestyle micro-showrooms on C10.
In Building B, an additional 80 temporary exhibitors on B2 will offer a wide selection of home furnishings, including furniture, upholstery, motion, bedding, juvenile, accessories, and décor.
To support and recognize the growth in temporary exhibits, Las Vegas Market will recognize exceptional design, creative merchandising, cohesive brand messaging, and inspired visual merchandising with “Best Booth” awards.
A variety of special events are planned to build traffic for temporary exhibitors throughout Buildings B and C. On floors B2, C5, and C11, there will be complimentary happy hours Sunday to Wednesday, from 4 to 6 p.m. A daily Brunch Bar will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Sunday through Thursday on floors C5 and C11.
Other special events in Building C include a Gourmet Demo Stage on floor C11 featuring daily presentations Monday through Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on new products and store displays, along with giveaways and other goodies. A Buyers’ Lounge and food vendors will be located on floor C10 near the Lifestyle Collection and the PLUSH juvenile pavilion. There also will be restaurants and food vendors on floors C5 and C11 for the convenience of market participants. All market-sponsored hospitality is free to attendees.