Las Vegas Summer Market Delivers Mix of Educational Programs: World Market Center Las Vegas (WMCLV) will unveil 30+ diverse and informative assortment of complementary seminars for retailers, design professionals, and other registered Market attendees during the Summer 2012 Las Vegas Market, July 30-August 3.
Each seminar features leaders in all facets of the design, home furnishings, and gift industries. Many programs are CEU-accredited; seminar focus areas include everything from small business practices, consumer and design trends, social media highlights, hospitality and gift store trends, the evolving role of technology in design, sustainability trends, color forecasts, Holiday ’12 and Spring ’13 trend previews, visual merchandising strategies to the ultimate in brand marketing and customer service.
“The seminar mix for Summer Market is robust. It provides attendees with an up-to-the-minute pulse on what’s trending in the marketplace so they can better enhance their businesses as well as their understanding of new opportunities within the industry,” says Dana Andrew, VP/Marketing and Public Relations for WMCLV. “Las Vegas is a trendsetting city. Buyers come here to see what’s new and how they can evolve.”
Many seminars are CEU-accredited. Attendees can also enjoy an array of amenities including: free campus Wi-Fi, complimentary shuttle to/from host hotels, free parking in multi-level onsite parking garage, fully-equipped Internet lounges, and convenient café and food kiosks.
A sampling of seminar standouts includes:
Monday, July 30 at 10 a.m. World Forum, Building B, 16 floor
Join HGTV’s Monica Pedersen and home furnishings trend expert Julie Smith Vincenti as they dish about everything hot for the upcoming season. Fast-paced and highly visual, they discuss the newest looks in bedroom and accent furniture, upholstery, lighting, area rugs, wall décor, and giftware. The companion products guide is given to attendees to help them fast track to the latest trends at Market.
Hollywood Style By Woodson & Rummerfield’s House Of Design
Monday, July 30 at 11 a.m., Building C, C176
Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield, co-owners of the tony Los Angeles interior design firm Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design and famous for their modern-vintage style coined “Modage,” share some of their most stunning Hollywood projects, along with home décor tips and tricks. The presentation is followed by a book signing for their latest, High Style, published by Chronicle Books.
The Impact Of Trends in the Marketplace
Monday, July 30 at 3 p.m., Building C, C344
Renowned stylist and editor Liezel Munez, and panelists Marisa Marca Antonio, Amy Elisa Keith, Mila Becker, and Jamie Meares will present trends to expect for Holiday and Spring 2013. They will also share marketing tips on how to apply these trends to your business to create a “buzz” among your target customers.
Customer Perception And Visual Merchandising Strategies
Tuesday, July 31 at 10 a.m., Building C, C344
Paul Thompson shares his vision for merchandising and visual display, highlighting the use of imaginative and inspired product presentations as the key to generating the customer’s impulse to purchase.
Opposites Attract: The 2013 Sherwin-Williams Colormix™ Forecast
Tuesday, July 31 at 11 a.m., Building C, C176
Join Sherwin-Williams Colormix(TM) 2013, where today’s color mood is examined under the microscope to reveal its dueling influences that are shaping four divergent color directions. Laurie Clark, Senior Designer Account Executive for the Sherwin-Williams Company, presents the 2013 Color Forecast.
A full listing of all Summer 2012 Las Vegas Market seminars is available at www.LasVegasMarket.com/events.
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