The Winter Las Vegas Market and Spring High Point Market will be held at later dates.
Good news for those whose hearts are set on attending January Markets like usual. The Atlanta Gift & Home and Apparel Market will run as scheduled (January 12-19) as will Lightovation (January 7-10) and the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (January 6-12). As for the January Las Vegas Market (originally scheduled in January), it will be moving its dates to April. If you’re a High Point Market regular, don’t panic. The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has also announced a date change for its Spring edition, which will now be held June 5-9.
Capitalizing on a recent shift in timing of home furnishings industry markets – and in concert with ongoing travel and government restrictions in the western U.S. – International Market Centers (IMC) has rescheduled the winter and summer editions of the Las Vegas Market — originally planned in January and July — to run April 11-15 and August 22-26, respectively.
“We have opted to postpone the winter Las Vegas Market in connection with Governor Sisolak’s recent extension of Nevada’s ‘statewide pause’ and in consideration of stay-at-home orders currently impacting travel for key western states,” says Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “HPMA’s decision to change High Point Market from April to June further affirms our decision and allows us to shift the winter Las Vegas Market into April. We also will alter our summer Las Vegas Market dates from July to August to allow enough time between the April Las Vegas Market, new June High Point Market dates, and our summer market in Las Vegas. Our Las Vegas showrooms, including the Las Vegas Design Center, remain open for business by appointment for buyers.”
IMC will contact all buyers pre-registered for winter Las Vegas Market to communicate the change and to assist with adjustment of their plans. As an added benefit, the summer Las Vegas Market runs concurrently with HD Expo (August 24-25, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) and ASD (August 22-25, at the Las Vegas Convention Center), giving buyers and exhibitors additional cross-market opportunities.
According to Maricich, IMC’s gift and home furnishings events in Atlanta – as well as IMC’s Atlanta Apparel Markets in February, April, June, August, September, and October – remain unchanged by the High Point and Las Vegas date shifts.
“Our decision to maintain current timing and format of the events in Atlanta was informed by feedback from buyers and tenants as well as recent experience safely and successfully hosting eight markets for the Southeastern region at AmericasMart,” Maricich states.
IMC’s revised 2021 calendar of markets is:
Atlanta Market: January 12-19, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta
Spring Mini Market: March 3-5, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta
Las Vegas Market: April 11-15, 2021, at World Market Center Las Vegas
Design ADAC: April 27-29, 2021 at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC)
Spring Cash & Carry: May 3-6, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta
Spring Sample Sale: May 19-21, 2021, at World Market Center Las Vegas
Spring High Point Market: June 5-9, 2021 at IMC’s 17 properties in High Point: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; 121, 200, 320 Hamilton St; 330 N. Hamilton St.; and 129 S. Hamilton St.
Atlanta Market: July 13-19, 2021, at AmericasMart Atlanta
Las Vegas Market: August 22-26, 2021, at World Market Center Las Vegas
Fall Design Week: September 20-22, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta
Discover ADAC: September 21-23, 2021 at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC)
Fall High Point Market: October 16-20, 2021 in IMC’s 17 properties in High Point: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; 121, 200, 320 Hamilton St; 330 N. Hamilton St.; and 129 S. Hamilton St.
In addition to IMC’s 22 markets, the open daily collections at AmericasMart, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), and the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas will continue to host events for buyers throughout the year. IMC also hosts a number of off-market events connected with relevant tradeshows staged in Las Vegas during the year.
“As physical markets continue to be impacted directly, or indirectly by COVID-19, IMC will continue to be agile and adapt to local conditions and industry feedback,” Maricich affirms. “While physical market dates may shift in some cities, we will continue to connect buyers and sellers virtually through our market websites and communications. In spring 2021 we will extend our year-round value with the launch of JuniperMarket, a new B2B ecommerce platform, powered by IMC_Digital Innovations division for the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries.”