International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that the it will feature a record number of of temporary gift exhibitors and has sold out the new c-One showcase at the World Market Center Las Vegas. The temporary gift, home décor and furniture exhibitors will be presented in Building C from January 26-30, 2014.
Temporary exhibit space leasing in Building C has “skyrocketed” according to IMC, with the winter market showcasing 340 temporary gift and home décor exhibits, the largest in the history of the Las Vegas Market. Overall, temporary exhibits are experiencing record increases, IMC said, running more than 10% ahead of last year. Temporary presentations on c-One, a new showcase of directional home décor and specialty tabletop suppliers launched just six months ago, as well as B2, a collection of home furnishings and furniture temporary exhibits, will be completely sold-out for the winter market.
“The incredible growth in temporary exhibitors – and in particular in gift and home décor resources in Building C – validates the industry’s support for our three-phase strategic growth plan for Las Vegas Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president gift/home décor for IMC. “Our spotlight on better home décor and the realignment of temporary space in Buildings B and C are making Las Vegas Market the fastest growing furniture, home décor and gift market in the western United States.”
With the addition of seven recently confirmed temporary exhibitors, the newly launched c-One cross-category showcase is sold-out, with a total of 40 resources presented in temporary and permanent presentations. The market also noted that realignment and relocation of the Made and Trend categories on C11 also is fueling growth in temporary exhibits. A number of new temporary exhibitors also will be highlighted in “micro showrooms” on C10 as part of the Lifestyle collection.