International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises announced today that they have scheduled the second annual Las Vegas Market CEO Summit for Wednesday, January 29, and Thursday, January 30, 2014, during the Winter Las Vegas Market. They stated that the executive-level conference for the gift and home furnishings industry will include keynote addresses, panel discussions and presentations, as well as exclusive networking opportunities for participants, with Charles Garcia, former White House aide under George W. Bush and a leader in the Hispanic community among the featured speakers.
They noted that Garcia will adress how the gift and home furnishings industries can cater to a growing Latino community. Vivek Kundra, the first U.S. chief information officer appointed by President Barack Obama, will speak about proper IT planning for businesses and the role that data will play in transforming commerical operations. Susan Packard, co-founder of HGTV, will discuss the topic Entrepreneurship: How to Create and Build Great Companies using examples from her own career. The sponsors plan to add other speakers as well, they noted.
“This executive-level gathering is designed to address critical business issues and provide insights into the issues— and opportunities— across today’s gift and home furnishings industries,” stated Scott Eckman, IMC chief marketing officer. “For 2014, the conference content will encompass subjects relevant not only to gift and home décor specifically, but also to home furnishings in general. Las Vegas Market is committed to providing a forum that addresses the key topics, including financial, operational and global issues that are of concern to all of our stakeholders.”
The inaugural Las Vegas Market CEO Summit ran during this year’s January Las Vegas Market.