IMC Announces Expanded Gift + Home Platform
Wednesday August 1st, 2012 - 11:18AM
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International Market Centers (IMC) has announced plans to strategically evolve the Gift + Home at Las Vegas Market to firmly position it as the most comprehensive buying platform for buyers in the western United States, the company said. This three-phase plan designates 13 floors in Building C— 1.7 million square feet of exhibition space— as the destination for Gift + Home Décor.
“This plan re-imagines and re-aligns the presentation of gift and home décor at the Las Vegas Market. By strengthening existing resources, launching new categories and enriching the presentation of better goods, we will create an unparalleled marketplace for gift and home products in the western United States,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president Gift + Home Décor.
Phase One of the strategic plan will take place at the summer 2013 Las Vegas Market with the introduction of two dynamic new categories: c-ONE and the Lifestyle Collection. c-ONE, which will be presented in a curated collection on the first floor of Building C, will include tabletop, gift, and home resources in both permanent and temporary exhibition spaces. The Lifestyle Collection on C10 will feature suppliers of on-trend resources from categories such as fashion accessories, personal care and fragrance, stationery, juvenile merchandise, and technology accessories. The addition of these category presentations will create “neighborhoods” of high-end merchandise throughout the building, according to IMC.
Phase Two includes the expansion of sophisticated home décor resources on C4 and C5 to include the addition of specialty home textiles resources. Also in Phase Two, Las Vegas Market will launch gourmet, kitchenware and casual tabletop categories on C11.
Phase Three, Las Vegas Market’s trade show component, which has experienced steady growth over the last three years, will relocate to C12 and C13. This relocation will allow for expansion opportunities on C14 to include new merchandise categories.
In addition, IMC has teamed with Eller Enterprises to unveil the launch of the Gift + Home Décor CEO Summit, which will take place during the Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market. In this first-of-its-kind conference, owners, CEOs and presidents of gift and home décor manufacturing companies will gather to address critical issues facing industry leaders today.
The market dates for 2013 and 2014 will be as follows: in 2013, the Winter Las Vegas Market will take place January 28 to February 1, and the Summer Las Vegas Market will be held July 29 to August 2, 2013. In 2014, the Winter show will be held January 27 to 31, and the Summer Market will take place July 28 to August 1.
Tags: Housewares Health & Personal Care Home Décor Tabletop Gadgets & Kitchen Tools Trade Shows
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