The Licensing Expo is moving its show dates, and will take place live and in-person at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on August 10-12. Accompanying the trade show is an online event, which will be held two weeks later on August 24-25.
Leaders from 11 major trade associations and buying groups representing 12,000 buyers of home decor and gift recently joined virtually with the International Market Centers buyer services team in a series of timely discussions initiated to inform and enhance the groups’ participation in markets through pandemic recovery and beyond.
The Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have launched the Hearts Awards auction live online. The auction benefits No Kid Hungry and features more than 70 one-of-a-kind plates transformed by artists, designers, celebrities, influencers and special guests.
Atlanta Market continues to refine and remerchandise its gift collection in the lead up to its Winter 2021 staging, scheduled to be held January 12 to 19. The market announced three new showrooms and 27 expanded and relocated showrooms opening since its last winter event.
With coronavirus-related shifts prompting buyers and vendors to consider new ways of doing business, opportunities for exhibitors to connect with retail customers via their High Point showrooms have emerged, according to the High Point Market Authority. For about 100 exhibitors, adaptive strategies include finding fresh ways to use their spaces at the venue to connect with buyers during off-market periods.
JuniperWeb, an e-commerce website development tool powered by IMC_di, International Market Center’s digital innovations division, has launched www.bethanylowe.com as its first proprietary B2B site for the gift and home sector.
Las Vegas Market has revealed that Color Class, Pattern Primer, Remote Control and Summertime are the themes for the 2021 Winter Market First Look trends program, scheduled to be held January 24 to 28.
The High Point Market Authority has appointed three new members to its board of directors: Josh Hudson, CEO of Hudson’s Furniture, Randy Tilinski, president of Bungalow Classic, and Jeremy Hoff, president of Hooker Furniture, following a vote of approval at its most recent board meeting on October 21.
GC Buying Group has moved the 2021 Start the Year Member Conference and Vendor Showcase to March 24 and 25, 2021, at the Dallas Market Center. The event, originally scheduled to be held in January, will take place during the March edition of the Total Gift & Home Show taking place March 24 to 26, alongside the Apparel & Accessories Market.
International Market Centers has declared that the 2021 Winter Las Vegas Market is primed to offer retailers a platform to refresh inventories with new and best-selling products while providing suppliers the chance to meet new and returning buyers.