IMC: Temporary Spaces Warm Winter Las Vegas Market Prospects

International Market Centers has announced that more than 325 gift, home décor and furniture suppliers, including nearly 90 fresh-to-market exhibitors, will showcase new products in 105,000 square feet of temporary space in Buildings B and C at the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market. The show, which IMC operates, runs January 26-30, 2014, at World Market Center Las Vegas.

To date, temporary exhibits in Building C include 245 companies, with 84 first-time exhibitors and 161 returning exhibitors in more than 70,000-square-feet of temporary space on three floors, c-ONE, C5 and C11, according to IMC. The organization noted that it expects an additional 40 companies to sign on as temporary exhibitors in the weeks leading up to market. Among Building C highlights, it pointed out, is the debut of three new themed product category presentations: VERANDA, highlighting outdoor lifestyle merchandise on C, GALLERY spotlighting better home textiles resources on C5 and FASHION, the first dedicated exhibition area for fashion merchandise, personal care and wellness products, and fashion accessories on C11.

“The realignment of temporary space in Buildings B & C at the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market is attracting a substantial influx of new exhibitors, bringing not only a wide diversity of merchandise to the industry but also a heightened level of excitement,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC president of Gift & Home Décor. “Our gift and home décor temporary exhibit space in Building C is tracking to achieve 20% growth over last market’s temporary presentation. This expansion signals the industry’s support for the market and further advances our strategic plan to position Las Vegas Market as the leading market in the western U.S. for furniture, home décor and giftware.”