Las Vegas Market Preps CEO Summit

International Market Centers is preparing its CEO Summit at the summer 2019 Las Vegas Market. The one-day event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, and is designed to address and provide insight into the critical issues facing today’s gift and home furnishings industry leaders through a series of presentations and networking opportunities.

“The CEO Summit is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together some of the brightest minds in the home furnishings and gift industries to participate in executive level discussions on the future of our industry,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “This impressive slate of speakers will provide attendees with key insights on economic and business issues facing the industry today and impacting it in the future.”

The conference kicks off with “China, the Next Five Years” by Gary Locke, who will draw from his experience as U.S. ambassador to China and U.S. secretary of commerce. He is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on U.S./China relations, global expansion, and business growth.

Dr. Evan Feigenbaum will present “South East Asia Expert Opinions.” Feigenbaum a leading expert on Asia and most heavily focuses on geopolitics and economics and the changing role of the U.S. across the Pacific. He is the current vice president of The Paulson Institute and the former deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia (2007-09).

Stephen Shapiro will present “Innovation for Innovators: Creating a Persuasive Culture of Innovation.” Over the last 20 years, Shapiro has presented strategies on innovation culture and collaboration to audiences in 40-plus countries.

Ben Stein will present “Ben Stein on the Economy.” Stein is an economist and a long-time columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, and The New York Times, commentator for CBS News, Fox News, and CNN, and an award-winning commentator on finance.

Registration for the CEO Summit opens April 1. Individuals whose company does not currently exhibit in an IMC property can register for $395; anyone whose company exhibits within an IMC property in High Point, Las Vegas or Atlanta can register for $295; and retailers can register for $195.

The summer Las Vegas Market runs July 28 to August 1, 2019.