As the winter market closes, the Las Vegas Market is planning for this summer’s opening of The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, a new 315,000-square-foot exposition facility, which will transform the buying experience in the temporary exhibits when it opens in July 2020.
“The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas will enhance the experience for the buyers and suppliers who do business at Las Vegas Market,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “The state-of-the-art facility will be the new gateway to the World Market Center, creating a dynamic new synergy between the Market’s 4,300-plus furniture, home décor and gift showrooms and temporary exhibits.”
The expo’s grid-like layout will be divisible into two halls, North and South, which will showcase 1,000-plus booths in six well-defined categories. Beginning in summer 2020, The Expo will present 650-plus temporary gift and home exhibits, a projected 25% increase from winter market, in six updated destinations: Design, Gift, Handmade, Home, Immediate Delivery and Luxe.
Design will present 50 suppliers in a curated collection of contemporary and design-led gift and home décor resources; Gift will feature 320 exhibitors in an integrated collection of traditional and contemporary giftware that includes decorative gifts, tabletop and housewares, gourmet foods, jewelry, apparel, personal care, baby and kids resources, stationery and innovative lifestyle products; Handmade will showcase 100 artisans in a curated collection of handcrafted and designer maker products; Home will present 120 suppliers in a destination that features accent decor, furniture, textiles, linens and decorative accessories; Immediate Delivery will feature 130 lines of cross-category products that are available for immediate purchase including vintage, antiques, jewelry, accessories, gift items, found objects, repurposed and recycled home décor, and apparel, among others; and Luxe will feature 50 exhibitors in a juried showcase of luxury gift, home furnishings and home décor goods.
The Expo’s contiguous positioning with Building C makes it the gateway to the entire World Market Center campus. Attendee and exhibitor registration will move to the lobby of The Expo in a repositioning that improves traffic flow between the Market’s permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits. Other building amenities include an onsite shuttle bus depot, attached parking garage and two permanent “grab and go” food service areas.