International Market Centers (IMC) will launch a new eight-episode video series this week, that summarizes style, product and consumer trends revealed at and driven by summer 2020 gift, home décor and furniture markets.
Bob Maricich has a long history in the furnishings business including a stint as president and CEO of Century Furniture. Prior to that, he was president of American Drew and American of Martinsville after holding senior positions at companies such as Flexsteel and Texaco. He took over Internationals Market Centers leadership in 2008.
Following the close of the summer 2020 Atlanta Market, International Market Centers reported a successful market with serious buying, a safe shopping environment and a collective goal of working towards recovery.
While the normal hustle and bustle of the Atlanta Market summer edition may have been quieter last week, without the market’s trade show element, vendors and buyers visiting the permanent showrooms reported a strong, successful and safe experience amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
The furnishings markets operated by International Market Centers— Atlanta Market, IMC High Point Market and Las Vegas Market— will together present a webinar exploring 2021 interior design trends as part of their virtual education offerings.
At the Fall High Point Market, scheduled for October 13 to 21, InterHall will host 10 new design-driven and lifestyle-focused home furnishings exhibitors, a group that will join more than 70 manufacturers, suppliers and designers in one of the show’s signature destinations.
International Market Centers will present two webinars on August 6 addressing diversity and inclusion issues impacting the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries.
With the coronavirus pandemic still at a serious pitch, International Market Centers said that its August markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas will run as scheduled but will be staged as showroom-only buying opportunities with no trade show component.
The 15th anniversary Summer Las Vegas Market, rescheduled to run August 30 to September 3, will feature the grand opening of The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, a 315,000-square-foot exposition facility that will house the market’s gift and home temporaries, in addition to more than 4,300 furniture, home décor and gift resources in 5.4 million square feet.
With guidance from health and elected officials as well an epidemiologist, International Market Centers is reopening its campuses in Atlanta, High Point, NC, and Las Vegas with new safety procedures and operational protocols in place.