International Market Centers (IMC) has received a temporary certificate of occupancy for the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. The new 315,000-square-foot trade show facility in downtown Las Vegas is slated to open on August 30 and will house the temporary gift and home exhibits for IMC’s summer Las Vegas Market.
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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.
Las Vegas Market is now accepting submissions for its proprietary First Look trends program.
A survey of the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries commissioned by International Market Centers has determined that, although the COVID-19 crisis has affected all retail sales across the U.S., store owners and operators are looking toward reopening and recovery, and expressing a near-term need for new products.
Last week, the first week of the International Market Centers High Point Virtual Market Experience, offered content and community for the home furnishings industry with participants logging into six webinars and visitors sourcing and discovering products, as well as providing an audience for a musical event that generated funds for City of Hope.
Based on an extensive industry survey, International Market Centers has updated its summer 2020 market schedule. IMC is postponing markets until August, with its next Atlanta Market running August 13 to 18 and Las Vegas Market running August 30 to September 3.
International Market Centers has slated an exclusive lineup of seminars and events for its IMC High Point Virtual Market, a three-week-long digital event focused on information and new product discovery opportunities running from May 11 to 29 on the company’s High Point Market website.
International Market Centers is rolling out new online resource centers through its Atlanta, Las Vegas and High Point Market websites to provide a channel through which buyers and exhibitors can continue to engage with each other, stay up-to-date on key trends and industry news and access webinars and other content.
International Market Centers is commissioning a survey of more than 200,000 home furnishings, gift and apparel buyers that will generate a real-time representation of those related sectors during the COVID-19 crisis.
IMC_di, the new digital innovation division of International Market Centers, has added a second wave of new hires, with the addition of new staff for sales, development, implementation, marketing and customer success.
To assist customers in understanding and accessing financial aid support launched to mitigate effects of the COVID-19 crisis, the International Market Centers legal and government affairs team is offering summaries of key government relief programs.
To address business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, International Market Centers and its digital innovation division will provide free subscriptions and transactions to customers through year-end on ShopZio, its business-to-business digital platform.
As of March 24, International Market Centers (IMC) has temporarily closed AmericasMart Atlanta to the public, in accordance with Atlanta’s 14-day shelter in place order, to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center will also be closed.
In line with the required closure of Nevada casinos and non-essential businesses, International Market Centers is closing the Las Vegas World Market Center and Las Vegas Design Center to the public for 30 days.