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.
The 2020 IBC Global Forum, the annual gathering of the International Housewares Association’s International Business Council (IBC), will be held September 22-24 as a series of virtual education sessions due to the pandemic. The live-streamed event will offer housewares suppliers new to the international arena or veteran sales executives wanting to grow their global business overviews of key international markets and retailer updates via two sessions each day.
Forty One Madison has announced that the fall New York Tabletop Market, taking place October 13 to 20, will welcome visitors both in-person by appointment and online through a new digital show hub.
The Summer Las Vegas Market, in its showroom-only format with virtual events, presented more than 1,300 resources to predominately regional buyers sourcing new products for design projects, replenishing needed merchandise and preparing for fourth quarter needs, according to International Market Centers.
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.
Dallas Market Center and RepTime, a provider of B2B software as a service solutions, have formed a partnership to offer software solutions uniting manufacturers, sales teams and retailers. RepTime will be rebranded as MarketTime, reflecting its position as a 24/7 market solution and omnichannel marketplace platform supporting the complete B2B ecosystem.
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.
The National Hardware Show will debut its virtual event October 12-15, 2020. The first National Hardware Virtual Show will provide the global hardware and home improvement community with the tools needed to equip customers, empower businesses, and engage with industry leaders.
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.
Derek Miller, president of the International Housewares Association since 2018, joined the IHA in December 1999 as director of international business development, then was named vp/international services in October 2001. He became IHA vp/global marketing in March 2014.
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.
The Dallas Market Center said that more than 95% of permanent showrooms will be open for all of its August markets including the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, to be held August 19-25.
Las Vegas Market’s signature Ahead of the Curve trend program will run as a CEU-accrediting webinar on August 19.