LAS VEGAS – Officials with World Market Center, an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex, announced that Dave Palmer, general manager, will retire following the January 2008 Las Vegas Market. Palmer will continue to serve as a consultant to World Market Center.

Palmer will be recognized with the Vision Award at the upcoming Winter Market by World Market Center principals. The annual award recognizes those who manifest a new vision and collaborate in raising the bar for the industry.

“Dave was the first industry veteran we tapped over six years ago when we originally conceived of this project and needed experienced industry leadership. From the start, we were confident in his ability to contribute greatly to building what has become the most exciting home furnishings market in the world,” said Shawn Samson, co-founder and managing partner of World Market Center. 

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