LAS VEGAS - International Market Centers announced today Winter and Summer Las Vegas Markets through 2016, introducing a new Sunday to Thursday date pattern to better serve retailers’ needs for a weekend day and accommodate Friday travel plans. Markets in 2014 and 2015 also will overlap with other related industry events running in Las Vegas, offering synergistic buying and selling opportunities for both buyers and suppliers.

Running Sunday through Thursday, future market dates are: January 26-30, 2014; July 27-31, 2014; January 18-22, 2015; August 2-6, 2015; January 17-21, 2016; and July 31-August 4, 2016.

“In the face of recent upheaval in the industry show calendar, with other shows switching dates and running times, Las Vegas is maintaining continuity and organizing a consistent timeframe for market participants,” stated Robert Maricich, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Market Centers. “An extremely successful Summer Market – with exponential year-over-year growth in both buyer attendance and vendor participation – has teed-up some great momentum for our future growth, making Las Vegas Market the leading home furnishings and gift destination in the western United States.”

In Winter 2014 and 2015, the Las Vegas Market will continue its existing, and successful, co-location with the Surfaces/StonExpo, which runs January 28-30, 2014, and January 21-23, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

“We are extremely pleased that Las Vegas Market dates will overlap with these industry related markets and look forward to working with their organizers to make the most of our common timing and locations,” Maricich pointed out. “Las Vegas clearly is ‘the place to be’ when it comes to doing business in the home furnishings arena.”

A highlight of the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market will be the second annual CEO Summit produced by International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises, which will take place January 29 to January 30, 2014. Showrooms will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 26, through Wednesday, January 29, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 30.

Looking ahead, the Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market will feature the completion of phase three of the Market’s transformation into today’s complete home furnishings and gift marketplace, with continued growth in better giftware and better home décor to supplement the strong and growing furniture offerings that anchor the market. Phase three features the introduction of new categories of merchandise, including kitchen products and gourmet housewares.

Las Vegas Market is a leading home furnishings and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,000+ home furnishings and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, home décor and gift lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market runs January 26-30, 2014, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

Source: Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers

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