LAS VEGAS – Offering its attendees more than just a world-class venue to exhibit and shop for the latest in home furnishings and accessories, World Market Center Las Vegas today announced a full line-up of social events and receptions that will take place during the Summer 2012 Las Vegas Market.

Kicking off the week, prior to Las Vegas Market’s official opening, WMC will host a Rep Appreciation Party on Sunday, July 29 from 12 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Plaza. Reps can take a break from their preparations and enjoy good food and networking with their peers.

The centerpiece of the week’s social events will be the Opening Night Celebration, July 30 at 6 p.m., with the critically acclaimed acro-cabaret variety show Absinthe, which performs nightly under the Tent at Caesars Palace. The evening will include several performances by the troupe, where they will undertake daring feats of strength, danger and unfathomable flexibility to the music of DJ Twin. The evening will be complemented by themed stations offering treats and sweets matched up to the circus-like atmosphere created on the Plaza.

“Our goal is to offer our attendees a total experience, from our world-class showrooms to an efficient shopping experience, to our extraordinary celebrations adding unmistakable hospitality and energy to market week in Las Vegas,” said Robert Maricich, president of International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. “We are particularly excited about this summer’s line-up of social events and expect that our attendees will enjoy both a productive and fun-filled week.”

On the second day of market, attendees are invited to gather on the Design & Living floor in Building C on the fourth floor for an enticing and flavorful brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Later that evening, World Market Center Las Vegas will host its second annual Gift for Life reception “Up on the Roof” to benefit the Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). The reception, taking place at 6 p.m. on World View atop the 16th floor of Building B, will feature cocktails, appetizers and music set against the backdrop of the glittering Las Vegas skyline. Tickets for the event can be purchased prior to Market at Gift for Life website or during Las Vegas Market at the Gift for Life desk in the lobby of Building C.

In addition to the Gift for Life event, Las Vegas Market also will be hosting a “Summer in Vegas” party on July 31 on the Grand Plaza from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The music-filled evening will include California-cuisine and cocktails as the Grand Plaza is transformed into a tropical cruise through the Caribbean. The party will be set to the sounds of musical act, Tommy Rocker and Conched Out.

On the following day of Market, Aug. 1, attendees are invited to a special reception in B3 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. to celebrate the dynamic collection of new showrooms with complimentary cocktails and tasty treats. Following the reception, attendees can exit to the Grand Plaza where they can enjoy “Sweet Treats” from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. featuring delectable candy, desserts and more—all to the music of Yellow Brick Road.

Rounding out the week of social events and special receptions will be wine tastings in Market’s “Gourmet” section daily July 30 – Aug. 2 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in C572; the Design and Living Wine Bar, July 30-Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Building C on the fourth floor and daily cocktail receptions at the B2 Temporaries, July 30 – Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Throughout the week, attendees can also enjoy daily complimentary Grab ‘N Go breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on the Grand Plaza, as well as a Coffee Stop in C606 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Additionally, all attendees should stop by the First Look Exhibit which will be on display throughout the week in the lobby of Building B, showcasing new product discovered at Las Vegas Market, with a special focus on the new, trend-forward B3 destination.

Gift + Home Buyers, meanwhile, will benefit from a dedicated lounge open daily in C9 featuring product displays, a business center, coffee and water, as well as a quiet place to network and relax with colleagues. The lounge also will offer a dedicated concierge who will be onsite to help buyers with all their Market needs.

Source: World Market Center Las Vegas


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