Jun 10, 2019
Las Vegas Market announces summer seminar lineup

Las Vegas Market announced a comprehensive lineup of programming for 2019 Summer Las Vegas Market, offering buyers, designers and retailers opportunities to connect with peers, become educated on the latest industry trends and earn CEU credits. Summer Market runs July 28 through August 1, 2019. A complete schedule of seminars and events is available.

“Las Vegas Market is delighted to provide industry professionals, buyers, designers and innovators an assortment of seminars and events for Summer Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “As the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., Las Vegas Market offers an expansive roster of interactive, educational and influential programming that includes thought-leading sessions, industry celebrations and special networking opportunities.”

Summer event highlights include the 2019 Las Vegas Market CEO Summit; the ninth annual “Up On the Roof” fundraiser benefiting Gift for Life; the fifth annual ANDYZ Design Awards; Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards presented by Great American Publications; and the debut of “Lean In and Lift Up,”sponsored by Progressive Business Media – Home Furnishings Publications. Notable among the market’s 20+ educational highlights are the proprietary FIRST LOOK product and trends program; and home furnishings trend forecasting program Ahead of the Curve.

Trend forecasting takes center stage this summer

Summer Market trend programming includes Las Vegas Market’s proprietary FIRST LOOK product and trends program which will highlight furniture, home décor and gift product introductions in curated displays located throughout campus, in an educational seminar and with two related showroom tours. Along with the best new-to-market products, FIRST LOOK curator and editor Julie Smith Vincenti will share both macro and micro trends and present “2020 Vision,” a 10-hue directional color palette. The seminar, which is tailored to the needs of today’s cross-category buyers, lifestyle stores and interior designers, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29; with the related showrooms tours on Monday (home) and Tuesday (gift).

Las Vegas Market’s Ahead of the Curve trend forecasting session returns in partnership with Luxe Interiors + Design on Monday, July 29, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Designers Marie Flanigan, Britany Simon, Aimee Wertepny, and Denise Morrison will share their insights and opinions about the hottest new directions and designs in home furnishings in an intimate and engaging panel discussion moderated by Kathryn Given, senior design and market editor for Luxe Interiors + Design.

Another exclusive trend presentation, “Best of the West in Life & Style,” features a panel of taste-making influencers and designers including Nicole Salceda, founder of Eye for Pretty; Stephanie Holdaway, owner of Gatehouse No. 1 Furniture & Interior Design; Erica Bryen, owner of Erica Bryen Design; Shay Geyer, owner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, and Hilde Leiaghat, designer and retailer of Pom Home. The panel, which is co-sponsored by REstyleSOURCE, will be moderated by Nathan Turner of Nathan Turner Inc. and held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.

Other trend-focused sessions include: Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2020 from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 29; Designing Spaces for Healthy Families, in partnership with Casual Living, moderated by Jennifer Bringle, editor-in-chief of Casual Living, from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28; the Staging Association Panel Discussion from 3-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30; and The 3D Design Workflow, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

Special events include networking receptions and exclusive industry awards

Summer Market will feature an exclusive slate of networking receptions and industry award events. Highlights include the debut of “Lean In and Lift Up,” a celebration of successful women and the mentors who believed in them, sponsored by Progressive Business Media – Home Furnishings Publications, 5:30-7:30 p.m., on Sunday, July 28.

Industry award events include the ninth annual “Up On the Roof” fundraiser benefiting Gift for Life from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 29; the fifth annual ANDYZ Design Awards from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28; and the third annual Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.

Educational sessions address business issues and opportunities

Las Vegas Market will present a high-powered educational conference for industry leaders including CEOs, owners, presidents and C-level sponsored attendees. The 2019 Las Vegas Market CEO Summit, which is designed to address and provide insight into the critical issues facing industry leaders today, will be from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30. The event includes keynote presentations from four of the nation’s leading minds in global business, innovation and economics: Honorable Gary F. Locke, Dr. Evan A. Feigenbaum, Stephen Shapiro and Ben Stein. Breakfast, lunch and a cocktail reception will be included along with time to network with presenters, sponsors and attendees.

Las Vegas Market also will feature more than 20 educational sessions, which you can find here.

Industry experts explore Las Vegas Market product categories with guided tours

Some of the industry’s best and brightest will bring concepts to life with guided product tours this summer, including the Top Museum Store Product Tour with Museums & More, led by managing editor Sam Ujvary, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 29.

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