In an effort to increase Las Vegas Market’s prominence in the home accessories industry, the World Market Center has hired Phillip McKay as a Senior Vice President who will be responsible for leasing new showroom space to lighting, gift, rug and decorative accessories companies.
McKay comes to the Las Vegas Market after launching his own tradeshow production company, PPM Media. Prior to that, McKay worked with several tradeshow companies, including Gartner Vision Events, Penton Media and Key3Media.
McKay was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Tradeshow Week Magazine for his outstanding contributions to the global events industry. He also serves on the board of the Society of Independent Show Organizers and is involved with the International Association for Exhibition Management.
“Phil’s extensive background in the tradeshow industry is a great resource for World Market Center Las Vegas as we position ourselves for the future,” said Robert Maricich, President and CEO of the World Market Center. “He is highly regarded in the industry and has the skills and knowledge base necessary to ensure World Market Center is the most effective and efficient platform for the industry.”
In early October, the World Market Center announced plans for a new Gift and Decorative Accessories show in summer 2010, which will enable retailers to stock up on merchandise in time for the holiday season.