Several expanded showrooms are slated to open soon at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, just in time for the Las Vegas Market, taking place Feb. 6 to 13.
Some of the manufacturers that will be opening larger showrooms are Dovetail Furniture and Designs, a company that imports eclectic handmade furniture and accessories from around the world; Peninsula Home Collection, a company that sells painted and distressed furniture from South America; Crestview Collection, a company that sells portable lighting, accent furniture, accessories and wall décor; and Richter Designs, which manufacturers custom upholstery. All of these larger showrooms will be located in Building B.
In addition, the first floor of Building B will now contain permanent showrooms from an array of cutting-edge companies.
Such tenured companies as Acrylicore, Environment Furniture, Charles Carol, Crestview, Style Craft Frames & Wall Decor and Kreiss will have exhibit space on the first floor. Cutting-edge lines that were previously located on other floors, such as Andes International, Armenart, Casa Bonita, Classic Leather, Dovetail Furniture & Designs and Peninsula, will now be relocated on the first floor of Building B.
Meanwhile, the second floor of Building B will serve as the home for the juried exhibits, including ConText, which is a display of high-end home textiles; Design & Living, which showcases home furnishings trends; and the Living Green Pavilion, which highlights sustainable products.
“These exhibits have been held at various locations in the past, so we are excited to provide a permanent home for them in Building B. As always, this will be a must-attend destination for discriminating buyers and designers,” said Tim Branscome, Vice President of International for World Market Center Las Vegas.
This year, it will also be easier for retailers to find educational seminars of interest to them, thanks to a new education concierge, who will be located in the lobby of Building B to help attendees find out about seminar locations and speaker contact information.
This year, educational seminars will be held on various topics, including
trends, color, merchandising, buying patterns, sales techniques, business strategies, sustainability and more.
“With a robust offering of seminars from World Market Center Las Vegas and WHFA, we take pride in providing original and relevant seminars with information that attending retailers and designers can truly apply to their business,” said Margaret Casey, Director of Programming for World Market Center Las Vegas. “The expertise and passion our speakers bring is reflected in their valuable and engaging presentations. By providing our attendees with easy access to information on all of these events at one convenient location, the Education Concierge adds additional value during Las Vegas Market.”
Most of the educational seminars will take place on the 16th floor of Building B, which is also where you’ll find a resource center, sponsored by the National Home Furnishings Association and the Western Home Furnishing Association, which features a coffee bar, Internet cafe, new vendor space and a “Launch Pad” for new product introductions.
For detailed descriptions of the programming scheduled for Winter Las Vegas Market, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com/events  and click on the Interactive Events Calendar.