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IMC Announces Vegas Market Seminar, Event Schedule

International Market Center (IMC) has announced that Las Vegas Market will host a variety of events and seminars to help participants learn more about market trends and connect with peers. The market is scheduled to be held July 28 to August 1.

“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, IMC evp, chief marketing and digital officer, in announcing the show seminar and event programming. “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.”

Las Vegas Market will once again host its First Look product and trends program that will feature furniture, home décor and gift product introductions in curated displays located throughout Las Vegas World Market Center campus, as well as in an educational seminar and with two related showroom tours. First Look curator and editor Julie Smith Vincenti will share both macro and micro trends and introduce 2020 Vision, a 10-hue directional color palette during a seminar scheduled to be held 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29, with the related showrooms tours on Monday and Tuesday, July 30.

The Ahead of the Curve trend forecasting session returns to the market in partnership with Luxe Interiors + Design on Monday, July 29, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with designers Marie Flanigan, Britany Simon, Aimee Wertepny and Denise Morrison sharing insights and opinions about the hottest new home furnishings directions and designs in a discussion moderated by Kathryn Given, Luxe Interiors + Design senior design and market editor.

Co-sponsored by REstyleSOURCE and moderated by Nathan Turner of Nathan Turner Inc, the Best of the West in Life & Style presentation will feature a panel of taste-making influencers and designers, IMC noted, 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, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.

Trend-focused sessions also include Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2020, running from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 29, Designing Spaces for Healthy Families, running, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, the Staging Association Panel Discussion, running from 3 p.m.  to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, and The 3D Design Workflow, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

The event schedule includes 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, the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards and Lean In and Lift Up.


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