Las Vegas Market has it all! Tens of thousands of furniture, home décor and gift professionals descend on Las Vegas Market twice a year, creating an industry platform ideal for networking and fostering new relationships. Share ideas and best practices, engage with top taste makers, stay ahead of the latest trends, and discover ways to grow your business. Las Vegas Market Summer 2016 is around the corner and this is a must for West Coast designers to attend!
Take advantage of Market-Only specials. Markets provide an efficient venue to meet with multiple vendors at one time, in one location. Many showrooms and exhibitors offer show specials available only while at the Market, so Market can save you money. Shop Thousands of Unique Products. With 2000+ home and gift brands, Las Vegas Market always presents a fresh assortment of products and resources to help you set yourself apart from your competition.
Grow Your Business! Successful designers are not creating their success sitting and waiting for business. They are getting out, networking, learning, and thriving through interaction with industry peers, taste-makers, and like minded professionals. This is also a great opportunity to not only network at fun social parties, but attend education events as well. Learn from industry expects and earn continued education units if you need them.
If you haven’t registered for Las Vegas Market, it’s easy and free. Plus, pre-registration saves you time. Las Vegas Market is a large trade show with three buildings of the top vendors in the furniture and home decor industry. Take at least two days to attend the show to allow yourself enough time to visit your favorite showrooms and be introduced to new ones. Make sure to book your hotel and flight accommodations through Las Vegas Market for special discounts.
Plan It: Check out your favorite vendors‘ 2016 catalogs or look at the online directory and browse through hundreds of lines and exhibitors. Decide on what product category you’re looking to buy for your store or your clients. Once you plan which companies you’ll be definitely visiting, contact your Territory Managers and set up appointments.
Catalogs: Here are all of our vendors’ catalogs to get you started!
Save Time: There are three main buildings at market. Set up your days by building to make it easier on your feet and your time. Las Vegas Market has an online Market Planner and a smartphone app to help you plan out your schedule for vendors and events, save items and notes, and find your way around market. The two tools work seamlessly together, so set them up ahead of time.
Make sure to add these showrooms to your schedule:
What to Pack
Clothing: Well, first of all, Las Vegas is in the desert. So it’s hot, like over 100 degrees hot, all day long hot. Luckily, you’ll be inside most of the time, but make sure to wear comfortable light clothing that showcases your style and personality but FORGO THE HEELS – at least during the day. You will be on your feet, walking all day long and wearing heels is the biggest rookie mistake for these trade shows. However, there are so many designer parties during the evenings at market, or you may get invited to a nice dinner right after the show. So, bring at least one nice pair of shoes in case, which you could keep in your bag or car during the day.
Carrying With You: Many designers decide to bring a large bag, or small rolling bag/suitcase instead of a purse. Not only will you want to bring with you your own business materials but throughout market you will be gathering catalogs and other items from the vendors. Inside your bag make sure to bring:
- A large stack of business cards
- Copy of your business licenses
- Address labels including email, to ensure your info is correct on order forms as well as to save time
- Credit references: vendors will require if you request terms for your initial order
- Shopping list including budget with dollars divided by product category
- Purchase record: so you have a reference what will arrive at your store, and when
- Credit card stickers: save time and secure special offers i.e. free shipping, discounts, dating”
- Make storage space on your phone for photos
- Extra battery for your phone
- Advil or Tylenol
- Snack — Most showrooms will be offering complimentary food and drinks throughout the day so take advantage of that!
Transportation: All three buildings of the World Market Center are right next to each other and the temporary Pavillions are directly across the street. Once you’re at market, you’re set for the day! Getting around town and parking are easy as well! Self-parking, Valet parking, Shuttles to & from hotels and the airport, endless city taxis, and LYFT (special discount LVMKT for new users). Market also has complimentary coat & bag check if you need to lighten your load while venturing through the buildings (Building A & C Lobbies).
Dining: During market, food services are available on nearly every floor. From LVMKT’s Jamaican/New Mexican fusion restaurant, to grab-and-go cafes, to amazing food trucks in the front courtyard of the three buildings, you definitely have many options for each day. Las Vegas is known for top-notch restaurants. After being inside showrooms all day, check out these 18 chic, outdoor dining restaurants for some fresh air and design inspiration.
Business As Usual: The market also provides business centers for when you still need to handle business while away from your office. The business centers provide internet, faxes, phones, copy, and mailing services which you can find one in each of the three buildings (Building A: 1st Floor, Building B: 3rd Floor, Building C: 11th Floor). A Valet Package Service is available in Building C if you need materials stored and shipped.
Sunday, July 31st | 3 – 4 PM | Phillips Collection | A202
Industry Trends with Bobby Berk
Join Bobby Berk for a presentation at Phillips Collection on leading industry trends. Bobby Berk has become the “IT” name within the industry—working his way up from retail and Restoration Hardware to ultimately starting his own brand. Bobby Berk Home.
Sunday, July 31st | 4 – 8 PM | Phillips Collection | A202
Phillips Collection Las Vegas Mixer
Right after Bobby Berk’s presentation, Phillips Collection will be hosting their now-famous networking event. Join us in the ever-stunning showroom for drinks, appetizers, and great company to kick off Las Vegas Market! Sponsors include Accessories Resource Team, American Society of Furniture Designers, Design Campus, WithIt, Sustainable Furnishings Council and the Las Vegas Design Center.
Monday, August 1st | 3:00 PM | Jaipur Living | B424
Doing the Work You Love: Cocktails + Conversation with Jennifer Adams
From housekeeper to home décor guru: award-winning designer Jennifer Adams joins Jaipur Living for an intimate conversation, sharing the truly inspirational story of transforming a passion for interior design into a wildly successful lifestyle brand. Attendees will meet with Jennifer over specialty cocktails and light bites, and take away tips for how to unlock and hone their own career passions.
Monday, August 1st | 4:00 PM | Leftbank Art | A254 & A229
Join us at the newly expanded Leftbank Art to meet me and other celebrity designers, Bobby Berk, Kelli Ellis, Barclay Butera, Kelly O’Neal,Joshua Rose, Rafael Kalichstein, and Dawn Sweitzer. Enjoy Leftbank’s fabulously famous cocktails while rubbing shoulders with the industries top designers.
All Market | July 31 – Aug 4 | DV Kap Home | A319
Make sure to stop by D.V Kap, your one stop shop for decorative pillows!
Have a wonderful time shopping and experiencing Las Vegas Market. We look forward to see you there!