Issue Date: 2019 JANUARY, Posted On: 1/1/2019

01022019 Las Vegas Market Partners with 40+ Retail & Trade Groups

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market announced today that partnerships with more than 40 industry organizations across the globe will add to the host of special programming, tours, educational opportunities and networking events planned for Winter 2019 Las Vegas Market.

Interior Designers Coming to Winter Market

Gail Doby, professional consultant and business coach for interior designers, is hosting Boardroom III, a group of premier interior designers with total annual buying power of more than $20 million. During their five-day visit, the designers will meet with market exhibitors, explore product lines and participate in a three-day business coaching session with Doby.

"We're excited to host the first business retreat for our third Boardroom group - a mastermind of design firms with a minimum of $1 million in revenue per firm," Doby said. "The total buying power of our attendees will be close to $20 million for the 13 companies in 2019, which is a significant opportunity for Las Vegas Market and their resident showrooms. We look forward to expanding our client's businesses over the next year as they share best business practices with each other and find new resources."

New and Returning Industry Affiliates

To support its ongoing partnership initiatives , Las Vegas Market is developing events and activities customized to the specific needs of each of the 40+ partnership organizations participating in winter 2019 Las Vegas Market.

Industry partners include: Accessories Resource Team (ART); Black Interior Design Network (BIDN); BrandSource; Contemporary Design Group (CDG); Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT); Furniture Marketing Group (FMG); Furniture First; Furniture Leaders; Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA); Home Staging & Redesign Association (HSRA); Home Furnishings Association (HFA); International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA); MEGA Group Canada; The Munce Group; Museum Store Association (MSA); Nationwide Marketing Group; Pacific Furniture Dealers; Palmer Marketing; PLATIN- Latin American Alliance; Purchasing Power Plus (PPP); Real Deals; Real Estate Staging Association; (SPC); SMI - Mexico (Sociedad Mexicana de Interioristas AC). For more details, and a full listing of partners, visit: https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/about/industry-partners.

Partners Hold Networking and Educational Events

Las Vegas Market again will host the Non-Profit Retail Symposium in collaboration with three major non-profit industry associations - Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), Museum Store Association (MSA) and Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG). As part of the symposium, the Non-Profit Retail Networking Reception will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the C1144 Seminar Room. Existing and prospective association members and vendors are welcome to network with non-profit retail experts from across the country. Those interested can RSVP at http://imcenters.nprreceptionlvm-w19.sgizmo.com/s3/.

Additionally, the Museum Store Association - Pacific Northwest Chapter will co-host "Focus Your Product Selection for Profitability" from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the Pavilion 1 Seminar Room. Speaker Andrew Andoniadis, of Andoniadis Retail Services, will discuss when to expand, contract or eliminate product categories to enhance the profitability of your store.

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