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Las Vegas Market Presents Thought-Provoking Programming in Winter 2024

 Las Vegas Market explores retail and business insights through trend and strategy seminars in nearly 50 events at the Winter 2024 edition.

12/6/2023
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LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market explores retail and business insights through trend and strategy seminars in nearly 50 events at the Winter 2024 edition, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2024, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Market celebrations and campus amenities round out a series of interactive tours and seminars, offering four CEU-eligible courses.

“The expansion of Las Vegas Market programming brings more opportunities to retailers and designers through topical seminars and events,” said Karen Olson, ANDMORE executive vice president, chief marketing officer. “This Winter, compelling information in an interactive format encourages the exchange and distribution of valuable insights for all to enjoy.”

Pre-Market Education

Las Vegas Market kicks off Winter 2024 with four pre-market webinars to prepare buyers for events and education to come in late January.

Austin W. Bunch of Bunch Companies, Inc. hosts the Making Sales on Purpose webinar on Wednesday, December 6, at 10:30 a.m. (PST), detailing the proven strategic process for selling anything to anyone at any time. In ASID 2024 Trends Report Preview (.5 CEU), ASID research fellow, Dr. Dawn Haynie showcases a glimpse into the latest trends in interior design on Wednesday, December 13, at 1 p.m. (PST). Global Trend Ambassador and award-winning designer, Patti Carpenter, guides a journey through emerging international trends with a focus on their influences in the US home décor market in Emerging Trends in 2024 (.5 CEU) on Thursday, December 14, at 1 p.m. (PST). ANDMORE’s Logan Avidon, Director of Buyer Services, leads Attendee 101: Pre-Market Webinar, offering helpful hints and reviewing key locations for first-time Market attendees on Wednesday, January 17, at 1 p.m. (PST).

All pre-market webinars are free and require registration. RSVP here: LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars.

Conversations on Trend and Design
 
Las Vegas Market is the hub of trend and design insight this Winter with at-market keynote speakers delving into the new and next of 2024.

Josh Weiss, EVP of Tech Lighting discusses the importance of lighting throughout design spaces in Architectural Lighting on Monday, January 29 at 3 p.m. Martyn Lawrence Bullard, one of Winter 2024’s The (A) List influencers, presents Behind “Build A Room” with Martyn Lawrence Bullard, as he dives into his inspiration for the Las Vegas Market exclusive “Build A Room” and shares his experience working with an impressive portfolio of clients on Monday at 2 p.m. Following the seminar, Bullard hosts a meet and greet and book signing for Star Style at 3 p.m. Dr. Dawn Haynie, builds on her pre-market webinar with ASID 2024 Trends Report (1 CEU), discussing a range of topics from the impact of demographics on design ethos to economic shifts affecting the industry on Tuesday, January 30, at 10:30 a.m. Patti Carpenter continues a journey into Emerging Trends in 2024 – Market to Market (1 CEU) with a discussion on the future of emerging global events through accessories, gifts, color, print and surface design on Tuesday, January 30, at 11 a.m.

Strategies, Insights and Connections
 
Las Vegas Market provides opportunities to hear from and connect with industry moguls and incorporate expertise into buyer business practices.

Austin Bunch expands on his pre-market webinar in Train Your Staff to Support Your Company! with tips and tricks on how to align company goals to maximize sales to the consumer on Sunday, January 28, at 2 p.m. The Bunch Book of Selling Signing and Meet & Greet with Austin W. Bunch follows at 3 p.m. Todd Youngblood presents 30-Day Action Plan Workshop - Increase Your Customer Engagement (1 CEU) in a hands-on workshop to create a unique action plan dedicated to increasing customer engagement and refining ideal consumer personas on Monday, January 29 at 12:30 p.m.

Tours and Tools: Making Market Easy
 
Getting around Market is made easy with five interactive tours of onsite resources and exclusive @Market App demos.

ANDMORE’s Logan Avidon leads two tours on Sunday, January 28, presenting Attendee 101: Orientation & Tour for first-timers at 10 a.m. and the Furniture Highlights Tour discovering the best sellers in furniture at 1 p.m. Adelaide Elliott, associate editor of Gifts & Decorative Accessories, leads the Meet the Makers Tour – Experience the Creativity!, an immersive tour exploring the artisanry of Las Vegas Market exhibitors, on Monday, January 29, at 11 a.m. The California Central/Nevada Chapter of ASID hosts the ASID Industry Partner Market Tour, visiting industry partner showrooms, showcasing the latest and greatest of industry product and making connections on Monday, January 29, at 3 p.m. The ASID Student Reception & Tour will take place on Wednesday, January 31, starting at 10 a.m. Registration for all tours is available at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars.

ANDMORE brings @Market App guidance and insight to all five days of Market with Hands-On Using the @Market App sessions. Join the Digital Innovations team in the Innovation Lab for instructive demonstrations of how to use the @Market App to make the most of Market week, daily at 10 a.m.

Home Industry Programming from the Home Furnishings Association
 
The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) returns to Las Vegas Market, bringing some 16 programs to three Market days.

On Sunday, January 28, six HFA seminars start with Create a Successful D2C Strategy Program in Retail Furniture, detailing the process of a successful direct-to-consumer sales channel at 9 a.m. Turning Salespeople into Superstars develops an interactive seminar to introduce methods and strategies for motivating sales representatives to go the extra mile at 10:30 a.m. Create Personalized and Effective Marketing Campaigns DIFFERENT Than Everyone Else helps to unlock creativity through brainstorming sessions and strategy exploration at 11:45 a.m. Secret Marketing Tricks No One’s Told You teaches how to maximize marketing on Google Search and social media through insider marketing tips at 1 p.m. How to Use AI in Your Advertising & Marketing discovers AI’s role in revolutionizing advertising strategy and reducing costs in the world of retail at 2:30 p.m. Sunday HFA programming closes with The Best Buyers Do These Five Things, exploring what the top industry buyers do to improve sales, create more revenue and increase profitability at 4 p.m.

On Monday, January 29, HFA presents five seminars. Warehouse Operational Improvements - Free, Low Cost, and Fast ROI provides improvement strategies for warehouse operations from storage space to labor recruitment and retention at 9 a.m. Use Performance Metrics and Improve Your Furniture Retail Business reveals essential performance metrics that drive success in the furniture retail industry and teaches how to leverage these metrics at 10:30 a.m. Build a Successful Team - Take Care of Them and They Will Take Care of Your Customers shares tips and strategies for how to create an environment where employees feel supported and motivated at 1 p.m. Measuring Customer Experience: Are You Living up to Your Mission? reviews strategies employed by top retailers to provide exceptional customer experience at 2:30 p.m. How To Turn Your Shoppers into Buyers, and Buyers into Loyal Clients discusses how to revolutionize a furniture store’s customer retention strategy at 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 30, five seminars take the stage, kicking off with Improve Cash Flow and Profitability with an In-House Financing Program, a step-by-step guide to increasing profitability for furniture retailers at 9 a.m. From Data to Strategy: Building a Precise Media Plan breaks down data from foot traffic to visitor journey to build a media plan at 10:30 a.m. Unlock the Power of Google Maps for Your Retail Business teaches how to create effective signals for a smoother customer navigation experience at 1 p.m. Navigating Retail Store Strategic Decisions explores current growth trends and demographic highlights to inform decisions on relocation and expansion at 2:30 p.m. Retail Resilience: Retail Strategies for Thriving Amidst Change explores how retail stores adapt amidst challenges and disruptions in today’s marketplace at 4 p.m.

All HFA seminars are presented in the Retailer Resource Center, Building B, B-1050.

New Partnership Expands Offerings
 
Through an expanded partnership with International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP), the organization’s “There is No Place Like IAHSP” Winter ConEXPO runs concurrently with Las Vegas Market, from Friday, January 26, through Sunday, January 28, 2024, at World Market Center Las Vegas. The bi-annual event, which attracts some 4,000 IAHSP members and affiliates, features 20+ educational and networking activities over three days.

No Place Like IAHSP is open to all Las Vegas Market participants. Program highlights include a Keynote with Kevin Harrington, featuring one of the original Sharks from Shark Tank as he shares his expertise on branding, expanding reach and the power of collaboration on Saturday, January 27, at 4 p.m. That evening, join IAHSP for the Ruby Red Slippers Dinner & Awards Gala to celebrate winners in home and staging with new categories for 2024 at 7 p.m. For the full schedule of IASHP events and tickets, visit IAHSP.com/event-details/2024-iahsp-conexpo-las-vegas.

Las Vegas Market Celebrations, Awards and Amenities
 
Las Vegas Market brings the industry together through parties and daily amenities.

The B2 Launch Party marks the grand opening of the brand-new better home furnishings destination on Sunday, January 28, at 4 p.m. The Market Kick-Off Party follows at 5 p.m. in the Grand Plaza Courtyard with music and complimentary drinks. WithIt presents the 2024 WOW Awards, honoring women in the home furnishings industry on Sunday at 6 p.m. Attendees can find complimentary refreshments, music and a networking hub at the Floor Party on B7 amidst contemporary furnishings on Monday, January 29, at 4 p.m.

Buyers can start each day right with Buyers Morning Grab & Go Breakfast compliments of Crestview Collection, Sunday, January 28 – Thursday, February 1, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Happy Hour in the Expo features beer and wine while shopping the Gift & Home Temporaries, located in the Expo at World Market Center, Sunday, January 28 - Tuesday, January 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Happy Hour on B6 offers complimentary beer and wine while shopping the Furniture Temporaries Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Happy Hour & Music in the Courtyard delivers drinks, music and networking, Sunday-Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A full list of Las Vegas Market events is available at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars.
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