From Daily Complimentary Breakfast to Exclusive Receptions, World Market Center Las Vegas Courts Industry Sector with Variety of Special Events
LAS VEGAS – (Dec. 15 2010) —World Market Center Las Vegas will host a full line-up of special events, exhibitions and receptions specifically geared toward the gift industry at GIFT + HOME at Las Vegas Market, Jan. 24 – 28, 2011.
Designed to further its reputation as the West’s premier destination for the gift industry, Gift + Home will feature a variety of expanded offerings. Among the highlights will be enhanced merchandising of the Gift + Home temporaries floor located in Building C on floor 5 that will include defined sections for general gift, garden, personal accessories, gourmet, handmade/fine gifts and home décor. The new enhancements and expanded services are all being offered to reinforce the easy-to-shop experience that only World Market Center Las Vegas can provide.
In addition, Gift + Home attendees also will be encouraged to take part in a variety of special events and programs throughout the week, all of which are complimentary, including:
Buyer’s Breakfast on all Gift + Home floors: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., buyers are invited to fuel up on a selection of foods & beverages before their market tours. Location: Building A, floors 3-4; Building B, floors 3-5; and Building C, floors 5-9.
Cooking Demonstrations & Wine Tastings: Mon. – Wed., 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Watch and learn tantalizing cooking demonstrations from Chef Sterling Burpee, who will use exhibitor’s gourmet products in C-576 to create delectable creations. Immediately following, Master Sommelier Larry O’Brien will host a wine tasting. Location: Building C, Suite 576.
High Tea: Wed., 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Buyers are invited for a moment of respite and tea sandwiches, cocktails and a selection of gourmet teas in the newly enhanced Garden Section on C-5. Location: Building C, Suite 512.
Exclusive Gift + Home Buyers’ Lounge: Mon.-Fri. – market hours. Buyers will have access to a private lounge featuring a business center, refreshments as well as a quiet place to relax and network. A concierge will be onsite to assist with all market needs. Location: Building C, Suite 965.
Gift & Home Trade Association Reception: Tues., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Retailers are invited to the Gift & Home Trade Association’s cocktail reception. Appetizers and cocktails will be available to guests. Location: Building C, Suite 786.
Hot Spot: Social Media Bar: Mon. – Fri., market hours. Attendees are invited to meet with industry experts who will help set up your store’s social networking accounts on Facebook and Twitter and provide tips on how to integrate these new platforms into your marketing program. Location: Building C, Suite 1096.
“Dream Big” Opening Night Reception: Mon., 6 p.m., Buyers are invited to a special presentation of song and dance performances and a variety of food and beverages. Location: Grand Atrium.
“World Market Center Las Vegas has become a total home market and the Gift + Home sector is a special category for our buyers,” said World Market Center President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Maricich. “We are confident that these exclusive special events, features and receptions will offer gift buyers yet another incentive to attend the 2011 Winter Las Vegas Market.”
In addition to the variety of events and receptions, other amenities that will be available to attendees include free Wi-Fi on campus, complimentary shuttle to/from host hotels, free parking in multi-level onsite parking garage, fully equipped Internet lounges and convenient café and food kiosks.
To register for Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market and to book hotels as low as $44 a night, as well as to view a full listing of special events and complimentary seminars, please visit www.giftandhomelv.com.
About World Market Center Las Vegas
World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The state-of-the-art campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center open daily to consumers and designers. World Market Center currently hosts the biannual Las Vegas MarketTM, the preeminent total home market along with Gift + HomeTM and Vegas KidsTM. For more information on World Market Center Las Vegas and its shows, visit www.wmclv.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.