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Vegas– (August 18, 2022) – In response to demand from buyers and sellers, International Market Centers (IMC) today announced the launch of new mid-season, showroom-focused gift and lifestyle shopping events and by appointment, which will be organized every six months in April and October. The first fall purchase event will take place on October 10 and 11, 2022.
“Buyers and sellers of West Coast gifts and lifestyle want more opportunities to come together at World Market Center Las Vegas,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of IMC. “A successful spring purchase pilot event earlier this year confirmed the importance of mid-season events for these sectors, and we are delighted to meet this demand by adding two new in-person events to our World Market Center Las Vegas.
IMC first explored the viability of shoulder markets in Las Vegas in April 2022 with its first-ever spring buying event that brought together over 50 leading manufacturers and sales agencies. Feedback from buyers and sellers has been overwhelmingly positive.
The new spring and fall shopping events are an extension of the year-round offerings from World Market Center Las Vegas to the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC). During the April and October events, shoppers can source from LVDC’s more than 30 designer showrooms showcasing over 120 product lines, plus additional gift, lifestyle, gourmet showrooms , table and decoration on campus.
The Fall Buying Event will take place on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11, 2022, with participating showrooms open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. A full list of participating showrooms will be available closer to the event. Appointments are strongly suggested.
April 2023 dates for the Spring Buy Event are to be announced.
About International Market Centers: The International Market Centers (IMCs) serve as a center of commerce for the furniture, gift, home decor and apparel wholesale industries. With over 20 million square feet of premium wholesale exhibit space in High Point, North Carolina, Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has over 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omni-channel B2B commerce solution and multi-line B2B e-commerce marketplace enabling buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business across marketplaces and throughout the year, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that connects physical and digital wholesale. For more information, visit IMCenters.com.