Visitors walking out of the new Expo Center at the Las Vegas Market this week were required to wear masks and follow social distancing protocols.

Registration for the upcoming Jan. 24-28 winter Las Vegas Market is open online.

Within the showrooms, the market will feature more than 2,000 furniture lines on 31 floors, more than 500 home decor resources on 13 floors in Buildings A, B and C, and 2,000-plus gift resources on seven floors in Building C.

“We’re all ready to get back to business in Las Vegas in 2021,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Center (IMC) CEO. “Our customers, our buyers and our facilities – both existing and new – are prepared to come together again to jump start the West Coast’s retail year.”

This market will mark the return of temporary exhibitors to Las Vegas Market following a summer market hiatus, and will also mark the opening of the new Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, the 315,000-square-foot facility that will house the temporary exhibits.

“While our Summer 2020 Market was smaller than usual, almost 30% of our attendees were first-time visitors to Las Vegas Market, which generated a significant new business opportunity for our tenants,” Maricich said. “IMC has safely produced eight markets since June and with each successful show our industry takes another step forward. Buyers and sellers are eager to reconnect, and we look forward to welcoming them back our Las Vegas campus in January.”

The Expo will present hundreds of temporary gift and home exhibits in six destinations – Design, Gift, Handmade, Home, Immediate Delivery and Luxe – with an exhibit floor layout adjusted for social distancing protocols, with wider and one-way aisles. Aligned with Building C, the Expo will act as a gateway to the World Market Center campus, allowing for “a more seamless flow of traffic” between the market’s temporary and permanent showrooms. The Expo Lobby will also provide one central location for exhibitora dn attendee registration, badging and safety screenings,, required as part of IMC’s Together Safely protocols.

Beyond exhibits, Las Vegas Market’s signature programming will be presented through digital market channels before and during market. Pre-market educational webinar topics include the market’s proprietary First Look program and a Virtual Showhouse as well as programs addressing business practices during and after the COVID-19 crisis, consumer preferences and current market trends. A schedule for coming live sessions, as well as a full catalog of previously recorded virtual programming is available through the Las Vegas Market website at this link. Other website features include product discovery through the Las Vegas Market Exhibitor Directory, with category, style and price point search filters.

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