Las Vegas Market – Summer 2014

Las Vegas Market is a semiannual show in Las Vegas that is returning for it’s Summer installment. Housed at the World Market Center, Las Vegas Market has been serving the home furnishings and decor industry since 2005. Las Vegas Market is an international show, a must-attend for suppliers, buyers, and distributors. Home furnishings stores are a $26 billion industry in America alone.

From Las Vegas Market’s website: “Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,000+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more – delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States.” Approximately 50,000 people from dozens of countries are expected to attend the show, which runs from July 27th – July 31st.

Las Vegas Market (LVM) is a little unique in that the show is very exhibitor/buyer focused – unlike most trade shows, which have evolved to provide a lot of speakers, seminars, and keynote ‘events’. LVM is hosting seminars during the show, but the emphasis is on the new products and exhibitors that attendees will have access to. Of note is a 3 day ‘design camp’, which is an instructional event offered to assist interior designers with branding, marketing, and growing their business.

Also of note, LVM is unique in that it spans 3 buildings and multiple floors (not the typical 1-3 floors of trade shows at most convention centers). In our opinion, this allows for a better experience both for exhibitors and attendees. The environment at Las Vegas Market is more intimate, and less cattle-call. Like most industry trade shows, Las Vegas Market is industry-only, so we’ll all have to wait a while to see the Next Big Thing in home decor and furnishings.