GIFT+HOME Presents Winter Market Seminars
January lineup delivers for first-time buyers and the most seasoned of retailers
Featuring an exciting array of pertinent topics, GIFT + HOME at Las Vegas Market will host complimentary educational seminars sure to entice buyers from all sectors of the industry January 24-28, 2011.
World Market Center Las Vegas is welcoming presenters from HGTV as well as business leaders and experts from around the globe.
Highlights from the January GIFT + HOME at Las Vegas Market seminar lineup include:
Tuesday, January 25, 10 a.m., in Building C, 3rd Floor
“Online Shopping Trend: Private Sales Clubs” presented by Yona Shtern
Shtern, the CEO of Beyond the Rack, presents on how members-only clubs have become an established retail concept across North America. Retailers will find out why these clubs are so compelling and understand how the limited-time sales drive impulse purchases and how and why gift and home wares have become an exciting new category within this platform. Understand how the limited-time sales drive impulse purchases and how and why Gift and Homewares have become an exciting new category within this platform. All seminar participants will receive a $25 gift card from Beyond the Rack.
Monday, January 24, 2 p.m., in Building C, 3rd Floor
“Home Accents Today Universe Study” presented by Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief Home Accents Today
Just how big is the Home Accents Universe? Join Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief of Home Accents Today, as she presents the results of the 2010 Universe Study – an in-depth look at the size, growth and distribution of the key product categories in home accents. This exclusive survey, published every two years, is sponsored by WMCLV.
Tuesday, January 25, time TBD, in Building C, 3rd Floor
“60 Creative Store Promotions in 60 Minutes” presented by Patricia Norins, publisher Gift Shop Magazine
Store promotions and events are still a creative way to drive more traffic and sales. In this lively and creative session, retail expert and Publisher of GIFT SHOP Magazine and Specialty Retail Report, Patricia Norins, will reveal exciting strategies aimed at giving your customers and prospects fun and interesting reasons to frequent your store and spend more money. Norins will also discuss effective and powerful marketing strategies to successfully promote your events so you'll achieve blockbuster sales results!
Tuesday, January 25, 4 p.m., in Building C, 3rd Floor
“Merchandising for a Must-See Retail Experience” presented by Connie Post
Review of the latest merchandising trends from Cologne, Paris and the recent NY National Retailers Federation conference.
Monday, January 24, 10 a.m., in World Forum
“First Look” presented by HGTV’s Monica Pedersen and editor Julie Smith Vincenti
Las Vegas Market's FIRST LOOK new products presentation, which features HGTV's Monica Pedersen and home products/trends editor Julie Smith Vincenti, will offer a tantalizing overview of summer's finest new products. Attendees will experience fast-paced visuals that present new looks in top performing categories, including bedroom furniture, upholstery, accent furniture, lighting, area rugs, wall decor and more. Plus, Pedersen and Smith Vincenti will pinpoint noteworthy designs being featured in World Market Center Las Vegas' new Gift+Home and Vegas Kids segments. Whether you're looking to maximize your buy-time during the Las Vegas Market, or your merchandising team is ready to expand into new categories, buyers can look to FIRST LOOK for a fast track to the new and now. Attendees receive a copy of the companion products guide "FIRST LOOK Book" (limited quantities available).
Monday, January 24, 4 p.m., in Building C, 3rd Floor
"Christopher Lowell: Secrets to Retailing for the Hyper-tasking Consumer"
Times are changing fast and so are consumer habits. A new generation of Internet savvy consumers will now put your business through the vetting process whether you like it or not. So how will you fair? It’s not just a down economy that has challenged retail. It’s far more culturally systemic then conventional business realizes. Designer, marketing and lifestyle expert Christopher Lowell gives you the street view of what’s intuitively on the minds of consumers now. How culture, media and non-gender specific attitudes have and will continue to change the American home forever.
Wednesday, January 26, 10 a.m., in Building C, 3rd Floor
“Social Networking and SEO – Introducing the Perfect Online Marketing Formula” presented by Julia Rosien
Everyone knows social networking is a business must-have but many are missing the search engine optimization (SEO) that goes hand in hand with successful campaigns. Julia Roisen will take you through the steps you need to align SEO and social networking to ensure search engines and customers find you.
Monday, January 24, 10 a.m., in Building C, 3rd Floor
“1st Time Buyers Orientation” presented by WMCLV
Take advantage of this special orientation, designed to help you maximize your buying time and inform you about the many resources, destinations, seminars and events that Las Vegas Market has to offer. For more information or to RSVP, please eâ€mail [email protected].
For a full listing of seminars, events and exhibitors, attendees are invited to visit www.giftandhomelv.com where they can add events to their Market Calendar. Registration is now open and discounted hotel rates area also available through the website.
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.