Las Vegas Market to Coincide with Surfaces 2006

Las Vegas, NV, March 18—The brand new World Market Center of Las Vegas has announced dates for its 2006 Winter Market. Those dates, Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 coincide with Surfaces 2006, which is scheduled for Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. The World Market Center, which is currently under construction, will house permanent showrooms for furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home textiles, and related segments. It also includes an exhibition complex and a Design Center, which will be open year-round to the trade. The market center said the first building, a 10-story complex, is already fully-leased to 230 companies. In addition to the main campus, which covers nearly 1.7 million square feet of permanent and temporary showrooms and exhibit space, the center’s January 2006 show will take place in several other venues in Las Vegas. Dave Palmer, World Market Center General Manager said, “The January 2006 dates coincide with Surfaces, which Market officials has said is synergistic with the World Market Center.” The market center said it has a respectable line-up of floorcovering companies in its first building and it said it intends to grow this category over time and that rug buyers planning to come to Las Vegas for one or both events will get an even broader sampling of new resources. Palmer said that “As a burgeoning force in all segments of the home furnishings industry – and with our expanding objective to attract international exhibitors and attendees to our semi-annual events – we are pleased to offer our tenants and the industry-at-large our 2006 Winter Market so that they may begin planning for this significant event. In scheduling this date, we listened to the needs of our exhibitors and buyers, and evaluated the domestic and international calendar to ensure we were complementing the existing schedule of industry events.” The first Las Vegas Market will be held July 25-29, 2005. Nearly 400 more exhibitors are expected to participate in the inaugural market at two official temporary venues: World Pavilions on-site and World Marketplace at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Interior Lifestyle USA will make its United States debut at Las Vegas Convention Center in conjunction with the first Las Vegas Market.