Nov 30, 2022
Las Vegas Market expands programming in winter 2023

Las Vegas Market will take place Jan. 29-Feb. 2 at World Market Center Las Vegas with updated and expanded programming that explores trends, business strategies and more.

The Interior Design Society (IDS) joins Las Vegas Market mainstays, including FIRST LOOK, interactive tours, market celebrations and 11 CEU-eligible courses.

“Expansion of Las Vegas Market’s programming allows us to present even more compelling education for retailers and designers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief customer officer of International Market Centers (IMC). “This winter, we are exploring the essential and timely information that our industry needs to know now.”


IMC’s FIRST LOOK West presents three new trends for Winter 2023 — one national and two regionally focused trends — through pre-market and at-market programming.

The expansion to focus on national and regional trends makes FIRST LOOK an actionable nationwide trend program that gives buyers the tools to source must-have products in real time. according to IMC. The “FIRST LOOK WEST – Winter 2023 Webinar” is a one-hour pre-market preparation session that previews on-trend Las Vegas Market product on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m.

Curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media presents the trends live in “FIRST LOOK WEST – Winter 2023 – LIVE at Market!,” a session for retailers and designers looking to build a shopping list on Monday, Jan. 30, at 1:30 p.m.

National trend Amplify features products with something to say. Locally, Nuance explores neutrals and contrasts, especially combinations that group dark matte finishes with golden hues; and Venture is focused on adventure through furnishings that blend high-end Lodge with Southwest-inspired flourishes, on-the-go gear and garden-inspired gifts and accessories.

New in winter 2023, Las Vegas Market also dives into the social and economic factors that impact trends. In “Real Estate Trends Influencing the Furniture Industry,” Ben Haverty, vice president of Colliers Furniture Industry Service Group, presents six real estate trends that are impacting sales for furniture retailers plus an economic forecast for the coming year on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m.

More color trend programming presented in English is “PANTONEVIEW 2023 Home & Interiors Upcoming Trends: ‘The Art of Living’” featuring Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PANTONE Color Institute, highlighting key color trends for 2023 and providing insight into PANTONE’s 2023 Color of the Year on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m.

Operations and marketing business training

Las Vegas Market offers actionable training for gift and home retailers and designers exploring best practices in marketing and business strategies.

Marketing is the focus of four sessions. “The Power of Podcasts — The Mics are Booming!” explores what makes a great podcast and how podcasts can amplify connections with customers with Josh Cooperman of Convo By Design, Justin Honaman of The ContenderCast Podcast, Daniel Russo of The Design Exchange and Michelle Sherrier of The Retail Whore Podcast in conversation with Breegan Jane, HGTV Host and former podcaster of Mom Life, Yo on Monday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m.

“How To Be the Store of Choice in a World of Infinite Possibilities” features WhizBang! Retail Training’s Bob Negen teaching retailers to maximize the many ways consumer want shop, interact and buy today and in the post-pandemic future on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m.

In “Take your Photoshoots to The Next Level in 2023” acclaimed interiors photographer Stephen Karlisch and Daniel Joseph Chenin, principal of Daniel Joseph Chenin Ltd., lead a discussion of cutting-edge photography trends & technology and new ideas for shooting product on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m.

Karlisch leads a second session, “Insider Photography Tips — Making the Most of Your Marketing & Money,” explaining how to plan a great photoshoot, money-saving ideas plus usage rights and legal ownership, social media etiquette and more on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m.

Business strategies for designers and retailers are covered in two sessions.

Business of Design and Kimberley Seldon present “No More Negotiating (Stand Behind Your Contract)” teaching how to set and maintain clear and firm boundaries when it comes to fees, margins, work orders and process on Monday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m.

WhizBang! Retail Training’s Bob Negen gives a productive and engaging presentation, “Get Productive! Experience Less Stress, Have More Fun, And Get More Done!” about personal productivity and time management for business owners on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.

Cross-category tours

A series of interactive tours allow buyers to explore the wide variety of Las Vegas Market’s product offerings with an insider’s point of view. The “Attendee 101: Orientation & Tour” features JD Whitehead, buyer services team lead for IMC, sharing an overview of the Las Vegas Market, what to find and where to find it, along with other helpful hints for a successful market experience on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m.

“Lighting the Way – Lighting Highlights Tour” focuses on luxury hospitality and residential lighting and how best to use different styles of lights with designer Alex Woogmaster of Woogmaster Studio in Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 30, at noon.

In “Expedition Expo! With Danny & Kelli,” tastemaker and author Danny Seo, publisher and co-principal of Rue Magazine and editor-in-chief of Naturally Danny Seo, and Kelli Lamb, Rue Magazine’s editorial director, lead a tour of their favorite finds in the gift and home décor temporary exhibits on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at noon.

Design society

Las Vegas Market expands its design society partnerships with programming presented by Interior Design Society (IDS) joining its longstanding relationship with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

New in winter 2023 are two seminars presented by IDS National. “Finding the Truth Through All The Chaos” is a casual fireside chat with Wendy Glaister of Wendy Glaister Interiors in Modesto, California; Kimberly JOI McDonald of Designing JOI in Las Vegas; Lori Miller LGC Interior Design in Huntington, New York; and Laura Muller of Four Point Design Build in Los Angeles about how they have stayed true to themselves while navigating the design industry on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. IDS leads a group session featuring mentoring, coaching and encouragement with Glaister, McDonald, Miller and Muller, “Practical Tools for Success in Interior Design,” on Monday, Jan. 30, at 2:30 p.m.

The ASID California Central/Nevada Chapter leads two market tours. “ASID Industry Partner Market Tour” visits industry partner showrooms on Monday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. “ASID’s Student Reception & Tour” allows students to learn what designers need to know to make the most of market on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m.

Home Furnishings Association

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) will present 11 programs over two days that are open to all Las Vegas Market attendees.

On Sunday, Jan. 29, a series of five HFA seminars kicks off with “Improve your Business Culture,” presenting insights on retail culture from more than 10,000 retail training events and training experiences at 9 a.m.

“Small Steps That Equal Massive Sales Increases” teaches how to increase sales by 30% in three simple steps at 10:30 a.m. “Increasing Sales Productivity” explores how the sales productivity ratio affects business at 1 p.m. “Use Digital Marketing to Recession-Proof Your Business” gives retailers the tools to build an airtight digital defense at 2:30 p.m. “Discover the Hidden Costs of Your Home Delivery Program” provides tips for building a delivery program that makes financial sense and supports goals at 4 p.m.

On Monday, Jan. 30, HFA presents six seminars. “Ways to Build Traffic and Sales” explores new and improved ways to drive online and in-store business at 9 a.m. “Three Effective Ways to Combat Slow Foot Traffic” examines the time it takes to close a sale, data collection and the average ticket size at 10:30 a.m. “How to Train your Team for Add-On Sales” is a mock training in selling furniture protection plans at 11:45 a.m. “Three Ways to Enhance the In-Store Buying Experience” shares new ways to create more meaningful in-store and beyond buying experiences at 1 p.m. “How to Create Personalized Content for eCommerce Marketing” discusses how enhancing and personalizing product visuals can help shoppers make better buying decisions at 2:30 p.m. “Digital Strategies to Implement in 2023” explores what digital strategies are working to gain traffic and sales at 4 p.m.

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