Jul 9, 2019
Las Vegas Market partners with retail and trade groups

Las Vegas Market has two new partners – Fair Trade Federation (FTF) and the Independent College Bookstore Association (ICBA) – for Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market, running July 28 through August 1, 2019. Las Vegas Market offers special programming, tours, educational opportunities, networking events and other membership activities for nearly 50 retail and trade organizations from across the globe.

“Las Vegas Market is proud to partner with the industry’s leading trade and retail organizations to offer programming and events that are important to their members,” said Karen Olson, senior vice president of marketing for International Market Centers (IMC).

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New Summer Market Partners

The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is a membership organization of businesses who practice 360-degree fair trade. During Market, FTF will participate in two educational programs.

The Independent College Bookstore Association (ICBA) provides education, networking, and vendor programs that empower college stores to remain independent and be both financially and operationally successful. During Market, ICBA will participate in one educational program.

Market Events

Non-Profit Retail Symposium, Sunday, July 28 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Las Vegas Market hosts this symposium in collaboration with three major non-profit industry associations: Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), Museum Store Association (MSA) and Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG). Existing and prospective association members and vendors can network with non-profit retail experts from across the country.

Protect Independent Stores with Retail Leadership, Sunday, July 28 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Presented by The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals (AHVRP), Fair Trade Federation (FTF), Museum Store Association (MSA) and Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG) this educational seminar will be moderated by Chris Solt, executive director of FTF, with MSA panelist Colleen Higginbotham of Chrysler Museum of Art, ZAG panelists David Whitaker of North Carolina Zoo Society and Michael Davis of Zootique at Cameron Park Zoo.

Fair Trade – Setting a Legitimate Ethical Standard for Business, Monday, July 29 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

The session will provide an overview of fair trade principles, code of practice, issues in the fair trade movement and the future direction of the overarching values of fair trade. Chris Solt will present the implications for brands, retailers, and customers, all with an emphasis on how businesses of all sizes can participate or adapt their work to align with fair trade values.

Learn and Earn Buyer Breakfast Roundtables, Tuesday, July 30 from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

A number of participating trade association partners will present Learn and Earn Buyer Breakfast Roundtables. Participants will be given the opportunity to network, exchange best practices and explore answers to their toughest challenges.

For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.

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