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Las Vegas Market Announces Partnerships With More Than 40 Leading Retail and Trade Groups

Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and Kite Trade Association International will bring members to winter market.

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Las Vegas Market announced today that partnerships with more than 40 industry organizations across the globe will add to the host of special programming, tours, educational opportunities and networking events planned for winter 2019 Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 27-31, 2019.

“Las Vegas Market is proud to partner with the industry’s leading trade and retail organizations to offer programming and events that are truly significant to their members,” said Dorothy Belshaw, EVP, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer for International Market Centers (IMC). “As the nation’s fastest growing gift and home decor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., Las Vegas Market is an ideal stage to connect professionals and forge relationships between these associations, buying groups and non-profits.”

Gail Doby, professional consultant and business coach for interior designers, is hosting Boardroom III, a group of premier interior designers with total annual buying power of more than $20 million. During their five-day visit, the designers will meet with market exhibitors, explore product lines and participate in a three-day business coaching session with Doby.

"We're excited to host the first business retreat for our third Boardroom group — a mastermind of design firms with a minimum of $1 million in revenue per firm,” Doby said. “The total buying power of our attendees will be close to $20 million for the 13 companies in 2019, which is a significant opportunity for Las Vegas Market and their resident showrooms. We look forward to expanding our client's businesses over the next year as they share best business practices with each other and find new resources."

Las Vegas Market is also partnering with Kite Trade Association International (KTAI) to bring 20 makers and designers of wind-related products to Pavilion 1. KTAI is a non-profit organization based in Oregon that exists to support and promote the manufacturing, distribution and retailing of kites and wind-related products.

KTAI retail members will be gathering from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 to “share the market” and discuss their finds at Las Vegas Market. Additionally, KTAI members are invited immediately after, from 6-8 p.m., to attend the organization’s annual business meeting.

To support its ongoing partnership initiatives, Las Vegas Market is developing events and activities customized to the specific needs of each of the 40+ partnership organizations participating in winter 2019 Las Vegas Market. Industry partners include: Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP); Accessories Resource Team (ART); American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA); Black Interior Design Network (BIDN); BrandSource; Cantrex Nationwide; Contemporary Design Group (CDG); Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT); Furniture Marketing Group (FMG); Furniture First; Furniture Leaders; GC Buying Group (formerly Gourmet Catalog); Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA); Good Toy Group; Home Staging & Redesign Association (HSRA); Home Furnishings Association (HFA); HTI Buying Group (formerly Housewares Training Information); International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA); indiCo; Kite Trade Association International; Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA); MAI Retailers (formerly Monograms America); MEGA Group Canada; The Munce Group; Museum Store Association (MSA); Nationwide Marketing Group; Pacific Furniture Dealers; Palmer Marketing; PLATIN- Latin American Alliance; PRESENTer Network; The Parable Group; Purchasing Power Plus (PPP); Real Deals; Real Estate Staging Association; Real Local Florists; Sierra Pacific Craft (SPC); SMI – Mexico (Sociedad Mexicana de Interioristas AC); Spa Industry Association (SIA, formerly the Day Spa Association & International Medical Spa Association); TRIB Group; Wild Birds Unlimited; and Zoo & Aquarium Buyers’ Group (ZAG). For more details and a full listing of partners visit www.lasvegasmarket.com

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