International Market Centers (IMC) and Emerald have announced a partnership between IMC's Summer 2021 Las Vegas Market and Emeralds' HD Expo + Conference and ASD Market Week, offering buyers and suppliers cross-category exposure and opportunities across all three B2B events in Las Vegas this August.
This partnership allows IMC and Emerald to co-promote and cross-populate these three events for the first time, with benefits that include a joint marketing campaign, complimentary shuttle transportation between each of the venues and reciprocal credentialing for attendees.
"IMC strives to cooperate, rather than to compete, with other concurrent markets to create more opportunities for buyers and sellers," said Dorothy Belshaw, chief customer and marketing officer for IMC. "This type of partnership can make the difference for buyers and suppliers deciding which markets to attend. Together, we enable our exhibitors to have greater ROI on their market participation and create effective, efficient and compelling market experiences for attendees."
The three trade events will intersect in Las Vegas this August due to each market’s COVID-related date changes. HD Expo + Conference originally was scheduled to run in May; and both ASD and Las Vegas Market originally were scheduled to run in July.
"Emerald has enjoyed a long-time partnership with IMC through our prior cooperation during ASD Market Week, and we are pleased to extend that collaboration to include the HD Expo + Conference audience," said Karalynn Sprouse, EVP, Merchandise Group, Emerald. "The fortuitous intersection of these three events this August has resulted in a synergy of our unique offerings that enhances the buying and selling opportunities for our customers."
Show dates and hours for each of the three markets is as follows:
ASD Market Week – August 22 – 25, 2021 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Las Vegas Convention Center
August 22 – 24, 9 AM - 6PM
August 25, 9 AM - 4 PM
Las Vegas Market – August 22 – Aug. 26, 2021 (Sunday-Thursday)
World Market Center Las Vegas and The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas
Permanent Showrooms (Sunday-Thursday):
August 22 – 25, 8 AM - 6 PM
August 26, 8 AM - 4 PM
Gift & Home Temporaries (Sunday-Wednesday):
August 22 – 24, 9 AM - 6 PM
August 25, 9 AM - 4 PM
B2: Home Furnishings Temporaries (Sunday-Thursday):
August 22 – 25, 9 AM - 6 PM
August 26, 9 AM - 2 PM
HD Expo + Conference – August 24 – 25, 2021 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
August 24, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
August 25, 9:30 AM - 4 PM
ASD Market Week is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for consumer merchandise in the U.S. across a variety of product categories: Apparel & Accessories, Jewelry, General Merchandise, CBD & Hemp, Gift & Home, Beauty, Private Label, Closeouts, Novelty, Souvenir and more. It is a top destination for global importers, distributors, wholesalers and product-development companies. For more information, visit https://asdonline.com.
HD Expo + Conference is the largest hospitality event of its kind in the country, showcasing the latest products, services, and innovative developments from the industry’s leading manufacturers. Now in its 30th year, HD Expo + Conference attracts the world’s most talented and sought-after network of interior designers, architects, hoteliers, owners, operators, developers and purchasers. Attendees annually come together to see the launch of captivating products and resources, and to stay on top of industry news and trends through thought-provoking conference programming curated by Hospitality Design magazine. For further information, go to https://hdexpo.hospitalitydesign.com.
Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of product lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. For more