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World Market to host gift, home event

World Market Center Las Vegas recently announced plans to launch its first ancillary market, “Gift + Home.” This new event, scheduled for June 13-16, 2010, marks the home-furnishings campus’ first stand-alone show outside of the biannual Las Vegas Market.

According to Philip McKay, World Market Center Las Vegas’ senior vice president, 74 percent of current market attendees already purchase gifts and decorative accessories and market officials believe there is continued growth ahead.

“The new Gift + Home show is a progression in World Market Center Las Vegas’ vision of being a total home marketplace,” McKay said. “The need to service this key industry segment is a natural extension of the diverse offering currently here. We have tremendous momentum in the gift industry and we’ve been steadily attracting gift buyers to Las Vegas Market.”

McKay added that the center sees great potential to provide a meaningful buying experience for the gift sector on a global level. “This stand-alone show will address the needs of retailers and exhibitors alike and will offer current World Market Center showrooms even more added value and ROI (return on investment) with the enormous crossover potential among the existing industry sectors.”

The June 2010 date was selected based on the specific needs and buying patterns of the gift industry. Exhibitors will include permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors in categories including seasonal, floral, decorative accessories and general gift. Additionally, Gift + Home will be a destination with the upcoming fall and winter home-furnishings markets.

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