Surfaces, Las Vegas Market Align Dates
Thomas Russell -- Furniture Today, October 25, 2012
LAS VEGAS - January 2013 will mark the beginning of a new alliance in which the Las Vegas Market and the Surfaces floor covering trade fair will hold their events in tandem.
Surfaces will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from Jan. 28-31. Las Vegas Market will take place at the World Market Center from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.
"Our dates coincided in 2011 and it proved to be an enormous success for both events," said Dana Teague, Surfaces' group director. "Due to scheduling conflicts in 2012 our dates were one week apart and we were met with disappointment from our attendees; therefore both parties agreed that it was in the best interest of our events to hold our dates concurrently and give our customers a convenient, one-stop-shopping opportunity, saving them both time and money."
Registration benefits will be available for attendees who wish to participate in both events, and a complimentary shuttle service will travel between each venue.
"The synergies of our co-location add value to both of our customer bases-allowing manufacturers exposure to new distribution channels," said Dorothy Belshaw, president of gift and home decor at International Market Centers, which operates the World Market Center. "We've worked to make access to both events convenient and easy for buyers."
Surfaces has also expanded the Designer Day program to two days: Jan. 29 and 30.
Attendees of the Las Vegas Market will also be able to participate in the Surfaces event in 2013.
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