Vegas sets dates through 2016
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, September 2, 2013
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Market organizers have announced a Sunday-through-Thursday schedule for its markets through 2016, starting with the next winter edition.
The move will better serve the needs of retailers, officials said. The market had announced the Sunday start for the January 2014 market earlier this year, and now has confirmed the schedule for future shows.
Since its inception in July 2005, the show had run on a Monday-through-Friday schedule.
The new date pattern gives retailers a weekend day to work the show and also accommodates Friday travel schedules, according to International Market Centers, which manages the show.
The dates in 2014 are Jan. 26-30 and July 27-31, while the dates in 2015 are Jan. 18-22 and Aug. 2-6. The 2016 dates are Jan. 17-21 and July 31-Aug. 4.
The new calendar also aims to coincide with other shows including the Surfaces/StonExpo, which runs Jan. 28-30, 2014, and Jan. 21-23, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
The change also comes on the heels of the Tupelo Furniture Market shifting its dates from February to Jan. 16-19, 2014, and Jan. 15-18, 2015.
"In the face of recent upheaval in the industry show calendar, with other shows switching dates and running times, Las Vegas is maintaining continuity and organizing a consistent timeframe for market participants," Bob Maricich, IMC president and CEO, said in a statement.