Las Vegas Market Shifts Winter 2014 Dates
May 16, 2013,
The new market dates are a departure from its traditional start on Monday and were adjusted based on feedback from gift and home décor buyers and exhibitors to help better accommodate the expanding categories at the market, according to the International Market Centers (IMC).
The adjusted dates now comprise a weekend day while ending on a Thursday to accommodate Friday return travel, said Robert Maricich, president and ceo of IMC.
Officials said the market will continue to overlap with Surfaces, the floor covering show taking place Jan. 27-30 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
A spokesman said that while dates haven't been set for markets beyond winter 2014, IMC plans to have future markets run on the Sunday-through-Thursday schedule as well.