When Las Vegas Market debuted at World Market Center Las Vegas in summer 2005, it fulfilled home furnishings’ unmet need for a world-class trade event with exceptional market representation in a convenient, easily accessible city. Held in Las Vegas, featuring a state-of-the-art venue and an unrivaled assortment of first-class amenities, it claimed a record-breaking debut as the largest show launch in U.S. history. Heralded as “best new show of the year”, Las Vegas Market quickly became the Market to watch, an international home furnishings showcase offering a global selection of diverse and innovative trends in every product category.
With the opening of Building B in 2007 and Building C in 2008, World Market Center brought the entire Marketplace onto one spectacular campus in the heart of Las Vegas, assembling buyers and sellers in an unprecedented environment of business-focused efficiency. Currently, World Market Center is the largest, fastest-growing new home furnishings trade complex in the world. When fully completed, it will have no close rival, with five additional structures of premier exhibit space on 57 contiguous acres.
In addition to hosting the semi-annual Las Vegas Market and other trade shows, World Market Center is home to Las Vegas Design Center, a series of integrated home and hospitality contract design showrooms located within the World Market Center campus and open year-round to consumers and the professional design community
Throughout the years, retailers and exhibitors alike have provided valuable support, input and ideas to help World Market Center respond to the needs of its markets. Thanks to this input, two new trade events have been recently added: Gift + Home, catering to the gift, decorative accessory and seasonal industries; and Vegas Kids, providing the latest trends in youth furnishings.
From the beginning, World Market Center’s goal has been to provide participants with a complete and relevant Market experience—one that combines the business of buying and selling with a variety of top-tier educational, networking and entertainment events, a host of resources, substantial industry support, lavish hospitality and a healthy dose of fun. The result: an opportunity-rich Marketplace where “better is the new bigger,” where retailers customize their buying experience to fit their own needs—and where business gets done like nowhere else in the industry.