Kicking off the week, prior to the market’s official opening, WMCLV will host a Rep Appreciation Party on Sunday, July 29 from 12 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Plaza. Reps can take a break from their preparations and enjoy food and networking with their peers.
Opening Night Celebration, July 30 at 6 p.m., will be the highlight of the week with the critically acclaimed acro-cabaret variety show, “Absinthe,” which performs nightly at Caesars Palace. The evening will include several performances by the troupe, where they will undertake feats of strength, danger, and unfathomable flexibility to the music of DJ Twin. The evening will be complemented by refreshments matched up to the circus-like atmosphere created on the Plaza.
“Our goal is to offer our attendees a total experience, from our world-class showrooms to an efficient shopping experience, to our extraordinary celebrations, adding hospitality and energy to market week in Las Vegas,” says Robert Maricich, President of International Market Centers, parent company of WMCLV. “We are particularly excited about this summer’s line-up of events and expect that our attendees will enjoy both a productive and fun-filled week.”
On the second day of market, July 31, market-goers are invited to the Design & Living floor in Building C on the fourth floor for brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Later that evening, WMCLV will host its second annual Gift for Life reception “Up on the Roof” to benefit the Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). The reception, taking place at 6 p.m. on World View atop the 16th floor of Building B, will feature cocktails, appetizers, and music set against the backdrop of the Las Vegas skyline. Tickets for the event can be purchased prior to Market at the Gift for Life Web site or during Las Vegas Market at the Gift for Life desk in the lobby of Building C.
In addition to the Gift for Life event, Las Vegas Market also will be hosting a “Summer in Vegas” party on July 31 on the Grand Plaza from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The music-filled evening will include California cuisine and cocktails as the Grand Plaza is transformed into a tropical cruise through the Caribbean. The party will be set to the sounds of musical act, “Tommy Rocker and Conched Out.”
On Wednesday, August 1, attendees are invited to a reception in B3 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. to celebrate the new expansion with complimentary cocktails and refreshments. Following the reception, attendees can exit to the Grand Plaza where they can enjoy “Sweet Treats” from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. featuring candy, desserts and more – all to the music of “Yellow Brick Road.”
Rounding out the week will be wine tastings in the market’s “Gourmet” section from July 30 – August 2 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in C572; the Design and Living Wine Bar, July 30-August 2 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Building C on the fourth floor; and daily cocktail receptions at the B2 Temporaries, July 30 – August 2 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Throughout the week, attendees can also enjoy complimentary Grab ‘N Go breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on the Grand Plaza, as well as a Coffee Stop in C606 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Gift + Home Buyers can benefit daily from a dedicated lounge open in C9, featuring product displays, a business center, coffee and water, as well as an area to network with colleagues. The lounge also will offer a dedicated concierge who will be onsite to help buyers with all their Market needs.