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What to Expect at the Summer Las Vegas Market 2022

The 2022 Summer Las Vegas Market is upon us, beginning this weekend at the World Market Center located in the Arts District of downtown Las Vegas. Often referred to as the High Point of the West, the bi-annual Las Vegas Markets draw a crowd of approximately 50,000 attendees, making it the second largest interior design conference in the world behind North Carolina’s bi-annual High Point Markets, with a typical attendance of 75,000 visitors. 

What makes the Las Vegas Markets stand out is its high representation of West Coast vendors and designers, as they are the only home furnishings markets in the West. Thankfully, the World Market Center spans 5 million square feet, providing ample space to meet the demand for showroom space. 

There are a plethora of interior design events throughout the year, but here is why you should consider marking the Las Vegas Markets on your calendar:

Reasons to Attend the Las Vegas Market:

  • Exposure to exclusive West Coast-influenced products: The Las Vegas Markets feature thousands of lines of West Coast vendors, offering products with distinct aesthetics. “There’s a large variety of vendors and we are bound to see unique pieces that we don’t see anywhere else in the country,” says Monica Wilcox of M Wilcox Design. “Vegas Market is more eclectic and fun. We love discovering new and eclectic design.” 
  • Western connections: If you are a designer based west of the Mississippi, the Las Vegas Market is a great place to make geographically proximate connections. If you are based elsewhere and want to expand your territory to this region, attending Las Vegas Markets can help you plug into that community.
  • Expanding verticals: The Vegas Market is quickly gaining esteem as a great gift & home décor market.
  • The most luxurious linens: Las Vegas is No. 1 in the national bedding market.
  • Easy travel: Las Vegas is an internationally travel hub, so it’s easy to get to and there are no shortage of hotel and dining options. 

What to Expect at Las Vegas Market 2022:

  • New vendors across all verticals: Furniture, decor, lighting, bedding, gifts, lifestyle and art are all adding vendors and will see expansion of showrooms from existing vendors. 
  • Seminars and panel discussions that go deep: The upcoming Market will offer over 30 seminars and panels (many which offer CEU credits). Some highlights include:
    • Sunday, July 24 “From Palm Springs to Las Vegas: A Look at Inspired West Coast Design”
    • Monday, July 25: “The Key to Business Efficiency is Automation” (we couldn't agree more.
    • Sunday, July 24 - Wednesday, July 28: A three-part seminar titled “Science in Design.”
  • Guaranteed socializing: Each day on the event calendar is dotted with several scheduled networking events that are open to all attendees. In addition, one can expect invitations to some of the many off-the-schedule events that take place among smaller groups, especially if you contact attending vendors and colleagues in advance. 
  • Introduction of JuniperMarket: JuniperMarket is Las Vegas Market’s new online wholesale marketplace for the home, gift, and lifestyle industries. The platform is designed to make it easy for buyers to source products from Market vendors. 

The Las Vegas Markets are well worth your time if you are an interior designer or work in the industry in any capacity. If making the trip isn't in the cards for you this summer, follow the Summer LVM Market Pros Instagram Takeover featuring curation by six West Coast design luminaries: Christopher Todd, Monica Wilcox, Eva Bradley and Alicia Cheung, Linda Allen, and Sarah Kennedy. Your next chance to attend the conference in person will be the 2023 Winter Las Vegas Market, taking place from January 29 – February 2, 2023. Block the time on your calendar now — you won’t regret it! 

Margot LaScala
Margot LaScala
Margot is a writer and interior designer based in the NYC area. She is passionate about keeping up with the latest architecture and design news to not only stay informed, but inspired.

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