By Moe Lastfogel
Director of Sales and Marketing for The Retail Observer
I know it’s only September and maybe a little premature, but I am truly looking forward to 2015. The year starts off with some amazing industry events. In January we have CES (January 6-9) in Las Vegas with more than 150,000 attendees viewing the latest and greatest in Consumer Electronics and Smart Technologies.
LivingKitchen®, the international kitchen show at imm Cologne, Germany (January 19-25) has established itself as the central meeting point of the kitchen world. The trade fair duo will invite the driving forces of the kitchen and furniture industry. Including 185 well-known national and international suppliers from 22 countries, who will present their latest ideas and innovations from kitchen, furniture and built-in appliances to sinks, kitchen taps and fittings, worktops, lighting and accessories.
Also in January, in its second year is Design and Construction week at the Las Vegas Convention Center (January 20-22) which could rival CES and Living Kitchen® in numbers. Not only is it a combination of KBIS and IBS, but this year will feature 3 overlapping shows. The International Window Coverings Expo (with KBIS), Surfaces at Mandalay Bay (January 21-23), and Winter Las Vegas Market at World Market Center Las Vegas (January 18-22).
Okay, that was just January! For more events and to help plan your entire year, visit our website www.retailobserver.com and go to the Events page. This is our new hub for Industry Shows, Events and Buy Fairs. If you know of an event that is not listed, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so it can be considered for the calendar.