By Moe Lastfogel
Director of Sales and Marketing for The Retail Observer
Congratulations, you’ve made it through another year — 2019 is almost upon us. How was your 2018? Did you meet your goals? What are you planning for next year? What products or services are you thinking about for 2019? To help you
through the upcoming year, The Retail Observer will continue to bring you our best up-to- date coverage of the industry as we see it.
With so many opportunities for education through trade shows and associations, we have chosen to take a more in-depth view of International, National and Regional shows and events to keep you current about the trends and product offerings to grow your business.
Upcoming in Las Vegas in January is CES—the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. A high-level business event that touches all industries, its the place where business gets done; a platform for innovators of all sizes to build their brands. Every major technology company on the planet participates in CES in some way. Last year, over 180,000 attended with over 4500 exhibitors.
Taking place at the end of January, Las Vegas Market is a unique business platform in the furnishings world that delivers a confluence of new opportunities as only this industry thought-leader can. Featuring an incredible breadth and depth of product offerings, it offers attendees easy access to nearly 4,000 world-class manufacturers and fresh new resources.
Design Construction week comes a month later next year, held in February in Las Vegas. The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America’s largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. With the expansive show floor filled with the freshest designs from over 600 leading brands, it is a one-stop shop providing attendees and exhibitors the ultimate destination to network, exchange ideas and build their businesses. In June, the 2019 Builders’ Show will bring together more than 1,500 top manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe in 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, showcasing the latest and most in-demand products and services.
We hope to see you at one or all of these great events. To see a schedule for 2019, go to www.retailobserver.com/2019-year-at-a-glance.html. And don’t forget to say “Hi!” if you see us!
Happy New Year,