By Moe Lastfogel
Director of Sales and Marketing for The Retail Observer
As you are reading this many of you are getting ready for this month’s buy fairs. Las Vegas Market, Nationwide, Mega and BrandSource events are all being held this month. This is an important time of the year with some great opportunities in front of you. Why not take advantage of them?
August starts with the Las Vegas Market, actually running from July 31 to August 4. With over 5 million square feet of showroom space and counting, the Las Vegas Market offers infinite shopping opportunities in one cohesive campus. Find an incredible array of new resources from thousands of leading manufacturers in both indoor and outdoor furniture, home décor, gift, tabletop, decorative accessories, lighting, home textiles, mattress/bedding, antiques/
vintage and more.
Nationwide will be at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN on August 14-17 for 3 days filled with intensive workshops, must- see seminars, customized vendor meetings, social networking events and the most competitive deals in the industry. Take advantage of face-to-face interaction with the Nationwide executive team; access to the industry’s leading suppliers of electronics, appliances and furniture; opportunities to expand your web presence and social media efforts... and much more!
The MEGA Show in Nashville at the Omni Hotel & Music City Center on August 21-24 will include 4 days of interactive sessions, networking, and special offers. This year’s unique agenda will offer product displays, breakout meetings, coaching sessions, buying show, and local hospitality for all attendees including Appliances, Electronics, Furniture, Outdoor & Seasonal, and Mattress.
The 2016 BrandSource Convention kicks off in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace on August 28. This event gives attendees a forum to educate themselves on a wide variety of topics, network with like-minded professionals, and participate in a “can’t be missed” buying fair. With over 2 days of educational sessions, 200 participating exhibitors, and 100,000 + square feet of expo space there is something for everyone!
This month will keep us all busy and we hope to see you at any one of these great buy fairs. If you see us, stop and say hi.