Home furnishings buyer attendance at this summer’s Las Vegas Market was on par with last summer, and gift buyer attendance was robust, posting a 6% gain over last summer. Attendance included buyers from 50 states and 79 countries, and within the U.S., the highest number of buyers came from California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Utah. Leading international countries represented were Canada, Mexico, China, Panama and Colombia.
“Las Vegas Market’s record growth has generated industry attention and advocacy, driving increased interest and turnout from new buyers, as well as repeat attendance by retailers and designers already familiar with the Market,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “As the nation’s fastest growing gift market and the leading furniture and home decor market in the western United States, Las Vegas Market is delivering on its promise to create an exceptional customer experience for buyers and suppliers alike. We seek to raise the bar for our customers every market, and this market was no exception.”
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NeoCon has further established itself as the commercial design’s launch pad for forward thinking ideas and products and most important annual forum for connecting leaders in the industry. It yet again proved that it is the world’s premier platform for commercial design as it took over The Mart from June 12-14, 2017. Registered attendance rose 7% over the 2016 edition as the show hits new record highs year after year. The Mart’s continued investments into the building did not go unnoticed as new amenities and modernizations helped complement the overall show experience. Upgrades were apparent from the ground up as NeoCon attendees enjoyed The Mart’s brand new 2nd oor lounge, Marshall’s Landing, designed by A+I Architects and operated by DMK Restaurant Group, and a new venue for keynotes and seminars on the 19th Floor.
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By Scott Mautz
Ignite Your Inspiration—and Make Work Exciting Again
Inspiration is something that we all look for both in our work and home lives. Research has clearly linked it to the enhancement of well-being,and it is a powerful motivator. So where has ours gone? According to recent Gallup polls, 70% of us find it hard to stay inspired at work. Fifty-five percent of employees cite the ability to inspire as the single most important leadership attribute they want from their boss and yet only 11% say their current boss is inspiring.
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About The Author
Scott Mautz is a former Procter and Gamble executive. He was named a ‘CEO Thought-leader’ by the CEO Executive Guild and a ‘Top 50 Leadership Innovator’ by Inc. Magazine, where he writes a weekly column on topics such as meaning and inspiration at work. His articles regularly land on their Top 5 or Top 10 most read lists.