New Rep Agency Next Step Joins Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market
LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 20, 2012) – World Market Center Las Vegas today announced one of the newest gift rep agencies, Next Step, has inked a deal to open a 3,700-square-foot showroom for the upcoming Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market, Jan. 30- Feb. 3.
The San Diego-based multi-line gift agency will open its new showroom in Building C, Suite C-891. Next Step will represent the second-largest rep group at Las Vegas Market with 25 manufacturer rep lines and already has plans to expand for the Summer 2012 Las Vegas Market, July 30-Aug. 3.
“As a new agency, we discussed with our retailers, reps and factories where we should open a showroom and it was overwhelming the positive response we received for opening at World Market Center Las Vegas,” said Jackie Moon, president of Next Step rep agency. “The momentum this market has gained over the past 12 months is impressive. At Next Step Reps, we are proud to bring an additional 20-plus manufacturers to Las Vegas and feel that it is fast becoming the destination market on the west coast.”
“Rep groups like Next Step are fantastic additions to our gift lineup at Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market and we continue to welcome and value what they bring to our show,” said Robert Maricich, chief executive officer for International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. “On top of the 25-plus additional manufacturers they bring to Market, Next Step also attracts key buyers looking for these lines. By bringing in these key rep groups from L.A. and across the west, Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market continues to grow its market share regionally and throughout the gift industry.”
Next Step’s manufacturer rep lines include:
Adams & Company
A Homestead Shoppe
Carrie & Co.
Regal Art & Gift*
G.W. Schleidt *
Sophie by In-Design
Josie B. by Dickson’s
Kay Dee Designs
Kiss Me in the Garden
*indicate partial territory
Registration for Winter 2012 Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market is now open. Attendees are able to register online at GiftandHomeLV.com and take advantage of discounted hotel rates at some of Las Vegas’ best hotels, both on and off the Strip, through the Gift+Home website.
About World Market Center Las Vegas
World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center open daily to consumers and designers. For more information on World Market Center Las Vegas and its trade shows including the bi-annual Las Vegas Market and Gift+Home, visit www.wmclv.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit imcenters.com.