Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market Presents 2nd Annual Gift for Life Reception, ‘Up on the Roof,’ benefitting DIFFA
A line-up of unmatched hospitality and destination events on tap all week long
LAS VEGAS – (Monday, July 02, 2012) – An exciting line-up of events, entertainment and hospitality is on tap for Gift+Home attendees at the upcoming Summer 2012 Las Vegas Market, July 30–August 3, 2012.
This year’s Gift for Life Charity Reception, “Up on the Roof,” is a who’s who event for the gift industry in Las Vegas during Summer Market. Attendees are invited to gather “at the top of the stairs” on Tues., July 31 from 6-8 p.m., to enjoy cocktails, appetizers, live music, prizes and a breath-taking view of the glittering Las Vegas skyline—all for a very worthy cause. Gift for Life is the gift and home industries’ national charity funding the fight against HIV/AIDS. All funds raised will benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids (DIFFA). Last year alone, the Gift for Life Charity Reception raised more than $12,000. Tickets are available for pre-sale at www.diffa.org for $20 per person, and on-site ticket sales are available in the lobby of Building C on Mon., July 30 and Tues., July 31.
From complimentary morning breakfasts, to food and wine tastings, to amenity-rich lounges exclusively for gift buyers, Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market will deliver an unmatched Market experience all week long.
“While our primary goal is to ensure our attendees leave Las Vegas Market with new connections, sources, and inspiration for their business, it’s also equally important that they enjoy themselves and feel a sense of community and camaraderie,” said Dorothy Belshaw, President of Gift and Home Décor at International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. “Our team has been building out a compelling roster of programming and special events aimed at enhancing the experience for the gift retailer which has resulted in an unparalleled buyer attendance – and experience – for six consecutive markets. Gift for Life’s “Up on The Roof” event is a wonderful opportunity to build support for DIFFA on the west coast while networking with fellow colleagues, along with the many other special events we are hosting throughout the week.”
Gift+Home attendees are encouraged to take part in these special events throughout the week, all of which are complimentary.
- BARS–WINES AND SPIRITS
Mon., July 30 – Thurs., Aug. 2 from 4-6 p.m., C4 and C5
Mon., July 30 – Thurs., Aug. 2 from 5-7 p.m., C6-9
Visit our unique bars positioned in C4-C9 to kick-up your feet and relax with a drink in your hand.
- FOOD AND WINE TASTING IN GOURMET TEMPS
Mon., July 30 – Thurs., Aug. 2 from 2-3 p.m., C5
Visit the delectable Gourmet section on C5 for food samplings and wine tastings.
- COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE STATIONS
Mon., July 30 – Thurs., Aug. 2, Open during show hours, C6 and C9
Need a quick pick-me up? Visit our complimentary coffee stations located in C6 and C9.
- NEWLY RELOCATED G+H BUYERS LOUNGE
Mon., July 30 – Thurs., Aug. 2, Open during show hours, Buyers Lounge in C-972
Gift+Home buyers are welcome to enjoy a dedicated buyers lounge featuring product displays, a business center, coffee and water, as well as a quiet place to relax and network with colleagues.
- GRAB ‘N’ GO BREAKFAST
Mon., July 30 – Thurs., Aug. 2, from 7:30-10:30 a.m., Grand Plaza
Start the day off right with a delicious Grab 'N’ Go breakfast compliments of Las Vegas Market, provided each morning in the Grand Plaza as buyers start their buying day.
In addition to the array of events and receptions, other amenities that will be available to attendees include free Wi-Fi on campus, complimentary shuttle to/from host hotels, free parking in multi-level onsite parking garage, fully-equipped Internet lounges and convenient café and food kiosks.
For more information, visit GiftandHomeLV.com.
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.