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World Market Center Las Vegas Hosts In-Person Buying Event, Programming in May

May events include First Friday Educational Session and Spring Sample Sale


LAS VEGAS (April 29, 2021) – International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that its World Market Center Las Vegas campus will host two events – a sourcing opportunity and a designer-focused educational program – in May with Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) monthly “First Friday” program, held both in person and virtually, as well the Spring Sample Sale, which runs May 19 to May 21, 2021.

Las Vegas Design Center Webinar Addresses 20th-Century West-Coast Design

“May’s First Friday seminar will be offered both virtually and in person for the first time in more than a year,” said LVDC General Manager Cain Brodie. “We’re delighted to be able to welcome designers back to our campus for educational opportunities as well as sourcing at the premier designer resource in Southern Nevada and the Southwest.”

The May webinar, titled 20th Century Architectural Styles and Colors, is presented by Kelle Heming, architectural and designer representative at Dunn-Edwards Paint. The webinar explores International, Mid-Century, Ranch, and Spanish Colonial styles specific to the 20th-Century Southwest and discusses factors that led to the trends of the time period. The session also reviews architectural details common to each era with a focus on color and its influence on architectural styles. The free session runs live and online from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (PT) on Friday, May 7 and participants will receive 0.1 CEU credits. For more information and registration, go to

LVDC’s next “First Friday” session will be on Friday, June 2.

Spring Event Allows for Mid-Market Sample Sourcing

Select LVDC and Las Vegas Market showrooms will be among the 30+ home furnishing and gift exhibitors participating in the Spring Sample Sale, which is open to the public and runs Wednesday, May 19 to Friday, May 21. World Market Center Las Vegas showrooms will be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, and Las Vegas Design Center showrooms, located on the first and second floors of building A, are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“IMC’s Spring Sample Sale is a great sourcing opportunity for retailers looking for West Coast exclusives to re-stock their inventory,” said Scott Eckman, IMC’s chief revenue officer. “Although we look forward to our major bi-annual markets in Las Vegas, the slower in-between setting of our Sample Sales give vendors and retailers a more intimate platform to do business.”

Las Vegas Design Center is located at World Market Center Las Vegas on the first two floors of Building A and offers interior designers and other members of the trade year-round access to a comprehensive selection of the industry’s finest product lines. To learn more, go to

World Market Center Las Vegas is a unique and compelling destination for meetings, conventions and social events, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. The venue is home to the bi-annual Las Vegas Market, the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., as well the brand-new Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas and other off-market events. For more information, visit

About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of IMC’s Digital Innovations division and the Juniper suite of digital sales and marketing solutions and B2B ecommerce marketplace, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit

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