One of the best parts of going to markets is getting the benefit of a bevy of design, trend and business experts all together in one convenient setting! Whether fulfilling CEU requirements or just adding to your personal “tool kit”, there are lots of great educational seminars being offered at the upcoming Las Vegas Market. Below are some of the highlights; click here to see the full market schedule.
(0.1 CEU Monday, August 1st 9-1030am World Forum, 16th Floor of Building B)
HGTV’s Monica Pederson and home trends editor Julie Smith Vincenti will dish about everything hot for the winter season during Las Vegas Market’s First Look. Fast-paced and highly-visual, the duo will divulge the newest looks in bedroom and accent furniture, upholstery, lighting, area rugs, wall décor and more. Noteworthy designs from Gift+Home and Vegas Kids also will be featured. The companion products guide will be given to attendees to help them fast track to the latest trends at Market (Limited quantities available).
Introducting Color Pulse 2012: “Preservation”
(CEU 0.1 Tuesday, August 2nd 9-10am Building C, C176)
Color Pulse is Benjamin Moores international award winning forecast. For 2012, “preservation and protection” are the connecting links between human beings and their environment. Our lives are enriched by conservation and enhancing the natural world. Preservation is a call to embrace the wonder of nature and the rhythms of its changes. The journey along the way becomes as important as the outcome. We are enlightened to move toward a kaleidoscopic vision for a sustainable future. Let the big picture unfold. For Color Pulse 2012 “Preservation”, four key supportive themes will be presented: Heritage-Process-Protection-Enlightenment. (CEU 0.1)
(CEU 0.2 Tuesday, August 2nd 11am-1 pm Building C, C176)
Profitable Partnerships: A highly interactive seminar with 3 key points: (1) Marketing Your Design Services, (2) Selling Your Services and (3) Partnering with Showrooms to Build Profitability. Jody will address these key areas with the intention to help designers to grow their business and increase their profitability. Demonstrations by presenter and role play practice for participants help forward the application of this insightful and immediately usable material. Followed by a luncheon in the Jordan Spencer Showroom C-188.
Secrets to Streamlining Your Brand Online
(Tuesday, August 2nd 2-3pm, Building C, C 301)
Tired of spending hours jumping from social site to social site to manage your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Analytics, Yelp and hundreds of others? Manage your brand in just minutes a day with easy solutions that online marketing experts use and learn how to handle online negativity. People are talking, whether you know it or not — find out what they’re saying.
The 3/50 Project: It Takes A Village
(0.1 CEU Wednesday, August 3rd 2-3pm World Forum, 16th Floor of Building B)
Today’s economic climate is challenging for independent business owners, regardless of type or size. As a result, they have a choice: look backward and dwell on what got us here, or look ahead, forging new paths. Born in a blog post, then exploding as a viral, international movement, The 3/50 Project reunites local merchants and consumers with its positive, effective message, strengthening their communities at the same time. Learn how the 3/50 Project came to be, what it’s grown into today, and how you can use it to strengthen your own business.
- Visit Lorts at Las Vegas Market (lorts.wordpress.com)
- Love a Local Business! (mamanista.com)
- Skye Kirby of Lillian August on Eclectic Decorating Shop Talk (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Modernist Interiors Designed with Le Corbusier Colors (modernisttoday.wordpress.com)
- Pantone Color Trends 2012 / 2013 – Peripheral (redoitdesign.wordpress.com)
- Apartment Therapy Interviews: Sarah Richardson (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Subtly Vibrant Spreads – The Raquel Zimmerman Vogue US Editorial Features Richly Bold Florals (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)