International Market Centers (IMC), which owns the US High Point Market and Las Vegas Market events, is expanding its show portfolio to 35 in 2023, covering apparel, furniture, gift, home decor and lifestyle markets, and presented in Atlanta, High Point (NC), Las Vegas and New York.
“New acquisitions and partnerships expanded IMC’s impact in 2022, and we are proud to present an even more robust calendar of markets and buying opportunities in 2023,” says Bob Maricich, IMC's CEO. “With the addition of nine markets, coast to coast, there will be 35 opportunities to source across all IMC categories.”
Notably, in the gift and home industry in 2022, IMC acquired Shoppe Object, a home and lifestyle market produced semi-annually in New York City, and launched spring and autumn mid-season buying events at World Market Center Las Vegas.
New events in the bridal and social occasion industry included the 2022 launch of VOW Bridal & Formal Las Vegas, with plans to debut a new Encore Buying Event for social occasion in Atlanta in September 2023.
Beginning in 2023, a new partnership with the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) will launch the Atlanta Casual Market at AmericasMart Atlanta in July, and a new Outdoor Design Week in September. Casual Market Atlanta will fill four floors of AmericasMart’s Building 1 with permanent, purpose-built showrooms for nearly 50 leading outdoor living brands, and space on Floor 7 for some 90+ temporary outdoor living brands.