When visitors arrived at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for the Feb. 16–18 run of Project, Project Womens, Pooltradeshow, Collective and The Tents, the registration line snaked around the lobby, forcing buyers to wait up to 30 minutes to get their badges and enter the trade show. Once inside, they got down to business reviewing Fall collections and placing orders—primarily for Immediate goods.
This season, the shows—part of UBM Advanstar’s sprawling collection of shows, which also includes WWDMAGIC, Sourcing at MAGIC, FN Platform, WSA at MAGIC and Curve@MAGIC—had their layouts shuffled once again. This season, Pool was located with Project in the space that previously housed The Tents, which moved to the center of the hall.
At the Las Vegas Convention Center, WWDMAGIC got off to a busy start with booths crowded with buyers. In the always-busy juniors section, Vernon, Calif.–based juniors brand Timing began serving fresh-baked cookies on the show floor at 8 a.m. By 4 p.m., the company had gone through three cases of frozen cookie dough.
At Sourcing at MAGIC, there were up to 2,000 booths—an increase over last year’s tally of 1,450 booths. Exhibitors included fabric, trim, wearable technology and garment-manufacturing resources, including 40 factories from Turkey.
New to Las Vegas this year was IFJAG, which showcased fashion jewelry collections for wholesale buyers at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. (pictured Joann She & Co.)
But Advanstar’s shows were only part of the apparel trade-show story in Las Vegas. At the Sands Expo and Convention Center and adjacent ballrooms at The Venetian was the Offprice show as well as the six trade shows of Modern Assembly: Liberty Fairs, Agenda, Capsule, MRket, Stitch and Accessories The Show.
Opening day was strong for MRket, Stitch and Accessories
Complete Las Vegas Trade Show dates, times and venues: 2016 Las Vegas welcomes many of the top Business Conventions and Trade Shows in the world. The Las Vegas Convention center host many of the largest shows in addition to the Sands Convention center, the RIO convention Center and many Casinos and Hotels all over Las Vegas. During 12 Months bringing Millions of business vistors and account for much of the room rentals and adds 100's of millions in dollars to the over all economy of the City.
As the Furniture and home furnishing market moves from the Carolina's more each year to the World Market Center.
Many of the largest shows are during the two weeks when the Magic show and over 20 other Fashion and apparel shows come to town. Midsize venues serve smaller conventions and special groups that also add to the over all Trade Show and Convention business to Las Vegas each year and 2015 is set to return as business is always being done in Las Vegas.
Top 20 Tradeshows 2015 Las Vegas Fashion Week:
Magic, WWDMagic, WWIN, Kids Show, Project, PoolTradeShow, CurveNV, ISAM, The Tents, Off Price Show, The Collective, WSA@Magic, Playground, Liberty Fairs, Stitch, MRket, AccessoriesTheShow, Agenda, Capsule,
Venues include: Las Vegas Convention Center, Sands Convention Center, Rio Convention Center and others