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Debut of International Market Center and Eller Enterprises’ Gift & Home CEO Summit At Word Market Center Las Vegas

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Article Summary: Conference presenters include former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.


Momentum is building for the debut of International Market Center and Eller Enterprises’ Gift & Home CEO Summit at World Market Center Las Vegas, with key industry suppliers confirming their sponsorship of the two day event, and creation of a dedicated micro site providing conference information and updates. In addition, a new tagline “Elevating the industry. Securing the future.” has been adopted for the inaugural event, January 31-February 1, 2013, in conjunction with the Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market.

“The industry has embraced the CEO Summit concept, and initial response from sponsors and potential attendees has been overwhelming,” said conference organizer Randy Eller, president of Eller Enterprises. “Our newly adopted tagline, ‘Elevating the industry. Securing the future.’ aptly represents the event’s purpose and the benefits of participation.”

Nine key suppliers of industry services, leading sales agencies and well-established manufacturers of gift and home products have confirmed their sponsorship of the CEO Summit. Confirmed sponsors to date, include: Brandwise; DEMDACO; Eller Enterprises; Evergreen Enterprises; Giftjobs.biz; Global Views; OneCoast; Whereoware; and Yankee Candle.

A micro site with preliminary information about CEO Summit sponsors and speakers is now live online at www.giftandhomelv.com/ceosummit. The landing page provides updates about conference presenters – such as keynote speakers former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich – and confirmed sponsors, as well as links to the Las Vegas Market website which provides general market and travel/hotel information. The site also allows interested participants to be alerted when conference registration officially opens in October.

IMC’s Gift & Home CEO Summit is the first-of-its-kind executive-level conference for the industry.

Content will address financial, operational and global issues impacting individual operations, as well as the industry overall. Subjects will include effects of the China economy and Euro crisis to the industry, preparing a company for sale/exit strategies, building corporate culture, global economy, estate planning and wealth management and other topical issues impacting the U.S. marketplace.
For information, registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Randy Eller at 615- 771-1112, x10 or reller@ellerent.com. Interested participants can register to receive conference updates online at www.giftandhomelv.com/ceosummit.

Gift + Home at Las Vegas Market is a leading gift and home décor marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 800+ gift and home décor resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, gift and home décor lines across 5 million- plus square feet, allowing for cross-category commerce among the gift, furniture, home décor and accessory industries. The Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market runs January 28-February 1, 2013, at World Market Center Las Vegas. 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.

ABOUT ELLER ENTERPRISES: Eller Enterprises, of Franklin, TN, was founded in 2004 by Randy Eller as a consulting firm serving companies and individuals primarily within the home accent, furniture and giftware industries. These businesses include wholesalers, product designers, merchandise trade marts, marketing, public relations and advertising firms. Eller Enterprises also offers personal executive coaching and professional speaking to customers in a variety of industries. For information, visit www.ellerent.com.

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