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Mandalay Bay Convention Center to Host More than 500 Temporary Exhibitors During the Upcoming Las Vegas Market

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This January attendees of Las Vegas Market will see much more than the 400 permanent and temporary exhibitors at World Market Center’s main building and on-site Pavilions. When Las Vegas Market’s temporary exhibition at Mandalay Bay Convention Center opens on January 31, 2006, buyers will find an impressive presentation from over 500 exhibitors, and with just over 600,000 square feet, demand for booth space was at a premium. World Market Center’s leasing team experienced an overwhelming number of requests for temporary space and has nearly sold out within weeks. “We’re very excited by the number of temporary exhibitors returning for the second Las Vegas Market and by the overwhelming demand for increased booth space from last July. This kind of demand has allowed us to be very selective about the type of companies who will be showing in January,” commented Babs Blair, Director of Leasing Manager at World Market Center. “Space at Mandalay Bay is almost sold out, and the exhibitor line-up includes some of the top manufacturers in the home furnishings industry. In fact, many of these companies will become permanent tenants in future buildings.” In January, the Mandalay Bay venue promises an incredible presentation of manufacturers and new products attendees won’t see anywhere else. The line-up includes everything from furnishings and home accessories to lighting companies, as well as a juried area of high style products at the Design Gallery, and the internationally recognized Interior Lifestyle USA, produced in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt. Temporary space for July 2006 Market will expand significantly with close to 1 million square feet, allowing World Market Center officials to accommodate the growing demand among temporary exhibitors. The Summer Market is expected to be the largest show yet. As part of World Market Center’s continued efforts to address the needs and wants of attendees, buyers will find new and additional enhancements in January to ensure their market experience is both productive and enjoyable. “World Market Center is committed to ensuring that our improved services and amenities meet and even exceed the expectations of our attendees. An enhanced hotel lineup, shuttle program, registration, and directional signage and more will contribute to an even better experience at Las Vegas Market,” said Briana Mackey, Show Director at World Market Center. “At Mandalay Bay, in particular, we have refined our floor segmentation so that categories are grouped in easy-to-shop product neighborhoods throughout the halls, creating a more efficient buying experience for attendees.” To link World Market Center’s downtown campus with Mandalay Bay, a continuous shuttle program will be offered each day of market, starting at 7:00 a.m. and conclude one hour after the close of the show. There will be a number of service enhancements to the shuttle program for the January Market, including increased service during peak hours and offering more transportation between all of the market venues, with shuttles stopping right at the front door of World Market Center making travel even more convenient for attendees. These inter-venue shuttles are in addition to the already planned shuttles to and from 16 individual host hotel properties throughout Las Vegas. Trained shuttle greeters will be present at of the host hotels throughout the show to assist riders and ensure that market goers have full schedule information. The following highlights are not-to-be missed at Mandalay Bay Convention Center: - Start Your Day at Mandalay Bay! – Buyers are invited at 8:00 a.m. for a complimentary continental breakfast in the foyer before an exciting day of shopping at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Breakfasts will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during Market. - Mandalay Bay Temporaries Grand Opening Party – An exciting opening day with leading suppliers at Mandalay Bay will continue into the evening at this networking and cocktail party. Attendees will enjoy live music, entertainment and lavish Vegas hospitality. The festivities take place from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay on Tuesday, January 31. - Featured Seminar – Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. renowned home trend analyst Michelle Lamb takes her popular “Trendwatch” column in Accessory Merchandising magazine from the page to the stage. The seminar will uncover how incoming colors, motifs and moods will impact tomorrow’s décor styles based on the latest looks from a global perspective. - The Design GallerySM – This juried area features some of the most unique and stylish products and up-and-coming trends from the industry’s most promising suppliers. - Interior LifestyleSM USA – This “show within a show” will preview for only the second time in the United States with the premier product lines and exhibitors of the internationally renowned Heimtextil and Ambiente show from Europe, produced by Messe Frankfurt, in cooperation with World Market Center. Also featuring the “Trend Pavilion,” a showcase that sets world trends for the coming year. - International Pavilion – The International Pavilion is a collection of business resources and services for international visitors and booths providing information about global trade events. A comprehensive Las Vegas Market exhibitor listing, including Mandalay Bay exhibitors, can be found online at www.lasvegasmarket.com and can be viewed by company name, venue and type of product. In addition to shopping Las Vegas Market, attendees are also encouraged to visit the new Off Price Specialist Show - Home and Gift, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in cooperation with World Market Center. This is the only home and gift trade show where the entire spectrum of home goods merchandise can be bought and sold at wholesale discounted prices. Exhibitors at the Off-Price Home Goods Show include manufacturers, importers and wholesalers of quality value lines, closeouts and excess inventories. The show opens on Tuesday, January 31. Attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the January 2006 Las Vegas Market online at www.lasvegasmarket.com and book their discounted hotel room at- one of 16 host properties. The upcoming Market is being held January 30 – February 3, 2006 at World Market Center and the Pavilions, adjacent to the main building. Temporary exhibits at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will open on Tuesday, January 31.