World Market Center has named long time home furnishings and event industry expert Margaret Casey to the newly created post of Director of Programming.
Casey has been hired to develop new initiatives and focused educational programs for the semi-annual Las Vegas Markets designed to engage, educate and empower retailers and the industry at large. Among her responsibilities will be to work collaboratively with a number of trade associations and organizations on new event programs exclusive to Las Vegas Market. She will also focus on expanding the event line-up at Las Vegas Design Center in order to attract designers, architects and hospitality contract specifiers on a year-round basis. Casey reports to Dana Andrew, Vice President of Marketing for World Market Center.
Casey has more than 15 years experience in the home furnishings industry along with extensive background in the design and production of large-scale events for Fortune 500 companies.
Most recently, Casey served as Associate Publisher for Home Furnishings Business magazine and Vice President, Events & Shows for Bay West Showplace Investors, where she developed special events and trade shows for the San Francisco Design Center properties. She is also a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council and currently co-chair of their marketing committee.
“I will bring a solid understanding of what engages our industry’s top retailers along with extensive experience at the design and luxury end of the home furnishings market,” Casey said. “I look forward to working with the dynamic team at World Market Center to create programming throughout the year that is fresh and relevant for retailers, in addition to developing events and seminars that support the design community.”
Andrew said, “Margaret blends creativity with a razor-sharp perspective of the needs of the retail and design community, which will add an exciting new dimension to our growing team. This expanded role is consistent with World Market Center’s objective to enrich the market experience, and be a source of inspiration and information to the industry.”
About World Market Center
World Market Center is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex in Las Vegas. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the world. The $3 billion, state-of-the-art campus will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) open year-round to the trade. World Market Center produces the semi-annual Las Vegas Market, held every January and July, and is the fastest growing home furnishings trade show in the world. World Market Center is now leasing the third building to a broad cross-section of the home furnishings industry.
The Winter 2008 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for January 28 to February 1, 2008 at World Market Center’s Buildings A, B and Pavilions and tradeshow at the MGM Grand Hotel. For more information World Market Center, and to find out about leasing or exhibiting opportunities, visit the website at www.LasVegasMarket.Com or call 888-WMC-SHOW (962-7469).
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