8 Compelling Programs from Top Designers, Industry Leaders & More

 In Las Vegas Market, Topics and Trends

Las Vegas Market brings a strong series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers, and retailers, offering attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends, and get insights on important issues impacting the future.

These great resources include the Artexpo Las Vegas Topics & Trends education program, which offers cutting-edge seminars and high-quality professional development programming that offer expert perspectives on today’s most pressing industry challenges and the trends changing the way business is done—from matters of internet marketing and increasing competition to digital’s growing role in the marketplace.

Hear inspiring discussions at our series of Topics & Trends seminars—and then check out these eight other compelling programs from top designers, industry leaders, and more at Las Vegas Market.

Orientation for First-Time Attendees

9:30–10:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28
Building C, Seminar Room C174
Is this your first visit to Las Vegas Market? Familiarize yourself with the campus and maximize your time while shopping the market. Take advantage of the easy-to-navigate floor plan with a robust assortment of products, complimentary educational programming, extraordinary amenities, and hospitality. This quick-hitting overview includes tips and tricks from experienced attendees who will point you in the right direction to ensure your visit to Las Vegas Market is both productive and entertaining.

Moving Your Brand into the Next Level of Partnerships and Product Licensing

4–5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28
Building C Seminar Room, C174
Please join West Coast editor of Architectural Digest Mayer Rus and interior designer Michelle Workman for a discussion on moving your brand into the next level of partnerships and product licensing. Workman has partnered with many diverse companies from corporate giants such as Shutterfly and Cadillac to bespoke brands like French Heritage and Pyar & Co. Hear how Workman has marketed and positioned her brand in order to garner such relationships and how this has now turned into licensing product. Find out how to focus your brand to move it to the next level of partnerships and licensing.

Inside the Mind of Jeff Lewis

1–2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29
Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Jeff Lewis is known for his obsession with detail and immaculate style. Hear Lewis share insight from his extensive and successful career in design and business. Join Lynsey Humphrey, designer and founder of Design Kollective, as she leads this discussion with Lewis. Audience Q-and-A will follow Lewis’ moderated one-on-one engagement.

Best of the West in Life & Style

3–4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29
Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Join REstyleSOURCE and guest moderator Ryan Saghian of Ryan Saghian Interior Design for a discussion about West Coast “Life and Style” with a curated panel of taste-making influencers and designers. Guests will include Audrey Woollen of Urbanic Paper Boutique; Olivia Korenberg and Jenn Pablo of Two Fold LA; editorial prop stylist and producer Heather Bullard; Ginny Macdonald, stylist and interior designer at Emily Henderson Design; and Kelly Nutt of Kelly Nutt Design. You won’t want to miss out this on intriguing look at what’s hot in West Coast lifestyle and design from these industry leaders and how each interprets West Coast style into their own signature look and brand.

Secrets to Award-winning Design

11 a.m.–12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30
Building C Seminar Room, C174
Do you ever wonder what it takes to make a great houseware product? Join the esteemed judges from the Housewares Design Awards as they discuss what it takes to be the best, what stands out, the do’s and don’ts of design, and how to make a product memorable and marketable. Panelists will include Steve Cozzolino, owner and founder of Cozzolino Studio; Mary Moore, founder and CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse; Jason Belaire, IDSA, West District VP of ENFOQUEdesign; and Peter Giannetti, editor-in-chief of HomeWorld Business, as moderator.

Meet the Makers

12–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30
Pavilion 2 Seminar Room
Join some of the distinguished makers and curators of artisanal products in this panel discussion on what it takes to have a small creation and bring it to life while maintaining true to their vision. They will discuss the maker movement and how artisans are now able to enter the marketplace on a larger scale, the challenges and successes of being a creative, trends they are seeing in artisanal products, and where they are seeing the buying trends of today.

Special guests include Kura Perkins and Bree Hay Hendry, sisters and co-directors of Art Hide and Amigos de Hoy; Diane Sulg, CRAFT president and American Craft Week founder; and Carol MacNulty, senior consultant to Aid to Artisans. They will join Sam Ujvary, managing editor ofGIFT SHOP Magazine, as moderator. This luncheon will be a panel discussion with time for Q-and-A at the end. RSVP here.

Pantone Presents: Inspiring and Expressing Color: Defining the Essential Color Trends for Home in 2018

1–2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30
Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Color palettes for 2018 break free from traditional thinking. Colors are revitalized, hues are mixed in novel combinations, and new color directions instantly and effectively express a fresh approach. Although commerciality is still critical, taking a more unique approach to color will help you stand out from the mainstream. Join Patti Carpenter, Pantone Color Institute Trend Team contributor and global trend ambassador as she reveals the key color trends for 2018—where they are coming from, why they are happening, and where they are headed in the future. Plus, get an inside glimpse into the selection of Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year.

2018 Design Icon Presentation and Award Ceremony with Frank Gehry

3–4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30
Building B, WorldView on Sixteen
Frank Gehry, renowned architect and designer, recognized internationally for his postmodern and contemporary designs, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and many more, including the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, is the Design Icon of 2018. In this exclusive interview with Robert Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers, and Larry Ruvo, founder of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Gehry will impart some of his design wisdom and philosophy and discuss how he has built his brand, giving us a glimpse into why he is one of the most honored individuals in the design industry.


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