April 29, 2021
IMC hosts two in-person buying events in May

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that its World Market Center Las Vegas campus will host two events – a sourcing opportunity and a designer-focused educational program – in May with Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) monthly First Friday program, held both in person and virtually, as well the Spring Sample Sale, which runs May 19-21, 2021.

May’s First Friday

“May’s First Friday seminar will be offered both virtually and in person for the first time in more than a year,” said Cain Brodie, general manager for LVDC. “We’re delighted to be able to welcome designers back to our campus for educational opportunities as well as sourcing at the premier designer resource in Southern Nevada and the Southwest.”

The May webinar, titled 20th Century Architectural Styles and Colors, is presented by Kelle Heming, architectural and designer representative at Dunn-Edwards Paint. The webinar explores International, Mid-Century, Ranch, and Spanish Colonial styles specific to the 20th-Century Southwest and discusses factors that led to the trends of the time period. The session also reviews architectural details common to each era with a focus on color and its influence on architectural styles. The free session runs live and online from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (PT) on Friday, May 7 and participants will receive 0.1 CEU credits. For more information and registration, go to

LVDC’s next “First Friday” session will be on Friday, June 4.

Spring Event Allows for Mid-Market Sample Sourcing

Select LVDC and Las Vegas Market showrooms will be among the 30+ home furnishing and gift exhibitors participating in the Spring Sample Sale, which is open to the public and runs Wednesday, May 19 to Friday, May 21. World Market Center Las Vegas showrooms will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and Las Vegas Design Center showrooms, located on the first and second floors of building A, are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“IMC’s Spring Sample Sale is a great sourcing opportunity for retailers looking for West Coast exclusives to re-stock their inventory,” said Scott Eckman, chief revenue officer for IMC. “Although we look forward to our major bi-annual markets in Las Vegas, the slower in-between setting of our Sample Sales give vendors and retailers a more intimate platform to do business.”

Las Vegas Design Center is located at World Market Center Las Vegas on the first two floors of Building A and offers interior designers and other members of the trade year-round access to a comprehensive selection of the industry’s finest product lines. For more information, visit

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345


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