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Registration Opens for CEO Summit at LV Market

Registration for the CEO Summit at Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market is now open at The Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, during the Market, which runs July 28 – Aug. 1.

Additionally, 10 sponsors have been confirmed to date for the executive-level conference for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries.

“Las Vegas Market is delighted to host this one-of-a-kind event during Summer Market,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “The CEO Summit offers an unparalleled platform for home and gift leaders to participate in executive-level discussions about the critical issues and opportunities facing the industry today.”

The one-day CEO Summit will include four high-level presentations by some of the nation’s leading minds in global business, innovation and economics. The Honorable Gary F. Locke will present China, the Next Five Years; Dr. Evan A. Feigenbaum will present South East Asia Expert Opinions; Stephen Shapiro will present Innovation for Innovators: Creating a Persuasive Culture of Innovation; and Ben Stein will present Ben Stein on the Economy. The schedule also includes a series of networking opportunities for participants.

Preferential pricing is offered for exhibitors in IMC-owned properties in High Point, Las Vegas and Atlanta. Individuals from non-IMC-exhibiting companies can register for $395; and individuals from IMC-exhibiting properties can register for $295. All retailers can register for $195.

The CEO Summit is co-produced by International Market Centers (IMC) and Eller Enterprises, and sponsored by industry-leading suppliers and sales agencies. To date, ten sponsors are confirmed, with digital marketing supplier Whereoware, sponsoring the breakfast; home furnishings manufacturer AICO/Michael Amini sponsoring the lunch; and gift and home décor manufacturer GiftCraft and sales agency OneCoast both sponsoring breaks. Other general sponsors are: Brandwise; Demdaco; DesignWorks Investments; Evergreen Enterprises; Ganz-Midwest CBK; and Grace Management. Additional sponsorships of the CEO Summit are available on a limited basis by contacting Randy Eller at or Connie Lineberry at

The CEO Summit schedule is as follows:

• 7:45 – 8 a.m. - Conference opens, welcome remarks by Randy Eller and

   Bob Maricich

• 8 – 9 a.m. - Breakfast/Meet& Greet

• 9 – 9:45 a.m. - Keynote: The Honorable Gary F. Locke

• 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. - Q&A

• 10:15 – 11 a.m. - Break

• 11 – 11:45 a.m. - Keynote: Evan Feigenbaum

• 11:45 a.m. – noon - Q&A

• Noon – 1 p.m. - Lunch Buffet

• 1 – 1:45 p.m. - Keynote: Stephen Shapiro

• 1:45 - 2 p.m. - Q&A

• 2 – 2:45 p.m. - Break

• 3 – 3:45 p.m. - Keynote: Ben Stein

• 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. - Q&A

• 4:15 - 4:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks

• 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Networking Reception

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