International Market Centers To Present 22 Buying Events In 2021

ATLANTA / HIGH POINT / LAS VEGAS – (October 28, 2020) – International Market Centers (IMC) today confirmed it will produce 22 buying opportunities for the home furnishings, gift and apparel industries in 2021. The wholesale events will take place in Atlanta, High Point, N.C and Las Vegas.

“We are optimistically planning for a return to a more normal buying season in 2021,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “The teams across our campuses are vigilantly preparing to present a year of markets that will expertly bring brands and buyers together again.”

IMC’s 2021 calendar is:

  • Atlanta Market: January 12-19, 2021 (temporaries January 13-17) at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Las Vegas Market: January 24-28, 2021 (temporaries January 24-27 in the EXPO) at World Market Center Las Vegas
  • February Atlanta Apparel: February 2-6, 2021 (temporaries February 3-5) at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Spring Mini Market: March 3-5, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Design ADAC: April 27-29, 2021 at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC)
  • April Atlanta Apparel: April 13-17, 2021 (temporaries April 14-16) at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Spring VOW | New World of Bridal: April 13-15, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Spring High Point Market: April 17-21, 2021 at IMC’s 17 properties in High Point: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; 121, 200,320 Hamilton St; 330 N. Hamilton St.; and 129 S. Hamilton St.
  • Spring Cash & Carry: May 3-6, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Spring Sample Sale: May 19-21, 2021 at World Market Center Las Vegas
  • June Atlanta Apparel: June 9-12, 2021 (temporaries June 9-11) at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Atlanta Market: July 13-19, 2021 (temporaries July 14-17) at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Las Vegas Market: July 25-29, 2021 (temporaries July 25-28 in the EXPO) at World Market Center Las Vegas
  • World of Prom & Social Occasion: August 2-6, 2021 (temporaries August 3-6) at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • August Atlanta Apparel: August 3-6, 2021 (temporaries August 4-6) at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Fall Design Week: September 20-22, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Discover ADAC: September 21-23, 2021 at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC)
  • Fall VOW | New World of Bridal: September 21-23, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • October Atlanta Apparel: October 12-16, 2021 (temporaries October 13-15) at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Fall High Point Market: October 16-20, 2021 in IMC’s 17 properties in High Point: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center; Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; 121, 200,320 Hamilton St; 330 N. Hamilton St.; and 129 S. Hamilton St.
  • Fall Cash & Carry: October 26-28, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta
  • Fall Sample Sale: November 10-12, 2021 at World Market Center Las Vegas

In addition to the markets, the open daily collections at AmericasMart, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) and the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas host events for buyers throughout the year. IMC also hosts a number of off-market events connected with relevant tradeshows staged in Las Vegas during the year.

Buyers also can source and shop – anytime and everywhere – with a full range of digital tools. Market websites have robust search capabilities, with links to both Catalog Connexion, interactive keyword-searchable catalogs, and ShopZio, a fully functioning B2B ecommerce platform, for year-round sourcing and shopping. In February 2021, IMC_di (IMC’s Digital Innovations division) will launch JuniperMarket, a new digital marketplace extending the market experience anytime and everywhere, positioning IMC as the premier omnichannel sales platform for the gift, home and apparel industries.

Located in the prestigious Buckhead community of Atlanta, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) showcases more than 550,000 square feet of the Southeast’s largest collection of luxury furnishings for residential, hospitality and contract projects. ADAC is open to the public daily. For more information, visit https://adacatlanta.com/.

The five Atlanta Apparel markets feature the latest looks in contemporary, young contemporary, ready-to-wear, fashion accessories and more, plus specialty categories such as children’s and plus-size. VOW | New World of Bridal presents looks for the whole wedding party twice per year. The annual World of Prom and Social Occasion is the nation’s largest prom, pageant and social occasion fashion market. Market information is available at AmericasMart.com/Apparel.

Atlanta Market is the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market. Housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor, it features more than 8,000 brands across all categories. Held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta, Atlanta Market attracts retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. For more information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.

Fall Design Week and Spring Mini Market take place as part of AmericasMart’s Open Year Round programming. Between the summer and winter Atlanta Markets, 400+ showrooms presenting nearly 2,000 home décor, gift and apparel lines are open to the trade. The newly remerchandised home décor collection features 130+ showrooms on five contiguous floors plus welcoming amenities including the Designer Workspace, a resource library, design concierge service and monthly educational and networking events. For more information, visit AmericasMart.com/OYR.

High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showrooms which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. For more information, visit IMCHighPointMarket.com.

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, home décor and gift lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. Winter 2021 Las Vegas Market runs Jan. 24 – Jan. 28, 2021, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit LasVegasMarket.com.

About International Market Centers:
International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries, bringing buyers and sellers from all over the world together through physical markets in Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas. With the launch of the IMC_Digital Innovations division in January 2020, IMC offers the only omnichannel solution for the home, gift and apparel industries that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.

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Hyatt Exhale Partners with Amazon for Wellness Launch

dayspamagazine.com – Hyatt and Amazon have partnered to help guests and the general public increased their health and overall wellness.

The Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced a partnership with Hyatt’s Exhale On Demand and Amazon Halo.

Amazon Halo is a health and wellness membership that uses technology to provide users with wellness insights and ways to improve their overall health. The membership is powered by an app and a wristband device that measures body composition, activity, sleep and tone of voice. The device combines science-backed tools and Hyatt Exhale On Demand video streaming platform, to help users cultivate healthier life habits.

“Exhale reinforces Hyatt’s commitment to well-being by providing meaningful wellness experiences that support total mind and body through boutique fitness classes, spa therapies and original streaming content,” said Julia Sutton, chief operating officer, Exhale. “We are thrilled to team up with Amazon Halo and provide even more people with the opportunity to easily access fitness- and well-being-focused programs. Exhale On Demand allows people to maintain their well-being routines when they want, where they want and the collaboration with Amazon Halo adds a new element of measurement to help people better understand personal health and well-being and create a more connected, informed approach to their everyday well-being routines.”

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SESPAA INTRODUCES THREE PILLARS FOR VENDORS, SPAS AND EDUCATION

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SOUTHEAST SPA WELLNESS ASSOCIATION (SESPAA) INTRODUCES THREE PILLARS FOR VENDORS, SPAS AND EDUCATION

Miami, Fla. (October 20, 2020). Liliana Dominguez-Grajales and Alena Stavnjak, founders of the Southeast Spa Wellness Association (SESPAA), are pleased to announce a successful launch of three pillars for education, spas, and vendors. The pillars will connect and unite spa and wellness professionals in the Southeastern U.S. region, including Florida, which has one on the largest concentration of spas, along with smaller spa markets in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Arkansas, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Texas, Puerto Rico and USVI. The SESPAA Executive Board includes Penny Kriel, Director of Spa at Salamander Hotels & Resorts as President of Spa Operations; and Christi Cano, Principal of Innovative Spa Production as Director of Vendor Relations, and Tammy Pahel, VP of Spa & Wellness at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort as President of Education.

Dominguez-Grajales and Stavnjak leveraged their decades of combined experience as former luxury spa directors and suppliers, to launch Spa Wellness Events, producing hosted buyer and networking events in the US and Caribbean. After the pandemic crisis left spa directors searching for solutions in the “new normal,” they quickly launched SESPAA to provide resources and support at a critical time.

“It was important for us to bring together all our experiences and knowledge and offer these as a resource for our industry. We wanted to build a foundation for growth in a wellness centric environment. The SESPAA Pillars are designed to be inclusive and support all levels of experience in our ever-evolving industry,” said Grajales.

“Our mission was to challenge ourselves to bring new and innovative ways of thinking by providing resources that can be customized to the situation of each individual business. We offer education, mentorship, marketing, wellbeing, wellness, and operational support in a platform that is inviting to our spa, vendor, educators, wellness experts, and independent members,” said Stavnjak.

The Spa Operations Pillar establishes and develops strategic departmental goals that are critical elements to day-to- day job functions. Resources include Best Practices, SOP’s, Luxury Standards, Opening Manual, SARS (Covid-19) Re-Opening Manual, Daily Checklists, Job Descriptions and more.

The Vendor Relations Pillar nurtures vendor relationships to support their growth, development, healthy margins, and service levels. Partnerships are built on achieving mutual benefits with goals, operational efficiencies, ongoing relationships, and strategic alliances. 

The Education Pillar collaborates with top industry educators to provide our members with new skills, Classes, CEU Facilitated Sessions, virtual tutorials and vendor platforms to support growth and knowledge. Due to demand across the US, SESPAA educational offerings will be open to all spa professionals, not only members.

“I’m so excited to be spearheading SESPAA’s Education Pillar. Education is the one of the most important investments a company can make in its people and future. Supporting Liliana and Alena’s vision was easy choice because of their proven exceptional leadership skills and dedication to our industry,” said Tammy Pahel. Educational Resources include the SESPAA Virtual Spa Operations and Management Courses, Continuing Education Courses for Massage Therapists & Estheticians, and specialty courses such as How to Elevate Your Spa Experience Through Medical Wellness.”

To register for SESPAA membership and download the Covid-19 Reopening Guide, visit https://www.sespaa.com/.

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About SESPAA

Southeast Spa Wellness Association (SESPAA) is the largest U.S. regional spa wellness association encompassing the following territory: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I. Adapting to the current evolution of how business is conducted, the was created out of consistent demand for more from the current member programs for spa and wellness communities.

Knowledge passed down, born from years of exceeding customer expectations, is a common bond we share. This is just one exceptional reason for our existence.

General Contact:

Liliana Dominguez-Grajales, Co-Founder

Southeast Spa Wellness Association

liliana@sespaa.com

COL +57 (313) 603-2358

Media Contact:

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Contento Marketing

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