High Point Furniture Market - October 2014

We had a terrific and upbeat six days walking through the International Home Furnishings Market complex, and seeing much of the 12 million square feet of exhibition space spread over 180 buildings, hosting over 2,000 companies and more than 75,000 attendees. The weather was perfect, and the energy was high.

Quote of the Market #1: when asked about how attendance was this market, one CEO suggested we "quit asking that question and start ...

Las Vegas Summer Market - July 2014

Our summer visit to the Las Vegas Market reminded us why we love this industry, with such great people to meet and talk with. Yet we still shake our head at the crazy amount of high fixed cost permanent shows we must attend. With temperatures well over 100 degrees and attendance expectedly poor, we had plenty of time to meet with our clients (indoors) and get an update. Most companies are enjoying good business, with ...

Hospitality & Design Show - May 2014

Our 48 hours in Las Vegas for the HD (hospitality and design) show were exciting and full of upbeat conversations. Most companies are enjoying solid growth‎ as hotels are refurbishing and new construction is heating up. The industry is growing globally, and vendors must increasingly be able to produce goods in Asia, deliver to Dubai, and deal with purchasing agents in London and architects in Toronto. Globalization requires better MIS, logistics support and hand holding ...

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