The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) is partnering with Las Vegas Market to host a one-day event that connects Market vendors with buyers and designers in the floral industry. The event will take place on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus. It will be held in conjunction with AIFD’s 2019 Symposium “Awaken,” taking place in Las Vegas from July 6 to July 11, 2019.
“We are expecting up to 800 of our members for this shopping and exploration event,” said AIFD Symposium Coordinator Joyce Mason-Monheim. “This is truly a unique opportunity for our members to meet with key vendors and get a feel for their wide-ranging product lines in complete showroom settings.”
In addition to exploring the campus and the opportunity to network, attendees will experience Natalia Zhizhko’s gallery “Ice and Fire”. Internationally renowned Natalia Zhizhko is a multi-awarded florist, teacher and demonstrator, and is the CEO, Creative Director Tridvornova Art-Bureau. In March, Natalia was awarded second place in the FTD World Cup 2019. Guests will have the ability to interact with Natalia as she presents her designs.
The American Institute of Floral Designers is the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD members come from all aspects of the floral industry but the majority are shop owners and managers that are associated with retail flower shops and event companies. Visit https://aifd.org/2019-symposium-awaken/ for information on the Symposium.
“This event allows select Las Vegas Market tenants to open their showrooms and showcase their full line of gifts, holiday/seasonal and decorative accessory products to the AIFD membership,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “This is a great platform for our tenants to get one-on-one time with some of the key decision-makers in the floral industry.”
Food trucks, showroom tours, demonstrations and more will be available for AIFD members, and IMC will raffle off an all-expenses paid two-day trip to the Winter 2020 Las Vegas Market. The package includes airfare and a two-day hotel stay. Participating Las Vegas Market showrooms will host their own raffles, giveaways and demonstrations, among other activities.
Confirmed showroom participants include: Accent Décor, Destination Gifts, Global Views, Kurt Adler and Zuo. A complete list of showrooms open for the event will be announced soon.