Summary: The April and October markets in High Point draw 70,000-80,000 buyers to see more than 3,000 furniture exhibitors occupying 11 million square feet of furniture showrooms spread all over the Triad area of North Carolina, which is somewhat of a logistical nightmare for attendees. Not to mention the Triad isn't exactly known as a magnet for entertainment and dining.
The Las Vegas building is planned to offer 7.5 million square feet of showroom space right in the middle of downtown Las Vegas. Easy access, all the entertainment and dining you could ask for right outside.
The developers of the World Market Center have announced a July showroom with more than 240 exhibitors, 70% of whom also exhibit at High Point. And they plan to grow from there.
This will be a story worth watching over the next few years as additional phases of the World Market Center are completed. Is it a gamble by the developers? As a venue Las Vegas certainly seems capable of drawing any audience for any type of product imaginable. Even in July, when it's 107 degrees outside.