IMC Press Release

IMC Wins Trade Show Executive Awards

“Gold 100” Includes Atlanta Apparel, Atlanta Market & Las Vegas Market

Jen Muna Named Among “Women to Watch”

October 4, 2022 – International Market Centers (IMC) has received eight Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards, recognizing Atlanta Apparel, Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market among the 100 largest trade shows of 2021. Additionally, Jennifer Muna, IMC’s VP Market Operations, was named as one of Trade Show Executive’s “Women to Watch” for 2022.

“IMC is honored that eight of its events were among the nation’s largest 100 trade shows in 2021, a year in which the exposition industry was focused primarily on recovery,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “These awards reflect the resilience of the industries served by IMC’s markets, as well as the overall strength of the trade show industry.”

(Left to Right) Caron Stover, SVP, Apparel; Jennifer Muna, VP of Market Operations; Priscila Gilburg, VP of Tradeshow Sales for Las Vegas Market and Marie Knight, VP of Tradeshow Sales for Atlanta Market

Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards recognize the top trade shows held in the U.S. and offer associations and independent show organizers an opportunity to highlight their achievements. The Summit is a celebration of the winners as well as the industry’s robust recovery.

TSE Gold 100 Awards

Eight of the 23 buying events produced by IMC in 2021 were recognized as being among the nation’s largest. IMC’s award-winning events were: The Winter and Summer 2021 editions of Atlanta Market; the Summer 2021 edition of Las Vegas Market; and the February, April, June, August and October 2021 editions of Atlanta 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.

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Las Vegas Market runs semi-annually at World Market Center Las

Atlanta Apparel’s eight yearly markets feature the latest looks in contemporary, young contemporary, fashion accessories and more, plus specialty categories such as children's, plus-size, bridal and social occasion. Atlanta Apparel markets are held at AmericasMart Atlanta.

TSE’s Women to Watch Awards

Jennifer Muna, IMC Vice President of Market Operations, was recognized as one of Trade Show Executive’s eight “Women to Watch,” a program which recognizes and encourages the next generation of female leaders in the trade show industry.

Muna is responsible for the overall management, business activities, strategies, leadership, oversight and overall direction for Event Management, Exhibitor Services, Guest Services, and Contract Partners for IMC’s EXPO at World Market Center Las Vegas. Muna has 13+ years of experience in the Las Vegas meeting and hospitality industry, working for leading Las Vegas event organizers including IMC and UBM (now Informa) and at venues including World Market Center Las Vegas, The Venetian I The Palazzo, Resort Hotel & Casino I Las Vegas Sands Corp., and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit g.


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