NEW YORK – The Exclusive is moving to the Palazzo Ballroom of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas for its next Las Vegas market, which will begin one day before MAGIC.
Larry Hymes, co-founder of The Exclusive verified details for MRketplace.com, noting that the next show will take place August 26 to 28 and will be housed with a women’s show affiliated with ENK International Trade Events as well as Lingerie Americas, a French trade show group.
The August 26 opening for Exclusive sets it for a Sunday, one day before the start of MAGIC’s four-day trade show based at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
He said that Exclusive will hold not only its August show but also its two 2008 markets at the Venetian. Additionally, Exclusive has an option for shows at the Venetian’s convention center, which is scheduled to open in early 2009, although it doesn’t yet have a contract for space there.
In August, Exclusive will occupy more than 75,000 square feet on the fifth floor of the Venetian. Lingerie Americas has taken space on the fourth floor and ENK is committed to taking the third.
ENK held its Intermezzo in tandem with Exclusive last August but didn’t participate in its February market at the Sands Convention Center.
“We had 200-plus exhibitors at our February show,” Hymes remarked. “We’re making our alliance the largest in the luxury market. Our relationships with ENK and Lingerie Americas can only help.”
Officials at ENK weren’t available for comment on Friday, but Exclusive began alerting companies on its mailing list of the ENK and Lingerie Americas connections earlier in the week. Hymes said he isn’t certain whether ENK will again employ its Intermezzo name or some other title.
ENK’s Web site at enkshows.com doesn’t list an Intermezzo show in Las Vegas, although it does list an Intermezzo show later this year in New York, the dates of which are to be announced. Calls to confirm details with ENK weren’t returned.
Among the new details at the next Venetian will be a section called The Enclave at The Exclusive, which will permit exhibitors to work in a private setting apart from the Venetian ballroom.