(Filed Under wholesale Lingerie News). Specialty Trade Shows announced its exhibition dates for 2015, with the only significant change being that the International Lingerie Show (ILS) will start August 31st, 2015, more than two weeks earlier than it did in 2014.
“I did it for the retailers,” explained show director Jeff Yunis in an interview with BODY, noting that various holidays interfered with his original plans to hold the event mid-month. Yunis pointed to a late Labor Day in 2015 (Monday, September 7th), along with the Jewish Holidays of Rosh Hashana (Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15, 2015) and Yom Kippur (Wednesday, September 23, 2015) that all conflicted with the typical Monday through Wednesday format of the ILS.
Yunis noted that one alternative he considered was to have the ILS run September 28 through 30. But he rejected the idea because, “Buyers don’t want to leave their stores so close to Halloween.” He added, “It’s much better for the retailers to have this show earlier than later in September.” The other, unavoidable issue he admitted is that some may complain that the show is too close to Magic (August 17, 18 and 19) and the many other trade shows that are scheduled in Las Vegas on or around those dates.
Yunis said he polled exhibitors about the ILS dates. “Some of the manufacturers say it’s too early. Most say they don’t care.”
The other show dates announced by Specialty Trade are for the combination spring ILS and Las Vegas Halloween Show (March 30th through April 1st, 2015) as well as the Women’s Wear in Nevada (WWIN) shows: February 16th through the 19th, 2015 and August 17th through the 20th, 2015. All these Vegas shows are held at the Rio Hotel convention center.
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