IMC announces sponsors, micro site for Gift & Home CEO Summit

LAS VEGAS — International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises have confirmed sponsors for the debut Gift & Home CEO Summit at World Market Center Las Vegas. The summit organizers also launched a micro site providing conference information and updates and unveiled a new tagline — “Elevating the industry. Securing the future.”

The inaugural two-day event will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2013, in conjunction with the Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market.

“The industry has embraced the CEO Summit concept, and initial response from sponsors and potential attendees has been overwhelming,” said conference organizer Randy Eller, president of Eller Enterprises. “Our newly adopted tagline, ‘Elevating the industry. Securing the future.’ aptly represents the event’s purpose and the benefits of participation.”

Nine suppliers of industry services, sales agencies and manufacturers of gift and home products have confirmed their sponsorship of the CEO Summit. Confirmed sponsors to date include Brandwise, Demdaco, Eller Enterprises, Evergreen Enterprises,, Global Views, OneCoast, Whereoware and Yankee Candle.

A micro site with preliminary information about CEO Summit sponsors and speakers is now live online at The landing page provides updates about conference presenters – such as keynote speakers former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr. and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich – and confirmed sponsors, as well as links to the Las Vegas Market website, which provides general market and travel/hotel information. The site also allows interested participants to be alerted when conference registration officially opens in October.

IMC’s Gift & Home CEO Summit will address financial, operational and global issues impacting individual operations, as well as the industry overall. Subjects will include effects of the China economy and Euro crisis to the industry, preparing a company for sale/exit strategies, building corporate culture, global economy, estate planning and wealth management and other topical issues impacting the U.S. marketplace.

For information, registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Randy Eller at 615-771-1112 ext. 10 or Interested participants can register to receive conference updates online at

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Whereoware is a web strategy, design, development and marketing company with experience implementing a large scope of marketing tactics and development services including: sales force automation, pay-per-click, SEO, mobile development, and CRM portals.  Whereoware has been serving manufacturers in the Gift, Home and Lighting Industries for over 10 years.