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IMC’s Gift & Home CEO Summit: Elevating the industry. Securing the future.

ATTENTION: Owners, CEOs and Presidents of gift + home décor manufacturing companies

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to attend the inaugural Gift & Home CEO Summit Thursday, January 31 - Friday, February 1, during Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market. International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises proudly present this first of its kind conference, designed to address and provide insight into the critical issues facing industry leaders today.

Participants will gather to discuss timely and relevant topics like:

  • • the global economy
  • • effects of the China economy and Euro crisis
  • • mergers and sales of companies
  • • preparing your company for sale/exit strategies
  • • building corporate culture
  • • acquisition strategiesRegister Now

Participants will hear from foremost experts on the world economy who will share practical applications to help secure the future of your business. The conference also provides a valuable opportunity to collaborate with industry colleagues regarding the hard-hitting topics unique to your position as a company leader.


Robert Reich





Robert Reich
Former US Secretary of Labor

On Thursday, January 31, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich will address international currency and geopolitical issues – including the Euro crisis and China’s economy – impacting the gift and home industry. Reich, an economic analyst, CNBC contributor, and author of 14 books, has served under three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.  He also served on President Barack Obama's economic transition board.

Currently a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, Reich has written more than 200 articles on the global economy, the changing nature of work, and the centrality of human capital. In 2003, he received the prestigious Vaclev Havel prize for his original contributions to economic thinking. In 2004, he was named one of America's three most influential opinion leaders on business and the economy, based on a study by Accenture. In 2008, The Wall Street Journal named him one of the nation's top ten thought leaders.


Jon Huntsman





Jon Huntsman, Jr
Former Ambassador to China

On Friday, February 1, 2013, former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. will present a keynote address on the topic of China, one the world’s largest product manufacturers. His remarks will focus on how issues affecting that country, such as labor and currency, presently impact the gift and home industry. Huntsman, who served as US Ambassador to China from 2009-2011 and US Ambassador to Singapore from 1992-1993, was also the Governor of Utah from 2005-2009.

Huntsman’s public service career began as a White House staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan, and has since included appointments as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. He is a founding director of the Pacific Council on International Policy and has served on various boards, such as the Brookings Institute Asia Policy Board, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum, the Asia Society in New York and the National Bureau of Asian Research.


Claire Shipman


Claire Shipman
Best-selling author and senior contributor for ABC News

On Thursday, January 31, Claire Shipman, co-author of The New York Times best seller, Womenomics: The Workplace Revolution That Will Change Your Life, will address how women are changing the world – from politics to the workplace – and explore how the management styles of today’s women are producing more profitable companies with happier employees.


Jim Grien

Jim Grien
President of TM Capital

On Thursday, January 31, Grien and his team will address the following subjects in an informative program, targeted to the gift and home industry: evolving “M&A” (mergers and acquisitions) trends and changes in the competitive landscape; why industry valuations have defied broad economic headwinds; growing private equity interest in gift and home décor; the long term case for independent retailers; attractive value realization options for business owners; and the ABC’s of liquidity and capital raising alternatives.

Paul Tashima

Paul Tashima
Managing Director – Corporate Cash Management Group, UBS Financial Svcs

In “Effective Corporate Cash Investment Management: Capturing Positive Returns in a Zero Interest Rate Environment”, Tashima will discuss investing in the overnight market and beyond, interest income expectations and Federal Reserve policy.

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  $395       Individuals whose company exhibits in an IMC property in both High Point, NC AND Las Vegas, NV
  $595   Individuals whose company exhibitis in an IMC property in High Point, NC OR Las Vegas, NV

Individuals whose company does not currently exhibit at an IMC property