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Outdoor living trade show set for September in Chicago

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The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market will showcase outdoor furniture, garden accessories and more.

| June 13, 2013

The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market will take place Sept. 17-20, 2013, at the Chicago Merchandise Mart. The event will feature several shopping areas, including the much-anticipated redesigned casual showroom floors, temporary exhibitors in the Market Suites, Garden Accessories Courtyard, New Products Gallery, and a collective New Exhibitor Showcase. These areas will complement the Casual Market’s comprehensive exhibition of the trade’s top manufacturers, state-of-the-art product introductions, and a complete range of new furniture and accessories for outdoor living.

The Casual Market, endorsed and sponsored by the International Casual Furnishings Association, is a four-day trade show that provides retailers with an outlet to find all things related to outdoor and casual living. It is 100 percent dedicated to the outdoor furnishings industry and encompasses 350,000 square feet of new and improved exhibit space with more than 45 permanent showrooms and more than a hundred temporary exhibitors in the Market Suites.

By popular request, the 2013 Casual Market will again also feature the Garden Accessories Courtyard. This 10,000 square-foot-area located on the Northwest side of the 8th floor Market Suites, is dedicated to showcasing new accessories. The Garden Accessories Courtyard is home to exhibitors highlighting decorative outdoor accessories, lighting, hearth products, tabletop items, rugs, pottery, statuary, and much more.

Show-goers will have the ability to gain insights regarding color and design trends affecting consumer purchasing behaviors as well as the most recent product introductions for their comprehensive seasonal and annual inventory or catalog needs. Attendees will include trade professionals working in many fields including specialty casual furniture stores, full-line home furnishing stores, department stores, pool and spa stores, garden centers, hearth and fireplace stores, catalogs, hardware centers, discount / mass merchandisers, interior design, hospitality specification, landscape design, and landscape architecture.

The International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market Dates and Times:
•    Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois, held Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

Consolidated Permanent Showrooms, Floors 15 and 16:
•    Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Thursday, Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
•    Friday, Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Temporary Exhibitors, Market Suites, Floor 8:
•    Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Thursday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
•    Friday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Market attendees will be able to stay late for the Market Welcome Party, Tuesday, Sept.17, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Casual Market’s website at www.casualmarket.com.
 

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