International Market Centers: Shoppe Object b...
International Market Centers

Shoppe Object becomes part of IMC

Photo: Shoppe Object

Shoppe Object, a design-focused home and lifestyle tradeshow and its Shoppe Online B2B e-commerce platform, have been acquired by International Market Centers (IMC). It is planned to maintain the autonomy of Shoppe Object with the existing team handling sales, marketing, and management under the direction of Shoppe Object co-founder Jesse James.

Jesse James will join IMC as vice president and show director, reporting to executive vice oresident, chief customer and marketing officer Dorothy Belshaw. Co-founders of Shoppe Object, Deirdre Maloney and Minya Quirk, will remain involved in a consulting capacity.
„This partnership makes strategic sense. “
Jesse James will join IMC as vice president and show director
Shoppe Object was launched in 2018 by James. Shoppe Object grew from the 100 home and lifestyle brands of its inaugural event to its current annual mix of 500+seminal design brands and emerging makers. The physical market is held in New York City each February and August. "This partnership makes strategic sense because IMC recognises the significant value in Shoppe Object's core origins," said James.

IMC plans to expand the existing semiannual show in New York City and explore regional extensions in established IMC venues and other major cities by combining creative vision, exhibitor feedback and business needs.