There are changes in store for the Las Vegas trade shows starting next year.
Liberty Fairs will be leaving its longtime home at the Sands Expo Center after the August edition, slated for Aug. 13 to 15, and will relocate to another venue in the city.
“It’s absolutely not true that we’re leaving Las Vegas,” said Sharifa Cudjoe, cofounder of the five-year-old show that she launched with Sam Ben-Avraham.
“Liberty will be showing in Vegas for years to come,” she stressed. She said Liberty is negotiating for an alternate venue now and is not yet prepared to provide further details.
In August, Liberty will focus on men’s and dual-gender brands at its show. Capsule, which Liberty purchased in April, has been converted to strictly a women’s show and will hold its next edition in New York from Sept. 15 to 17 at Pier 94 in Manhattan. Liberty will hold its next show July 23 to 25 at Pier 94 in New York.
Liberty relocating in Vegas will also impact the other trade shows that call the Sands Expo home. Agenda, the streetwear-skewed fair, has partnered with Liberty for several years. Cudjoe said the partnership is continuing and she did not know whether the show planned