Bill Clinton to speak at Las Vegas Market in August

Former president will focus on globalization

Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker for the Las Vegas Market this summer, World Market Center officials have announced.

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His Monday evening speech, "A Conversation with Bill Clinton," is sponsored by World Market Center and Serta's new iComfort Sleep System, a gel memory foam line launched by the bedding producer earlier this year.

Clinton's speech will focus on the challenge of globalization, emphasizing the world's growing interdependence. After his talk, Clinton will participate in a moderated question and answer session.

All registered Las Vegas Market attendees will have the opportunity to attend the free event, the WMC said.

It will take place during the market's opening night, Monday, Aug. 1, at 6:45 p.m. on the World Market Center campus and will be accompanied by a special reception for all attendees. Online registration for the summer market opens next month and will offer attendees the opportunity to reserve their spot at the keynote event.

"Globalization has changed the furnishings industry more significantly than anything else in our time," said Bob Maricich, WMC president and CEO. "It indisputably has created new challenges as well as opportunities for our industry. Thanks to Serta, the event's co-sponsor, we can provide our attendees with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear directly from President Clinton, a world leader and one of the foremost experts on globalization and the economy. Home furnishings professionals at Las Vegas Market will benefit from President Clinton's insights and solutions on the most pressing economic and social issues in the U.S. and abroad."

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