Meet Your WWIN Team

Meet Your WWIN Team

Desiree Hanson
Vice President | Fashion Events

I am very excited for WWIN Womeswear in Nevada August edition and all of the new things we have cooking. In particular, the new WWINing Fashion Show & Social that will enhance the ever-popular wine and cheese reception. Buyers should plan to shop WWIN on Monday and unwind from 6pm – 8pm during our extended buying hours and discover new lines at the new fashion show while sipping champagne. Each day of WWIN brings deals and new offerings you won’t want to miss, especially our revamped breakfasts and lunches brought to us by our Garment Gourmets, Executive Chefs Chris Villarreal and Franck Sauvat. 


Bryanna Gobber
Event Manager

Tip: Schedule a little extra time to “window shop”! The beauty of WWIN is being able to visit existing accounts and stumbling upon a few new ones! The late night shopping event on Monday is the perfect opportunity to sip some wine and roam aisles and see what’s new! 

Glenn Celentano
Vice President of Operations

Tip: Whenever I’m in Las Vegas for WWIN, or anything else, I always (try to) plan on visiting some of my favorite restaurants.  It’s no secret that Vegas has some of the best restaurants in the country, and some would say…the world!  After being on your feet at the show all day, there is nothing better than sitting down and enjoying a great meal and an incredible restaurant.  

Here a few of my must-do spots:

Rao’s at Caesar’s Palace – Incredible Italian Food, and very reasonable prices

Old Homestead at Caesar’s Palace – Steaks, Seafood, and really fun drinks

Javier’s at Aria – The best Mexican Food in town, and the margaritas are amazing.  

Carnevino Italian Steakhouse at The Palazzo – Easily one of the most robust wine lists in town, and the steaks are to die for!

Jim Walker

Tip: Decide your overarching goal and execute it. WWIN can be the best show you attend if you go in with a plan!

Valerie Svard
Key Accounts Manager

Tip: Come with a plan… have a goal of what you want to accomplish, know your open to buy/inventory, decide what seminars to attend and schedule meetings with vendors.

Marketing Team

Suzanne Pruitt
Marketing Director

Tip: For dining options, Mon Ami Gabi at Paris is one of my favorite Vegas dining spots. Make a reservation ahead of time for a table outside and it’s just a great place to relax, warm up from the insanely Vegas interior cold air conditioning (!) and enjoy great views of the Bellagio water show across the street. When it comes to working the WWIN show, be SURE to pre-register for your ExpressPass. If you’re in town early, stop by show registration on Sunday afternoon anytime between 1-7 pm and pick up your badge before the show opens on Monday!​

Amy Dufour
Marketing Manager

Tip: Take advantage of the special seminars, fashion show and networking opportunities at the WWIN show.  Retail is constantly evolving and attending breakout sessions and special show events allows you to stay ahead on trends and best business practices.  Whether you’re sitting down for lunch or in a session, it’s great to hear from other businesses like yours – to bounce ideas off of one another and learn what’s working well for other retailers like yourself.​

Hannah Reagan
Marketing Coordinator

Tip: Take the time to plan your buying trip!

For starters, did you know that we now have an expanded selection of host hotels for you? Book your reservation for August at the Rio, Caesars or Flamingo! After booking your flight to Las Vegas, check out a few easy ways to get from LAS to your hotel by checking out our shuttle schedule, located on our travel page. After that, make your way to our exhibitor listing and floorplan to get a sneak peek at who you will see this summer so that you can start to plan your way around the show floor. Closer to the show, we will also have our WWIN Show app available for download!

Next on the list – MONEY SAVING OPPORTUNITIES! Head to Events & Hospitality to check out more information on Specials & Giveaways, Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch and more. Plan time to attend our expanded WWIN Workshop and Networking Sessions with Rita Mitchell-Waldoff, Penny Bolton, Boutique Hub, Mercedes Gonzalez & Other Industry Leaders – you won’t regret it!

Last but not least, enjoy your time in fabulous Las Vegas while finding all of the essentials to fill your store!

Josselyn Thornton
Marketing Coordinator

Tip: Embrace your social media! At WWIN we love using social media to connect with buyers and exhibitors, and you should too. For exhibitors, it's a great way to let buyers know where your booth is located, what you are offering, and any show specials you might have. For buyers, it's a useful tool to keep up with the list of exhibitors you want to see at WWIN!