The Las Vegas Market is one of those perfectly crafted events that allow, if not encourage, you to seamlessly mix work and play. Don’t get us wrong, there’s plenty of work. From discovering new trends to networking with top designers, the days are full and productive. But, you are in Las Vegas after all, so there are endless opportunities to enjoy an evening cocktail, a gourmet dinner, maybe even a show on the strip. This Market, which is July 30 through August 3, promises to be one of the best yet. Here are a few things we’re really looking forward to:

— First and foremost, #LVMKT is offering a record 4,000+ lines (its largest ever number of resources!), with exclusive collections across all categories, including major launches for the bedding industry and continued expansion of gift, home décor and furniture resources in both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits. Make sure to wear your walking shoes!

— One of our favorite stops is Salon West, a boutique destination that offers a fresh, high-style selection of better home décor, lighting, home textiles, accents, art, and accessories. Be sure to check out a few of our favorite Salon West discoveries in the slideshow.

— Best of the West is THE panel to see. It’s sure to be a lively discussion about design, new trends, favorite paint colors, pet peeves, and oh-so-much-more. (Click through the slideshow to learn more about each speaker.)

— If that panel doesn’t fit your schedule, there are a lot of great options daily. We’ve got our eye on Ahead of the Curve (moderated by LUXE Interiors and featuring Benjamin Johnston, Julia Buckingham, Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield) and Meet the Makers (a lunch seminar focused on the maker movement).

For a preview of what else you can expert at this summer’s market, including a full listing of the panels and educational opportunities, click here. And designers, don’t miss the Designer HQ. It’s got everything you need for a successful trip to Market. We can’t wait to see you there!