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Trade Show Calendar

Trade Show Calendar

February 2016   /  March 2016  /  April 2016  /  May 2016  June 2016 

 Show dates and other information subject to change.
Some shows require fees, membership or pre-registration to attend.
Please contact show management to confirm details.



Gift Biz Buzz - The Online Trade Magazine Featuring New Products Exclusively for Gift Retailers

March  2016
 

March 1 - 5

East China Fair

Shanghai, China

Phone:0086-21-63539977 (International Phone)

en.ecf.gov.cn

March 2 – 4
Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-220-3000
www.americasmart.com

March 4 – 6   
Kentucky Crafted: The Market      
Lexington, KY
Phone: 502-564-3757
www.artscouncil.ky.gov

March 4 – 8
CAMEX - Campus Market Expo 
Houston, TX
Phone: 800-622-7498    
www.camex.org

March 5 – 7  

Northwest Market Association Show 
Tigard (Portland Area), OR

Phone: 425-402-9886
www.northwestmarket.org

March 5 – 7  
Norton Apparel, Jewelry, Gift & Variety Market
Gatlinburg, TN
Phone: 865-436-6151
www.nortonshows.com

March 5 – 8  
International Home + Housewares Show
Chicago, IL
Phone: 847-292-4200
www.housewares.org

March 6 – 8   
Lansing Gift Show
Lansing, MI                
Phone: 231-526-1270
www.lansinggiftshow.com

March 6 – 8    
ToyFest West
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 909-899-3753
www.toyfestwest.com

March 7 – 8  
Dallas Market 1st Monday & Tuesday Mini-Market
Dallas, TX
Phone: 214-655-6100
www.dallasmarketcenter.com

March 9 – 11
EDexpo 2016
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 800-395-5550
edexpo.com

March 9 – 13
Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim, CA
Phone: 866-458-4935
www.expowest.com

March 10 – 15  
Minneapolis Mart Gift & Accessory Show
Minnetonka, MN
Phone: 952-932-7200
www.mplsmart.com

March 11 – 12  
Made in Montana Trade Show For Food and Gifts
Helena, MT
Phone: 406-841-2757
www.madeinmontanausa.com

March 11 – 13
Coffee Fest
New York, NY
Phone: 425-295-3300
www.coffeefest.com

March 11 – 13
I Hobby Expo
Edison, NJ
Phone: 630-780-6000
www.ihobbyexpo.com
 
March 12 – 14
GTS Greensboro Gift & Jewelry Show 
Greensboro, NC

Phone: 770-410-9771
www.gtshows.com

March 13 – 15   
Children's Club
New York, NY
Phone: 212-951-6600
www.enkshows.com

March 13 – 15  
Northeast Market Center Show
Hudson, MA
Phone: 800-435-2775
www.northeastmarketcenter.com

March 13 – 15
JA New York Winter 
New York, NY
Phone: 240-439-2983
www.ja-newyork.com

March 14 - 17
NY Home Fashions Market  
New York, NY
Phone: 800-698-5617
www.230fifthave.com

March 14 – 17   
CMC LA Kids Market
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-630-3600
www.californiamarketcenter.com

March 14 – 17
CMC Gift & Home Market  
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-630-3600
www.californiamarketcenter.com

March 15 – 16  
Kansas City Apparel & Accessory Market  
North Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-231-6446
www.kcapparelmarket.com

March 15 – 17  
Mid-Atlantic Gift & Souvenir Show
Ocean City, MD
Phone: 410-251-4726
www.midatlanticgs.com

March 16
Offinger’s Marketplaces
Columbus, OH
Phone: 888-878-4438
www.offingersmarketplaces.com

March 16 – 18  
Global Pet Expo
Orlando, FL
Phone: 203-532-0000
www.globalpetexpo.org

March 17 – 19
Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo
New Orleans, LA
Phone: 703-522-0086
www.hpbexpo.com

March 17 – 20   
Halloween & Attractions Show  
St. Louis, MO
Phone: 847-453-4285
www.haashow.com

March 18 – 20  
Parker Trade Show    
San Antonio, TX
Phone: 512-261-4223
www.parkertradeshow.com

March 18 – 22   
Columbus MarketPlace
Dublin, OH   (Columbus Area)
Phone: 614-339-5100
www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com

March 19 – 21   
New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Shows
Portland, ME
Phone: 207-781-5756
www.nemadeshows.com

March 23
Virginia Food & Beverage Expo
Richmond, VA
Phone: 804-786-2112
www.vaexpo.com

March 23
Buyers Cash & Carry
Madison, WI
Phone: 717-796-2377
www.marketsquareshows.com

March 23 – 25  
GlobalShop
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 240-439-2978
www.globalshop.org

March 30 – April 2  
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Plus Kids World
Dallas, TX
Phone: 214-655-6100
www.dallasmarketcenter.com

 



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9 Trade Show Tips
For Gift Retailers
 

Make your plans now to attend current and upcoming trade shows. You can find best sellers and new product introductions when you visit your regional, national and international trade shows.

#1 Plan Ahead

Prepare for your show visits. Successful retailers go to conventions focused on their goals. Get the expo layout and locate exhibitors you want to meet. Use your time wisely to be sure you check out the entire show.

#2 Budget Basics

Decide what you need for your shop. Plan how much you want to spend with current vendors. Then leave some room for great finds and tempting trends. Keep some flexibility for special offers that provide you with extra profit margins.

#3 Show Specials

Event directories and websites frequently feature enticing offers from exhibitors including discounts, free shipping, display units and bakers dozens. Be aware of savings available to you.  At the show, make sure to ask if there are any additional discounts.

#4 Treasure Hunt

Check out every aisle to discover fresh ideas and trends in the market. Finding new vendors and product introductions make trade show visits profitable adventures. Keep your store the place to shop for fabulous finds.

#5 Quick Study

You can attend workshops and seminars to learn innovative ways to operate and market your shop. You’ll also enjoy talking with other retailers to share tips regarding successful promotions, best sellers and business strategies.

#6 Power Peak

Yes, shows are exciting but remember to take care of your self. Make sure to eat breakfast, carry water and snacks plus take a lunch break. You accomplish much more when you’re on top of your game. Also wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. You want to focus on the products, not your feet.

#7 Have Fun!

This is your chance to find sure fire winners for your customers. Plus connect with other retailers during your visit to exchange ideas and laughs. You can also note some display themes to freshen up your shop. Runway shows are a cool way to see the latest fashions while you take a break.

#8 Wrap It Up

When you're back home, read through your catalogs and other info you collected. You'll find great products in many categories you might have skipped. Some "Special Offers" are also highlighted with extended deadlines for orders placed by a specific date after the show. You can order online or by phone for your convenience. 

#9 Make It Happen

Review the flyers you received at the seminars and workshops you attended. Follow up with your show contacts to discuss ways to make the ideas work best. Then use or adapt the suggestions for your shop.

 

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Trade Show Calendar

Trade Show Calendar

February 2016   /  March 2016  /  April 2016  /  May 2016  June 2016 

 Show dates and other information subject to change.
Some shows require fees, membership or pre-registration to attend.
Please contact show management to confirm details.

 



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