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Trade Show Calendar

Trade Show Calendar

November 2014   /  December 2014  /  January 2015  /  February 2015  March 2015 

 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
December  2014
  
December 1
Denver Mart Super Monday Market Day
Denver, CO
Phone: 303-292-6278
www.denvermart.com

December 1 – 2
Dallas Market 1st Monday & Tuesday Mini-Market
Dallas, TX
Phone: 214-655-6100
www.dallasmarketcenter.com
 
December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
California Market Center – Market Tuesdays
  
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-630-3683
www.californiamarketcenter.com
 
December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
LA Mart Market Tuesday
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 800-LAMART-4
www.lamart.com
 
December 3
AmericasMart Atlanta Market Wednesday
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-220-3000
www.americasmart.com

December 4 – 7   
Southeast Natural Products Show  
Orlando, FL
Phone: 727-846-0320
southeastnpa.org
 
December 6 – 8    
Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-365-4152
www.CharlotteGiftShow.com
 
December 6 – 8
GTS Greensboro Gift & Jewelry Show
Greensboro, NC
Phone: 770-410-9771
www.gtshows.com
 
December 7 – 9  
Candy Planning: Halloween EPPS
Orlando, FL
Phone: 440-498-0500
www.ecrm.marketgate.com/Events/
 
December 7 – 10    
Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show
Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: 678-285-3976
www.urban-expo.com
 
December 9 – 11   
International Halloween Show
New York, NY
Phone: 856-439-0500  

www.hiaonline.org

December 12 – 14   
Baton Rouge Jewelry & Merchandise Show
Baton Rouge, LA
Phone: 630-241-9865
www.gift2jewelry.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

November 2014   /  December 2014  /  January 2015  /  February 2015  March 2015 

 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.

 



Trade Show Managers –

You can receive more information on how you might be included in the Gift Biz Buzz™ Trade Show Calendar page. Let us know about your show dates and other industry related events.

 

Please contact us for details on how we can help you reach the lucrative gift market with show coverage and advertising on this Trade Show Calendar page or the Gift Biz Buzz™ category pages.

 



Gift Biz Buzz is an online buyers guide, directory, resource and trade magazine serving gift shop retailers with business news featuring greeting cards, jewelry, stationery, gift wrap, primitive designs, candles, toys, country products, games, kids products, decorative products, fancy gourmet foods, baby products, holiday products, giftware products, folk art gifts, pet accessories, home and garden accessories plus info about gift trade shows, expos, fairs, conventions, festivals, workshops, association seminars and conferences.



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