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Trade Show Calendar

Trade Show Calendar

January 2017   /  February 2017  /  March 2017  /  April 2017  May 2017 

 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

 

February   2017

February 1
Atlanta Market Wednesday  
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-220-3000
www.americasmart.com

February 1 – 4
JCK Tucson
Tucson, AZ
Phone: 203-840-5684
www.jcktucson.com

February 2 – 5
Billings Market Association  
Billings, MT
Phone: 406-652-6132
www.billingsmarketassoc.com

February 4 – 8
NY NOW - the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift
New York, NY

Phone: 800-272-SHOW  
www.nynow.com

February 4 – 8
NY NOW - the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift 
New York, NY

Phone: 800-698-5617       
www.230fifthave.com 

February 5 – 6
Metro-Michigan Women’s Wear Market
Livonia, MI
Phone 248-348-7777
www.metromichiganww.com

February 5 – 7
Market Square Wholesale Shows
Oaks, PA
Phone: 717-796-2377
www.marketsquareshows.com

February 5 – 7
Christian Product Expo
Hershey, PA
Phone: 727-596-7625 
www.cpeshow.com

February 5 – 8
Educational Supplies EPPS 
Braselton, GA
Phone: 440-498-0500
www.ecrm.marketgate.com/Events/

February 6
Super Mondays @ The Denver Mart
Denver, CO
Phone: 303-292-6278
www.denvermart.com

February 6 – 7  
Dallas Market 1st Monday & Tuesday Mini-Market
Dallas, TX
Phone: 214-655-6100
www.dallasmarketcenter.com

February 10 – 12
Memphis Gift & Jewelry Show 
Memphis, TN
Phone: 630-241-9865
www.gift2jewelry.com

February 12 – 14
Playtime New York        
New York, NY
Phone: 212-563-7301
www.playtimenewyork.com

February 15 – 20
LA Mart Winter Market 
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 800-526-2784
www.lamart.com

February 17 – 20
California Marketplace & Kentia Collective
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 678-285-3976
www.urban-expo.com

February 18 – 20
Charlotte International Equestrian Market
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 513-422-2468
www.hopperexpos.com


February 18 – 20
American Craft Retailers Expo ( ACRE )  
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 888-427-2381

www.acrephiladelphia.com

February 18 – 21   
Toy Fair
New York, NY
Phone: 800-698-5617
www.230fifthave.com

February 18 – 21  
Toy Fair NY
New York, NY
Phone: 212-675-1141
www.toyassociation.org 

February 19 – 20  
Louisville Gift Show
Louisville, KY (Shepherdsville, KY) 
Phone: 773-551-9566
www.louisvillegiftshow.com

February 19 – 21  
Columbus MarketPlace
Dublin, OH (Columbus Area)

Phone: 614-339-5100
www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com  

February 19 – 22
Candy Planning: Christmas & Halloween   
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 440-498-0500
www.ecrm.marketgate.com/Events/

February 21 – 23   
Children's Club            
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 212-600-3000
www.enkshows.com

February 21 – 23
Accessories The Show
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 212-686-4412
www.accessoriestheshow.com

February 21 – 24
Snack & Dry Grocery Plus Coffee, Tea & Cocoa
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 440-498-0500
www.ecrm.marketgate.com/Events/

February 21 – 24
International Fashion Jewelry & Accessory Show
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 843-651-4543
www.jewelrytradeshows.com

February 22 – 23   
Keystone Wholesale Shows
York, PA
Phone: 717-435-8686
www.keystonewholesalemarkets.com

February 22 – 23
American Craft Council Wholesale Show  
Baltimore, MD
Phone: 800-836-3470
www.craftcouncil.org  

February 22 – 27
Rocky Mountain Gift Show At The Denver Mart
Denver, CO
Phone: 303-292-6278
www.denvermart.com

February 26 – 28
Lansing Gift Show
Lansing, MI                
Phone: 231-526-1270
www.lansinggiftshow.com

February 26 – 28
Northeast Market Center February Show
Hudson, MA
Phone: 800-435-2775
www.northeastmarketcenter.com

February 27 – March 1
Upstate New York Gift Expo
Verona, NY
Phone: 315-735-4877
www.upstatenygiftexpo.com



  
 

 



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

 

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

January 2017   /  February 2017  /  March 2017  /  April 2017  May 2017 

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



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