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Trade Show Calendar

Trade Show Calendar

September 2014   /  October 2014  /  November 2014  /  December 2014  January 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 October   2014


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

October 2 – 5
I Hobby Expo
Schaumburg, IL (Chicago Area)
Phone: 630-444-7372
www.ihobbyexpo.com

October 3 – 5
Best Bead Show
Miami, FL
Phone: 610-241-8329
www.bestbeadshow.com
 
October 3 – 5  
Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.
Detroit, MI
Phone: 601-879-8832
www.glwshows.com
 
October 4 – 6    
GTS Greensboro Gift & Jewelry Show
Greensboro, NC
Phone: 770-410-9771
www.gtshows.com

 
October 5
Buyers Cash & Carry Marlborough
Marlborough, MA
Phone: 717-796-2377
www.marketsquareshows.com

October 5 – 7
Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home & Accessory Show
Minnetonka, MN
Phone: 952-932-7200
www.mplsmart.com

 
October 6
Super Monday Denver Mart
Denver, CO
Phone: 303-292-6278
www.denvermart.com

October 6
Northeast Market Center - Market Monday
Hudson, MA
Phone: 800-435-2775
www.northeastmarketcenter.com

 
October 6 – 7  
Dallas Market 1st Monday & Tuesday Mini-Market
Dallas, TX
Phone: 800-DAL-MKTS
www.dallasmarketcenter.com

 
October 6 – 7
Pacific Market Center – Fall Buying Event   
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-767-6800
www.pacificmarketcenter.com

October 6 – 10

NY Kids Market Week
New York, NY
Phone: 212-695-2300    
www.nykidsmarket.net

October 7 – 9
Wild Bird Expo
Mexico, MO
Phone: 888-985-2473
www.wildbirdexpo.com 

 
October 7, 14, 21 & 28
Market Tuesday LA Mart
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 800-LAMART-4
www.lamart.com

October 10 – 11
Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.
West Springfield, MA
Phone: 601-879-8832
www.glwshows.com

October 10 – 12

Natural Products Expo NorthWest
Seattle, WA
Phone: 360-385-1186
www.npanw.org
 
October 12 – 15
California Market Center – LA Kids Market
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-630-3683
www.californiamarketcenter.com


October 13 – 15 
Galveston Gift & Resort Merchandise Show
Galveston, TX
Phone: 678-285-3976
www.urban-expo.com

 
October 14 – 15
Heritage Markets Cash & Carry Wholesale Shows
Columbus, OH
Phone: 248-634-4151
www.heritagemarkets.com

October 17 – 18

Indian Arts & Crafts Assn. Wholesale Market
Albuquerque, NM
Phone: 505-265-9149
www.iaca.com
 
October 17 – 19
Coffee Fest
Portland, OR
Phone: 425-295-3300
www.coffeefest.com  

October 17 – 19  
Portland Christmas Cash & Carry Gift Show
Portland, OR
Phone: 678-285-3976
www.urban-expo.com
 

October 18 – 20
Kidz at STYLEMAX
Chicago, IL
Phone: 800-677-6278
www.kidzatstylemax.com
 

October 18 – 23    
High Point Market
High Point, NC
Phone: 336-869-1000
www.highpointmarket.org

October 19
Northeast Market Center – Resort / Coastal Show
Hudson, MA
Phone: 800-435-2775
www.northeastmarketcenter.com

 
October 19 – 21
Children's Club
New York, NY
Phone: 212-951-6600
www.enkshows.com

October 19 - 23                                        
Thailand BIG + BIH Fairs
Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: 323-466-9645

October 21 & 28
California Market Center – Market Tuesdays
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-630-3683
www.californiamarketcenter.com
 

October 21 – 22
Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.
Asheville, NC
Phone: 601-879-8832
www.glwshows.com
 

October 21 – 24
NY Tabletop Show
New York, NY
Phone: 800-698-5617
www.230fifthave.com

October 21 – 24   
The New York Tabletop Show
New York, NY
Phone: 212-686-1203
www.41madison.com

October 22
Buyers Cash & Carry Valley Forge
Oaks, PA
Phone: 717-796-2377
www.marketsquareshows.com

October 22 – 24
Gulf Coast Gift Show
Panama City, FL
Phone: 678-285-3976
www.urban-expo.com

October 24 – 26     
Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Phone: 601-879-8832
www.glwshows.com

October 25 – 27

International Quilt Market
Houston, TX
Phone: 713-781-6864
www.quilts.com

October 26 – 28
NW Trend Show
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-767-9200
www.nwtrendshow.com

 
October 26 – 28
JA Special Delivery New York
New York, NY
Phone: 240-439-2983
www.ja-newyork.com


October 27 – 28

Americas Food & Beverage Show
Miami Beach, FL
Phone: 305-871-7910
www.americasfoodandbeverage.com

October 28 – 30
Atlanta Immediate Delivery Show
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-220-3000
www.americasmart.com


October 29 – 30
Heritage Markets Cash & Carry Wholesale Shows
Gettysburg, PA
Phone: 248-634-4151
www.heritagemarkets.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

September 2014   /  October 2014  /  November 2014  /  December 2014  January 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.

 



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