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Trade Show Calendar

Trade Show Calendar

April 2014   /  May 2014  /  June 2014  /  July 2014  August 2014 

 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

May  2014
 
May 1 – 2  
Chicago Gift Market: Spring Sample Sale  
Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-527-4141
www.ShopChicagoMarket.com
 
May 1 – 4  
ART Conference 2014 - Creative Home Furnishings Network
San Diego, CA
Phone: 704-376-4278   
www.accessoriesresourceteam.org
 
May 2 – 4  
Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Phone: 601-879-8832
www.glwshows.com
 
May 3 – 5
TNNA – Needlework Market  
Indianapolis, IN
Phone: 800-889-8662
www.tnna.org


May 3 – 5
GTS Greensboro Expo
Greensboro, NC
Phone: 770-410-9771
www.gtshows.com
 

May 4 – 7
International Fashion Jewelry & Accessory Show
New York, NY
Phone: 401-295-4564
www.jewelrytradeshows.com
 
May 5
Denver Merchandise Mart Super Monday
Denver, CO
Phone: 303-292-6278
www.denvermart.com
 
May 5
Pacific Market Center – Super Monday Market
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-767-6800
www.pacificmarketcenter.com

 
May 5 (plus May 19)
Northeast Market Center  - Market Monday
Hudson, MA
Phone: 800-435-2775
www.northeastmarketcenter.com

 
May 5 – 6
Dallas Market Center - 1st Monday & Tuesday Mini-Market
Dallas, TX
Phone: 214-655-6100
www.dallasmarketcenter.com

 
May 6 (plus May 13, 20, & 27)
California Market Center – Market Tuesdays
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-630-3600
www.californiamarketcenter.com
 
May 6 (plus May 13, 20, & 27)
Market Tuesdays at L.A. Mart
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 800-LAMART-4
www.lamart.com

 
May 9 – 11     
Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.
Franklin, NC
Phone: 601-879-8832
www.glwshows.com
 
May 9 – 11
Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair
Memphis, TN
Phone: 630-241-9865
www.gift2jewelry.com
 
May 13
Heritage Markets Cash & Carry Wholesale Shows
Ft. Wayne, IN
Phone: 248-634-4151  
www.heritagemarkets.com
 
May 16 – 18  
International Quilt Market
Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 713-781-6864
www.quilts.com
 
May 16 – 18
West Coast Gem & Mineral Show – Spring
Santa Ana, CA
Phone: 505-867-0425
www.mzexpos.com
 
May 16 – 19
International Jewelry Fair/General Merchandise Show
New Orleans, LA
Phone: 630-241-9865
www.gift2jewelry.com
 
May 18 – 21
230 Fifth Ave. Stationery Show 
New York, NY
Phone: 800-698-5617
www.230fifthave.com

 
May 18 – 21  
National Stationery Show
New York, NY
Phone: 800-272-SHOW
www.nationalstationeryshow.com
 
May 18 – 24    
7 W New York Stationery Week
New York, NY
Phone: 212-279-6063
www.7wnewyork.com
 
May 19
Minneapolis Mart Monster Monday 
Minnetonka, MN
Phone: 952-932-7200
www.mplsmart.com

 
May 20 – 22
All Baby & Child Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Phone: 210-691-4848  
www.allbabyandchildsec.com
 
May 20 – 22
Sweets & Snacks Expo 
Chicago, IL
Phone: 202-534-1440
www.sweetsandsnacks.com
 
May 21 – 22
Karel’s Furniture & Accessory Market  
Long Beach, CA
Phone: 305-792-9990
www.kemexpo.com 

 
May 26 – 29
The G.L.D.A. Gem & Jewelry Show  
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 301-294-1640
www.glda.com

 
May 28 – 31
BookExpo America
New York, NY
Phone: 800-840-5614
www.bookexpoamerica.com

May 28 – 31
BookExpo America
New York, NY
Phone: 800-698-5617
www.230fifthave.com 

 
May 29 – 31
World Tea Expo / Healthy Beverage Expo  
Long Beach, CA
Phone: 702-253-1893
www.worldteaexpo.com
 
May 29 – June 2
American Gem Trade Assn. – Gemfair
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 214-742-4367
www.agta.org

 
May 30 – June 2
JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 800-257-3626
www.jckonline.com
 
 
Check The Gift Biz Buzz
Trade Show Calendar Often
For Updated Information.  
 
 

 

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

April 2014   /  May 2014  /  June 2014  /  July 2014  August 2014 

 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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