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Trade Show Calendar

Trade Show Calendar

August 2015   /  September 2015  /  October 2015  /  November 2015  December 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

September  2015


September 1 (plus September 8, 15, & 22)
Market Tuesdays LA Mart
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 800-526-2784
www.lamart.com

September 1 (plus September 8, 15, & 22)
California Market Center – Market Tuesdays   
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-630-3600
www.californiamarketcenter.com

September 2
Heritage Markets Cash & Carry Wholesale Shows
Knoxville, TN
Phone: 248-634-4151
www.heritagemarkets.com

September 9 - 11
The Merchandise Center
Schiller Park, IL (Chicago Area)
Phone: 847-233-9519

September 10 – 11
All American Furniture Expo
Lancaster, PA
Phone: 717-393-6466
www.allamericanfurnitureexpo.com

September 10 – 12  
Surf Expo
Orlando, FL
Phone: 678-781-7900
www.surfexpo.com

September 10 – 12   
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market
Dallas, TX
Phone: 214-655-6100
www.dallasmarketcenter.com

September 10 – 13     
Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.
Tucson, AZ
Phone: 601-879-8832
www.glwshows.com 

September 10 – 13
Best Bead Show
Tucson, AZ
Phone: 610-241-8329
www.bestbeadshow.com

September 11 – 12
OASIS Gift Show
Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 602-952-2050
www.oasis.org

September 11 – 13  
Denver International Western/English
Apparel & Equipment Market
Denver, CO
Phone: 800-295-1041
www.denver-wesa.org

September 12 – 14  
Norton Apparel, Jewelry, Gift & Variety Market
Gatlinburg, TN
Phone: 865-436-6151
www.nortonshows.com

September 13 – 14  
New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Shows
Sturbridge, MA
Phone: 207-781-5756
www.nemadeshows.com

September 14 – 18
School & Office Supplies
Orlando, FL

Phone: 440-498-0500
www.ecrm.marketgate.com/Events/

September 16 – 18  
Atlanta Fall Gift, Home Furnishings & Gourmet Market
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-220-3000
www.americasmart.com

September 16 – 19
Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore, MD

Phone: 303-390-1776
www.expoeast.com

September 16 – 19   
Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 678-285-3976
www.urban-expo.com

September 16 – 20   
International Fashion Jewelry & Accessory Show
Miami, FL
Phone: 401-295-4564
www.jewelrytradeshows.com

September 17 – 20
Intergem Gem & Jewelry Show
Denver, CO

Phone: 301-294-1640
www.intergem.com

September 18
Heritage Markets Cash & Carry Wholesale Shows
Springfield, IL
Phone: 248-634-4151
www.heritagemarkets.com

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

September 18 – 20  
Billings Market Association
Billings, MT
Phone: 406-652-6132
www.billingsmarketassoc.com

September 18 – 20
Hawaii Market Merchandise Expo
Honolulu, HI
Phone: 808-254-1773
www.douglastradeshows.com

September 19 – 21    
Northwest Market Association Show

Tigard (Portland Area), OR
Phone 425-402-9886
www.northwestmarket.org

September 20 – 21
Metro-Michigan Women's Wear Market
Livonia, Michigan
Phone: 248-348-7777
www.MetroMichiganWW.com

September 20 – 22
Northeast Market Center Show
Hudson, MA
Phone: 800-435-2775
www.northeastmarketcenter.com

September 20 – 22   
Celtic Marketplace Trade Show
Lombard, IL (Chicago Area)
Phone: 201-842-9922
www.celticshow.com

September 20 – 22    
Christian Product Expo (CPE)  
Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville area)
Phone: 800-868-4388
www.cpeshow.com

September 20 – 23
Candy Planning: Everyday & Summer Seasonal
Chandler, AZ (Phoenix area)

Phone: 440-498-0500
www.ecrm.marketgate.com/Events/  

September 21
Buyers Cash & Carry
Madison, WI
Phone: 717-796-2377
www.marketsquareshows.com

September 21
Minneapolis Mart Monster Monday
Minnetonka, MN
Phone: 952-932-7200
www.mplsmart.com

September 26 – 28
GTS Florida Jewelry & Apparel Expo
Kissimmee, FL (Orlando Area)
Phone: 770-410-9771
www.gtshows.com

September 26 – 28
Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-365-4152
www.CharlotteGiftShow.com

September 27 – 28  
Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 601-879-8832
www.glwshows.com

September 27 – 29
Columbus MarketPlace
Columbus, OH
Phone: 614-339-5100
www.thecolumbusmarketplace.com 

September 27 – 29
Fall Market   
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 800-526-2784
www.lamart.com


September 27 – 29
Los Angeles Gift & Home Fall Market
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213-630-3600
www.californiamarketcenter.com

September 28 – October 1  
NY Home Fashions Market
New York, NY
Phone: 800-698-5617
www.230fifthave.com

September 29 – October 1
Wild Bird Expo
Mexico, MO
Phone: 888-985-2473
www.wildbirdexpo.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

August 2015   /  September 2015  /  October 2015  /  November 2015  December 2015 

 Show dates and other information subject to change.
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Please contact show management to confirm details.

 



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