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Trade Show Calendar

Trade Show Calendar

December 2016   /  January 2017  /  February 2017  /  March 2017  April 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

April   2017

April 1 – 4  
Life + Style at STYLEMAX
Kidz at STYLEMAX
Chicago, IL
Phone: 800-677-6278
www.stylemaxonline.com

April 2 – 4
GTS Florida Jewelry & Apparel Expo
Kissimmee, FL  (Orlando Area)
Phone: 770-410-9771
www.gtshows.com

April 2 - 4   
Home & Gift EPPS
Itasca, IL
Phone: 440-498-0500
www.ecrm.marketgate.com/Events/ 

April 2 – 4
LA Mart Spring Market
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 800-526-2784
www.lamart.com

April 2 – 4  
Northeast Market Center
Hudson, MA
Phone: 800-435-2775
www.northeastmarketcenter.com

April 3
Super Mondays @ The Denver Mart
Denver, CO
Phone: 303-292-6278
www.denvermart.com

April 3 – 4    
Dallas Market 1st Monday & Tuesday Mini-Market
Dallas, TX
Phone: 214-655-6100
www.dallasmarketcenter.com

April 3 – 5    
Toy EPPS
Itasca, IL
Phone: 440-498-0500
www.ecrm.marketgate.com/Events/ 


April  4 – 7
NY Tabletop Show   
New York, NY
Phone: 800-698-5617
www.230fifthave.com

April 4 – 7  
New York Tabletop Show
New York, NY
Phone: 212-686-1203
www.41madison.com

April 5
AmericasMart Atlanta Market Wednesday  
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-220-3000
www.americasmart.com

April 7 – 8  
Indian Arts & Crafts Assn. Spring Wholesale Market
Albuquerque, NM
Phone: 505-265-9149
www.iaca.com

April 19
The Buyers Cash & Carry
Marlborough, MA
Phone: 717-796-2377
www.marketsquareshows.com

April 20 – 23
Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show
Rosemont, IL (Chicago Area)
Phone: 847-446-8434
www.jfashow.com

April 20 – 23
Specialty Coffee Association Expo       
Seattle, WA
Phone: 562-624-4100
www.scaaevent.org

April 21 – 22

Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.

West Springfield, MA
Phone: 601-879-8832
www.glwshows.com  

April 21 – 23
Hawaii Market Merchandise Expos
Honolulu, HI
Phone: 808-254-1773
www.douglastradeshows.com

April 21 – 23  
Billings Market Association
Billings, MT
Phone: 406-652-6132
www.billingsmarketassoc.com

April 21 – 23  
Kentucky Crafted: The Market  
Lexington, KY
Phone: 502-564-3757
http://artscouncil.ky.gov/

April 21 – 24  
MSA Conference & Expo
Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 215-320-4667
www.museumstoreassociation.org

April 22 – 24
Petoskey Gift, Gourmet & Souvenir Show
Petoskey, MI
Phone: 586-775-3326
www.petoskeygiftshow.com

April 22 – 25  
Ireland Show Secaucus
Secaucus, NJ

Phone: (International Number)
011-353-44-934-8791
www.irelandshowsecaucus.com

April 22 – 26
High Point Market
High Point, NC
Phone: 336-869-1000
www.highpointmarket.org

April 23 – 24
Michigan Women’s Wear Market
Livonia, MI
Phone: 248-348-7777
www.metromichiganww.com

April 23 – 25   
Valentine’s Day Candy Boutique EPPS
Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 440-498-0500
www.ecrm.marketgate.com/Events/ 

April 23 – 25    
Northern Michigan Gift & Souvenir Show
Harbor Springs, MI
Phone: 231-526-1270
www.nmgiftshow.com

April 23 – 25   
Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home & Accessory Show
Minnetonka, MN
Phone: 952-932-7200
www.mplsmart.com

April 24
Northeast Market Center
Hudson, MA
Phone: 800-435-2775
www.northeastmarketcenter.com

April 28 – 30
Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair
Memphis, TN
Phone: 630-241-9865
www.gift2jewelry.com

April 29 – 30
Columbus MarketPlace
Dublin, OH
Phone: 614-339-5100
www.thecolumbusmarketplace.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

December 2016   /  January 2017  /  February 2017  /  March 2017  April 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



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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