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AmericasMart, Las Vegas Market announce blockbuster retail trade show merger

International Market Centers (“IMC”) and AmericasMart [Atlanta] (“AmericasMart”), two best-in-class operators in the furniture, gift, home décor, rug and apparel B2B industries, have entered into an agreement to form the world’s largest owner and operator of premier showroom space. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined corporate entity, which will operate under the name “International Market Centers,” will own and operate nearly 20 million square feet of permanent showroom space in Las…  » Read more

Strong International Influence at Winter NYIGF

Nearly 400 companies representing 43 countries around the world will participate in the winter edition of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), Jan. 26-30, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal’s Piers 92 & 94. Most of these companies will be grouped together in 12 government-sponsored pavilions or organized groups, located in three of NYIGF’s ten divisions. Several others will participate in Artisan Resource, a GLM tradeshow running…  » Read more

Boston Gift Show Returns March 17-20

The Boston Gift Show is returning to its Sunday opening pattern at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, March 17-20, and will offer New England retailers an opportunity to explore the best mix of products and services in a convenient, relaxed and cost effective environment. Highlights for the March 2013 Boston Gift Show include deeply discounted hotel rates for buyers starting at $87; an expanded selection conveniently categorized into the Gifts Etc., Souvenir Source, Handcrafted…  » Read more

Toy Fair Brings Specialty Playthings to New York City

Taking place from Sunday, Feb. 10 to Wednesday, Feb. 13, the 110th annual American International Toy Fair in New York City is the “must-attend” event for anyone interested in the $21.87 billion U.S. toy marketplace. As the largest toy and youth product exhibition in the Western Hemisphere, Toy Fair annually draws more than 10,000 forward-looking retailers from around the world to see new products on display by more than 1,000 innovative toy companies. “Buyers from…  » Read more

IGES/SSS Announces Newest Additional Exhibit Location for 2013

The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies (IGES) and Souvenir Super Show (SSS) are inviting retailers to join the celebration in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tenn. Nov. 5-9, 2013  for the start of a new trade show era in the Smoky Mountains. With the Grand Opening of the newest IGES/SSS exhibit location, the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, there will be approximately 1,300 premium booths between Sevierville and Pigeon Forge with an additional room to…  » Read more

NYIGF Expands Categories for Winter 2013 Market

As a result of both greater demand from companies seeking access to the New York market, as well as subtle shifts to the exhibit floor layout, the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) is on track to sell-out the winter 2013 edition, Jan. 26-30, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 & 94.  There will be increased numbers of new, handmade and gourmet housewares resources at the…  » Read more

New Date Pattern, Expanded Selection for Smoky Mountain Gift Show

Re-engineered by leading tradeshow management company, Urban Expositions, the Smoky Mountain Gift Show returns Nov. 7-10, 2012 to the Gatlinburg Convention Center with an even bigger product selection featuring top name lines from leading manufacturers, enhanced buyer services and a spirit of fun and hospitality that defined the show at its prime. “Since acquiring the show in 2011, we’ve focused our efforts on rebuilding and enhancing the Smoky Mountain Gift Show,” said Doug Miller, president,…  » Read more

Urban Expositions Brings New Vision to California Gift Show

As the first edition under Urban Expositions management, the Jan. 25-28, 2013 California Gift Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center will welcome an expanded exhibitor base, including established industry leaders, emerging newcomers and two new product categories custom-tailored to the Southern California lifestyle — Boardwalk and Outdoor Living.  Free parking for buyers, discounted hotel rates, a full-scale educational program and a host of other new buyer services further enhance the offerings buyers will find…  » Read more

HPE Assembling an Exciting Slate of Speakers

The Education/Demo Center will return to the Halloween & Party Expo Jan. 19-23 and will feature a full slate of refreshing, relevant and rewarding sessions and demonstrations that will emphasize ways to improve and maximize your party, costume and Halloween business.   One of last year’s most positively reviewed presenters was nationally-recognized retail speaker and trainer, Anne Obarski of Merchandise Concepts, and she will be back to present two new sessions: Retail Business is Show…  » Read more

Return of the West Coast Event and Balloon Arts Convention

West Coast Event Productions has announced the return of West Coast Event and Balloon Arts Convention (WCE&BAC) July 25-28 at the Hilton Long Beach, in Long Beach, Calif.   “We’ve had such a fantastic response and feedback from both WCE&BAC 2009 and 2011 that we’re returning in 2013,” said Amanda Armstrong, executive producer.   This three-day event will offer a full range of new classes for the balloon artist and event decorator and a variety…  » Read more