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Early Date Pattern, Special Product Spotlights, Candy Show Co-Location Among Winter 2016
Philadelphia Gift Show Highlights

ATLANTA (October 8, 2015) - Offering its loyal Mid-Atlantic and Tri-State retail audience an ideal opportunity to see new introductions, breaking trends, place orders and get first delivery, the winter 2016 edition of the Philadelphia Gift Show returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with an early January 8-11, 2016 date and new Friday-Monday date pattern. Sweetening the pot, the show will also co-locate with the Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show –adding tremendous cross-over buying potential to the full roster of products and services retailers will find when they arrive in January.   

“As the first gift show of the season for Mid-Atlantic and Tri-State retailers, the Philadelphia Gift Show is the perfect place to find all the best new offerings from the top manufacturers and sales representatives in a convenient and cost-effective setting,” explains Dirk von Gal, vice president of Gift, Urban Expositions. “Added to our excitement is our new co-location with the Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show which promises to provide our retailers with countless new opportunities to refresh and enhance their own store offerings. And that’s our promise this winter, to help retailers find all the best new product, for less!”

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: 
Co-Location 133rd Philadelphia National Candy, Gourmet and Gift Show
This Winter, the 133rd Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show will co-locate with the Philadelphia Gift Show here at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Sponsored by the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia, this is America’s largest show dedicated to the retail confectioner. Running from Saturday, January 9 – Monday, January 11 (Philadelphia Gift Show opens Friday, January 8), this event’s versatile selection, including confectionery, candy, chocolate and gourmet specialties, candy-making equipment, packaging and plush items -- offers many complementary buying opportunities for gift retailers. 

Bestsellers, Regional Resources, Local Specialties You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
The Philadelphia Gift Show offers Mid-Atlantic and Tri-State retailers a one-stop shop to get a first-hand look at best-selling product and up-and-coming designs in everything from giftware, decorative accessories, tabletop and fashion accessories, to toys and games, designer/artisan items and more.  With a laser-focus on the region it serves and area retailers’ specialized buying needs, the Philadelphia Gift Show brings together unique artisan designs and other up-and-coming products that are unique to this part of the country. Click here for a list of current exhibitors and lines set for the January 2016 edition.

Special Spotlights
The winter show will feature a full range of resources in virtually every category, with a special product spotlight on key growth areas, including: Souvenir & Resort, Birdwatch & Outdoor Living, Home Accents and Made in the USA.  

Free Buyer Seminar Series: 
Buyers can choose from a host of educational programs touching on a variety of topics and trends, ranging from social media, marketing and more. Visit www.philadelphiagiftshow.com for full seminar schedule and details to be announced soon.  

Complimentary Buyer Breakfast:
Buyers are invited to enjoy a free continental breakfast Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9, 2016.

NEW Retail Prize Giveaways:
Buyers will have the chance to win various prizes from participating exhibitors throughout the show. 

Stay For The Last Day:
Retailers should plan to stay and shop on Monday, January 11, 2016 to enjoy discounts only offered the last day of the show, discounted hotel rates and complimentary buyer lunch! 

Daily Cash Giveaways
Retailers can enter to win daily drawings for $100 cash. Look for more details coming soon.  

SHOW FACTS:

WHEN:  Friday, January 8- Monday, January 11, 2016

WHERE: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, just 5 miles from the King of Prussia Area
              100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. 19456 

SHOW HOURS: 9 am – 6 pm January 8-10; 9 am – 5 pm January 11.

HOTEL DISCOUNTS: Rates as low as $79. Visit travel section | www.philadelphiagiftshow.com or call Connections at 855.246.8722. 

MORE INFO: For exhibitor information, contact Philadelphia Gift Show Director Dean Russo at 203.242.8716, drusso@urban-expo.com; Show Director Jeannie Dorchak at 678.370.0340 and jdorchak@urban-expo.com. For buyer information, visit www.philadelphiagiftshow.com or contact Buyer Relations Director Joceline Arnold at jarnold@urban-expo.com or 678.831.4573.

ABOUT URBAN EXPOSITIONS 
Based in Kennesaw, GA and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 40 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Apparel, Aviation, Halloween | Party, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focusing on the airport concession industry. In addition to its Kennesaw, GA headquarters, Urban has offices in Shelton, CT, Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. www.urban-expo.com | 800.318.2238.

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