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BOSTON GIFT SHOW HIGHLIGHTS NEW ENGLAND’S NEWEST --APRIL 2-5, 2016

 

ATLANTA, GA (November 12, 2015) –Custom-tailored to the local and tourist New England retail market, the Boston Gift Show returns to  the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center April 2-5, 2016 with a versatile selection of brand new designs, including  giftware, home accessories, gourmet, artisan crafts, souvenir and resort resources for the region’s retail buying ordering needs.

 

“The Boston Gift Show is the sourcing answer for any New England retailer seeking fresh new finds to differentiate their store, attract attention and sales,” said Dirk von Gal, industry vice president of gift, Urban Expositions.  “That’s because we’ve worked to create a one-stop resource for brand new designs, artisan crafts and unique styles – all carefully curated to reflect the interests of the New England consumer.  Our buyers know they’ll find everything they need – so close to home.” 

 

New England retailers will have the opportunity to explore hundreds of lines conveniently organized into five product sectors on the show floor, including:  Gifts Etc., Souvenir Source, Makers’ Market, Made In New England and Treasures to Go (immediate delivery).

 

Among the highlights for the April 2016 Boston Gift Show:


NEW EXPRESSPASS™ REGISTRATION  AND PARKING REBATE To make attendee registration and entry as easy as possible, while also ensuring the wholesale integrity of the event, the Boston Gift Show is offering a new, easy ExpressPass™ registration. Rather than receiving a badge in advance by mail, retailers can receive an ExpressPass™ via email to scan with onsite readers and quickly print out badge(s) when they arrive at the show. To pre-register for the Boston Gift Show and receive the ExpressPass™, retailers can visit www.bostongiftshow.com to complete the online registration process.

 

Retailers who pre-register online for the new ExpressPass™ can also take advantage of a special parking rebate. To redeem it, they need to present their ExpressPass™, buyer badge and parking receipt at the show information desk onsite to receive a rebate of up to $5.


SEE NEW RESOURCES AT THE BOSTON GIFT SHOW
The Boston Gift Show is attracting a number of new, first-time exhibitors, including Darice, Global Printing & Packaging, Goldmax Int'l Pvt.Ltd., Greenwich Bay Trading Co., Kristy Jane, Life Ponderings, NuAmerican, Odomap & Historical Posters, Pretzel & Monkey LLC, Stylish Accents LLC, The World's Best Box, and Whimsy Collages. This is an early sampling of new exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to check the website for an updated listing.
 

MAKERS’ MARKET
Bringing together artisans and designers showcasing hand-styled crafts in all media and across all categories, the Makers' Market product section will connect retailers looking for unique designs and artisans who make them. Retailers will find a selection of domestic and international designs, including tabletop, ceramics, textiles, home decor, jewelry and more.  Buyers are invited to vote for the show’s new "Best Maker" and explore special spotlight on American-made designs.
 


SOUVENIR SOURCE
The Boston Gift Show is the perfect one-stop-shop for retailers seeking the New England souvenir and resource resources.  The show’s Souvenir Source section includes a versatile selection of destination, resort and tourist merchandise, souvenirs, t-shirts, coastal and nautical, logo products, shell items, jewelry/fashion accessories, toys/games and more.

 

TREASURES TO GO
Treasures to Go will feature a vast selection of jewelry, fashion accessories and other treasures available for immediate delivery to the trade.

                                                                              

ONSITE BUYER SERVICES
The Boston Gift Show offers a full roster of buyer services and amenities including:


Goody Bag Giveaways - The first 100 stores to arrive at the show on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 will receive a special tote bag filled with product from many of the show’s exhibitors.

Specials & New Product Displays – Retailers will have a chance to save on their show orders with participating exhibitors. Many exhibitors will offer various savings on their lines and other discounts during the show. Attendees can also visit the new exhibitor product preview area to discover brand new lines on the show floor.
                                                                             

EXHIBITOR/ATTENDEE INFORMATION
For exhibitor information, contact show director Erica Davidson at 678.370.0347 or edavidson@urban-expo.com or sales manager Russ Turner at 678.370.0350 or rturner@urban-expo.com.  For attendee information, contact John Motondo at 312.470.1167 or jmotondo@urban-expo.com


BOSTON GIFT SHOW FAST FACTS
WHEN:     Saturday, April 2 – Tuesday, April 5, 2016
WHERE:   Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - Hall C, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
HOURS:   9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday – Monday; 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, Tuesday
MORE INFO: 
www.bostongiftshow.com | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238

 

DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATES
Visit the travel section on the show’s website – www.bostongiftshow.com or call Connections Housing at 855.246.8722.

 

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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