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URBAN NEWS BRIEF

PANAMA CITY BEACH GIFT SHOW RETURNS TO BOARDWALK BEACH RESORT WITH NEW DATE PATTERN, FRESH NEW RESOURCES FOR TOURIST TRADE
 

ATLANTA, GA (July 2, 2015) – Offering retailers from the Florida Panhandle to New Orleans an opportunity to get a jump on their spring/summer 2016 resort buying, the Panama City Beach Gift Show returns to the Boardwalk Beach Resort for the October 13-15, 2015 edition.  Moving to a Tuesday through Thursday schedule, the annual event brings retailers a versatile selection custom-tailored to the buying interests of the Gulf Coast tourist trade.

The Boardwalk Beach Resort location puts exhibitors and attendees at the heart of everything Panama City Beach has to offer, including restaurants, beachfront, entertainment venues and more.  As a result, retailers will have the chance to explore the best mix of products, in a convenient, relaxed and cost-effective environment. 

Among the highlights:

New Date Pattern: For 2015, the show moves from a Wednesday – Friday format to a Tuesday - Thursday schedule.

Customized Show Selection Reflects Buying Interests of Florida Panhandle & Gulf Coast: Show attendees can see the best selection of resort and tourist merchandise so close to home, including: souvenirs, beach items, resort wear, T-shirts, general giftware, logo products, fashion accessories, shell items, coastal and nautical themed products, toys and games and much more.   Among the leading firms already committed for 2015 include: American Gift Corp., Barry-Owen Company, Beach Club Promotions, Blair Cedar & Novelty Works, Bobby Merritt & Associates, City Paper Company, Cruz Accessories, The Duck Company, Designs Unlimited, Dorfman Pacific, Eagle Products, Gattuso Distributing, Gift Depot, Global Seashells Industries, Goldfarb-Fischer Novelty, Jacobson Hats, J.D. Yeatts & Sons, Koppes Kandles, Noveltex, Rhode Island Novelty/Adventure Planet/MistCo, Safari, Ltd., and Strand Imports. See website for the most up-to-date listing.

Buy More. Spend Less. Stay Local.
Urban Expositions has negotiated discounted hotel and condo rates at the Boardwalk Beach Resort in Panama City Beach for added attendee convenience. Retailers can take advantage of these low rates by calling the Boardwalk Beach Resort at 800.224.4853, press 1 for Reservations.  Please mention that you are making a group reservation for Panama City Beach Gift Show 2015 | Book ID #7026.   

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
For exhibitor information on the Panama City Beach Gift Show, contact Matt Miller, show manager, Urban Expositions, 1690 Roberts Blvd NW, Suite 111, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Telephone: 678.370.0343 or 1.800.318.2238 ext. 343. Fax: 678.285.7469. Email: mmiller@urban-expo.com

ATTENDEE INFORMATION
For show information or to pre-register, buyers can call Cece Lee at 678.370.0332 or 1.800.318.2238 ext. 332. Fax: 678.285.7469. Email: clee@urban-expo.com. For more information visit www.panamacitybeachgiftshow.com.

PANAMA CITY BEACH GIFT SHOW FAST FACTS
WHEN:           Tuesday, October 13 – Thursday, October 15, 2015
WHERE:         Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9400 S Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
HOURS:         9 am – 5 pm, Tuesday - Wednesday; 9 am – 3 pm, Thursday
MORE INFO:  www.panamacitybeachgiftshow.com | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238

ABOUT URBAN EXPOSITIONS
Urban Expositions, which is based in Kennesaw, GA, produces and manages a portfolio of 35 events covering six sectors. Urban Expositions was founded in 1995 with the Philadelphia Gift Show and built its business in the regional gift and souvenir industries. In 2008, Urban began to diversify outside of Gift & Souvenir and now produces events in sectors including Art, Aviation, Foodservice, and Gaming. Urban also produces one publication, Airport Revenue News, focused on the airport concession industry. Outside of Kennesaw, Urban also has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, as well as many remote employees based in areas that are rich with customers. For more information, visit www.urban-expo.com

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