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LAMKT | IT'S ALL NEW HERE

NEW NAME, NEW DATE PATTERN, NEW SHOW FLOOR, NEW RESOURCES FOR FORMER CALIFORNIA GIFT SHOW

ATLANTA (October 12, 2015) - Rebranded LAMKT, the former California Gift Show will open January 30 – February 2, 2016 with a new show floor layout, a new Saturday–Tuesday date pattern and a host of new product resources at the Los Angeles Convention Center’s South Hall. The show has undergone a complete transformation to bring Western region retailers a versatile product assortment - featuring top name lines, new product categories, California-made specialties, expanded global styles and artisan designs – all on one easy-to-navigate show floor. Backed by a promotional alliance with the LA Mart, the winter market will bring the best in new product resources to the West Coast retail audience. 

“Retailers are consistently looking for new, local resources to stay one step ahead of the competition,” says Dirk von Gal, vice president of gift, Urban Expositions. “And that’s exactly what we’re going to give them. Our goal is to provide a trade show that meets the needs of our Southern California and western region retailers. We’re bringing together even more California-made products and also continuing to grow our world style sector to satisfy every facet of our customer base.”

Winter 2016 Show Highlights:

 

UNITED WE BRAND
The growing selection at LAMKT (January 30 – February 2, 2016) comes together with the permanent showrooms at the LA Mart (January 28 – February 2, 2016) to offer western region retailers the top gift and home market in the west. Both venues will honor the other's admission badges and provide complimentary shuttle service from select host hotels and between both venues.

 


IT’S ALL IN SOUTH HALL 
Now housed entirely in the South Hall, the dynamic, expanded show floor will offer easier navigation and improved categorization of products, including Gifts, Design LA, Makers’ Market, Personal Style, Boardwalk, World Style, Vintage and Jewelry Cash & Carry. Retailers can also look for the new “California Dreamin’” spotlight, featuring California-made products as well as the show’s popular global resources, offering international styles and unique designs only found at LAMKT. 

NEW EXPRESSPASS™ REGISTRATION AND PARKING REBATE FOR PRE-REGISTERED BUYERS 
To make registration as easy and hassle–free as possible, buyers can now take advantage of ExpressPass™ registration. Simply log on to www.la-mkt.com, complete the application and receive an ExpressPass™ via email to bring to the show, scan with onsite readers and quickly print out the admission badge. As an added bonus, buyers who pre-register for the ExpressPass™ are eligible for a $10 rebate on parking at the Los Angeles Convention Center lots (offer valid only from January 30 - February 2, 2016). Buyers can look for more information coming soon.

SHOW AMENITIES
Retailers can also take advantage of show specials offered by exhibitors, including discounts, free freight and more. And, to help them plan their buying schedule, attendees can visit the special Launching Pad and other Product Preview displays in the registration area before stepping on to the show floor. 

EXHIBITOR/ATTENDEE INFORMATION
Visit www.la-mkt.com for the latest show news. For more information on exhibiting, contact Dirk von Gal at 678-370-0345 or dvongal@urban-expo.com. For information on attending, contact Joceline Arnold at 678.831.4573 or jarnold@urban-expo.com

CALIFORNIA GIFT SHOW FAST FACTS
WHEN:          Saturday, January 30 – Tuesday, February 2, 2016
WHERE:         Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall
HOURS:         9 am – 6 p.m., Saturday - Monday; 9 am – 3 pm, Tuesday
MORE INFO:  www.la-mkt.com  | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238

DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATES
Visit travel section on the show’s website – www.la-mkt.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, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry. In addition to its headquarters in Kennesaw, Urban has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. www.urban-expo.com.

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