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Press contact: Amy Dufour – 678.285.0597
amy@marshmeadowsmarketing.com 

URBAN NEWS BRIEF 

SF MARKET MOVES TO SAN MATEO EVENT CENTER FOR AUGUST 27-30, 2016 EDITION

 

 

(ATLANTA, GA) January 21, 2016 – In response to ongoing construction resulting from Moscone Center's expansion and improvement project, Urban Expositions will relocate SF Market (formerly the San Francisco International Gift Fair) to the San Mateo Event Center for the August 27-30, 2016 edition.  Located ten minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport, the new site offers a convenient and cost-effective alternative for the show’s loyal attendee and exhibitor base, as well as the opportunity to attract even more retailers from the western region and nation.

Located at 1346 Saratoga Drive in San Mateo, CA, the San Mateo Event Center is the only venue serving all of the major population centers in the Bay Area from San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.  Offering easy access to all three major Bay Area airports and Cal Trans, the center also has over 48 acres of on-site parking spaces located conveniently to the main entrance.  

“The timing and construction for the next phase of Moscone’s renovation/expansion project would impact the space and accessibility needs for our summer show,” explains Donna Guess, vice president of souvenir shows, SF Market and the Seattle Gift Show, Urban Expositions. “As one of the Bay Area’s top destinations for trade events, the San Mateo Event Center is a very viable alternative for SF Market.  From its easy accessibility and exhibit space availability to parking and surrounding hotels, the Center‘s location and infrastructure will deliver a virtually seamless transition solution.”

The summer 2016 edition of SF Market will feature a versatile product selection built around the Northern California lifestyle.   SF Market will continue to showcase the same same classic best-sellers, sophisticated styles, California-based companies and local artisans its loyal buying audience has come to expect – all featured in the same categories:  Design, Gift, Makers Market, Outdoor Living, Pairings, Personal Style, Tabletop, Gourmet & Housewares, Treasures to Go, Village Arts, and Vintage Collection.  In addition, retailers from throughout the Western region and nation can look forward to finding even more fresh new resources that reflect the interests and lifestyles of their customers.
                                                                                
EXHIBITOR/ATTENDEE INFORMATION
Visit www.sf-market.com  for the latest show news. For exhibitor information, contact Kelly McLoughlin at 678.370.0325 or kmcloughlin@urban-expo.com.  For attendee information, contact Jhana Jordan at 678.370.0338 or jjordan@urban-expo.com.

SF MARKET FAST FACTS:
WHEN:     Saturday, August 27 - Tuesday, August 30, 2016
WHERE:   San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
HOURS:   9 am - 6 pm, Saturday - Monday; 9 am - 3 pm, Tuesday
MORE INFO:  
www.sf-market.com  | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238

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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