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Entries tagged with: Trade Shows


Las Vegas Market intensifies gourmet expansion

Las Vegas Market announced June 1 that nine new showrooms and 25 new lines will debut on C11 — the industry’s most dynamic new destination for gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food — at the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market, July 31-Aug. 4, 2016.  These most recent additions bring the overall number of gourmet resources on C11 to 200-plus lines, with hundreds more presented across the Market’s 40 showroom floors and two temporary pavilions. “Las…  » Read more

World Balloon Convention 2016 draws professionals, artists from around the world

Photo Gallery The recent World Balloon Convention truly was an international affair, as it drew more than 900 delegates from 58 countries to New Orleans for the eye-popping celebration of balloons. Staged every other year by Pioneer Balloon Co., this year’s event took place April 6-10 at the Hilton Riverside overlooking the Mississippi River. Attendees converged on the Crescent City to share ideas, learn new balloon techniques and, most importantly, to reinvigorate their passion for…  » Read more

Party Club of America show draws herds of retailers, vendors to Fort Worth

Herds of party supply retailers and vendors gathered in Fort Worth, Texas, for Party Club of America’s conference and trade show. The show took place at the Fort Worth Convention Center March 14-16, 2016, with most of the attendees staying at the historic Hilton hotel, which is adjacent to the convention center. The convention portion of the gathering took place March 14, with opening remarks, a keynote speaker, an open session and meetings on everyday…  » Read more

NSS and CHA Announce Partnership

The National Stationery Show (NSS) and the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) have announced a partnership that will provide new opportunities for the social stationery and craft and creative hobby industries, beginning with the May 19-22 National Stationery Show in New York City. The collaboration will take the form of co-located education and events, capitalizing on synergies between the two industries.   CHA will introduce a “Creative Conference” alongside GLM’s 67th annual NSS and new Creative…  » Read more

Urban Expositions Launches Windy City Gift Show

In an effort to reestablish the Chicagoland area as the premier trade center for gift retailers throughout the Midwest and surrounding areas, Urban Expositions has announced plans to launch the Windy City Gift Show. Set to debut Jan. 18-21, 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., the new semi-annual exhibition will offer retailers a large product selection in a convenient, cost-effective location just minutes from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. "From its…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo Announces Special Guests for 2013

The Halloween & Party Expo announced two special guests who will be in attendance at the 2013 show, Jan. 19-22, in Houston. Celebrity fashion and costume designer, Chris March, will give a short interview and sign autographs, and expert pumpkin sculptor and carver Ray Villafane will perform live demonstrations of his art throughout the four-day show. Chris March rocketed into the public eye as a finalist on the fourth season of “Project Runway.” Even before…  » Read more

Feel The Fun at Buyer-Friendly ToyFest West 2013

Buyers attending ToyFest West, formerly known as the Western States Toy & Hobby Show, March 10-13 in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel will be offered a new and improved floor plan that assures easy, direct access to hundreds of manufacturers and more than 3,000 of their new products.  “Our venue continues to evolve each year, and we anticipate a 30 percent growth in 2013,” said WTHRA Board President Bill St. John. “We know…  » Read more

CHA Show Offers Trends, Creativity and Education

The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) 2013 Winter Conference & Trade Show, held Jan. 11 – 15 in Anaheim, Calif. at the Anaheim Convention Center, unites the craft industry and brings a world of creativity together annually. The show hosts hundreds of international exhibitors displaying new creative products and trends in the craft industry. The Conference program is an exclusive CHA member benefit and hosts a full line-up of workshops, seminars and demo-nars that show…  » Read more

CHA Conference & Trade Show Offers Something for Everyone

The Craft & Hobby Association’s (CHA) 2013 Winter Conference & Trade Show will be held from Jan. 11-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The conference program starts Friday, Jan. 11 and the trade show floor opens Saturday, Jan. 12.   The trade show will host hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world under one roof showcasing their latest products, the hottest new trends, a wide variety of crafting and creative products…  » Read more