There is always something new at trade shows. No matter the industry, exhibitors strive to show off the latest and greatest products. For apparel retailers, offering customers new products, lines, and looks is a must.
Trade Show News
Retail’s BIG Show 2014, the National Retail Federation ‘s 103rd annual convention & expo, will be held January 12-15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This year’s BIG Show highlights include keynotes from 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush, TOMS Shoes’ Zita Cassizzi, NRF’s Matthew Shay, Macy’s Terry J. Lundgren, Sprinkles Cupcakes’ Candace Nelson, designer Rebecca Minkoff and more.
The Surf Expo, now celebrating its 38th year, will be held January 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The show features approximately 2,600 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies and demos. More than 26,000 attendees are expected.
he Norton Shows all season wholesale trade shows are held quarterly in Tennessee’s state-of-the-art Gatlinburg Convention Center. Since 1987, they have been the go-to wholesale market for apparel, jewelry and gifts, drawing attendees from all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Islands. The upcoming market will be held November 16-18, 2013, and more than 21,000 buyers and 500 exhibitors are expected.
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies and the Souvenir Super Show (IGES/SSS), now in its 14th year, will be held November 5-9, 2013 in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. More than 10,000 attendees are expected this year, and show sponsors Susan Mills and Jerry Mayer are busy organizing another fun-filled, successful buying and selling event.
The fourth annual ASIA AMERICA Trade Show, Miami’s number one wholesale trade show, will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, October 1-3. ASIA AMERICA welcomes buyers from the Caribbean, Central and South America, the U.S. and the world.
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies and the Souvenir Super Show (IGES/SSS), now in its 14th year, will be held November 5-9, 2013 in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. As the largest gathering of gift vendors and buyers in North America, IGES/SSS is widely known as “The Most Exciting Souvenir & Resort Gift Expo in America.”
Parker Trade Shows are upscale cash and carry shows held quarterly at the San Antonio Event Center in San Antonio, TX. Each show attracts 7,000 to 9,000 qualified retail buyers, and hosts from 250 to 300 designers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Quality merchandise is available in several categories, including fine jewelry, costume jewelry, accessories, home décor […]
The ASD Las Vegas trade show runs August 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where independent retailers and buyers from around the country and the world will meet and place orders with thousands of exhibitors. As a bonus, the event provides numerous educational sessions conducted by respected industry professionals, to help retailers grow their […]
By Jessica Moretti. The trade show season is in full swing, and saying you are going to be busy is quite an understatement. Even during this hectic time, do not neglect your loyal customers or ditch your marketing efforts. Instead, use this as an opportunity to get the most out of your trade show attendance […]