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SO MUCH. SO CLOSE TO HOME.

FRIDAY OPENING, SPECIAL PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS, CANDY SHOW CO-LOCATION AMONG WINTER 2017 PHILADELPHIA GIFT SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 

 
ATLANTA (October 10, 2016) -Offering its loyal regional  retail audience an ideal opportunity to see new introductions, breaking trends, place orders and get first delivery, the winter 2017 edition of the Philadelphia Gift Show returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with an early January 6-9, 2017 date and a Friday-Monday date pattern. Sweetening the pot, the show will also co-locate with the   Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show - adding tremendous cross-over buying potential to the full roster of products and services retailers will find when they arrive in January.   
 
"As the first gift show of the season for Northeast retailers, the Philadelphia Gift Show is the perfect place to find everything you need to kick off a profitable year -- top lines and new introductions from the region's favorite manufacturers and sales representatives, local artisans, regional specialties and American-made resources all in a convenient and cost-effective setting," explains Russ Turner, show director, Philadelphia Gift Show.  "To add to the excitement, we're also co-locating with the Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show which promises to provide show attendees with countless new opportunities to refresh and enhance their own store offerings."
 
SHOW HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Co-Location 135th Philadelphia National Candy, Gourmet and Gift Show
Building upon last year's successful collocation, the 135th Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show will once again co-locate with the Philadelphia Gift Show here at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Sponsored by the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia, this is America's largest show dedicated to the retail confectioner. Running from Saturday, January 7 - Monday, January 9 (Philadelphia Gift Show opens Friday, January 6), this event's versatile selection, including confectionery, candy, chocolate and gourmet specialties, candy-making equipment, packaging and plush items -- offers many complementary buying opportunities for gift retailers.
 
Bestsellers, Regional Resources, Local Specialties So Close To Home.
The Philadelphia Gift Show offers retailers a one-stop shop to get a first-hand look at best-selling product and up-and-coming designs in everything from giftware, decorative accessories, tabletop and fashion accessories, to toys and games, designer/artisan items and more.  With a laser-focus on the region it serves and area retailers' specialized buying needs, the Philadelphia Gift Show brings together unique artisan designs and other up-and-coming products that are unique to this part of the country. 
 
Special Spotlights
The winter show will feature a full range of resources in virtually every category, with a special product spotlight on key growth areas, including: Makers' Market, Home Accents, Made in America, Child's Play, Souvenir & Resort and Gourmet, Candy & Confections. 
 
Made In America Seminar | Buying Tour Headlines Free Buyer Seminar Series
On Saturday, January 7 from 10-11 am, retailers can join Eric Flanigan, Aramark's Vice President of Retail & Leisure, for a short presentation on how to successfully create Made In America 'merchandise stories' within your retail shop to help maximize sales. Following the presentation, retailers will join Eric on the show floor to visit participating vendors with Made in America products.  In addition, buyers can also choose from a host of other educational programs touching on visual merchandising and display ideas, retail store operations, marketing and more.  Full seminar schedule to be announced soon.  

Complimentary Buyer Breakfast:
Buyers are invited to enjoy a free continental breakfast Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7, 2017.
 
Retail Prize Giveaways:
Buyers will have the chance to win various prizes from participating exhibitors throughout the show.
 
Stay For The Last Day: 
Retailers should plan to stay and shop on Monday, January 9, 2017 to enjoy discounts only offered the last day of the show, discounted hotel rates and complimentary buyer lunch!
 
SHOW FACTS:
 
WHEN:  Friday, January 6- Monday, January 9, 2017
WHERE: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, just 5 miles from the King of Prussia Area
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. 19456
 
SHOW HOURS: 9 am - 6 pm January 6-8; 9 am - 3 pm January 9.

 
HOTEL DISCOUNTS:
Rates as low as $79. Visit travel section | www.philadelphiagiftshow.com or call Connections at 855.246.8722.
 
MORE INFO 
For exhibitor information, contact Philadelphia Gift Show Director Russ Turner at 678.370.0350,rturner@urban-expo.com; Show Director Jeannie Dorchak at 678.370.0340 and jdorchak@urban-expo.com.   For buyer information Visit www.philadelphiagiftshow.com  or contact Urban Expositions at 800.318.2238.
 
ABOUT URBAN EXPOSITIONS
Based in Kennesaw, GA and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events company,  produces and manages a portfolio of 30-plus events serving eight industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Apparel, Airport Concessions, Halloween | Party, Foodservice, 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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