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April 24, 2019

Philadelphia Gift Show Expands, Rebrands & Relocates Popular Artisan Alley Handmade Section for July 21-24, 2019 Edition

Press Contact:  Amy Dufour – 678-285-0597


 (KENNESAW, GA) – April 24, 2019:  Returning July 21-24, 2019 to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA,
the Philadelphia Gift Show is bringing its popular Markers' Market booths together with the Artisan Alley tabletop displays and rebranding the entire section Artisan Alley. Moving to Hall D, across from the Expo Center's main registration entrance, the newly expanded Artisan Alley will be positioned front and center for retailers to find the newest handcrafted resources.

The summer show will also introduce new features, including the Buyers Concierge Club appointment-setting program and spotlight fashion-forward boutique apparel and accessories for men, women and children.

“The Philadelphia Gift Show is always looking for ways to refine our product and service offerings as well as the overall show experience for attendee and exhibitors,” says April Holinek, show director, Philadelphia Gift Show. “Features like our new appointment-setting program and expanded product selection in Artisan Alley will help our buyers quickly discover the newest designs, top lines and locally-made resources and improve their productivity while they shop an all-category show.”


NEW! Artisan Alley Expands, Relocates, Rebrands
Moving to Hall D across from the main registration desk, Artisan Alley and Makers Market will combine will feature an expanded selection of one-of-a-kind handcrafted designs and unique finds from more than 30+ artists and makers.  Explore an even bigger selection of affordable handmade products ranging from gifts, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, holiday and home decor, apparel, regional gourmet specialties, greeting cards, stationery and much more.  

Artisan Alley Partners with CRAFT to Host Pre-Show Seminar All About Wholesale on Saturday, July 20
As an official sponsor of American Craft Week, the Philadelphia Gift Show will partner with Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT) to host All About Wholesale, a one-day intensive training event for artists who are looking to start their wholesale business or brush up on the basics.  All About Wholesale will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on Saturday, July 20 from 9 am to 5 pm. To register for the seminar, visit
NEW! Buyers Concierge Club | Appointment-Setting Program
The Philadelphia Gift Show will introduce its new appointment-setting program during the upcoming summer show giving pre-registered retailers an easy way to connect with new vendors. Open to all buyers and exhibitors, the Buyers Concierge Club will give participants access to an online tool to connect and pre-schedule meetings.

NEW! Explore Even More Trendy & Stylish Boutique Resources
Shop the latest looks for men, women and children including apparel, footwear, jewelry and fashion accessories.   

Free Parking, Hotel Rates as Low as $89.
Retailers can take advantage of tremendous travel savings at the Philadelphia Gift Show including free parking at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and room rates as low as $89. What's more, the show's location in Oaks, PA makes it an easy fly or drive-in location and is situated just a few miles from King of Prussia area, putting show attendees and exhibitors in close proximity to a wide range of entertainment, shopping, recreation and tourism resources during the show. 

Special Spotlights
The summer show will feature a full range of resources in virtually every category, with additional product spotlight on key growth areas, including: Home Accents, Made in America, Child's Play, and Gourmet, Candy & Confections.

Daily Giveaways & Show Floor Hospitality
Retailers will also enjoy a fun and festive shopping experience with daily prize drawings, including $100 merchandise credits, gift basket raffles, and other fun exhibitor-sponsored prizes as well as complimentary refreshments, show floor socials and much more!

Stay for the Last Day:
Retailers should plan to stay and shop on Wednesday, July 24, 2018 to enjoy a complimentary lunch as well as exclusive savings and discounts only offered on show orders placed on the last day of the show.


WHEN:  Sunday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 24, 2019
WHERE: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. 19456
SHOW HOURS: 9 am - 6 pm July 21-23; 9 am - 2 pm July 24.
MORE INFO: or 678.285.3976 or 800.318.2238
TRAVEL:  Visit travel section | or call Connections at 855.246.8722.

TO EXHIBIT: For exhibitor information, contact Philadelphia Gift Show Director April Holinek at 678.370.0326, ; Sales Director Jeannie Dorchak at 678.370.0340 and .  

Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Apparel, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Kennesaw, GA, Trumbull, CT, Portland, OR, and Boca Raton, FL.

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