A great new season begins here!
Twice a year, an astounding array of the world's best home, gift and lifestyle resources converge at the Alberta Gift Show, offering an incredible selection of merchandise in one convenient location. Our floor plan is conveniently categorized into five product categories: Made in Canada, Living, Style, Gifts etc. and Gourmet Fare.
You'll find something surprising in every aisle - top name manufacturers, innovative newcomers and cutting-edge designers. Featuring more than 500 exhibitors and over 15,000 retail buyers, this is the place where you can discover the finest mix of gift giving ideas from jewellery & fashion accessories to gourmet food, home decor and gardening, bath & body products, items both manufactured and made by hand in Canada, plus much, much more!
Our line-up of speakers will touch on some of the most important trend and business development issues today. You'll leave these sessions armed with useful ideas to take back to your store and to apply to boost your sales.
The Alberta Gift Show promises to be the most efficient way for exhibitors to reach the largest number of retailers in Western Canada. Exhibitors in this market meet loyal retailers from remote areas that they could never access otherwise. Many of these attendees shop exclusively at the Alberta Gift Show and do not visit any other trade show. The western retail market continues to show growth opportunities not being experienced in other parts of Canada. This is the best time to put your company in front of western retailers.
JOIN WESTERN CANADA'S LARGEST GIFT SHOW - WHERE THE FUTURE OF RETAIL IS REVEALED
Is now a good time to spend money on exhibiting in a trade show? The short answer is YES.
Regardless of the economic conditions or competitive landscape, there are many tactics your business can use to ensure your success at the show.
Here are a few great reasons why you should exhibit at the upcoming Alberta Gift Show.
Meet new buyers and build a quality database to generate sales:
61% of Alberta Gift Show retailers are successful in discovering new companies at the show.
Launch and sell new products at the show:
71% of retailers come for the product selection.
Develop a personal and direct relationship with your clients:
55% of retailers are looking for companies they already do business with.
Let retailers use all five senses to gain a full appreciation of your product rather than a catalogue:
51% of Alberta Gift Show retailers are successful in obtaining visual merchandising ideas.
Raise your profile in the industry and add value to your brands:
The Alberta Gift Show attracts over 15,000 retailers from across Canada; when you're not there, they notice.
Today, the Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA) is the pulse of Canada's $10 billion giftware industry. Embodying the entrepreneurial instinct and spirit, the CGTA is a national not-for-profit association dedicated to improving members' competitive capability and business effectiveness locally, nationally and globally. The association offers its 1,600 plus members (giftware wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, importers and exporters) a portfolio of services that reduce the cost of doing business through discounts on freight, long-distance, banking services and group insurance programs. Other services include the Credit Interchange System (CIS), which provides members with a fast, inexpensive medium to check credit reports and the Export Ready Designation program which helps members in exporting, primarily to the United States.