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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 N. River Road Rosemont , Illinois 60018
Tel: (847) 692-2220
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Windy City Gift Show - January 2014

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Overview

Overview & Attendees:

CHANGE IS IN THE AIR.
From its easy accessibility to its vast retail base to its incredible convention infrastructure, there are many reasons why the Chicago area should host a vibrant trade show for the gift industry. Looking back many years, history proves it! But in recent years, the market has been vastly underserved.

No more. Change is definitely in the air. Urban Expositions has studied the Chicago marketplace  and gathered feedback from the region’s industry supporters to develop a long term solution for the marketplace. To do so, Urban will unleash  an unprecedented sales and marketing campaign designed to bring it back to its former position as a premier gift show location. 

The industry will quickly catch wind of the exciting new direction Chicago’s marketplace is heading! So make plans now to join us.

THE MARKETPLACE.
Chicago is the third largest city in the US and the economic hub of the entire Midwest trading area. It’s an area  filled with small, independent stores, larger, innovative retailers and home to major hardware buying offices.

The Windy City Gift Show will provide the perfect meeting point for the industry. In addition, this show’s selection will be custom tailored to reflect the regional tastes and interests of the area– its strong seasonal business, great lakes and coastal towns, lodges and resorts. 

The Windy City Gift Show is projected to open with a diverse offering of lines categorized into distinct product sectors, including: 

GIFTS
The largest section of the show featuring general giftware and a number of key subcategories like gourmet, seasonal, personal accessories, plush, toy, andresort.

HANDCRAFTED
A unique section featuring international and domestic artisans, designers and manufacturers of handmade merchandise .

LIVE IN STYLE
Better brands in the mid to higher end price points including product lines that cut across all  categories, such as giftwarehome décor and tabletop.

TREASURES TO GO 
Offering fine/fashion jewelry, fashion accessories and other items – all available for immediate delivery to the trade.

Exhibitors:

THE MARKETPLACE.
Chicago is the third largest city in the US and the economic hub of the entire Midwest trading area. It’s an area  filled with small, independent stores, larger, innovative retailers (think Crate & Barrel!)  and home to major hardware buying offices.

Chicago is also consistently rated among the premier convention and destination cities. What’s more, the region is known in the industry for the strong partnerships and loyal business relationships between its large sales agencies and local buyers. These reps know and understand the specialized needs of their retail customers who, in turn, want to do business with  people they know and trust.

The Windy City Gift Show will provide the perfect meeting point  for the industry, including retailers in virtually every category including:

Souvenir/Resort

Floral

Boutique

Specialty Gourmet Food Stores

Bookstores

Hardware

Stationery/Greetings

Garden Centers

Toy Stores

Jewelry Stores

Gifts and Decorative Accessories

Apparel/Women’s Accessory Stores

Museums/Zoos/ Aquariums

Hospital Gift Shops

Because of its central location and easy accessibility, the Windy City Gift Show will be a magnet for these types of retailers from  throughout the region:

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Missouri
  • Kentucky

In addition, this show’s selection will be custom tailored to reflect the regional tastes and interests of the area –its strong seasonal business, great lakes and coastal towns, lodges and resorts. This selection will also offer appeal to top national retailers and Urban Expositions’ Buyer Relations Team will work to secure their attendance as well.

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