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Event Overview:

At last! A comprehensive, cost-effective, convenient gift market custom-made for the Midwest retailer. From its easy accessibility to its vast retail base to its incredible convention infrastructure, there are many reasons why the Chicago area is the perfect trade show location for the gift industry.

Runs concurrently with MARKET XCHANGE

In addition to the tremendous selection you'll see at the Windy City Gift Show, be sure to explore the offerings at the Market Xchange showroom building located nearby at 2400 Devon Ave, Des Plaines, Il 60018.

Attendee Information:

Discover a fresh new product selection custom-tailored to reflect the regional tastes and interests of the area, including its strong seasonal business, great lakes and coastal towns, lodges and resorts. You’re sure to find new designs that differentiate your store in the following product sectors:

  • Gifts
  • Live In Style
  • Makers’ Market
  • Gourmet

Exhibitor Information:


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. 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.

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

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

These retailers will be represented in a broad range of categories, including:

  • Apparel/Women’s Accessory Stores
  • Bookstores
  • Boutique
  • Floral
  • Garden Centers
  • Gifts and Decorative Accessories
  • Hardware
  • Hospital Gift Shops
  • Jewelry Stores
  • Museums/Zoos/ Aquariums
  • Souvenir/Resort
  • Specialty Gourmet Food Stores
  • Stationery/Greetings
  • Toy Stores

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the Windy City Gift Show - January 2017? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 01/28/2017 - 01/31/2017
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 01/28/2017 - 01/31/2017
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sat, Sun, Mon, 9am-6pm; Tues, 9am-3pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Wholesale / Retail
Other Industries: Business, Clothing, Fashion & Accessories, Grocery / C Store, Wholesale / Retail
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Souvenir/Resort
Specialty Gourmet Food Stores
Garden Centers
Toy Stores
Jewelry Stores
Gifts and Decorative Accessories
Apparel/Women's Accessory Stores
Hospital Gift Shops
Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Venue Phone: (847) 692-2220
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:500+ Exhibitors/Lines
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Urban Expositions, LLC
Show Manager:Urban Expositions, LLC
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: With thousands of buyers coming to the Windy City Gift Show, it's important to make sure your brand and your products stand out.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' - Raw Space $1,425; Additional Space, $1,325 per 10' x 10'   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner Fee $250   Water: n/a
10' x 10' - Gifts / Gourmet / Live in Style / Maker's Market $1,730; Additional Space, $1,630 per 10' x 10'   Generator: n/a
Artist Pavilion $750 (Limited Availability)   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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