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Trade Show News - June 2005


Annual International Halloween Show Dec. 5-8

6/27/200 - The Toy Industry Association (TIA) and a number of major Halloween suppliers reached an agreement to produce the Annual International Halloween Show this year. The show will take place December 5-8, 2005 in New York City at 200 Fifth Avenue, 1107 Broadway, 1115 Broadway and other toy district showrooms.

"TIA's extensive background in the youth industry and track record of successful trade shows makes us a logical partner," says Tom Conley TIA president. "We look forward to improving and expanding the show for 2005 and beyond."

The International Halloween Show attracts showroom exhibitors who target their outreach to mass market retailers from North America and Europe, including party goods stores, drug stores, supermarkets, card, variety & gift stores, discounters and other national chains.

The Buyers Cash & Carry Wholesale Mart

*Kansas City, Kansas, August 7 and 8, 2005. Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas. Show hours: Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday: 9:00am-12:00pm.

Immediate restocking. Test market new lines. Discover new artists. Save on delivery charges. OPEN TO THE TRADE ONLY: Copy of resale tax certificate along with 2 forms of business ID and acceptable employee ID required for admission. Photo identification must be presented at the registration desk. Cameras, strollers, and children under 15 not permitted on showroom floor. Contact Market Square Inc. for more information: 717-796-2377 E-mail:

Heritage Markets Cash & Carry Wholesale Markets

*West Springfield,MA : July 20, 2005 9am - 6pm Wednesday. Eastern State Expo, Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, MA.

*Columbus, Ohio : August 19, 2005. 9am - 6pm Friday. August 20, 2005, 9 am - 4pm Saturday. Alladin Shrine Complex, 3850 Stelzer Road, Columbus, OH.

*Gettysburg, PA : September 7, 2005 9am - 4pm Wednesday. Eisenhower Inn Allstar Complex, US 15 at Steinwehr Ave. Exit, Gettysburg, PA.

*Fort Wayne, Indiana : Sepetember 21, 2005 9am - 4pm Wednesday. Allen County Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, IN.

*Columbus, Ohio : October 10, 2005 9am - 4pm Monday. - New Date Aladdin Shrine Complex 3850 Stelzer Road, Columbus, OH.

*Gettysburg, PA : October 25, 2005 9am - 4pm Tuesday - New Date Eisenhower Inn Allstar Complex US 15 at Steinwehr Ave. Exit, Gettysburg, PA.

For more information contact: P.O. Box 389 Carlisle, PA 17013 Phone: 717-249-9404 E-mail: "All-American All-Handcrafted Products".

Holiday JUBILEE!

George Little Management announced that Festivities Publications Inc. will collocate its Holiday JUBILEE!, the leading educational conference for the gift basket industry, at GLM's September 2005 and 2006 Boston Gift Shows

Complementing the Conference, the Boston Gift Show will launch a Gift Basket Pavilion, offering the latest resources for gift basket building and wrapping, beginning September 10-13, 2005, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Launched in 1991, Holiday JUBILEE! is a comprehensive educational conference, complete with seminars, networking events and gift basket design competitions.The three-day Conference attracts more than 450 attendees and addresses key topics for gift basket retailers, including corporate gifting, holiday items, paper tools, web services, marketing and sales strategies."We are delighted to be working with GLM to bring Holiday JUBILEE! to Boston and alongside the Boston Gift Show," said Debra Paulk. "It's a win--win for both events that brings more suppliers and retailers to the marketplace."

The new Gift Basket Pavilion at the Boston Gift Show will feature approximately 50 exhibitors of gift packing supplies, baskets and containers, shrink wrap, imprinting equipment, ribbon, cellophane wraps, shreds, florals, theme enhancements, decorative accessories, bath and body products, aromatherapy, candles, corporate gifts, novelties, sports and hobby gifts, juvenile products and gourmet foods, including candy, chocolate, coffees, teas and cookies."Gift basket resources increasingly have been in demand at the Boston Gift Show," commented Lynn White, GLM group manager. "This association with Holiday JUBILEE! will introduce a wealth of new sourcing and educational opportunities to the market, further enriching the experience of retailers."

For information, contact Cate Doyle, media manager, at GLM, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606. Telephone (914) 421-3313. Fax (914) 948-6088. E-mail:

Donna Dewberry Presents-B.E.E. Painting & Crafting Expo

6/09/05 - "B.E.E" Beautifying the Home, Expanding Talents, and Enriching Lives August 19-21, 2005 Rosen Plaza Hotel International Drive Orlando, FL. 1-800-627-8258

The centerpiece of the third annual Painting and Crafting Expo is the free exhibit and trade floor with 60+ vendors of craft supplies, tools, books and more offering free demonstrations and "make it, take it" projects. The exhibit and trade floor will be open Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday 9am to 3pm. The Expo also offers classes taught by nationally recognized artists and One Stroke Instructors. Classes run Friday 9am to 11pm, Saturday 8am to 11pm and Sunday 8am to 6pm, and will be held for registered attendees.

The entire profits from the B.E.E. will be donated to the Maria Dewberry Children's Foundation.

6/07/06 - The 62nd Columbus Jewelry Show will be held Aug. 13-14 at the Columbus Convention Center, in downtown Columbus, Ohio. "Blossom Your Business" is the theme of the 2005 show, which will offer a lineup of manufacturers and designers, along with a host of programs and informational opportunities for retailers. For more than 5,000 retail jewelers and their buyers who do business in the Midwest, the show provides the opportunity to view new designs and creative trends and ideas offered by domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers. For more information, call (800) 652-6257.

CHA Summer Show

6/06/05 - CHA Summer Show Pre-registration for the CHA 2005 Summer Convention and Trade Show (formerly The ACCI Show) is well on its way! This mid-year trade Show offers innumerable buying & selling, learning and networking opportunities. July 15-16-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL.

One of the most popular aspects of this annual event is its education program, which begins July 14 with the Retail Summit and Mega Workshops. Six Retail Summit seminars will be offered this year. Friday seminars have been added to Thursday's traditional all-day schedule. Three speakers will deliver information for improving retail businesses. In addition to the Retail Summit, "Mega Thursday" will also offer 14 Mega Workshops - intensive sessions providing education in today's hottest trends and product categories.

Retailers will learn from exhibitors about paper crafts, inkjet print products, embellishing, fabric painting, metals, scrapbooking and more. Project sheets, merchandising ideas, marketing strategies, budgeting tips and other business tools will be included. A special "Selling on eBay: What are you Missing?" session will be offered on July 15 and 16 that focuses on the basics of buying and selling on eBay and how to move discontinued and excess products effectively.

The Summer Show's Technique Classes will be offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 14, 15 and 16. These exhibitor-sponsored classes will vary in length from 50 minutes to two hours, and will focus on finishing one or more projects utilizing new techniques and products, or new uses for existing products. These classes will cover a multitude of products and techniques applied in today's most fashionable scrapbooking, paper crafting, beading, jewelry making, painting, crochet, knitting, glass, clay, embellishing and altered art projects.

Advance registration ends June 22. Those registering in advance will enjoy the convenience of having their show badges and class and event tickets mailed to them prior to the show. For more information e-mail, or call 740-452-4541.

10,000 eBay Enthusiasts to Gather for 10th Anniversary Celebration

6/06/05 - eBay, The World's Online Marketplace, turns 10 years old this year, and an estimated 10,000 eBay users will celebrate during eBay Live!, its annual user conference on June 23 -25, in eBay's hometown of San Jose, California. During the conference -- through classes, workshops and other activities -- attendees will share their experiences and learn new ways to buy and sell on eBay more effectively, while connecting with members of the eBay community to share their interests. The eBay Live! curriculum is geared towards a broad range of experience levels from those who have never bought or sold on the site to experienced sellers who run full-time businesses through eBay. eBay Live! registration is open to anyone 18 years of age and over. For more information and to register, visit


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