October 26, 2015
Seattle Gift Show highlights out of the ordinary for Winter 2016 installment
Building upon its reputation as a destination resource for retailers seeking fresh, new designs for their Pacific Northwest local and tourist customers, the Jan. 22-25, 2016 Seattle Gift Show welcomes a new Urban Craft Uprising Pavilion to its versatile exhibition floor at the Washington State Convention Center. Featured during the new Friday-Monday show schedule, this exciting product addition joins a growing selection of artisan crafts, regional specialties, top name brands and buyer services to help retailers gear up for the coming year.
“We understand the specialized needs of our Pacific Northwest retailer,” said Dirk von Gal, vice president of gift, Urban Expositions. “Whether it’s finding the perfect mix of leading lines from the region’s top reps to showcasing new, innovative product that will appeal to our retailers’ target customers, our team is always on the hunt for emerging talents, top brands and breaking trends. Our goal, to offer a unique selection with a regional flair that retailers just can’t find anywhere else. “
Winter 2016 show highlights include:
New ExpressPass registration including special parking rebate
To make registration as easy and hassle–free as possible, buyers can now take advantage of ExpressPass registration. Simply log on to the show website, complete the application and receive an ExpressPass via email to bring to the show, scan with onsite readers and quickly print out the admission badge. As an added bonus, buyers who pre-register and bring their ExpressPass along with their parking receipt to the parking rebate desk inside the exhibit hall at the Washington State Convention Center can receive a parking rebate up to $6.
New Urban Craft Uprising Pavilion
This January, retailers will find more handcrafted, artisan designs than ever before with the introduction of the Urban Craft Uprising Pavilion. Showcasing the work of more than 30 artisans from Seattle’s largest indie craft show, the new pavilion will bring a wide range of handcrafted goods for the retailers to explore.
Co-hosting Seattle Market Week with Pacific Market Center
The Seattle Gift Show will come together with the permanent showrooms of the Pacific Market Center (Jan. 20-25, 2016) to present Seattle Market Week. These two world-class, easy-to-shop venues give buyers an opportunity to explore thousands of national and innovative new product lines in one of the country’s most welcoming, innovative cities.
Free Buyer Seminar series
Buyers can choose from a host of educational programs touching on a variety of topics and trends, ranging from social media & marketing programs to fair trade tips and handcrafted-focused seminars.
Retailers can enter to win daily drawings for $100 cash. Drawings will be held once a day each day of the show.