Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Denver Gift Show More Than Doubles Buyer Attendance Over Last Year
Denver Gift Show More Than Doubles Buyer Attendance Over Last Year PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 August 2014 02:38 PM EDT

DenverGiftShowAugust2014-webRocky Mountain Gift Show Introduces ‘Smoking Accessories & Gifts’ at the Aug. 21-25 Show

Pre-registered buyers for the Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show more than doubled over last year, the Gift Show team recently announced, with 1,030 buyers registered a week prior to the show, up from 460 at the same time in 2013. The Rocky Mountain Gift Show, which runs Aug. 21-25 at the Denver Mart, credits the rise in registrations to “grassroots efforts” and “big name” speakers for the show’s seminars. New interest may also have spiked due to the show offering “Smoking Accessories & Gifts” for the first time.

“We have implemented a telemarketing campaign, calling every buyer and assisting them with preregistration, easing the process,” said  Stephanie Swimmer, Executive Trade Show Director. “We are also offering seminars that inspire, educate and inform. Bringing in names to orate on topics that the industry wants to hear. We have improved the look and feel of the Show both with better customer service, as well as bringing the Mart into the 21st century with a fresh look.”

Seminar topics and speakers include “Learn the Art of Store Design & Layout” by Maggie Binet, “Introduction to the Electronic Cigarette Industry” by John Allen and Dan Delasantos, “The Five Things Every Retailer Must Master To Survive" by Matthew Hudson, and “How To Compete With Big Chains” and “Giddy Up Your Marketing” by Lindsay Anvik.

“This growth demonstrates our buyers’ enthusiasm for our strategy to position this show as the Rocky Mountain region’s best gift show,” said Kathy Tracy, Creative Services Manager.

The 2014 Rocky Mountain Gift Show includes a smoking platform that features e-cigarettes, vaporizers, smoking accessories, hand-blown glass & pipes, hookah products, pipe tobaccos, gourmet foods and more.

The show also offers more than 400 permanent showrooms and 250 temporary exhibitors representing more than 2,500 lines of merchandise. The Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show is held in conjunction with the Denver Apparel and Accessory Market (Aug. 22-25) and the one-day Floral Expo (Aug. 24).

 

In this current issue:

Mardel names new CEO as Mart Green steps down

News image

The Mardel Christian & Education retail chain today announced the...

READ MORE

New ownership for Family Christian Stores expected in June

News image

A Michigan district court judge on Tuesday allowed motions to...

READ MORE

CBA event connects U.S., Eastern European publishers

News image

Earlier this month, about 40 Christian companies from the U.S....

READ MORE

Bethany House authors receive Romantic Times awards

News image

This week, Romantic Times announced its 2014 Career Achievement Winners...

READ MORE

Baker Publishing Group titles named 2015 Word Award finalists

News image

Three Baker Publishing Group titles are on the short list...

READ MORE

The Isaacs, Ricky Free win big at AGM Awards

News image

The 14th annual Absolutely Gospel Music (AGM) Awards were handed...

READ MORE

Mardel acquires Not of This World apparel

News image

Mardel has announced the acquisition of Not of This World...

READ MORE

Newsboys nominated for Billboard Music Awards

News image

Newsboys has been nominated for two 2015 Billboard Music Awards....

READ MORE

Casa Creación names new director, promotes staff

News image

Casa Creación, the Spanish imprint of Charisma House, has named...

READ MORE

CIROBE moves to historic Chicago location

News image

CIROBE (Chicago International Remainder & Overstock Book Exposition), the world’s...

READ MORE

Going global: LifeWay gains momentum overseas

News image

“LifeWay is the largest provider of Christian content in the...

READ MORE

Christian publishers support launch of digital curriculum platform

News image

Beginning in June, churches will have access to Disciplr, an...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a