California Gift Show - 1/31/14

CALIFORNIA GIFT SHOW INFORMATION

Show Hours & Location
Show Category Locations
Free Seminars
Parking Rebate
Shuttle Info
Hotel Info
Rules & Regulations
Fair Trade Resource List
Green By Design Resource List
Made In America Resource List
Handmade Resource List
Future Show
Urban Expositions Show Calendar

SHOW HOURS & LOCATION
Los Angeles Convention Center- Kentia & South Halls
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Friday, January 31: 9 am - 6 pm 
Saturday, February 1: 9 am - 6 pm 
Sunday, February 2: 9 am - 6 pm 
Monday, February 3: 9 am - 4 pm

SHOW CATEGORY LOCATIONS
For optimum buying convenience, all exhibitors are categorized in the following divisions on the show floor:

SOUTH HALL
GIFT
DESIGN LA
HANDCRAFTED
PERSONAL STYLE
OUTDOOR LIVING
BOARDWALK

KENTIA HALL
WORLD STYLE
JEWELRY CASH & CARRY
VINTAGE

FREE SEMINARS
All registered buyers are invited to attend these free educational seminars held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Friday, January 31 
Three Simple Tweaks To Your Retail Business To Get SIGNIFICANT Cash
Presented By: Dan Jablons, president, Retail Smart Guys
10:30 - 11:30 am

Put Your Best Staff Forward - How to Hire, Train, and Fire
Presented By: Dan Jablons, president, Retail Smart Guys
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Saturday, February 1

Social Media Marketing – The basics and how it will help improve your business
Presented By: Kerry Szymanski, president, Kerry Communications
10:30 – 11:30 am

Event Marketing: The Secret to Busy Sidewalks 
Presented By: SnapRetail
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Falling in Love with Brands – Branding 101
Presented By: Kerry Szymanski, president, Kerry Communications
2:00 – 3:00 pm 

Sunday, February 2


SNAPRETAIL CUSTOMER FORUM
Sunday, February 2 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Hosted & Sponsored by SnapRetail

Get in with the Pin-Crowd! Using Pinterest to Grow Your Business and Connect With Your Customers
Presented By: Patti Biro, principal, Patti Biro and Associates
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The 5 Key Elements of a Great Retail Display

Presented By: Patti Biro, principal, Patti Biro and Associates
2:00 – 3:00 pm 

PARKING REBATE
Urban Expositions is offering a parking reimbursement to buyers who pre-register and arrive early to park at Los Angeles Convention Center lot—reimbursement up to $15/day (offer valid at this lot only from January 31 – February 3, 2014).  

To receive your parking rebate (maximum reimbursement) you MUST bring the following to the parking rebate desk on the show floor between 11:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday – Sunday, and 11:30 am – 3:30 pm on Monday:

SHUTTLE INFO

Free Express Shuttle Service
A shuttle service will run approximately every 15-20 minutes.  

Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2: From 7:30 am – 11:00 am and from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Monday, February 3
: From 7:30 am – 11:00 am and from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ROUTE 1: Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, The LA Hotel Downtown (walk to nearest shuttle stop)
ROUTE 2: Figueroa Hotel, Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel, Hilton Checkers Hotel (walk to nearest shuttle stop)

HOTEL INFO
If you need assistance or have any questions regarding our hotel reservations, please contact Connections at 855.246.URBAN

Buyers Click Herefor discounted hotel rates for the California Gift Show.
Exhibitors Click Here for discounted hotel rates for the California Gift Show.

RULES & REGULATIONS
The California Gift Show is open to the trade only. Guests must be accompanied by a registered buyer and will be charged a $50 admission fee. If you have not already done so, please pre-register to receive your admission badge in advance by mail. 
You will need to present the following along with your badges to gain admission to the show: 1 form of personal ID and 2 forms of business ID, which can include copy of business license, sales tax id number, payroll stub, company check, company credit card, vendor invoice, business card, letterhead or other printed collateral with company name. (Please note: 1 form of personal ID and 1 form of business ID is required for each additional employee.)
To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 years and strollers are strongly discouraged.
The photography of any exhibit is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the exhibitor.

SPOTLIGHT ON FAIR TRADE, ECO-FRIENDLY & HANDMADE PRODUCTS: Fair Trade, Eco-friendly and Handmade products are key growth areas for the California Gift Show.  To help you quickly locate the many resources you'll find at the show, special Fair TradeGreen By Design and Handcrafted Resource listed below


FAIR TRADE RESOURCE LIST
A small sampling of Fair Trade Resources
Cats & Ghosts ─ 2949
Workers are paid promptly and a fair wage, working condidions are safe, healthy and free of discrimination, and the factory never used child labor.
Dharma Door, The ─ 1119
We follow the principals of fair trade with all of our product sourcing.
Tixxi Designs ─ 2860
Handcrafted by local artisians in the Philippines creating jobs to women in local communities.
Tyler Cody Designs ─ 2944
Seamstresses are paid promptly, fairly, in safe/empowering conditions, No exploitative childlabor. Cultivating environmental stewardship cotton, renewable resource.

GREEN BY DESIGN  RESOURCE LIST
A sampling of Eco-Friendly Resources
Dharma Door, The ─ 1119
We use ecycled materials in several of our products as well as sustainable materials.
Picnic Time, Inc. ─ 2425
Rubberwood is used only after it completes its latex producing cycle. When the latex yields become extremely low, the trees are then felled, and new ones are usually planted. Bamboo reaches maturity ten times faster than hardwood. They require less water, do not need pesticides or chemicals to reach maturity and decompose into a completely reusable and nutrient-rich composted soil.
Tixxi Designs ─ 2860
Made of plant fibers like palm leaves, banana leaves and acacia wood.
Tyler Cody Designs ─ 2944
All apparel is made of 100% cotton, a rapidly renewable resource.

HANDMADE RESOURCE LIST
A sampling of Handmade resources
Cats & Ghosts ─ 2949
Wool is sheared by hand from goats, hand spun into yarn, then hand weaved. The shawls are then silk-screened by hand using natural dyes.
Dharma Door, The ─ 1119
Housewares & gifts made by hand using traditional techniques.
EarthView, Inc. ─ 914
Oaxacan woodcarvings-totally handcarved, painted and signed by the artist.
Jolie ─ 2838
All of our hair accessories are handcrafted in the USA.
Live Your Dream Designs ─ 2960
3-D Pop-up greeting cards & paper sculpture designed and made by me, in my Los Angeles studio.
Santore Company / Petite Santore ─ 2926
Womens accessories and childrens clothing and accessories produced in my studio. All handmade to order.
Tierra Verde Soy Candle Co. ─ 2927
Soy & Beeswax Candles. We hand pour all of our candles ourselves.
Tixxi Designs ─ 2860
Handmade purses, gifts and accessories made from plant fibers, hand woven and hand crafted.
Tyler Cody Designs ─ 2944
Apparel & jewelry is 100% designed by me, jewelry is 100% handmade by me in Orange County, CA.

MADE IN AMERICA RE SOURCE LIST
A sampling of Made in America resources
Glitter Tots ─ Booth 2218
Lakaye Studio ─ Booth 2741
Live Your Dream Designs ─ Booth 2960
Morning Glamour LLC ─ Booth 2813
NoMonet ─ Booth 2908
Santore Company / Petite Santore ─ Booth 2926
Spirit Activewear ─ Booth 2228
Tierra Verde Soy Candle Co. ─ Booth 2927
Tipsy, Inc. ─ Booth 2545
Tyler Cody Designs ─ Booth 2944

FUTURE SHOW DATES
California Gift Show
July 18-21, 2014

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