California Gift Show 7/14

CALIFORNIA GIFT JULY 2014 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
New Exhibitors
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, July 18: 9 am - 6 pm 
Saturday, July 19: 9 am - 6 pm 
Sunday, July 20: 9 am - 6 pm 
Monday, July 21: 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 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. See the app CALENDAR for complete seminar details.

Friday, July 18
Urban Retail Marketing Bootcamp: Drive Store Traffic with Social Media
10:00 - 11:00 am | Location: South Hall, end of the 2100 aisle
Presented By: SnapRetail
The Tools You Need To Succeed In 2014- Tracking your Business Health in 30 Minutes a Week
1:00 - 2:00 pm | Location: South Hall, end of the 2100 aisle
Presented By: Lynn Switanowski-Barrett, president, Creative Business Consulting Group
The Right Stuff: How Much Is Too Much When it Comes to Inventory?
3:00 - 4:00 pm | Location: South Hall, end of the 2100 aisle
Presented By: Lynn Switanowski-Barrett, president, Creative Business Consulting Group
Saturday, July 19
Urban Retail Marketing Bootcamp: Should You Pin?
10:00 - 11:00 am  | Location: South Hall, end of the 2100 aisle
Presented By: SnapRetail
Trade Secrets! What Are Today's Successful Retailers Doing to Survive & How Can I Apply That To My Business
1:30 - 2:30 pm | Location: South Hall, end of the 2100 aisle
Presented By: Dan Jablons, president, Retail Smart Guys 
How To Talk To Your Vendors
3:00 - 4:00 pm  | Location: South Hall, end of the 2100 aisle
Presented By: Dan Jablons, president, Retail Smart Guys
Sunday, July 20
Urban Retail Marketing Bootcamp: Making the Most of Email Marketing
10:00 - 11:00 am  | Location: South Hall, end of the 2100 aisle
Presented By: SnapRetail 
SnapRetail Customer Forum
11:00 - 12:00 pm | Location: South Hall, end of the 2100 aisle
Hosted By: SnapRetail 

SPECIAL SHOW FEATURES

HOW THE WEST IS ONE
The versatile  selection you’ll find here on show site at the  California Gift Show  at the LA Convention Center (July 18-21, 2014) comes together with the permanent showrooms at the California Market Center (July 15-21, 2014) and LA Mart (July 16 –July 21) to offer you the largest gift & home market in the west. Each location will honor the other's admission badges and complimentary shuttle service from select host hotels and between all 3 venues.

50/50 CASH & MERCHANDISE CREDIT 
Don't miss your chance to register for our daily drawings for $50 cash and $50 merchandise credits to use towards any show order with any exhibitor. To enter, stop by the 50/50 Giveaway area. Present an order you've placed on the show floor for at least $100 with any exhibiting company. Each qualifying order entitles you to one entry. Enter as often as you like! Drawings will be held twice a day the first 3 days of the show. On the last day, be sure to enter for the grand prize drawing for a two-night hotel stay at the next edition of the Windy City Gift Show. You must be on show site to win. Drawings open to qualified retail buyers only.
SHOW SPECIALS   Check Back Later           
A number of exhibitors will be offering various savings on their lines and other discounts during all four days of the show. See the list of participating exhibitors.
NEW! BECOME A RETAIL MARKETING EXPERT! 
Join this exclusive series of educational seminars just for California Gift Show attendees and learn how to use the latest social media and email marketing techniques to grow store sales and engage customers.  See the app Calendar for complete details and the full seminar schedule.

SPOTLIGHT ON FAIR TRADE, ECO-FRIENDLY, HANDMADE & MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCTS: Fair Trade, Eco-friendly, Handmade and Made In America products are key growth areas for the California Gift Show. 

FAIR TRADE RESOURCE LIST
The following are companies with products that meet the Fair Trade Certification Standards.

GREEN BY DESIGN RESOURCE LIST
The following are companies with organic, energy-efficient products or products made from recyclable materials.

HANDMADE RESOURCE LIST
The following are companies with handmade in the USA products or international handcrafted items.

MADE IN AMERICA
The following are companies with made in the USA products.

NEW EXHIBITORS
 The California Gift Show continues to welcome new, first-time exhibitors. 

PARKING REIMBURSEMENT *
Urban Expositions is offering a parking reimbursement to buyers who pre-registered by July 5 and arrive early to park at Los Angeles Convention Center lot– reimbursement up to $10/day (offer valid only from July 18 – July 21, 2014).
To receive your parking rebate you'll need to surrender the coupon you received in your pre-registration packet  to one of the Los Angeles Convention Center Parking attendants when you enter the lot.
*The parking voucher is only valid at the Los Angeles Convention Center owned and operated garages, including South Hall parking garage, West Hall parking garage, and the Venice parking garage. Parking is not guaranteed - space is based on first come-first serve availability.

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

Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20 : From 7:30 am – 11:00 am and from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, July 21: 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

CALIFORNIA GIFT SHOW, LA MART & CALIFORNIA MARKET CENTER – Continuous shuttle service provided between all 3 venues.

ROUTE A:  Continuous back and forth between the LA Mart & Los Angeles Convention Center (California Gift Show).
Friday, July 18 - Sunday, July 20: From 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday, July 21: From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

ROUTE B: CMC/LA Mart/Los Angeles Convention Center - Continuous run to all three facilities.
If a buyer gets on the bus at the LACC to the CMC, the bus from the CMC will go to the LA Mart and then to Los Angeles Convention Center.
Friday, July 18: 8:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday, July 19 - Monday, July 21: 8:00am - 6:00pm

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

Buyers Click Here for 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 $20 admission fee.

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.
FUTURE SHOW DATES
California Gift Show
January 23-26, 2015

URBAN EXPOSITIONS SHOW CALENDAR