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CALIFORNIA GIFT JANUARY 2015 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 
What’s New for 2015 
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 23: 9 am - 6 pm 
Saturday, January 24: 9 am - 6 pm Comming Soon!
Sunday, January 25: 9 am - 6 pm 
Monday, January 26: 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
MAKERS’ MARKET
PERSONAL STYLE
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, January 23
Handmade and Artisan Trends in Gift Giving: Effective Selling Trends and How to Work with Crafters Who Specialize in Custom-Made Goods
11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Location: Near South Hall Concession Area on other side of 2000 aisle
Presented By: Elana Yearly, CEO, Nostalgia Baskets        
Social Selling: How to Use Facebook, Pinterest and Other Networks to Sell Online
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Location: Near South Hall Concession Area on other side of 2000 aisle
Presented By: SnapRetail                       
Maximizing Your Gift Show Experience: From an Attendee Perspective  
3:30 - 4:30 pm | Location: Near South Hall Concession Area on other side of 2000 aisle
Presented By: Elana Yearly, CEO, Nostalgia Baskets        

Saturday, January 24
Merchandise for Small Space Design Can Equal Big Profits
11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Location: Near South Hall Concession Area on other side of 2000 aisle
Present By: Christopher Grubb, president, Arch-Interiors Design Group
Maximize the Value of Your Website     
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Location: Near South Hall Concession Area on other side of 2000 aisle
Presented By: SnapRetail                       
First Impressions:  The Art and Science of Creating the Customer Experience
3:30 – 4:40 pm | Location: Near South Hall Concession Area on other side of 2000 aisle
Presented By: Amy Meadows, owner, Windows Matter

Sunday, January 25
Influence Customers with Instagram    
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Location: Near South Hall Concession Area on other side of 2000 aisle
Presented By: SnapRetail                       
What’s New with SnapRetail | Customer Forum            
3:00 – 4:00 pm | Location: Near South Hall Concession Area on other side of 2000 aisle       Sponsored 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 (January 23-26, 2015) comes together with the permanent showrooms at the California Market Center (January 21-26, 2015) and LA Mart (January 21-26, 2015) 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 California Gift Show. You must be on show site to win. Drawings open to qualified retail buyers only.

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.

SHOW SPECIALS
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. Click here to see!                                                  

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. Click here to see!

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

HANDMADE RESOURCE LIST
The following are companies with handmade in the USA products or international handcrafted items. Click here to see!

MADE IN AMERICA
The following are companies with made in the USA products. Look for details coming soon. Click here to see!

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

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2015?
You come to market to see what’s new, what’s fresh! The following are companies are offering new lines, new introductions, etc. for the winter 2015 show. Click here to see!

PARKING REIMBURSEMENT *
Urban Expositions is offering a parking reimbursement to buyers who pre-registered by January 12, 2015 and arrive early to park at Los Angeles Convention Center lot– reimbursement up to $10/day (offer valid only from January 23-26, 2015).
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, January 23 – Sunday, January 25 : From 7:30 am – 11:00 am and from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, January 26: 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. Check show signage for details.

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
July 17-20, 2015

URBAN EXPOSITIONS SHOW CALENDAR