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SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL GIFT FAIR FEBRUARY 2015 SHOW INFORMATION

Show Hours & Location
Show Categories & Location
Free Seminars
Special Show Features
Transportation Rebate Program
Hotel Info
Shuttle Info
Public Transportation
Rules & Regulations
New Exhibitors
What’s New for 2015
Handmade Resource List
Green By Design             
Fair Trade Resource List
Made In America Resource List
On-Going Show Specials
Terrific Tuesday Specials
Future Show Dates
Urban Expositions Show Calendar

SHOW HOURS & LOCATION
Moscone Center – South Hall & Esplanade
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Saturday, February 21:  9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday,   February 22:   9 AM - 6 PM
Monday, February 23:   9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday, February 24:   9 AM - 3 PM

SHOW CATEGORY LOCATIONS
For optimum buying convenience all exhibitors will be categorized in the following divisions on the show floor.

SOUTH HALL

Design
General Gift
Home & Garden
Makers’ Market
Museum
Personal Style
Tabletop, Gourmet & Housewares
Vintage Collection

ESPLANADE
Treasures to Go
Village Arts

FREE SEMINARS
All Programs will be held in the South Hall of Moscone Center. See the app CALENDAR for complete details.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
URBAN RETAIL MARKETING BOOTCAMP: The Do's and Don'ts of Email Marketing
2:00 - 3:00 PM | Presented by: SnapRetail
Email marketing still drives the majority of in-store and online sales for most retailers. Discover how to craft a powerful email message - from subject lines to design to CTA and more - to get your emails opened and noticed.

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Handmade and Artisan Trends in Gift Giving: Effective Selling Trends and How to Work with Retailers Who Specialize in Custom-Made Goods
11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Presented By: Elena Yearly, CEO, Nostalgia Baskets 

URBAN RETAIL MARKETING BOOTCAMP:  Growing Sales with Instagram and Visual Marketing
2:00 - 3:00 PM | Presented by: Snap Retail

The 5 Key Elements of a Great Retail Display
3:00 - 4:00 PM | Presented by: Patti Biro, Patti Biro & Associates 

Monday, February 23, 2015
Start, Grow or Expand Your Business with a Pop Up Shop
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM |Presented by: Patti Biro, Patti Biro & Associates

Merchandise for Small Space Design Can Equal Big Profits
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Presented by: Christopher Grubb

URBAN RETAIL MARKETING BOOTCAMP:  Is Your Website Working for You?
2:00 - 3:00 PM | Presented by: SnapRetail

What’s New with SnapRetail?
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Hosted by: SnapRetail

SPECIAL SHOW FEATURES:
NEW! Raising Glasses & Expectations Show Social
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time:  4-6 PM
The new Show Floor Social | Raising Glasses & Expectations - - gives you the perfect chance to enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and great networking opportunities with current and potential customers -- without leaving the show floor.  In addition, special giveaways, and prize drawings will also be part of the event.

San Francisco International Gift Fair GHTA Social
Date: Monday, February 23, 2015
Time:  5-6 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room 208
Join us for drinks & hors d'oeuvres and learn more about the many benefits of GHTA Membership, including networking, education, money-saving health and business insurance, discounts on industry publications, shipping and more!

MSA Western Region Chapter Networking Reception
Date:  Monday, February 23, 2015
Time:   5-7 p.m.
Location:  Jamber Wine Pub | 858 Folsom Street
The Museum Store Association (MSA) and SFIGF invite current and prospective MSA members and vendors to enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking with industry peers before heading out to dinner on Monday evening.  Join us at Jamber Wine Pub – 858 Folsom Street—for a great evening. 

NEW! Makers' Market 
Featuring artisans and designers showcasing hand-styled crafts in all media across all categories, the new Makers' Market product section connects buyers looking for unique designs and artisans who make them. Visit the special display area in the show lobby highlighting the exhibiting artisans and vote for the "Best Maker".

50/50 Cash & Merchandise Credit Giveaways! 
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 (End of the 400 Aisle) and 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 at noon and 3 pm Saturday - Monday. On Tuesday, be sure to enter for the grand prize drawing for a two-night hotel stay at the next edition of the San Francisco International Gift Fair. You must be on show site to win and drawings are open only to registered buyers.

BECOME A RETAIL MARKETING EXPERT
Join this exclusive series of educational seminars just for SFIGF attendees and learn how to use the latest social media and email marketing techniques to grow store sales and engage customers.  See the full seminar schedule for details.


TRANSPORTATION REBATE PROGRAM
Bring your transportation or parking receipt along with your February 2015 SFIGF Buyer Badge to the Transportation Rebate Desk on the show floor and receive up to a $10 transportation credit. The Transportation Rebate Desk is located at the end of the 400 Asile.

LAUNCHING PAD PRODUCT PREVIEW AREA
Before stepping onto the show floor, be sure to explore the 'Launching Pad' Product Preview Area located in the South Hall Lower lobby at the bottom of the escalators. Here you will get a sneak preview of new introductions and best-selling designs they'll see on the show floor. 

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. See Show Specials here.

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 San Francisco International Gift Fair. 

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

GREEN BY DESIGN RESOURCE LIST
The following are companies with organic, energy-efficient products or products made from recyclable materials. See Green by Design Resource list here.

HANDMADE RESOURCE LIST
The following are companies with handmade in the USA products or international handcrafted items. See Handmade Resource list here.

MADE IN AMERICA
The following are companies with made in the USA products. See Made in America list here.

NEW EXHIBITORS
 The San Francisco International Gift Fair 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. See Whats New for 2015 list here.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY SPECIALS
Be sure to keep shopping on Tuesday, February 24 when many exhibitors will be offering additional savings and discounts on orders placed on the last day of the show. The specials will only be available on Tuesday, February 24. See the list of participating exhibitors. See Terrific Tuesday Specials here.

HOTEL INFO
If you need assistance or have any questions regarding our hotel reservations, please contact Connections at 855.246.URBAN (8722)

Buyers Click Here for discounted hotel rates for the San Francisco International Gift Fair.
Exhibitors Click Here for discounted hotel rates for the San Francisco International Gift Fair.

FOOD SERVICE
There are a number of food service areas in Moscone Center.

SFIGF SHOW OFFICE
If you need to speak with SFIGF sales team or Urban Expositions show management, please come the show office located in Room 123. You can also contact us by calling 415-978-3600.

SFIGF SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE TO SELECT AREA HOTELS & SOBEL BUILDING:
Service provided between Moscone Center and select hotels.
Saturday – Monday:              8:00 am – 11:00 am and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday:                                8:00 am – 11:00 am and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
( Details To Come)

SOBEL BUILDING:
The Sobel Building will be providing shuttle service to/from Moscone Center. For information on the Sobel Building Shuttle, call 415-552-8720.

Saturday – Monday:    9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday:                          9:30 am – 3:30 pm

TAXI & LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
MUNI/BART
For free up-to-the-minute, real-time departures for MUNI and Bart, call 5-1-1 and say “Public Transportation” or “Departure Times”. Public transportation serves all show locations and all city neighborhoods.  Stops for MUNI and BART are 1-2 blocks away from the Moscone Center on the Concourse.  Fares vary with the destination.

GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT
For Golden Gate Transit information, dial 5-1-1 (toll-free) or 415-455-2000 (outside the Bay Area) for both bus and ferry service. Buses travel from the city to Marin County, ferries from the City to Lakespur and Sausalito. For more information, visit www.goldengatetransit.org.

FERRIES
Ferries arrive in San Francisco at the Ferry Building. Walk through the Ferry Building and exit onto Embarcadero Blvd. Cross the street to a streetcar platform. Catch the F-Line streetcar and take it down Market Street to Third Street. Disembark. From Market Street, take Third Street and walk down two blocks.

SAM TRANS
A SamTrans Customer Service Representative can help plan your trip or answer questions about the SamTrans system. The center is open every day. Call 1-800-660-4287 or visit www.samtrans.com. Sam Trans runs from the Peninsula (South Bay) to the City.

AC Transit
Dial 511 and say, "AC Transit," to speak with a person about route information including time points, destinations, or trip planning. AC Transit is open Monday through Friday - 7:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5pm.

TAXI SERVICE
Yellow Cab – 415-626-2345
Veterans Cab – 415-552-1300
DeSoto Cab – 415.673.1414

AIRPORT
Please visit www.flysfo.com to see a complete listing of transportation services available to and from the San Francisco International Airport.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

FUTURE SHOW DATES
July 25-28, 2015
San Francisco International Gift Fair
Moscone Center – South Hall & Esplanade
San Francisco, CA

URBAN EXPOSITIONS SHOW CALENDAR