Windy City Gift Show

WINDY CITY GIFT SHOW – AUGUST 2016 INFORMATION

Show Hours & Location
Special Show Features
Parking Rebate
Directions/Getting Here
Hotel Info
Rules & Regulations
Fair Trade Resource List 
Green By Design Resource List  
Handmade Resource List
Made In America Resource List
New Exhibitors
Future Show Dates
Urban Expositions Show Calendar

SHOW HOURS & LOCATION
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Friday, August 12 | 9am - 6pm
Saturday, August 13 | 9am - 6pm
Sunday, August 14 | 9am - 4pm

 

SPECIAL SHOW FEATURES

GOODY BAG GIVEAWAY
The first 100 stores to arrive at the show on Friday and Saturday will receive a special tote bag and a list of exhibitors to visit to receive a free gift!
FRI-YAY! SHOW FLOOR SOCIAL
This summer the show opens on Friday.  Get a jump on your weekend and join us here for opening day. Wrap up the day with our show floor social starting at 4 pm – enjoy drinks and snacks while shopping the show floor! After all, Friday is the new Saturday!     
STAY FOR THE LAST DAY, TOO!
Sunday is a fun day, too.  A number of exhibitors will be offering specials that are only good on this day so make sure to shop and save. And look for information about other money and time-saving show features, too. 
SHOW YOUR BADGE AND SAVE!
The Rosemont Convention Bureau and the Windy City Gift Show are teaming up to offer buyers great specials at several Rosemont area restaurants. Simply present your Windy City Gift Show badge to receive savings at participating restaurants. Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants.

SPOTLIGHT ON FAIR TRADE, ECO-FRIENDLY, HANDMADE AND MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCTS
Fair Trade, eco-friendly, handmade and made In America products are key growth areas for the Windy City 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 Windy City Gift Show continues to welcome new, first-time exhibitors. Click here to see!

PARKING REBATE
When you register for your ExpressPass™, you can also receive a parking reimbursement (up to $15/day) at the Rosemont Parking Garage! Simply present your ExpressPass™ at the parking rebate desk on the show floor-- along with your Rosemont Parking Garage parking receipt, buyer badge and photo ID for reimbursement. Valid ONLY for retail buyers August 12 – 14, 2016.

 

DIRECTIONS /GETTING TO DONALD E. STEPHENS CONVENTION CENTER
Just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the Convention Center is easily accessible from anywhere in the country.
 
AIRPORT SHUTTLES 
All Rosemont hotels supply free transportation to and from O’Hare International Airport (5 minutes away)

RAIL/BUS
--AMTRAK & METRA – Amtrak is available into Chicago Union Station from across the country. Visitors arriving by rail can commute to Rosemont via the Metra out of Chicago Union Station on the North Central Service (NCS), which stops in Rosemont (Rail cost is $4.75 or $9.50 round trip from Union Station to Rosemont). From there, it is a short cab ride to the Convention Center from the Metra stop.
CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY | CTA – Coming from downtown Chicago or other areas? 

TAKE THE L FROM DOWNTOWN CHICAGO.
From the Merchandise Mart, walk 2 short blocks over the river to the Clark/Lake Station. You can then do one of two things:
1. The CTA “L” Blue Line Train goes all the way to O’Hare. From there you can take a cab or hotel shuttle to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center business area.
2. You can take the CTA “L” Blue Line Train to the Rosemont Station. From there, take the shuttle bus which runs to the convention center, entertainment district and new fashion outlet. You can also walk the few short blocks from the Rosemont stop to the convention center.
The train is $2.25 each way to/from Rosemont/Chicago Loop. 
*ATTENTION PACE PASSENGERS*
ROUTING CHANGE FOR ROSEMONT ENTERTAINMENT CIRCULATOR-- Effective September 16, 2013. 
Click here for details.

TAXI
Coming from downtown Chicago to Rosemont? A cab ride will average an hour. Fare - estimate $35 and up one way.  

DRIVING
Rosemont is easily accessible via I-90, I-294 and the I 290/294

 

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

Click here for discounted hotel rates. 

RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Windy City Gift Show is a wholesale trade show for professional gift and furniture buyers of the gift and home furnishings industries. Guests must be accompanied by a registered buyer and will be charged a $20 admission fee.
New /first-time attendees should be prepared to present the following along with your ExpressPass™ 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.)

The photography of any exhibit is expressly prohibited without written consent of the exhibitor.

FUTURE SHOW DATES
January 28 – 30, 2017
Windy City Gift Show
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

URBAN EXPOSITIONS SHOW CALENDAR