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MAR 19-21, Northstar Fashion Exhibitors Minneapolis, MN - Hyatt Regency - 1300 Nicol-


let Mall Manufacturer’s reps in the men’s, women’s and children’s apparel fi eld and related accessories will be on hand to display their lines and take orders. For further information: Debbie Higgins, Northstar Fashion Exhibitors, 3001 Hyatt Merchandise Mart, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Telephone: 800-272-6972, 612-333-5219; Fax: 612-333-5226; Email: northstarfashion@aol.com; Website: www. northstarfashion.com.


MAR 21-22, OASIS Albuquerque Gift Show Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Convention


Center A show, in addition, an electric selection of contempo- rary and traditional giftware from around the world, (offering the best selection in handcrafted Southwestern and Native American gifts.) Buyers include retailers and other professionals in the gift industry. Wholesale only. Easy online registration. The show has a main fl oor for order writing, gifts to go cash and carry, and the jury-chosen Artisans; showcase handcrafted area with both order writing and cash and carry. For further information: Dana Floyd, Org. Of Assoc. Salespeople In The Southwest (OASIS), 1250 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Telephone: 602-952-2050, 800- 424-9519; Fax: 602-952-2244; Email: info@oasis.org; Website: www.oasis.org.


MAR 21-24, International Sign Expo Orlando, FL - Orange County Convention


Center Digital Printing, Electronic message centers and all components necessary in the manufacture of on-prem- ise signage of all types. For further information: Bill McGlade, International Sign Association, 707 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314-1911. Telephone: 703- 836-4012; Fax: 703-836-8353; Email: bill.mcglade@ signs.org; Website: www.signexpo.org.


MAR 22-25, Dallas Apparel & Accessories


Dallas, TX - Dallas Market Center A showcase for some 14,000 lines of women’s and chil- dren’s apparel and accessories. For further information: Ashley Banks, Dallas Market Center, 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207. Telephone: 214-655-6183, 800-325-6587; Fax: 214-655-6105; Email: info@dmc- mail.com; Website: www.dallasmarketcenter.com.


MAR 23-25, International Vision Expo East New York, NY - The Jacob K. Javits Convention


Center International Vision Expo is the largest fashion and technology event for Eyecare professionals in the Americas. It provides your best opportunity to discover the latest in eyewear and advanced Eyecare technology, along with the most comprehensive accredited continu- ing education program available to all disciplines within the Eyecare profession. For further information: Reed Exhibitions, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851. Telephone: 800-811-7151, 203-840-5610; Fax: 203-840- 9590; Email: inquiry@visionexpo.com; Website: www. visionexpoeast.com.


MAR 24-27, Boston Gift Show Boston, MA - Boston Convention and Exhibition


Center New England’s premier gift and decorative event features a tremendous assortment of gifts, souvenirs, handmade and “Made In New England” resources. For further information: Cece Lee, Urban Exposi- tions, 1690 Roberts Blvd., Suite 111, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Telephone: 678-285-3976, 1-800-318-2238; Fax: 678-285-7469; Email: clee@urban-expo.com; Website: www.bostongiftshow.com, www.urban-expo.com.


122 March 2012 TRADESHOW CALENDAR MAR 25-26, Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary


Trade Show Minneapolis, MN - Ramada Inn Mall of America


and Convention Center This show specializes in gems, jewelry, lapidary equip- ment and specimens. **** ALL G&LW SHOWS ARE WHOLESALE ONLY - COPY OF BUSINESS OR RESALE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED - DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **** For further information: Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc., P.O. Box 98, Flora, MS 39071-0098. Telephone: 601-879-8832; Fax: 601- 879-3282; Email: info@glwshows.com; Website: www. glwshows.com.


MAR 25-28, ASD Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV - Sands Expo Center / Las Vegas


Convention Center Since 1961, ASD has grown into one of the nation’s largest merchandise trade events in the industry, with over 2800 exhibitors & 45,000 retailers from all over the world attending the bi-annual event, held in March & August. ASD is a robust and growing marketplace that brings together the world’s widest variety of merchandise from more than 2,800 vendors in one ef- fi cient, consumer-products tradeshow. Here buyers from every retail and distribution channel can fi nd what they need for their core markets plus discover new product categories and unique suppliers to diversify and freshen their merchandise mix, boost impulse and point-of- purchase sales––and increase profi ts. ASD showcases the following merchandise categories: Gift & Home; Fashion Accessories; Jewelry / Cash & Carry; Health & Beauty; Toys & Novelty; General Merchandise; Closeouts & Liquidations. ASD buyers come from all over the world and represent nearly every type of retail channel, large and small. ASD’s draws the widest variety of buyers including: specialty gift shops, drug stores, convenience stores, college & university gift stores, fl orists, grocery stores, hardware stores, luggage stores, party and paper stores, hotel/casino/cruise lines, souvenir stores, tattoo salons, hair salons, thrift stores, toy and hobby stores jewelry stores and general stores, just to name a few. For further information: Joceline Arnold, Buyer Relations Manager, Nielsen Business Media, 6255 Sunset Blvd., 19th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Telephone: 1-800-748-5058, 323-817-1993; Fax: 310-481-1924; Email: joceline.arnold@nielsen.com; Website: www.asdonline.com.


MAR 26-28, BigIndustryShow.com


Las Vegas, NV - Balley’s Hotel Event Center BIG Industry Show cordially invites all buyers nation- wide to attend the BIG Industry Show in Las Vegas. Meet hundreds of suppliers nationwide representing the Specialty Gift Industry including Smoke Shops, Adult Stores, Tattoo Shops, Imports and other Alternative Markets. Manufacturers, Distributors, Wholesalers and Retailers will join for the Industry’s Premier B2B Wholesale Event. Where everyone will have the oppor- tunity to embrace American Glass Artists, the Glass In- dustry and their Masterpieces. For further information: Show Manager, Big Industry Show, P.O. Box 297465, Hollywood, FL 33029. Telephone: 877-484-3301; Fax: 877-484-3302; Email: rsvp@bigindustryshow.com; rsvp@bigindustryguide.com; Website: www.BIGIndus- tryShow.com.


MAR 26-28, Los Angeles International


Textile Show Los Angeles, CA - California Market Center The fashion industry’s West Coast destination for premier textile, design & production resources from around the globe. For further information: Audrey Okulick, California Mart, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079. Telephone: 800-cal-mart (225-6278), 213-630-3737; Fax: 213-630-3708; Email: aokulick@ californiamarketcenter.com; Website: www.california- marketcenter.com.


MAR 28 - APR 1, Northwest SPORTSHOW Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis Convention


Center The Upper Midwest’s Largest Sport Show featuring boats, RVs, fi shing tackle, hunting gear, travel resorts and outfi tters. For further information: Jennifer Thomp- son, Show Manager, NMMA, 331 2nd Ave. Suite 701, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Telephone: 612-332-8330; Fax: 612-827-1424; Email: jthompson@nmma.org; Website: www.northwestsportshow.com.


MAR 30 - APR 1, Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary


Trade Show Detroit, MI - Embassy Suites/Lovinia/Novi This show specializes in gems, jewelry, lapidary equip- ment and specimens. **** ALL G&LW SHOWS ARE WHOLESALE ONLY - COPY OF BUSINESS OR RESALE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED - DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **** For further information: Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc., P.O. Box 98, Flora, MS 39071-0098. Telephone: 601-879-8832; Fax: 601- 879-3282; Email: info@glwshows.com; Website: www. glwshows.com.


MAR 30 - APR 1, Great American Gem


Show “InterGem” Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Civic Audi-


torium Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@ intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.


MAR 31 - APR 2, Jewelers International


Showcase - JIS Miami Beach, FL - Miami Beach Convention


Center The Largest & Leading Independent Jewelry Trade- shows in the Western Hemisphere. Serving only the jewelry trade with Worldwide exhibitors selling to the jewelry trade of Florida, 50 countries of The Caribbean and Latin America plus buyers from over 42 other USA states. Show established in 1979. For further informa- tion: Michael Breslow, President, Jewelers International Showcase, Inc., 6421 Congress Ave., Ste. 105, Boca Raton, FL 33487-2858. Telephone: 561-998-0205; Fax: 561-998-0209; Email: jisshow@aol.com; Website: www.jisshow.com.


APRIL APR 3-5, SPREE East Specialty Retail Entre-


preneur Expo & Conference Las Vegas, NV - Paris Hotel The show for the $12 billion cart & kiosk industry, the fastest growing segment of retail today. SPREE offers one-stop shopping for specialty retailers looking for products, locations and services. As an exhibitor you will have the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with both established retailers and entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a retail venture. For further information: Sally Miller, Specialty Retail Report, 195 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA 02339. Telephone: 800-936-6297, 781-312-1055; Fax: 888-213-1857, 781-829-1042; Email: info@spreeshow.com; Website: www.spreeshow.com.


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