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“InterGem” San Mateo, CA - San Mateo County Expo Center 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.


APR 6-8, Great American Gem Show


“InterGem” White Plains, NY - Westchester County Center 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.


APR 10-11, April Midwest Market Days™


Des Plaines, IL - TransWorld Merchandise Center The Midwest Market Days trade show attracts Buyers from independent retailers, mass merchants and whole- sale distributors enjoy the concise, comfortable, casual buying atmosphere. View thousands of closeout and direct import general merchandise items across a wide variety of product categories. Spend more time with vendors buying and viewing product rather than walk- ing endlessly, in a huge convention center. For further information: TransWorld Merchandise Center, Inc., 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1540, Chicago, IL 60606. Telephone: 312-201-3800; Fax: 312-201-3803; Website: www.twmerchcenter.com.


APR 10-11, Midwest Market Days Chicago River Grove, IL - Regent Showroom, 8999


Palmer St. The Midwest Market Days trade show is conveniently located in the Midwest only 10 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Buyers from independent retailers, mass merchants and wholesale distributors en- joy the concise, comfortable, casual buying atmosphere. View thousands of closeout and direct import general merchandise items across a wide variety of product categories. Spend more time with vendors buying and viewing product rather than walking endlessly, in a huge convention center. We provide complimentary breakfast and buffet lunch to all buyers and shuttle transportation to other participating showroom loca- tions just minutes away. For further information: Ken Soens or Sandy Drelich, Regent Products Corp., 8999 Palmer St., River Grove, IL 60171. Telephone: 708-583- 1000; Fax: 708-583-1400; Email: sales@regentprod- ucts.com; Website: www.midwestmarketdays.com.


APR 12-17, Atlanta Women’s & Children’s


Apparel/Accessories Market Atlanta, GA - AmericasMart*Atlanta Fashion takes a new runway staged and spot lit for de- sign innovation this April at AmericasMart®-Atlanta. It’s where contemporary collections meet designer/ bridge creations for top retailers on a new path to fash- ion, as only AmericasMart can defi ne it AmericasMart PREMIERE: The New International Show for Juried Apparel Collection. For further information: Mary Ellen Jackson, AmericasMart Atlanta, 240 Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 2200, Atlanta, GA 30303. Telephone: 404-220-2234; Fax: 404-220-2299; Email: mjackson@ americasmart.com; Website: www.americasmart.com.


124 March 2012 TRADESHOW CALENDAR APR 13-14, Gem, Jewelry & Lapidary


Trade Show West Springfi eld, MA - Eastern States Exposition 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.


APR 13-15, Great American Gem


Show “InterGem” Houston, TX - Reliant Center at Reliant Park 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.


APR 18-18, The Heritage Cash & Carry


Wholesale Market Gettysburg, PA - Eisenhower Inn Allstar Com-


plex Traditional and new ideas for the home & garden from America’s Finest Craftsman. For further information: Heritage Markets, P.O. Box 389, Carlisle, PA 17013. Telephone: 717-249-9404; Fax: 717-258-0265; Email: hertmarket@aol.com; Website: www.heritagemarkets. com.


APR 19-22, TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion


& Accessories (JF&A) Spring Rosemont, IL - Donald E. Stephens


Convention Center Show features all types of jewelry including gold, platinum, silver, diamonds and gemstones. Fashion including sportswear, furs, leather apparel and neck- wear. Accessories such as belts, scarves, handbags, sunglasses, wallets, watches and eye wear. Home decor including giftware, cookware, housewares and gourmet food. Pre-registration is FREE. On-site registration is $5. For further information: TransWorld Exhibits, Inc., 1850 Oak St., Northfi eld, IL 60093. Telephone: 847- 446-8434, 800-323-5462; Fax: 847-446-3523; Email: info@tweshows.com; Website: www.tweshows.com.


APR 20-22, ACC Craft Fair - St. Paul


St. Paul, MN - River Centre The largest juried indoor craft show in the nation will feature many of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home decor artists. Now in its 36th year, this American Craft Council show is a must-attend event. For further information: Kristen Powell, American Craft Council, 1224 Marshall St. NE #200, Mineapolis, MN 55413-1089. Telephone: 612-206-3100; Fax: 612-355-2330; Email: Kpowell@ craftcouncil.org; Website: www.craftcouncil.org.


APR 20-22, America’s Family Pet Expo


Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair & Event Center For the pet loving public (over 40,000 people in attendance). Dogs, cats, birds, fi sh, reptiles, pigs, llamas and more! The purpose of this show is to bring together all elements of the companion animal world and to promote responsible pet ownership. Demonstra- tions, speakers, product exhibits, hobbyist shows and contests. For further information: Kathy Branson, World Wide Pet Industry Association, 135 Lemon Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016. Telephone: 626-447-2222; Fax: 626-447-8350; Email: info@wwpia.org; Website: www.petexpooc.com.


APR 20-22, Chicago Jewelry & Watch Show


Chicago, IL - Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers The three-day event features more than 100 domestic and international dealers of unique, rare and distinctive antique jewelry, exquisite time pieces and gemstones.


For further information: Andrea Canady, Show Direc- tor, George Little Management, LLC., US Antique Shows, 10130 Market Street, Suite 9, Naples, FL 34112. Telephone: 239-732-6642; Fax: 239-352-6005; Email: acanady@glmshows.com; Website: www.glmshows. com, www.antiquejewelrychicagoshow.com, www. USAntiqueshows.com.


APR 20-22, Great American Gem Show


“InterGem” Austin, TX - Austin Convention Center 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.


APR 20-22, Great American Gem Show


“InterGem” National Harbor, MD - Gaylord Convention Center 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.


APR 21-23, Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show


Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Merchandise Mart This show is a wholesale trade show for buyers of gifts, jewelry, housewares, silk fl owers, stationery, toys, and much more. For further information: Michael Stephens, Mahone Associates, 800 Briarcreek Rd., Ste. BB503, Charlotte, NC 28205. Telephone: 704-377-5881; Fax: 704-358-9115; Email: michael@charlottegiftshow.com; Website: www.charlottegiftshow.com.


APR 22-24, International Beauty Show -


New York New York, NY - Jacob K. Javits Convention


Center This show features hair, nail, as well as makeup pro- grams covering every aspect of the beauty industry. IBS offers something for everyone - cutting, coloring, long hairdressing, skin/body, nails, business, booth renters, forum, multicultural - You name it! For further infor- mation: Dana Lupton, Group Show Director, Questex Media Group, 757 Third Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Telephone: 800-427-2420, 212-895-8237; Fax: 212-895-8209; Email: dlupton@questex.com; Website: www.ibsnewyork.com.


APR 27-29, Great American Gem Show


“InterGem” Dallas, TX - Dallas Market Hall 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.


APR 27-29, Mid-South Jewelry & Acces-


sories Fair - Spring Memphis, TN - Memphis Cook Convention Center For The Trade Only - Cash and Carry Gift, Fashion, Accessories, Home Decor & Jewelry Show. For further information: David Harrington, Show Manager, Helen Brett Enterprises, 5111 Academy Dr., Lisle, IL 60532. Telephone: 630-241-9865; Fax: 630-241-9870; Email: dharrington@helenbrett.com; Website: www. gift2jewelry.com.


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