/R E P E A T -- North America's Largest Trade Gift Show Offers First Glimpse Into Canada's Vital Holiday Season/

- Over 17,000 Retail Buyers Converge in Toronto to Get a Head Start on their Christmas Shopping -

TORONTO, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - Upcoming Canadian Gift & Tableware Association's (CGTA) Toronto Gift Show will attract retail buyers from coast to coast and around the world and facilitate the sourcing of the newest, most innovative products to hit store shelves this fall. Running from Sunday, August 8th to Thursday, August 12th, the show offers retailers the opportunity to discover up and coming trends and stock up on top selling products for the make or break holiday season. The Toronto Gift Show plays a vital role in the $10-billion gift and tableware industry, bringing retail buyers, manufacturers and distributors together, under one roof, to meet, discover new trends, celebrate industry innovation and engage in new business opportunities.

What:     Fall 2010 Toronto Gift Show

    When:     Sunday, August 8th         9 am - 6 pm
              Monday, August 9th         9 am - 7 pm
              Tuesday, August 10th       9 am - 7 pm
              Wednesday, August 11th     9 am - 6 pm
              Thursday, August 12th      9 am - 3 pm

    Who:      Close to 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and
              groundbreaking retail trends.

    Where:    International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
              Congress Centre South and new North Building, 650 Dixon Road
              Media Lounge - International Centre, Hall 1

(xx)NOTE TO EDITORS(xx) Exhibitors, industry experts and show organizers are available for interview.

Special features of the show include the New Product Galleries, showcasing everything from everyday essentials to trendy new products, the Kitchen Spotlight, a demo kitchen full of new and best-selling housewares and tabletop items and Showcase Canada, the most comprehensive collection of Canadian designed and manufactured products and specialty foods anywhere. Other exciting features include complimentary seminars and workshops hosted by industry experts. From business strategies and trade secrets to merchandising tips for the upcoming holiday season, retailers and industry watchers will benefit in a myriad of ways from attending the CGTA's biannual gift show this August.

The Toronto Gift Show is the largest gift trade show in Canada. The CGTA also owns and operates the Montreal and Alberta Gift Shows giving them a truly national presence in Canada's giftware industry.

About the CGTA
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The Canadian Gift and Tableware Association (CGTA) is the pulse of Canada's $10-billion giftware industry. Embodying the entrepreneurial instinct and spirit, the CGTA is a national, not-for-profit association dedicated to improving its members' competitive capability and business effectiveness by enhancing local, national and global opportunities. The CGTA is comprised of over 1,500 members made up of leading Canadian giftware manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors and wholesalers.

The CGTA owns and manages the Toronto Gift Show - the largest of any gift trade show held in Canada with more than one million square feet of exhibition space. Held twice annually, the Toronto Gift Show features close to 1,000 exhibitors and attracts over 17,000 retail buyers from across Canada and around the world. Further information is available at www.cgta.org.

For further information: Julia Harper, Steve Theobald, Idea Workshop, 416-504-3977 ext. 25, 21, Julia/steven@ideaworkshop.ca