- Annual event showcases newest products for the tourist and resort
TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Gift and Tableware
Association announced today that it has acquired TRIPS West - The
Tourist, Resort and Imprinted Products Show from DMG World Media Inc.
TRIPS West will run each February in conjunction with the Spring
Alberta Gift Show. The 2012 show runs from February 19 to 22 at
Edmonton's Northlands Expo Centre.
"This annual event will not only provide existing retail buyers with new
product offerings, but expand the reach of the show and broaden the
customer base for our over 580 exhibitors," says Peter Moore, CGTA
President and Chief Executive Officer. "We also expect to see increased
demand for these innovative products with the Canadian government's
recent announcement of a new Federal Tourism Strategy."
The CGTA owns and operates the Toronto, Albert and Montreal Gifts Shows,
and this deal further solidifies the Association's position as a leader
presence in Canada's $10 billion giftware industry.
TRIPS West, which started in 2004, provides wholesalers, importers and
manufacturers of tourist, resort and imprinted items, one targeted
event. With items as diverse as Canadian handcrafted items, First
Nations and Inuit Art, museum products, resort wear and jewellery,
TRIPS will serve as the destination for buyers from all major tourist
and resort locations across Canada.
About the Alberta Gift Show
The Alberta Gift Show is the largest gift trade show in Western Canada
and features product from around the world in a sectionalized floor
plan. This extensive showcase of Canadian manufacturers, importers,
exporters, wholesalers, distributors, suppliers and artists is the
vital link for the gift and tableware industry to meet, conduct
business, see new trends, celebrate industry innovation and engage in
new business opportunities
About the CGTA
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 1,600 members made up of leading Canadian
giftware manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors and
The CGTA owns and manages the Toronto, Montreal and Alberta Gift Shows,
giving the association a national tradeshow presence in the industry.
The twice-a-year events also provide significant economic stimulus to
their respective markets, bringing together thousands of retail
suppliers with thousands of prospective buyers. Further information is
available at www.cgta.org.
SOURCE Canadian Gift and Tableware Association
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