Video/Photo Op - Canadian Retail Catches Spring Fever! The Spring 2008 CGTA Gift Show Reveals the Hottest Seasonal Giftware Trends



    Canada's Largest Gift Trade Show Welcomes 23,000 Attendees from Around
    the World

    TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - Buyers on your mark, get set, shop! Canadian
retail springs to life at the 2008 CGTA Gift Show where the hottest products
and the latest trends will be revealed in Toronto from January 27th until
January 31st. Presented by The Canadian Gift and Tableware Association, the
Spring 2008 CGTA Gift Show is the hub of the $10-billion gift industry, where
retailers find the newest in modern and innovative products and can view
upcoming trends. The Spring show, highlighting A Global Mosaic of Living and
Giving theme, will present helpful seminars by industry experts to independent
retailers on topics ranging from How to Revitalize Your Store's Identity,
(David Chilton, The Wealthy Barber), Style & Design with Sarah Richardson
(HGTV's Design Inc.,), Shops That Pop! with Pam Danziger and This Small Store,
with Peter Fallico (HGTV's Home To Stay), just to name a few.
    Retail buyers attending the Spring 2008 CGTA Gift Show explore over one
million square feet of display space at two of Toronto's premier trade show
venues, the International Centre and the Toronto Congress Centre. The
twice-annual show attracts over 20,000 retail buyers from across Canada, the
United States and abroad, with over 1,100 must see exhibitors and industry
experts. The largest gift trade show in Canada, and the second largest in
North America, the CGTA Gift Show is the ultimate source for key retail
categories including Home & Décor, Bed, Bath & Linen, Gourmet Housewares,
Gourmet Foods, Stationery, General Gift, and Canadian-made products to name a
few.

    Location:
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    Toronto International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
    Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road

    
    Spring 2008 CGTA Gift Show (5-Day Format)
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    Sunday, January 27th          9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Monday, January 28th          9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 29th         9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, January 30th       9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Thursday, January 31st        9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Note to Editors - Excellent Photo/Interview Opportunities:
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    -   The largest gift trade show in Canada, the CGTA showcases the latest
        products from over 1,100 exhibitors, the perfect opportunity to see
        ground breaking retail trends.

    -   Interviews with exhibitors, industry experts and show organizers are
        available.
    

    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 1,600 members made up of leading Canadian giftware manufacturers,
importers, exporters, distributors and wholesalers.
    The CGTA owns and manages the CGTA 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 CGTA Gift Show features over 1,100 exhibitors
and attracts over 23,000 retail buyers from across Canada and around the
world. Further information is available at www.cgta.org.





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