- 8,000 Retailers Convene to Source Unique Product from Exclusive Exhibitors -
MONTREAL, Aug. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - More than 8,000 retail buyers will descend on the Canadian Gift & Tableware Association's (CGTA) Montreal Gift Show where 350 exhibitors will showcase this year's newest and most innovative products, reflecting industry expectations for 2013. The resulting orders will define the coming months of Quebec's retail sector, the largest employer in the province.
The show — running from Sunday, August 26 to Wednesday, August 29 — brings manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers and suppliers together with retail buyers. Decisions will determine what shoppers see on store shelves during the upcoming holiday season.
The show divides exhibitors into five product categories: Le Quebec, an unparalleled mix of Quebec-made products; Giftware and Home Décor, a global mix of the latest trends in home décor, giftware, souvenirs and more; Le Coin Gourmand, an appetizing selection of housewares and gourmet food; Le Coin Enfant, the newest products for infants and children, and Le "Style Montreal" Runway, where visitors will discover the latest in fashion and jewellery.
**NOTE TO EDITORS**
Exhibitors, industry experts and show organizers are available for interview in French and English.
|What:||Fall 2012 Montreal Gift Show|
|| Sunday, August 26
Monday, August 27
Tuesday, August 28
Wednesday, August 29
| 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
|Who:||More than 8,000 retail buyers source the latest products for holiday season|
|| Place Bonaventure
800 de la Gauchetière Street West
About the Montreal Gift Show
The Montreal Gift Show brings together the finest mix of products and services to create a convenient, relaxed, efficient and cost-effective buying environment. It showcases more than 350 exhibiting companies and attracts over 8,000 retailers every year.
The Montreal Gift Show features products from around the world. 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 capabilities and business effectiveness by enhancing local, national and global opportunities. The CGTA is comprised of more than 1,400 members made up of leading Canadian giftware manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors and wholesalers.
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: Montreal Gift Show
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