- Over 12,000 Retailers Convene for Canada's Largest Gift Show -
TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - While temperatures continue to soar and summer seems unstoppable, Canadian retailers are preparing to stock their shelves with the latest and greatest gifts for the highly anticipated holiday shopping season. The opportunity to visit 900 exhibitors in one million square feet of event space attracts over 12,000 retailers who flock to the Toronto Gift Show to source innovative, new products across six major consumer categories. Running from August 12 - 15, the semi-annual event owned and operated by the Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA) is Canada's largest gift trade show.
This fall's trends range from gold accents and dramatic black accessories to Middle Eastern-inspired prints in home furnishings and animal accents for the kitchen and table. With product categories including Gourmet Food & Housewares and Bed, Bath & Linens to Artisan's Way and Jewellery & Fashion Accessories, the Toronto Gift Show is set to inspire retailers of all kinds from across Canada and internationally. This year, the CGTA is challenging the Canadian gift industry, including retailers, manufacturers and distributors to raise $100,000 through the Kids Health Gift Challenge for SickKids Foundation. For more information visit cgta.org.
|What:||Fall 2012 Toronto Gift Show|
|When:||Sunday, August 12||9 am - 6 pm|
|Monday, August 13||9 am - 7 pm *MEDIA DAY|
|Tuesday, August 14||9 am - 7 pm|
|Wednesday, August 15||9 am - 3 pm|
|Who:||More than 900 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and groundbreaking retail trends.|
|Where:||International Centre, 6900 Airport Road|
|Congress Centre South and North Buildings, 650 Dixon Road|
*On Monday, August 13, all accredited media are invited to attend Media Day at the Toronto Gift Show, which will feature the unveiling of the Retail News Best Gift Awards, a Keynote Presentation by Eric Ryan, Co-Founder of method, the Kids Health Gift Challenge presentation with SickKids Foundation and a Fall Home & Décor Trend Tour with Erica Kirkland of Retail News. Please contact Julia@ideaworkshop.ca for more details.
**NOTE TO EDITORS**
Exhibitors, industry experts and show organizers are available for interview.
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 1,400 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 as well as TRIPS West, allowing for 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
For further information:
416-504-3977 ext. 25