Boston Gift Show

Now managed by Urban Expositions, the Boston Gift Show returns March 28-31, 2009 to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center with a fresh, new energy, an expanded product selection, as well as a number of other business-building buyer initiatives for New England retailers.

"The Boston Gift Show has a long tradition of success and we look forward to partnering with regional buyers, sales representatives and other industry members to build upon the show's strengths and future growth potential, " says Doug Miller, president, Urban Expositions. "At Urban, our focus has always been on regional markets. New England retailers can be assured that we are committed to bringing the best possible mix of products and services together to create a convenient, relaxed and cost-effective environment that truly caters to their specialized business needs."

Among the new highlights for the Boston Gift Show:

Expanded Selection The well-established Boston Gift Show already offers a wide and diverse product selection conveniently categorized into the Gifts, Etc., Souvenir Source, Handmade, and Made in New England sections. Among the new initiatives for March 2009 are plans to significantly expand the show's overall selection, with special emphasis on the Souvenir and Made in New England sections.

Pride of New England Awards Part of Boston's tradition, the 4th annual Pride of New England awards are a coveted honor that recognizes New England retailers for outstanding customer service, creative merchandising, community involvement and a strong demonstration of New England pride. Buyers and exhibitors are invited to nominate a retail establishment by going online to the Boston Gift Show website,, and clicking on the Pride of New England Awards located on the left-hand menu. Nominations must be received online by January 4, 2009. Winners will be announced at the show during a special awards reception held on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

Goody Bag Giveaway The first 150 buyers to arrive at the show on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 will receive a special tote bag filled with product from many of the show's exhibitors.

Free Freight Saturday Many exhibitors will be offering free freight on orders placed on Saturday, March 28 only. A complete list of exhibitors will be available at the show registration desk.

Parking Rebate Boston Gift Show buyers will be reimbursed up to $5 for their parking fee. Buyers will need to present their show badge and parking receipt at the special rebate desk located inside the exhibit hall.

Free Buyer Services and Amenities - Boston Gift Show buyers will continue to enjoy free continental breakfast and complementary refreshments each day in the buyers' lounge. In addition, they will also benefit from a solid buyer educational program featuring a number of free seminars throughout the show.

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