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ATLANTA (April 21, 2016) –  Returning to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center from July 24-27, 2016, the Philadelphia Gift Show offers its Mid-Atlantic and Tri-State retail audience a one-stop source to restock and refresh their store shelves.  Together with a full line-up of money saving buyer services, educational offerings, giveaways and show hospitality, the show’s expansive selection of new introductions and best-selling designs across all categories gives retailers the perfect opportunity to discover fresh new resources without breaking the bank. 

“The Philadelphia Gift Show has built a strong reputation for offering a cost-effective and convenient choice for our Mid-Atlantic and Tri-State retailers seeking fresh new designs to appeal to current and new customers,” explains Dean Russo, Group Show Director, Urban Expositions.  “Close to home and much less expensive to attend than shows like New York or Atlanta, the Philadelphia Gift Show’s amenities like free parking, discounted hotel rates, free breakfast, lunch specials and others let our buyers focus on shopping for best-selling brands and up-and-coming new products rather than travel budgets.”


Bestsellers, Regional Resources, Local Specialties You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

This all-category show features best-selling products and up-and-coming designs in everything from giftware, decorative accessories, tabletop and fashion accessories, to toys and games, designer/artisan items and more.  With a laser-focus on the region it serves and area retailers’ specialized buying needs, the Philadelphia Gift Show also brings together unique artisan designs and other up-and-coming products that are unique to this part of the country.

Special Spotlights

The summer show will feature a full range of resources in virtually every category, with special product spotlights on key growth areas, including: Home Accents, Makers’ Market, Child’s Play, Gourmet, Candy & Confections and Made in the USA. 

Free Buyer Seminar Series:

Buyers can choose from a host of educational programs touching on a variety of topics and trends, ranging from social media, designing and merchandising tips and more. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Blogging For Bucks: How To Use Content Marketing To Magnetize Your Website & Attract Your Ideal Customers From The Web
Presented by: Betsy Kent, President, Be Visible Internet Marketing

Are you blogging (or thinking about blogging) for your business? Don’t do it without a strategy in place. Experienced online marketer and Blog School founder Betsy Kent will share tips from her popular four-step content marketing success program. Join her for this workshop and take away tips that will put you in front of your ideal customers and get them to click and buy.

Social Media Can Hurt Your Business: Don't Get Caught In The Trap
Presented by: Betsy Kent, President, Be Visible Internet Marketing

Has too much emphasis been put on social media? Businesses of all sizes struggle to decode the secret of using social media successfully. Online marketing expert, Betsy Kent, has figured out how to put social media in its place. You will walk away with actionable tips that you’ll be able to use immediately to improve your online presence and attract tons of qualified leads from the web.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Maybe How To Turn Everyday Products Into Holiday Best-sellers 
Presented by: Tammy Shapiro, President, Talk of the Town Gourmet Gifts & More
With the fourth quarter right around the corner, this session will explore how to turn everyday products into holiday best-sellers. Whether you have a gift, candy, gourmet specialty or wine/spirits shop, this program offers something for everyone!  Tammy will demonstrate creative ways to wrap, package, display and market these creative designs to help your sales to soar.    

Complimentary Buyer Breakfast:

Buyers are invited to enjoy a free continental breakfast Sunday, July 24 and Monday, July 25, 2016.

Retail Prize Giveaways:
Buyers will have the chance to win various prizes from participating exhibitors throughout the show.


Stay For The Last Day:

Retailers are invited to stay and shop on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 to enjoy  exhibitor discounts only offered the last day of the show, discounted hotel rates and complimentary buyer lunch!


WHEN:  Sunday, July 24- Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WHERE: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, just 5 miles from the King of Prussia Area

100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. 19456

SHOW HOURS: 9 am – 6 pm July 24-26; 9 am – 2 pm July 27.

HOTEL DISCOUNTS: Rates as low as $88.  Visit travel section | or call Connections at 855.246.8722.

For exhibitor information, contact Philadelphia Gift Show Director Russ Turner at 678.370.0350,; Show Director Jeannie Dorchak at 678.370.0340 and   For buyer information Visit or call 800.318.2238.


Based in Kennesaw, GA and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 40 events serving nine  industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Apparel,  Aviation, Halloween | Party, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming.  Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focusing on the airport concession industry.  In addition to its Kennesaw, GA headquarters, Urban has offices in Shelton, CT, Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. | 800.318.2238.

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