Experience the evolution of retail at the redesigned Toronto Gift + Home Market, August 11-14, 2019!

PHOTO: CANADIAN GIFT ASSOCIATION

PHOTO: CANADIAN GIFT ASSOCIATION

By Retail Insider

The Canadian Gift Association is excited to present you with new products, new trends, new ideas and a new show. The Toronto Gift + Home Market is now exclusively under one roof at the Toronto Congress Centre. Retailers will enjoy a categorized, easy to navigate floor plan with some fresh perks along the way.

The changes on the show floor are meant to add a little fun and a lot of knowledge to the buying experience. With an inspiring Opening Keynote Presentation by Michael “Pinball” Clemons and more breakfast seminars and lunch & learn sessions than ever before, retailers will leave the show empowered to take on new challenges in their business.

Michael “Pinball” Clemons’ presentation is geared toward generating positivity by changing your attitude, perspective and business in order to adapt to new ideas, approaches and concepts. While reflecting on your own experiences as a retailer, you’ll become motivated to create a positive outlook and appreciate what you can accomplish when you embrace what’s new. Pre-registration is required to attend.

PHOTO: CANADIAN GIFT ASSOCIATION

PHOTO: CANADIAN GIFT ASSOCIATION

PHOTO: CANADIAN GIFT ASSOCIATION

PHOTO: CANADIAN GIFT ASSOCIATION

As for the fun elements, new and favourited promotions include the Market Mixer industry party, exciting giveaways, complimentary massages, WiFi and three well-appointed buyers’ lounges. The LUXE Lounge offers plush seating, light refreshments, charging stations and work areas. The Hashtag Lounge is a comfortable spot to unwind and upload photos to social media (#TOGiftMkt). Le Jardin is a space that’s budding with bright ideas, whimsical décor and a refillable water bottle station.

If you’re wondering where to begin when everything’s new, the Toronto Gift + Home Market has developed five fantastic feature areas that will motivate retailers to find their next best-sellers. Just in! New Arrivals is a section dedicated to exhibitors joining the show for the first time. Not only will you discover brand-new exhibitors here, you will also find a feature area with highlighted products exclusively from these exhibitors. Other feature areas include the New Product Showcase, located inside the LUXE Lounge, and the Canadian, Sustainable and Living merchandise displays curated by Market Ambassador Andrew Pike, located in the North Lobby.

PHOTO: CANADIAN GIFT ASSOCIATION

PHOTO: CANADIAN GIFT ASSOCIATION

To celebrate the launch of the new show, CanGift invites you to mix and mingle on opening night at the industry event of the summer. The Market Mixer is a free event open to all exhibitors and retailers (pre-registration is required). Enjoy 1 complimentary drink, cash bar, gourmet food stations, appetizers and music by Toronto’s premier DJ Conor Cutz.

Qualified buyers can register online or by phone: togifthomemarket.ca/800.750.1967

Pre-registration for featured presentations and the Market Mixer is also available online: togifthomemarket.ca

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