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Christmas Countdown: Retailers Stock Shelves with Last Minute Christmas Gifts at ABC Kids Expo Most moms use ‘must have’ toy lists when Christmas shopping — so, make sure you have the latest toys & kids products on your showroom fl oor just in time for the Christmas holiday. Learn about the latest products on the market: activity & play mats, apparel, blankets, car seats & strollers, feeding, maternity, organic items, room décor, rugs, safety products, swings, toys, vitamins/supplements, youth/teen bedding & furniture, and oh, so much more! Retailers and Buyers — answer these simple questions: Q: Where can you engage with 700 manufacturers and over 8,000 industry participants at one private trade event? Q: Where can you explore new brands, view new products, and talk face-to-face with over 280 first-time suppliers? Q: Where can you network among the industry elite, with virtually every significant manufacturer and distributor of products for infants and children presenting their newest, most innovative products and services under one 800,000 sq.ft. roof? A: ABC Kids Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center, October 9-11, 2018 The Power of Partnership Stay in the Loop — over 60% of retailers/attendees are in the toy, gear, gift, and apparel retail industry. Manufacturers exhibit at the Expo in order to meet retailers face-to-face and take orders. Take advantage and maximize your profits with exhibitor show specials! Conduct meetings, investigate new products, and place orders on the trade show floor. Download the free ABC Expo 2018 mobile app and set up appointments in “My Show Planner”, connect with manufacturers, and find exhibitors on the interactive floorplan. Meet More Manufacturers in One Spot The Plaza™ provides a novel experience for retailers to engage with exhibitor’s products in a Parisian style marketplace. Retailers may move freely around The Plaza without the limitation of drapes or walls and experience multiple products from different exhibitors all at once. Products in Motion Every product shines when the lights focus on products during our exciting Runway Show. Miss Julianna Erdesz, a former Miss Nevada, will host and emcee this year’s Runway Show. View the latest trends, fabrication, and colorations in products ranging from baby gear, maternity, apparel, gift, baby care, nursing, feeding and more! New Product Showcase This is your exclusive opportunity to view manufacturers’ new products in a highly visible and secure showroom location on the trade show floor. Kick off your show experience at the New Product Showcase Wine & Cheese reception prior to the show and vote for the best product in various categories. The showcase is open to buyers and media representatives only during regular show hours. What’s Coming Next? Be part of the next big thing — The immensely popular ABC Invention Connection ® returns once again to the Expo. This pavilion features inventors whose products are in a conceptual or prototype stage; and seeking feedback from retailers. Consider these Show facts: • Three out of four attendees said the most important reasons for attending the ABC Kids Expo are “Finding New Brands/Suppliers” and “Viewing New Products” • First time exhibitors indicate that it is most important to “Talk with retailers in-person; and mingle at the Networking Events” • Those with 10+ years’ experience at the Expo say it is most important to “Use show specials to place orders” • 8,140 attendees • 65 countries • 3 themed pavilions; targeted floor destinations How to Register to Attend Retailers and Distributors that are approved in advance of the show may attend the ABC Kids Expo FREE OF CHARGE. The event is a wholesale environment and is only open to the trade. In order to attend the show, please visit ABC Kids Expo ® is in its 16th year, and is a partnership of juvenile industry manufacturers and retailers organized for the purpose of promoting the children’s products industry. For more information, please visit, email, or call 210-691-4848. | 210-691-4848 10 |