Marketing Ideas and Trade Shows

The following is a list of tradeshows that we have found useful for our customers.

NAMTA – The International Art Materials Trade Association, was founded by a group of art supply retailers in 1950 and continues today with the following goal for retailers: “That art materials retailers succeed through growing in knowledge, sales and profitability.”

International Beauty Show Las Vegas IBS Las Vegas is the fastest growing beauty event in the nation and attracts more than 19,000 salon owners and beauty professionals who attend to enhance their careers, gain experience and purchase products!

Craft and Hobby Association Show The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is a not-for-profit organization consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in the manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products in the near $30 billion craft and hobby industry. The Association offers a broad range of member services, including market research, education, as well as operates award-winning trade show events, the CHA Winter and CHA Summer Shows and the CHA Craft SuperShow consumer event. For more about CHA go to

National Association of Convenience Stores Drawing more than 22,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors which cover nearly 400,000 net square feet, it rotates between three cities: Las Vegas, Chicago and Atlanta. The event also features 66 workshops and three general sessions. Check back for updates to this section soon!

National School Supply and Equipment Association Ed Expo Ed Expo is the largest back-to-school ordering show, specifically geared toward the educational products retailer and full-line distributor. Ed Expo provides the opportunity to see thousands of products, network with fellow dealers, and increase business know-how through workshops.

International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers  The IPCPR Annual Convention & Trade Show is the most important event of the year for tobacconists! It’s your best opportunity to select the high quality products your customers expect, and to discover the new and exciting merchandise that will keep your customers coming back!

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