WELCOME TO THE PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL CANDY, GIFT & GOURMET SHOW!
Sponsored by the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia, the 138th edition is the premier show for those seeking retail, wholesale and manufacturing solutions within the Specialty Confectionery Industry. The Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show is the place for retailers to get a first-hand look at breaking trends, new introductions and the latest offerings in every category. It’s all here- from candy, chocolate and gourmet specialties to candy-making equipment, packaging and plus items and more. And, don’t miss a seminar line-up led by the Who’s Who of confectionery professionals.
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EXPRESSPASS™ REGISTRATION FOR THE PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL CANDY, GIFT & GOURMET SHOW
To make show registration and entry easier than ever, pre-register for your ExpressPass™ for the Philadelphia National Candy Gift & Gourmet Show. Receive your ExpressPass™ via email. Simply print and bring your ExpressPass™ to the show, scan it with our onsite readers, and quickly print out your badge(s) when you arrive. No waiting. No hassle!
Tips for Attending Trade Shows
DETERMINE appointments before the show. That exhibitor offering a great Show Special might be very busy. Have you looked at the Show Specials & What’s New to determine who you wish to see? Are you seeing one of your vendors specifically? Do you know where to find him or her? Maybe take an extra notepad for notes you take as you talk to exhibitors.
DRESS for comfort. Yes, you want to look professional. But you will be walking the show floor and you want to be comfortable. Wear comfortable shoes so tired feet won’t be a hinderance for you.
DOCUMENT your plan of action. Which exhibitors do you want to see? What products are you specifically looking for? Which seminars do want to attend? Having a plan will better guarantee a successful event for your time and effort.
DETAIL your next steps for when you get home. What do you need to order? Who was that exhibitor you planned to reach out to? Did you need to follow up with someone? Was there a product you wanted to look for online? You might forget these things unless you detail your plan.
DIG into Social Media. It will be a great resource. Ready to learn more about special events and educational sessions? Don’t forget to use the power of social media to reach out and connect with exhibitors and other attendees.
Just Some Ideas…Kathy Darnell Ebener, Trade Show Manager at Global CIF
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