Hawaii Market Merchandise Expo – 2018
10 am to 5 pm daily Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Nov. 10, 11, 12, 2017
Jan. 19, 20, 21, 2018
Apr. 20, 21, 22, 2018
Sept. 14, 15, 16, 2018
Nov. 8, 9, 10, 2018
Jan. 18, 19, 20, 2019
Apr. 12, 13, 14, 2019
Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2019
Nov. 15, 16, 17, 2019
Featured products are: jewelry, gift, apparel, fashion accessories, leather goods, art and collectibles in addition to products manufactured in Hawaii.
The expos are designed specifically to serve Hawaii’s business buyers and sellers.
The expos are not open to the public. The cash and carry format of immediate release of merchandise encourages thousands of business owners, managers and professional trade buyers to purchase hundreds of products for use or re-sale in their businesses.
COMPANY: Douglas Trade Shows
The Hawaii Market Merchandise Expos are produced by Douglas Trade Shows, Hawaii’s largest and oldest tradeshow production and management company. Douglas Trade Shows has been successfully producing trade events in Hawaii for the jewelry, gift, apparel, fashion accessory, lodging, hospitality, foodservice, hotel and restaurant industries since 1983.
FACILITY: Blaisdell Exhibition Center
Located in Honolulu on the Island of Oahu, this spacious exhibit center is conveniently located just minutes between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki. It is easily accessible with plenty of on-site parking. The Blaisdell Exhibition Center is a non-union facility. Exhibitors may proceed on their own to move-in, install, dismantle and remove their exhibit materials and displays.
ATTENDEES: More than 7000 business buyers from all the Islands of Hawaii attend each of The Hawaii Market Merchandise Expos. The business-to-business demographics of the State of Hawaii indicate that it ranks among the largest in the nation with respect to “cottage industries” as well as per-capita retail establishments. The cottage industry buyers especially generate a substantially large number of small quantity purchases per exhibitor, and they are well represented among all of the buyers who attend the expos.
Buyers must present properly qualified business related credentials along with matching photo identification in person at show site for admission. (Buyers may not register in advance via email for the Merchandise Expos).
MARKETS: One of the World’s most dynamic retail shopping and resort hospitality markets. Hawaii is strategically situated in the Pacific between Asia and the mainland USA. The state population is more than 1.2 million residents. Over 7 million tourists visit the Hawaiian Islands annually. Honolulu is now one of the 15 largest cities in the USA. With over 4000 retail businesses, 70,000 resort lodging accommodations and 2000 restaurants and foodservice establishments.
PRODUCTS EXHIBITED: Antiques, apparel and fashion accessories, artificial flowers, baskets, beach-wear, beads, books, bowls, calendars, candy, candles, ceramic, Christmas gifts and ornaments, clocks, coffees, collectibles, condiments, cookies, cosmetics, costume jewelry, decorative items, dolls, fine jewelry, gems, gift wraps, gourmet foods, greeting cards, handbags, holiday décor, jam, leather goods, luggage, novelties, pens, photo albums, pottery, rubber stamps, sauces and dressings, snacks, souvenirs, stationery, teas, toys, vases, watches and much more.
PROMOTION: Direct Mail – over 13,000 attractive Postcard Invitations, plus Passbooks/Buyer’s Directories, with official entry badges are mailed to Pre-registered Buyers, which include business owners, managers and professionals as well as qualified trade buyers who have a proven track record of buying at trade shows.
Special Promotions & Travel Packages developed for both exhibitors and buyers.
BOOTH SIZE: Booth size varies with 10’x10’ booth, 10’x15’, etc.
BOOTH LOCATION / ASSIGNMENTS: Main Exhibit Hall, Pikake Room, Upper Galleria
A Deposit with the completed application by the deadline is required.
Location is based on “seniority”, prior occupancy, date of deposit with application.
(Late applications will be accepted)
BOOTH PRICE: Prices vary with location and size.
Included in the show fees: each exhibit booth includes a pipe & drape exhibit space, choice of free decorator equipment package, (tables, risers, tele cages, chairs, waste basket, and booth sign). The aisles are carpeted. General area lighting.
(Additional equipment, electricity, shipping is handled by the decorator for a fee).
Exhibitors will also receive:
Free Listing in the Passbook & Buyer’s Directory
Free Postcard Mailer Invitations for preferred buyers
You may not register on line as an exhibitor or buyer
Please call our office regarding exhibit or buyer registration information …Do not email…
Douglas Trade Shows
800-525-5275 (outside Hawaii)
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