DATES ANNOUNCED FOR CRAFT EAST BUYERS’ EXPO – SPRING WHOLESALE CRAFT SHOW
Halifax, NS – August 8, 2018 – After the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the February 2018 show, Craft Alliance has announced that Craft East Buyers’ Expo will be returning to the Homewood Suites Hotel & Conference Centre on February 9 & 10, 2019!
Following the success of the 2018 Buyers’ Expo, we will be bringing back the combination format of Suite Exhibiting & Conference Centre Booths.
Pricing for the 2019 show will be:
Suite Exhibit – $845 + HST (includes suite accommodations for 3 days)
Conference Centre (8’x8′ booth with table, pipe & drape) – $490 + HST
Conference Centre (1.5x booth) – $735 + HST
Conference Centre (2x booth) – $980 + HST
Microbooth (5’x5′ floor space with table) – $285 + HST
Guest Artisan Suite (non-Atlantic exhibitors) – $950 + HST
If you exhibited in a suite at the 2018 show and would like to request the same room again for 2019, please contact the Craft East Buyers’ Expo office with your request.
Here is some information you need to know about exhibiting at Craft East Buyers’ Expo:
Customize Your Online Profile
Each exhibitor, upon registering for Craft East, gains access to an online profile at www.craftalliance.ca. On acceptance to the show, your profile becomes visible to the network of retail buyers who have registered to attend the current year show or for previous years. They will be able to view your page, browse your products, and can even contact you directly to start sales discussions. Therefore, it’s very important to ensure to put some time into your profile when you register, as potential buyers will be using this as a resource for planning their trip to Craft East Buyers’ Expo, as well as a follow-up tool for after the show. You may contact the Craft Alliance/Craft East office for assistance if you encounter any issues while updating your profile.
For the first time in 2018, we introduced the Suite Exhibiting concept to our buyers and exhibitors. The feedback we received was impressive: on a scale of 1 to 5, exhibitors gave the new venue a 4.6 average rating; rated the comfort of the suites a 4.7; and gave the overall show a 4.2 rating. As a further indicator of the success of the new format, our exhibitor surveys additionally indicated that Suite Exhibitors averaged 26% higher sales than those in the Conference Centre.
Emerging Craftsperson Booths
Are you a first or second-time exhibitor? Contact our office to inquire about micro-booth spaces for emerging craftspeople in the Conference Centre!
The registration deadline is October 19th! Follow us on social media to get the latest updates on Craft East and other Craft Alliance projects.