SEATTLE GIFT SHOW TESTIMONIALS
See what exhibitors have to say about the show:
"We moved from the Pacific Market Center so that we could meet new customers, we've certainly done that this show."
Keil Van Inwegen, Real Toy
"Our Seattle Gift Show this year was our best show in 5 years!!"
Mary Horn, Smith Western Co.
"The Seattle Gift Show really exceeded all my expectations. I was really pleased with our result."
Jonathan Hankar, Kiss That Frog, Inc.
“My customers at the Seattle Show are raving about the new show management and all the wonderful things they are doing. They haven’t seen hotel rates like Urban gets for the show in years! If you want to see the buyers from the Northwest you have to do the Seattle Gift show, it pays off everytime.”
Sue Huston, Sue Huston
“We do both the Seattle Gift Show and the SFIGF and both have always been a great experience for us. These shows always attract serious buyers that come to shop. We believe the exposure for our company is greater since these shows have the biggest draw of any on the west coast. I have to add that you can’t beat the staff for these shows; they make it feel like a home away from home.”
Todd Davis, Spokandy
"We have exhibited at the San Francisco and Seattle Gift shows for 29 years and it’s nice to see the shows beginning to come back. New exhibitors, new products, new ideas, new owners/management, new friends!"
Fritz Renner, F. T. Renner Company, Carmel Valley, CA
“It is so nice to participate in a trade show that is designed for the Pacific Northwest and the customer base that supports it. The support staff at the gift show makes it so easy to create an environment that is professional and inviting for our customers, from the booth itself to the amenities of the Washington State Convention Center. We have been participating in the gift show at the Convention Center for the past 11 years, and have increased the size of our booth from 2 to 8 booths. We look forward to another successful show in August.”
Marlece Wasmund, Inside Passage Reps
“After celebrating 20+ years as a exhibitor, I can say that I love our Seattle Gift Show. Our show is still the best, most economical form of professional marketing for product exposure. Catalogs and a website are important. But personal attention and interaction at the show are critical to long-term success. In addition to traditional brick-n-mortar retailers, web-based stores are booming in our Pacific Northwest. These buyers attend and buy at our Seattle Gift Show. These relationships have become a key ingredient to our continued success.”
En-May Mangels, Jack and En-May Mangels
“The Northwest is a leader in creative design and also in recycled products--the best place to find it all is in Seattle where customer service is at its best.”
Karen Monk, Monkey Business
"Our sales have gone up every show and have never once gone down. We never fail to open new stores at both the winter & summer shows.The new show management has been wonderful to work with and has made the show experience the best we could ask for. I guess the question is; are there any other reasons to do the show!"
Teri Samms, Seattle Cards & Gifts NW
“Laughing Elephant has been exhibiting at the San Francisco and Seattle shows for more than ten years. We see buyers at both of these shows that we do not see anywhere else. We also find a good proportion of new customers at these shows and they are well run by a professional and pleasant staff.”
Benjamin Darling, Laughing Elephant
"We have been exhibiting in the San Francisco and Seattle shows since 1990. Without the access to buyers that the shows provide we could not have succeeded in our import business. Working on your own you just cannot make the necessary contacts. The management staff has always been understanding and helpful when we had questions or needed assistance."
Darlene Samuelsen INE Imports & Exports Inc