Seminars/Programs 

EDUCATION:

Can Conservation Commerce Drive Your Mission While Driving Sales?
>> Conservation Commerce Seminar & Buying Tour <<

Join Tommy Brown, Retail Manager/Conservation Buyer at Saint Louis Zoo, for a short presentation and introduction to conservation commerce followed by a buying tour on the show floor inside Kentia Hall that will teach you how to create stories within your shop to maximize sales and support your store's mission.

WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
TIME: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
LOCATION: Los Angeles Convention Center, Kentia Hall

MADE IN AMERICA BUYING TOUR

With years of proven industry experience, including GMM with Event Network -- perhaps best described as the “exit through the gift shop” retailer with 100-plus locations worldwide --  Karl will kick off the program with a brief introduction on how to successfully create Made in America ‘merchandise stories’ in your retail shop to help maximize sales. Following the presentation, Karl will lead a curated tour of select companies in LA Mart’s 2nd floor temps and permanent showrooms featuring fabulous Made in America resources. Each tour participant will receive a copy of  the book “Making Made In U.S.A. Work For Manufacturers, Retailers and Customers” written by Karl Busche and Jhana Jordan, Buyer Relations Director, Urban Expositions.

TOUR PRESENTER/LEADER: Karl Busche, Retail Consultant & Author
WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
TIME: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Meeting Room B, 2nd Floor, LA Mart

SHOW HOSPITALITY:

WINTER BLAST MARKET PARTY

Saturday, February 18 at 6 PM | LA Mart Trade Hall, 2nd Floor
As part of the market festivities, we invite you to enjoy a light snack, adult beverages, great music and dancing to celebrate Market – Los Angeles style!

PARKING REBATE FOR PRE-REGISTERED BUYERS - WITH YOUR EXPRESSPASS™ REGISTRATION

To make registration as easy and hassle–free as possible, buyers can now take advantage of ExpressPass™ registration. Simply log on to www.la-mkt.com, complete the application and receive an ExpressPass™ via email to bring to the show, scan with onsite readers and quickly print out the admission badge. As an added bonus, buyers who pre-register and bring their ExpressPass™ to the show are eligible for a $10 rebate on parking at the Los Angeles Convention Center lots.

'LAUNCHING PAD' PRODUCT PREVIEW AREA

Before stepping onto the show floor, be sure to explore the 'Launching Pad' Product Preview Area. Here you will get a sneak preview of new introductions and best-selling designs you'll see on the show floor.

SPOTLIGHT ON FAIR TRADE, ECO-FRIENDLY, HANDMADE & MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCTS

Fair Trade, Eco-friendly, Handmade and Made in America products are key growth areas for LAMKT. To help you quickly locate the many resources you'll find at the show, special Fair Trade, Green By Design, Handcrafted and Made in America Resource lists will be featured on our website.

SHOW SPECIALS

A number of exhibitors will be offering various savings on their lines and other discounts during all four days of the show. 

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Show at a Glance
CALIFORNIA MARKETPLACE TEMPS @ LA MART
FEBRUARY 17-19, 2017
LA Mart
Los Angeles, CA
KENTIA COLLECTIVE TEMPS @ LA CONVENTION CENTER
FEBRUARY 17-20, 2017
LA Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
800.318.2238
678.285.EXPO (3976)