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9th - 11th September 2012 EventCity Manchester Adjacent to The Trafford Centre Manchester. M41 7TB

British Hand Made Crafts Information Pack

Travelgoods, Handbags & Accessories

The Jewellery Distributors Association

British Hand Made Crafts at Manchester Gift Show We are excited to announce a major new area at Manchester Gift Show showcasing hand made British crafts including ceramics, glass, painting and prints, soaps and cosmetics, jewellery, greetings cards and stationery and giftware. Research from our launch event last year showed that over 70% of visitors attending were looking for unique brands that they would not find at the usual well known gift shows, the exhibitors from this sector did particularly well so it makes sense to develop this sector into a major attraction at the show. To make it possible for individual artists to put their work in front of retail buyers from small independents to national store groups we are offering an extremely reasonable cost of £125.00 sq.m so you can show from only £250.00. The area will include an equipped demonstration forum for exhibitors to show buyers how their works are created, this will be available to everyone who would like to participate at no cost. No presentation skills are required as it is an informal area where you can simply paint or craft with a few onlookers or present a structured workshop if you choose. 

FREE Parking, FREE WIFI for exhibitors & visitors

Stands from only £250.00 for a 2m x 1m location.

Most stands have a corner location at no extra cost

FREE press, email and website promotion

Regular express bus services from Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria stations

High specification shell scheme, carpet and electrics by So Group (formerly Stanco)

EASY access to halls for set up and break down

FREE refreshments during set up

All your costs are kept low... SO YOU CAN MAKE MORE PROFIT!

We also include your FREE entry in our buyers guide and in our email promotions, website and magazine editorial features (subject to editor’s approval). In fact there are no hidden charges and lots of additional benefits so why not give us a call today and reserve your priority location in the British Hand Made Craft area of the UK’s new and unique gift and home accessories event. Please contact us now to secure the best possible location on: 0161 440 7200 or 0161 430 8878

Or via email at the addresses below:

Michelle Chappell: Michael Bonser: Mark Greenhalgh:

Hand Made British Crafts - Floor Plan We have created an area at Manchester Gift Show devoted to fine hand crafted products. At the heart of it is a studio where you are invited to demonstrate how you create your artworks which will help retailers appreciate the unique skill and creativity used to create your products. The studio will have most basic facilities on hand for you to use and there will be no extra charges for this opportunity to promote your brand. If you prefer not to demonstrate you will still benefit from being in the area where buyers will be enlightened and enthusiastic to buy hand crafted products. Manchester Gift Show is not like other gift shows, firstly the cost is LOW at only ÂŁ125.00 per square metre and there is no minimum size of stand (although we do suggest a minimum of 2m x 1m to make your display attractive to buyers). You and buyers benefit from FREE parking directly at the entrance, FREE wifi throughout the halls, Easy access to set up and break down and we even supply free refreshments during set up! Unlike many other shows we do not charge extra for corner or premium locations, however they do sell quickly so please request your preferred site as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note: As this area is new, the plan is very flexible and we are able to add many more smaller stands if needed once we get an idea what sizes are most popular. STANDS ARE ONLY ÂŁ125.00 sq.m The cost includes: Shell Scheme, Fascia / Brand name, Free WiFi, Carpet, Ceiling Grid, Stand Cleaning Plus..... Free inclusion in the buyers guide, Free personalised advertising on our website, Facebook and Twitter Pages We also circulate your high quality images to all the magazines we advertise with who produce extensive editorial reviews free of charge... In fact the value of your free advertising could be worth more than the cost of your stand at the show!

Trafford Centre Entrance

Aerial View Of Complex

Manchester Gift Show - The Venue EventCity Manchester

Trafford Centre By Night

EventCity is a new exhibition venue which opened in 2011, adjacent to The Trafford Centre which is located directly at junctions 9 & 10 on the M60 just outside Manchester. At 29,000 sq.m it is the UK’s second largest exhibition venue outside London providing enormous potential for growth over the next couple of years. Transport links by road, rail and air are outstanding as The Trafford Centre comfortably attracts over 100,000 visitors on a daily basis. Free shuttle busses run from Piccadilly and Victoria in Manchester city centre throughout the day so visitors and exhibitors have the choice to either stay at the three budget hotels on site or stay in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities to enjoy the legendary cafe, restaurant, bar and club scene. Barton Square By Night

Trafford Centre Interior

Manchester Manchester is easy to get to from anywhere in the UK with 10% of the UK population living within a 45 minute drive and 25% within an hour. London and Glasgow are just over 2 hours away by train so the potential catchment for the show is outstanding. The nightlife and culture are renowned offering visitors the chance to make an enjoyable break out of their buying trip, something not offered by many other trade show destinations. Manchester is also served by most budget airlines either at Manchester International Airport or Liverpool John Lennon Airport, both have regular transport services to Manchester city centre. This will also make the show attractive to visitors from Ireland, Europe and beyond.

China Town

Hotels There are three Premier Inn hotels on site at EventCity, Trafford Centre South is located near the Orient complex in the Trafford Centre with over 60 restaurants, bars and bistros, the other two are on the perimeter of the site, all are very close to the show. There are also many hotels at Salford Quays which is about five minute drive from EventCity where you can enjoy two theatres, a designer outlet village, lots of restaurants, bars, The Imperial War Museum North, Boat trips, Manchester United Football stadium / shop and it also has the benefit of a Metrolink service into Manchester City Centre. Shambles Square

Manchester city centre offers a huge choice of hotels at every price point and it’s choice of restaurants, culture and nightlife are outstanding. There are regular express bus services to The Trafford Centre with a stop just by Eventcity which run from Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria Train Stations and the city centre.

Manchester Town Hall

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‘Curry Mile’

Royal Exchange Theatre

APPLICATION FORM 9th - 11th September 2012

PLEASE PRINT, SIGN & FAX BACK TO 00 44 (0)161 440 7300

Event City, The Trafford Centre, Manchester. M41 7TB

Intent to Exhibit Form

M&S Exhibition Services Ltd will not accept any booking unless accompanied by a signed copy of this form. Stand locations are only guaranteed upon receipt of your 25% deposit in accordance with our terms and conditions. Exhibitors will not be allowed access to their stand unless full payment of outstan ding balances have been made. Payments received from exhibitors who default in any way will not be refunded unless by prior arrangement with M&S Exhibition Services Limited in writing. Payment in full is due by 14th July 2012

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Please List Your Brand Names Below. Also please advise whether you would like to participate in the live demonstration area: Brand Name 1

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I would / would not like to participate In the event of an exhibitor cancelling their allocated space, the following terms will apply: Stage 1: More than four (4) months prior to the start of the exhibition 25% non-refundable deposit (plus VAT) Stage 2: More than two (2) months but less than four (4) months prior to the start of the exhibition 50% of total Contract Price (plus VAT) Stage 3: Less than two (2) months prior to the start of the exhibition 100% of total Contract Price (plus VAT) By signing this Intent to Exhibit Form or confirming a site verbally or by email, you are accepting the cancellation policy and agreeing to the terms and conditions which are available in the exhibitor manual. on our website,

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