finding first trade show


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Posted by Marge on March 23, 2001 at 12:07:14:

I've decided that my next step is to do a wholesale show. I've done retail shows for about five years, and have been selling wholesale via a sales rep for four plus years. I applied to the July BMAC, since most colleagues recommended this show, but was rejected (too "assembled" not "technical" enough...We make bead-and-chain jewelry, and actually do quite well in galleries...) Anyway, how do I find a trade show right for my product? Is a prior visit a must? I'm in MN and would consider Beckman's Handcrafted, but my rep does the Chicago Styleshow. I don't feel ready for New York...Atlanta? Denver? Dallas? Thank you!


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