ITPC Vancouver participated in Toronto Gift Fair 2018, the largest trade fair in Canada, from January 27 to February 1 at Toronto Congress Centre, Ontario. The fair has been run for more than 25 years and visited by at least 42,000 visitors each year allowing key players in retail industry namely Canadian manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, distributors and suppliers to meet to create business opportunities. The fair is designated for members both for exhibitors and visitors which make this event is business specific.
Gift industry is a major industry which gives big impacts of the wholesale and retail industry regardless of the season. Gifts can be classified to the themes and in accordance to the trend. To anticipate that, Toronto Gift Fair is organized twice a year in spring and All. This year, 2,500 exhibitors were present to promote their best products in 12 halls in two different sites: Toronto Congress Centre and International Centre. In general, products were divided into four categories namely a) General Giftware b) Bed, Bath & Linen c) Housewares d) Artisans’ Way dan e) Fashion Accessories. Seminar and talks regarding gifts and marketing strategies presented by experts, business doers, and celebrities were also highlights of the fair.
This is the very first year ITPC Vancouver joining this event taking into account opportunities and potential benefits it may bring. Collaborating with Indonesian vendors who have been experienced in the business; Casamia Home and Cantiq Living, ITPC Vancouver promoted Indonesian products under home décor category. Casamia Home displayed terrarium, table top, petrified wood, bleached wooden chairs, lamps, and other wall decorations while Cantiq Living exhibited handicraft, women women bags, baskets, bracelets etc. The products presented by both vendors have simple and modern designs, and they are environmental friendly, supporting fair trade and women empowerment. During the fair, several big transactions were reportedly generated including future offers from national wide companies.
As the first year to participate, the transactions generated not to mention other benefit such as consultation with experts and the networking with key players and potential buyers were very promising. For further information regarding Indonesian products displayed in the fair please email or visit the website of Casamia: firstname.lastname@example.org/www.casamiahome.ca and Cantiq Living email@example.com/www.cantiqliving.com.
Home Decor: Mirrors and Lamps by Casamia Home
Root table, petrified wood by Casamia Home
Terrariums by Casamia Home
Cantiq Living Collections
Visitors Observing Cantiq Living’s Products
Cantique Living Collections