Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

When & where is the event held?

Friday, August 18 – Monday, August 21, 2017
Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

What are the event hours?

Friday, August 18  – Monday, August 21, 2017

9 am – 5 pm, Friday – Sunday
9 am – 3 pm, Monday

What are the on-site buyer registration and badge pick-up hours for the Seattle Gift Show

8 am – 4 pm, Friday – Sunday
8 am – 2 pm, Monday

What types of products are being shown?

This is an all-category gift show with special spotlights on key product sectors, including Gifts & Collectibles, Makers’ Market, Northwest Direction, Personal Style and Treasures To Go (Cash & Carry). You come to market to see what’s new and fresh, along with that proven best-seller your customers love. From best-selling brands to up-and-coming artists - the Seattle Gift Show is THE place to find products that promise to differentiate your store from the rest. You’ll boost your bottom line and make customers for life with the products you’ll find at the upcoming show.

Who is exhibiting?

You’ll find top-name lines, emerging artists, and your favorite local brands. For a sneak peek, you can visit our online exhibitor listing listing page here.

What special events / features take place during the show?

The August show has a number of special events/features lined up. 

Click here to see the full listing.

What is the address for  the Washington State Convention Center

705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

How can I book my hotel?

Be sure to use the official housing company for the Seattle Gift Show , Connections Housing, to secure the lowest rates.
Call:955.246.8722

Online: Click here to use our handy online registration link

BUYER BEWARE!  Connections Housing is the only approved, official housing vendor for the Seattle Gift Show. We understand that unauthorized housing companies may be contacting you advertising cheaper rates and may imply or claim an affiliation with the show or Urban Expositions. Unfortunately, some past attendees and exhibitors have fallen prey to these companies and they have either: lost significant deposits, been relocated with little or no warning, have not had the guest rooms they thought they had booked, or have not received reservations at the hotel they had thought were confirmed. So be sure to book your room through Connections Housing!

Is there parking at the event and how much is it?

Yes, there is parking at the Washington State Convention Center

*Be sure to present your ExpressPass registration at the parking rebate desk on the show floor, along with your parking receipt, buyer badge and photo ID for a $6 parking reimbursement. 

What is the best airport to fly into?

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

How can I rent a scooter/wheel chair?

There are a limited number of scooters available for use at the Washington State Convention Center. Contact Lisa Meyer at 800.318.2238, ext 0346 to inquire about availability and to reserve.

How can I receive a directory?

Printed show directories are provided to registered buyers on show site during all 4 days of the show. Before/after the show, you can click here to see our exhibitor listings.

ATTENDEE FAQS

What are the qualifications to attend ?

The Seattle Gift Show is open to the trade only. 

New /first-time attendees should be prepared to present the following along with your ExpressPass™ to gain admission to the show: 1 form of personal ID and 2 forms of business ID, which can include copy of business license, sales tax id number, payroll stub, company check, company credit card, vendor invoice, business card, letterhead or other printed collateral with company name. (Please note: 1 form of personal ID and 1 form of business ID is required for each additional employee.)

To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 years and strollers are strongly discouraged.

The photography of any exhibit is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the exhibitor.

Are children allowed?

To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 years and strollers are strongly discouraged.

What is the pre-registration deadline?

You are encouraged to pre-register early so you can receive updates and important news about the show.  Pre-registration is open up to and during the show dates. 

What is the cost to attend?

The Seattle Gift Show is open to the trade only. Admission is free to qualified retailers. 

Do you mail the badges?

We do not mail badges. But when you pre-register online, you’ll receive your ExpressPass via email. Simply bring it to the show, scan it with our onsite readers and print out your badge quickly and easily!  

I pre-registered but did not receive my express pass?

We certainly apologize for any inconvenience!  For immediate assistance please call our Registration Support team at 980.233.3781, Ext 1 or via email – registration@expologic.com.

Or, you can go back to our ExpressPass login page here, search for your record by your email or company name and zip code. Once you’re back in to your company record, if there is a green check mark to the left of your name, this means you are registered. Simply select “Resend Confirmation” or “Download ExpressPass” to retrieve.

If there is an open check box there, that means you are not registered and you need only click in the open check box to the left of your name, then click the blue "Register/Modify" button. 

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Show at a Glance
AUGUST 18-21, 2017
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA
800.318.2238
678.285.EXPO (3976)