Atlanta Market temporary exhibits accelerate growth trajectory
Atlanta Market accelerates the rebound of its expansive temporary exhibits – the most comprehensive of the Winter 2022 market season – presenting some 3,000+ gift and home décor lines by 1,000+ exhibitors across 10 exhibition halls Jan. 12-16, 2022 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
“The Atlanta Market trade show experience is quickly returning to the vibrant and expansive discovery opportunity that the gift and home industry knows,” Scott Eckman, executive vice president, chief revenue officer for International Market Centers (IMC), said. “Buyers will find a mix of longtime favorite lines alongside newcomers, all bringing fresh new ideas to the marketplace.”
Trade Organization Presence Grows
Despite the pandemic, Atlanta Market’s temporary exhibits have exponentially grown, doubling each market since their brief hiatus in Summer 2020 and rebounding to near historic levels this winter. Bolstering the growth is the return of multiple trade organization pavilions on the trade show floor.
The Scottish Pavilion
New in January is The Scottish Pavilion of 10 gift, gourmet and décor brands presented by Scottish Development International in Building 3, Floor 5. Gourmet Catalog takes its first trade show booth as a gathering place for current and prospective members in the Gourmet category in Building 2, Floor 2.
The Georgia Grown Pavilion
The Georgia Grown Pavilion of Georgia agribusinesses returns to market with 17 gourmet food brands in Building 2, Floor 2. Museum Store Association’s The Gallery Collection is again staged in Building 3, Floor 2 with 16 member brands.
Growth-Inspired Category Relocations
The Winter 2022 Atlanta Market growth also inspires category relocations to accommodate expanded offerings. HIGH DESIGN and HIGH DESIGN LUXE relocate 100+ brands to their historic location in Building 2, Floor 1. The relocation of Gourmet, Gourmet LUXE, Housewares, Tabletop & Entertaining and Tabletop LUXE returns 175+ brands to their historic location in Building 2, Floor 2.
With this move, the 33 temporary neighborhoods are organized as:
- Floor 7: Fine Linens & Home Textiles; Home Accents & Home Furnishings
- Floor 1: HIGH DESIGN; HIGH DESIGN LUXE
- Floor 2: Gourmet; Gourmet LUXE; Housewares; Tabletop & Entertaining; Tabletop LUXE
- Floor 3: Outdoor Living; Outdoor Living LUXE; Seasonal/Gift
- Floor 4: Cash & Carry Jewelry
- Floor 1: ANTIQUES
- Floor 2: Emerging Artists; The Gallery Collection; Global Designs; Handmade Designs; Handmade Jewelry; Made in America; Museum Gifts/ Fine Gifts
- Floor 3: Body & Soul, Spa Products; Body & Soul LUXE; Children’s World; Modern Child
- Floor 4: Boutique; Boutique LUXE; Gentleman’s Boutique; Jewelry, Fashion Accessories & Apparel
- Floor 5: General Gift; On Trend Gifts
In Winter 2022, Atlanta Market temporaries will be presented Wednesday, Jan. 12 through Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
ANTIQUES is open Wednesday, Jan. 12 through Friday, Jan. 14, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 15, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The temporary exhibits’ product mix represents a wide range of merchandise including apparel, jewelry and accessories; baby and children’s; general gifts; gourmet foods; handmade gifts; home décor and decorative items; housewares; Made in America; museum-quality gifts; personal care; seasonal and holiday; stationery; tabletop and more. The full list of exhibitors is available at AtlantaMarket.com/exhibitor/
Registration is open now for the Jan. 11-18, 2022 Market. For more information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.