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New Furniture & Accessory Market In Fredericksburg, VA To Have 500 Exhibit Spaces

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Larry Karel

Larry Karel, owner of Karel Exposition Management, announced that his company is adding a new region and will be producing the first ever, furniture and accessory market in Fredericksburg, Virginia, September 9-10, 2012 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.

The show is KEM’s first in the area with nearly 500 exhibit spaces. The two day event is already seeing a very active assignment of  exhibit space.  According to Karel, the Fredericksburg Furniture & Accessory Market is attracting the independent stores that are no longer traveling to markets far from home due to travel costs.

“I feel positive about the country and the economy. This show will be a bonanza for buyers and sellers from Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina,” said Karel.

Over the years KEM has contributed to the success of many businesses who have participated in his shows. Some even consider KEM their main source of business.
“We want our exhibitors to grow and prosper with us,” states Karel.

Word of mouth, along with social media and the internet, are bringing manufacturers from around the world to KEM markets.

“‘Each day we are amazed at where our e-mails come from,”  Karel reports. “We had new exhibitors from China with us in Edison and now a company from Turkey will be with us as well. It’s all about bringing the products to the buyer and writing business,” he added.

Karel reports that he and his team are putting the finishing touches on the “31st  Long Beach California Market” at the Long Beach Convention Center, November 2 through 3 followed by the “2nd Texas Furniture and Accessory Market,”  November 9-10, 2011 and the show of shows, the  “60th  Edison Furniture & Accessory Market,” February  5-7, 2012. “Some scattered space is still available but selling quickly,” Karel said.

About KEM: Karel Exposition Management (KEM), is the nation's largest producer of regional furniture and accessory trade shows, known for showcasing an exceptional roster of manufacturers, vendors and suppliers since 1952.The company provides cost-effective venues for exhibitors and buyers to conduct business. Don’t look for lavish parties or trendy seminars. These are no-frills shows. At the end of the day, the show managers turn out the lights and everyone leaves for the night.

As with all of his shows, Karel adheres to his company’s successful credo, “For less than a tank of gas, you can shop the market and return home the same day. No costly airfare, hotel room, food or car rental as would be the case if you had to travel to a market far from home.”

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