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Management Changes at San Francisco Gift and Portland Gift & Accessories Shows

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Western Exhibitors, Inc. announced the restructuring of its Sales and Show Production Departments. Wendy Tonkin, Executive Vice President, will assume the role as Show Manager for the San Francisco International Gift Fair. Tonkin along with President, Mike Dean, also oversees all of Western Exhibitors, Inc. business development and management. For information about the SFIGF, please contact Wendy Tonkin at 415.447.3230 or wendy@weshows.com. David Gilfoyle, National Sales Manager, will expand his influence and role in exhibit sales for the San Francisco International Gift Fair®. Gilfoyle will still work closely with sales for the Portland market but has passed overall management responsibility for that market to Joan Stockton. David will remain Divisional Manager of the Northwest Directions section of The Seattle Gift Show®. For exhibitor information, please contact David Gilfoyle at 415.447.3232 or david@weshows.com or log onto www.portlandgift.com; www.sfigf.com; or www.seattlegift.com. Joan Stockton, Portland Show Manager, will assume responsibility for operations, sales, booth assignments as well as the day-to-day administration of Portland Gift & Accessories Show Manager. She will continue as Divisional Manager of the Vintage Collection in San Francisco and Seattle as well as Divisional Manager of Gift/Stationery & Trend in Seattle. For exhibitor information, please contact Joan Stockton at 415.725.2522 or joan@weshows.com or log onto www.portlandgift.com; www.sfigf.com; or www.seattlegift.com. Cathy Lucci, Divisional Manager, will expand her role as Divisional Manager for all Jewelry Vaultsm and Cash & Carry sections of the Portland, San Francisco and Seattle markets. For exhibitor information, please contact Cathy Lucci at 415.447.3220 or cathy@weshows.com or log onto www.portlandgift.com; www.sfigf.com; or www.seattlegift.com. Gail Morrison, Divisional Manager, will expand her responsibilities to include all FoodFocus divisions in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. Morrison took on the responsibility for the San Francisco International Gift Fair FoodFocus division in September 2006 making it her goal to focus on exhibitor retention and finding exemplary exhibiting companies. For exhibitor information, please contact Gail Morrison at 415.447.3238 or gail@weshows.com or log onto www.portlandgift.com; www.sfigf.com; or www.seattlegift.com. “These changes to our Show Production Department will help Western Exhibitors’ sales team to focus their efforts and encourage expansion of their individual divisions or shows. Our goal is to provide our attendees a market that meets all the inventory needs for their stores and help in the success of exhibitors by offering a perfect venue to build business relationships with independent retailers. Each team member will focus on the specific needs of our clients,” stated Wendy Tonkin, Executive President of Western Exhibitors, Inc. The next edition of the Portland Gift & Accessories Show will take place June 2-5, 2007 at the Oregon Convention Center. This market will welcome over 4,500 retailers and present more than 450 booths throughout the exhibit facility. The Portland show will feature 10 product divisions, including Artisans Avenue, Country/Decorative Accessories/Floral & Garden, Fashion Accessories, FoodFocus, Gift & Collectibles, The Jewelry Vaultsm, Souvenir/Resort/Novelty, Tabletop/ Housewares/Gourmet and The Vintage Collection. The next edition of the San Francisco International Gift Fair will take place July 28-August 1, 2007, at Moscone Center. The Fair will welcome over 17,000 retailers and present more that 1,300 exhibiting companies throughout approximately 200,000 net square feet. The SFIGF will feature 17 product divisions, including Accent on Design®, At Home, Cash & Carry, Details®, Distinctive Lines, FoodFocus, GardenStyle, General Gift, Handmade®, The Jewelry Vaultsm, Just Kidstuff®, The Museum Source®, Personal Accessories, PetStyle, Stationery & Trend, Village Arts and The Vintage Collection. The next edition of The Seattle Gift Show will take place August 18-21, 2007 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. This market will welcome over 12,500 retailers and present more than 1,200 booths throughout the exhibit facility. The Seattle show will feature 12 product divisions, including Cash & Carry, FoodFocus, Gift & Collectibles, Gift/Sationery & Trend, Handmade, Home & Garden, The Jewelry Vaultsm, Northwest Directions, Personal Style, PetStyle, Village Arts and The Vintage Collection. The Portland Gift & Accessories Show is managed and produced by Western Exhibitors, Inc. on behalf of dmg world media. The San Francisco International Gift Fair is jointly managed and co-produced by Western Exhibitors, Inc. (on behalf of dmg world media) and George Little Management (GLM®), LLC. The Seattle Gift Show is managed and produced by Western Exhibitors, Inc. on behalf of dmg world media. Handmade® and Personal Style are managed by George Little Management, LLC. Attendee information is available from Western Exhibitors, Inc. Telephone 800.346.1212 or fax 415.346.4965. E-mail: showinfo@weshows.com. Additional information and registration is available online at www.portlandgift.com; www.sfigf.com; www.seattlegift.com.

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