The major regional trade marts — Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago — are stepping up their focus on key areas such as contemporary and social occasion, and strengthening social media and buyer outreach in the second half.
In Los Angeles, trade show organizers said with the economy steadying, they are spreading into additional categories, introducing new show concepts and experimenting with efforts to engage retailers and brands.
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