ALASKA WHOLESALE GIFT SHOW
Q: What is the Alaska Wholesale Gift Show?
A: The Alaska Wholesale Gift Show is an annual tradeshow held every January in Anchorage, Alaska. It is a show that features products for the gift, souvenir and tourism industry. Retailers across Alaska come to the Alaska Wholesale Gift Show to see new products and order inventory for the upcoming year.
Q: Can anyone attend the Alaska Wholesale Gift Show?
A: No, the show is for businesses that resell gift and souvenir merchandise.
Q: Is the 2021 Alaska Wholesale Gift Show going to be held?
A: No, unfortunately the in-person 2021 show has been canceled. An online version has been added, currently scheduled for September 13-17, 2021.
Q: Why was the in-person Show canceled?
A: Participant safety and Municipal health restrictions. All Anchorage Municipal venues have been restricted since March 2020 by Municipal Ordinance. Indoor events are currently limited to 10 people. We have approx. 1000 participants in the Alaska Wholesale Gift Show.
Q: What is going to happen to the Alaska Wholesale Gift Show?
A: The 2021 show is being held as a virtual event, the Alaska Wholesale Gift Show Online Marketplace. The 2022 show is being planned as an in-person and on-line virtual event.
ALASKA WHOLESALE GIFT SHOW ONLINE MARKETPLACE
Q: How does the Online Marketplace work?
A: Attendees register to gain access to the website. The Online Marketplace will be available all year for use as a resource for new products. In January 11-15, 2021, we will feature a week long virtual event that will include face-to-face, digital meetings using Zoom or Skype, with select vendors.
Q: I want to contact an Exhibitor but I do not want to have a virtual meeting. What shoud I do?
A: Go to the Exhibitor page and use one of the listed contact methods. All Exhibitors will have phone and address listings, website and email. Some Exhibitors will support other options such as Text, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Linkedin or Twitter. Click on for Logo link to make a selection.
Q: What's a Logo link?
A: Click on one of the Logos to select.
Q: How do I sign up for a digital meeting?
A: Use the Marketplace to locate the exhibitor of interest and check their Exhibitor Page for meeting availability. If a digital meeting is available, you will see a schedule that will display meeting times. During the virtual event week, select the OPEN button for the meeting time you desire. You will also find several different contact options to connect you to a specific Exhibitor directly.
Q: What are the software requirements to use Zoom for digital meetings?
A: Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Chromium Edge 80 or higher, Google Chrome 53.0.2785 or higher, Safari 10.0.602.1.50 or higher, Firefox 76 or higher.
Q: How do I join a Zoom meeting for the first time?
A: Select the desired meeting time, your browser will open another window that will take you to Zoom meeting page. Zoom will install the necessary client software and will then ask you to open the Zoom client to join the meeting.
Q: The Exhibitor I want to work with uses Skype. What do I do to use Skype?
A: Visit the Skype website at www.Skype.com and download the software for your computer. Then, create a Skype account. Visit the Online Marketplace Exhibitor page, select the meeting time and your Skype meeting will open in a new screen.