The Whole Bead Show Inc is a premier trade show organizer based in Nevada city, California and has been successfully conducting several bead shows all over United States of America. Since 1994, this dynamic organization has always been on the look out for innovative and modern trade events. The Whole Bead Show Inc company is backed by a team of professionals who are highly dedicated in various fields of trade show organization. It primarily specializes in organizing bead trade shows and has conducted several prestigious bead events in San Diego CA, New York NY, Providence RI, Honolulu HI, Vancouver BC, Austin TX, Oakland CA, Las Vegas NV, Denver CO, Mesa AZ, Santa Fe NM, and Tucson Az. It has garnered a reputation as a leading bead show organizer in the country and offers world-class exhibitor services.
1) there was only one vendor who sold beading needles and it was a very tiny offering - at a bead show, beading needles would be a must. 2) Tables were very close together - might want to consider more space at next venue. It was very cramped - people were smashing into me the whole time I shopped and if you had a backpack or handbag, you were constantly in someone's way and getting bumped
Pennslvannia Hotel was easy to get to. Exhibit room was nice but oppressively hot in one of them. Too many of the same vendors selling the exact same merchandise. I attend all of your CT shows & the main reason for going all this way to NYC was to hopefully see some new vendors selling some new stuff. Where were all the lampworked vendors? How about some handmade clay/ceramic bead & pendant designer. Other than that, I love these shows & will continue to attend as many as I can.
Know what your local store have and there pricing. Then use that info to compare pricing at the show. Shop items that are unique or cheaper than your local venues. Don't buy the first thing you see. Walk around, collect business cards and then revisit the vendors you liked most.
I wanted to meet new vendors for gem bead supplies and I found some! It was great! Perhaps in addition to bead suppliers, suppliers of beading materials would be good too. Wire, stretch cord, waxed Irish linen, leather cord, etc