KNOWSHOW hosted 2 events during the Spring / Summer 2018 Sales season. The inaugural Toronto KNOWSHOW was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre over June 28 - 29, 2017, and the 12th Vancouver Spring / Summer event took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from July 12 - 14, 2017.  

Key Takeaways - Toronto

  • Doing more with less - 20% of TO Show Attendees operate 5+ Retail doors.
  • Finding that sweet spot - 2018 dates have been adjusted to allow more Retailers and Brands to participate. 
  • Rome wasn't built in a day - The foundation is laid and we're looking forward to bigger & better shows in 2018

Key Takeaways - Vancouver

  • Important indies - 90% of the Shops attending consider themselves an independent retailer.
  • The more you know - Retailer's are looking for more specific topics from the KNOWMore Sessions
  • Gifting is good - The TableTop Market was busy and looks to add a new dimension for over-the-table style brands.  

KNOWSHOW is a really efficient place for us to do meaningful business with our retailers.
— J.S. Weir, Way Dangerous Sales
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AVERAGE ANNUAL SALES FOR
TORONTO ATTENDEES

AVERAGE ANNUAL SALES FOR
VANCOUVER ATTENDEES

As a longtime attendee of the west coast KNOWSHOW I was beyond excited to see it’s arrival to Toronto. There’s a definite need for the collective ease the show provides during the busy buying season. I see great potential to the future of this show!
— Adelaide Utman, Oak Clothing, Wellington, ON

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Spring Summer 18 was a huge success. There was such a buzz and level of excitement around the booth at this past show, which resulted in the attention of some great new retailers for the brand.
— Andrew Rowan, Puma Canada


Vancouver Day 1 Recap

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Vancouver Day 2 Recap

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Vancouver Day 3 Recap

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As an independent retailer with a lot of fixed costs, we are always looking for ways to spend time and money more efficiently. KNOWSHOW allows us to see multiple brands in a condensed amount of time-saving on travel between showrooms. Thanks for a great time and the amazing hospitality, we will see you again in January.
— Mike Watt - Flavour Peterborough, ON

Thanks again for being a huge part of our success this summer. Expect to hear from us in Early September when we launch our 2018 Exhibitor Programming