In response to ongoing construction resulting from Moscone Center’s expansion and improvement project in San Francisco, Urban Expositions will relocate SF Market (formerly the San Francisco International Gift Fair) to the San Mateo Event Center for the August 27-30, 2016 edition. Located 10 minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport, the new site offers a convenient and cost-effective alternative for the show’s loyal attendee and exhibitor base, as well as the opportunity to attract even more retailers from the Western region and nation.
Located at 1346 Saratoga Drive in San Mateo, Calif, the San Mateo Event Center is the only venue serving all of the major population centers in the Bay Area from San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. Offering easy access to all three major Bay Area airports and Cal Trans, the center also has over 48 acres of on-site parking spaces located conveniently to the main entrance.
“The timing and construction for the next phase of Moscone’s renovation/expansion project would impact the space and accessibility needs for our summer show,” explains Donna Guess, VP/Souvenir Show, SF Market, and the Seattle Gift Show for Urban Expositions. “As one of the Bay Area’s top destinations for trade events, the San Mateo Event Center is a very viable alternative for SF Market. From its easy accessibility and exhibit space availability to parking and surrounding hotels, the Center’s location and infrastructure will deliver a virtually seamless transition solution.”
The summer 2016 edition of SF Market will feature a versatile product selection built around the Northern California lifestyle. It will continue to showcase the same same classic best-sellers, sophisticated styles, California-based companies and local artisans its loyal buying audience has come to expect – all featured in the same categories: Design, Gift, Makers Market, Outdoor Living, Pairings, Personal Style, Tabletop, Gourmet & Housewares, Treasures to Go, Village Arts, and Vintage Collection. Visit www.sf-market.com for more information.