The August Rocky Mountain Gift and Denver Apparel & Accessory Market week was held August 28 – 30.
Since returning to the building in May 2020 after the mandatory stay at home order, the Denver Mart has placed safety practices and procedures for reopening to B2B markets. The Tri-County Health Department that governs the Denver Mart has set the expectations and parameters to operate according to the CDC guidelines. The new Denver January Market will be the first in-person trade market at the Denver Mart in 2021. Specializing in apparel, outdoor and Western categories, there will be plenty of manufacturers to visit at the trade show in the new year.
Temperature checks at all entrances, mandatory masks, hand sanitizing stations, increased common area cleaning and social distancing are all necessary precautions that will continue in 2021. Showrooms will follow an occupancy calculator provided by Tri-County Health to assist in controlling a healthy environment for all.
Markets at the Mart
Until the traditional trade show model utilizing exhibition halls is allowed, the Denver Mart will continue to provide showroom space as an option for Temporary show exhibitors. “We have incredible permanent showrooms but also value the draw that our temporary exhibitors provide to all of our markets. Creating a space for them to participate safely and a way-finding system for buyers to locate those temps has been an easy obstacle to maneuver, thanks to our marketing guru,” said Misty Flachman, general manager of Denver Mart Trade Shows.
The Denver January Market will take place Jan. 19-22.
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