BUYER FAQ

 

COVID-19 Health & Safety Update

Effective March 1, public health restrictions related to COVID-19 have been removed in the province of Alberta. Proof of vaccination and the wearing of masks are NO LONGER required to participate in the Alberta Gift + Home Market.

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Registration

You can find this number on select registration emails that we’ve sent to you in the past. You will see a number typically with your Last Name underneath it. This number is your CanGift Reference Number. Can’t find it? Please email us at registration@cangift.org and just include the subject line REFERENCE NUMBER.

Registration and attendance is FREE at the Alberta Gift + Home Market.

You can either register online or call the Alberta Gift + Home Market registration department at 416.679.1854 or 800.750.1967.

Once your registration has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will advise if you have SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED your registration or if your registration is PENDING. You can always check the status of your registration by logging back into your online profile.

 

SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

Your registration has been approved. If you are a Buyer you will be receiving your Show Badge in the mail. If you do not receive your Show Badge in the mail, please collect it onsite at the Show.

To add additional employees, or to update your profile, use your unique *CanGift Reference Number to log in to your account at any time.

 

PENDING

Your registration requires further documentation before it can be completed.

To update your account at any time with the required documentation, please log in to your account on our website by using your unique *CanGift Reference Number that has been emailed to you.

*The CanGift Reference Number is your unique personal ID# that helps us serve you better. Use your ID# whenever you contact us on our website, by email, phone, or onsite at any of our Shows.

Since this a trade-only event, all attendees must qualify to attend by providing business and personal ID.

Why do we ask retailers to provide their Business License or Registration?

It’s simple. At the Canadian Gift Association, protecting your business is our business!
Exhibitors and visitors to our events make a substantial investment in the CanGift Markets. By asking you to provide documentation identifying you as a retailer, and not a member of the public, we are maintaining the integrity of your business while ensuring exhibitors meet their most important customer — you.

Two forms of acceptable identification must be submitted for each new Buyer – one form of Company, and one form of Buyer identification.

If your Company is already registered with the Canadian Gift Association, then just one form of Buyer identification that shows your affiliation to the registered Company is required.

For acceptable forms of company and individual buyer identification, please click here.

If you already confirmed your attendance to the Market, and received your show badge through the mail, please put on your face mask and enjoy the show!

If you do not have your badge, please proceed to the registration desk to collect your badge.

If you are registering a new company on-site for the first time, you will need to bring your company and individual buyer ID with you. Please complete one of our registration cards and proceed to a registration desk with your company and personal ID.

For acceptable forms of company and individual buyer identification, please click here.

As the owner of the company, you will need to provide the following:
• A completed Registration form – click here to download the form
• Company and Buyer identification.

For acceptable forms of company and individual buyer identification, click here

If your Company is already registered with the Canadian Gift Association, then just one form of Buyer identification that shows your affiliation to the registered Company is required.

No one under the age of 16 is permitted on the show floor, except infants incapable of sitting up on their own. No strollers are allowed. Infants taken onto the show floor must be carried at all times in a bunting bag or similar support. Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to sign a Release and Indemnification Acknowledgement waiver before entering the show floor.

Pets are not allowed. However, this does not apply to guide dogs or service animals. A guest with a disability accompanied by a guide dog or service animal will be allowed access.

Every business should keep records of their employees, whether full- or part-time. You should be able to issue some official document confirming an individual's employment. If you cannot provide any documentation, this person cannot be registered to attend the show. A character or personal reference from an owner, either in person or in writing, will not be accepted as ID.

The Alberta Gift + Home Market is accessible to all visitors. The Edmonton EXPO Centre does not currently provide onsite availability of wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters. However, wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters can be rented from Eco Medical Equipment, 780.483.6232. If you have any questions relating to this service, please contact the registration department at 416.679.1854 or 800.750.1967 for assistance.

Please click here to email your request to our team or if you prefer, contact us at 800.611.6100 ext 1057.

 

 

Accommodation and Air Travel

Book your stay at our official hotels offering special pricing. Click here for more information.

When you book a hotel online, you secure an immediate reservation. A confirmation will be emailed directly to you.

All CanGift authorized hotels are now non-smoking.  Smoking rooms are no longer available.

WestJet is pleased to offer:
• 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada
• 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling trans-border

Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions and quote BOOKING CODE: 6N0F3FP.

Applicable Rules:
• The travel period begins April 17, 2022 and ends May 3, 2022
• No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings

For more information, click here.

The Alberta Gift + Home Market has special car rental rates with Budget Car Rental. Please contact Budget directly at 800.842.5628 and quote BOOKING CODE: UØ7863Ø.

This special rate code will be effective seven days prior to the market and for seven days following the event.

For more information, click here.

 

 

General Information

Yes. Using the CanGift Finder option found in the menu of this site, you can search by category, company or keyword.

All Alberta Gift + Home Market attendees can park for free with a validated parking ticket. Click here for more information.

Looking for something to do and somewhere to eat while in Edmonton for the show? Click here for more information.

Information about the availability of free WiFi at the Alberta Expo Centre will be confirmed at a later date. 

Unauthorized photography or video recording of exhibitor booths and/or products is prohibited on the show floor without first obtaining permission from the exhibitor. Violators may be asked to delete any images by the exhibitor or show security.