Spring / Summer Show

Registration To Attend The Show

The Mode Accessories Show is a professional trade exposition, produced for the fashion industry and is not open to the general public. Registration with business identification is mandatory.

Verified Retail Buyers are admitted free of charge.  Non-retail such as wholesalers, distributors, agents, designers may register with their business identification but must pay a fee of $75 per person.  Retail staff who does not have business identification or cannot proof his/her employment with the retail store may have to pay $75 per person.  Persons without business identification or under the age of 16 will not be admitted. Nursing babies are admitted only if carried in infant backpack carriers. Strollers will not be permitted inside the show.

There are two ways to register:

  1. Buyers may register in person at the show with a minimum of two pieces of appropriate business identification.
  2. Buyers may register online beginning November 1, 2017 by clicking the link at the end of this page. Business identification is required when picking up badges at the show for first-time registrants, or if previous online data has changed. It is important that you read the following instruction and requirements before you begin your registration.

Once online registration is received, a confirmation will be emailed to you. It is recommended that you print or save a copy of this confirmation. For registrants who have attended previously, and if data on file has not changed, the admittance badge will be mailed to you prior to the show. For registrants whose data has changed, or if you are registering for the first time online, please print a copy of the confirmation and present it along with the appropriate 2 pieces of business identification at the show to receive admittance badges.

Registration Requirements and acceptable business identification:

RETAIL BUYERS

A minimum of two (2) of the following forms of Business Identification are required:

  • Business Card (showing name, job title, and business address)
  • Copy of a Vendor's Permit of a fashion, gift, or related retail operation
  • Copy of a Business License for a fashion, gift or related retail operation
  • Invoices (wholesale purchases of fashion accessories and apparel items within the last 6 months)
  • Copy of a Retail (Provincial) Sales Tax Remittance form with company name and account number
  • Copy of a GST Remittance form with the company name and business number
  • Store lease indicating type of business
  • Account list (for proof of buying office)
  • Credit reference sheet (list of companies you purchase from)
  • Copy of store's advertisement in print media
  • Toronto Gift Fair's current show badge with "Retail Buyer" status

For retail staff accompanying the retail buyer registering for the show, staff personnel must show a minimum of one(1) proof of employment:

  • Business Card (showing name, job title, and business address)
  • Employee I.D. card
  • Company insurance or benefit card with employee's name
  • Copy of payroll cheque or payroll printout with employee identified
  • Letter from employer on company letterhead verifying status of employment

Verified retail buyers and verified retail staff may attend the show free of charge.

For new businesses, registrant must provide a Letter of Intent from a lawyer, bank, or commercial real estate agent, stating the intention and progress in starting a new retail business. An industry courtesy badge will be issued for admission.

NON RETAIL AND OTHER RELATED BUSINESSES

The following are Non-Retail categories:

  • Wholesaler
  • Manufacturer
  • Sales Agents and Manufacturer's Representatives
  • Media Advertising Sales
  • Government Agencies, Trade and Commercial Offices
  • Designers
  • Consultants

Non-retail businesses may register to attend the show with a minimum of two(2) forms of business identification, and each registrant will be charged a fee of $75.

  • Business Card (showing name, job title and business address)
  • Copy of business license for a fashion, gift or related industry
  • Company letterhead, brochure or cancelled cheque
  • Employee I.D. Card
  • Company credit card with employee and company name identified
  • CGTA's current show badge, in the "Trade", or "Exhibitor" categories
PRESS

Press passes are reserved for media personnel who work in an editorial capacity, including editors, writers, reporters, producers, stylists, camera crews and still photographers.

Press registrant must complete registration form and provide a business card, showing job title, from a qualified print, broadcast, or internet media organization in an editorial position, or a byline or editorial credit in a masthead published within the last 6 months.

Freelancers must provide a previously published byline and a letter from an editor of an industry related publication stating that they are on assignment.

The following media personnel are not eligible to receive a Press Badge:

  • Advertising personnel, account and sales executives
  • Accounting, administration, manager, marketing representative, public relations, or marketing
  • Art director, graphic designer

In cases where the registrant is working in both editorial and non-editorial capacities, and if credentials are provided, a non-retail (Trade) badge will be issued free of charge.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION for the Spring 2018 Show - opens November 1, 2017.