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Media Services

A crucial addition to this event which helps to have a more enriched environment for presenters and attendees is the Media Centre. The Media Centre provides media professionals with an exclusive area to work, research and network during the event. Without this facility the event would not be as satisfying for all of the professionals who attend.

If you wish to send a gift as a thank you for an interview or an an intro, or just as a celebratory token to share with your colleagues, we can provide names of florists, gift basket stores, and other high end gift stores for your convenience. We have found that champagne gift baskets are greatly appreciated. Let’s face it, no other wine is so closely associated with joy and celebration as champagne. A champagne gift basket is a sophisticated, distinguished and eminently luxurious perfect gift for many occasions, as well as being a unique symbol of success. Selecting a champagne gift basket for a person who appreciates the finer things in life, or deserves to celebrate with the very best is the smart choice. You really can’t go wrong with a champagne gift basket. They may be a simple as a bottle of fine champagne and two fluted champagne glasses presented in an elegant container, to a champagne gift basket filled with tasty sweet and savory gourmet treats. The only limitation is your budget.

There are other elegant gift baskets available if you choose not to include wine. Thank you gift baskets range from picnic-style hampers packed with premium fruit selections such as Bosc Pears, Northwest Fuji Apples, Navel Oranges, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Moravian Ginger Spice Cookies, and more to a gourmet gift tower filled with various blends of coffee and packed full of delicious java treats such as triple Chocolate Dipped Biscotti, Valencia Orange Butter Biscotti, Cappuccino Biscotti Joys, and hand-decorated cookies. Just recently I sent one of these baskets to a friend who had a recent scare. I received a text message from X, panicked when she learned her boyfriend had tested positive with one of those confidential std test kits you can use at home. The kit requires no doctor visit unless you test positive and you get results in 15 minutes. Unfortunately he tested positive. I responded to her initial text saying that those home std kits are accurate 95%-99% of the time, but there are instances of false positives. Have him get tested again at his doctor’s office. A week later I heard that it was a false positive and he was just fine. But she had broken up with him since he had been cheating on the side. So I sent a gift basket. X obviously needed something that would bring some joy to her life. I later heard she had invited a group of girlfriends over to devour the entire contents. When I return to the US she is going to take me our to dinner since I was unable to attend her gift basket bash. Now for tea lovers there are similar gift baskets with a variety of tea blends and gourmet treats. There are too many gift basket themes to discuss them all here, but we can assure you that you will find a gift basket that will be appropriate for your needs.

I met a woman at the Centre who carried around an unlit cigar. Intrigued, I asked her about it and she responded by saying she was a collector of memorabilia and the cigar was a gift of congratulations for finding a vintage Humphrey Bogart movie poster for a collector. Wow! Turns out if you find an antique poster of a famous movie or celebrity you can get it appraised by the king of collectibles, Ralph Deluca just by contacting him and sending him a photo of it. He will then make you an offer or not. The woman I met split the proceeds with a partner and her split was with her new jaguar. So just in case you think this is a made up story, go to and read about what he does. You’ll be amazed and may even be able to profit from it.

Exhibitors also find the Media Centre an ideal venue to circulate information, hold interviews and organize press conferences. The Media Centre is definitely a place within the exhibit to congregate, gather as well as share information with others.

Press Registration

All media intending to visit Shoe and Leather Fair are requested to register for the show for the complementary press pass. You need to make sure you bring proper documentation of your status when applying for your pass.

Once registered, your Press Badge will be available for collection at the Media Centre.

So make sure you remember your ID. Proof of your Press ID is required when collecting your Press Badge.

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