Photography by Francois Gagne
Here's what people are saying about our shows:
"We love the unique products and vendors that we meet at [NEPTS]. We will bring more members from our team and other business owners next year."
— Angels Garden Center, Inc., Hopkinton, MA
"Attractive, spacious, great exhibitors, nice diversity of products, very well displayed and promoted."
— Cook & Cook Cabinetry, Scarborough, ME
"First time at NEPTS. Very impressed with the breadth of product lines represented and the quality of the suppliers' goods. Extremely worthwhile day for me and my colleagues."
— New England Everyday Goods, LLC, Peterborough, NH
"I have attended the NEPTS for 25 of the 26 years and look forward to finding new products for my shop. I enjoy meeting past exhibitors from whom I order. This year was one of the best."
— North Haven Gift Shop, North Haven, ME
"[NEPTS] is a fabulous show, and nicely focused on authentic, New England-made items. The trade show really meets the parameters of what we shop for as museum store professionals."
— Tina Harding, Museum Store Association
"I recommend your show to both artists and buyers...I look forward to the show every year..."
— Shipshape, Marblehead, MA
"Quality, locally made products. I really like that I don't have to question what country the products are made in. I'm usually meeting the owner of the company and get to hear the story behind the product. This is important to me and my customers."
— The Kitchen Garden, Templeton, MA
"We are always looking for NEW product - A new vendor that may not be attending the larger shows."
— Yankee Candle Co., South Deerfield, MA
This show help jumpstart my business! The staff was a pleasure and the buyers were excited by all the new products and exhibitors. This was a HUGE success for our little business!
-- Cecelia Rose PaperieNEM was the very first show we participated in and we've been doing it ever since. We're proud to be among other great exhibitors selling quality goods. The show provides great service to the vendors and does a great job getting qualified buyers through the door.
— CHART Metalworks
In the 31 years of New England Made, this show remains the strongest show we exhibit at each and every one of these years. The buyers are really qualified, small and large, and are seeking the best New England Artisans have to offer! These buyers drive the distance from near and far to attend and work the show and and seriously buy!
— North Country Wind Bells
"The show was awesome for us. It was our first show ever, and real successful one. We've been busy as all heck in the bakery since we came home, and there's no sign of stopping!"
— Chris Roberts, Barkwheats Dog Biscuits
This is my first year exhibiting at Trade Shows. New England Made is a great experience. A lot of buyers come to the show and the overall experience was very efficient, helpful & successful. Thank you.
— Fiber + Water
Success makes for a happy atmosphere overall. Vendors, buyers, show management, and all involved with the NEM event are working together for success in their ventures no matter which group they are in to collectively be successful. That successful, happy feeling is what we walk away with every time we exhibit at the New England Made Trade Show. Thank you, Giraffe Events, for pulling it all together.
-- Bedrock Tree Farm
"This has been the best NEPTS to date! We had a large customer attend the show from California because they had been told that it was the BEST regional show on the East Coast. There is no other wholesale trade show that we know of where every vendor is a US manufacturer and every product is made in the USA. That in itself makes this the BEST regional show on BOTH coasts!"
— Roy Toy Manufacturing
"Giraffe Events provide excellent support for the newcomer. Friendly, knowledgable and professional. They go the second mile to make sure all the details are taken care of for us."
— Maine Mud
"Giraffe Events staff and NEPTS deliver! NEPTS has been my favorite wholesale show for the 6 years I have participated. It is well organized, staff is wonderful and you get in a tremendous buying crowd that has come to expect high quality New England made products. Buy Local!"
— Classic Calligraphy
"NEPTS is a fantastic venue to showcase your New England made products and generate new sales leads that payoff."
— Brown Fox Printing of the Kennebunks
The staff at NEM do everything possible to make the exhibitors AND the buyers experience a positive one. They listen to feedback and respond to it immediately. Because of their excellent customer service, we will return!
— Fudge Everything!
"I was enormously pleased with the quantity and quality of buyers---they were ready to buy, despite the gas prices and other economic indicators that loom! You simply MUST include this trade show to find unique, varied, handcrafted merchandise in an easy to navigate venue!"
— Postcard Images
"This show is our favorite show. Philadelphia Gift Show is really big and packed with importers; we get lost in the shuffle and never do as well there. We like the atmosphere and quality of the other goods, as well as the quality of the PEOPLE. It's a productive, yet NICE show."
— Boyd and Doyle