Say the words ‘New England’ and your mind immediately conjures up images of quaint small towns, beautiful foliage, and fabulous regional products like maple syrup. For retailers interested in offering the unique and popular items made in this gorgeous part of the country, The New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show is for you.
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For retailers on or near the West Coast of the US, the first show of the year is definitely where you need to be! Running from January 6 – 9, 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center, the Seattle Gift Show kicks off the year with a splash of color and excitement.
The U.S. gift, novelty, and souvenir industry includes roughly 24,000 stores with a combined annual revenue of $17 billion, according to First Research.
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies (IGES®) will open its doors to buyers from thousands of retail resorts and souvenir shops again this November 1st – 5th, 2016, 2016, offering the widest variety of custom souvenirs and new resort merchandise imaginable.
Urban Expositions hosts several regional cash and carry Christmas gift shows each year, “with a vast and versatile collection of gifts-to-go,” says Suzanne Pruitt of Urban Expositions.
The Smoky Mountain Gift Show returns to the Gatlinburg Convention Center, November 2-5, 2016.
The Norton Shows are a thriving family trade show held four times a year at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Tennessee.
Las Vegas is renowned for it’s glitz, glam and excess of all kinds – and if you’re in the market for wholesale souvenirs, it’s also the place to host the industry’s biggest game.
Larry Harris and Richard Lisner of Rosehill Enterprises, owners and promoters of the St. Louis and Louisville Gift Shows, have announced they are transitioning ownership and management of the long-running shows to Cindy and Karl Kuhn of Chicago, IL.
Intended as gifts or purchased as personal mementos, souvenirs are at the heart of a successful tourist experience.