Details For Attendees 

You come to market to see what’s new, what’s fresh, what’s trending. From top-selling brands to unique local designs from up-and-coming artists – The Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show offers a versatile selection custom-tailored to the coastal souvenir and resort business that promise to differentiate your store from the rest. You’ll boost your bottom line and make customers for life with the products you’ll find at the upcoming show.

Registration

NEW EXPRESSPASS™ PRE- REGISTRATION FOR THE GRAND STRAND GIFT & RESORT MERCHANDISE SHOW

To make your show registration and entry easier than ever, we’re introducing a BRAND NEW pre-registration procedure for the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show.

We are no longer mailing badges in advance. Now you can register to receive an ExpressPass™ via email.

Simply print out and bring your ExpressPass™ to the show, scan it with our onsite readers, and quickly print out your badge(s) when you arrive.

No waiting. No hassle!

Click Here to register for your December 2017 Grand Strand Gift Show ExpressPass™

 

NEW BUYER TIPS

We look forward to welcoming you to the show. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your experience:

  • TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXPRESSPASS™ REGISTRATION Make sure you are registered for the show and have printed out your ExpressPass ™ to gain quick and easy entrance into our shows.
  • BOOK YOUR HOTEL EARLY & SAVE WITH OUR LOW RATES Book your hotel stay using our housing partner, Connections. Urban Expositions has teamed up with Connections Housing to offer you deeply discounted hotel rates.
  • PRE-PLAN YOUR PURCHASES Be sure to download the official show mobile app for complete details on the show, including exhibitor listings, show specials, show features, calendar of events and much more!
  • SET APPOINTMENTS WITH SPECIFIC VENDORS PRIOR TO THE SHOW
  • SET TIME ASIDE TO WALK THE ENTIRE SHOW FLOOR You never know what you will find. That one item may be your next best-seller.
  • EAT, DRINK, SHOP, REPEAT Drink plenty of fluids and make sure to take breaks to eat or enjoy a quick snack.
  • BRING PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS & YOUR CREDIT SHEET
  • BRING A NOTE PAD AND PEN TO TAKE NOTES After you have viewed products and talked with the vendor, be sure to jot down some notes to reference at a later date.
  • NETWORK WITH OTHER BUYERS TO SEE WHAT IS TRENDING IN THEIR STORES

Speak to fellow retailers about what’s working and not working in their store. From trending products to management techniques. Help each other out!

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Urban Expositions at 800.318.2238.

Social Media Tips

By Amy Dufour, Marketing & Social Media Manager

  • Search for exhibitors you know you want to see on Facebook prior to the show - you never know if they might be offering a show special you can take advantage of via social media.
  • Utilize the show hashtag to find key exhibitors you'll want to visit on-site. #GSGiftShow
  • Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter so you don't miss out on any seminars, giveaways or must-see exhibitors.
  • Like, comment and share show posts and exhibitor posts pre-show, at the show and post-show - generating engagement will lead to more awareness of your own business pages.
  • Take and share photos of your show experience. Your own followers will want to see how much fun you're having live, on-site! .
RULES & REGULATIONS

The Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show is open to the trade only. 

New /first-time attendees should be prepared to present the following along with your ExpressPass™ to gain admission to the show: 1 form of personal ID and 2 forms of business ID, which can include copy of business license, sales tax id number, payroll stub, company check, company credit card, vendor invoice, business card, letterhead or other printed collateral with company name. (Please note: 1 form of personal ID and 1 form of business ID is required for each additional employee.)

To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 years and strollers are strongly discouraged.

The photography of any exhibit is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the exhibitor.

New Exhibitor Spotlight

The Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show attracts countless new resources each year. Check back soon to see some of the NEW exhibitors you’ll find at the December 2017 show.

 

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Show at a Glance
DECEMBER 3-6, 2017
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
800.318.2238
678.285.EXPO (3976)