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The annual Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show is the must-attend event for retailers in the coastal souvenir and resort business. 

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Clarion Events Gift & Souvenir Portfolio Partners With Gift for Life to Support Hunger Relief

September 24, 2021 - Gift for Life today announced a partnership with Clarion Events Gift & Souvenir Portfolio to extend its successful "Feed the Hungry. Feel the Good" fundraising campaign across four Clarion Events managed trade shows – Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show, Ocean City Resort Gift Expo, Smoky Mountain Gift Show and Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show. All funds raised will benefit World Central Kitchen’s programs addressing crisis-related hunger relief... Read More

Clarion Events Gift & Souvenir Family of Events Announces Launch of Pay It Forward Fund

May 4, 2020 - The Clarion Events family of gift and souvenir events is excited to announce a new program launching today – the Pay It Forward Fund. With the world facing the effects of COVID-19 there has been an impact on many businesses in the gift & souvenir industry. The Pay It Forward Fund will be a full circle opportunity to help the community rebuild. Industry suppliers and Clarion Events will work together to support retailers – by coming together to provide travel assistance to fall and winter live events... Read More

Clarion UX Launches Spotlight Awards to Recognize Gift & Souvenir Industry Leader

June 6, 2019 - To recognize gift and souvenir industry members who truly stand out for their leadership skills, career achievements and business best practices, Clarion UX has launched the new “Spotlight Awards” program.  Nominated by vendors, retailers and other industry organizations, winners in 3 categories will be announced during a special Spotlight Awards reception at the upcoming November 6-9, 2019 Smoky Mountain Gift Show in Gatlinburg, Tennessee... Read More

Clarion UX Teams with Gift For Life for World AIDS Day

November 28, 2018 - Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' sole charitable organization, has announced a new World AIDS Day partnership with Clarion UX – manager of the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, taking place December 2-5 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC, and Chavez for Charity... Read More

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show Returns December 2-5, 2018

July 2, 2018 - The nation’s largest, longest-running coastal souvenir, resort gift show, the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, returns December 2-5, 2018 to South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The 2018 edition will feature an unrivaled selection of themed merchandise, resort apparel, gifts and souvenirs shown by the industry’s top name manufacturers, sales representatives and up-and-coming companies... Read More


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