Shelton, CT, October 13, 2022 - We are pleased to announce that three shows in the Clarion Events Gift & Souvenir portfolio were recognized as Trade Show Executive's (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit. The event recognized 2021 events that set the Gold Standard for tradeshows.
The Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show, Smoky Mountain Gift Show and Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show were included as part of the 2021 Gold 100 list.
The prestigious Gold 100 salutes and spotlights exceptional shows, particularly those that took place in a tumultuous 2021. This year's event took place at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, in Santa Barbara, September 21-23. Find more information on the honorees here.
Lisa Berry, vice president of the Clarion Events Gift & Souvenir portfolio commented, "A huge congratulations to our team! This would not have been possible without your hard work and diligence to create events that serve the gift and souvenir community - especially in a year that threw obstacles at us each day. I also want to thank our attendees, exhibitors and entire gift & souvenir family for all of their support and ongoing feedback to help us evolve and grow the events."
About our events, and upcoming dates:
Smoky Mountain Gift Show
This is the nation's longest running resort, souvenir and gift show - currently celebrating its 57th year. The Smoky Mountain Gift Show brings Tennessee's largest selection of top name souvenirs, resort gift lines and tourism products under one roof.
Gatlinburg Convention Center
November 9-12, 2022
November 8-11, 2023
Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show
As the largest coastal souvenir trade show in the nation, the Grand Strand Gift & Merchandise Show attracts the top-selling brands in the coastal souvenir and resort business. Upcoming events:
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
December 4-7, 2022
December 3-6, 2023
Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show
The Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show is the nation's largest event serving the resort and souvenir industry. The next event takes place:
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
October 4-7, 2023
For more information, contact the following event directors:
April Holinek at firstname.lastname@example.org for Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show
Christina Bell at email@example.com for Smoky Mountain Gift Show and Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show
ABOUT CLARION EVENTS
Clarion Events, Inc., Clarion's North American Headquarters, produces 50 events across 12 sectors, including trade and enthusiast events. Clarion Events, Inc. is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group, and has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the United States with aggressive growth through acquisition, launch, and innovation. Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super-charging the already rapid growth.