Las Vegas Resort Gift Show | Seminars & Events
Look for daily giveaways, happy hour events, buyer socials, demonstrations, seminars/networking events and more!
Enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and bid on fabulous auction items from our generous supporters, including: Yellowstone National Park Lodges, Yellowstone Forever, Rio Grand, Indigenous Collection by Cap, First American Traders and more.
Funds raised will be presented to the American Indian College Fund, the nation's largest charity supporting Native higher education for more than 25 years.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 8:30-10:30 AM
ADMISSION: FREE, RSVP REQUIRED - CLICK HERE!
RETAIL ROUNDTABLE: IMPROVING YOUR BOTTOM LINE
MODERATOR: Judy Rancour, St Louis Zoo, ZAG President
David Whitaker, North Carolina Zoological Society, ZAG Board member
Melinda Greene, Kansas City Zoo, ZAG Board member
Julie Steiner, The Barnes Foundation, Former MSA Board President
Ray McKenzie, Filoli, MSA Member
Join your peers for complimentary hot breakfast, networking and an inspiring, idea-packed panel discussion with some of today’s leading museum, zoo and aquarium gift shop retailers. From negotiating best pricing with vendors to updating your store space on a shoestring budget, our panelists will share best practices, tips and proven, cost-effective strategies to help you boost your bottom line in the coming year!
MSA is a community of non-profit retailers who all have the same goal – to be successful. MSA is here to help you learn more about your profession, connect with other operators and vendors and to be your resource in the non-profit retail space. MSA’s goal is to provide you the ability to deliver a enjoyable, quality experience for every visitor that chooses to spend their time at your museum, zoo, botanic garden, library or other institution. www.museumstoreassociation.org.
ZAG is a collection of merchandise buyers for zoos, aquariums and other wildlife-related institutions and attractions. The goals of ZAG are to increase and improve communication between buyers, and to raise the awareness and professionalism of the field within the zoo and aquarium industry. www.zaggift.com.
Before stepping onto the show floor, be sure to explore the Product Preview Area. Here you will get a sneak preview of new introductions and best-selling designs they'll see on the show floor.
Spin to Win! Head to the prize booth (4000 aisle) at the back of the hall for a chance to spin and win one of the exhibitor-sponsored prizes or gift baskets during the show.
Come early during the show to be one of the first 100 buyers who will receive a free tote bag filled with free gifts from many of the show exhibitors. Please note: one per company.
More information coming soon.