Resort & Souvenir Summit launches in conjunction with the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show

Resort & Souvenir Summit launches in conjunction with the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show

Day-long education event, hosted by Seaside Retailer Conferences in partnership with Clarion Events, premiers Sept. 19, 2022. 

Seaside Retailer Conferences, the conference division of Seaside Retailer magazine, has announced the launch of a new event in conjunction with Clarion Events’ Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show.

The Resort & Souvenir Summit will be held Sept. 19, 2022, as a pre-event in advance of the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show, Sept. 20-23. Both events will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall.

The one-day educational conference is designed for retailers who own and operate souvenir and resort gift stores. Sessions will cover topics that are specifically tailored to this segment of the retail industry. Expert speakers will lead sessions on topics ranging from merchandising, ecommerce, financing, trends and more to help retailers gain important insights and valuable takeaways for success.

“We are excited to join forces with Clarion Events Gift & Souvenir Group for the inaugural Resort & Souvenir Summit,” says Kristin Ely, director, Seaside Retailer Conferences. “Being able to offer quality educational programming in advance of an industry-leading trade show for the resort and souvenir industry is a perfect combination, and I hope retailers will take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity.”

Lisa Berry, vice president, Clarion Events Gift & Souvenir Group, says, “For years, the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show has been the must-attend event for the souvenir industry. Thanks to Seaside Retailer Conferences, retailers now have an additional incentive to come to Las Vegas. Not only will they be able to experience the industry’s largest souvenir and resort trade show, they’ll also gain convenient access to conference sessions that will enhance their businesses.”

Separate registration and fees are required to attend the Resort & Souvenir Summit. Visit to register and for speaker, session and sponsorship information. Attendees will be able to book their discounted hotel rates through the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show website at Questions can be directed to


Seaside Retailer, based in Medina, Ohio, was founded in 2019 by Karen Carr and Kristin Ely, two award-winning business-to-business publishing veterans with over 40 years combined experience. The company produces the Seaside Retailer portfolio of B2B media solutions for beach, coastal and nautical retailers, including, Seaside Retailer magazine, a bimonthly business magazine, a dedicated website,, and two monthly newsletters, Seaside Spotlight and Seaside Retailer Update. In 2022, the brand expanded its offerings through its Seaside Retailer Conferences division to include the Coastal Connections Conference, Oct. 3-5, in Orlando, Florida, and the Resort & Souvenir Summit, Sept. 19, in Las Vegas in conjunction with the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show.

The Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show is the must attend event for the retail souvenir, resort and gift industry. As the largest show of its kind, the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show features a selection that will help retailers differentiate their stores in their communities. Featuring everything from high margin good and personalized designs to apparel resources and designs ready to ship in early Spring. In 2019 the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show was named one of the top trade shows by Trade Show News Network. The 2022 event takes place September 20-23 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall. For details visit For more information about the Gift & Souvenir portfolio visit

Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from 15 offices in the UK, the US, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK.  More recently the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now has interests in a number of global vertical industries including energy, security and defense, electronics, technology, fashion, retail, gaming and marketing. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness.