Press Release 8.23.19

Press Release 8.23.19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        
Press contact: Suzanne Pruitt
P: 678.285.3976 | E: Suzanne.pruitt@clarionevents.com

 

TARIFF UPDATES, MISSION-BASED SELLING TOPICS HEADLINE 2019 LAS VEGAS SOUVENIR & RESORT GIFT SHOW EDUCATION | NETWORKING EVENTS
 

ATLANTA (August 23, 2019) – To arm retailers with the economic news and latest marketing strategies they need, Clarion UX is expanding the educational offerings for the October 2-5, 2019 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show. Ranging from a special Museum Store Association (MSA) | Zoo and Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG) panel discussion on mission-based selling to a timely program on industry impacts of today’s trade talks and tariffs, the programs join a full line-up of networking events and new product resources at the nation’s largest souvenir show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We know that our retailers and vendors alike have questions about the impact tariffs may have on their businesses in upcoming months,” explains Lisa Glosson, Gift & Souvenir Portfolio vice president, Clarion UX.  “So we wanted to offer a session that would give them the most up-to-date information on this ever-evolving topic.”

“We are so excited to be partnering with ZAG and MSA once again for a breakfast networking session,” adds April Holinek, show director, Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show.” We hosted a similar gathering last year and the feedback we received from everyone on the networking opportunities and the platform to share ideas was tremendous.  We’ve already heard from so many retailers who are excited to attend again this year.”

 

Educational sessions include:

ZAG & MSA NETWORKING BREAKFAST & PANEL DISCUSSION :  SELLING YOUR MISSION | 7:30 – 9 am , THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
FREE | RSVP REQUIRED  -
https://www.lvsouvenirshow.com/show-hospitality-events
Join David Whitaker the Director of Retail at the NC Zoo for complimentary hot breakfast, networking, and an inspiring idea-packed panel discussion with some of today’s leading institution and non-profit gift shop retailers, including: Melinda Green of the Kansas City Zoo; Tommy Brown of the St. Louis Zoo; Sam Wainer of the Canyonlands Natural History Association,  and Joe Luttrell of the Redwood Parks Conservancy.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST SESSION | HOW TARIFFS ARE IMPACTING THE GIFT & SOUVENIR INDUSTRY | 8 AM – 9 AM | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
FREE | RSVP REQUIRED -
 https://www.lvsouvenirshow.com/show-hospitality-events

Wondering what the recent trade talks and tariffs might mean for your business? Find out with our informative panel moderated by Kip Zsupnik from 1M Investments.

VISUAL MERCHANDISING & DISPLAYS  
11 AM | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3  

Explore the new Visual Merchandising Marketplace on the show floor and this idea-packed program moderated by Tommy Brown of the St. Louis Zoo. Explore the new Visual Merchandising Marketplace on the show floor and this idea-packed program. This talk will bring the magic of visual merchandising and display to your shop. It will also help you identify what merchandising techniques will work best for your retail location(s). No store is exactly the same and the ability to visually merchandise makes a huge difference in the feel, theme and sales of your retail location(s).

 

 

In addition to education, attendees and exhibitors can enjoy a host of other programs and networking events, including:

NATIVE AMERICAN PAVILION | NETWORKING EVENT & SILENT AUCTION BENEFITTING AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 3 PM-5 PM

Enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and bid on fabulous auction items from our generous supporters.  Bidding will start at 9 am on opening morning.

ZAG RECEPTION, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 5 PM– 7 PM

All ZAG members and sponsors are invited to join us for a chance to catch up with old friends and enjoy light snacks and beverages!

SHOW FLOOR FEATURES & GIVEAWAYS

Goody Bag Giveaway – Be one of the first 100 stores to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday, October 2 & 3 and receive a free goody bag filled with products from our exhibitors!

Daily happy hours on the show floor hosted by our fabulous exhibitor sponsors – look for times and locations coming soon.

Spin & Win – Stop by the Visual Merchandising Marketplace at 11 AM & 3 PM daily and spin our wheel for your chance to win great prices!

Native American Pavilion Product & Cultural Demonstrations – Daily. Look for details and full schedule coming soon!

 

SHOW FAST FACTS

When: Wednesday, October 2 –  Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Wednesday-Friday; 9 am - 2 pm Friday

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

More Info:  www.lvsouvenirshow.com | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238

ABOUT CLARION UX

Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Apparel, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Kennesaw, GA, Trumbull, CT, Portland, OR, and Boca Raton, FL. www.clarionux.com