SHOW HOSPITALITY & EVENTS

SHOW HOSPITALITY & EVENTS

Check back for details about the 2020 edition, but take a peek at what was going on in 2019!

Networking Events & Receptions

ZAG & MSA NETWORKING BREAKFAST & PANEL DISCUSSION :  SELLING YOUR MISSION | 7:30 – 9 am , THURSDAY, OCT 3
Moderator: David Whitaker, Director of Retail, NC Zoo

Panelists:
Melinda Green, Kansas City Zoo, ZAG
Tommy Brown, St. Louis Zoo, ZAG
Sam Wainer, Canyonlands Natural History Association 

Joe Luttrell, Redwood Parks Conservancy    

 

 

 

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. 

 


NETWORKING BREAKFAST SESSION | HOW TARIFFS ARE IMPACTING THE GIFT & SOUVENIR INDUSTRY | 8 AM – 9 AM | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Wondering what the recent trade talks and tariffs might mean for your business?

Moderator: Kip Zsupnik, 1M Investments

Panelists:
Diana Borcz, Senior Director of Licensing and Merchandising with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Michael Atkinson, President of A&F Gift.

Rick Burdette, ACE USA

 

Did you miss the seminar? 
 


Download a copy of the presentation HERE,
The Full Duty & Tariff List and Tariff Section 301 for China!

 


VISUAL MERCHANDISING & DISPLAYS 11 AM | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 

Explore the new Visual Merchandising Marketplace on the show floor and this idea-packed program led 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). 


 

Events

NATIVE AMERICAN PAVILION | NETWORKING EVENT & SILENT AUCTION BENEFITTING AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND: October 3rd, 3pm-5pm

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

 

 

 

 

BID ON THESE GREAT ITEMS INCLUDING:

  • The Sun Catcher, a beautiful sliced translucent agate with five hanging beads and feathers created by Myth Maker
  • Navajo Hand-etched Pot by First American Trader and Navajo Sandpainting by Shiprock Trading
  • Limited edition Giclee by Bill & Traci Rabbit
  • Framed pictures by Lawerence Vargas
  • Jewelry by Supersmith, Sunwest Silver, and Indian Touch of Gallup
  • Socks, scarves & bandanas by McGovern and Company
  • Hand-etched pottery by Rio Grande Wholesale
  • Hotel stay at Mesa Verde from Aramark
  • 2-night stay from Xanterra at one of their parks
  • 2-night stay from DNC at one of their parks
  • DNC also features their pendleton blankets
  • Also featuring Trickster and Kachina House!

 

ZAG Reception, October 3, 5 – 7 pm 2019

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 coming soon!