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April 30, 2018 No Comments

New Emerging Marketplace Section Joins September 2018 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show
Nation’s Largest Souvenir Show Expands To Incorporate Artisan Designs, Emerging Companies
The nation’s largest souvenir show just got bigger.  Responding to buyer requests for more artisan resources and unique finds, Urban Expositions will launch the new Emerging Marketplace section at the 13th annual Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show, September 25-28, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  
Featuring curated tabletop displays, Emerging Marketplace gives new, first-time exhibitors a cost-effective entry point to the wholesale trade show.  

“Emerging Marketplace is a must-see for buyers who want to see the newest retail tourism innovations, goods and services from entrepreneurs, inventors, designers, and artisans across a range of market sectors,” says Lisa Glosson, vice president, Urban Expositions.  

“The display format offers a cost-effective way for artisans, brand new companies and others just starting in the wholesale marketplace to reach souvenir and resort retailers who are looking for ways to catch their customer’s eye,” adds April Holinek, show director, Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show.

This exciting new section now joins the other popular categories and top brands on the exhibition floor at the nation’s largest souvenir show. Featuring more than 1,300 booths, the show roster includes every major souvenir/resort industry manufacturer, as well as up-and-coming innovators in a wide range of categories, including: destination, resort and tourist merchandise; custom/logo resources, American-made designs, gourmet gifts, resort apparel, jewelry, fashion accessories, lake/lodge, coastal, ski-themed products and much more. The selection draws souvenir/resort retailers and top industry associations/buying groups from across the country and internationally, as well.  

Artists and companies interested in learning more about exhibit opportunities in the Emerging Marketplace section can contact April Holinek at aholinek@urban-expo.com, Landon Hamby at lhamby@urban-expo.com or David Gilfoyle at dgilfoyle@urban-expo.com or call 800-318-2238.



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