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Fort Lauderdale Resort and Souvenir Show

July 30, 2018 No Comments

New Show Debuting August 18-20, 2018, Puts the Spotlight on Souvenir and Resort Products

Back by popular demand, the show formerly known as the Fort Lauderdale Gift Show is returning August 18- 20, 2018 to the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Renamed and re-focused, the new Fort Lauderdale Souvenir & Resort Show will bring established lines and best-selling souvenir and resort products together with new resources and new product selections, all in a cost-effective, convenient setting south Florida retailers have come to expect.  Produced and managed by Pinnacle Shows, LLC, the 2018 edition of the Fort Lauderdale Souvenir & Resort Show will also offer a special section dedicated to products available for immediate delivery.

“After hearing from retailers who have really felt the need for a South Florida-centered show, one where local retailers can find all their buying needs in a convenient location close to home, we knew it was time to re-introduce a show in the Fort Lauderdale area,” said Matt Miller, president, Pinnacle Shows, LLC. “We listened and are making sure we are bringing in the product lines and resources that retailers and their customers want.  That’s why we are fine-tuning our product offerings in the souvenir and resort categories and introducing a cash and carry element to this show. We are so excited to meet the specialized needs of the area retailers and their customers this August.”

Show attendees can expect a wide range of established lines and new companies at the new show, including American Gift, Koppes Kandles, Joe Goldberg, Eagle Products, Globe Imports, Goldfarb-Fischer, Jaco of America, Jim Mayer, Noveltex, Pichincha, Presco Sea Life, Sea Creations, Stetson Seashells, Wildlife Artists and many more.

Among the highlights:

Customized Show Selection
Show attendees can see the best selection of resort and tourist merchandise, including souvenir, resort wear, destination, T-shirts, logo products, fashion accessories, decorative accessories, shell items, coastal and nautical themed products, toys and games and much more. 

Buy More. Spend Less. Stay Local. 
Retailers can take advantage of discounted hotel rates at local area hotels in Fort Lauderdale by calling Connections Housing at 404-842-0000 or by visiting the website, www.ftlauderdalegiftshow.com and clicking on Travel.

Great Location
The Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is a convenient setting for south Florida and Island retailers, with easy fly-in or drive-in options. The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is easily accessible from I-95 or the Florida Turnpike.

Attendee and Exhibitor Information
For more information on the Fort Lauderdale Souvenir and Resort Show, contact Matt Miller, 470-306-5544, matt@pinnacle-shows.com, Evan Shoda, 404-405-3590, evan@pinnacle-shows.com or visit www.ftlauderdalegiftshow.com.

Attention Gathering Buyers 
Attention Gathering buyers, Davine International is a new exhibitor to this exclusive show, but not new to the industry with close to 20 years experience with an exciting and vibrant line. The company works with numerous clients in developing exclusive items for their destination and/or attraction and are a great source for nearly all your overseas special order needs.

Fort Lauderdale Souvenir and Resort Show Fast Facts
When: Saturday, August 18 – Monday, August 20, 2018
Where: Greater Ft. Lauderdale/BrowardCounty Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33316
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday – Sunday;  9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday
For More Information: Visit www.ftlauderdalegiftshow.com, call 470-306-5544 or Fax 678-348-7676



    • “The last hour of the last day of the show, a lady came in carrying our ad from Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties (SGN). She placed an order for the customized surfboard plaques, but then I also up-sold her a floor display of Dean Russo dog signs.

      “So, [one,] the ad brought her into the booth, and [two,] the order ended up three times larger than it would have been. If she didn’t see the ad, she wouldn’t have been in the booth. She reminded me ‘See, your ad worked,’ ”
      – Tim Smith, SJT Enterprises, Inc., Westlake, Ohio

    • So, so excited about the article. We got our copy and we are over the moon. I would like….three more copies if possible. The Old City district wants one, …my manager, and we want to frame one!!

      Thanks again. It really was awesome!
      – Never Too Spoiled, Philadelphia, Pa. 

    • “We always enjoy Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine and are happy to share our stories. I learn something from it every time I read it and share it with our gift shop staff regularly.”
      – Beth Rich, Zoo Superintendent, Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, ID

    • “We have been in business since 1988 and a part of our success has been the use of trade magazines such as yours. Being far away from most trade shows, these magazines are a great lifeline for us who can’t just drive to a gifts show. So thank you for being there for us with insightful articles.”
      – Malia Johnson, President, Malimar Inc. dba Sedona, Honolulu, HI

    • “…Because of our budget, I am unable to go to market, so your Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties publication serves at a great tool for me to see what is new and trending in the market, and I have tried many new products because I’ve seen them advertised in your magazine. Thanks again.”
      – Nancy Cole, gift shop manager, Booth Society, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives, Spearfish, S.D.

    • I just received my copy of SGN Magazine, and I was delighted to see [Natalie Hope McDonald’s] article about us. Thank you for featuring my shop in such a lovely way. It means a lot to me as a small business owner.” 
      Heather Mohorn, Momo’s Tree House, Philadelphia, Pa.

    • “Thanks for your magazine. I really enjoy it and learn from it monthly.”
      Susan Michener, Admission/Gift Shop Manager,  The Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Ala.

    • “I wanted to take a minute to not only tell you how much I use and enjoy my copy of Souvenirs, Gifts, and Novelties Magazine, but to share with you some good news about my husband’s and my business Her Majesty’s English Tea Room. We recently won the prestigious Icon award from Americasmart Atlanta. …Thank you again for a magazine that is a little bit like a work book. My husband and I both go through it in detail, always picking up a display idea, new product, or tip.”
      Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild, Her Majesty’s English Tea Room, Dunlap, Ill

    • “Thank you for your wonderful magazine. I love getting it and we do a lot of business with your advertisers. I know that their marketing money is limited, so I make sure to mention that I saw them in Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine. Win-Win-Win. Everybody’s happy!”
      Steve Fegley, Director of Retail Operations, the Science Museum of Minnesota

    • “The March/April 2017 issue just arrived and it really made our day! Thank you for featuring the LA Maritime Museum’s Sea Chest Gift Shop. The article was very well-written, and our assistant buyer is thrilled to see her photo included!”
      Marifrances Trivelli,
      director and store buyer,  Los Angeles Maritime Museum,  San Pedro, Calif.

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