Press Release 10.16.19

PHILADELPHIA SET TO CO-HOST JANUARY 2020 GIFT SHOW AND SOUVENIR & RESORT EXPO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Daniel Battaglia | 678-285-0597
Daniel.battaglia@clarionevents.com

PHILADELPHIA SET TO CO-HOST JANUARY 2020 GIFT SHOW AND SOUVENIR & RESORT EXPO
New Exhibitors and Returning Businesses Expected for Premiere Gift Show
for Mid-Atlantic, Tri-State Region



ATLANTA, GA (October 16, 2019) Building upon the success and feedback from last year’s edition,   the Philadelphia Gift Show will once again co-locate with the Philadelphia Souvenir & Resort Expo for the January 25-28, 2020 edition at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The show continues to see a surge of Mid-Atlantic and Tri-State area retailers, a record number of top lines, new categories and resources to explore – all in one cost-effective and convenient winter marketplace.

“Less expensive than New York and easier to work than Atlanta, the Philadelphia Gift Show has established itself as the long-time favorite of the region’s retailers, “says Lisa Glosson, Vice President of the Gift and Souvenir portfolio for Clarion UX, the show’s organizer. “For 2020, we’re upping the ante by bringing them even more of what they’ve asked for.  We’re tapping into our strong souvenir/resort industry roots to expand the offerings in that category, as well as continuing to grow our popular Artisan Alley showcase of handcrafted designs – all to give our buyers even more ways to find everything they need without breaking the bank on travel costs and time away from their businesses.”

As the 47th edition opens, visitors will be greeted with a host of unique and market leading exhibits, with vendors and buyers looking to build and foster relationships with industry veterans and up-and-coming brands.  This exclusive event continues to connect business-to-business experts in their respective markets, while creating an atmosphere that promotes the future of all things gifts, souvenirs and resort-style wares.

January 2020 Highlights Include:
PHILADLEPHIA SOUVENIR & RESORT EXPO EXPANDS, RELOCATES – Now entering its second year, the Philadelphia Souvenir & Resort Expo is also anticipating significant growth – offering a one-stop resource for regional retailers seeking a convenient resource for tourism merchandise, custom-tailored to the region. The segment will also move to the front of the show, across from the main entrance registration. This preferred location will improve the experience for buyers looking to make a statement in the tourism-based marketplace

ARTISAN ALLEY GROWS -- With plans to continue to grow its popular Artisan Alley showcase with even more handmade vendors offering unique designs in a range of media and styles, the show is expected to create buzz within the industry. While many of these artisans are unique to the region, their designs are considered a perfect mix for enhancing the store shelves of boutique and souvenir shops alike.

PHILADELPHIA GIFT SHOW BUYERS CONCIERGE CLUB - Also entering its second year, the newly refined Philadelphia Buyers Concierge Club appointment-setting app gives pre-registered buyers and exhibitors the ideal opportunity to set appointments ahead of show opening based on mutual interests. This exciting feature continues to attract veterans of the show, while also attracting newer attendees with its time-saving capacity and benefits.
“We’re constantly working on new initiatives designed to enhance the exhibitor ROI and the retailer’s show experience,” adds April Holinek, Show Director for the Philadelphia Gift Show.
“Buyers and exhibitors alike can look for even more interactive events on the show floor, ranging from networking events to industry socials, all designed to enhance networking and relationship building experiences for those looking to enhance their on-site experience”
 
SHOW FAST FACTS:
DATES:  January 25 – January 28, 2020
HOURS:

Sat. Jan 25      |  9am - 6pm
Sun. Jan 26     |  9am - 6pm
Mon. Jan 27    |  9am - 6pm
Tues. Jan 28    |  9am - 2pm

LOCATION:
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

MORE INFO
The 2020 edition of the show will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on January 25 – 28, 2020.  For general show information, visit www.philadelphiagiftshow.com or call 800.318.2238.