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Why Attend?

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If you are a gift and souvenir retailer with annual sales of $1M+ and an open-to-buy, this event is for you! As the only hosted buyer event of its kind, The Gathering provides the opportunity to explore partnerships and build lasting relationships with top gift and souvenir suppliers. Our easy to use, online appointment system saves you the valuable time, matching you with exhibitors, and allowing you to build a personalized meeting schedule so you can get business done efficiently at the show.

How it Works

Benefits
 
  • Accomplish months worth of meetings in only a few days while building solid foundations and partnerships
  • Personalized concierge services and provided by our Key Accounts team
  • Complimentary admission for qualifying buyers in exchange for curated meetings with industry leading suppliers
  • All meals provided daily including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Opportunity to participate in sophisticated networking events outside of show hours
  • Complimentary hotel accomodations up to four nights at the Sheraton Memphis
Requirements
  • Must be a gift and souvenir retailer with an open to buy of $1M+
  • Attendees must be responsible for buying and/or evaluating merchandise for your organization
  • Complete your profile with interests and preferences to help our meeting platform provide recommendations for mutually beneficial meetings
  • Actively engage in the online matchmaking portal to pre-schedule 1:1 meetings with exhibitors prior to the event
  • Attend all scheduled meetings  on-site

Apply to Attend

As our guest, you'll experience VIP treatment before, during, and after the show. There's no catch - you just need to meet our qualifying criteria.

Get in Touch

We're here to help. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at thegathering@clarionevents.com

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