About West

About The Gathering West

About The Gathering West
The Gathering West is an exclusive event that brings together the nation’s top Gift & Souvenir Retailers in the western United States for three days of buying, appointments, and sophisticated networking with like-minded retailer and leading suppliers of hard goods, soft goods, apparel, and custom products. Held in scenic Palm Springs, California, this event offers the perfect balance of business and pleasure.

The event is by invitation only and is reserved for buyers who have annual sales of over $1M and have open-to-buy during the event. The show floor is curated by product type to ensure excellent buyer to seller connection and includes appointment setting and exclusive networking.

Past Attendees Include:


  • Aramark - Corporation
  • Aramark - Corporation
  • Aramark - Crater Lake
  • Aramark - Denali National Park
  • Aramark - Hearst Castle
  • Aramark - Mesa Verde
  • Aramark - Olympic National Park
  • Aramark - Yosemite National Park
  • Aramark - Zephyr Cove/ Lake Tahoe Cruises
  • Aramark/Western States
  • Bay Retail Enterprises
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Gift Shop
  • Calgary Zoo
  • Carroll Shelby Int.
  • Casino Legends Hall Of Fame
  • Castle & Cook / Dole Plantation
  • Cave of the Winds
  • Colors of the West
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Crayola Experience
  • Crews/Airport Retail Management
  • Destination Mackinac - Bailiwick Company
  • Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Dufry America Sea Port and Cruise Ship
  • El Camino Hospital Gift Shops
  • Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos
  • Evelyn Hill Inc/Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
  • Florabama Management LLC
  • Friends of Vista House
  • Gold Rush Gifts / Skagway Mining Co
  • Grand Canyon Resort Corp
  • GUEST SERVICES
  • Hickoks Trading
  • House of Blues
  • House of Blues/Live Nation
  • Jefferson National Park
  • JENKINSON'S SOUTH INC
  • Legoland
  • Legoland California
  • Leisure Systems, Inc.
  • Love From USA
  • M. Miura Store, Inc.
  • M2S Mackerel Jacks
  • Marshall Retail Group
  • Mi Casita
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • National Geographic Visitor Center- IMAX
  • Nomad Adventures
  • North Carolina Aquarium
  • Ole Smoky Distillery
  • Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum Gift Shop
  • Palace Entertainment
  • Palm Springs Arial Tram
  • PGI-PCI San Diego
  • Pink Pony
  • Rainier - Guest Services
  • Red Dog Saloon
  • Rockin Rudy's
  • SCHLITTERBAHN WATERPARK
  • SGI-USA
  • Sheryl Slakoff Co.
  • Simply Seattle
  • Sofia's Souvenirs
  • Space Needle
  • SSA - Denver
  • SSA - KM Concessions
  • Sweet / Paula Dean Lumberjack Show
  • the pirates cove
  • Turkey Hill Experience
  • Yee Haw Brewing Co
  • Zoo Atlanta

Past Exhibitors Include:


  • A-B Emblem
  • Anju
  • Art Studio Company
  • Billco International, Inc.
  • Calico Cottage, Inc.
  • California Scene
  • Camp David
  • Capsco, Inc.
  • Center Court
  • Charles Products
  • Charm Kraft Industries
  • CoTa Global
  • Dionis Goat Milk
  • Desert Sunglass of Scottsdale Discover with Dr. Cool
  • Doodle Pants
  • Earth Sun Moon Trading Company Flash Sales
  • Gravity Graphics
  • Great American Products, Inc Impluse Souvenirs
  • Joseph K. & Company LLC
  • Kalan L.P.
  • Landway Int'l Corp.
  • Lightuptoys.com
  • Matrix Sales Group
  • McGovern & Co.
  • Noble Wear Ltd
  • Ocean Beach Sportswear, Inc. Out of Hand Graphics, Inc. Penny Men, The
  • Pikes Peak Rock Shop
  • Pinnacle Designs
  • Preppy Pelican
  • PTL Enterprises
  • R.S. Covenant, Inc.
  • Rachel Screen Printing
  • Ramatex International
  • Rio Design, Ink LLC
  • Rose Lady, The
  • Royal Resortwear, LLC
  • Salt Creek Apparel, LLC
  • Scandical
  • Smith Novelty Company Smith-Southwestern 
  • Smith-Western Co. 
  • The Petting Zoo 
  • Tipsy 
  • United Souvenir & Apparel, Inc. Wear Code Corporation 
  • Zoofy International LLC