The 2020 Ocean City Resort Gift Expo that was scheduled to start this Sunday, Nov. 15 has been cancelled due to new government mandates.
On Nov. 10, the governor of Maryland held a press conference that limits indoor gatherings to 25 people or less – read the governor’s new mandates here.
Lisa Berry Glosson, vice president, gift & souvenir, Clarion Events, says, “We are saddened by this turn of events, but please know that we will assist you in every way possible to continue to support your company. We have posted the show directory online so that you can still reach out to vendors for your sourcing needs.
“Although we won’t be able to meet in Ocean City this year, we would love to see you at the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show still scheduled to take place Dec. 6-9 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. If you are interested in attending, please register here.
“We also encourage you to check out our new online virtual sourcing platform, The MARKETPLACE where you can view thousands of products and connect one-on-one with exhibitors. Click here to sign up now – Registration is free for qualified buyers.
The next Ocean City Resort Gift Expo will take place Nov. 1-3, 2021, in Ocean City, Maryland.
“We are here to support the needs and interests of the gift and souvenir community and will continue to provide updated resources, industry news, tips and more. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or anyone else on the team,” says Berry Glosson.
The Ocean City Resort Gift Show is the Northeast’s largest souvenir and resort industry trade event and is usually held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. Custom-tailored to the specialized needs of coastal retailers from Maine to North Carolina, this show features 300+ booths filled with best-selling designs, top brands, new introductions and new resources. Backed by a full range of buyer services and resources, including discounted travel options and free parking, the show makes it easy for retailers to maximize business travel savings and time away from their shops. For more info, visit www.oceancitygiftshow.com