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 San Diego, 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.



  • Your time is valuable and for that reason, this appointment-based event will help you accomplish months’ worth of meetings in just a few days. As a hosted buyer, attendees receive exclusive perks including complimentary hotel accommodations, all planned meal functions, including breakfast, lunch and dinner and VIP concierge services by our Key Accounts Team 


    • Boost your ROI and connect with quality buyers in an intimating setting. Vendor slots are limited to ensure that every participant has the best possible opportunity to showcase their products and capabilities. We’re looking for exhibitors in apparel, jewelry, food, souvenir & resort, toys and gifts.

See What Industry Professionals Say About The Gathering

This show has been great! In addition to the portal scheduled meetings, we have had an extra 10 unscheduled meetings take place at this show because of the product preview area and the evening events. Great job!

– John Buechler, Sales Manager, PinSource

Was initially concerned about the number of vendors but day one had a full schedule of appointments AND purchased with 3 new vendors!

– Melissa Hilton, Executive Director Bookstore Merchandising, SGI-USA

Vast improvement on the food, loved the new vendors and how we have the time to actually sit, visit and preview the vendors items whereas Vegas - you could be there for 3 weeks and still can't meet with everyone you want to.

– Teresa Inman, Aramark

Met an AWESOME new big buyer...one of my top 2 orders for the show this year.

– Suzi Garcia, PTL One


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For all general inquiries about applying to attend or exhibit, please email [email protected]

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