The Gathering West

California Is Calling



The Gathering West is an exclusive event that brings together the west coast’s top Gift & Souvenir Retailers for four days of buying, appointments, and sophisticated networking with like-minded retailers and industry leading suppliers.



The Gathering West is an invitation-only, appointment-based event that brings together industry leaders and qualified professional buyers together in a friendly, relaxed, yet highly productive setting.



As the only hosted buyer event of its kind, we are confident that you will benefit from attending this appointment-based event and get business done in a more efficient, fun way. Our show floor is curated to bring you the best names in each product category including Apparel, Gifts, Souvenir, Plush, Gourmet, Swimwear/Beach, Custom/Name Drop, Made in the USA and more!

See What Industry Professionals Say About The Gathering

The Show was amazing and run by management to perfection. It is clear they really care about the buyers and sellers and assuring that everyone is well taken care of. The campus format creates a close-knit environment that enables the creation of real and sincere relationships, thus making the work we do for our buyers all the more fulfilling! The quality of the buyers and sellers alike assures the quality of the overall experience, every meeting is important and valuable, and the size of the show assures that we have the proper quality time to focus on every client. It is the Tradeshow Masterpiece of the Industry.

– Anthony Prisco, CEO, MX Apparel

My attendance at The Gathering for over 20 years in positions of Retail Director, Buyer and Merchandise Manager are always productive and financially successful. Where could I develop relationships year-after-year? The preparation which goes into the show, the cost savings for buyers and the beautiful location are pluses that keep me returning. I call it "civilized buying" because the pace keeps the work productive and fun and the quality and setting are simply amazing!

– Greg Cain, Director of the Retail Sales and Distribution oo Atlanta Gift Shops


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