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NEW HAWAII PAVILION JOINS SEPTEMBER 2015 
LAS VEGAS SOUVENIR & RESORT GIFT SHOW GROWING PRODUCT LINE-UP

ATLANTA (May 27, 2015)-  Further expanding the selection of  the nation's largest souvenir industry event, the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) will host a pavilion at the September 16-19, 2015 Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Bringing together a versatile range gift and resort designs in a host of categories from 19+ leading Hawaiian manufacturers and artisans, the Hawaii Pavilion will offer attending retailers a fresh new  one-stop resource  to discover the best the islands have to offer.    

"We are delighted to welcome the State of Hawaii DBEDT and these wonderful companies to the Las Vegas Show.  Retailers are always looking for new resources to help differentiate their stores and these quality, Hawaiian-made resources certainly add yet another dimension to the show's ever-growing product roster," says Donna Guess, Vice President of Operations & Souvenir and Resort Shows, Urban Expositions. 

As part of the promotional efforts around the new pavilion, retailers will receive a special "Hawaii Passport" when they arrive.  As they place orders with the pavilion's participating companies, they will receive a special stamp in the passport. Once their passport book is filled, buyers can turn their passports in to the show office for a chance to win either a $500 prize or an iPad.
 
Hawaii Pavilion companies will showcase designs in numerous categories- from jewelry and soaps to apparel, gourmet foods, souvenir items and more. Exhibiting companies include: Authentic Polynesian Carving, Bamboo Boxer Company, Bubble Shack Hawaiian Soap Company, Design Tees Hawaii, Hawaiian Resources, Island Papercraft Inc., Jams World, Joseph Kay & Company, Kailee Kauai, Kona Natural Soap Company, Lani Lau Clothing, Maui Soap Company, Pacific Ocean Dreams, Out of the Blue LLC, Reusables for Life, Sea Salts of Hawai'i, The Olivia Collection/Hawaii Pillow Company, Two Palms and more.
 
In addition to the new pavilion, the 2015 edition will also bring together even more of the fabulous networking events and product resources the industry has come to expect, including hotel rates starting as low as $9.99 for retail buyers. The new pavilion will also further enhance the show's unrivaled selection of more than 1300 booths showcasing thousands of lines of souvenir and resort products in a wide range of categories, including destination, resort and tourist merchandise, souvenirs, green products, T-shirts, beach items, Made in America, coastal and nautical, lake, mountain and lodge, ski-themed products, logo products, shell items, giftware, jewelry/fashion accessories, toys/games and more.
 
For more information about attending, visit www.lvsouvenirshow.com or contact Buyer Relations Director Joceline Arnold at jarnold@urban-expo.com | 678-831-4573 or John Motondo at jmotondo@urban-expo.com | 312-470-1167.  Complete details also available at www.lvsouvenirshow.com. Companies interested in receiving more information about exhibiting at the 2015 edition can contact Lisa Glosson at 678.370.0334 or lglosson@urban-expo.com. 
 
SHOW FAST FACTS
WHEN:           Wednesday, September 16- Saturday, September 19, 2015
WHERE:         Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
HOURS:          9 am - 5 pm, Wednesday- Friday;  9 am - 2 pm, Saturday
MORE INFO:  www.lvsouvenirshow.com | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238

  
ABOUT STATE OF HAWAII DBEDT
The State of Hawaii's Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) is Hawaii's resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages. For more information visit http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/.
 
ABOUT URBAN EXPOSITIONS
Urban Expositions is the largest gift, airport retail and souvenir trade show organizer in the U.S., hosting a total of 35 shows each year. In January 1996, Urban Expositions launched the semi-annual Philadelphia Gift Show, which has become one of the largest and most successful regional events in the nation. Since then, the company has continued to grow through acquisitions and new show development. Based in Kennesaw, GA, Urban Expositions offers a complete roster of tradeshow management services, including exhibit sales and marketing, operations, database development and management. For more information, visit www.urban-expo.com  or call 800.318.2238.       


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