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July 20, 2018
Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards to announce Class of 2018 at upcoming Las Vegas Market

The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2018, comprised of a select group of young industry professionals demonstrating commitment, leadership and innovation, will be revealed on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Summer Las Vegas Market. The ceremony will take place from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in room C174, beginning with a cocktail reception prior to the reveal. All Las Vegas Market attendees are encouraged to attend the complimentary event, and can register in advance here.

The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards are presented by leading specialty retail magazines Gift Shop, Stationery Trends and Museums & More, in partnership with the Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA). Nearly 120 young professionals were nominated for this year’s awards, with 40 honorees selected representing all facets of the industry – from retailers and manufacturers, to designers and sales managers.

“It’s been exciting to watch this awards program grow and evolve since its inception last year,” said Editorial Director Julie McCallum. “The caliber of nominations is impressive, and we’re looking forward to announcing the Class of 2018 and seeing how these impressive individuals will help shape the future of our industry in the coming years.”

The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 will be featured online, at giftshopmag.com/40under40, stationerytrends.com/40under40 and museumsandmore.com/40-under-40-awards, beginning Monday, July 30.

About the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards

Launched in 2017 by Gift Shop, Stationery Trends and Museums & More magazines, the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards recognize the next generation of specialty retail industry leaders. The awards are open to all segments of the industry – from retailers and manufacturers, to designers and industry associations – with honorees selected based on leadership qualities, creativity, innovative thinking and commitment to the industry. The awards are presented in partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) and its Young Gift Executives Program, and hosted by the Las Vegas Market.

About the Gift & Home Trade Association

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) was formed in 2000, as the gift and home industry’s non-profit professional trade association. The Association was designed to help and encourage vendors, sales agencies, industry affiliates and retailers to work together, improving relationships and making business better by providing members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with industry leaders. Essentially, the GHTA is a place for members to connect, to learn, and to contribute.

About the Las Vegas Market

Since its launch in the Summer of 2005, Las Vegas Market has become the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the Western United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 4,000+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. At the Las Vegas Market you will find the only home furnishings market in the west; the fastest growing gift & home décor market in the nation; THE national bedding market, new category launches including casual/outdoor, and housewares/gourmet; and a 5 million+ square-foot, state-of-the-art venue.

 




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