Registration for our SWDA Convention and Trade Show is just a click away. Clicking here will take you to our new and improved association website. Both Distributors and Exhibitors alike will find all the information needed to book hotel rooms and review schedules and events. Payment can also be done online.
This year’s convention will be back at the Marriott Springhill Suites. We have a group rate of $114.00 a night. The deadline to book that rate is August 21st. It’s also important to know that booking for SWDA isn’t done through the hotel. It is done by clicking here. That link will automatically select The Springhill Suites for you.
Our Opening Reception will be during the evening of Wednesday September 14th, rooftop at the Springhill Suites. Following our General Sessions and Trade Show we will enjoy an offsite Closing Party at Bahama Breeze. This event is included in your registration – so there is no excuse not enjoy what is sure to be a memorable night. Also, transportation to and from Bahama Breeze is provided at the Springhill Suites.
A lot of planning and preparation has already been done for this year’s show but we need to know numbers – the sooner you can register the better! Thank you!
July 4th signifies that we are well into summer travel and the tourism and souvenir industries kick in to high gear. According to AAA an estimated 38 million Americans traveled over the weekend, gas prices are at an 11 year low and average airfares for the top 40 domestic flight routes are cheaper than in 2015. With extra cash in tourist pockets it’s going to be a stellar souvenir summer!
Thank you to all the wonderful SWDA suppliers for fantastic product and on time delivery. 2015 was a quite a challenge with port strikes and factory labor problems, but I commend everyone for working harder and smarter to improve logistics, present creative ideas and get quality products out in the market. Our hard work last September in Las Vegas is paying off.
Speaking of Las Vegas, registration materials for the 2016 SWDA Convention and Trade Show mailed out last month. We are excited to host the 44th Annual SWDA Convention and Trade Show at the Springhill Suites in Las Vegas September 14-16. Registration can be completed by filling out the mailed forms or now online at our brand new website: www.souvenircentral.org. Thanks to Greg Locnikar for his great work to update the SWDA website.
I wish everyone a wonderful summer!
Angie Rohnke President SWDA Mountain States Specialties