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Leading Retailers to Meet During August 18-21, 2017 Edition 


ATLANTA (June 20, 2017) – To help ensure that the Seattle Gift Show is effectively meeting the buying and professional development needs of Pacific Northwest retailers, Urban Expositions has formed the Seattle Gift Show Retail Advisory Board. Comprised of leading retailers from independent gift shops, concessionaires and other specialty retail outlets, the board will help guide Urban Expositions as it continues to fine-tune the product mix, educational and buyer service offerings of the semi-annual show at the Washington State Convention Center.

The new board will hold its first meeting during the upcoming August 18 – 21, 2017 show. Members of the board include:

Ed Delgado, Aramark buyer for Olympic National Park

Andy Dinnison, owner, Boo Radley’s

Renata Tatman, buyer, Seattle Art Museum

Terri Pelham, Aramark buyer, Denali, Glacier Bay and Olympic National Park

Betsy Earl, Product Specialist, Ventures NP

Kirsten Wilson, owner, City People’s Mercantile

“We’re always working on new ideas and enhancements to secure the Seattle Gift Show’s position as the ‘go-to’ resource for its core Pacific Northwest buyer base,” says Lisa Glosson, vice president, souvenir/gift division, Urban Expositions. “There’s no better way to hone in on what today’s retailers need than going directly to the source.  From sharing thoughts on the best show floor product mix  to education and networking ideas – this talented group of  retailers will provide the perfect sounding  board for programs and promotions we’re working on and, most important, a tremendous resource for fresh new ideas.

For 80 years, the Seattle Gift Show has been the go-to resource for Pacific Northwest independent retailers seeking unique designs, handmade-goods and best-selling brands.  . Buyers can shop thousands of domestic and international lines in major categories, including Gift, Home & Garden, Makers' Market, Food Focus, Personal Style, Made in the USA and Treasures To Go. In addition, the Seattle Gift Show comes together with the permanent showrooms of the Seattle Mart to co-host Seattle Market Week - giving retailers an opportunity to explore even more innovative new product lines. For more information visit

Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Apparel, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Kennesaw, GA, Chicago, IL, Trumbull, CT, Portland, OR, and Boca Raton, FL.