General FAQs

When, Where and What Time is the event held?
Sunday, November 15 – Tuesday, November 17, 2020

  • ​9 am - 5 pm, Sunday - Monday
  • 9 am - 3 pm Tuesday

Roland E. Powell Convention Center 
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842

What Types of Products are Being Shown?
Coastal and resort retailers from Maine to Virginia Beach will find more than 450 booths filled with every product category including resort, gifts, souvenirs, novelties, nautical/coastal items, licensed products, beachwear, general gift and much more!

Who is Exhibiting?
Click here for a sneak peek of exhibiting companies you'll see at the upcoming show.

*2020 Information Coming Soon!

What Special Events Will Take Place?
Click here to see the special events taking place at the upcoming show

*2020 Information Coming Soon!

How Can I Rent a Scooter/Wheelchair?
There are a limited number of wheelchairs for use. Contact Lisa Meyer at 800.318.2238, ext 0346 to inquire about availability and to reserve. Scooters may be rented from Barb's Buggy at 866-442-8449 or IT Mobility at 800-576-4323.

How Can I Receive a Directory?
Printed show directories are provided to registered buyers on show site during the show. Before/after the show, you can click here to see our exhibitor listings.

Do you have information on how COVID-19/Coronavirus is affecting industry events:
Our events are continuing as scheduled. Please read more here on updates regarding health and safety measures being implemented at Clarion Events.


Registration FAQs

What is the Pre-Registration Deadline?
You are encouraged to pre-register early so you can receive updates and important news about the show.  Pre-registration is open up to and during the show dates.

What are the On-Site Buyer Registration and Badge Pick-Up Hours?
8:00 am – 4 pm, Sunday – Monday
8:00 am – 3 pm, Tuesday

What are the Qualifications to Attend?
The Ocean City Resort Gift Expo is open to the trade only. To maintain the professional environment of the show, children under the age of 14 years and strollers are strongly discouraged.

New /first-time attendees should be prepared to present the following along with your ExpressPass™ to gain admission to the show: 1 form of personal ID and 2 forms of business ID, which can:copy of business license, sales tax id number, payroll stub, company check, company credit card, vendor invoice, business card, letterhead or other printed collateral with company name. (Please note: 1 form of personal ID and 1 form of business ID is required for each additional employee.)

What is the Cost to Attend?
The Ocean City Resort Gift Expo is open to the trade only. Admission is free to qualified retailers.

Do you Mail the Badges?
We do not mail badges. But when you pre-register online, you’ll receive your ExpressPass via email.  Simply bring it to the show, scan it with our onsite readers and print out your badge quickly and easily! 

Travel FAQs

What is the Address for the Roland E. Powell Convention Center?
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 

How Can I Book my Hotel?
Be sure to use the official housing company for the Ocean City Resort Gift Expo to secure the lowest rates.
Call: 955-246-8722 Online: Check back soon to use our handy online registration link.

BUYER BEWARE!  Connections Housing is the only approved, official housing vendor for the Ocean City Gift Show. We understand that unauthorized housing companies may be contacting you advertising cheaper rates and may imply or claim an affiliation with the show or Urban Expositions. Unfortunately, some past attendees and exhibitors have fallen prey to these companies and they have either: lost significant deposits, been relocated with little or no warning, have not had the guest rooms they thought they had booked, or have not received reservations at the hotel they had thought were confirmed. So be sure to book your room through Connections Housing!

Is There Parking at the Event and How Much Is It?
Yes, there is FREE parking at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center

What is the Best Airport to Fly In To?
Salisbury/ Ocean City Regional Airport