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When and where is the event held?

Wednesday, November 13 – Friday, November 15, 2024

  • Wednesday, November 13 | 9am - 5pm

  • Thursday, November 14 | 9am - 5pm
    Friday, November 15 | 9am - 3pm

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

Why should I attend Ocean City Resort Gift Expo?

The Ocean City Resort Gift Expo is the northeast’s leading souvenir and resort trade event with retailers from Maine to Virginia Beach. Attendees can shop the best-selling brands and new discoveries for all price points. Plus, unbeatable travel savings include free parking, discounted hotel rates and on-site buyer amenities.

If this is your first time attending, click here for some helpful tips.

What types of products are being shown?

Coastal and resort retailers from Maine to Virginia Beach will find hundreds of lines featuring every product category including resort, gifts, souvenirs, novelties, nautical/coastal items, licensed products, beachwear, general gift and much more!

Who is exhibiting?

We currently don't have the 2024 exhibitors list live yet. Please click here to view the 2023 full list of exhibiting companies.

What special events will take place?

More information coming soon!

Where can I rent a scooter?

Scooters may be rented from Barb's Buggy at 866-442-8449 or IT Mobility at 800-576-4323.

Will food be available during the show?

Yes, concessions are available on-site.

How can I receive a directory?

Printed show directories are provided to registered buyers on-site at the event. We will announce when the 2024 digital version is live. You can still view the 2023 digital show directory here.




How do I register?

Registration is free for qualified buyers. You may pre-register when registration opens in 2024.

What is the registration deadline?

You are encouraged to pre-register early so you can receive updates and important news about the show. It will also help reduce your wait time on-site. To stay informed on event updates, please complete our interested in attending form.

What are the On-Site Buyer Registration and Badge Pick-Up Hours?

Wednesday, November 13

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 14

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday, November 15

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 express badge to gain admission to the show: 1 form of personal ID and 2 forms of business ID, which can include 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.) The photography of any exhibit is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the exhibitor.

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?

Badges are not mailed. Pre-registrations will receive a confirmation letter with their barcode via email. Simply bring it to the show and scan it with our onsite readers to quickly and easily print out your badge! 

How do I make a change to my reservation?

Changes to your reservation can be made through the link provided in your email confirmation.


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, Connections Housing, to secure the lowest rates. Click here to book your hotel.

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


How can I exhibit at the Ocean City Resort Gift Expo?

For more information on becoming an exhibitor and to download the show prospectus with pricing, click here. You can also contact Christina Bell at

What is included in my booth package?

8’ side and back drapes, one undraped table, chairs, one wastebasket and one outlet per booth with 500 watts of electricity. The ballroom is carpeted exhibit space.

What opportunities are available for promoting my company?

Our goal is to find the best ways to put you in touch with your audience and to help grow your business. We’ve developed several sponsorship and promotional opportunities that will enhance your presence at the show. Click here to learn more.

How do I update my exhibitor listing? What comes with my exhibitor listing?

  • Please click here for a video introduction to the exhibitor portal and instructions on how to update your exhibitor listing.

  • Log in to the Exhibitor Portal using the business password you received in your confirmation email to change your listing. Please contact Senior Exhibitor Services Coordinator, Spencer Jacobsen for assistance. *Exhibitor Portal link and login info coming this summer

  • Next: Click ‘Manage Company Listing.' This is where you will be able to add or update your company’s details, profile, logo, keywords, social links and select the appropriate categories for your company.

    • Keep in mind that the length of your profile is limited to a character count based on your exhibitor listing level. Want more characters? Consider upgrading your listing by contacting Spencer Jacobsen.

    • It’s important to utilize your keywords! These along with your product categories are how our attendees find YOUR COMPANY on the floor!

  • Click SAVE and you’re all done! IF there are any errors, the system will let you know what needs to be fixed.

  • The final stage in building out a COMPLETE listing is to upload your show specials, product images for the Product Preview Guide if you have purchased images to be included, and addition line form if you are bringing additional lines to the show.

How do I register my booth personnel?

Exhibitor Registration Coming Soon!

Is insurance required? 

Yes. A requirement of exhibiting at Ocean City Resort Gift Show 2024 is for ALL exhibitors to carry liability insurance throughout the Exhibition. The deadline for submitting the Certificate indicating adequate insurance coverage is November 1, 2024. Even if Exhibitor hires an EAC, Exhibitor still must supply its own Certificate of Liability Insurance. ALL EAC’s must submit an application form with a certificate of insurance prior to deadline to be approved by show management. Exhibitor's insurance carrier must issue such Certificate of Liability Insurance. A sample insurance form can be found in the exhibitor manual.
To ensure that the Certificate of Liability Insurance has the correct information required, please make sure your certificate includes the following information.
AMOUNT SUGGESTED: One (1) Million Dollars
Under the Certificate Holder, please include:

Clarion Events, Inc. / Ocean City Resort Gift Show 2024
6 Research Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
Under Description of Operations, please include:
All activities related to Ocean City Resort Gift Show, November 13-15, 2024
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
Ocean City, MD, USA

When are the move-in/move-out times for exhibitors and the opening times of the exhibit hall? 


  • Hours coming soon!


  • Hours coming soon!


  • Hours coming soon!

Where can I order booth furnishings?

Booth furnishings and other services can be ordered from the exhibitor manual. * Link Coming Soon!

Who do I contact for Internet/WIFI and Electrical?

Free basic WIFI will be available in the common areas at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.
Electrical may be ordered directly through the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. *Coming Soon

What are the booth guidelines? 

The booth guidelines for the Ocean city Resort Gift Show event will be enforced. Please assure that your booth is within the guidelines. Booth guidelines coming soon!

Where do I ship my booth materials?

All materials should be shipped directly to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
Show Name: Ocean City Resort Gift Expo (Nov. 13-15, 2024)
Booth Name:
Booth Number:

If you have questions regarding shipments, please contact The Roland E. Powell Convention Center at 410-289-2800.

Who are the Official Show Partners?

Our official partners for the Ocean City Resort Gift Show are as follows. Please note, any emails/offers you receive to purchase attendee lists or book hotel rooms, are NOT affiliated with the Ocean City Resort Gift Show and are likely a scam.

  • Official Housing Partner: Connections Housing

  • General Service Contractor/Official Decorator: Roland E. Powell Convention Center

  • Registration & Lead Retrieval Provider: Convention Data Services (CDS)

  • Venue: Roland E. Powell Convention Center


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