The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards, presented by leading specialty retail magazines Gift Shop, Stationery Trends and Museums & More, revealed its Class of 2018 in July during a ceremony at the Las Vegas Market.
Nearly 120 young professionals were nominated this year, with 40 honorees selected by representatives of Gift Shop, Stationery Trends, Museums & More and the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA). Honorees represent all facets of the industry – from retailers and manufacturers, to designers and sales managers.
“The caliber of nominations this year was outstanding, and made the selection process incredibly difficult,” said Matt McCallum, CEO of Great American Media Services and Publisher of its Specialty Retail Division. “We were excited to honor the Class of 2018 during the Las Vegas Market, and look forward to seeing how they impact the industry in the coming years.”
The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 is:
The Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards are held in partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association and hosted annually by the Las Vegas Market. Nomination details for the 2019 awards will be available online beginning January 2019, at www.giftshopmag.com, www.stationerytrendsmag.com and www.museumsandmore.com.
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 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.