Events Schedule

See our upcoming and most recent events, including our annual conference and market events.

2017 Market Events | 2017 Annual Conference | 2017 ICON Honors | 2016 Annual Conference

2018 Winter Market Events

Stay tuned for 2018 event announcements! Please see the below to review our most recent market events. If you have questions, please email the GHTA office, [email protected].


2017 Winter & Summer Market Events

GHTA held the following events during the 2017 winter and summer market seasons.

GHTA Members Only Speaker event in Las Vegas

Speaker: Kerry Morris, VP of Home, Hardlines & Licensing, Merchandising at zulily
Date: Monday, July 31, 2017
Time: 4:30PM - 5:30M
Location: Las Vegas Market (World Market Center LV)
Cost: Free; Limited Seating Available

At the Las Vegas Market, Kerry will introduce zulily’s unique business model, which utilizes a personalized discovery-based shopping platform to provide customers 9,000 products daily across a variety of product categories – including clothing, shoes, home décor, toys, gifts and more. She will discuss macro trends for the retail industry, with specific focus on how to stay competitive and relevant in a technology-powered and mobile-first world. Lastly, Kerry will highlight the value zulily brings to their partnering vendors, by providing data-driven guidance from fulfillment to forecasting, and their ability to employ the power of multichannel marketing to make even the smallest brand a “hero” for the day.

About Kerry Morris:
Kerry joined Zulily in May of 2013 and has headed up the Home & Hardlines Merchandising teams after spending 10 years at Amazon, where she managed a variety of teams that sourced and developed a wide range of product categories from Toys & Outdoor to Kitchen & Home.  She was instrumental in launching their wedding and gifting space and developing Amazon’s first Private Label Brands. Prior to joining Amazon she was part of the merchandising, International sourcing and private label divisions at WalMart and Costco Wholesale. Kerry loves to travel and spend time in the outdoors, especially gardening and hiking.

GHTA Members Only Speaker event in Atlanta

Speaker: Amelia Taylor, Associate Director at Wayfair
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 10AM - 11AM
Location: AmericasMart Atlanta
Cost: Free; Limited Seating Available

During this presentation, Amelia will discuss fourth quarter observations and expected macro trends for 2017. She will also explore e-commerce and how suppliers are using it to complement current operations. Finally, Amelia will discuss partnership challenges and solutions, suppliers who can benefit from e-commerce the most, and the best way to leverage major platforms to gain access to millions of consumers across the globe.

About Amelia Taylor:
Amelia Taylor oversees the Decorative Accents and Seasonal Décor categories at Wayfair, where she focuses on engaging consumers through a robust product selection and cutting-edge merchandising technology that brings the in-store experience to online shoppers. Prior to joining Wayfair, Amelia specialized in developing strategic business solutions for Retail and Travel & Tourism clients as a Senior Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting. Amelia also has a background in financial portfolio management and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Party on Peachtree

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Place: Capital City Club, 7 John Portman Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Ticket Price: $75/ticket

Produced by: Gift for Life, Young Gift Executives, Appelman Schauben
Sponsored by: Poo-PourriBinaNat Capitol
Hosted by: AmericasMart Atlanta
Beneficiaries: Caminar Latino & Atlanta’s Street Smart Become A Responsible Teen (BART) HIV Risk Reduction Program 

Event Details: It's the Atlanta January Market's hottest ticket! This year’s Party on Peachtree event will benefit Caminar Latino and Atlanta’s Street Smart Become A Responsible Teen (BART) HIV Risk Reduction Program for adolescents. Party on Peachtree tickets include great food and full bar service at the exclusive Capital City Club, located across the street from AmericasMart.  It’s the home and gift industry’s largest winter-season event and your night to connect, celebrate, and contribute to organizations that need our help and support.

2017 GHTA Conference

The 15th Annual GHTA Conference/4th Annual Gift & Home Bridgeway Collaborative Conference will be held November 12-14, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

The host hotel property will be the stunning Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. See photos of the hotel in the slideshow to the right.


Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: The Fox Theatre | Atlanta, Georgia

The most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry is almost here. Cocktails, elaborate buffet, and the Honorees revealed – all staged at Atlanta’s world-renowned Fox Theatre. Find out more at



2016 GHTA Conference

The 14th Annual GHTA Conference/3rd Annual Gift & Home Bridgeway Collaborative Conference was held September 28-29, 2016 in the spectacular coastal city of San Diego, California!