GHTA Annual Sponsors

Become a sponsor and enjoy yearlong recognition! Sponsors also receive exposure during the GHTA Annual Conference.  For a full overview of levels and benefits, please review our 2019 GHTA Annual Sponsorship Packet. If you have questions or would like to commit as a sponsor, please email the GHTA office, Below you will find a full listing of our current sponsors.

Diamond LevelPlatinum Level | Gold Level Silver LevelBronze LevelAffiliate Level

Diamond Level ($25,000)

An unmatched array of the top gift lines in multiple categories in a range of price points. AmericasMart Atlanta offers the most comprehensive collection of products including exclusive fine gift lines and specialty categories ranging from Made in America to Juvenile to Gourmet & Housewares, plus many, many more.

AmericasMart Atlanta also delivers a throughly integrated offering of home furnishings complemented by the most extensive collections of decorative accessories anywhere in the world. Indoor and outdoor, soft goods, case goods, lighting, linen, rugs, even a complete holiday and floral center. AmericasMart has everything for the discerning designer or savvy retail buyer.

Additionally, AmericasMart Atlanta provides access to top lines in the fashion world with collections designed to meet the needs of any retail buyer. To learn more about AmericasMart Atlanta, please click HERE.

As the most complete wholesale merchandise resource in the world, Dallas Market Center attracts buyers and exhibitors from all fifty states and 85 countries. With an extensive range of products including home furnishings, gifts, lighting, gourmet items, holiday decor, textiles, fashion accessories and apparel, Dallas Market Center is recognized as the one-stop shop for buyers. With an impressive 200,000 buyers attending our 50+ markets each year, Dallas Market Center has an established base of loyal buyers and exhibitors.

In addition to market attendance, thousands of buyers visit Dallas Market Center every month for design inspiration, education, and assistance to expand their business. Special events, such as Dine + Design and Look Up, help designers remain up-to-speed on trends and connected to important design resources.

For a complete list of events, visit the Dallas Market Center website or download the Dallas Market App. Also, keep up-to-date on all market information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. To learn more about the Dallas Market Center, please click HERE.

Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. For more information, visit

Platinum Level ($15,000)

We deliver some of the best gifts in the world - giftware, themed home décor, huggable plush, renowned holiday décor and accents, garden, ornaments, entertaining and baby gifts. Midwest Gift, CBK, Crystal Expressions, Kissing Krystals and Luxury Light are some of the lines that make up our extensive family of products.

Established by Samuel Ganz and sons Jack and Sam in 1950, this privately-held family company is now headed by the founder's grandson, Howard Ganz. Corporate headquarters are located in Woodbridge, ON, Canada.

GANZ began selling plush products, and built on this success to include a wide range of gift offerings, collectibles, seasonal gifts and home decor products. Webkinz World and Webkinz Jr. bridged the virtual world by combining plush pets with interactive play. Midwest-CBK expands our offering with designer-inspired home accents, creative seasonal designs and themed collections.

Ganz/Midwest-CBK has established a large dedicated sales force throughout the United States and Canada and owes its prosperity not only to effective distribution but also to product of the highest quality.  To learn more about GANZ Midwest-CBK, please click HERE.  

Gift Shop magazine is the modern retailer’s essential resource, providing in-depth articles and information that specialty retailers need to be successful. It’s a one-stop resource for products, ideas and inspiration. Every issue of Gift Shop is jam packed with ideas to increase the bottom line:

  • Product Showcases and The Trend Report highlight the best-selling and up-and-coming products in every category.

  • In-depth feature stories from retailers around the country — and even the world — showcase our readers doing what they do best and sharing their best practices and best-sellers.

  • Operations stories give retailers the tips and tricks they need to be successful in their businesses. From marketing ideas to legal information and employee management to merchandising, Gift Shop presents simple and effective strategies retailers can put to work to keep the cash registers ringing.

Every article in Gift Shop is written with modern specialty gift retailers in mind. Gift Shop also produces a weekly e-newsletter, monthly product newsletters and an information-packed website. Learn more about Gift Shop and its related products at And follow along on Instagram (@giftshop_magazine) and Facebook (/GiftShopMagazine), Pinterest (giftshopmag) and Twitter (@giftshopmag).

Gift Shop is published by Great American Media Services, which also publishes Stationery Trends and Museums & More. Stationery Trends is an award-winning, design-focused quarterly publication covering greeting cards, gifts and all things stationery. Museums & More also is a quarterly publication presenting specialty gifts for museums, zoos, aquariums, resorts, tourist attractions and hospitals. To learn more about Gift Shop Magazine, please click HERE.  

Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine has been a valuable resource to the gift industry since 1917. Full of retailer profiles, digital tips, vendor backstories, consumer trend research, breaking news and stylish portrayals of best-selling products, the magazine helps trade professionals make the best decisions for their businesses. The editors cover every gift category, from home to bath and body, and offer the latest insights into gift trends, store and merchandising tips and the hottest, newest products. To learn more, please click HERE.

Gold Level ($8,500)

DEMDACO's purpose statement is very simple; to pursue business the way it ought to be. The company realizes that this compass setting requires constant evaluation and calibration, and they realize that they fall short of their goal every day. But they're committed to the notion that business does not have to be solely a financial endeavor. It is first, and foremost, a human endeavor.

Founded in 1997 by Dave and Demi Kiersznowski, DEMDACO offers a hand-selected collection of artist-inspired products for consumers and their homes. The collection of products -- spanning gifts, home decor, health & beauty, fashion & jewelry, holiday decor, baby & kids -- includes unique designs from Willow Tree®, StudioTM by DEMDACO, Big Sky Carvers® by DEMDACO, Silvestri!® by DEMDACO, Nat & Julies® by DEMDACO and Glow-ology® by DEMDACO.

DEMDACO products are as diverse as the people buying them, but they strive for them to have one important thing in common: to lift the human spirit. DEMDACO's hope is to offer consumers products that reflect their desire to nurture goodness in their own lives and in the lives of others. To learn more about DEMDACO, please click HERE.

Specialty retailers tell stories, inviting todays' multi-generational shoppers out of their homes and off their phones to discover something new and fresh. Franklin Fixtures enables that kind of story-telling through display solutions that are flexible for constant changes, effective in meeting the eye, providing waist high offerings and giving the merchandise the showcase it needs.

Offering manufacturing-direct sales and custom display as a standard practice, Franklin Fixtures is a solar powered small manufacturer that has been the gold standard in display for specialty retailers, bookstores, museum stores and hospitality spaces since 1974. With products that last for 30+ years, Franklin's biggest competitor is often used Franklin Fixtures, proven flexible and solid over time.

Manufacturing counter systems (modular or fixed), cafes, tables, mobile display, shelving in woods, glass and metals, Franklin Fixtures are fresh, functional and affordable investments. Visualization is easy with space and fixture design, provided as a complementary service to customers.To learn more about Franklin Fixtures, please click HERE.

Silver Level ($5,000)


Aptean Apprise ERP is an all-in-one Enterprise Resource Planning system designed specifically to handle everything consumer goods importers and distributors need to manage and grow their businesses. Fully-integrated with features for gift and home product distribution, Apprise improves supply chain efficiency and profitability for companies around the world. While other ERPs require extensive customization or third-party plug-ins, Aptean’s solution is built to fulfill your core functions out of the box -- saving time and money without sacrificing capability.

Our knowledgeable team works with businesses like yours every day, meaning we can guide you and provide industry-best recommendations based on your needs. From collaborative forecasting, demand planning, and importing to sophisticated warehouse management, financial reporting, and retailer compliance, including direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping requirements – Apprise ERP has the functionality you need to streamline your entire business. Click here for more information.

Our mission at Fundbox is to simplify and improve the way that small businesses pay and get paid. The company uses cutting-edge technology, data science, and common sense to give small businesses greater access and choice to financial solutions that are intuitive, fast, and transparent so the business owner can remain focused on running their business. Fundbox provides credit limits up to $100,000 and can transfer funds as soon as the next business day. Because of us, small businesses across the U.S. have more control over their finances and are better able to succeed and grow.

Fundbox is funded by leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, finance veterans, and venture capitalists, including Spark Capital Growth, Bezos Expeditions (the personal investment arm of Jeff Bezos), General Catalyst Partners, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, former CitiGroup CEO Vikram Pandit, and other prominent investors. Fundbox was recognized as a Billion Dollar-Startup to watch in 2017 by Forbes.

NXGEN-NE delivers technology forward payment solutions to every type of business throughout the United States, Canada and around the globe. Founded and based in Whitefish MT, NXGEN has organically grown to be recognized as a leader in this fast paced, technology driven industry.  With local offices across the country and a global footprint in more than 50 countries, we are committed to satisfying small business payment needs with carefully curated, best-of-industry solutions to help business owners grow their business. What’s more? NXGEN has the highest reputation in the industry; Absolute Integrity, Respect, Excellence (A.R.E) – Our core values are the foundation of everything we do. To learn more about partnering your business with NXGEN-NE , contact Bruce Bartolotta at or call us at 860-767-9768.



As Gift and Home’s leading digital agency for 20 years, Whereoware specializes in building award-winning, personalized websites, mobile applications, and emails, and getting huge results with data integrations, analytics, and digital advertising. Whereoware also developed Pharos, a B2B e-commerce product suite built specifically for the Gift and Home industry, including a mobile application for B2B field sales reps; a PIM system for managing data across the web; a product-focused CRM system; a responsive email template tool; a fast and easy website platform to sell 24/7; and an interactive presentation tool for rich, shoppable digital catalogs. To learn more about Whereoware and the Pharos Product Suite, please visit

Bronze Level ($3,000)

Affiliate Level ($1,500)