Aug 4, 2022
Gift + Stationery Week launches Aug. 9

An exciting week of free programming is on tap during the annual Gift + Stationery Week, presented by Gift Shop®️ Plus and Stationery Trends, Aug. 9-11. This event will feature three interactive webcasts highlighting trends, diversity and the latest issues facing retailers. Plus the 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 will be recognized. All webcasts will be held at 2:00 p.m. EDT, and registration is now open to view live or to watch on-demand after the event.

Through this event, Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends will provide retail professionals the opportunity to learn more about the following topics.

DAY 1 – Retail Chat with the 40 Under 40

Hosted by Julie McCallum, editorial director of Gift Shop® Plus

Gift Shop® Plus and Stationery Trends are proud to introduce the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2022! Join us live on Zoom to meet the honorees, then stick around as we discuss the important topic of diversity and building an inclusive gift industry.

DAY 2 – Trend Talk with Sarah Schwartz

Hosted by Sarah Schwartz, editor in chief of Stationery Trends

Sit in with Sarah and a group of 40 Under 40 winners as they talk not just best selling product, but the myriad decisions that shape each’s success. Our lively, talented panel of industry movers and shakers will include Stacie Bloomfield, founder of Gingiber and The Creative Powerhouse Society as well as Libby Llanso of Seedlings, which also just won Louie Card of the Year, over $5, for 2022! This stellar panel will talk trends, branding and more in an exciting, engaging discussion not to be missed!

DAY 3 – State of the Industry and Online Marketplaces

Hosted by Debbie Eisele, managing editor of Gift Shop® Plus

Sit down with Debbie and an energetic panel of 40 Under 40 guests to talk about omnichannel platforms, sales agencies and how retailers are reaching tech-savvy customers with online selling.


Register now to attend the Gift + Stationery Week, Aug. 9-11, 2022.

Social Connections

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