The multiday industry event is interactive and designed to provide the latest insight and trends, best practices and guidelines needed for a successful business. <<REGISTER NOW>>
Tuesday, Aug. 9: Retail Chat
Stationery Trends and Gift Shop® Plus are proud to introduce the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Class of 2022! Join us live to meet the honorees, then stick around as we discuss the important topic of diversity and building an inclusive gift industry.
Kicking off the discussion will be Lauren-Ashley Barnes of Pineapple Sundays and Nikki Tyler of Little Lovelies Studio, both members of this year’s class of 40 Under 40. We will talk about how the gift industry can do better to represent EVERYONE and how we can work together to amplify diverse voices. Moderated by Managing Editor Debbie Eisele. <<VIEW ON-DEMAND>>
Wednesday, Aug. 10: Trend Talk
Sit in with Sarah Schwartz 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! Panelists also include Krishna Chavda, NANU Studio; Matt Butler, Pretty Alright Goods; and Alyson O’Connor, Rust Belt Love.
Thursday, Aug. 11: State of the Industry
Join Debbie Eisele and an energetic panel of 40 Under 40 guests to talk about how makers and retailers can embrace e-commerce platforms and digital marketplaces. They’ll discuss digital sourcing options as well as new ways to reach tech-savvy consumers. Panelists are Marisa Garcia, JuniperMarket; Nickole Davis, All Good Things Gifts; Dock Mackie, MarketTime; Anna Sullivan, Pidge Post; and Trina Hogan, Road Runners.
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The Gift + Stationery Week virtual event is now available on-demand! Watch now and learn more about trend forecasts, cause marketing and issues facing retailers. In addition, watch as we honored the Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 awards Class of 2021 with a virtual ceremony. Watch each session on-demand via the links below:
International Market Centers welcomes Bill Furlong as CEO of Juniper, IMC’s fully integrated, omni-channel B2B commerce solution. Join us to hear what makes Juniper so unique and exciting that it brought Bill to the team. Bill brings 25 years of digital innovation and leadership experience, including 11 years with Expedia Group. Moderated by Julie McCallum, Editor-in-Chief of Gift Shop Plus, Bill will share how his experience in the highly fragmented vacation rental industry mirrors some of the complexities of the B2B gift and home industry.
As a thought leader and digital-first entrepreneur, he will explain how listening to the customer and developing thoughtful business solutions is at the heart of digital innovation and a driving premise in the development of Juniper’s omni-channel solutions. This webinar is especially geared towards makers, vendors and showrooms.
NY NOW highlights their friends and partners in the Greeting Card Association and the Initiatives that they support. Through their commitment they celebrate, promote and preserve the tradition of sending greeting cards because they know the unique emotional connection they create between the senders and recipients. Join us and listen to industry experts: George White, Susan January, Nicky Burton and Marina Lieban and Juliana (Juju) Kissick from Good Juju Ink and learn about the Greeting Card Association, their renowned LOUIE Awards and first virtual ceremony, the international event Thinking Of You Week creating happiness across the globe and 18 Million Thanks sending our appreciation to small businesses and healthcare workers, plus the Noted Pitch Program for Black-Owned Companies/Black Makers. Julie McCallum of Stationery Trends and Gift Shop Magazine will moderate the panel. Now available on-demand!
Join Julie McCallum, Gift Shop’s editor-in-chief, for an insightful webinar and retailer panel discussion offering success tips to provide a comfortable customer experience as you get ready for reopening.
During this interactive webinar, you’ll learn:
- Tips and tricks to help you succeed as you navigate a new way of doing business
- Insight into the customer experience and changing consumer expectations
- Ideas for unique services and products you can offer
- Resources for safely reopening your store and re-engaging your customers
You’ll also hear from other retailers like you who are re-examining and reimagining their own operations.