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Complimentary Keynote Seminars


Light refreshments served.

 

Trendwatch 2015
Speaker: Cobi Ladner - Design Authority

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location: The International Centre – Orion Room (Off Hall 1)

How do you stay one step ahead of upcoming trends? Meet Cobi Ladner, one of Canada's foremost design authorities. She is the former editor of Canadian House & Home Magazine and is the creator of “cobistyle”. Cobi will share her perspective on how the marketplace will be impacted by the coming year's most popular trends in home furnishings and decorative accessories.

  Crystal Valkaitas - social media expert



Success Secrets of Canada's Leading Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Ian Portsmouth - editor of Profit Magazine

Monday, January 26, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location: Congress Centre South – Berton Room (Off Hall 7)

Chronicling the experiences of Canada's leading entrepreneurs is what Ian Portsmouth, editor of Profit Magazine, does every day. In Ian's high-calibre, informative presentation, he will use real-life examples from his own observations, to deliver practical and proven ideas for improving your processes and retail profits.

  Linda Cahan - retail merchandising expert

 


Design & Display Demonstrations


These sessions are hosted by retail merchandising expert, Leslie Groves.

Location: The International Centre - Meeting Room 104 (Off Hall 1)

Daily: Sunday, January 25 to Wednesday, January 28

Creative Storefronts
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Attractive facades, creative window displays and imaginative signage are guaranteed to greatly increase business.

Lighting for Small Shops
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Learn tips and techniques that will improve sales, increase perceived value of merchandise and change your customers' next experiences.

Merchandising Inspiration
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Discover the design elements to deconstruct, customize and rebuild your own displays step-by-step just like the pros.
 

   Leslie Groves: retail merchandising expert
Leslie will be on-hand and available to answer your specific questions in between the daily sessions.

 


 

Live Window Display Demonstrations
“Whatever! Sassy and stylish gifts for tweens”

Location: The International Centre, Hall 2 - Booth 2780

The “tween” market continues to influence all facets of the giftware industry – from stationery and wearables to home décor and dolls. Tap into this market by carrying funky and fun items that help these “in-betweeners” show their style.

Live window display demos will be  hosted by our top stylists:
Kirsten Hildebrandt and Leny Parera.

Daily: Sunday, January 25 to Thursday, January 29
Sunday through Wednesday: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.

  Window Display Gallery: Mancessories