Monday, August 26


Many presentations required pre-registration. Please check at the Retail Resource Centre, Ballroom 101, during show hours, for availability.




Cory Christopher

Location: Ballroom 101
Pre-Registration Required

8:00 a.m.: Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Presentation

2020 Predictions: What’s Hot and What’s Not!
Get ready as Cory Christopher shares his 2020 trend and design predictions. From home decor, fashion, gift, floral and everything in between, Cory has his pulse on where the industry is going, how best to capitalize on these opportunities and share them with your customers. Learn how to manage the overall flow of information to ensure you are making informed retail decisions that will result in sales. Understanding the longevity of trends will empower you to start dreaming of 2020 and shopping on the show floor! 





Sonia Zarbatany

Location: Ballroom 101

1 - 2 p.m.: Presentation

Holiday Displays: Creating a Theme Your Customers Will Love
Patty and Lisa will show you how to create your holiday theme using colour and other design principles. From the storefront window to the back wall – you will learn how to make your store shine for the peak season of the year! There will be a live presentation with props, risers and products to help you visualize your creation.





ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION with Patty Tuttle and Lisa Roy

Roundtable Discussion

Location: Ballroom 101
Pre-Registration Required

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Topic: In-store Display Building





HANDS-ON FLORAL WORKSHOP with Cory Christopher

Floral workshop

Location: The Bloom Room
Pre-Registration Required (Limited to 20 participants)

3 - 4 p.m

A Fresh Floral Moment Workshop
In the hustle and bustle of daily life, sometimes the best medicine is to find a little moment; a fresh floral moment! Flex your floral talents as the Cory Christopher Team shares their passion for flowers with you. Enjoy step-by-step instructions as you transform ordinary blooms into a work of floral art. This fresh little moment is bound to brighten your day.






Location: Ballroom 101
Sign up sheets will be available in the Buyers' Lounge.

5 x 20-minute sessions.