Keynote Presentations



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Trend Spotting 2019
The tell-all guide to this season’s hottest design looks

A new year means new trends, and everyone wants to be sure they don’t get left behind! Join designer and influencer Andrew Pike as he takes you through this year’s hottest styles from paint colours and fabrics, to home décor, accessories, and fashion. This inspirational presentation is designed to help you become a trendsetter, enabling you to take your business to the next level.

Sunday, January 27, 2019
Toronto Congress Centre South, Pinsent Room
8 a.m. — Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. — Presentation


Designing Women
A panel discussion with industry masters Liz Wharnsby, Barb Koturbash & Yvonne Noble, moderated by Andrew Pike

Learn all the insider secrets from three of the design and visual merchandising industry’s key players. Their credentials include international tradeshow exhibitions, displays, HGTV design shows and retail interiors for clients with a wide range of products. This panel discussion is moderated by the Toronto Gift Fair’s Show Ambassador Andrew Pike and will inspire you to improve your own retail space with tips on how to maximize your square footage and merchandise in creative ways while keeping your budget in mind. Come prepared because this session concludes with a Q&A you won’t want to miss.

Monday, January 28, 2019
The International Centre, Hall 4
1 - 2 p.m.