The multiday industry event is interactive and designed to provide the latest insight and trends, best practices and guidelines needed for a successful business.
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 Editorial Director Julie McCallum.
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.