THE GA EVENTS SCHEDULE

You spoke and we listened. The Giftware Association has been working hard to curate education events that will be useful for our members and their businesses. These events are crucial to your business and are not to be missed. We wanted to provide a series of events that our members will learn, take home and evolve their companies to be fit for the future. 

The list of events below outline the events we have planned, both in Birmingham and London, but please keep a watch on our website as we add more

FASHION ACCESSORY AWARDS AND MEAL

The GA would like to invite you to The Fashion Accessory Awards evening at Autumn Fair, NEC. Starting at 6.30pm, The Awards will be announced on Sunday 1st September. The event is free to attend and we look forward to welcoming everyone from the industry. Come and join us in celebrating the winners in style.

To continue the celebrations, we are hosting dinner and drinks at the Secret Garden based in Resorts World (Sky By the Water) The cost to attend is £45 + VAT, which includes a three-course dinner and drinks.

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JOIN US FOR THE PENULTIMATE DAY OF AUTUMN FAIR 2019

The GA is hosting a ‘Curry Night’ at Pushkar Indian Restaurant in Birmingham. The restaurant is based on Broad Street, in the centre of City that will begin at 8.00pm.

Birmingham is home to the curry, so it would only be right to celebrate with our cities favourite dish. We would be delighted if you would join us. The cost to attend is £45 + VAT, which includes a three-course dinner and drinks.

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SOURCING AND BUYING DIRECT FROM OVERSEAS AND RANGE PLANNING WITH JENNY SPIVEY

This presentation by retail expert Jenny Spivey outlines the advantages and disadvantages of sourcing overseas with some key tips. It is a general guide which could lead to some individual meetings. The range planning part of the day will focus on planning a product range and how to get a product range from a piece of paper to the retail shelves.

Networking Lunch and Q&A included


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CREATING A SOCIAL STRATEGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS

This will be an intense 4-hour workshop hosted by Louise Welsby from Buy From creative agency designed to give you the confidence and tools to create a social strategy for your business that you feel in control of and inspired to take action on. This event is key for anyone who is leading on social media in your business or for business owners seeking to gain a better understanding of how to make social media work harder for them.


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FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM ADVERTISING 

In this education seminarDavid Gelnwright from JC Social Media will look exclusively at the Facebook system, as this system also incorporates Instagram ads as well, and is the most cost-effective platform for running ads to consumers. A must for anyone looking to use Facebookand Instagram Ads


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This workshop is for people new to social media and need practical steps on how to create a presence for their business on Facebook and Instagram. Hosted by Louise Welsby, this session is for anyone who is just starting on their social journey

This is an intense 4 hour workshop which will require both a laptop and mobile phone with access to your social media accounts. Please ensure that you have your businesses pages set up before you come to the workshop.

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AN APPOINTMENT WITH AIS

The Giftware Association is incredibly excited to announce it is working with AIS to curate an event in Birmingham to bring buyers and supplier members together. The event will be curated so that you have 20 minutes with a buyer from AIS and will receive feedback on your products. The buyers are looking for:

Handbags, Luggage, Small leathers, Jewellery, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Slippers, Socks

Please book quickly as this event has very limited spaces available.

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MORNING SESSION WITH DAVID GLENWRIGHT JC SOCIAL – FACEBOOK ADS

In the session we’d look exclusively at the Facebook system, as this system also incorporates Instagram ads as well, and is the most cost-effective platform for running ads to consumers. The session would be broken down into four main sections

AFTERNOON SESSION WITH GARETH ROBERTSON – DESIGNPIT

Design focused talk about branding and packaging. An environmental focus in relation to plastics entering our eco-stream and how to minimize plastic waste in packaging.
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AN APPOINTMENT WITH AIS

The Giftware Association is incredibly excited to announce it is working with AIS to curate an event in Birmingham to bring buyers and supplier members together. The event will be curated so that you have 20 minutes with a buyer from AIS and will receive feedback on your products. The buyers are looking for:

Handbags, Luggage, Small leathers, Jewellery, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Slippers, Socks

Please book quickly as this event has very limited spaces available.

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MEET THE BUYER WITH OLIVER BONAS

Oliver Bonas is one of the most recognisable brands on the high street, with over 70 stores, across the UK covering fashion, jewellery, giftware and homeware. The brand has gone from strength to strength from its beginnings in 1993 to now. The Giftware Association is incredibly excited to be able to bring to our members an exclusive curated ‘Meet the Buyer’ event on October 24th, with the independent British lifestyle store, and their head buyer.
 

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