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Jeremy talks eco

GA chairman takes to Autumn Fair seminar stage along with Henri and Theo Paphitis

  

JEREMY Corner is among the speakers at Autumn Fair where he’ll be talking on the rise of eco and socially-conscious trends.

The director of Blue Eyed Sun and current chairman of the Giftware Association will be leading one of the raft of seminars at the show, which runs from Sunday to Wednesday, September 2-5, at Birmingham’s NEC.
Headlining is entrepreneur and former Dragon’s Den investor Theo Paphitis (pictured), who will be sharing his insights on the Main Stage on the Tuesday, from 2pm, and explaining how he champions the UK’s small businesses.
And at 2pm the day before, Notonthehighstreet.com founder Holly Tucker (pictured), who also founded Holly & Co and is a UK ambassador to creative small businesses, will be giving a talk entitled “What I wish I’d known – the colour and creativity of business”.
With Jeremy (pictured) appearing in the Master The High Street Theatre at 11.15am on the show’s opening day, GA deputy chairman Henri Davies, who is also an independent retail advisor and Greetings Today columnist, takes to the Main Stage at 3pm, and again on the second day of the show, talking about gift market trends for small and medium-sized independent retailers.
Fellow Greetings Today columnist Chris Fox will also be appearing in the Master The High Street Theatre at 2.35pm on Sunday, revealing how to run the shop while managing online websites and social media.
More than 50 speakers make up the full seminar programme, which runs across four areas – The Main Stage, Master The High Street Theatre, Master Online Theatre, as well as Fashion Talks – giving exhibitors and retailers trend information, practical tips, business advice, gain insights on retail challenges, learn how small businesses are thriving, and check out at what you should be paying attention to in 2019/2020. The full list of events in the three main areas is below.


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Autumn Fair Seminars

Sunday, September 2


11.15am-noon The Main Stage
Planning your buying for Xmas & Q1? Shopping Autumn Fair

11.15am-noon Master The High Street Theatre
Examining the rise in eco and socially-conscious trends
Jeremy Corner, Blue Eyed Sun director & The Giftware Association chairman

Noon-12.30pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Finding the right products to sell on line for AW18 & best practice selling techniques
Prabhat Shah, ecommerce & digital marketing consultant, Online Seller UK

12.10-12.40pm The Main Stage
Why increasing digital influence increases footfall offline
Polly Barnfield OBE, founder & CEO, Maybe* WDYT campaign For British High Street

12.10-12.50pm Master The High Street Theatre
Digital Masterclass – building brand loyalty & standing out from the crowd
Stuart Alldis, founder, Creative Digital Agency

12.55-1.35pm The Main Stage
Home & lifestyle trends for 2019/2020

1.10-1.50pm Master The High Street Theatre
Creating & updating your shop website – stay up to date with your website design
Mike Landers, marketing, Select Seven

1.45-2.15pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Google Digital Garage – introduction to digital advertising

2-2.20pm Master The High Street Theatre
Integrating delivery with online ecommerce platforms to save time, effort and stress
Despatchbay.com creative manager Rick Nunn & head of sales & operations Tony Milhail

2.35-3.15pm Master The High Street Theatre
Running the shop and managing online websites and social media
Chris Fox, marketing manager, editor & writer at Gift Shop Hub, Wishes of Cudworth

3pm -3.30pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Demystifying drop shipping
Mark Canty & Tejas Dave, online & IT business consultants, Ebusiness Guru

3-3.45pm The Main Stage
Gift market trends for small and medium independent retailer
Henri Davis, independent retail advisor & The Giftware Association deputy chairman

Monday, September 3

10.30-11.10am Master The High Street Theatre
Case study Eliza Rose – driving footfall through social success
Simone Hadley, founder, Eliza Rose

11.15-11.45am Master Online Retail Theatre
Sourcing, marketing & delivering private label & white label products

11.15am-noon The Main Stage
Fashion & accessories trends for 2019/2020
Jaana Jätyri, CEO, Trendstop

11.25am-12.10pm Master The High Street Theatre
Digital masterclass – building brand loyalty and standing out from the crowd
Stuart Alldis, founder, Creative Digital Agency

Noon-12.30pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Meeting customer’s changing delivery expectations
Tim Stevens, operations & logistics manager, Findmeagift

12.10-12.40pm The Main Stage
Home décor trends 2018 /19
Tamara Kelly, shopping editor, Idealhome.co.uk

12.20-1pm Master The High Street Theatre
How blogging can boost your gift shop sales
Charlotte Biggs, founder, Card & Gift Network

12.45-1.15pm Master Online Retail Theatre
How to avoid abandoned shopping carts
Chloë Thomas, ecommerce marketing problem solver, Ecommerce Masterplan

12.55-1.35pm The Main Stage
David and Goliath, how independent retailers can take on the giants and win through specialisation
Ian Retallick, founder, Specialist Retailers

1.30-2.10pm Master The High Street Theatre
Exploiting the potential of the personalised gift market

1.45-2.15pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Visual social media – does it really impact shopping habits?
Becky Boyd

2-2.45pm The Main Stage
What I wish I'd known - the colour & creativity of business
Holly Tucker MBE, founder, Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet, & UK ambassador to creative small businesses

2.25-2.45pm Master The High Street Theatre
Pinterest 101. Setting up & using a Pinterest account to attract people your store
Jackie Klimes, partner manager, Pinterest & Retail Brands

2.30-3pm Master Online Retail Theatre
How blogging can boost your gift shop sales
Charlotte Biggs, founder, Card & Gift Network

3-3.40pm Master The High Street Theatre
Driving profitability as an independent retailer
Bobby Lane, partner & award-winning accountant, Blick Rothenberg

3-3.45pm The Main Stage
Gift market trends for small & medium independent retailer
Henri Davis, independent retail advisor &The Giftware Association deputy chairman

Tuesday, September 4

10.30-11.10am Master The High Street Theatre
Google Digital Garage – introduction to digital marketing
Priya Chauhan, trainer & partnership consultant, Digital Garage from Google

11.15-11.45am Master Online Retail Theatre
You can export – taking the first steps to export, what do you need to do when?
Judith McElhinney, ecommerce team, Department For International Trade

11.15-11.55am The Main Stage
How can retailers respond to changes in customer behaviour in a way that drives results
Diane Wehrle, marketing & insights director, Springboard

11.25am-12.05pm Master The High Street Theatre
Digital masterclass – building brand loyalty and standing out from the crowd
Stuart Alldis, founder, Creative Digital Agency

Noon-12.30pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Google Digital Garage. Build a digital marketing plan
Priya Chauhan, trainer & partnership consultant, Digital Garage from Google

12.10-12.40pm The Main Stage
Translating interior trends to design at Made.com
Ruth Wassermann, design director, Made.com

12.20-1pm Master The High Street Theatre
Visual merchandising. Designing the right store for your products
Debbie Flowerday, visual merchandiser consultant

12.45-1.15pm Master Online Retail Theatre
The latest social media trends and tips for online retailers. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more
Laura Brown, founder & MD, Introtweet, & Peter Andrews, MD, Introtweet

1.30-2.10pm Master The High Street Theatre
Writing for purpose and building your voice
Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence, founder/copywriter, Honey Bee Copywriting

1.45-2.15pm Master Online Retail Theatre
How are influencers changing the marketing game and what do you need to do to get in play?
Danny Cleaton, director, FYI & Hoopla Marketing

2-3pm The Main Stage
One of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs shares his insights, and how he is championing the UK’s small businesses
Theo Paphitis

2.25-3.05pm Master The High Street Theatre
Helping the High Street thrive
Orla Mcdonald, head of business development, Trouva & their independent retailers

3.15-3.55pm Master The High Street Theatre
Introduction to social media for independent retailers
Laura Brown, founder & MD, Introtweet, & Peter Andrews, MD, Introtweet

3-3.30pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Successfully using email marketing campaign to engage people with your online store
Ross Hewitt, Secret Pie

3.30-4.30pm The Main Stage
Trend Video

Wednesday, September 5

10.30-11.10am Master The High Street Theatre
Social Media for bricks and mortar retailers
Amy Hobson, social media & digital marketing expert/trainer, SocialB

11.15-11.55am The Main Stage
Experiential retailing – the opportunity for a customer to escape the daily routine
Orla Mcdonald, head of business development, Trouva & their independent retailers

11.15-11.45am Master Online Retail Theatre
Case study Peace & Blessings – building a new online retail business brand to reduce sole reliance on marketplaces
Zakera Kali, innovation consultant, Insight Consultancy, & founder, Peace & Blessings

11.25am-12.05pm Master The High Street Theatre
Digital masterclass – building brand loyalty and standing out from the crowd
Stuart Alldis, founder, Creative Digital Agency

Noon-12.30pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Understanding how your customers use search engines
Tejas Dave, online & IT business consultant, Ebusiness Guru

12.10-12.40pm The Main Stage
It’s all about me – the 10 trends driving shopper behaviour
Sue Benson, MD, The Market Creative

12.20-1pm Master The High Street Theatre
GDPR for small retail business – what do you need to know?

12.45-1.15pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Driving traffic to your online retail site via social, SEO and PPC
Amy Hobson, social media & digital marketing expert/trainer, SocialB

12.55-1.35pm The Main Stage
Creating enticing places & warm welcomes with your store interior design
Martin Holland, interior design award winner & co-founder Martin Mark Design

1.15-1.55pm Master The High Street Theatre
7 tips to help independent retailers make better buying decisions
Tony Scott, retail consultant, Retail Spa

1.45-2.15pm Master Online Retail Theatre
Dropshipping – understanding the business model and if it will work for you
Mark Canty & Tejas Dave, online & IT business consultants, Ebusiness Guru

1.50-2.30pm The Main Stage
David & Goliath, how independent retailers can take on the giants and win through specialisation
Ian Retallick, founder, Specialist Retailers

2.45-3.25pm The Main Stage
Expert insight – buying for the home accessories market
Katherine Lemin, buyer, wall décor, John Lewis


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