SATURDAY, JULY 27 REFRESH & REPEAT: 10 SECRETS TO KEEPING YOUR STORE NEW AND EXCITING 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Presented By: Linda Cahan, Retail Design Consultant, Cahan & Company
Blow the dust out of your store and give it fresh appeal – affordably. Learn 10 secret (and easy) ways to create a new feeling in your existing space and keep your customers coming back to see what’s new. You'll also learn how to keep refreshing on an ongoing basis to make your store feel new all the time. It’s a “refresher course” you can’t afford to miss.
CUSTOMERS DO WANT ACCESSORIES WITH THAT: LITTLE STUFF. BIG PROFITS.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Presented By: Linda Cahan, Retail Design Consultant, Cahan & Company
Accessories are small add-on sales that pay off big enough to send your kids to college. While selling the “Big Stuff” is vital, each add-on accessory sale accumulates into significant profits. Pick up vibrant ideas on how to display, merchandise and romance the accessories.
SUNDAY, JULY 28 FALLING IN LOVE WITH BRANDS 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Presented By: Kerry Szymanski, President, Fashion Expertise
Learn how to attract new customers with “Love at First Sight” strategies, how to keep your customers “Engaged” and “Married” to your company as well as ways to avoid customers having an “Affair” and “Divorcing” your brand.
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR SALES 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Presented By: Kerry Szymanski, President, Fashion Expertise
Learn from the success stories of small retailers who have developed ingenious methods of advertising their store without breaking the bank. Social media, email marketing, customer relations, promotional ideas, strategic partnerships and PR ideas will be discussed.
MONDAY, JULY 29 HOW TO USE THE THREE TITANS OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO INCREASE YOUR SALES 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Presented By: Patricia Norins, publisher, Gift Shop Magazine and Green Retailer
By now you know that using Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest will increase your store’s online presence. Now learn how to turn that online presence into a powerful marketing tool to help you increase store traffic and sales exponentially.
TRADE SECRETS - WHAT ARE TODAY'S SUCCESSFUL RETAILERS DOING TO SURVIVE, AND HOW CAN I APPLY THAT TO MY BUSINESS? 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Presented By Dan Jablons, President, Retail Smart Guys
Not every retailer is suffering in this economy. There are many that are actually very profitable and have great cash flow. Discover the industry secrets that these retailers know, and learn how to implement these changes into your business to find better cash flow, better profitability, and more fun at your stores!
Handcrafted Resource List The official show directory will feature a complete list of exhibiting companies with handmade in the USA products or international handcrafted items.
Green By Design Resource List The official show directory will include a complete list of exhibiting companies showcasing products or items that are made from green, sustainable, biodegradable, organic, recycled and reclaimed items.
On-Going Show Specials A number of exhibitors will be offering various savings on their lines and other discounts during all four days of the show. Be sure to pick up a show directory for a complete listing of companies participating in the on-going show specials.
Terrific Tuesday Take advantage of show specials being offered by participating exhibitors on Tuesday, July 30. A complete list of participating exhibitors will be available at the show registration desk.
Transportation Rebate Program
Bring your receipt and your July 2013 SFIGF Buyer Badge to the Transportation Rebate Desk to receive up to a $10 transportation credit.
(Pictured Left: Brownlow Gifts / Rep: Lori Minden & Associates)
Sat. July 27: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sun. July 28: 9 AM - 6 PM
Mon. July 29: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tues. July 30: 9 AM - 3 PM
Moscone Center - South Hall 747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
SHOW CONTACTS: For inquires or questions pertaining to the San Francisco International Gift Fair, please call Urban Expositions at 1.800.318.2238 or contact our show staff below:
Show Director, ext. 0330 Design, Paper, General Gift,
Tabletop/Gourmet/Housewares Joan Stockton,
Sales Manager, ext. 0351 Home & Garden, Museum, World Style Handcrafted,Tabletop/Gourmet/Housewares
Sales Manager, ext. 0325 Personal Style, American Made Handcrafted & General Gift