SEATS ARE GOING FAST FOR OUR SPECIAL WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION WITH BRYAN BATT OF MAD MEN FAME ON FEBRUARY 21ST. THIS SPECIAL EVENT IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT! REGISTER HERE TODAY!
NEW! WHOLESALE PROGRAMMING!
2 DAYS OF WHOLESALE SHOPPING!
Buyer registration and badge pick up opens at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21. Your badge is required for entrance to wholesale programming. Programs begin at 1:30 p.m.
ENGAGE with more than 350 makers showcasing their NEW, one-of-a-kind pieces EXPLORE multiple custom commissioning and consignment opportunities IMMERSE yourself in fun, Informative pre-show programming and networking events INDULGE come with your professional hat, stay with your personal hat to shop an additional 300 makers work Feb. 24-26
OUR SPECIALTY CATEGORIES Handmade under $100: The perfect category for budding craft lovers Greencraft: Great pieces by artists who incorporate recycled materials and use eco-friendly processes in their work Local: Highlighting work by a maker living and working near you Men’s Dept.: Cool, handmade stuff for guys Bride-To-Be: Built to last one-of-a-kind wedding jewelry and gifts Foodieware: Fabulous utilitarian objects designed to flatter your fare Blue Chip Club: Handmade Under $100, I don’t think so! Stunning pieces valued at $10k+
REGISTER NOW! A $30 registration includes: • Up to four buyer badges • Access to informative pre-show workshops on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 21:
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Beyond Branding: Crafting Your Narrative by Farai Chideya, Vice President of Voice at Etsy
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Navigating the New Normal: Profitable Retail in Today’s Economy featuring Miriam Works, Works Consulting.
Need strategies to engage shoppers who are clutching tightly to their purse strings? We’ll cover this issue and more and learn the five factors that make stores profitable in the short term and sustainable over the long haul.
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Collaborative Marketplace: How Can Online and Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Work Together?
This panel raises the question: As online shopping gains ground and customer expectations for seamless transactions rise, how can independent specialty and museum stores serve customers, work productively with makers, and operate profitably? Bring questions and ideas to share.
• A wine & cheese reception Tuesday evening featuring Bryan Batt, of Mad Men fame, interior designer and author of Big Easy Style.
• FREE admission to all ACC 2012 retail shows (Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco