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Many presentations are sold out and required pre-registration.
Please check at the time and location of the event for availability.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020

Lessons from the Den: Succeeding at Business and Being an Entrepreneur

THE CANADIAN GIFT ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:
AN EVENING WITH ARLENE DICKINSON

Can anyone be an entrepreneur? Arlene’s emphatic answer is “Yes”. In this talk, one of Canada’s most high-profile businesswomen distills a lifetime of experience to reveal everything you need to know – and do – to start, to run, and to grow a great business.

LOCATION:
Tannenbaum Room, Toronto Congress Centre North

Meet & Greet 5:45 p.m.
Presentation 6:15 - 7 p.m.

NEW

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Merchandising Tour with Andrew Pike

LOCATION:
Toronto Congress Centre North Lobby

Times: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Ever wonder how Andrew creates the fantastical feature display areas in the North Hall? Join him for an intimate chat and walk-through of his top tips on how these looks come to life. From cost saving shortcuts to innovative merchandising ideas, Andrew will open your eyes to new and inventive ways to merchandise your store.

Pre-registration was not required to attend this event.

LUNCH & LEARN WITH ANDREW PIKE

MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020

Top Trends that are Easy to Follow

LOCATION:
Pinsent Room, Toronto Congress Centre South

Complimentary Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presentation: 12 – 1:00 p.m.

Andrew offers the ultimate guide to what’s trending in the world of design, décor, colour and giftware. Learn what’s up and coming and what’s on the way out, so you can ensure you have top-selling merchandise for your customers.

OPENING BREAKFAST KEYNOTE PRESENTATION WITH JENNIFER BOTTERILL

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020

Pursuing Excellence – Excel in Life

LOCATION:
Pinsent Room, Toronto Congress Centre South

Complimentary Breakfast: 8 – 8:30 a.m.
Presentation: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Join Broadcaster & Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Botterill as she shares some of the many lessons she has learned throughout her own pursuit of excellence.

LUNCH & LEARN WITH MARC GORDON

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020

Selling Happiness

LOCATION:
Pinsent Room, Toronto Congress Centre South

Complimentary Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presentation: 12 – 1:00 p.m.

Today’s customers are craving positive experiences. Marc focuses on key influencers that impact people’s opinions about products and companies, how to retain customers and manage expectations to keep everyone smiling!

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