Feast Your Eyes And Feed Your Brain At Top Drawer

While Top Drawer exhibitors are putting the finishing touches to their product launches to provide a feast for the eyes when the show opens (this Sunday 13 January and runs until Tuesday 15 January at London’s Olympia), the strong line-up for this year’s RetailFest seminars will provide plenty of inspiring ‘brain food’.

Taking place within Olympia over the three full days of Top Drawer, the programme of RetailFest seminars, talks and panel discussions are complimentary to attend for everyone who has registered to attend the show, with seats available on a first come first served basis.

The line-up of speakers, industry experts and influencers include Molly Park (head of home and gift design of Oliver Bonas), Emily Dunstan (buyer for Heals) and Sidonie Warren (founder of Paper Smiths) among many others.

Above: (left-right) Oliver Bonas’ Molly Park, Heals’ Emily Dunstan and Paper Smiths’ Sidonie Warren will be imparting their knowledge as part of RetailFest.
Above: (left-right) Oliver Bonas’ Molly Park, Heals’ Emily Dunstan and Paper Smiths’ Sidonie Warren will be imparting their knowledge as part of RetailFest.



Here’s a run down of the heady Top Drawer RetailFest roster: 

Sunday 13 January

Six Trend Redefining Interiors and Retail (11.00-11.30)

Creative Masterclass: How to Design a Bestselling Product (12.00-13.00)

The Rise of the Purpose-Led Brand (13.30-14.00)

How To Be A Start-Up Sensation by Olivia Wollenberg, Founder of Livia’s Kitchen (14.30-15.15)

Master Your Marketing: The Art Of Storytelling and Crafting Compelling Content (16.15-16.45)


Monday 14 January

To Grow or Not To Grow? (11.00-11.30)

Work Smarter, Not Harder: A New Approach To Get Things Done (12.30-13.00)

The Secrets To Brand Longevity (13.30-14.00)

Building Marketing Campaigns That Convert (14.30-15.00)

Make A Note: Trends In Stationery And Greeting Cards (16.00-16.30)


Tuesday 15 January

The Future of Digital For Independent Retail (11.00-12.00)

What It Takes To Build A Global Brand (12.30-13.00)

TrendTalk: Confidence In Colour (13.30-14.00)

The Social Media Toolkit For Busy Creatives (14.30-15.00)

Taking A Passion For Greeting Cards Into A Paid Career (15.30-16.00)


A broader explanation of each of the sessions as well as details of the speakers can be found on the Top Drawer website. Click HERE.

A taster of some of the products that will be on show in the Greetings section at Top Drawer features in the January edition of Progressive Greetings. (click to page 53-59).

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Industry says goodbye to long established traditional card publisher ...
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Boofle creators David and Sarah Blake show their strength of character with Hun Bun ...
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Greeting card and stationery players to perform at next week’s Retail Week Live  ...
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Grocer to remove all plastic glitter from this year’s Christmas cards and wrapping paper ...
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All Aldi’s South West and South Wales stores to be stocked with a refreshed DG UK card selection ...
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No danger of greeting cards and wrap being dropped from the ONS ‘basket’ ...
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