Top line up of speakers at Top Drawer

When Top Drawer opens its doors this Sunday (9 September) at London Olympia, visitors are in for a real treat – not only from the hundreds of exhibitors – but also a stellar line-up for RetailFest, the complementary programme that offers a series of insightful panel discussions, interviews, practical masterclasses and clinics with the leading names in lifestyle including Vogue, Tamara Ecclestone, Sophie Conran, Holly Tucker, Heals and Elle Decoration UK.

Interior designer, Sophie Conran will talk about combining creativity with entrepreneurship to achieve success.
Interior designer, Sophie Conran will talk about combining creativity with entrepreneurship to achieve success.

Renowned British interior designer Sophie Conran will discuss combining creativity with entrepreneurship to achieve success, and Not on the High Street founder Holly Tucker presents a seminar on how buying decisions are influenced today’s challenging retail environment.

Abigail Warner, producer and presenter of RetailFest says “We are delighted to be hosting the first ever RetailFest at Top Drawer A/W18. Combining the world of retail, design, entrepreneurs and celebrity, RetailFest provides inspiration, practical advice, insight and creative activities for the design led retailer. The event continues to be complementary to support the industry and further build networks in the design-led retail communities.”

Visitors to Top Drawer can send a card free of charge at Pabuku’s stand, spreading the Thinking of You Week vibe.
Visitors to Top Drawer can send a card free of charge at Pabuku’s stand, spreading the Thinking of You Week vibe.

Meanwhile Thinking of You Week will receive a big push with a GCA/Thinking of You Week branded ‘wall of happiness’ while exhibitor Pabuku will have a very special Thinking of You Week promo on Northlight’s stand (its distributor). “We’re inviting all our visitors to write a free Pabuku card at our stand,” says Ulla Klopf, co-founder of Pabuku. “And we’ll have a cute little red Pabuku postbox for visitors to post their cards. We will even pick up the costs for postage! Find us at Northlight, stand N19.”

 

 

  • Cunning Cards is in the shortlist for the Spotted Awards.
    Cunning Cards is in the shortlist for the Spotted Awards.

    In addition to the PaperAwards, which are connected to the show, there are also two greeting card brands in the Top Drawer’s Spotted Awards shortlist. Cunning Cards and Michael Gurhy join eight other hopefuls on the Spotted Awards shortlist, with the winner and two runners up will announced at 11am on the show’s opening day, Sunday 9 September.

The GCA will be at Top Drawer promoting Thinking of You Week.
The GCA will be at Top Drawer promoting Thinking of You Week.
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