San Francisco International Gift Fair 215

Calendar

21
Saturday
9:00am -
Start:
9:00am
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Show Floor
Details:

Show Floor Open 

Start:
2:00pm
End:
3:00pm
Where:
South Hall of Moscone Center
Details:

Presented by: SnapRetail

Email marketing still drives the majority of in-store and online sales for most retailers. Discover how to craft a powerful email message - from subject lines to design to CTA and more - to get your emails opened and noticed. 

22
Sunday
9:00am -
Start:
9:00am
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Show Floor
Details:

Show Floor Open

Start:
11:30am
End:
12:30pm
Where:
South Hall of Moscone Center
Details:

Presented By: Elena Yearly, CEO, Nostalgia Baskets

Over the past two decades, studies of the handmade industry have revealed substantial growth trends in this type of gift giving. This has been a viable and sustainable market for gifting retailers. For instance, the Craft Organization Development Association (CODA) indicated the market witnessed tremendous growth in this multi-billion industry over the past 25 years. Also, a recent Giftware News article revealed that "handmade speaks to the language of cultural adventure" and gives the consumer the opportunity to "hold in one's hands an authentic experience".

Keeping this in mind, during this Makers' Market seminar session, attendees will:

-     Hear about handmade gifting strategies including how to form effective strategic alliances with crafters, how to distinguish your store by offering handmade products and how to best satisfy the handmade needs of your customers

-     Learn about obtaining handmade inventory for your stores since crafters are tailor making products rather than producing in mass quantities

-     Consider actual success stories from both retailers and "hand-made" crafters to gain some valuable lessons learned

Start:
2:00pm
End:
3:00pm
Where:
South Hall of Moscone Center
Details:

Presented by: Snap Retail

There’s a reason why 91% of major retail brands have adopted Instagram into their online marketing strategy. With more than 200 million active and engaged Instagram users, the potential buying power is huge and it’s paying off in sales. Get the skinny on Instagram and learn how to incorporate visual marketing into your current marketing strategy.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:00pm
Where:
South Hall of Moscone Center
Details:

Presented by: Patti Biro, Patti Biro & Associates

If you can count to 5 you can create an engaging retail display in store, front window or feature area-every time. This visually rich and dynamic presentation doesn’t just tell you the elements-actual demonstrations of how to use them in innovative and easy ways to attract customers are presented! These ideas and demonstrations utilize props that you probably have already in your store. Online retailers remember that your website and shopping cart is your front window and this works for you too!

Start:
4:00pm
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Show Floor
Details:

The new Show Floor Social | Raising Glasses & Expectations - - gives you the perfect chance to enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and great networking opportunities with current and potential customers -- without leaving the show floor. Special giveaways and prize drawings will also be part of the event.     

23
Monday
9:00am -
Start:
9:00am
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Show Floor
Details:

Show Floor Open

Start:
11:00am
End:
12:00pm
Where:
South Hall of Moscone Center
Details:

Presented by: Patti Biro, Patti Biro & Associates

Temporary space retailing is not just a trend it is a part of new retail landscape. We will explore the phenomenon of the “pop up” shop with tips on how to create a pop up including a “store within a store” concept, trunk shows, carts, kiosks and off premise retailing. You will leave with inspiration and a wealth of ideas to expand your market reach with this new channel of retail “shoppertunity”.

Start:
12:30pm
End:
1:30pm
Where:
South Hall of Moscone Center
Details:

Presented by: Christopher Grubb, President, Arch Interiors Design Group

As baby boomers retire and cities become more crowded with the younger age set and an influx of one- and two-person households, demand for smaller homes and apartments has grown to an all-time high.  So how does this trend toward smaller living spaces affect the merchandising needs of retailers and the work of designers, who cater to this market?  Beverly Hills Interior Designer Christopher Grubb, whose family was in retail for over a century, discusses market trends in furnishings and décor techniques that maximize the look and feel of smaller living spaces. See what end users are demanding in product so you can become a trend leader, as opposed to a follower. The same design ideas can be applied to your retail store or showroom, proving that smaller spaces can have big style.

Start:
2:00pm
End:
3:00pm
Where:
South Hall of Moscone Center
Details:

Presented by: SnapRetail

A website is a must for your business, but often is very challenging to keep current and useful. Attend this seminar to understand how your customers use your website, and where you should focus to drive sales and engagement -- without spending too much time or money.

Start:
3:00pm
End:
4:00pm
Where:
South Hall of Moscone Center
Details:

Hosted by: SnapRetail

Learn how SnapRetail’s all-in-one marketing solution makes store promotion fast and easy. Existing SnapRetail customers and those interested in exploring how a retail-focused marketing solution can help drive traffic and engage customers are welcome to attend for a product demonstration and overview of upcoming enhancements.

Start:
5:00pm
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Meeting Room 208
Details:

Join us for drinks & hors d'oeuvres and learn more about the many benefits of GHTA Membership, including networking, education, money-saving health and business insurance, discounts on industry publications, shipping and more! 

Start:
5:00pm
End:
7:00pm
Where:
Jamber Wine Pub | 858 Folsom Street
Details:

The Museum Store Association (MSA) and SFIGF invite current and prospective MSA members and vendors to enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking with industry peers before heading out to dinner on Monday evening.  Join us at Jamber Wine Pub – 858 Folsom Street—for a great evening.

24
Tuesday
9:00am -
Start:
9:00am
End:
3:00pm
Where:
Show Floor
Details:

Show Floor Open

9:00am -
Start:
9:00am
End:
3:00pm
Where:
Participating Exhibitors
Details:

Many exhibitors are offering additional savings and discounts on orders placed on the last day of the show. Visit participating exhibitors to save on your show orders.