Speaker Line-Up For Manchester

Speaker Programme:

Tues 31 Oct: 11.00 – 11.30
Weds 1 Nov: 14.45 – 15.15
Who, What, How, Why, Where, WhenThe basics behind getting press coverage for your business and products – involving the Jack The Ripper story in 27 words!
Tracey Bearton is the editor of leading trade magazine Greetings Today, published by Lema, and a well-known face in the stationery industry.


 Tracey Bearton Editor Greetings Today
Tues 31 Oct: 11.45 – 12.15
Weds 1 Nov: 14.00 – 14.30

The H.E.N.R.Ys are coming!
Find out more about who the H.E.N.R.Ys are and why they matter.This overview of the key global consumer and design trends offers practical tips for ensuring your merchandising and product offer is appealing and On Trend for this Christmas and Spring/Summer 2018
Phil Pond is a Trend Translator from Scarlet Opus, a trend forecasting agency which has worked with the stationery show for several years spotting the trends which will affect the sector the most.



 Phil Pond_Scarlet Opus
Tues 31 Oct: 12.30 – 13.00
Handwriting is alive and well!
With all the information now available about neurology, handwriting has been proven to be a great tool for improved mind processing; other international research has shown that handwriting can be used in early diagnosis of disease as well as helping with recruitment and HR issues. Weds 1 Nov: 15.30 – 16.00
Insights behind the Written Word
A handwritten note says so much more than the words communicated.  What does a person’s behaviour and identity have to do with handwriting?Note: Graphologist Christina Strang will also be available at the show to comment on individual’s handwriting. If you’d like to book a time with her in advance please call Vanessa on 01666 824624 to find out more!
Christina Strang is an affiliate member of the British Institute of Graphologists and works for various clients on behavioural profiling reporting for recruitment, team building and upskilling as well as for personal development and document examination for fraud and forgery cases.  She is also known for her research studies into handwriting in early diagnosis of disease.


 Christina Strang 2
Tues 31 Oct: 14.00 – 14.30
Weds 1 Nov: 11.00 – 11.30
From Selling Stuff to Doing Stuff: the changing nature of High Street retailingFind out more about the shift on the high street from selling goods to offering services, and how to adapt your retail offer to profit from this change.
 Michael Weedon of exp2 is a researcher, analyst and regular news commentator on retail locations. He works with Local Data Company and independent retailers and has three decades of experience at board level with trade associations, government and national media.


 Michael Weedon exp2
Tues 31 Oct: 14.45 – 15.15
Weds 1 Nov: 12.30 – 13.00
The Changing Dynamics of Stationery RetailingThere has been a great deal of change in the stationery market this year.  Following Bright Disposition’s review of ‘Back to School’ this summer, retail analyst Faika Khurram will be discussing this and offering a view of the key things for retailers and suppliers to capture for a successful Back to School 2018.
Faika Khurram is a retail analyst and consultant for Bright Disposition, which has just published its third annual ‘Back to School’ report on the stationery market.  Previously Faika worked for Paperchase, leaving as Merchandising Manager after 10 years.  She has also worked for John Lewis and BHS.


 Faika Khurram Bright Disposition
 Tues 31 Oct: 15.30 – 16.00
Weds 1 Nov:  11.45 – 12.15
Five ways to use your independence to your advantage and grow your sales in 2018.
Competing with larger retailers and discounters can be difficult but there are some real benefits to being a small business. Henri will share her thoughts on how you can use this to your advantage.
Henri Davis is the chair of The Giftware Association and independent retail expert in stationery, cards, gifts and souvenirs.



 Henri Davis



Posted on 20th September, 2017