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Thursday, August 8
 

3:00pm

Pick Up Your SWAG!
We have a gift for you! Come on by the main meeting room and pick up your gift! Badge required.

Thursday August 8, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

6:00pm

Newbie Chat with LeAnn
If you're new to the gift basket industry and want a comfortable place to ask anything you want, join Leann Fanning-Medard for this intimate conversation for newbies.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case


Thursday August 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cascade D

7:00pm

Taste of Your Town Social Hour Hosted by Sharon Day
Bring a locally inspired gift of $25 in retail value to exchange with a peer in the gift basket industry. Designed to become a "get to know everyone" event, Sharon Day will be hosting this event in the main meeting room.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets


Thursday August 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Meeting Room (Solano)
 
Friday, August 9
 

8:00am

Good Morning with Debbie Q.: The Kick Off!
Wake up each morning and get inspired, educated and so much more with the first session of the day!

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →



Friday August 9, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

9:00am

Business Gifting Program Design & Execution
Of course you're looking to sell to businesses and doing it the right way will expedite your opportunities. Learn how to create a business gifting program and how to get it in the hands of business professionals.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →




Friday August 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

10:00am

Storefronts, Pop-Ups & Merchandising
Learn how to set up your storefront properly to attract clients and show off your capabilities. The concept of a pop-up shop means you can sell anywhere.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Pazier

Anne Pazier

Owner, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets



Friday August 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

11:00am

Group Coaching Session #1
You've selected two coaches upon registration and you'll be meeting with your first coach during this session.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case
avatar for Anne Pazier

Anne Pazier

Owner, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets
avatar for Lisa Paden

Lisa Paden

Owner, The Personal Gift Basket Company
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets
avatar for Deborah Wasylko

Deborah Wasylko

Owner, Baskets Galore
Deborah Wasylko MBA, CGE is an entrepreneur, engineer, show host and author noted for her work in corporate sales and award-winning gift design. Deborah’s personal credo is to create a life that she doesn’t want to take a vacation from. To stay true to her north star, she launched... Read More →
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →
avatar for Deb Condo

Deb Condo

Owner, Gift Basket Junction
Owner - Gift Basket Junction, Certified Gift Designer, Certified Gift Educator
avatar for Shelia Horvath

Shelia Horvath

CEO/Certified Designer, Heavenly Treats 4U
avatar for Joyce Arrieta

Joyce Arrieta

Owner, Joyce's Baskets
avatar for Claudia Johnson

Claudia Johnson

Owner, Pleasant Surprises


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

11:30am

Group Coaching Session #2
You've selected two coaches upon registration and you'll be meeting with your first coach during this session.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case
avatar for Anne Pazier

Anne Pazier

Owner, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets
avatar for Lisa Paden

Lisa Paden

Owner, The Personal Gift Basket Company
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets
avatar for Deborah Wasylko

Deborah Wasylko

Owner, Baskets Galore
Deborah Wasylko MBA, CGE is an entrepreneur, engineer, show host and author noted for her work in corporate sales and award-winning gift design. Deborah’s personal credo is to create a life that she doesn’t want to take a vacation from. To stay true to her north star, she launched... Read More →
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →
avatar for Deb Condo

Deb Condo

Owner, Gift Basket Junction
Owner - Gift Basket Junction, Certified Gift Designer, Certified Gift Educator
avatar for Shelia Horvath

Shelia Horvath

CEO/Certified Designer, Heavenly Treats 4U
avatar for Joyce Arrieta

Joyce Arrieta

Owner, Joyce's Baskets
avatar for Claudia Johnson

Claudia Johnson

Owner, Pleasant Surprises


Friday August 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

1:30pm

Setting Up Your Business
When you start your business, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and fast-track the process to get the doors open. I get it. BUT, what happens in this scenario is that most people go directly to naming the business and making product to sell. That's about 3 steps into the proper process ... missing a few really important points along the way.

In this class, we'll go over what actions you need to complete to have your business established on a solid foundation and set for strong stable growth. You'll have a checklist to determine if there are holes to fill and I bet you'll be surprised by the first few things you've probably never done. It's okay - you can do them now!

Speakers
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →



Friday August 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cascade E

1:30pm

Unique Designing
If you're tired of the same old designs, learn valuable techniques and gain new ideas on how to create designs that stun. Leann will present a variety of designs that will capture the attention of your clients and show them that gift baskets are trendy, fun and affordable.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case


Friday August 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cascade F

1:30pm

Upsells and Personalization
From sublimation to vinyl applications, printed ribbon, labels and more, learn how to offer added value to your gifts.  We're going to give you some ideas you can use to up-sell your gifts and make their gifting experience more special.  This class is perfect for personal and business gifting.

Speakers


Friday August 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cascade A

1:30pm

The Client Experience
From the time your client finds you to the time their order is closed, what does your customer experience?  Does it stand out or just ordinary? Let's find out.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets



Friday August 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cascade C

1:30pm

Public Speaking Workshop
Nervous about speaking in public? Don't know what to say? Have you ever seen how you look? In a comfortable setting and process you're going to learn how to present yourself and your product with confidence and deliver a message that is undeniable.
Please note: a smart phone, headphones and the ability to download an app is required for this class.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Paden

Lisa Paden

Owner, The Personal Gift Basket Company



Friday August 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

2:30pm

Money Matters
Do you like money? Of course you do! Learn how to keep your finances on point with your gift basket business. Fixed, variable expenses vs. profit margins and sales can be a bit confusing. Let's talk money, spreadsheets and all of the boring stuff (she says it isn't boring).

Speakers
avatar for Lise Schleicher

Lise Schleicher

Owner, BasketWorks
Lise Schleicher Lise spent several years working in floral design, corporate human resources and retail management before catching the entrepreneurial bug and striking out on her own, opening BasketWorks in 1997. She has a BS in Business Administration and a MA Labor & Industrial... Read More →



Friday August 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Cascade D

2:30pm

Thinking Inside the Box
How to curate, design, and promote closed container gifts. Learn how to curate and design, photograph for the product listing on your website and social media promotion.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Pazier

Anne Pazier

Owner, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets



Friday August 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Cascade B

2:30pm

Upsells and Personalization
From sublimation to vinyl applications, printed ribbon, labels and more, learn how to offer added value to your gifts.  We're going to give you some ideas you can use to up-sell your gifts and make their gifting experience more special.  This class is perfect for personal and business gifting.

Speakers


Friday August 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Cascade A

2:30pm

Client Presentations the Right Way
Knowing how to engage and interact with potential business clients has never been more important than it is today. Having great gift baskets and marketing materials, although important, will not grow your business by itself. You must hone and perfect your presentation skills to connect, nurture, and resonate with your potential clients. In this course, you will learn how to present using consultative, solution-driven selling to meet the real needs of your clients and become their trusted “gift expert”. You will also get tips on how to empathize, connect and close the sale effortlessly.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Wasylko

Deborah Wasylko

Owner, Baskets Galore
Deborah Wasylko MBA, CGE is an entrepreneur, engineer, show host and author noted for her work in corporate sales and award-winning gift design. Deborah’s personal credo is to create a life that she doesn’t want to take a vacation from. To stay true to her north star, she launched... Read More →



Friday August 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Cascade C

2:30pm

Google My Biz
Your listing on Google is not only critical but the opportunity you have to maximize your search engine optimization and encourage clients to visit your website is massive.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Eskridge

Linda Eskridge

Owner, Couture Business Coaching



Friday August 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Cascade E

3:30pm

Shipping, Unboxing and More
From packing your gifts to using tools such as ShipStation, & marketing in the box, learn how to get the most out of your shipments and giving ​the recipient a pleasant unboxing experience.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →



Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cascade D

3:30pm

Sourcing and Pricing Your Gifts
Finding the right products from the right places is an important element of developing your margins properly.  Learn how to price your gifts properly and make adjustments based on your financial goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets



Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cascade C

3:30pm

Unique Designing
If you're tired of the same old designs, learn valuable techniques and gain new ideas on how to create designs that stun. Leann will present a variety of designs that will capture the attention of your clients and show them that gift baskets are trendy, fun and affordable.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case


Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cascade F

3:30pm

Let's Get Personal
There are a variety of emotions one goes through as a business owner and self-love, resolving fear and having confidence don't always come easy. Let's get a little personal and overcome.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Paden

Lisa Paden

Owner, The Personal Gift Basket Company



Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cascade B

3:30pm

Google My Biz
Your listing on Google is not only critical but the opportunity you have to maximize your search engine optimization and encourage clients to visit your website is massive.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Eskridge

Linda Eskridge

Owner, Couture Business Coaching



Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cascade E

4:30pm

Tradeshow Sneak Peek
Shop until you drop! Meet new vendors, reconnect with old ones and uplevel your company with high quality supplies.

Friday August 9, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tradeshow

8:00pm

Meet the Makers Networking Event
Come meet the makers! We're inviting our vendors to meet us in Ray's Bar for some light networking! Come socialize!

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Wasylko

Deborah Wasylko

Owner, Baskets Galore
Deborah Wasylko MBA, CGE is an entrepreneur, engineer, show host and author noted for her work in corporate sales and award-winning gift design. Deborah’s personal credo is to create a life that she doesn’t want to take a vacation from. To stay true to her north star, she launched... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ray's Bar (Hotel Lobby)
 
Saturday, August 10
 

7:00am

Bow Making Workshop
Visit each table to see how they do it! Each participant will show their favorite bow and demonstrate how to make it. Spend 5 minutes at each table and walk away with ideas!

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case
avatar for Anne Pazier

Anne Pazier

Owner, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets
avatar for Deborah Wasylko

Deborah Wasylko

Owner, Baskets Galore
Deborah Wasylko MBA, CGE is an entrepreneur, engineer, show host and author noted for her work in corporate sales and award-winning gift design. Deborah’s personal credo is to create a life that she doesn’t want to take a vacation from. To stay true to her north star, she launched... Read More →
avatar for Lise Schleicher

Lise Schleicher

Owner, BasketWorks
Lise Schleicher Lise spent several years working in floral design, corporate human resources and retail management before catching the entrepreneurial bug and striking out on her own, opening BasketWorks in 1997. She has a BS in Business Administration and a MA Labor & Industrial... Read More →
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →
avatar for Deb Condo

Deb Condo

Owner, Gift Basket Junction
Owner - Gift Basket Junction, Certified Gift Designer, Certified Gift Educator
avatar for Shelia Horvath

Shelia Horvath

CEO/Certified Designer, Heavenly Treats 4U
avatar for Joyce Arrieta

Joyce Arrieta

Owner, Joyce's Baskets

Sponsors
avatar for Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps is a wholesale distributor of packaging products for gift, gourmet and retail businesses, featuring exclusive designs, eco-friendly packaging and custom-printed solutions. Since 1976 we have strived to sell the highest-quality products for the lowest possible prices... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

7:00am

The Show Your Design Competition ENTRY
If you're ENTERING the Show Your Style Design Competition, this is the time to place your entry card and design on the corresponding table. Please review the instructions for this competition as advanced registration is required.  The link to enter is here.

Saturday August 10, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

8:00am

Good Morning with Debbie Q.: Newest Tools for Selling
We've tested, proved and are currently using a variety of tools that are increasing our sales and we're going to share them with you.  Learn about AI, loyalty, click to buy catalogs, guided selling and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →




Saturday August 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

9:00am

Tradeshow
Shop until you drop! Meet new vendors, reconnect with old ones and uplevel your company with high quality supplies.

Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tradeshow

9:00am

The Show Your Design Competition VOTE
It's time to vote! Use your app to cast your vote for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Please DO NOT vote before 9am as your vote will NOT count.  Link to vote here here.


Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

11:15am

Gift Designer Certification In Person Practical Exam
If you've taken the online CGD course and are ready to finish your certification, the in person exam starts at 11:15 and you'll be done by 11:30am.  Please be on time, Deb Condo will ask you to create a design using one of the methods you learned in the course.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Condo

Deb Condo

Owner, Gift Basket Junction
Owner - Gift Basket Junction, Certified Gift Designer, Certified Gift Educator


Saturday August 10, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Cascade F

1:00pm

Shipping, Unboxing and More
From packing your gifts to using tools such as ShipStation, & marketing in the box, learn how to get the most out of your shipments and giving ​the recipient a pleasant unboxing experience.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →



Saturday August 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cascade B

1:00pm

Constant Contact: Segmentation, Personalization and Automation
Learn how to use email marketing to create vertical marketing strategies, personalize your emails to your clients and automate, too!

Speakers
avatar for Linda Eskridge

Linda Eskridge

Owner, Couture Business Coaching

Sponsors


Saturday August 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cascade E

1:00pm

Basic Design for Beginners (2 hours)
If you're new to design or just want to have a fun time, take this class!. From product selection to cost analysis, structure, design and assembly, wrapping (shrink and cello) along with bow/embellishments, we're going to show you the entire process of designing a gift basket properly. This workshop is 90 minutes and is being taught by three different instructors - all three instructors are teaching the exact same content. You will be creating a design as a part of this class and taking it with you.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case
avatar for Deb Condo

Deb Condo

Owner, Gift Basket Junction
Owner - Gift Basket Junction, Certified Gift Designer, Certified Gift Educator

Sponsors
avatar for Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps is a wholesale distributor of packaging products for gift, gourmet and retail businesses, featuring exclusive designs, eco-friendly packaging and custom-printed solutions. Since 1976 we have strived to sell the highest-quality products for the lowest possible prices... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade F

1:00pm

Basic Design for Beginners (2 Hours)
If you're new to design or just want to have a fun time, take this class!. From product selection to cost analysis, structure, design and assembly, wrapping (shrink and cello) along with bow/embellishments, we're going to show you the entire process of designing a gift basket properly. This workshop is 90 minutes and is being taught by three different instructors - all three instructors are teaching the exact same content. You will be creating a design as a part of this class and taking it with you.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Condo

Deb Condo

Owner, Gift Basket Junction
Owner - Gift Basket Junction, Certified Gift Designer, Certified Gift Educator
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case

Sponsors
avatar for Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps is a wholesale distributor of packaging products for gift, gourmet and retail businesses, featuring exclusive designs, eco-friendly packaging and custom-printed solutions. Since 1976 we have strived to sell the highest-quality products for the lowest possible prices... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade F

1:00pm

Basic Design for Beginners (2 Hours)
If you're new to design or just want to have a fun time, take this class!. From product selection to cost analysis, structure, design and assembly, wrapping (shrink and cello) along with bow/embellishments, we're going to show you the entire process of designing a gift basket properly. This workshop is 90 minutes and is being taught by three different instructors - all three instructors are teaching the exact same content. You will be creating a design as a part of this class and taking it with you.

Speakers
avatar for Shelia Horvath

Shelia Horvath

CEO/Certified Designer, Heavenly Treats 4U


Saturday August 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade D

1:00pm

Public Speaking Workshop (2 hours)
Nervous about speaking in public? Don't know what to say? Have you ever seen how you look? In a comfortable setting and process you're going to learn how to present yourself and your product with confidence and deliver a message that is undeniable.
Please note: a smart phone, headphones and the ability to download an app is required for this class.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Paden

Lisa Paden

Owner, The Personal Gift Basket Company



Saturday August 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

2:00pm

Constant Contact: Segmentation, Personalization and Automation
Speakers
avatar for Linda Eskridge

Linda Eskridge

Owner, Couture Business Coaching



Saturday August 10, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade E

2:00pm

Advanced Social Networking
[3/28/19] I've just returned from the premier social media conference in the world. There are some amazing and surprising things on the horizon and, as you most certainly know, it changes on the daily. So I can't give you all the details of what this class will cover because I will keep it current with what we don't even know yet. Who would have predicted Facebook and Instagram would go dark for 10 hours last March 13? It was like the world was ending!

What I will tell you is that I'll be covering what works now on social - break it out by platform - and give you definite do's and don'ts. Here's the thing, social media is a part of your marketing plan - not the whole thing. We all (myself included) have a tendency to waste a lot of time on social that isn't helping our business grow. I'll show you what you should be doing and give you some tools to help make it easier. 

Speakers
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →



Saturday August 10, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade C

2:00pm

Lifestyle Photography
It's time to step up your photography game! Present your gifts by telling a story through your photos. The days of just taking a photo of your gift are over. Learn how to take amazing photographs using your cell phone and presenting them in a modern fashion.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hoag

Sarah Hoag

Owner, Sarah Hoag Photography



Saturday August 10, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade A

3:00pm

Money Matters
Do you like money? Of course you do! Learn how to keep your finances on point with your gift basket business. Fixed, variable expenses vs. profit margins and sales can be a bit confusing. Let's talk money, spreadsheets and all of the boring stuff (she says it isn't boring).

Speakers
avatar for Lise Schleicher

Lise Schleicher

Owner, BasketWorks
Lise Schleicher Lise spent several years working in floral design, corporate human resources and retail management before catching the entrepreneurial bug and striking out on her own, opening BasketWorks in 1997. She has a BS in Business Administration and a MA Labor & Industrial... Read More →



Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade D

3:00pm

Thinking Inside the Box
How to curate, design, and promote closed container gifts. Learn how to curate and design, photograph for the product listing on your website and social media promotion.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Pazier

Anne Pazier

Owner, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets



Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade B

3:00pm

Constant Contact: Segmentation, Personalization and Automation
Learn how to use email marketing to create vertical marketing strategies, personalize your emails to your clients and automate, too!

Speakers
avatar for Linda Eskridge

Linda Eskridge

Owner, Couture Business Coaching

Sponsors


Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade E

3:00pm

Holiday Prep
Learn how to prep right now for the holiday sales cycle. We're going to give you 3 concepts that will help you kick off your holiday sales in a manner that will get your clients attention NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Parola

Shawn Parola

Owner, All the Buzz Gifts



Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade A

3:00pm

The Client Experience
From the time your client finds you to the time their order is closed, what does your customer experience?  Does it stand out or just ordinary? Let's find out.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets



Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade C

3:00pm

Public Speaking Workshop (2 hours)
Nervous about speaking in public? Don't know what to say? Have you ever seen how you look? In a comfortable setting and process you're going to learn how to present yourself and your product with confidence and deliver a message that is undeniable.
Please note: a smart phone, headphones and the ability to download an app is required for this class.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Paden

Lisa Paden

Owner, The Personal Gift Basket Company



Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

4:00pm

Setting Up Your Business
If you're just starting out or want to check what you've done against a start up list, take this class. Learn how to establish yourself properly to avoid wasting money and accelerating your business success faster. If you're a veteran in the industry, you might want to "check" your business against this important list.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →



Saturday August 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cascade E

4:00pm

Sourcing and Pricing Your Gifts
Finding the right products from the right places is an important element of developing your margins properly.  Learn how to price your gifts properly and make adjustments based on your financial goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets



Saturday August 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cascade C

4:00pm

Unique Designing
If you're tired of the same old designs, learn valuable techniques and gain new ideas on how to create designs that stun. Leann will present a variety of designs that will capture the attention of your clients and show them that gift baskets are trendy, fun and affordable.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case


Saturday August 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cascade F

4:00pm

Upsells and Personalization
From sublimation to vinyl applications, printed ribbon, labels and more, learn how to offer added value to your gifts.  We're going to give you some ideas you can use to up-sell your gifts and make their gifting experience more special.  This class is perfect for personal and business gifting.

Speakers


Saturday August 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cascade A

4:00pm

Google My Biz
Your listing on Google is not only critical but the opportunity you have to maximize your search engine optimization and encourage clients to visit your website is massive.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Eskridge

Linda Eskridge

Owner, Couture Business Coaching



Saturday August 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cascade D

7:00pm

Corporate Preview Party with Anne Pazier & The Rockin' Design Challenge with Alex Q.
Just come.
Judges are:  Claudia Johnson, Sue Monhait and Lisa Paden

Speakers
avatar for Anne Pazier

Anne Pazier

Owner, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets


Saturday August 10, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Meeting Room (Solano)
 
Sunday, August 11
 

7:00am

Coffee Talk with Deb Wasylko & Claudia Johnson
Start your morning with Deb Wasylko and Claudia Johnson.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Wasylko

Deborah Wasylko

Owner, Baskets Galore
Deborah Wasylko MBA, CGE is an entrepreneur, engineer, show host and author noted for her work in corporate sales and award-winning gift design. Deborah’s personal credo is to create a life that she doesn’t want to take a vacation from. To stay true to her north star, she launched... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Johnson

Claudia Johnson

Owner, Pleasant Surprises

Sponsors

Sunday August 11, 2019 7:00am - 7:45am
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

8:00am

Good Morning with Debbie Q.
Wake up each morning and get inspired, educated and so much more with the first session of the day!

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →



Sunday August 11, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Main Meeting Room (Solano)

9:00am

Tradeshow
Shop until you drop! Meet new vendors, reconnect with old ones and uplevel your company with high quality supplies.

Sunday August 11, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tradeshow

1:00pm

Advanced Social Networking
Posting and going live just isn't enough anymore. We're going to show you some advanced concepts of social networking so you can cut through the noise of what everyone else is doing and deliver content they'll notice.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →



Sunday August 11, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cascade E

1:00pm

Money Matters
Do you like money? Of course you do! Learn how to keep your finances on point with your gift basket business. Fixed, variable expenses vs. profit margins and sales can be a bit confusing. Let's talk money, spreadsheets and all of the boring stuff (she says it isn't boring).

Speakers
avatar for Lise Schleicher

Lise Schleicher

Owner, BasketWorks
Lise Schleicher Lise spent several years working in floral design, corporate human resources and retail management before catching the entrepreneurial bug and striking out on her own, opening BasketWorks in 1997. She has a BS in Business Administration and a MA Labor & Industrial... Read More →



Sunday August 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cascade C

1:00pm

Basic Design for Beginners (2 Hours)
If you're new to design or just want to have a fun time, take this class!. From product selection to cost analysis, structure, design and assembly, wrapping (shrink and cello) along with bow/embellishments, we're going to show you the entire process of designing a gift basket properly. This workshop is 90 minutes and is being taught by three different instructors - all three instructors are teaching the exact same content. You will be creating a design as a part of this class and taking it with you.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Condo

Deb Condo

Owner, Gift Basket Junction
Owner - Gift Basket Junction, Certified Gift Designer, Certified Gift Educator
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case

Sponsors
avatar for Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps is a wholesale distributor of packaging products for gift, gourmet and retail businesses, featuring exclusive designs, eco-friendly packaging and custom-printed solutions. Since 1976 we have strived to sell the highest-quality products for the lowest possible prices... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade F

1:00pm

Basic Design for Beginners (2 Hours)
If you're new to design or just want to have a fun time, take this class!. From product selection to cost analysis, structure, design and assembly, wrapping (shrink and cello) along with bow/embellishments, we're going to show you the entire process of designing a gift basket properly. This workshop is 90 minutes and is being taught by three different instructors - all three instructors are teaching the exact same content. You will be creating a design as a part of this class and taking it with you.

Speakers
avatar for Shelia Horvath

Shelia Horvath

CEO/Certified Designer, Heavenly Treats 4U

Sponsors
avatar for Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps is a wholesale distributor of packaging products for gift, gourmet and retail businesses, featuring exclusive designs, eco-friendly packaging and custom-printed solutions. Since 1976 we have strived to sell the highest-quality products for the lowest possible prices... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade D

1:00pm

Basic Design for Beginners (2 Hours)
If you're new to design or just want to have a fun time, take this class!. From product selection to cost analysis, structure, design and assembly, wrapping (shrink and cello) along with bow/embellishments, we're going to show you the entire process of designing a gift basket properly. This workshop is 90 minutes and is being taught by three different instructors - all three instructors are teaching the exact same content. You will be creating a design as a part of this class and taking it with you.

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Fanning-Medard

LeAnn Fanning-Medard

Owner, The Basket Case
avatar for Deb Condo

Deb Condo

Owner, Gift Basket Junction
Owner - Gift Basket Junction, Certified Gift Designer, Certified Gift Educator

Sponsors
avatar for Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps

Nashville Wraps is a wholesale distributor of packaging products for gift, gourmet and retail businesses, featuring exclusive designs, eco-friendly packaging and custom-printed solutions. Since 1976 we have strived to sell the highest-quality products for the lowest possible prices... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade F

2:00pm

Anything Goes with Debbie Q.
It's the last day of the convention, here's some time to meet with Debbie to ask questions and have a general conversation about the business.  Nothing formal, just talk.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade C

2:00pm

Client Presentations the Right Way
Learn how to get the opportunity to present to your potential clients and once you do get the chance,
​do it right. From materials to snacks, we're going to show you how to do it right.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Wasylko

Deborah Wasylko

Owner, Baskets Galore
Deborah Wasylko MBA, CGE is an entrepreneur, engineer, show host and author noted for her work in corporate sales and award-winning gift design. Deborah’s personal credo is to create a life that she doesn’t want to take a vacation from. To stay true to her north star, she launched... Read More →



Sunday August 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade E

2:00pm

Lifestyle Photography
It's time to step up your photography game! Present your gifts by telling a story through your photos. The days of just taking a photo of your gift are over. Learn how to take amazing photographs using your cell phone and presenting them in a modern fashion.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hoag

Sarah Hoag

Owner, Sarah Hoag Photography



Sunday August 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade A

3:00pm

Thinking Inside the Box
How to curate, design, and promote closed container gifts. Learn how to curate and design, photograph for the product listing on your website and social media promotion.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Pazier

Anne Pazier

Owner, Santa Barbara Gift Baskets



Sunday August 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade B

3:00pm

Advanced Social Networking
Posting and going live just isn't enough anymore. We're going to show you some advanced concepts of social networking so you can cut through the noise of what everyone else is doing and deliver content they'll notice.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →



Sunday August 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade E

3:00pm

Holiday Prep
Learn how to prep right now for the holiday sales cycle. We're going to give you 3 concepts that will help you kick off your holiday sales in a manner that will get your clients attention NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Parola

Shawn Parola

Owner, All the Buzz Gifts



Sunday August 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade A

3:00pm

Lifestyle Photography
It's time to step up your photography game! Present your gifts by telling a story through your photos. The days of just taking a photo of your gift are over. Learn how to take amazing photographs using your cell phone and presenting them in a modern fashion.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hoag

Sarah Hoag

Owner, Sarah Hoag Photography



Sunday August 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade D

3:00pm

The Client Experience
From the time your client finds you to the time their order is closed, what does your customer experience?  Does it stand out or just ordinary? Let's find out.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets



Sunday August 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade C

4:15pm

Shipping, Unboxing and More
From packing your gifts to using tools such as ShipStation, & marketing in the box, learn how to get the most out of your shipments and giving ​the recipient a pleasant unboxing experience.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →



Sunday August 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Cascade D

4:15pm

Sourcing and Pricing Your Gifts
Finding the right products from the right places is an important element of developing your margins properly.  Learn how to price your gifts properly and make adjustments based on your financial goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets



Sunday August 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Cascade C

4:15pm

Client Presentations the Right Way
Learn how to get the opportunity to present to your potential clients and once you do get the chance,
​do it right. From materials to snacks, we're going to show you how to do it right.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Wasylko

Deborah Wasylko

Owner, Baskets Galore
Deborah Wasylko MBA, CGE is an entrepreneur, engineer, show host and author noted for her work in corporate sales and award-winning gift design. Deborah’s personal credo is to create a life that she doesn’t want to take a vacation from. To stay true to her north star, she launched... Read More →



Sunday August 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Cascade B

4:15pm

Constant Contact: Segmentation, Personalization and Automation
Learn how to use email marketing to create vertical marketing strategies, personalize your emails to your clients and automate, too!

Speakers
avatar for Linda Eskridge

Linda Eskridge

Owner, Couture Business Coaching



Sunday August 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Cascade E

4:15pm

Holiday Prep
Learn how to prep right now for the holiday sales cycle. We're going to give you 3 concepts that will help you kick off your holiday sales in a manner that will get your clients attention NOW.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Parola

Shawn Parola

Owner, All the Buzz Gifts



Sunday August 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Cascade A

7:00pm

Caribbean Nights - Awards & Celebration
Join us for our final celebration: Caribbean Nights!  A ticket is required for this event and is $58.  If you didn't purchase a ticket when you registered, you can get one here

Speakers
avatar for Maria Uspenski

Maria Uspenski

Founder & CEO, The Tea Spot
Maria Uspenski is the founder and CEO of The Tea Spot, where her mission is to advance healthier living through the everyday enjoyment of whole leaf tea. As a cancer survivor, Uspenski was drawn to the health benefits of leaf tea during her recovery; she then founded The Tea Spot in 2004. Her company’s message is simple and powerful... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Meeting Room (Solano)
 
Monday, August 12
 

9:00am

Post Convention Workshop
Debbie is going to help you create a plan to organize your action items and make the most out of everything you just learned. Join us for beverages and treats! FREE!

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Gift Marketing Alliance Warehouse

10:00am

Warehouse Tour
Curious to see what a full on production warehouse looks like? Uber over to Gift Marketing Alliance and come on in! Beverages and treats will be served!

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Gift Marketing Alliance Warehouse

6:00pm

Secret Pool Party (Not so secret now!)
Celebrating with Debbie Q!

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Poolside