Gifts Today magazine

The GA talks trends

The Giftware Association’s first Trends Talks Day was a huge success and talked about trends from the high street, social media and 2019’s colour of the year from Dulux

Kicking off the day was Michael Weedon, of exp2 Limited and former BIRA Chairman with his facts and figures on the state of British high street.

David Glenwright, from JC Social Media, explained how best to use social media now and the next big things to keep an eye on.

The headline speaker was the Creative Director for Dulux, Marianne Shillingford (shown). Marianne amazed the crowd with her knowledge and application of colour and unveiled the Dulux colour futures of the year as ‘Spiced Honey’ and all its usable palettes.

'It was a very interesting and inspiring day. I loved the variety and depth of all the talks and am looking forward to the next trends seminar already!' said a member from Heaven Sends.'The Trend Seminar was extremely informative, with speakers whom were experts in their field. The day was well balanced and we took so much information away from the day!' said a buyer from Shropshire.

Sarah ward said of the day: 'It’s great to get so many people in a room together and taking the time out of their busy schedules. We know with Christmas coming up it’s a busy time of the year, but the amount of knowledge imparted by the speakers was amazing and ensured that this event was well worth the journey to our offices. All the speakers were fantastic in their own ways and impressed the crowd greatly.'

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