Questions? Contact Jenni Sprinz:
NOTE: Class descriptions reflect information available at press time. Vendors are encouraged to introduce the very latest products available at show time, making changes to class projects as necessary. Pictures of class projects will be posted as they are received.
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CLASS/WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS BY SESSION
Please visit the page for each session to view individual descriptions and available class pictures - check back often for updates to class pictures.
DESCRIPTIONS FOR OTHER EVENTS:
(NOTE: If you take the Ultimate Package, you will be automatically registered for each event listed below.)
Friday, April 20, 2018 -
Product Lightning Round – 8:00am-9:10am
Cost: Free to All
Hosted By: TheCollinsGroup with participation from Multiple Vendors
Description: Start the show off with a fast-paced overview of the latest and greatest product offerings from our attending vendors! You will not want to miss this fun and informative event (especially with all the exciting surprise giveaways) where new product will be unveiled and reviewed.
Spring 2018 Education and Tradeshow
Radisson Inn Cromwell, CT
April 19-23, 2018
Questions? Contact Jenni Sprinz:
Lunches - Friday, Saturday, Sunday (included in the Ultimate Package)
Join us for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - a great opportunity to network with other store owners, vendors and your sales rep.
Cost: $28 per person per day ($30 if paying for lunch on-site). (Monday lunch is included with your Monday event registration fee.)
Sunday, April 22, 2018 – TRADESHOW – 9:30am-5:00pm
Cost: Attending the trade show on Sunday, April 22 is FREE. You do not need to register for a class in order to attend the show. You do need to pre-register in order to attend by completing the registration form.
Description: Join our vendors for a fun-filled tradeshow with lots of giveaways, prizes and amazing deals. Most of our vendors offer excellent show specials that are available only for show attendees. (Tradeshow closes during lunch.)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
Sample Making Frenzy – 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $25 per person.
Description: This amazing night is not to be missed! Our vendors will have tables in the ballroom each teaching a 3-5 minute make-and-take. This is a great evening of sample-making, desserts, friends and fun!
NEW THIS YEAR: Sunday April 22, 2018 - Order-Writing Breakfast - 8:30am to 9:30am
Description: Join your sales rep for breakfast and a head-start on writing your tradeshow orders. Many of you have told us that you don't have enough time to look through catalogs and write orders before the tradeshow. This is your chance! Come prepared with your current store inventory and let your rep assist you in writing orders - all while enjoying a continental breakfast provided by TheCollinsGroup.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Retailer Symposium - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Description: Come share your success stories with other retailers and learn about their best ideas and successes. We ask that you come prepared to discuss one product (sold by an exhibiting vendor) that is selling particularly well, one great marketing idea or one promotion that has been particularly successful in your store.
This will be a round robin-type session of our retailers sharing ideas helping each other grow their businesses. Help other retailers determine what item(s) they must not pass up at the tradeshow - and go home with several new ideas from your peers.