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Setting the Benchmark for Success in Crafts
Whether you are a start-up business, retailer, wholesaler, distributor, designer or teacher, ‘One Big Show’, which runs on 18th – 19th June 2014, Coventry Holiday Inn Academy, aims to bring together all areas of the craft market at its biggest networking event yet. Launched by CHA-UK, ‘One Big Show’ is the ultimate one-stop shop for business advice, networking and new ideas, as well as a unique opportunity to meet peers and create important and lasting relationships. One Big Show is purely an educational show and not a trade.
**HOT OFF THE PRESS***
Special guest speakers
Stuart Hillard – from the Sewing Bee
Yasmina Siadatan – Winner of the Apprentice 2009 and now the
Creative Director of The Start Up Loans Company
Not to mention industry leaders, specialists and personalities are also lined up to deliver compelling presentations, give advice and talks…Including Fiona Pullen – The Sewing Directory, Sara Davies – Crafters Companion, Sarah Hurley – Sarah Hurley Designs, Carolyn Schulz – Creative Academy, CHA board members from the UK and US, government advisers and more…
This promises to be One Big Show not to be missed.
New speakers being added weekly.. so watch this space!
If there is one event you should attend in 2014 make sure it is the ‘One Big Show’ – brought to you by CHA-UK.
“At CHA-UK we are dedicated to creating new opportunities for our members,” explains Craig De Souza, director of membership services at CHA-UK. “Over the last year we’ve organised a number of successful events and have listened to feedback from our members. The aim of ‘One Big Show’ is to bring together all our expertise and ideas, as well as the advice of others within the industry, and to give our members some new ideas to improve their businesses and pave the way to success.”
Running over an evening and a day, ‘One Big Show’ will include a relaxing fun filled networking evening on 18th June (6pm-11pm) with Ask the Experts and Make it & Take it sessions run by our sponsors who including Coats Crafts UK, Stix 2 and Wilton. This will then be followed by a full day of Educational Seminars on the 19th June.
One Big Show Schedule
18th June – Networking evening – 6pm-11pm
This engaging networking evening will include:
- ‘Make it & Take it’ sessions – hosted and run by the sponsors
- Meet the CHA-UK board
- Networking with peers and industry leaders
- Finger Buffet
19th June – Educational, Inspirational and Development Day – 9.30am-5pm
A full day of activities for learning, connecting and securing your business’ future with a choice of over 12 seminars to attend and 4 specialist areas to visit – and including relaxing break-out rooms to network with peers and meet business experts and suppliers, whose experience and views could help you to make your business run smoother…
9.30-10.am -We kick-start the day with Tea & Coffees and a welcome note from the CHA-UK board
Then a programme of seminars will run throughout the day:
- On and Offline Advertising & Marketing
- Future vision of Retail & Digital Marketing – Omni-channel Retailing.
- I.P and Business Law.
- Business Employment Law
- Finance & Loans
- UKTI: Passport to Export & Import.
- UK Research: What it means and what you can do with it.
- Getting your ideas to Market.
- Preparing to sell you products to Retailers and Consumers
- Retailer techniques.
- Introducing Cake Decorating into your store.
- Inspiration talks by leading industry experts and special guest.
And there is more…
Specialist Areas: Open all day – 9.30am-5pm
- ‘Meet the Buyers’ Lounge
- Product Innovation and Designer Showcase
- Sponsors Lounge – Exclusive room for our sponsors to showcase their products and services
- Business Services Area – Shop fitters, Credit cards, Insurance companies, Publishers, UKTI etc.
- ‘Ask the Experts’ Room – Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Law, Social Marketing, Advertising & Marketing, Business Help & Advice…click here for more details
End of Day Networking: 5.30 – 7pm – at the end of the day’s activities we welcome you to join us for refreshments and an opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas and feedback.
And there is more ….
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