*Noted: The Greeting Card Expo
Gifted: The Creative Gift and Home Expo

April 17 + 18, 2024

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco

Check out the schedule below:

Wednesday, April 17th:
  • 10:00am: Show Opens
    • 11am: Sourcing Ethnic Cards & Gifts, presented by Jin Jo Garton, JinJo Museum Consulting 
      • Join us for a quick, 15 minute breakout session on the show floor where Jin Jo Garton will talk about insightful ways to diversify your selection of greeting cards & gifts. In an increasingly diverse world, understanding and celebrating cultural nuances has never been more crucial. Whether you’re a seasoned vendor or a newcomer to the industry, this session promises to offer insights and strategies for sourcing culturally relevant products.
    • 1pm: Sustainability Decoded, presented by Kim Shannon, Neenah Paper
      • Join us for a 20 minute education retailer-focused session on the show floor. Your customers care about sustainability, but what does that really mean? Kim Shannon from Neenah Paper, a supplier of premium and sustainable papers to the greeting card industry, will discuss the topic of sustainability and what it means to today’s retailers. Recycled content versus recyclability, green certifications, and steps you can take to be more sustainable with the products you sell, your packaging, your in-store signage and marketing.
    • 4pm – 6pm: Retailer Happy Hour on the show floor
    • 6pm – 7pm: Exhibitor Happy Hour on the show floor
  • 6:00pm: Show Closes
Thursday, April 18th:
  • 10:00am: Show Opens
    • 11am: Greeting Cards as Art – New Ways to Merchandise, presented by JinJo Garton, JinJo Museum Consulting
      • Step into a world where greeting cards transcend mere paper and ink, transforming into small works of art that captivate the heart. Join Jin Jo Garton for an illuminating 15-minute breakout session on the show floor as we explore the artistry behind merchandising greeting cards as pieces of art themselves.
    • 1pm: Stationery Trends Shop Talk with Paper Luxe
      • Sit in as Stationery Trends Editor-in-Chief Sarah Schwartz and Jennifer Luna, owner and CEO of Paper Luxe and The Kindship Studio venue, discuss the challenges and opportunities within today’s stationery market. Planned topics include branding, expansion, curation and social media strategy, with time allotted for questions and discussion.
    • 4pm – 6pm: Retailer Happy Hour on the show floor
  • 6:00pm: Show Closes