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May 2020

CANCELLED – Noted: The Greeting Card Expo 2020

05/01/2020 @ 10:00 am - 05/03/2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States

The newest show in our industry, *Noted: The Greeting Card Expo®, brought over 150 publishers and our retailer colleagues to Brooklyn, NY to show their support for the greeting card community and share their latest products. It is with a very heavy heart, but with a clear understanding of the importance of the health of all members of the greeting card community, that the Greeting Card Association has cancelled Noted 2020 in San Francisco. Read the full statement here.

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“Noted: A Virtual Event”

05/01/2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Program Details Friday, May 1st 12:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET Pitch Program - 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM | The Pitch Program is open to retail and sales representatives, and participating publishers only. Noted @ *Noted - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM A Changed World, Now and the Future - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Pitch Program Each chosen maker will have 5 minutes to present their line and respond to questions and comments from the panel…

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July 2020

Noted: A Focus on Diversity

07/16/2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Virtual Event

We have been listening, reflecting and learning and... our industry is not racially diverse.  Now it is time for some action.  The Noted Community and the GCA are ready to take the first step in making a change.  On July 16th at 2PM EST, we will hold a Noted Pitch Program for Black-Owned Companies/Black Makers. The GCA's unique Noted Pitch Program offers makers the chance to "pitch" their greeting card line to a panel of the top retailers, sales reps…

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Virtual LOUIE Celebration

07/30/2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

We are excited to announce that this year we are hosting our first Virtual LOUIE Awards! While we will be sad to not celebrate in person we are looking forward to connecting with you all to celebrate the finalists and announce the winners or our 31st LOUIE Awards! Register Now!! Virtual LOUIE Awards July 30, 2020 5 – 7:30 pm ET Schedule of Virtual Events: Educational panel on ‘The Future of Tradeshows 2020 and Beyond’ (5 – 6 pm ET)…

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August 2020

GCA Today: Increasing Connections to Make a Difference

08/06/2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Presented by NY NOW®, Stationery Trends, Gift Shop®, and the GCA will host a live panel on August 6, "Increasing Connections to Make a Difference", featuring panelists from the GCA and friends of the GCA. The panelists will be discussing The GCA and several GCA initiatives: The LOUIE Awards and first virtual ceremony Thinking Of You Week 18 Million Thanks Noted Pitch Program for Black-Owned Companies/Black Makers Register here. 

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Atlanta Market at AmericasMart

08/13/2020 @ 9:00 am - 08/18/2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Discover. Connect. Inspire. We’re all in this together. Now is the time to focus our energy on reinvigorating our businesses, our industry, and our communities. We are thrilled to welcome you back to Atlanta Market. Following a comprehensive survey of buyers and exhibitors, our Summer Market will shift back one month and now be held August 13-18, 2020, with temporaries open August 14-17, 2020.

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“GCA Village” at Dallas Market Center Summer

08/19/2020 - 08/22/2020
Dallas Market Center, 2100 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas,, Texas 75207
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The GCA Village returns to the Dallas Market Center in August 2020. The “Village” is a great way for new and emerging companies to display their products at the Dallas Market Center with low hassle, low cost, and high visibility. Your company will receive an exhibit space with shelving, tall cabinet, chair and basic sign. This is an excellent opportunity for newer and emerging companies to be at the show as part of a larger community space at the Dallas…

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September 2020

GCA Member Town Hall

09/16/2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

We are happy to invite all members to join us for a Member Town Hall on Wednesday the 16th at 2:00 PM EDT. If you would like to join us, please contact amanda@greetingcard.org. Thank you!

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Thinking of You Week 2020

09/21/2020 - 09/27/2020

Sponsored by the non-profit Greeting Card Association, Thinking Of You Week is an international event that encourages people to send a greeting card or letter to friends, family, etc. every day for a week. Between September 21-27, 2020, help us create a wave of happiness across the globe by letting people know that we’re “Thinking Of You”.

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October 2020

GCA Village at the NY NOW Digital Market

10/03/2020 - 10/07/2020

The GCA is pleased to provide another opportunity for member makers to connect with greeting card retailers, through a GCA Village in the NY NOW Digital Market, which will open for five Show Days starting on October 3. All GCA members participating in the Digital Market may apply to participate in a Noted Pitch Program which will stream on the opening day of the Digital Market. Developed by our fellow GCA member, the NY NOW Digital Market is a powerful…

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