There are still some spaces available on the next Dragons Speed Dating event for GCA members.
The event has moved dates to avoid clashing with the new dates for the Top Drawer show (now 20-22 Feb) and will now be held on Wednesday 23 March.
Over the course of an afternoon the panel of retailers meet 12 different greeting card publishers for 10 minutes each, and publishers will meet at least three buyers and have the opportunity to leave samples with all 18 buyers attending.
Cardzone, Fortnum & Mason, Card Factory, Diverse, Funky Pigeon, Postmark, Red Card, Austin & Co Malvern, and Mooch are some of the buyers already confirmed.
Dragons Speed Dating offers a fun way to meet prospective business partners, network with existing business contacts and keep up to date with industry issues.
House of Cards’ Miles Robinson (pictured here with the GCA’s Amanda Fergusson), who will again be on the retailer panel, told Greetings Today: “From our perspective it’s a super event, really well organised, and it allows us to connect with many new (and existing) publishers in a very product-focused way. While not everyone will be right for House of Cards it does allow the opportunity for us to give our feedback and sometimes useful titbits of advice, especially for newbies!” This GCA members’ event is open to up to 72 different publishers and 18 different retailers. Publishers can book here here. Retailers can contact the GCA if they are interested in joining as a Dragon.