Share your thoughts on a range of retail-relevant issues with your peers in a live discussion format, facilitated right on the trade show floor. Shop Talk Retail Conversations will happen in a designated area conveniently located in the IGC Networking Lounge - a uniquely collaborative hub open during show hours that takes inspiration from contemporary retail design trends, with shared spaces modeled after the Genius Bar at Apple Stores. Grab a coffee, soda, beer or something with more kick from the lounge’s IGC Bar, have a seat and jump into the conversations centered on today’s hottest industry topics - submitted by you. A facilitator will keep things moving along and ensure everyone is heard. But make no mistake, this is no “talking head” seminar - this is your opportunity to talk to your fellow indies about how to make your business even stronger.   SHOP TALK TOPICS & SCHEDULE TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 3 pm      Millennials: How to Attract Young Families & New Homeowners 4 pm      New Ways to Compete with the Nearby Box Stores 5 pm      Events & Workshops that Bring In Customers WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 11 am    Using Social Media to Remain Relevant in a Changing Marketplace 1 pm      The Best Ways to Discover New Products & New Vendors 2 pm      Attracting & Keeping Qualified Employees at Your Garden Center 3 pm      Staffing Symposium: Where to Find Good Employees, Attracting &                Keeping Good Help, Training & Development and more 4 pm      How to Handle the Highs & Lows of Owning/Managing a Garden Center
Ideas & Inspiration in the Center of the Action Shop Talk Discussions in the IGC Networking Lounge
Ideas & Inspiration in the Center of the Action
Share your thoughts on a range of retail-relevant issues with your peers in a live discussion format, facilitated right on the trade show floor. Shop Talk Retail Conversations will happen in a designated area conveniently located in the IGC Networking Lounge - a uniquely collaborative hub open during show hours that takes inspiration from contemporary retail design trends, with shared spaces modeled after the Genius Bar at Apple Stores. Grab a coffee, soda, beer or something with more kick from the lounge’s IGC Bar, have a seat and jump into the conversations centered on today’s hottest industry topics - submitted by you. A facilitator will keep things moving along and ensure everyone is heard. But make no mistake, this is no “talking head” seminar - this is your opportunity to talk to your fellow indies about how to make your business even stronger.   SHOP TALK TOPICS & SCHEDULE TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 3 pm Millennials: How to Attract Young Families & New Homeowners 4 pm New Ways to Compete with the Nearby Box Stores 5 pm Events & Workshops that Bring In Customers WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 11 am Using Social Media to Remain Relevant in a Changing Marketplace 1 pm The Best Ways to Discover New Products & New Vendors 2 pm      Attracting & Keeping Qualified Employees at Your Garden Center 3 pm Staffing Symposium: Where to Find Good Employees, Attracting & Keeping Good Help, Training & Development and more 4 pm How to Handle the Highs & Lows of Owning/Managing a Garden Center
Shop Talk Discussions in the IGC Networking Lounge
AUGUST 14-16, 2018  |  CHICAGO NAVY PIER
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