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Roundtable Brings Together Panel of Leading Retailers To Share Ideas, Strategies for Success

ATLANTA, GA (June 13, 2015) – In response to feedback from retailers requesting more opportunities to network with each other and share ideas, the California Gift Show will host its first Retail Roundtable and Networking Lunch during the July 17-20, 2015 edition at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Headlining the show’s comprehensive educational schedule, the Roundtable Networking event invites attendees to join a panel of leading retailers to share success stories, strategies and proven best practices on Saturday, July 19 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  Lunch will be served directly following for attendees to continue the conversation. 
Moderated by Lynn Switanowski-Barrett, President, Creative Business Solutions, the panel will include Eric Flanigan, Vice President, Aramark Parks & Resorts; Christie Boyd and Diana Doyle, Owners, Porch, Santa Barbara, CA; and Mary Liz Curtin, Co-owner, Leon and Lulu, Clawson, MI. From marketing and merchandising to tips on how to survive and thrive heading into the 3rd and 4th quarters, retailers are sure to leave the roundtable session with proven ideas to put into work at their stores.

Admission is open to attending retailers at no cost. Seating is limited. RSVP to Joceline Arnold at 678-831-4573 or
In addition to the Roundtable Networking Session, retailers can also attend a range of other free educational sessions running throughout the show, including: 


Shopping Isn't What It Used To Be - New Consumer Tools Require New Selling Rules 
Presented By: Lynn Switanowski, President, Creative Business Consulting Group
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Catch the Wave - Increase Revenue with Personal Care and Wellness Retail
All attendees receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Day Spa Association and a copy of the newly released 2015 Spa & Wellness Retail Survey.
Hosted By: The Day Spa Association 
Presented by: Allan Share, President, Day Spa Association and Patti Biro, Patti Biro and Associates
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Urban Retail Marketing Bootcamp: Do a Month's Worth of Marketing in 4 Hours or Less 
Presented By: SnapRetail
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Telling The Story And Spreading The Word in 2015 - Tactics To Create Testimonials And Reviews For Your Retail Business
Presented By: Lynn Switanowski, President, Creative Business Consulting Group
3:30 pm – 4:40 pm


Urban Retail Marketing Bootcamp: Go Viral with Social Sharing
Presented By: SnapRetail
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Trending Forward: Identifying Tomorrow's Gifts
Presented By: Claire Johnson, Managing Editor, Giftware News
3:30 pm – 4:40 pm


Credit Card Processing 101: Is Your Business paying too much to accept credit cards?
Presented By: Frank Bernacke, Business Development, CardConnect
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Urban Retail Marketing Bootcamp: Maximize Your Website Presence
Presented By: SnapRetail
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What's New With SnapRetail | Customer Forum
Sponsored By: SnapRetail
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For complete details on all seminars, visit the show website at  
For more information about attending, visit or contact Buyer Relations Director Joceline Arnold at | 678.831.4573. Companies interested in receiving more information about exhibiting at the 2015 edition can contact Dirk von Gal at 678-370-0345 or  

WHEN:           Friday, July 17 - Monday, July 20, 2015
WHERE:         Los Angeles Convention Center- Kentia & South Halls
                        1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
HOURS:          9 am – 5 pm, Friday-Sunday; 9 am – 3 pm, Monday
MORE INFO: | 678.285.3976 (EXPO) or 800.318.2238

Urban Expositions, which is based in Kennesaw, GA, produces and manages a portfolio of 35 events covering six sectors. Urban Expositions was founded in 1995 with the Philadelphia Gift Show and built its business in the regional Gift & Souvenir industries. In 2008 Urban began to diversify outside of Gift & Souvenir and now produces events in sectors including Art, Aviation, Foodservice and Gaming. Urban also produces one publication, Airport Revenue News, focused on the airport concession industry. Outside of Kennesaw Urban also has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, as well as many remote employees based in areas that are rich with customers.  For more information, visit