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Announcing the Faire Winter Market 2021 Programming Lineup

January 21, 2021 | Published by Faire

Faire Winter Market, taking place February 1-3, 2021, is just around the corner. We can’t wait to bring our brands and retailers together again for our second virtual trade show event. Today, we’re excited to announce the speakers who will be sharing their insights via livestream during the three-day program. 

The Faire Winter Market speaker lineup will feature: 

  • Leading industry partners Management One, Boutique Hub, and Diversify Retail Inc., who will speak to key issues facing the independent retail community
  • Trend forecasters Patti Carpenter and Dana Telsey, who will be back to inform attendees on trend insights to keep in mind for the year ahead
  • Interactive brand livestreams from categories including home decor, food and beverage, kids and baby, gift, and women’s apparel

Industry partners

We are thrilled to partner with Management One, Boutique Hub, and Diversify Retail Inc. to present retail industry programming to the Faire community.

Management One is a consulting firm that specializes in merchandise planning, business insights, and education for independent retailers. Faire Winter Market attendees can tune into Retail Finance 101 with Paul Erickson, the firm’s Director of Sales and Marketing. In this session, he’ll share the most impactful metrics to track for retailers.

Boutique Hub offers tools and training services for the retail industry. Sara Burks, Head of Education at Boutique Hub, will be presenting Overcoming Common Retail Challenges. In addition, Ashley Alderson, the company’s founder, will lead a session entitled Planning with Purpose.

Diversify Retail Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing BIPOC representation in the retail industry. We’ll hear from President Jade Sykes about the group’s mission and how businesses can participate.

Trend & retail forecasts 

Patti Carpenter and Dana Telsey shared their expertise at Faire Summer Market 2020 in some of our most popular livestreams of the event. We’re excited to welcome them back for Faire Winter Market where they will lend their perspective on trends and best practices for the year ahead.

Patti Carpenter is the principal at carpenter + company/Trendscope, a global trend forecasting firm. She is a Pantone color consultant and award-winning creative director with product development experience in home décor, personal accessories, fragrance, and gift. Patti is also a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization and a Board Member of the Black Artists and Designers Guild.

Dana Telsey is the CEO and Chief Research Officer of Telsey Advisory Group, a firm that handles equity research, trade execution, investment banking, and consulting. She is an expert in the consumer space across a wide range of categories including apparel, kids, cosmetics, footwear, and home furnishings. Dana has been named to the National Retail Federation’s list of People Shaping Retail’s Future.

Brand spotlights

The lineup will also feature an impressive selection of spokespeople from Faire brands.

Jonathan Grahm, founder of artisan chocolatier Compartes, will host an informative session from his brand’s chocolate factory. Viewers will get an exclusive look into the Compartes facility in Los Angeles and learn about consumer tastes and trends in chocolate. Jonathan also will share how he sources ingredients locally to make the brand’s bestselling chocolate bars.

Additionally, Kristen Pumphrey and Tom Neuberger, founders of P.F. Candle Co. will present an educational session called The Vocabulary of Scent. This lesson will focus on how to talk about fragrance. Viewers will learn how to help customers select the best scents for personal and at-home use.

Gretchen Kroll from Tripar International will share how design principles can inform merchandising and display strategy. Plus, Molly Wilson of molly&you will share marketing tactics from her journey from store owner to brand creator to showroom maven. Wendy Armington of Knock Knock will lead a lighthearted tarot card reading, plus we’ll hear from featured brands Itzy Ritzy, Lost + Wander, and Sadie & Sage.

Visit our lineup page to learn more and RSVP for livestream sessions. We can’t wait to see you February 1-3!

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