PAPER CAMP |  LOS ANGELES
September 22 – 23, 2016

We’ll teach you how to create a stationery + gift line, launch to the wholesale market and exhibit at trade shows, so you can build a sustainable, profitable business.  Learn from industry pros who openly share their successes and struggles to help you make better decisions in your business  An action-inducing 2-day business camp.

JUMP TO: COURSE DESCRIPTION | WHAT’S INCLUDED | SPEAKERS | BENEFITS | TRAVEL DETAILS | POLICIES

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WHERE
The Belamar Hotel
in Manhattan Beach,
California. Just minutes
from LAX airport.
WHEN
Thurs, Sept 22, 2016
8:30 – 5:30, Dinner 6-9
Fri, Sept 23, 2016
8:30 – 5:30, Reception 6-7
PRICE
Earlybird rate: $1,750
(register by July 27)
Standard rate: $1,950
*Payment plans avail.
SEATS
We like to keep
workshops intimate.
Space is limited to
30 students.
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SELLING WHOLESALE | Developing your product line; setting prices, minimums & terms; industry standards for greeting cards, boxed notes & gift items.  Please note, this course will not cover wedding suites.
BOOTH LOGISTICS | Designing + building a booth including walls, floors, lighting, shelving + display, shipping logistics and sharing a booth.  Focus on US shows with particular expertise in National Stationery Show + NY Now.
SALES REPS | Road reps vs. showroom reps, How it works, what it costs, benefits to you and how to determine if you are ready to work with reps.
SALES TOOLS | Building out your wholesale sales tools including an effective catalog, order forms, terms + conditions and a strong web presence.
RETAILER PERSPECTIVE | When do they buy, what do they buy, what do they expect of new designers, how + when do they like to be contacted.
MARKETING + MEDIA | Building a mailing list, pre-show mailers, award submissions, working with the press + social media tips.
PLANNING + PREPPING | Road map for preparing for trade shows, schedules, tips and budgeting.
VENDOR RESOURCES  |  Recommendations for printers, packaging materials, manufacturing  solutions and more.

— REGISTRATION INCLUDES —
trade show binder & materials

TUITION & MATERIALS

16 hours + 100+ page
workbook

trade show consulting private forum access

PRIVATE FORUM ACCESS

Your new best friends. Seriously.

trade show food meals entertainment

MEALS & ACTIVITIES

2 Breakfasts, 2 lunches,
1 dinner + 2 receptions.

business consulting trade shows fun surprises

FUN SURPRISES

from our alums,
sponsors & friends!


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KATIE HUNT
Tradeshow Bootcamp
Kelp Designs
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CARINA MURRAY
Crow and Canary

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AUDREY WOLLEN
Urbanic

CLAUDIA SMITH
Fig. 2 Design Studio
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KIMBERLEY YURKIEWICZ
Crow and Canary

RACHAEL HETZEL
Pistachio Press

LISA G. TOWNS
Farewell Paperie
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ALLISON BRENNAN
The Social Type
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VICTORIA VENTURI
Paper Epiphanies


Collectively, our panelists have:
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YEARS EXPERIENCE in the stationery industry
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TRADE SHOWS attended as exhibitors or buyers
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HOURS COACHING and mentoring small businesses
— BENEFITS TO IN-PERSON TSBC WORKSHOPS —

trade show seminar networking

NEW FRIENDS

Connect with the best and brightest in the industry, including our community of 500+ alumni.

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TSBC WORKBOOK

Including resource guides, budget worksheets, vendor recommendations + loads of visuals.

trade show seminars break out sessions

PERSONALIZED HELP

We believe in convos + tailored feedback – small group and 1-1 time is a key component to Paper Camp.

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SUPPLY CLOSET

Check out real life samples of booth materials, sales tools, marketing materials, packaging + more!

“I couldn’t have made a better investment in my business! Not only was Paper Camp informative and practical, it also gave me a ton of inspiration and drive to take my business to the next level.”
-Cara Underwood, Underwood Letterpress,
Paper Camp Alum

trade show boot camp travel

TRAVEL + ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tradeshow Bootcamp’s Paper Camp is being held at The Belamar Hotel
3501 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
310.750.0300  |  thebelamar.com

 

The Belamar is located approximately
• 8 minutes South of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
• 30 minutes North of Long Beach Airport (LGB)
• 45 minutes West of Union Station
Travel and lodging are not included with Paper Camp’s registration. However, The Belamar has reserved a number of rooms for TSBC students. Rates start at $162 per night. If you’re interested in sharing a room with another Paper Camp student, please indicate that during your registration process and we’ll help pair you up.

trade show boot camp policies

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Due to the intimate nature of this event, details are planned and personalized far in advance for each of our guests, therefore all payments are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

REGISTRATION:
Tickets to TSBC programs are sold individually and valid for one participant.  If you would like multiple members of your team to attend, you will need to register for separate tickets.  Group discounts are available, please email katie@tradeshowcamp.com for more info.

Each registered attendee (individual) receives access to Paper Camp, conference materials as well as the TSBC alumni forum. Group discounts are available for two or more people from the same company.  Email katie@tradeshowcamp.com for more info.

ABOUT TRADESHOW BOOTCAMP:
Tradeshow Bootcamp was founded in 2011 by Katie Hunt of Kelp Designs, but made possible by many supportive experts in the stationery industry! Tradeshow Bootcamp evolved from the fact that we are members of a very collaborative industry and the belief that the more we can share with one another, the stronger our individual businesses and our stationery community will become. Tradeshow Bootcamp has helped more than 500 stationery + gift companies successfully prepare for large trade shows and the wholesale market. We look forward to having you join us!

sponsors

 

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