Saturday, January 26 – Tuesday, January 29
MSA PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER MEETING
Presented by PNW Chapter of Museum Store Association
Location, time & schedule TBD; reach Ann Bronson for details
Sunday, January 27: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
FOCUS YOUR PRODUCT SELECTION FOR PROFITABILITY
Presented by Andrew Andoniadis of Andoniadis Retail Services
Hosted in conjunction with Museum Store Association – Pacific Northwest Chapter
Pavilion #1 Seminar Room
Not sure what your customers really want? Unsure what to buy, that will appeal to your visitors? Andrew is just the expert to help you! He assesses cultural commerce stores to boost profitability, designs spaces customers love to explore, and coaches teams for improved selling techniques. Learn when to expand, contract or eliminate product categories. Make product category changes that will enhance the profitability of the store. Find out what visitors want to buy — so you shop AND sell successfully.
Sunday, January 27: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
NON-PROFIT RETAIL NETWORKING RECEPTION (RSVP)
In collaboration with Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals (AHVRP), Museum Store Association (MSA) & Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG)
Non-profit retailers, your innumerable talents and expertise are appreciated. You buy according to a mission. You are uniquely positioned in your community. You are the lifeblood of independent retail. Our industry thanks you! Network with fellow non-profit retailers from across the country. Enjoy a complimentary drink. Existing and prospective association members and vendors are welcome. Buyers and vendors, RSVP now to attend.
Monday, January 28: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
CURATED DOCENT TOURS: TOP MUSEUM STORE PRODUCT (RSVP)
Led by Jennifer Gritt, associate director, Pittock Mansion in Portland, OR
Hosted by Museum Store Association (MSA) & MSA PNW Chapter
Meet inside Entrance to Temporaries Pavilion #1
RSVP now, as groups are limited to 20 buyers.
Tour top museum store resources at #LVMkt! Jennifer Gritt, associate director at Pittock Mansion in Portland, OR, will scout the very best and brightest offerings. Then Jennifer will lead a docent tour of her wonderfully curated collection. She will explain why certain products caught her eye. Be wonder-filled by her exceptional perspective!
Tuesday, January 29: 9:00 – 10:30 am
“LEARN AND EARN $$$” BUYER BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLES (RSVP)
Presented by participating trade association partners
World Forum, B-16
RSVP now to attend; attendance strictly capped.
Start your Market day off right with hot breakfast! Join roundtable discussions by topic or store type. Come and go, circulate around to tables of interest, arrive late, leave early. Ask burning questions of your retail community and gain insightful advice from talented subject matter experts. Exchange best practices, explore solutions to your toughest challenges and network with fellow buyers. Existing and prospective association buyer members are welcome.