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June 2017

Museum Book Buyer’s Roundtable

June 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Javits Center, 655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001 United States
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BookExpo America  and the Museum Store Association invite you to a Museum Book Buyer’s Roundtable Discussion on Friday, June 2, from 9:30 – 10:30am immediately following the Museum Store Networking Breakfast.  Lauren Gallagher, Book Buyer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Tim Niedert, Book & Media Manager, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and  Andrew Uchin,  Museum Store Manager /Norton Simon Museum; will be your hosts and moderate the discussion. This purpose of this Roundtable gathering is to discuss…

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MSA Webinar – “The Science and Art of Buying”

June 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join MSA on Wednesday, June 7 for the webinar "The Science and Art of Buying" presented by Tom Shay. Webinar description: Buying is more than just selecting an item, deciding how many to order, and applying a multiplier factor to the cost to determine the price.  The reality is there are eight key factors in getting that merchandise from vendor to customer.  This webinar will explain how to maximize the effort with each of the eight factors.  Sales will increase…

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July 2017

AmericasMart Atlanta

July 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
AmericasMart Atlanta, 240 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
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The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, July 11 – 18, 2017 As part of the Museum Store Association, they have a custom package to help you take advantage of all AmericasMart has to offer: To offset your travel expense, AmericasMart is offering a one-night complimentary stay if you stay for two nights at a participating Atlanta hotel. A special rate is also available for additional nights. Please remember, complimentary night cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one…

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Philadelphia Gift Show

July 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19456 United States
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MSA members will receive special offers and features during the Philadelphia Gift Show. The two special offers include: MSA Hotel Discount Enjoy a $94 hotel rate at the Embassy Suites Hotel for up to two nights, July 23 through 25. Book your room through the official housing company, Connections Housing. MSA Gas Rebate Program Driving to the show? MSA members are eligible for a $25 gas rebate. To receive the rebate, stop by the show office and present your buyer…

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Non-Profit Retail Symposium: How to Advocate to Administration

July 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Las Vegas Market, Pavilion #1 Seminar Room
Las Vegas, NV United States
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Las Vegas Market Monday, July 31: 2 - 3pm Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1 Non-Profit Retail Symposium: How to Advocate to Administration (RSVP) In collaboration with Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals (AHVRP), Museum Store Association (MSA) & Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG). Is your mission-driven store "just" one facet of a larger organization? Is retail not always considered an important aspect of the greater institution? Does it seem administration just does not "get it?" Non-profit…

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August 2017

Non-Profit Retail Symposium: Selling to Millenials

August 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Las Vegas Market, C-1129
Las Vegas, NV United States
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Las Vegas Market Tuesday, August 1: noon - 1:30pm Pavilions Seminar Room, North End of Pavilion 1 Non-Profit Retail Symposium: Selling to Millennials (RSVP; includes Boxed Lunch) In collaboration with Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals (AHVRP), Museum Store Association (MSA) & Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG) Millennials, a misunderstood demographic. What defines the typical consumer? What's different about how they shop? Most importantly, how do you position your store and products accordingly? This interactive session will be led…

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MSA Reception at NY NOW

August 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Frying Pan, W. 26th St. at West Side Highway
New York, NY
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If you'll be at NY NOW, join us for a great night in New York City. The networking event will include light appetizers and a cash bar. RSVP now! Many thanks to our sponsors: A Novel Design, Applewood Books, Cool Snow Globes, David Howell, Josh Bach, KJK Jewelry, Modgy, MP Barcelona, Museum Light Co., Museum Masterworks, Museum Store Products, Pomegranate Communications, Popcorn Custom Products, Stewart-Stand, and Unemployed Philosopher's Guild.

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September 2017

Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show

September 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall N2 – N5, 3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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MSA members are invited to take advantage of special offers and on-site locations at the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show. MSA Hotel Offer MSA members are offered a special $79 hotel rate on Signature rooms at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino for up to three nights during show dates. Simply book your room through the show's official housing company, Connections Housing. Hospitality Suite MSA is partnering with the Zoo and Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG) to co-host…

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November 2017

Museum Store Sunday

November 26, 2017

The Museum Store Association proudly announces Museum Store Sunday, November 26, 2017 to coincide with the Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday holiday shopping campaigns.  Museum Store Sunday focuses attention on and awareness of museum stores and vendors.  This annual international shopping campaign will help MSA achieve the strategic goal to communicate to the world the value and importance of nonprofit retail with its curated products and unique experiences. Read more.

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April 2018

MSA Conference & Expo 2018

April 26 - April 30
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth St., NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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The three day Conference if full of information-rich sessions that provide a wealth of knowledge from a deep dive into trademarks and copyrights to getting and keeping a seat at the decision-making table. Each of the Conference sessions are designed to help the nonprofit retailer be successful.

The Expo is a very special opportunity to browse the hundreds of vendors that specialize in products that are perfect for museum and cultural institution stores. You will have the opportunity to meet with experienced vendors who understand the world of nonprofit retailers and what they need. You will also have the opportunity talk about creating custom products that support your store’s mission and stand out from the rest of the crowd.

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