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Book Now for the GCA AGM

GCA AGM – 11am Monday 29th September 2014

Taking place at the The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, National Space Centre - Leicester, this is set to be the most popular GCA AGM ever, with a space age venue and a line up of top industry speakers.

We have a constellation of card industry stars speaking for us, including Paul Taylor CEO of CardZone (with over 80 specialist shops including CardZone, Paper Kisses, Special Occasions and Card Centre) as our keynote retailer speaker.

The second half of the meeting will comprise a 'chat show' session with Stephen Haines, (founder and chairman of Carte Blanche Greetings), who will be interviewing Simon Elvin (founder of the Simon Elvin Group which includes Paper Rose, Nigel Quiney and Glick), Peter Reichwald (founder of The Great British Card Company, (which includes The Almanac Gallery and Medici) and Duncan Spence (whose many business interests include Ling, Carte Blanche Greeting and Moonpig).

Between them, these 'three wise men' have over 100 years experience in greeting cards and will talk about their lives, successes and challenges faced during their times in the industry.

The meeting will also include the launch of the GCA Market Report 2014.

We have the National Space Centre all to ourselves for the day, so after the meeting and a delicious lunch we will have unlimited access to rolling planetarium shows in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium (the largest in the country), rides in the 3D space simulator and up the Rocket Tower with its exhibits charting the history of the space race, which included a real piece of moon rock.

Associate Tabletops

There are a limited number of 4' x 2' sized tabletops for Associate Members to display some products at this event during the registration, morning break and after lunch. These are available at a cost £24 (inc VAT). Further details are on the Associate Booking Form.

Booking Forms - to attend just download and return with your payment to the GCA office. Full details are on the forms.

Publisher Booking Form

Associate Booking Form

This is a member only event. If you are not a GCA member or and wish to attend please call Sharon Little on 020 7619 0396 or email