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GCA AGM and Conference 2017 - The Coverage

Over 140 members enjoyed a very grand day out at the GCA AGM and Conference last week.

The event saw Ceri Stirland step into the GCA presidency, keynote presentations from the Glynn Jones of The Bank of England, Sarah Hamilton of the Just A Card Campaign and Carly Pearson, the senior buyer of cards and wrap at Sainsbury's as well as a host of workshops with industry experts.


Ceri Stirland and Glynn Jones with Sharon Little, GCA CEO.

PG Buzz was first off the starting block with its initial coverage of the day.

And followed up with some great images and videos of the delegates' feedback.

We also received some great coverage from Greetings Today magazine.

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The GCA AGM Report and all the presentations are now available in the Members' Library, just login to the Members' Area to download.

Videos of the presentations will be available shortly at YouTube/GCAClips.

Over eighty delegates took part in our Meet the Expert Q&A Workshops with: Agents with Rosie Trow, SW Agent and Robin Hill, NW Agent; Brokerage expert Chris Houfe, sales director of The Great British Card Company; Business Strategy expert Nigel Willcock, sales and marketing director of Paper Rose and The Art Group; Copyright expert William Miles of Briffa LLP; Creative Development expert Rachel Hare, founder of Belly Button Designs; Export expert Ged Mace, MD of The Art File; Social Media expert Chris Fox of Gift Shop Hub and Websites and ecommerce expert Raj Arora, MD of Davora.

And many thanks again to our event sponsors Briffa, Clarion Events, The Imaging Centre and The Sherwood Group.

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