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Time to Book for the GCA AGM

GCA AGM 10.30am, Thursday 29 September 2011 at The Design Museum, Shad Thames, London

It’s that AGM time of year and once again we have a cracking day’s proceedings lined up for our members! This popular event is the members’ chance to socialise with like-minded publishers, listen to an array of prestigious speakers, enjoy a delicious lunch and explore a spectacular venue.

Member Only Event – not a member? Join here

This year the AGM is being held at London’s Design Museum in its spectacular location overlooking the Thames and Tower Bridge.

Our prestigious speakers are Andrew Brownsword, the man who launched Forever Friends, Timothy Melgund, chief executive of Paperchase, Robin Bradley of Phoenix Trading and Rosie Teasedale, deputy director of FSC UK, who will be inspiring publishers to make the most of using the FSC logo.

The morning’s meeting will be followed by delicious sit down lunch (charged at cost) in the museum’s Blueprint Café. Nestled on the first floor of the Design Museum, this stylish restaurant has magnificent views from Canary Wharf to the East through Tower Bridge and the city to the West.

All AGM bookings also include free access to all the Design Museum’s exhibitions before and after the meeting.

Download a booking form here – please return this to Sharon Little (details on the form) with your payment for lunch by Wednesday 21 September 2011.


10.30am Registration, teas and coffees in the Blueprint Cafe

11am GCA AGM
Welcome, short GCA updates, an election announcement and some GCA business before we move swiftly on to our presentations

Launch of the GCA/FSC Factsheet

Robin Bradley of Phoenix Trading and Rosie Teasedale of FSC UK discuss the benefits and the demystify the process of using FSC boards and logo.


Timothy Melgund, chief executive of Paperchase, gives his views on the trends in card retailing now and into the future.

Greeting card legend, Andrew Brownsword talks about his life and experiences in and out of the card industry.

1pm The meeting ends and is followed by lunch in the Blueprint Cafe