Successful Elite Gift Basket Convention
Elite Gift Basket Convention was a great event for gift basket professionals. It was held in Orange County California on February 20 to 22. The organizers of the event were Sherry Allen, Julie Taylor & Tammy Shapiro. All three are experts in the gift basket field and throw an incredible convention. Events and sessions that were presented at the gift basket convention included:
- Balloon Basics
- Design-n-Dash Gift Basket Competition
- Basket Basics
- 3 B’s – Baby baskets, Birthday baskets & Bereavement baskets
- Niche Gift Basket Marketing
- Capturing the Corporate Gift Basket Market
- Gift Basket Vendor Presentation
- Gift Basket Events
- Budget Gift Basket Designing
- Gift Basket Q & A with vendors and gift basket convention faculty
Hands-on Gift Basket Convention
One of the highlights of the Elite Gift Basket Convention was the opportunity for hands-on gift basket activities such as the Balloon Basics class and the Design-N-Dash competition as well as the hands-on Basket Basics. Participants had the opportunity to build their own creations using products supplied by the convention organizers and the participating vendors.This allowed for creativity and guidance from the experienced basket-builders in attendance at the convention.
Gift Basket Vendors in Abundance
Another gift basket convention highlight was the vendor participation. Convention participants had the opportunity to meet the vendors, sample some of their products and even score some substantial discounts on gift basket supplies. Each vendor also spoke to the audience about their products and policies; this was quite helpful to new gift basket business owners and allowed them to make some connections with the folks who supply gift basket products.