The show is not only for gift basket and floral entrepreneurs, as we're seeing a growing number of hospitality professionals attending.
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2008
According to industry reports, the gift industry topped $282 billion last year. As the industry continues to flourish, the gift basket component also remains in a growth pattern.
In August, thousands of gift experts and aspiring "basketeers" will converge in Atlanta for the industry's preeminent trade show. Basket Connection 2008, held August 7-10, 2008 at the Atlanta Hilton Hotel, will bring together the industry's top designers and some of the nation's leading small business advisors.
Hosted by Rave Reviews! Magazine, the annual event features classes including how-to construct gift baskets, floral design, sales and marketing, business planning, and more. The event also includes a trade show with gift basket and floral supplies and numerous networking opportunities.
"The show is four comprehensive days designed to help our attendees work smarter, not harder. Despite the market right now, the gift industry continues to thrive, and now is the time to hone business skills," said Cherie Reagor, founder of Rave Reviews! and Basket Connection. "This long weekend is packed with seminars created so that our attendees walk away armed with the knowledge and inspiration they need to either move their existing business to the next level, or to embark on their new business."
She added: "The show is not only for gift basket and floral entrepreneurs, as we're seeing a growing number of hospitality professionals attending."
Registration is $299, which covers nine sessions, including a reception, continental breakfast, lunch, and the Awards Ceremony Brunch. To register, please visit http: http://www.basketconnectiontradeshows.com. Registration is available now.
Special group hotel rates of $133 at Atlanta Hilton Hotel are available for Basket Connection attendees.
Basket Connection 2008 is produced by Rave Reviews! Magazine, the industry's leading source for design and business expertise. Rave Reviews! is published bi-monthly. Subscriptions are $39.95 for domestic addresses. For more information, please visit http://www.ravereviewsmagazine.com.