GC Buying Group has announced that it will hold its 2017 Start The Year member conference from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13 at AmericasMart Atlanta. The conference will take place during the 2017 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The theme for the 2017 conference is “The World is Evolving, Are You?”
“We have always been passionately committed to continuously reinventing ourselves to support the ever-changing profile of the independent retailer,” said Janis Johnson, president and founder, GC Buying Group.
The first day of the meeting will begin with industry relevant topics presented by keynote speakers, along with store networking and idea sharing.
Bobby Griggs, vp/Hammer Stahl, will also speak at the conference. Griggs will discuss change and keeping up with the times as the industry is continuing to evolve as consumer demand changes.
GC will also be hosting its vendor showcase on the second day of the member meeting. Stores will have the opportunity view and demo products, learn about new merchandise, communicate specific needs, take advantage of exclusive special offers and network with vendors, according to the buying group.
There will also be a “walk the market” opportunity on the final day of the buying group’s member conference.