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A/W, 10—12 September 2017 | Olympia London

| S/S, 14—16 January 2018

PaperFest A/W17 Programme


We have curated a combination of inspirational talks, insightful panels and masterclasses for you – meet our speakers and view the full PaperFest 2017 schedule. Sponsored by G . F Smith.
  • Academy Live
  • Fashion Show
  • PaperFest
10 Sep 2017
  1. With thousands of greetings cards designers in the market place, how can you make yours stand out and how can you turn your passion into a paid career? In this panel, we deliver the essential tips tha ...
  2. Growing an engaged following takes time and insider knowledge – want to know what to post and when? in this session learn our top 15 ways to grow your online presence and build brand loyalty, how to t ...
  3. Established in 1885, G.F Smith has long been a name that is synonymous with supplying the creative world with unique and exciting paper and boards. PaperFest sponsor and supporters G . F Smith, offers ...
11 Sep 2017
  1. Join us for an inspiring talk on transforming your studio or retail space and pick up personal tips for your home and discover colour trends in our workshop hosted by International Colour Consultant, ...
  2. Join us in conversation with Jan and David as we talk creative decisions, being bold and tips on running a business in the online age.
  3. Within this session, we will discuss the key elements and importance of good design, increasing traffic, usability and fulfillment to reach new customers with your design led business.
  4. With thousands of greetings cards designers, how can you make yours stand out and how can you turn your passion into a paid career? In this workshop, we deliver the essential tips that will help you m ...
  5. Want to increase your productivity, live a life of opportunity with purpose and intent with your dream tribe - whilst your business is working for you? Then join our lively panel  as we explore runnin ...
12 Sep 2017
  1. Take a peek behind the scenes with luxury retail icon Harrods – exploring the customer experience, home and stationery buying decisions and trends and influences and must hear tips to maintaining succ ...
  2. Learn how to turn your love of design into a successful business. Learn all about the tools, analysis and know-how to help you grow your business from time management and outsourcing to being happy. S ...
  3. Taking on a traditional industry, West Elm have incredibly successfully brought innovation to retail, challenging the way in which retailers work with designers. Learning entrepreneurial tips and prac ...

Additional sessions and clinics will also run throughout the event at PaperFest, including print making sessions with Lost Heritage and Metallic Elephant. 

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