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2018 National Gift Basket Rally-Conference & Trade Show

Theme for 2018 " Summer Business Camp" = Attending GBP Summer Camp 2018 is an experience of a life time! 

Work with experienced team, Learn with new techniques & technology, Eat & Sample, Make New Friends, Network, Get excited, and Shop! 


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 June 14-16, 2018 in Canton, OHIO will be the 2018 GBP Rally & Ultimate Gift Show Dates. Save the dates!

2018 National GBP  Conference - Rally –Event and Ultimate Gift Show    

Theme “Summer Camp for Designers, Business Owners & Vendors” Canton, OHIO – June 14-15-16, 2018

Tickets will go fast and seating will be limited. Comfort Inn Canton Hotel 330-492-1331 (promo #Gift Basket School) will be only $89@ with Breakfast included!

You can purchase your ticket on-line today!   VIP ticket only $199.99!  3 day ticket!    


Class Topic’s 2018 “Theme: Summer Camp for Business”

10 Summer Camp Counselors & Group Leaders

Attending this year’s 2018 Rally with theme:  “Summer Camp for Business” it is an experience of a lifetime!                      

Work, Learn, Eat, Sample, Make new Friends, & Shop together with Peers from around the world!


Why Summer Camp you say? Well The Gift Basket Industry has never had a SUMMER CAMP with learning, networking, fun, and shopping events. This will be a 1st combined with our Rally!

If you have ever gone to SUMMER CAMP then you know fun is everywhere and the experience will be unforgettable! Meet new friends, work as teams, and attend great classes! 

Check out a few of our topics that will be covered for the 3 day Event!  

  • “PICK ME”  Introduction that make them want further conversation.  by BEN
    • Tell them a story..your story. Let's talk about a way you can introduce yourself to a person or a group of people and leave them wanting more. Ben will get you ready with his Pick Me attitude!
  • "Invisible showroom" by Ben
    • The whole planet is my showroom! No Showroom? No problem. Let's talk about how we can arrange a showing for our products in many different places. We don't need a permanent location when we have a floating showroom! Ben has some great ideas to help you grow this year! 
  • “How do I get the Business” by Sue
    •  By far the most frequent question asked by all business owners. Sue breaks down specifically what works for local gift basket businesses. Take a deep breathe, it really doesn’t have to be that hard.
  • Honest Scoop on Social Media by Sue 
    •  You already know you need to do it. But you may be asking, “What platform? How often? What do I say?” Sue is going to break down the latest word on the good, the bad and the ugly about social media. I think you may be in for a surprise or two!
  • So, it’s June, “NOW WHAT” by Pam 
    • This plan is for Success and yes possibly a merit badge! Have you ever asked yourself now what, well everyday should count in your business and this class may change the way you look at your own plan! 
  • Designing your homebased workspace by Pam
    • Is your homebased office your dinner table? How about your prep station and inventory room? Let's look at the flow and homebased workspace like never before. We have been in your shoes and have some ideas for you. 
  • Photo Shooting with today’s Technology “How, why, where to add & equipment needs.“ By NICK
  • "My Storefront" by Barbara
    •  Have you collected all those campfire beads or merit badges and your closets, basement, garage and dining room can hold no more? Are you ready to move your arts and crafts projects to a place where they can be displayed?  Barbara will give you tips and insights on running your own camp commissary. 
  • Making my inventory affordable & inventory that works for me! Pam
    • Do you know what to order, when, how much, where to purchase, and how to store it? Well this is not a hide and seek or imaginary game we are going to get it right this year! Bring your list of inventory & get ready to work! Learn to estimate, order, and grow with PROFIT!
  • "Designing year round while working full-time" by Kim
    • ?So you have a full-time job and a gift business side hustle? Kim will present ways to keep up with the demand, stay motivated and inspired, create fabulous designs, and maintain "multiple job" and life balance.
  • "Easy Affordable Gifts for everyday SALES" by Kim
    • ?Some of the best and most appreciated gifts are those that are given "just because". Learn how to expand your line of inexpensive "everyday" gifts as Kim takes you through the planning, design, and mcustomers will be thanking YOU!!
  • "Corporate Selling for year-round" by LeAnn
  • Surprise "Sales" class - Derek & Angela
    • ?The surpise is DEREK won't tell us what all this class is about. However we know it will be amazing and a must to attend! 
  • "Putting on a Business Expo" what do I need? Leann
  • "FOLLOW UP to Stay in Business": with Pam
    • Follow up is the biggest part of your business or it should be! How are you doing with leads, past clients, receivers of your designs, and vendors? No matter if you are a designer, coach, vendor, sales pro you need to follow-up and Pam will help you with this. 
  • Campfire Ghost stories with Group Leaders "Super Session of Excite Talks of Influential Thinkers" This will be a great evening with all of our Summer Group Leaders there to guide you in the dark!!!!!!!!!
  • Hands on time – Practice clinic (Team Style)
  • Vendor Meet and Greet - Reception (Food will be served camp style Partners are FREE however need to pre-register)
  • Head Shots with Ben & Nick
  • Trade Show & Cash -Carry Showcase
  • Vendor Showcase time - NEW holiday preview of what is new, demo time, and see it 1st.! Our Vendors are the BEST OF THE BEST wholesalers for our industry. Get a jump on holiday products!

Tickets will go fast and seating will be limited. Comfort Inn Canton Hotel 330-492-1331 (promo #Gift Basket School) will be only $89@ with Breakfast included!

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Winners of the Design Challenge.. CONGRATULATIONS  Winners of the Team Challenge  



Our Event was a success with hundreds of Attendees, Speakers, Vendors, and Staff making it a wonderful EVENT.. THANK YOU EVERYONE for 2017!



Learning to make a quick wreath design     

You will learn quick top secrets on Corporate selling, balloon arrangements, candy gifts, gift basket techniques (beginning & advanced) Competition, 

attend the gift & gourmet tradeshow, learn to design with gourmet & gifts, team & network to win, have fun & prepare for holiday success,

 learn business new technology & techniques all for one affordable price! Full 3 day Event!







(NO REFUNDS IF ATTENDEE or VENDOR CANCEL's AFTER May 1, 2018 for any reason - food and notebooks are paid for!) Thanks Pam