Retailers’ Day at CRE Sandown

Sadly I can’t abandon shop at LST to be there myself, but for those who are able to attend, today’s Retailers Day at CRE, Sandown Park, looks set to be a worthy follow on to last week’s Retailers and Suppliers Retreat. Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales, takes to the Tingle Creek stage at 1.15pm as keynote speaker to introduce his new project, What’s in the Bible? 

Here’s the schedule for the day:

10.00 – 11.00: Registration and complimentary coffee / tea
10.00 – 12.30: Meet the suppliers
10.15 – 12.00: Author signings (running in conjunction with meet the suppliers)
12.30 – 13.15: Retailers & suppliers reception lunch (advance bookings only)
13.15 – 14.00: Keynote address – Phil Vischer, Creator of Veggie Tales and the new DVD series for kids & families What’s In the Bible?
14.00 – 14.30: Biblefresh – presentation by the Biblefresh team
14.30 – 16.30: Meet the suppliers

Once again we are indebted to Steve Briars and the rest of the Christian Resources Together team for organising the day.

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6 thoughts on “Retailers’ Day at CRE Sandown

  1. We would love to go, but it is so far, about 600 mile round trip, & petrol is so costly, add the cost of a Hotel, & it becomes a very expensive trip.
    Any chance of a Northern event in future years?

  2. Agreed heartily, John – the North loses out as usual, but I have heard rumours of something up North next year, but nothing firm yet. We must keep up the pressure!

  3. I did go on Tuesday, having unfortunately missed the High Leigh event due to being on holiday. It seemed like there weren’t a whole load of retailers there during the day, but some useful conversations were had, and the awards evening was excellent. In future years it would be great for the two events to be either six months apart (in which case having one of them up north makes a lot of sense) or combined into a single event.

  4. Just a thought – should the old CBC trade fair element be merged with the training event? For those just able to do a day visit, access to the Trade Fair should be possible. At somewhere like High Leigh or Swanwick, there would be space for both trade stands and meeting/teaching/training, plus accomodation would be easier and cheaper than hotels locally, and more sociable and group building.Looking at the CRE list of exhibitors for this year, there did not seem to be a great number directly of interest to retailers.

  5. There seems to be some support for a more northerly event in future.
    I would be happy to be involved in a Northern event.
    I am Vice Chair of a National Trade Assoc, so do have a bit of experience, behind me.

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