Plan your schedule and join us for our FREE keynote sessions. Our Keynote Sessions will be a highlight of the event, featuring a State of the Industry Panel Address and two keynote speeches by successful business leaders and entrepreneurs in the crafting industry. These sessions will inspire and educate attendees on the latest trends and innovations in the field.
The State of the Industry Panel
What challenges and opportunities are craft businesses facing today? And what will tomorrow bring? In this panel discussion with industry leaders from the US and abroad, you’ll hear about developing trends, forecasts, and future outlooks for craft businesses.
Come away with a global view of the crafts industry. We are all connected, from new businesses to established companies, from large corporations to independent makers, and this discussion will set the tone for what the show and the coming year will bring.
Moderated by Abby Glassenberg of Craft Industry Alliance; Panelists: Steve Jaffery of Brewer, Kamaca Champion of Miss Purl Chicago, Jan Hurwitz of Premier Needle Arts, and Hedi Ehlen – Managing Director, Initiative Handarbeit e.V.