Another hotspot of the my lovely livingroom was the „Talksofa“. Here, interesting talk rounds and trendwatches where offered at the three fair days to the trade-visitor. The presenters Stefan and Judith Pinnow leaded through the varied programme, in which authors, designers and experts were staying live as guests.
Stage free: info- and entertainment live!
Judith Pinnow attended the drama school in Ulm and took a degree at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. She has appeared in TV series and films as an actress. She became famous in her capacity as a TV presenter. She currently writes for magazines such as Nido and Eltern (Parents). Her third novel, "die Phantasie der Schildkröte" (The Fantasy of the Tortoise) was published this year by Fischer Verlag.
In 2018 she hosted the talk programme of h+h cologne for the third time.
According to a major women's magazine, Susanne Ortner is "Germany's coolest knitter". She has been running her own knitting label for 6 years now and not only makes celebrities happy with her creations. Susi loves social media (@susistrickliesel) and fills her profiles daily with topics such as knits/DIY, lifestyle, events and takes her followers into her life as a musicalcaster. She regularly cooperates with DaWanda and other well-known companies and is often represented in the print media and WDR.
From Jamaica to Rome - how knitting connects worldwide
When 25.03.2018 | 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Gabriela Kaiser took a degree in Textile Technology majoring in Design and subsequently spent six years working as a knitting designer for women's fashion in the industry. In the year 2002, she turned self-employed with a TRENDagency and has been scouting trends in the entire lifestyle section ever since. She advises the industry and trade on trends and regularly writes trend items for trade publications.
Shop-window design - new decoration ideas
When: 23.03.2018 | 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Trendy techniques, looks and colours for the handicraft section
When: 23.03.2018 | 4:30-4:45 Uhr p.m.
Prof. Dr. Ingo Markgraf
Prof. Dr. Ingo Markgraf runs the business school at the Macromedia High School and teaches the subjects Management, Business Psychology and Marketing. He advises companies on themes such as Management, Personnel Development and Culture. In this connection he particularly occupies himself with the conflicts between generations. He previously managed the marketing division of Rewe Touristik.
Y generation - who and what are these digital natives like?
When: 23.03.2018 | 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Karin Berger is a designer, she creates and produces fashion for men and women, who enjoy wearing something special and who place value on handcrafted items. B2B and B2C customers like buying from her and enjoy the unique and colourful design, for more well-being - with her new label Woll-Fühlen® (wool-feeling). Furthermore, as a health trainer she also helps people reach their personal feeling of well-being. Regardless of whether it comes down to stress management and relaxation or changes in life, creativity is also called for here. In addition to her work as a designer, Karin Berger, who is also involved in the company's development, will also be presenting solutions for stock goods.
What should I do with my stock goods?
When: 25.03.2018 | 10:00-10:30 a.m.
The graduate fashion designer has already experienced a lot in her life. After designing underwear in New York City, working for Triumph and Marc O'Polo, she founded a microagency called Cherry Picking GmbH in 2002. She undertook special assignments for the company Swafing GmbH and the well-known prime-time TV series "Geschickt eingefädelt" (skillfully sewn) with Guido Maria Kretschmar. And as if that is not enough: Anke Müller also hosts the live shows "Live aus dem Nähkästchen" (Live out of the sewing-box) for DaWanda. A real all-rounder!
Trendwatch: New fabric designs
When: 23.03.2018 | 12:00-12:15 p.m.
Uwe Bürder is a graduate in Economics, a trainer, STRUCTOGRAM®-Master trainer and speaker. After gaining diverse experience as a Subsidiary and Sales Director, licensed Structogram trainer and author for organic communications and Structogram CRM, he has since combined his competences. He specialises in the following areas: STRUCTOGRAM® training system, sales and marketing consulting, sales training at the point of sale, training in CRM systems in the publishing industry and the further development of CRM systems with Structogram CRM.
Customer loyalty today - how does the customer tick?
When: 23.03.2018 | 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Anastasios Voulgaris has been an editor and designer for the fashion department of burda style (Aenne Burda Verlag) since January 2002. He subsequently took over responsibility for this division in 2012 as the Deputy Manager. Since 2016 he has been Head of Design and as such is responsible for the entire burda style pattern collection, among others for the individual cut section and the burda style magazine collection.
Trendwatch: 2018 New Trends
When: 23.03.2018 | 3:00-3:15 p.m.
The business graduate already joined the family company Gustav Selter GmbH & Co. KG at the age of 23, which he now runs as its CEO and owner. He is also an author, who has published diverse publications on the theme of promotional products, he is a trainer and speaker on themes such as sales techniques, price negotiations, exhibition presences, problem-solving methods and clienting as well as being a member of several Advisory Boards and a Supervisory Board. Since 1981, Mr Selter has been a member of various associations and advisory boards outside of his actual industry. Up until 2013 he was a member of the Council of Entrepreneurs of the Ruhr Bishop in Essen.
Bloggers stabilise the industry
When 25.03.2018 | 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Mikaela Ioannou took a degree in Media Sciences and German and has been working with and for the social networks since 2007. In her capacity as a social media expert she specialises in Facebook and Instagram and among others advises diverse companies, retailers and online shops. She helps them find their target groups, address these and makes the company more well-known and successful as a result, ultimately also increasing the turnover. She has been a Facebook ambassador since 2016 and knows how the buying behaviour can have a positive effect on customers through good contents.
Social media as an opportunity for the retail trade
When: 25.03.2018 | 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Tobias Milse is an accessory designer and the first winner of "GESCHICKT EINGEFÄDELT - Wer näht am besten?" (Skillfully sewn - who's best at sewing?). He completed his degree in Economics & Marketing in 2009 in the Fashion Management section in Hamburg before flying to Paris one month later with a suitcase and a one-way ticket. In 2010, Tobias Milse founded the label TM PARIS in Paris. Handbags and accessory collections as well as tailor-made designs are produced by hand. In 2014, the studio moved to Berlin for 3 years and since 2017 the studio with an integrated boutique is located in Geneva and has been called TOBIAS MILSE Genève ever since. Since October 2014 a small selection of special pieces have been exhibited in the lifestyle shop at Elmau Castle (Cultural hideaway and spa).
Trendwatch with TOBIAS MILSE Genève
When 23.03.2018 | 5:00-5:15 p.m.
The qualified PR Manager, editor/author, PR coach/trainer and translator for the media sector (French/German) falls back on over 20 years of practical experience in advising famous German and international companies. She advises them on corporate and product communications as well as in drawing up and implementing communicative strategies and measures. Her specialised field is "Sustainability" (Corporate social responsibility). Katrin Speer disposes of extensive specialised knowledge, many years of experience as well as excellent industry and market knowledge, particularly in the sections fashion, cosmetics & design (such as ethical fashion, natural cosmetics, fair design), hobby and handicrafts (sustainable handicrafts) and home textiles (such as ecological household and home textiles).
Sustainable 2018 new trade fair products
Wann: 23.03.2018 | 1:00-1:30 p.m.
The graduate Economist Angela Probst Bajak was born in 1959 and has self-employed as a Marketing & Communications Consultant since 1996. Among others she has been advising the Initiative Handarbeit since 2000. The leading suppliers of the handicrafts industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are members of Initiative Handarbeit. Angela Probst Bajak is responsible for the entire communications work for Initiative Handarbeit. Starting with the press work, web presence, social media through to numerous other activities such as talent promotion of the Day of Handicrafts.
Benefit from the Do It Yourself Boom - Further training courses offered for specialised retailers by the Initiative Handarbeit
When: 23.03.2018 and 24.03.2018| 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Lisa Tihanyi, born in 1988, presents creative do-it-yourself ideas on her blog "my feenstaub" (www.meinfeenstaub.com) - her readers gain inspiration here on themes to do with DIY, upcycling, hand lettering and design. Her passion for aesthetics is reflected in all of her DIY projects. She was never very good at throwing things away - so why not turn old things into fantastic new unique items that nobody else has? Lisa Tihanyi regularly presents her ideas on TV programmes such as ARD Buffet, Kaffee oder Tee or the TigerentenClub. She has already written three DIY books "Sag's mit Papier" (Say it with paper), "Porzellan bemalen, verzieren, neu beleben" (Paint, decorate, revitalise porcelain) and "Weihnachtliches aus Fimo" (Christmas items made of Fimo).
DIY instructions: Correct photography
When: 25.03.2018 | 3:00-3:30 p.m.
DaWanda is Europe's largest online marketplace for hand-made products, handicraft materials and do-it-yourself instructions. Analysing the interests and behaviour of the more than 7 million registered users enables DaWanda, to recognise trends early on and to set new trends themselves. As Director Sales & Business Development, Harm-Jörg Heikens stands in close exchange with manufacturers and distributors from the DIY industry and from technology companies of the digital world. With this network of strategic partners, DaWanda provides the market with new impulses and creates synergies to encourage more people to engage in creative DIY-projects.
Everything is measurable on the Internet - the optimal online marketing strategy
When: 25.03.2018 | 12:00-12:15 p.m.
The blogger and author Kerstin Balke knows what feet want: socks in the “Stine & Stitch” style. When it comes to knitting socks, Balke is an uncontested expert. This is how Ms Balke describes herself: “mother of two daughters, northern German, sea lover, creative, addicted to sewing and knitting, Francophile, dog walker and bookworm.”
Knit patterned socks
When: 24.03.2018 | 10:30-10:50 a.m. and 12:30-12:50 p.m.
Gabriele Moosa, a professional ladies’ tailor, has her own business and loves to design and produce beautiful things made of fabric and other materials. Her activities focus on design work, conducting workshops in Tunisian crochet, sewing courses, knitting workshops, workshops for children and international training courses, as well as creating detailed sewing instructions for leading German companies. In her sewing studio she implements her creative ideas in unique models for advertising and sales promotion.
Tunisian crocheting and knitting
When: 24.03.2018 | 11:30-11:50 a.m. and 1:30-1:50 p.m.
Pauline Dohmen lives with her five children, her husband and her dog in Göttingen. Even as a child, she was mad about handicrafts and sewing. After a lengthy detour in the field of medicine, she launched a handicrafts business during her second parental leave. Since 2011 she has been living her dream: offering sewing patterns that are based on her own ideas, along with detailed instructions, under the label Klimperklein. Her products emphasize practicality, excellent fit and simple design and leave lots of room for the customer’s own creativity. She writes a blog about how she creates perfect outfits for her crowd of kids at www.klimperklein.de. A heartfelt “thank you” to my wonderful family, who have supported me and put up with me, and to all the people who deal with me at the frechverlag, who had so much patience with me when baby twins intervened in my life.
Sewing jersey - Klimpergroß, blogger activities and #nähliebe
When: 24.03.2018 | 11:00-11:20 a.m. and 1:00-1:20 p.m.
Sebastian Hoofs was so to speak born with the fascination for fabrics and talent for sewing. Because both his great-grandmother and his grandmother were master seamstresses and his grandfather was a master weaver. At the age of 28, he can already look back on 14 years of vocational experience. Since 2015, he has been making tailor-made clothes at his studio in Cologne and passes on his knowledge to hobby sewers and interested parties in the scope of special courses. In his first book "Infinity Fashion", which was published under TOPP by frechverlag, he skillfully ventured onto new terrain.
Sewing men's fashion and 1,000 great T-shirts
When: 24.03.2018 | 12:00-12:20 p.m.