Namta Connect Virtual Schedule
Namta Connect keeps Members in touch with Supplier Demos, Business Presentations, and Member Meetings
- all on the ZOOM platform.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023    3:00 PM            
My Biggest Success with Pierre Guidetti
David Pyle and Guest Panel

Guess who’s coming to NAMTA Connect?
This regular series features conversations with key figures within the industry - this month with Pierre Guidetti, co-founder of Savoir-Faire.

Pierre is known throughout the industry for his infectious enthusiasm and love of art materials and their role in the creative process.

We’ll open the door to discuss memorable and pivotal moments:

  • What’s been learned over the years in the creative industry?
  • What is the role of manufacturers in supporting the creative process?
  • What opportunities does he see ahead for the community?
  • What are Pierre’s most memorable experiences (names changed to protect the innocent!)?

You’ll walk away with deeper insights about the arts and crafts landscape and tactics to employ in your business. We can’t wait to see what he brings to this discussion!

Pierre is the co-founder of Savoir-Faire. For nearly 40 years, Pierre has traveled the United States, listening to the desires and aspirations of artists, interpreting their needs by sourcing and importing the world’s finest creative materials. To Pierre, art is not simply about beauty; it is about life, freedom of expression and the joy of the creative process. The idea that a simple paint brush or pencil can change a life, or even perhaps change the world, inspires and shapes his daily activities, whether it’s giving a seminar at the National Gallery of Art, collaborating with a manufacturer to create an innovative product, inspiring and educating retailers with presentations on the history and influence of the European art tradition, or painting with his two children. Truly an ambassador of the arts (Pierre was recently awarded a 2023 NAMTA Lifetime Achievement Award), Pierre has made it his life’s work to spread the joy of creativity, , and of course, Savoir-Faire.


Thursday, June 8, 2023  3:00 PM
It’s Time for Your Annual Retail 6-Month Check-Up!
Kizer and Bender

We’re already half-way through 2023, how are you doing so far?

Join KIZER & BENDER for a 6-month check-up on the latest in retail trends, your in-store shopping experience, merchandising tips, social media, email marketing, what’s happening with your website, events for the coming months, and more.

We’re going to cram a lot into this zoominar so be ready to write!

Thursday, June 22, 2023 3:00 PM           

Unpacking the Consumer Study - The Independent Version
David Pyle and Special Guests

Where is the creative products industry headed? What trends can fuel new products and inspire new customers? Join us as a panel of independent retail thought leaders discuss the just-released NAMTA consumer study. We’ll dig into key findings and new indicators that may point the way to fresh opportunities in the independent retail market. We’ll ask questions that will help us to grow, lead, and innovate in the creative products space.

Hosted by David Pyle and featuring independent retail leaders across fine art and craft. Sign up today!

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David will be joined for the "Top Trends of Creativation" panel by Erin Reed, Rachel Kent, and Jessica Harvey from A Cherry on Top Crafts