I am a Canadian Artisan!

Why should you consider being a part of GiftRevel?

Did you know that Canadian cities host more than 500,000 meetings & conferences annually and have a Canadian economic impact to the tune of more than $33 Billion? See the economic impact report here.  

In a recent survey of 50 Canadian conference managers, it became apparent that there is a lack of personalized gifting for conference & event VIPs including plenary speakers, dignitaries, facilitators, sponsors, lead volunteers, prospects and more.  Donations are great, especially if the speaker requests that, but there has been a shift towards coming back to personalized gifting. Researching appropriate gifts takes a lot to time and the majority of conference/event managers have a VERY comprehensive to do list.  I have heard time and time again how sourcing gifts for event VIPs is the bane of their existence and how they would love a place to go to purchase gifts with conferences and travelling VIPs in mind.

Why a destination focused business?

The buy local movement is ripe and conference managers are happy to buy local but this can end up with countless hours of research to find locally made gifts that are high quality and appropriate for the audience.  Destination gifting also provides a ‘green’ factor to their gifting by helping their conference to reduce its carbon footprint through reduced transportation costs and carbon emissions.  It also helps to increase the economic revenue within that city during their conference.  These are all things that are looked at closely by the Convention & Visitor Bureaus and Destination Management organizations when they look to expand their event capacity through hotels and venues and a myriad of other factors.  Customers will not be restricted to ordering from the event city if they see an item in another province that they like and would like shipped to the event destination.

Who is behind the website and why does that matter?

My name is Rosemary Vaughan, and I have been working in the events/conference industry for more than 18 years both as a certified event manager and as an industry supplier.  I am a former hotel Concierge and Chef Concierge. My background is quite extensive in customer service excellence, marketing, promotions and social selling/community engagement. I have a well researched and networked reach within the industry, having met face to face with over 1000 Meeting & Event Planners and being connected to over 2000 of same on social networks and through our CRM.

 

Gift Proposal Opportunities

We mainly go directly to artisans and invite them to submit for open proposals based on the scope and budget of the gifts required by the client.  If you would like to be considered for inclusion in our artisan library, please complete this FORM.

Number of gifts commissioned to date (as of May 2019), 3164 for 54 conferences & corporate clients.