Jun
28
10:00 am10:00

KNOWMore Tactical Session: 30-Minute Tradeshow Buying Session w/ Jennifer Pilkington

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What do you need to set your business up for a successful KNOWSHOW? This 30-minute session will review essential tools for approaching a tradeshow strategically. Maximize opportunity, grow your business, and increase productivity while you are here. Presentation participants will walk away with focus, a plan, and resources for working tradeshows effectively.

Jennifer Pilkington is an industry performance coach and founder of RETAIL ASSEMBLY, the training and development agency. Balancing a customer focus, creative ideas, and commerce, the agency delivers business sessions to fashion and lifestyle professionals. For 15 years, Jennifer has worked with the globe’s best brands and retailers: the first ten buying for Holt Renfrew and Aritzia; and the last 5 in performance development for organizations like Toms and LV.
Retail-assembly.org | @RetailAssembly

Jun
28
Jun 29

KNOWMore Keynote Series: Retail to Scale w/ Emily Miller Palmquist

Retail is in revolution with online increasing, bricks and mortar facing new challenges and department stores and chain businesses clamouring to reinvent or reposition.The question on everyone’s mind is what are the concepts that matter most right now and how can I work them into my business?  Join Emily for a presentation on the future of retail for 2018 and beyond.

Emily Miller Palmquist is the founder of EMP Creative, Canada’s only independent trend forecasting agency. Representing top global and online publications of futures studies for the interior and fashion industries, she believes that investing in intel yields high stake rewards for individuals, brands and business alike. For nearly two decades, she has worked across North America and Europe as a Designer, Creative Director, Educator and Stylist. She holds an MA in Fashion Trend Forecasting from esteemed Institute, Polimoda in Florence Italy and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario.

Emily will be speaking on both Wednesday and Thursday. RSVP now to save your spot!

Jun
28
4:00 pm16:00

HAPPY HOUR

Join us for a beer at Nixon's Booth (#209) during KNOWSHOW Toronto. See you there!

Jun
28
6:30 pm18:30

Official After Party: OVERBOARD Boat Cruise

  • Riverboat Gambler

ALL ABOARD!!!

There is nothing like a warm summer night on the water. Help us celebrate the first Toronto KNOWSHOW in style with an evening cruise on Lake Ontario. Tickets will include food and beer compliments of our friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Don't miss the party of the summer! Tickets are $20. Exhibitors will receive two complimentary tickets per paid 10x10 space.

Jun
29
10:00 am10:00

KNOWMore Tactical Session: Social Media 101 for Businesses w/ Elle Bulger

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In this interactive, round-table discussion, learn how social media is playing a (vital!) role in the buying cycle, and how retailers of every size are effectively connecting with their audiences online. Attendees will leave with practical tips on how to improve their social games so they can #reachpeople more effectively.

Elle Bulger is the Director of Client Success of Pinch Social, a boutique social media, content and digital marketing agency located in the heart of Toronto. Pinch Social is all about helping organizations reach people authentically through effective online strategies. 

Elle studied philosophy at The University of King’s College for 2 years then transferred to the Ivey Business School at Western for her final 2 years - she graduated with a business degree (HBA) in 2013. At age 15, Elle founded her own jewelry business, Elysia Designs, which she operated and grew across Canada for 8 years. This venture gave her first-hand entrepreneurial experience. Elle has gained valuable skills through working at the head office of some of Toronto’s top apparel companies including product design at Joe Fresh and marketing at Canada Goose and McGregor Socks. Elle works on a number of side projects including social media consulting for public figure, Bruce Croxon, Advisory for Start-up Fashion Week and mental health advocacy on behalf of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Jul
12
9:00 am09:00

FREE COFFEE FROM NIXON

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Start your show days off right with a fresh coffee courtesy of Nixon. Head to the Nixon Coffee Bar at the booth #141 9:00 - 11:00 am each show day to grab a free coffee from local brewers JJ Bean. 

Jul
12
10:00 am10:00

KNOWMore Keynote Series: Uncovering Retail's New Equity w/ Shawna Olsten

In a day where e-commerce is referred to as the Armageddon of brick and mortar retail, the shop experience has become an essential part of building lasting customer relationships. Traditional retail spaces are no longer being treated as just a place to sell a product. The brick-and-mortar experience is transforming into a cultural hot spot for building authentic connections and community.

Shawna has an extensive brand leadership background in the apparel industry. She cut her teeth working with action sports at Quiksilver Inc., where she led the marketing team for Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes as the Canadian Marketing Director and oversaw programs that secured $120 million+ in sales in her region. 

After nine years with Quiksilver, Shawna was hired by Native Shoes to help with their international launch as Global Marketing Director. Within two years, the brand grew its distribution to 45 countries. In 2014, Shawna was promoted to VP of Global Brand where she led the execution of the “Future Classics” and “Keep it Lite” brand visions. During her five-year tenure she introduced notable collaborations with Marc Jacobs, Comme des Garçons and Pleats Please Issey Miyake. She also headed the introduction of a new product category led by the Apollo Moc, and as a result Native Shoes was named one of the top footwear brands to watch in 2015 by Hypebeast.

Most recently Shawna joined Kit and Ace as the International Market Director for North America and was promoted to VP of Brand in September 2016. At Kit and Ace, she managed the Global Brand Team, where she oversaw brand strategy and lead product and community storytelling.

Jul
12
12:00 pm12:00

KNOWMore Tactical Session: eCommerce 101 w/ Brian Jenkinson

The world of retail is rapidly changing. E-commerce is growing every year and shows no signs of slowing down. Digital technology has allowed consumers to easily access information on the go and Brick and mortar stores must stay on top of the eCommerce trends in order to stay ahead of the competition. This panel will dive into reasons that retailers have expanded their operation to the online space, their biggest hurdles in the development stage and how they manage the day to day challenges, now that their online sites are live.

With over 20 years in the fashion industry, Brian Jenkinson from CUT & SHOW has experience in Sales, Operations and eCommerce. In the (insert title here), Brian will talk to 3 retailers that have built and maintain their own eCommerce sites. Brian will chat with them about some of the obstacles and successes faced in the online landscape.

Adele Tetangco is a veteran of the boutique fashion industry with 12+ years of experience in sales and marketing. She was instrumental in developing new sales channels for a local independent designer and boutiques. As a consultant working with boutiques and emerging labels, Adele recognized the struggles of running an independent fashion and the need for a new platform to move inventory and improve cash flow. She is driven by a desire to provide better access to hard-to-find emerging contemporary designers for consumers who, like herself, love to shop independent boutiques.

Brendan Bennett is a creative working in the digital realm, specifically as the ecommerce and social media manager for Still Life Creative in Victoria, BC. With 15 years industry experience, he has worked extensively with local independent stores as well as globally recognized brands. Starting with Still Life in early 2016, he came on to build the ecommerce aspect of the business and has taken it from a small component to an integral aspect of the business and it's growth. In his down time he enjoys photography, art, design, cycling and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Jul
13
9:00 am09:00

FREE COFFEE FROM NIXON

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Start your show days off right with a fresh coffee courtesy of Nixon. Head to the Nixon Coffee Bar at the booth #141 9:00 - 11:00 am each show day to grab a free coffee from local brewers JJ Bean. 

Jul
13
10:00 am10:00

KNOWMore Keynote Series: Retail to Scale w/ Emily Miller Palmquist

Retail is in revolution with online increasing, bricks and mortar facing new challenges and department stores and chain businesses clamouring to reinvent or reposition. The question on everyone’s mind is what are the concepts that matter most right now and how can I work them into my business? Join Emily for a presentation on the future of retail for 2018 and beyond.

Emily Miller Palmquist is the founder of EMP Creative, Canada’s only independent trend forecasting agency. Representing top global and online publications of futures studies for the interior and fashion industries, she believes that investing in intel yields high stake rewards for individuals, brands and business alike. For nearly two decades, she has worked across North America and Europe as a Designer, Creative Director, Educator and Stylist. She holds an MA in Fashion Trend Forecasting from esteemed Institute, Polimoda in Florence Italy and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario.

Jul
14
9:00 am09:00

FREE COFFEE FROM NIXON

Start your show days off right with a fresh coffee courtesy of Nixon. Head to the Nixon Coffee Bar at the booth #141 9:00 - 11:00 am each show day to grab a free coffee from local brewers JJ Bean. 


Jan
20
9:00 am09:00

Free Coffee From Nixon

Start your show days off right with a fresh coffee courtesy of Nixon. Head to the Nixon Coffee Bar at the booth #145 9:00 - 10:30am each show day to grab a free coffee from local brewers JJ Bean.

Jan
20
9:00 am09:00

Show Hours Day 3

  • Vancouver Convention Centre

The onsite registration desk located inside Exhibit Hall A of the Vancouver Convention Centre West will be open from 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Jan
19
Jan 20

HOLY FUCK with Peregrine Falls Mesa Luna (DJ set)

  • Fortune Sound Club

Holy Fuck is a Canadian band from Toronto. They were then a part of the Young Turks label and in 2016 they signed with Innovative Leisure.

The band uses live instrumentation and miscellaneous instruments and non-instruments (including a 35 mm film synchronizer, toy keyboards and toy phaser guns) to achieve electronic-sounding effects without the use of laptops or programmed backing tracks. According to Pitchfork Media, "The band was formed with the intent of creating the equivalent of modern electronic music without actually using the techniques—looping, splicing, programming and the like—of that music.

FREE with KNOWSHOW badge

Thursday January 19th

Fortune Sound Club

Sponsored by ROARK, STANCE & Dragon.

More info here

Jan
19
12:00 pm12:00

KNOWMore Tactical Session #2 - Facebook Advertising 101

Start creating Ads that convert into sales and leads. Learn Facebook advertising fundamentals and strategy. Create campaigns and Ad sets, understand your Ad options, build custom audiences, optimize conversion pixels and track your performance. This workshop is designed to improve the overall success of your Facebook Advertising, get the most out of the money you put into advertising. 

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED- PLEASE CHECK-IN ON SITE IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND

Jan
19
9:00 am09:00

Free Coffee From Nixon

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Start your show days off right with a fresh coffee courtesy of Nixon. Head to the Nixon Coffee Bar at the booth #145 9:00 - 10:30am each show day to grab a free coffee from local brewers JJ Bean. 

Jan
19
9:00 am09:00

Show Hours Day 2

  • Vancouver Convention Centre

The onsite registration desk located inside Exhibit Hall A of the Vancouver Convention Centre West will be open from 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Jan
18
Jan 19

The Official KNOWSHOW Afterparty Feat. Ali Shaheed

  • Fortune Sound

The Official Knowshow Afterparty returns to Fortune Sound Club with very special guest Ali Shaheed Muhammad (of A Tribe Called Quest) Wednesday, January 18th with support from Sincerely Hana + DJ Marvel of The Freshest

FREE with your KNOWSHOW badge!

Wednesday, Jan.18

Fortune Sound
147 E.Pender St (Chinatown, Vacouver)

Sponsored by KING SHT Skateboard Magazine, CASIO G-SHOCK, Jason Markk, TeamCozy & Alpha Industries.

More info here

Jan
18
4:00 pm16:00

P.O.W. Fundraiser Happy Hour

Join us at 4:00pm on Wednesday January 18th for the Protect Our Winters Fundraiser Happy Hour at the JONES, YES and NOW booth (booth #442). With a $30 donation to P.O.W. you will receive a limited Edition Hydoflask insulated stainless steel pint cup and the chance to win a 2018 Jones Snowboard. With your cup in hand, you have exclusive access to the P.O.W. keg and will be supporting the movement against Climate Change.

Jan
18
9:01 am09:01

KNOWMore Keynote Series : Protect Our Winters w/ Jeremy Jones

Founded in 2007, by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones, Protect Our Winters is a nonprofit that engages and mobilizes the outdoor sports community to lead the fight against climate change. 

On Wednesday, January 18th join us in an educational conversation with Jeremy and learn how Protect Our Winters works with businesses, athletes, and the community to harness the collective power of the outdoor sports industry to take meaningful action against climate change. 

Jan
18
9:00 am09:00

Free Coffee From Nixon

Start your show days off right with a fresh coffee courtesy of Nixon. Head to the Nixon Coffee Bar at the booth #145 9:00 - 10:30am each show day to grab a free coffee from local brewers JJ Bean. 

Jan
18
9:00 am09:00

Show Hours Day 1

  • Vancouver Convention Centre

The onsite registration desk located inside Exhibit Hall A of the Vancouver Convention Centre West will be open from 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Jan
17
1:00 pm13:00

Early Badge Pickup

  • Vancouver Convention Centre

Stop by the Registration desk at the VCC West Building show Hall A to grab your badge and show bag early and skip the rush on Wednesday Morning.

Pre-registered Retailers with badge in hand, can pick up their lanyard and show guide at this time as well!

Don't forget to Register before you come.

Jul
23
1:00 pm13:00

Hiatus Music Festival

HIATUS is a boutique music and lifestyle festival that focuses on the best in experimental live music – both local and international – across a range of genres. It will feature five stages of talent, visual art installations, surprise interactive experiences, food trucks, and one entire hotel takeover right in the heart of Vancouver Canada. 

Book an extra day in Vancouver and check out this unique event! 

The folks at HIATUS have also set up a special rate for any KNOWSHOW attendees who want to check out the festival. When buying your tickets enter the PROMO CODE KnowshowHiatus for 15% off tickets to the event! 

BUY TICKETS HERE

Jul
22
Jul 23

H.E.F. KNOWSHOW Closing Party

  • Fortune Sound Club
STWO
w/ residents
Rico Uno • Flores • LeChance • Get LITT

Winniecooper.net & Friends in the Projects Space

Official KNOWSHOW Closing party (FREE with KNOWSHOW bracelet) 

STWO is a 23-year-old producer from Paris, France. Only starting to release tracks in 2013, he has grabbed the attention of millions of fans with his most recent EP ‘Beyond’ featuring “Lovin U”, and his debut EP ‘Moans’.

Signed to label Huh What & Where alongside the likes of Kaytranada, his musical style of smooth future garage bass lines, soulfully pitched vocals and 808-inspired beats places him perfectly in the majestic bass movement du jour.

Watch out for STWO as he plans to take his innovative production and exciting performance to fans all over the world.
More Info on Facebook
Jul
22
12:00 pm12:00

The Original éS Game of Skate Championship Round

KNOWSHOW, éS SkateboardingTimebomb Trading & KING SHT Skateboard Magazine present The Original eS Game of Skate. 16 of the best Canadian Skateboarders will battle through a 3 day bracket to compete for cash and the Championship title. 

Make sure to follow the the event Facebook page following accounts for skater announcements and more information!
@kingshitmag @esskateboarding @knowshow #esgameofskate #escanada & #knwshw

Jul
22
9:00 am09:00

Show Hours Day 3

The onsite registration desk located inside Exhibit Hall A of the Vancouver Convention Centre West will be open from 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Jul
21
Jul 22

20 Years of Zero

  • SBC Restaurant

20 Years of Zero Photo and Art Show Sponsored by Zero Skateboards, Dwindle Distribution and KNOWSHOW

 

Jul
21
6:30 pm18:30

Dreamboats Bike Cruise

  • Third Beach

The good folks at Dreamboats want to get you out of the convention centre and into the fresh air.  Join Dreamboats for a casual bike cruise around Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park seawall or meet up with us at the North end of 3rd beach to eat some BBQ and jump in the Pacific Ocean.  Posse out from the convention centre at 6:30pm.

Jul
21
4:30 pm16:30

The Original éS Game of Skate Round 2

KNOWSHOW, éS SkateboardingTimebomb Trading & KING SHT Skateboard Magazine present The Original eS Game of Skate. 16 of the best Canadian Skateboarders will battle through a 3 day bracket to compete for cash and the Championship title.

Make sure to follow the the event Facebook page following accounts for skater announcements and more information!
@kingshitmag @esskateboarding @knowshow #esgameofskate #escanada & #knwshw

Jul
21
9:00 am09:00

Show Hours Day 2

The onsite registration desk located inside Exhibit Hall A of the Vancouver Convention Centre West will be open from 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Jul
20
Jul 21

EPMD Strictly Business 30th Anniversary Tour

  • Fortune Sound Club

Knowshow, Blueprint live & Fortune Sound Club present…

EPMD – Strictly Business 30th Anniversary Tour
w/ guests

Sponsored by Knowshow, éS Skateboarding, LRG Clothing, Timebomb Trading

ON SALE NOW –> A limited amount of discounted tickets are available when using the promo code knowshow (NOTE: you have to enter the total amount of tickets then proceed to checkout and put in the promo code)

Years after its release, Strictly Business has continued to attract critical success. In 1994, Pop selected it a complement to Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid in Full on its list of The World’s 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements. In 1998, The Source placed Strictly Business on its 100 Best Rap Albums list and included two of its singles on its 100 Best Rap Singles list. In 1999, it was judged to be the 4th-best hip hop album of 1988 by ego trip. In 2001, Dance de Lux ranked Strictly Business as the 11th-best hip hop record of all time. In 2003, the album was placed on Blender’s 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die list and ranked number 459 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Additionally, the Rolling Stone Album Guide, which initially rated the album as three and a half stars out of five, awarded the album with a five-star rating in 2004. Retrospective reviews by Spin (1995), the Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2002), Martin C. Strong (2004), and Sputnikmusic (2006) have respectively allotted the album a nine-out-of-10 rating, a four-star rating, a five-star rating and a seven-out-of-10 rating. Strictly Business is now widely considered to be a classic release and a seminal hip hop album.

Jul
20
4:30 pm16:30

The Original éS Game of Skate Round 1

KNOWSHOW, éS SkateboardingTimebomb Trading & KING SHT Skateboard Magazine present The Original eS Game of Skate. 16 of the best Canadian Skateboarders will battle through a 3 day bracket to compete for cash and the Championship title. 

Make sure to follow the the event Facebook page following accounts for skater announcements and more information!
@kingshitmag @esskateboarding @knowshow #esgameofskate #escanada & #knwshw

Jul
20
9:00 am09:00

Show Hours Day 1

  • 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC, V6C Canada

The onsite registration desk located inside Exhibit Hall A of the Vancouver Convention Centre West will be open from 8:00AM - 6:00PM