Luis Garcia is the Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Creative of Bixbee, an innovative, imagination-inspired, designer kids’ backpack and accessory brand with a social mission at its core. In addition, Luis launched a One Here. One There. campaign, donating one schoolbag with supplies for every backpack purchased. After twenty-plus years of experience in design and product development for Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Sephora, Luis launched Bixbee in 2013. Now, Luis is embarking on a new venture with the opening of Bixbee’s first retail store and experiential pop-up in Chicago, Bixbee Imagination Station is designed to embrace the imagination and unlock creativity in kids and the kids in us.
Tech Lane! There will be technology industry exhibitors offering technology resources for your business. Ask abou tech solutions to streamline your business operations, tech marketing and advertising strategies and tech analytics to help reach and identify your clients.
Roadmap to Business Financing
Presented by Fifth Third Bank
In order for businesses to start or grow, financing is often needed. Attend this workshop and you will obtain the pathway to financial success including traditional and non traditional credit sources and how to best prepare for when your company needs capital most.
Don't Lose Focus: Storytelling in Branding
Presented by Adam Arcus, Creative Director at 1871
Learn how to communicate your story through design, multimedia, and copywriting with Adam Arcus, Creative Director at 1871. Discover the importance of how your brand reflects in your customers mind through the stories you tell in every point of contact. Take away important aspects of how to integrate into your front door marketing strategies tangible tips and tricks of the trade, such as: memory making science, multimedia storytelling made simple, and the importance of narrative in a brand.
2019 Expo Schedule:
Saturday, September 7th from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Truman College (McKeon Lobby 1145 W. Wilson Ave.)
Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Malcolm X College (1900 W. Jackson Blvd)