PoshFest 2015 Agenda Revealed

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It’s less than a month away from PoshFest and we’re spilling the beans with this year’s agenda. As promised, our annual conference is jam-packed with the tools, tips and tricks you need to take your Poshmark obsession to the next level. Whether a newbie or a novice, there’s tons of new and exciting content for everyone.

But you can’t take advantage if you aren’t there! Hurry and register today because we’re thisclose to selling out! See you in San Francisco!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Official Pre-PoshFest Happy Hour hosted by @kathleenmensign
Les Mechantes, Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

San Francisco Design Center

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast (60 Minutes).

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Poshmark 101 Breakfast Roundtable (30 minutes). Go from 0 to 100 real quick by chatting with a few Power Poshers over breakfast. Whether you’re a newbie wanting to get up to speed on the basics or you’re a seasoned Posher wanting to get tips, get the expert insights and learn how to make the most of your time at PoshFest.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Speed Networking (60 minutes). Ready, set, meet! This is your chance to get to know all the Poshers (and potential customers!) in attendance. Get your business cards ready because this is the best way to connect and start the weekend with new (and former) PFFs.

10:00 – 10:40 a.m. Founder and CEO Manish Chandra presents “Poshmark’s Vision for the Future” (40 minutes)

10:40 – 11:20 a.m. Meet the New Forces of the Fashion Industry (40 minutes). Listen as different Poshers discuss their approach to growing their businesses on the app. Whether selling from their closet to create a revolving wardrobe, hunting consignment/resale treasures, or sourcing new inventory to sell their style, these women are changing the fashion industry – and they all have their own unique path.

11:20 – 11:40 a.m. Success Story: How She Made Half a Million Dollars on Poshmark (20 minutes). You read that right: half a million dollars. Hear directly from one of Poshmark’s top sellers on her journey, what it takes to run a lucrative business, the steps she took to get there, and how she maintains work-life balance in this intimate discussion and Q&A.

11:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Keynote (35 minutes)

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Workshops (30 minutes each, rotating)

Workshop 1: Boss Status: Business Basics You Need to KnowHear from the people who have done it: everything you need to think about when starting a business on Poshmark, including licensing and taxes, understanding your ideal profit margin, and tools and tricks to help manage your growing fashion business.

Workshop 2: Creating a Successful Social Media Strategy. In this interactive workshop, our resident marketing experts will talk about the top social channels like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat (and more!) and how to leverage each effectively. Learn what types of content works to spread the word to your network and beyond!

2:15 – 2:35 p.m. The Fundamentals of Growing Your Business (20 minutes). Tune in as Poshmark’s VP of Business Operations John McDonald gives specific tactics to significantly grow your business. He’ll talk about the importance of differentiation, turning issues into opportunities and how to adopt the mindset of a business owner in everything you do.

2:35 – 3:15 p.m. Building Your Empire Starts With Your Brand (40 minutes). Ecommerce is evolving! Customers now want to be inspired and personally connected to the people they shop from. In this panel, hear from successful Poshers whose personal style transcends into their stores and learn how visual merchandising, sharing, styling and packaging with unique style results in significant sales.

3:15 – 3:35 p.m. The New Way to Sell Retail With Poshmark (20 minutes). Poshmark’s co-founder Tracy Sun will take the stage to talk about the exciting new opportunities around selling retail on Poshmark and how you can establish yourself as a fashion powerhouse.

3:35 – 4:15 p.m. Ask Me Anything: Poshmark Founders (40 minutes). The most requested and talked about session is back once again! Poshmark’s founders will take the hot seat to answer your burning questions.

4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks (5 minutes)

8:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Ultimate #PoshParty. It’s the biggest Posh Party of the year! You’ll be greeted by red carpet interviews (broadcast live on Periscope!) and enjoy dancing, a DJ, cocktails and an epic photobooth, of course.

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Parc 55 Hotel

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Networking Brunch (90 minutes). Were you inspired by a panelist you heard from on Day 1? Want to mix and mingle with Team Posh? Just want to have a mimosa and hang with your PFFs? We got you, girl! Deepen your connections even further at this fun brunch to kick off Day 2. There will be games, delicious food, tons of networking opportunities and more!  

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Break-out Mentor Sessions (30 minutes each, rotating)

Session A: How to Navigate the Fashion IndustryYou’ve turned the corner and operating a fashion business from your phone. Welcome to the fashion industry! This workshop will give you a crash course on the retail landscape, teaching you the ins and outs of sourcing inventory, buying wholesale and navigating tradeshows. Who are the important players? What are the must attend shows? How do you get access? We’ll cover all of it.

Session B: How to Harness The Power of Meet-Ups and MentoringSure, shopping and selling is great, but what would Poshmark be without the amazing personal connections made between Poshers? In this session, participants will learn about the potential business impact of hosting a meet-up, how to throw a successful one in your town, and how to utilize all the new features such as Meet the Posher and the Greeter Program to help new Poshers get started and introduce them to your closet!

Session C: Crash Course: Poshmark’s Latest (and Greatest) FeaturesDid you know that over 15 features have been launched in the last year alone? Love Notes, Meet the Posher and Make an Offer, oh my! This interactive session will walk you through all the new features and show you how to take advantage of them all.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Last minute mingling and goodbyes with your PFFs (60 minutes)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Formal Goodbye from Manish (30 minutes)

Don’t forget to secure your space!

Agenda is subject to change.

PoshFest 2014 Speakers Announced

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The biggest Posh weekend – PoshFest 2014 – is two weeks away (insert dancing emoji here) and we are beyond excited to see all of our Poshers in San Francisco! In an effort to inspire, empower and give you tools to up your Poshmark game, we’ve come up with quite the rockstar line-up of speakers. They can’t wait to share their insight, stories and tips & tricks with all of you, and we are truly honored to have them all.

PoshFest Day 1 – Panels

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Doors open, registration and breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.  |  Welcome Remarks

9:05 – 9:35 a.m.  |  Style Q&A: Fashion Pros Help Elevate Your Look: From implementing trends to knowing what’s next, get the scoop firsthand from a panel of pros.

9:35 – 10:20 a.m.  |  You’ve Sold Everything in Your Closet, Now What? It’s Time to Level Up: Learn how to turn your passion for Poshing into a business with tactical strategies that cover everything from inventory sourcing to customer service.

10:50 – 11:35 a.m.  |  Success Stories: How I Went From a Closet Cleanout to Six Figures: Get insight from two Power Poshers who have turned their hobby into an income-generating business.

  • Moderator: Tracy Sun (@tracy), Co-Founder and VP of Merchandising, Poshmark
  • Suzanne Canon (@scanon)
  • Evelyn Jimenez (@ocposh30)

11:35 – 11:50 a.m.  |  State of the Posh Union with Poshmark Founder and CEO Manish Chandra

11:50 – 12:35 p.m.  |  Merchandising Magic That Will Double Your Sales: Top sellers will share tips and insight from pricing and top brands, to seasonal stocking and niche markets.

12:35 – 1:35 p.m.  |  Lunch

1:35 – 2:20 p.m.  |  With a Smile: Team Posh Shares its Customer Service Secrets: Our most-requested panel will cover how to deal with sticky situations, Posh Etiquette and more.

  • Moderator: Ashlee Gomes (@ashleedawn), Community, Poshmark
  • LyAnn Chhay (@lyann), Community, Poshmark
  • John McDonald, VP of Marketplace Operations, Poshmark
  • Michelle Lee (@gordomom)
  • Brenda Schuler (@bschuler)

2:20 – 2:30 p.m.  |  Love Thy Selfie: The Secret to Empowering Yourself and Advancing Your Career: Tap into your inner confidence to put your best foot forward in your personal, professional and Posh life.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  |  Keynote featuring Tina Sharkey

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Talk Nerdy to Me: Trends, Data and Product Chat: Curious about how people shop? We’re sharing top brands, peak times and more to optimize your selling strategies.

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.  |  Posh Smarter: How to Find the Best Deals First (and Brag About Them): Learn to get the best deals on the best items through negotiation, searching strategies and utilizing the new PoshMatch features.

4:45 – 4:50 p.m.  |  Closing Remarks

8:00 – 11 p.m.  |  LIVE Posh Party: Get ready to dance with your PFFs!

PoshFest Day 2 – Workshops & Break-Outs

How to Grow Your Audience

Ask Us Anything: Interactive Q&A and Feedback Session with Poshmark’s Founders

  • Moderator: Joanna Riedl (@jojoloves), Public Relations, Poshmark
  • Manish Chandra, Founder and CEO
  • Tracy Sun (@tracy), Co-founder and VP of Merchandising
  • Gautam Golwala, Co-founder and CTO
  • Chetan Pungaliya, Co-founder and VP of Engineering

Let’s Get Physical: Tips to Throw the Ultimate Posh Event in Your Town

If the Price/Size is Right – Getting Your Items Seen and Sold Within Minutes

Lights, Camera, Posh! How to Create Award-Winning Covershots

  • Gloria Tuong (@g_l0), Community, Poshmark
  • Margareth Hing (@glammarg), Community, Poshmark

Agenda is subject to change