Mary Liz loves to speak

Mary Liz loves to speak and she really loves to speak about retail. With over 30 years experience in the gift and home industries, Mary Liz speaks at trade shows, conventions, association meetings and sales meetings. She is is a judge at the International Home+Housewares Show held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Mary Liz is a wealth of knowledge. Her topics range from visual merchandising to sales and marketing management. She is a noted authority on the latest trends in gifts and decorative accessories. She will develop a presentation tailor-made for your group that will inspire, educate and amuse the audience.

“Mary Liz is an all-around retail industry extraordinaire, marketing expert, design and merchandising diva, passionate purveyor of all fine merchandise and inspiring retailer to our industry! She is amazing and brings so much energy and creativity to the role of retail; it is just all around inspiring. And, she does it WELL year after year! I heard her speak in Los Angeles almost a decade ago, and I remember being in awe with her retail passion and her presence. Here we are a decade later, and she still possesses the same vigor, passion, and commitment to her work.”

-Julia Garreaud, Buyer Relations Manager, NY NOW The Market for Home & Lifestyle

“Mary Liz’s creative and informative seminars are always among the best attended in Dallas. She delivers useful information in a lively manner with an engaging personality. We are lucky to be able to offer her knowledge and fun-loving spirit to our customers.”
-Lori Eddleman, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Dallas Market Center

“By the way, I did love Mary Liz’s no-nonsense and very direct sense of humor!”
-Oak Atkinson, Tumbalina

“Recently, Mary Liz has conducted popular retailer workshops for my shows that have been both fun and rewarding for the buyers and her “Penny Pinching Retailer” seminars are HUGELY successful and never fail to receive very high marks from the attendees.”
-Michael Dean, President, Western Exhibitors/US

“Being mentioned by Mary Liz Curtin during one of her speaking engagements is not only an honor, but a big boost for sales. People listen and act on her suggestions.”
-Becky Nunn, Nunn Design

-Sheila Charton, amFAR


Atlanta Gift Show
eBay, Inc.
Seattle Gift Center
Dallas Market Center
George Little Management
Greeting Card Association
Hobby Industries of America (HIA)
Minneapolis Gift Mart
Jenny Hammons Company
Net 30/Inc.
The Giftcenter and Jewelrymart
San Francisco Gift Show
Seattle Gift Show
Philadelphia Gift Show
National Stationery Show
New York Gift Show
Orlando Gift Show
California Market Center
Urban Expositions
International Home+Housewares Show