Reviews: Seminars and demonstrations

The special presentation ‘Let’s wrap!’ with Arona Khan is a real asset to Paperworld. It is an absolute crowd-puller for visitors, offering plenty of added value. Arona Khan captivated audiences both with her charming and humorous manner as well as her illustrative and well-conceived wrapping presentations. It is always amazing to watch as she turns the products into refined wrapped gifts. I am very pleased that she will be returning to Paperworld and I am already looking forward to seeing her present her new ideas.Michael Reichhold, Director Paperworld, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH (Germany)

Arona gave demonstrations which were a massive hit at our Crafts for Christmas Shows at the SECC in Glasgow and the NEC Birmingham which in total saw nearly 60,000 visitors. From the moment we opened, crowds were on her stand and at some points were more than 10 deep trying to get a glimpse of the wonders she created. We would like to say a massive thank you to Arona. Simon Burns, Head of Marketing, ICHF Events

Through her presentations at the National Stationery Show, Arona Khan has instructed and inspired our attendees with creative new ways to gift wrap. Those who have attended her sessions at the NSS bring their newfound talents to their stores in order to delight and amaze their customers! Kelly P. Bristol, Show Director, National Stationery Show, New York

We were absolutely thrilled with the success of The Chocolatiers Conference for which you played a very big part. Thank you so much for your excellent and professional presentation. The feedback from the delegates has been overwhelming in praise.Chris Donovan, Organiser,The Chocolatiers Conference

The icing on the cake was a series of colourful gift-wrapping demonstrations, sponsored by Penny Kennedy and given by the charismatic international gift-wrap guru, Arona Khan.  The audience was bowled over with the lively sessions, as Carol Amirghiasvand, buyer for The Coach House Antiques & Interiors, said: “Arona Khan’s ideas on gift-wrapping are truly inspiring. Her ideas are so beneficial to a business. I know that if we could achieve a gift-wrapping service like this, it would sell product for us. It’s wonderful for retailers to be able to sit and absorb this subject at the fair”.Review by the Giftware Association UK

“People regularly stand against walls, sit on the edge of their seats and crane their necks in unusual positions when attending a seminar conducted by gift wrap guru Arona Khan. The seminar’s attendants maneuver into these and other extreme positions in order to get the best possible view of The Expert at work…She is regarded as a leading authority on gift wrapping techniques…”  Giftware News USA

“I just wanted to thank you for your excellent seminar at Harrogate, Arona.  As you saw you were one of the best attended sessions and were thoroughly enjoyed.  I know that several visitors had travelled specifically for that session.  I hope to work with you again.”
John Farrand, Harrogate Speciality & Fine Food Fair

Visitor feedback:

Arona always inspires us and we carry out her ideas every season.  We then look forward to seeing her the following year for more fantastic ideas.Wendy and Tricia, Fawley Vineyard

We saw that a lot of people attended your show, which was again fantastic.
Ralph, Germany

Excellent advice – now I know what to do with slow moving products! Lucia, UK

An excellent demonstration. I enjoyed every minute.Corinne, UK

Wrapping without tape was genius!Aedamar, Ireland

Brilliant, not long enough! Karen, Hallmark Gold Crown UK

What fantastic ideas!Emily, Hallmark Gold Crown UK

Arona is very talented and so fun to listen to. You can tell she loves what she does Mary, USA

Great tips made to look so easy. I will now try to wrap in a much more exciting way.

A very good seminar with a marvellous woman! Thank you!Marta, Poland

Wonderful! Great tips and instructions Bjorg, Norway

Very great job!  You inspire me.Loredana, Romania

Very useful tips I will implement them for display in the showroom Stephanie, The Netherlands

Thank you for your creativity!Mercedes

A fabulous seminar with much needed information! I am looking forward to attending one of your courses.Kerry, USA

Nice simple techniques.Very helpful with my presentation of gifts. Beautifully explained. Thank youJane, Czech Republic

Wonderful, that’s art! ThanksDavid, Spain

Didn’t know you could get so much out of so little!Leighton, US 

Hope they have you back.  Best gift wrap seminar I’ve ever attended.Lola Quinlan, USA

Excellent advice – now I know what to do with slow moving products!Lucia, Scotland

Very inspiring – would like to see more!Sheila, Flower Show, UK

Very useful tips. I will implement them for display in the showroom.Stephanie, The Netherlands

Fantastic – very informative and entertaining!Karen, Australia

Excellent demonstration – well done! Brilliant marketing management.Raymond, Ireland

Wonderful seminar – very helpful affordable ideas for any size store.  Liked your use of color and design.Nancy, USA

Arona was very creative and had such great ideas.Jean, Arlington Convention Visitors Bureau, USA

We did enjoy the seminar so much. Your tips were truly exciting.Sandy, USA

I’ve been wrapping for years and still learned many new ideas!Edie, USA

I liked the fun ways of gift wrapping. New ideas to attract customers and maximise use of offcuts.M S, Nigeria