Home & Gift Virtual schedule revealed

Harrogate Home & Gift Website

Clarion, the organisers of Home & Gift have announced the launch of Home & Gift Virtual 2020, a three-day digital event committed to helping retail businesses thrive during challenging times

Taking place 20-22 July, visitors will have access to digital product launches across the realms of gift, greetings and stationery, fashion, home and interiors, and food and drink – as well as a schedule of talks that combine practical advice from experts with inspirational insight from brands who are weathering the challenging landscape.

Home & Gift Show Director, Kelly Grant, says: ‘There’s no doubt that 2020 will go down as one of the most challenging years to face our industry, but the resilience and connectedness of our community, even in times of hardship, has been nothing short of inspiring. In recent weeks we have seen retail reopening and customers returning; there is light at the end of the tunnel and by continuing to work together and support one another, we will make it through.

‘As the new retail landscape continues to evolve, and all of us adapt with it, Home & Gift Virtual will provide you with everything you need to navigate these times—from exclusive product launches and the ability to schedule 1:1 meetings, to expert advice and inspiration.’

The roster of virtual product launches includes:

  • Apples to Pears
  • Art Wow
  • Belly Button Designs
  • Bomb Cosmetics
  • Caroline Gardner
  • CHALK
  • Coulson Macleod
  • Cycle of Good
  • Emily Smith
  • Forma House
  • Gin Etc.
  • Hill Interiors
  • KMI Brands
  • Miss Milly
  • Noble Isle
  • Plewsy
  • Portmeirion Group
  • Powder Design
  • Repeat Repeat
  • Roger la Borde
  • Sue Pryke
  • Suzie Blue
  • Swole Panda
  • Talking Tables
  • The Somerset Toiletry Company
  • Toasted Crumpet
  • Tweedmill
  • Wild and Wolf

Sessions from industry experts covering trends, social media, marketing and consumer behaviour include:

  • Amanda Perry, E-com Growth Hub and Soup Agency
  • Catherine Erdly, Future Retail
  • Fran Sheldon, Trends Forecaster and Sustainability Expert
  • Jack Norman, Selfridges
  • Jess Clarkson, Marks & Spencer
  • Kat Maclennan, Visual Merchandising Expert
  • Kate Hardcastle MBE, Insight with Passion

  • Katy Hill, Award Winning Broadcaster, Coach & Speaker
  • Laura Payne Stanley, Elevate Labs
  • Louise Daniel, & So To Shop
  • Menekse Stewart, Marketing with Menekse
  • Rachel Perry, Business Coach
  • Rebecca Honeywell-Ward, Honeywell Bakes
  • Rosie Davies-Smith, PR Dispatch
  • Toyin Laketu, Onwards & Up

Advancements to the Home & Gift website will make it easier than ever before for buyers to search and favourite products and schedule virtual 1:1 meetings with exhibitors. Registration for Home & Gift Virtual is now open, more information can be found at homeandgift.co.uk/home-and-gift-virtual-2020