Ahead of its 59th edition this July, renowned retail buying event Home & Gift has revealed its most inspiring speaker line-up to date. The show's new seminar programme, ShopTalk, will present a world-class roster of keynote speakers, masterclasses, hands-on clinics and panel discussions. Show Director, Louise Morris said: “This year we've definitely upped the inspiration factor in our ShopTalk line-up, so I'd implore all visitors to make some time to sit in on a session or two—after all, the show is as much about enhancing the retail industry through shared learnings as it is about great buying opportunities. Whether you're an independent store or a seasoned department store Buyer, everyone can learn something from our programme.”
The ShopTalk 2019 line-up includes…
Piers Linney, Sunday 14th July
With digital changing the face of retail, Entrepreneur, Secret Millionaire and former Dragon Piers Linney will share his e-commerce hacks for future proofing your business—inspiring customer loyalty and finding ways to integrate the opportunities of digital whilst holding on to your brick and mortar dream.
Sophie Conran, Tuesday 16th July
Renowned designer Sophie Conran is sure to make a splash in her session, where she will bring unparalleled insight a nd forecasts for the colours set to captivate your customers. In this discussion she will help you to develop a confident approach to colour and design, and teach you how to use it to create products and displays that help to convey your brand message.
Rosie Fortescue, Monday 15th July
Jewellery designer, socialite, and reality star Rosie Fortescue is set to give exclusive insight into running a global lifestyle brand; discussing crucial elements such as the power of collaboration, the importance of social media and influencer marketing, and how to work with the press. Don't miss her concluding ten tips to master your marketing and digital strategy.
Pearl Lowe, Monday 15th July
In an insightful Q&A with ESTILA Magazine's Karolina Barnes, Author and Interior Designer, Pearl Lowe will share her five secrets for finding your niche & and building your brand. Learn how to craft your very own creative style to secure longevity in the crowded retail market place—making your brand stand out from the crowd.
Matthew Galvin—The Galvin Brothers, Clare Yuille—Indie Retail Academy and Louise Daniel—And So To Shop, Sunday 14th July
Putting the art into artisan, this unmissable panel will share the secrets to making your creative passion a successful business. Don't miss their discussion on the rise of the designer maker in retail, and how both brands and retailers can harness the power of selling stories; telling the story of a brand to sell products and celebrating modern craftsmanship.
ShopTalk seminars are free to all attending Home & Gift. To see the full ShopTalk schedule, register and discover more about Home & Gift 2019 please visit www.homeandgift.co.uk