Gisela Graham
Giving & Living
by Molly&Izzie Ltd
Blue Eyed Sun

Show News: Industry news from Gift Focus magazine

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Blue Eyed Sun scoops five awards at Gift of the Year

Blue Eyed Sun scoops five awards at Gift of the Year

Blue Eyed Sun has won five categories at the Gift of the Year Awards 2021, including the inaugural People's Choice Award voted for by the public.Shortlisted six times at this year's Gift of the Year Awards, the eco-friendly giftware distributors of Bioloco products and BambooCup by chic.mic was thrilled to be selected as Finalists in four categories (Ethical, Contemporary, Own Label and Kitchen & Dining) with four separate new products. The company went on to win the top prize in each.... read more

Posted: 22 February 2021

Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show and Interior Lifestyle India rescheduled to March 2022

Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show and Interior Lifestyle India rescheduled to March 2022

Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd and Gifts & Accessories, the Exhibition Division of Netlink Solutions (India) Ltd, together announced new dates for their leading consumer goods exhibitions due to inaccessibility of venues in March 2021. The new dates will unite key segments during the buying season of 2022 and create more favourable conditions for trade.In line with the recent announcement and discussion with venue authorities, the organisers have decided to reschedule Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show and Interior Lifestyle India, presented by Ambiente India, to 3-5 March, 2022.... read more

Posted: 19 February 2021

London Stationery Show moves to October 2021

London Stationery Show moves to October 2021

With the UK's vaccination programme well underway, and the Government due to announce a roadmap for easing restrictions next week, exhibitions are expected to resume over the summer. "We understand that it will take some time for retail to recover from the recent lockdown" commented event director, Alex Butler. "We believe that the October dates will allow for a successful show for visitors and exhibitors alike. We're very grateful for the support of the industry and are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Business Design Centre in October when we can finally meet and do business once again."... read more

Posted: 18 February 2021

BHETA postpones Exclusively Show to August

BHETA postpones Exclusively Show to August

In view of the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BHETA board has re-scheduled the Exclusively Show 2021 to 24-25 August, 2021.Will Jones, chief operating officer of BHETA and chair of Exclusively said, "The health and well-being of all Exclusively attendees is of paramount importance. We consulted with our exhibitors and visitors and there is a genuine desire for the show to go ahead, but at the right time and in the right place. and there was strong support for a move to August."The Business Design Centre has an existing very well organised set of health and wellbeing protocols and we will confirm them to all stakeholders in the lead up to the Exclusively Show."... read more

Posted: 17 February 2021

Go La La wins Judge’s Vote 2021 Gift of the Year awards

Go La La wins Judge’s Vote 2021 Gift of the Year awards

Humour brand Go La La has won the coveted Judge's Vote at the 2021 Gift of the Year awards with its Filthy Gorgeous soap range.The fun soaps also won the Novelty category, which was revealed in a pre-recorded ceremony alongside other finalists.A total of 70 judges scrutinised over 700 entries across 22 categories and selected 92 finalists from which Go La La was chosen as the overall winner.The Filthy Gorgeous soap range was created as a fun B2C project during the first lockdown and quickly went on to become a hit with the company's trade customers.... read more

Posted: 15 February 2021

Top Drawer releases on SS21 content on demand

Top Drawer releases on SS21 content on demand

Top Drawer, the first buying event of the season, hosted an agenda of live product launches and expert seminar sessions and has now made the content available for the industry until 21st February, 2021. Liberty's Home Buying Manager, Bryony Sheridan, has praised the show's virtual offering, stating: "In these unusual times, creating ways for buyers and brands to connect has never been more important, the team behind Top Drawer On Demand has done a marvellous job at creating such a community for the retail industry."... read more

Posted: 8 February 2021

Gift of the Year Award Ceremony announced

Gift of the Year Award Ceremony announced

When all eyes would usually be on the Main Stage after the first day of trading of Spring Fair, the Sunday night atmosphere will be recreated with all eyes on laptops with four special online ceremonies featuring all our categories winners and highly commended companies over the course of our headline sponsors Spring Fair @ Home event. The Giftware Association embarked on a digital journey at the beginning of the year to celebrate the finalists in Top Secret awards ceremonies for each of the 22 categories.... read more

Posted: 5 February 2021

Harrogate Christmas & Gift moves to early May

Harrogate Christmas & Gift moves to early May

Harrogate Christmas & Gift has moved dates from Sunday 9th May to Tuesday 11th May 2021 at the Harrogate Convention Centre.Simon Anslow, Harrogate Christmas & Gift show organiser says, "After the first lockdown in spring 2020, our January show seemed a long way off and believing that the COVID situation would be under control by then, we carried on with plans as usual. By the autumn, it became blaringly apparent that this was becoming less likely and with the Prime Minister stating that it could be a further six months before exhibitions could re-open, we started to look at Plan B."... read more

Posted: 27 January 2021

Furniture Show Birmingham postponed to 2022

Furniture Show Birmingham postponed to 2022

In-line with ongoing restrictions implemented by the UK government, Clarion Events, the organiser of Furniture Show Birmingham, has announced that the April event will be rescheduled to 23-26 January, 2022. Portfolio director Zoë Bonser said, "While this has of course been a difficult decision, the safety and success of our exhibitors, visitors and suppliers remains our number one priority. The uncertainty surrounding live events that comes with the current national lockdown, combined with the expected timeline of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, means that postponing the show to its traditional January slot in 2022 is the best decision at this stage."... read more

Posted: 25 January 2021

Gibsons opens bookings for virtual trade show

Gibsons opens bookings for virtual trade show

Bookings for the Gibsons Virtual Trade Showcase are now open. Due to the cancellation of many trade shows this year, the Gibsons team is hosting its own virtual event next month. The virtual show will take the form of an online conference and will give buyers the opportunity to partake in a private showcase of Gibsons' new product releases, have one-to-one meetings with the Gibsons team and confirm listings for the year. They will also gain exclusive access to the 'Virtual Hub', the online portal that features brand updates, new product collections and video content. The event is from Monday 1st to Friday 5th February 2021.... read more

Posted: 20 January 2021

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