Gift Focus inc Attire Accessories - January/February 2023

38 07 FEB 2023 08 FEB 2023 11:00 12:00 Trend Update: Celebration and Gifting Trends for 2024 Inspiring Retail Stage Against a backdrop of global unrest and financial crisis, celebration offers the respite so desperately needed. An escapist desire dominates but is coupled with a search or authenticity. This drives a fresh and honest take on who we are, what we want to celebrate and how. Attend this must-see trend presentation with TrendBible as they provide vital insight into the key trends impacting consumers and the opportunities which will elevate your celebration, occasion and gift ranges to new levels. KATE USHER Kate Usher, Senior Trend Consultant - Trend Bible 12:10 13:10 Zero to Podcaster in 30 Days Inspiring Retail Stage Starting your own podcast is SO easy, you can do it right now from your phone, and in an era of monumental boredom, the podcast has become a welcome break for those suffering from excessive screen time. In the UK, 41% of adults have listened to a podcast within the last month and yet it is one of the few marketing arenas that is not yet anywhere near saturated. Join podcaster and marketer Alex Ryan as he demonstrated how to launch your own podcast quickly, simply and affordably. • Why a podcast is the perfect thing to add to your marketing strategy • How to design, plan and prepare your podcast • How to record, publish and market your podcast ALEX RYAN Alex Ryan, Marketing Mentor & Owner, Marketing 101 Agency | National Committee Member, Giftware Association | Board Director, Gaydio| Lecturer @ BIMM (British & Irish Modern Music institute) - The Giftware Association 13:20 14:20 The Department for International Trade: Made in the UK, Sold to the World Inspiring Retail Stage Hear about DIT’s campaign, championing the UK’s priority sectors through an innovative, localised marketing campaign that will promote the best of British goods and services in our towns and cities and the support that DIT can offer to access overseas markets. THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE 14:30 15:30 In Conversation with Theo Paphitis Inspiring Retail Stage Join retail entrepreneur and TV dragon, Theo Paphitis, as he is interviewed by The Sun’s Business Editor, Ashley Armstrong. ASHLEY ARMSTRONG Ashley Armstrong, Business Editor - The Sun THEO PAPHITIS Theo Paphitis, Retail Entrepreneur and TV Dragon, Chairman and Owner - Ryman, Robert Dyas, Boux Avenue and London Graphic Centre 15:45 16:45 New Packaging Legislation and How it Impacts the Retail Sector: How to Embrace the New Wide Ranging Packing Requirements Challenges Inspiring Retail Stage Join this panel lead by Helena Mansell- Stopher, CEO at Products of Change and delve deep into the repercussions in the sector, takeaways, and opportunities. HELENA MANSELL-STOPHER Helena Mansell-Stopher, CEO - Products of Change MIKE SWAIN Mike Swain, Ambassador of Packaging - Products of Change 16:50 17:40 A Disruptive New Model for Corporate Sustainability and ESG Inspiring Retail Stage This session brings to life how businesses can centre sustainable behaviours in their organisation and supply chains, with a focus on implementing responsible practices. GEORGIA ELLIOTT-SMITH Georgia Elliott-Smith, Managing Director - Element Four| Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)| IEMA Member| Former UNESCO Special Envoy 10:50 11:50 Growing The Next Generation of High Street Retailers - How Savvy Brands Are Making the Most of Hybrid Shopping Inspiring Retail Stage The High Street is being reinvented by a new generation of tech savvy entrepreneurs, who see the value of bricks and mortar alongside websites and online sales. Traditional values such as face-to-face interaction with customers is building new bonds, which are strengthen online buyer and seller relationships. But how are these entrepreneurs juggling both avenues of sale? With high street commercial contracts usually years long, and rates and rent way above the average business-owners scope, it seems unlikely they can continue to take advantage of our town centre units. The answer is they are using pop up to its fullest extent, and business education to make their business goals a reality. CHARLEY CROCKER Charley Crocker, Founder and Lead Agent - The Pop Up Shop Agents LAURA BENNETT Laura Bennett, Head of Digital Strategies - The Pop Up Shop Agents YAA ADDO Yaa Addo, Founder & Owner - The Copper Fruit JOANNA HUDSON Joanna Hudson, Owner - Primrose & Pea 12:00 13:00 Child Mindset Marketing: Are you Kidding? Inspiring Retail Stage Marketing and Promotional Lessons from Children Following on from the previously popular Magic Marketing and Mindsets series, this is an engaging session all about the very best child-like traits, attitudes, and approaches that we should be encouraging in ourselves, and our colleagues. STEVE MANSER Steve Manser, Head of Marketing - DCUK