16-19 July 2017
HARROGATE

Timetable

Take a look at The Great Northern Retail Forum 2016 timetable below.

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12.00
  1. 40 min

    Dive into the changing world of digital with Google, with an overview of how the UKs Home and Gifting market is changing online and how businesses agility and not size can allow you to win the moments that matter for your consumers. 

12.50
  1. 40 min
    Colour, Material and Trend Expert Laura Perryman will discuss key influences in design, sustainability, and lifestyle; and explains how they will impact future shapes, colours and tactile qualities of ...
13.40
  1. 40 min
    Living in an age of multi channel retailing where turning to the Internet can often be the easier and quicker option, what does attract a customer in to your business?  First class personal service ha ...
16.30
  1. 60 min
    In this engaging and informative presentation, Social Media and Digital Marketing evangelist, Warren Knight will share with you the importance of THINKING #DIGITAL FIRST when growing your business onl ...
11.00
  1. 40 min
    Find out how independent and online retailers can grow their sales through Amazon and eBay in this session.
11.50
  1. 40 min
    Gifts are a key support for your whole business. In this talk, Lesley & Dougal will champion maintaining strongly themed and seasonal displays of gifts and teach you how to recognise and protect your ...
12.40
  1. 40 min
    In this thought provoking seminar by the UK's top Social Media Strategist; Warren Knight will share with you, his 5 Secrets to Social Media Success. Helping you understand “What” You Want from using s ...
13.30
  1. 50 min

    Matt Hopkins talks to Tom Kerridge, telling the story of their new British made range of cookware products.

14.30
  1. 40 min
    What a year it has been so far, with the arrival of the living wage, workplace pensions becoming real for even the smallest employers, the recent decision on Europe and influence of the Olympics to na ...
15.20
  1. 40 min
    Should you or your retailers be selling on marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Are they your enemy or can you embrace them?  All will be revealed during this session.
11.00
  1. 40 min
    This session will examine the fundamentals of social media and how to think like a search engine when blogging. Jonny will give an overview of how to grow your community and social media content throu ...
11.50
  1. 40 min
    Hear from three inspiring young creatives who have realised their dreams and successfully launched their own businesses with the support of the Enterprise Programme at the Prince’s Trust.   Listen to ...
12.40
  1. 40 min
    Photographer and web consultant Yeshen Venema (of Yesh&Tash) will give examples of 5 simple things you can do to improve your e-commerce site and product photography to help you sell more and add conf ...
13.30
  1. 40 min
    During this keynote session, Katherine will provide an overview of the ways in which John Lewis effectively uses merchandising and display to inspire the customer, looking at the evolution of this in ...
14.30
  1. 40 min
    Find out the best ways to forge better relationships with suppliers by asking questions and making requests in order to create a collaborative working environment. Five top questions will be covered w ...
Testimonials

  • Selfridges has visited Home & Gift for over 4 years. We visit to hunt for exciting new Christmas gifts, stationery, greetings cards and wrapping, along with catching up with our current suppliers and talking through their new ranges. The new trend driven areas that showcase new brands are my favourite parts of the show.
    Eleanor Gregory
    Assistant Buyer – Home Accessories, Stationery & Christmas, Selfridges
  • It’s so important for us to be showcasing great British manufacturing here at the Home & Gift show. The footfall here is massive and it’s an opportunity for people to see the products, hear the story and for us to be able to show first-hand the quality of British manufacturing we have embraced here with the homeware and cooking range.
    Tom Kerridge
    Professional Chef, The Great British Exchange
  • We love the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at Harrogate. It’s a must for buyers and a showcase for Yorkshire hospitality. We always enjoy the whole show experience, seeing new faces and meeting with some of our regular suppliers in person.
    Chris Fox & Julia Keeling
    Wishes of Cudworth, near Barnsley