Did you miss out on seeing our insightful and entertaining talks this year? You can now view the seminars from The Great Northern Retail Forum 2016.
Sunday 17 July
Sun 17 July, Keynote: Win the moments that matter David Green, Retail Industry Manager, Google
Sun 17 July: Delivering outstanding customer service and the way to a customer's heart Jenny Spivey, Retail & Small Business Consultant
Sun 17 July: Everything you need to know about social media...and a little bit more! Warren Knight, Social Media Strategist and Author of Think #Digital First
Sun 17 July: Intelligent Object - Future Design trends that will influence our spaces, lifestyle and products we own Laura Perryman, Colour and Materials Designer & Insights and Trends Forecaster
Monday 18 July
Mon 18 July, Keynote: The story of the Tom Kerridge range Matt Hopkins, MD, The Great British Exchange Tom Kerridge, Professional Chef
Mon 18 July: Marketplaces - Embraces them and sell more Chris Dawson, Founder & Editor, Tamebay
Mon 18 July: Winning ways with gifts for independent retailers Lesley Watson & Dougal Philip, Co-owners of New Hopetoun Gardens
Mon 18 July: 5 secrets to social media success
Warren Knight, Social Media Strategist and Author of Think #Digital First
Mon 18 July, Exhibitor Talk: Marketplaces - Friend or Foe? Chris Dawson, Founder & Editor, Tamebay
Mon 18 July: How to use this year's social, economic and design trends to your advantage Henri Davis, Independent Retail Advisor & Chairman of The Giftware Association
Tuesday 19 July
Tues 19 July: The Prince's Trust Panel - Newly launched creatives leading the way Panel: Fiona Fawcett, Founder, Plewsy Katie Craven, Illustrator & Designer, (In collaboration with The Prince's Trust and George at Asda) Sarah Rhodes, Interior Designer - Calluna Furnishings (upcycling and upholstering)
Tues 19 July: The Giftware Association - Getting the best out of your suppliers Chairperson: Sarah Ward, Chief Executive - Giftware Association Panel: Gary Redman-Schaffer, MD - United Oddsocks Jane Means, Designer, Stylist & Blogger
Tues 19 July: 5 ways to improve your website and sell more online Yeshen Venema, Photographer, Film-maker & Web Developer (Yesh&Tash)
Tues 19 July: Blogging to the top of Google for retailers Jonny Ross, FBDO, Jonny Ross Consultancy Leeds
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.
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.
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.