Leading UK sourcing show, Source Home & Gift, has revealed its content lineup for the next edition of the show. Taking place from 4th -7th February 2024 at the NEC Birmingham, visitors can hear from internationally renowned industry professionals and experts as they discuss the latest trends and topics in responsible and sustainable manufacturing.

Suzanne Ellingham, Director of Sourcing, Source Home & Gift says, “This season our content program has been created to inspire and educate visitors with many new speakers taking to the stage to discuss topics such as responsible sourcing, the power of retail transparency, and how to source in new regions. Our business leaders and industry experts will share their journeys and successes through the daily sessions.”

Opening the stage on Sunday at 11 am, join Kate Shepherd and Matt Parry, Co-Founders of The Future Collective for ‘Future global retail trends’. This Global Retail Trend Briefing provides an insightful deep dive into the evolution of some of the most influential themes and transitions in retail strategy and design, taking a tour of the world’s most innovative brands and shining a light on benchmarks from a wide range of sectors, and the best strategies within sustainability and regenerative design.

Running intelligence sessions and sharing insightful tips, tricks, and considerations for ethically sourcing materials, Retail 100 starts their 3-day run with ‘How to source in new regions, a beginner’s guide’. From 12 pm – 12.45 pm each day, Anna Berry, Neil Amer, Sara Allbright and Elaine Hooper from Retail 100 discuss and share their knowledge on a range of sessions covering the ‘own label’ product development, ethical sourcing, and supporting talent in the sourcing and buyer community.

For those wanting to learn more about Second-Hand products, Joanna Spolton, Co-Founder and Director, of Rumage will discuss ‘Second hand as first choice – using marketplaces to extend the lifespan home and giftware.’  Using marketplaces to swap and sell products is slowly becoming more normalized across all industries, extending lifespans and reducing waste. Joanna will focus her discussion on how marketplaces and home and gift brands can work together to ensure consumers and brands are effectively working towards a more circular economy.

On Monday 5th February Jack Stratten, Head of Trends at Insider Trends will present ‘Sourcing and storytelling: The selling power of retail transparency.’ As shoppers become increasingly conscious of brand transparency, many retailers are discovering the power of supply chain storytelling. His presentation will examine the consumer trends driving the growth of supply chain storytelling with leading examples from across the world and will offer tips, tools, and insights for visitors to take away and improve storytelling within their business.

The schedule on Monday continues with an engaging session from SATCol on waste reduction and upcycling materials. In this session, SATCol will bring a retail partner who is successfully on their journey to reducing the environmental impact of textiles and the lessons that can be learned across industries. Visitors can join the session to hear how they can effectively remove barriers to circularity and contribute to extending the useful life of home and giftware products.

For the full schedule please visit https://www.source-homeandgift.com/seminars

Source Home & Gift will connect manufacturers and artisans who pride themselves on responsible manufacturing, craftsmanship, and sustainable production, with key retailers, brands, and contractors who care about how great products are made across eight sectors including Homewares, Toys, Packaging, Stationery & Greetings, Gifts, Furniture, Textiles, and Technology & Services.

Source Home & Gift takes place on the 4th – 7th February 2024 at NEC Birmingham. Visit www.source-homeandgift.com for more information.


 Source: www.goodresults.co.uk

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