With an expansive offering for the July show, Home & Gift is still one of the industry's favourite shows after 59 years. For 2019, the experience has been enhanced further, with access to more than 800 exhibitors and three brand-new curated sectors. Visitors will also have the chance to hear from high-profile experts at the new ShopTalk stage.
The 2019 show will also see the launch of Match, a new initiative to connect the right suppliers with retailers through a VIP hosting programme and a range of online tools.
Show director Louise Morris said: "Home & Gift is unlike any other trade show and that's why it is loved by the industry. Not only is it the perfect time to secure orders for the most important retail season, but it is also where the industry comes together to celebrate relationships. Retailers and exhibitors can do business against the beautiful backdrop of Harrogate, making it the most majestic buying experience. In this challenging climate it's more important to us than ever before that the 2019 show is a platform for meaningful connections, shared learnings and festivity; a truly unmissable event."
This year's debut sectors are:
Design Now: A beautiful selection of design-led products to showcase innovation and creativity
Craft: Showcasing beautiful handmade products from the UK and around the world, allowing visitors to discover pieces directly from artists, makers and craftspeople.
Taste: An edit of fun and tasty giftable food and drink products, showcasing both emerging and well-known food and drink brands.
New brands for Home & Gift 2019 include Premier Decorations, Transomnia, Kikkerland, Le Toy Van, S'ip by S'well, Designed in Colour, Tyrell Katz and Caspari.
Returning favourites include Jellycat, Caroline Gardner, Wild & Wolf, Sass & Belle by RJB Stone, Gisela Graham, Joe Davies, Sophie Allport, Heathcote & Ivory and Village Candle.
At ShopTalk, visitors will hear from a lineup of inspirational industry speakers, with talks from Emma Edmondson, deputy store director at Anthropologie, Matthew Galvin, co-founder of The Galvin Brothers, Linda Burns, personal shopping manager at Selfridges, and the nationally celebrated Sophie Conran.
Home & Gift 2019 will take place from 14th-17th July, across the Harrogate Convention Centre and grounds of the Majestic Hotel.
More information about the show can be found at www.homeandgift.co.uk