Exclusively Shows speaker line-up announced

From taking a closer look at technological changes in our kitchens, to exploring the wider issues facing the housewares market, this year’s Exclusively Shows seminar programme aims to share key trend information and data with visitors.

Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical will take place on Tuesday June 13 and Wednesday June 14 at the Business Design Centre, London.

The co-located Shows are owned and organised by Brooke House Exhibitions on behalf of BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association). The shows are free to visit for bona fide trade buyers.

All the seminars will be held on Wednesday within the shows’ new ‘Tomorrow’s Kitchen’ feature, located in The Gallery Atrium.

Visitors will be able to listen to speakers from design trend forecast consultancy Scarlet Opus, retail consultancy Insight Retail and global research firm Stylus.

Phil Pond, trend translator at Scarlet Opus, will identify three key trends for housewares and SDA (Small Domestic Appliance) suppliers and retailers to focus on for the coming seasons.

Scarlet Opus’ lead futurist Victoria Redshaw also will share some of the work that the consultancy undertakes for one of the UK’s leading housebuilders, looking at how technological advances will affect future house design, and the way people use their homes and the spaces in them – particularly the kitchen.

Steve Collinge, managing director of retail consultancy Insight Retail, will take a wider look at the retail market. His presentation, entitled ‘How the fourth industrial revolution will transform our industry’, will identify the key strands affecting the way customers will be shopping in five years’ time, and how this will affect the housewares and SDA markets for both retailers and suppliers.

‘Kitchen of the Future’, presented by Mandy Saven of Stylus, will explore how kitchens have become fluid, multitasking spaces that bend and flex to better suit splintered schedules, shifts in family dynamics and compressed urban living.

If you are interested in attending, please register your interest online at www.exclusivelyhousewares.co.uk or www.exclusivelyelectrical.co.uk.

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