More industry support for conference

The Housewares Conference is delighted to announce that Lifestyle Group, incorporating Lifestyle Products, Poole Pottery and Royal Stafford is the latest company to confirm their support to this brand new industry event by becoming a sponsor.

More industry support for conference

They join Amefa, BHETA and the Cookshop & Housewares Association (CHA) as the latest organisation to get behind the sector’s first all-industry conference.

Housewares high flyers will be taking to the stage at Housewares Magazine’s inaugural Housewares Conference, organised in conjunction with – with more speakers to be confirmed shortly.

We are delighted that Maureen Dunn, buying director home of award-winning department store group John Lewis and Ben Phillips, md of award-winning chain Steamer Trading Cookshop, are both confirmed speakers.

And, bringing a US take on housewares retailing, Kathy Tierney, ceo of US specialist cookshop chain Sur La Table, will be taking to the stage.

Specialist retailer Pepita Diamand, retail director and founder of the UK’s largest dedicated gift list business Wrapit, will also lead one of the business sessions, which are designed for both retailers and suppliers alike.

Other sessions will include a short introduction from market analysts GfK about how the sector is performing and predictions for the future. And Housewares Magazine’s very own columnist Gary Gordon, who is director and co-founder of the Kitchen Kapers chain, will compere the event.

The Housewares Conference will be held on April 1 at the Millennium Mayfair Hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square. Delegate places are available now. For more information visit, or email

Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. To find out more call Laurie Marrington on 020 8651 7146.

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