Many of the most prominent retailers in the housewares industry have already signed up to attend the inaugural Housewares Conference & Innovation Awards.
The event, which takes place on March 27 2012 at prestigious Oxfordshire venue Heythrop Park, will combine an impressive line-up of speakers for the day’s conference element with the presentation of the new Housewares Innovation Awards.
Early response to the new event, organised by HousewaresLive.net and Housewares Magazine, has exceeded all expectations, confirming the need for an exclusively housewares-focused day of business inspiration, networking and fun.
Multiple, online and department store retailers that have already confirmed their attendance include Wilkinson, ProCook, Jarrold, Leekes, Morrisons, Lakeland, BrandAlley, John Lewis, Beales, Camp Hopson, Fenwick, Barton Grange Garden Centre, Divertimenti and The Garden Centre Group.
And the list of independent retailers that will be there is no less impressive. They include Dinghams, Trevor Mottram, Harts of Stur, Abraxas Cookshop, Livsstil, Kitchens, The Good Cook Shop, Tewkesbury Cookshop, Loose’s Cookshop, Cooking Marvellous, Plate Tableware, Fishpools, Cook To Perfection, Havens and The Kitchen Shop. Also attending will be Anne Perry, chair of the Cook@Group and director of Taunton’s The Cook’s Shop, and CHA chair Lyn Wiltshire.
To book your own place for this essential day please visit www.housewaresconference.net. Retailers and suppliers can also use the website to enter for the awards, which offer a host of categories for independent and multiple retail businesses and for housewares products. Deadline for all entries is January 9 2012.
Sponsors of the Housewares Conference & Innovation Awards are: AIS, Spring Fair International, Exclusively Housewares, Lakeland, EPE, Chomette Dornberger, Clarion Events’ Home show, Wilton, Jarden Consumer Solutions, BHETA, Salter, the International Home + Housewares Show, Kitchen Craft, Haus, CATRA, Grunwerg, Brabantia, Nespresso, Sistema and Denby. The event is also supported by Steamer Trading, Cook@Group and the Cookshop & Housewares Association.