Book now or miss out!

Retailers from John Lewis, Selfridges and Cargo to independent cookshops, hardware stores, wholesalers and garden centre buyers will hear the industry’s leading lights make their predictions and share their knowledge and advice at the first ever Housewares Conference – are you?

Book now or miss out!

With less than two weeks to go before the inaugural Housewares Conference there’s still time to make sure you are there…but only just!

With a finalised speaker line up that includes celebrity interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, John Lewis buying director Maureen Dunn and Kathy Tierney, the ceo of the US’s fastest growing housewares chain Sur La Table, the event is unmissable for anyone involved in the housewares sector.

The speakers and their topics are:

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: “Housewares – why it’s all gone back to the future”

Maureen Dunn, Buying Director, Home, John Lewis Partnership: “Homewares from the retailer’s point of view”

Kathy Tierney, CEO US chain Sur La Table: “The brand-focused organisation: creating and delivering the customer experience”

Ben Phillips, MD, Steamer Trading Cookshop: “Full steam ahead: making your mark in a changing retail landscape”

Pepita Diamand, Retail Director and Co-founder, Wrapit: “All wrapped up: courting the modern bride”

Neil Gow, Director GIMA: “Garden Centres: Next big threat or next big opportunity?”

Erol Sukan, business group director, GfK Retail and Technology: “What’s hot in the kitchen?”

And, for those of you with burning questions who think you might be too shy on the day, you can submit your questions ahead of time and we’ll ask them for you. Just email us at or call Will Parsons on 020 8651 7100.

All the information you need is on the website (just click on ‘Conference’ at the top of this page). And if you haven’t get guaranteed your place and would like to attend, get in touch asap as places are now very limited!

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