Source Home & Gift focuses on global sourcing advice

The UK’s only international responsible sourcing exhibition, Source Home & Gift which takes place from 3rd – 6th September at NEC Birmingham, has announced a content programme which aims to deliver advice on global sourcing highlighting new trading schemes, financial incentives and global best practice on the Responsible Sourcing Stage in Hall 18.

On Sunday 3rd September, join futurist and trend forecaster Jack Stratten, Head of Trends at Insider Trends as he kicks off the programme exploring global best practice in sustainable sourcing and technology. On Monday, The International Trade Centre (ITC), are running a session on the DCTS (Developing Countries Trading Scheme) which is removing important export duties from 65 countries. They will also give a run down on preferential trading schemes to highlight financial incentives and support available for companies who want to trade with new regions. Visitors are invited to join this 30-minute session as well as an informal drop-in session.

Cassandra Stavrou MBE, Founder of Proper Snacks, takes to the stage on Tuesday to talk about sustainability and responsible manufacturing, and also about how weaving story telling into marketing can build communities and connect with consumers.

The Responsible Sourcing Stage will also host product trend sessions and practical sessions on building relationships in new regions. The full programme will be announced soon.

Hosting over 300 global manufacturers and suppliers from 14 different countries, all exhibitors are audited before the show to ensure they are operating in a responsible way. Source Home & Gift is co-located with Autumn Fair, bringing the entire retail supply chain under one roof and creating the “must-attend” event for the UK buying community.

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