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Advice from Theo at Spring Fair @ Home

Hyve Group has announced an exciting line-up of speakers for Spring Fair @Home, which takes place virtually from February 8-10. This includes a a keynote appearance from business mogul Theo Paphitis.

Above:Journalist and broadcaster Sasha Qadri is interviewing Theo.
Above:Journalist and broadcaster Sasha Qadri is interviewing Theo.

In an exclusive interview, Theo Paphitis will discuss his experiences with the BBC’s Sasha Qadri, offering an insight into his experience, his views on the future of retail, and sharing advice for other entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Recognising one of the biggest opportunities for retailers to harness, Beth Horn, head of industry, retail & ecommerce at Facebook will share her insights into the role social media will play in the future of retail.

Trend insights will also make up a key portion of the Spring Fair @Home line-up, with appearances from Mintel, Colour Hive and Trend Bible. EMEA director of trends at Mintel, Simon Moriarty will discuss consumer behaviour trends for 2021 and beyond, outlining the effects of the pandemic on shopping habits and purchasing decisions.

Colour Hive’s creative director, Sam Donnachie, will share the latest trends in colours, materials and finishes, helping buyers to inform and refine their purchasing decisions. Meanwhile trend forecaster, Owen Wright, from Trend Bible will also share macro-trends that are influencing product development.

Above: Hyve Group's Julie Driscoll.
Above: Hyve Group’s Julie Driscoll.

Julie Driscoll, managing director of UK retail for Hyve Group said, “I am delighted to be welcoming such key names as Theo Paphitis onto the Spring Fair @Home line up. Our speakers have so much experience and knowledge to share with our audience and I know that they will bring real value to many of the businesses involved in Spring Fair @Home. It is a privilege to be able to provide such a valuable platform for learning and trading to our community and I am excited to hear how this has helped brands and retailers navigate this continually challenging time.”

Above: John Lewis' customer experience director, Peter Cross will be on one of the panel discussions at Spring Fair @Home.
Above: John Lewis’ customer experience director, Peter Cross will be on one of the panel discussions at Spring Fair @Home.

The virtual show also incudes panel sessions and practical business advice for vital areas including social media and marketing, as well as the opportunity to discover new products and brands via the Virtual Showroom. The return of the Product Showcase concept will also see brands taking buyers on showroom tours, or simply talk through their latest collections during a sector-specific time slot throughout the three-day forum.

Spring Fair @Home is open to all buyers , who can register here to get involved.


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