Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival postponed
The Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival has been postponed until next year, it has been announced.
The 2020 edition of Home & Gift will now take place in Harrogate on July, 18-21, 2021, due to the continuing Covid-19 crisis.
Show director Kelly Grant said: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of Home & Gift for the first time in its 60-year history.
“Our absolute priority is to safeguard the health and welfare of all those and this postponement is a necessity, given both the material and ongoing disruption caused by the current pandemic and the latest public health and government directions.”
The 2021 edition, will now celebrate the 60th anniversary of Home & Gift and will be a special opportunity for the community to come together.
The show will combine all the features planned for this year, including the 60th anniversary party, plus the 2021 edition’s enhanced ShopTalk speaker programme, new sectors and more key brands and buyers.
To keep the industry connected over the coming months, Home & Gift will continue to provide the giftware community with virtual product launches, regular blog updates that include brand stories and expert advice.
Kelly added: “We would like to thank you for your understanding of this difficult decision in unprecedented times and for your support through these unique and unquestionably challenging circumstances. It is your passion and goodwill that has shaped our event over the years, and will continue to do so.”