Spring Fair's 2019 speaker line up has been finalised – Cate Trotter from Insider Trends and TV Presenter Caryn Franklin MBE will join a host of industry leaders from a broad range of retail sectors, including experts from Louis Vuitton, Green and Blacks, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Colour Hive.
Spring Fair aims to bring together the best and brightest from the retail industry, with an emphasis on explaining the trends landscape across gift, fashion and interiors for 2019 and beyond. Some of the highlights of this year's line-up are: Retail trends: unlocking innovation (Main Stage, 3rd Feb, 1-2pm), by Cate Trotter, founder and head of trends, Insider Trends; Colour & material trend forecast for Spring Summer 2020 (Main Stage, 3rd Feb, 3:15-4pm), by Sam Donnachie, executive creative director, Colour Hive, Mix Magazine; The rise of the ethical consumer and adapting to the growth of the green economy (Main Stage, 3rd Feb 1:15- 1:45pm and 7th Feb, 10-11am), by Jeremy Corner, founder, Blue Eyed Sun, and chairman, The Gift Association; and From catwalk to table: How do you translate trends to home interiors? (Main Stage, 6th Feb, 2:15-2:45pm), by Laura Spencer, head of studio design, Ashley Wilde.
In addition, the show will see presentations from fashion commentator and TV presenter Caryn Franklin MBE, author and Journalist Marc Priestly, shopping editor at Ideal Home Tamara Kelly, author and strategy consultant and former Gossard CEO Mark Pilkington, and MD of Unique Style Platform Jane Kellock.
Spring Fair runs from 3rd-7th February at the Birmingham NEC. See the full speaker line-up here.