Show director Kelly Grant confirmed yesterday evening that 60th anniversary edition of the loved show will now run between 18-21 July 2021
‘As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival will now be postponed to 2021,’ says Kelly Grant.
‘The 2020 edition of Home & Gift will now take place on the 18-21 July, 2021. Like many of you, all of us are devastated by the requirement to postpone Home & Gift for the first time in its 60-year history. Our absolute priority is to safeguard the health and welfare of all those involved in our events and, therefore, we acknowledge that 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 in better times. The show will combine all the exciting features planned for this year, including the highly anticipated 60th anniversary party, plus the 2021 edition’s enhanced ShopTalk speaker programme, new sectors and even more key brands and buyers.
‘To keep the industry connected over the coming months, Home & Gift will continue to provide you with the resources and information that you need, with virtual product launches, regular blog updates that include inspiring brand stories and expert advice.
‘Finally, 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.
‘We would finally like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your loyalty and support and to wish you continued safety and wellness.’