Posted by Rachel Westall on 22 November 2022
Speakers have started to be confirmed for CHSI Stitches 2023. Speakers making the line up so far include Safia Minney, MBE, internationally recognised founder of sustainable fashion brand, People Tree; and Andrew Davis, award-winning digital expert who has worked with some of the UK's biggest brands.
The key annual trade event is now open for registration and attracts around 6,000 craft buyers looking for the latest products, new ideas and innovative suppliers. It brings together the creative craft industry for two days of education, networking, procurement and business opportunities.
Exhibiting and 2023 theme
The show is taking stand bookings for exhibitors for 2023 – an opportunity for suppliers and manufacturers to be among the creative craft industry's biggest and brightest brands in showcasing latest lines to key buyers.
The show's 2023 theme is Conscious Crafting, exploring and shining a light on key factors in the customer decision making process. This will be bolstered with the results of the Craft Report – the annual independent report into the creative craft industry. The report will be unveiled at the show and will deliver valuable insights, data and updates on trends.
Speakers and experiences
One of the event's highlights is its quality speaker programme, bringing together leading lights in retail, e-commerce and digital marketing among other disciplines. These hugely popular speaker sessions provide a focal point for discussion, learning and collaboration. More intimate bookable campfire sessions will follow the main presentation to enable visitors to get their questions answered.
The speaker line up to date can be found here: www.chsi.co.uk/education/insights-hub/
Steve Mitchell, Event Director said: "We've increased our investment in our speaker programme in recent years as we realise the value that these global experts can bring to designers, manufacturers and retailers. We had such brilliant feedback last year on our speaker programme and it has inspired us to pull out all the stops to create our best line up yet, giving visitors to the show a valuable experience and fresh knowledge they can apply to their business."
Brand leaders will be holding hands-on sessions in the Conscious Crafting Demo Area, enabling visitors to experience and try out new trends and techniques.
Attendees can expect the biggest line-up of craft products on the market from leading suppliers, renowned retail experts will be sharing essential insights in the keynote speaker theatre and a range of demonstrations will be available to showcase the latest innovation.
For more information visit www.chsi.co.uk