Introducing The Success Studio at this year’s Gift + Home Expo (including the Sydney Gift Fair). Uncover the secrets to success across diverse fields, and gain the tools and inspiration needed to thrive in today’s dynamic B2B business climate.
The Success Studio will be held in Hall 3 of the Gift + Home Expo (including Sydney Gift Fair) and is open to all attendees. More sessions to be announced – Full program to come.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SESSIONS BELOW
With Sean Wilson
Dive into the vital aspects of managing your workforce effectively. Gain valuable insights on common HR mistakes and how you can avoid them. The session includes ensuring legal compliance, hiring workers lawfully, avoiding underpayments, employee engagement, performance management, and ensuring your business maintains a motivated and productive team to maximise success.
Explore the gifts and homeware industry with speakers from WGSN, Cristina Re and IsAlbi at our upcoming seminar.
Moderator : Ms Bonnie Shek, Director of Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Ms Jenny Li, Client Success Manager, ANZ of WGSN
Jenny Li, Trend Specialist, ANZ of WGSN will delve into industry dynamics and colour trends, providing key insights into the evolving landscape of gifts and homeware. Gain a comprehensive understanding of market nuances and emerging trends.
Ms Cristina Re, Director of Brandname Cristina Re
Her presentation promises to inspire creativity, offering a unique perspective on the art and science of designing impactful products in the gifts and homeware sector.
Samantha Morgan, Head of Merchandise IsAlbi
Samantha will share essential tips and strategies for effective sourcing, as well as her valuable insights into navigating the supply chain to ensure a competitive edge in this dynamic market.
This seminar presents an excellent opportunity to learn from industry leaders, providing insights ranging from market dynamics, colour trends to the intricacies of product design and also sourcing strategies.
With Emily Osmond
Want to build your Instagram audience, drive interest to your business or brand, and turn that interest into sales? Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new.
With Esther Hales
Become acquainted with the Pantone colour system and learn about the importance of colour referencing and communication for your supply chain success.
With Sarah Cappello and Tyrone Walker
Gain insights into the legal concerns that arise when AI technologies are used in the industry or how a business-like Gucci Poochie is trading in Australia.
With Justin Watson, Co-Founder & Managing Director – Asembl & Rosalie May - Marketing Director – Merchantwise Group
Licensing continues to redefine the landscape of modern marketing, offering retailers an unprecedented array of exciting opportunities and avenues for growth. As consumers increasingly seek unique products, licensing becomes a powerful tool for retailers to curate diverse and compelling offerings. This dynamic strategy not only enhances brand visibility but also opens doors to collaborations that transcend traditional boundaries. Retailers can now explore innovative partnerships with iconic brands, leveraging their established emotional connections to captivate a broader audience.
This session will explore the basics of licensing for brand owners, manufacturers and retailers with in-depth review of successful licensed programs.
SPEAKER BIOS BELOW
Sean Wilson is the CEO & Managing Director of BetterHR, a leading authority in human resources management and employment law compliance.
Cristina Re is an artist, photographer, and a visionary entrepreneur with a philosophy to create everyday objects that are beautiful and make you feel good. With a 25 year heritage, the iconic Cristina Re brand has become internationally renowned for its luxury designer lifestyle products including teaware, homewares, and stationery. Recognised for original fashionable designs and its signature feminine style, the brand has sold to over 2,000 boutiques and department stores, with thriving luxury hotel partnerships and high-end collaborations across Australia and globally. Through her collections, Cristina wishes to inspire creativity and encourage connection to each other and oneself through the ritual of self-care. Each piece is a timeless collectible, individually handcrafted and glamorously detailed with gold to be enjoyed every day and cherished for a lifetime.
Sam Morgan is an experienced buyer, specializing in the wonderful world of gifting. With over 14 years in the industry, she has experience in toys, lighting, health & wellness, kitchenware and novelty gifting. She has also been involved in planning, forecasting, supply-chain and shipping. Sam enjoys live music, theatre and cocktails. She currently lives in Sydney, and has worked in the UK and the US.
Based in Melbourne, Jenny works with WGSN's key clients across ANZ, including Cotton On, Myer & Country Road Group. From analysing data to localising consumer trends, Jenny helps brands stay ahead and future-proof their businesses. From completing high school studies in France, Jenny also studied marketing and business at Monash and is fluent in three languages. Prior to WGSN, Jenny worked with SaaS-based companies within the employment and construction sector. With a passion for problem solving, Jenny believes in connecting people across a variety of industries, and in her spare time is an avid collector of over 500 vinyl records.
Director of Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
Renowned marketing mentor Emily Osmond, founder of The Modern Marketing Collective, will run this practical workshop sharing how to build your Instagram audience, drive interest in your brand and turn that interest into sales. This session is a must for anyone who wants to use Instagram to grow their business or brand. Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, you’re guaranteed to learn something new.
Emily Osmond is a marketing mentor who helps entrepreneurs to build flexible, fulfilling and financially rewarding businesses. She does this through her podcast, The Emily Osmond Show, which has listeners in more than 100 countries, her events, and her educational community, The Modern Marketing Collective, which has helped almost 1,000 entrepreneurs to grow an engaged audience, become known as the go-to in their niche, and create a business they love.
Esther Hales is the Pantone Consultant for Australia and New Zealand, specialising in product knowledge, industry related questions and their application and reference of the universal language of colour; Pantone. Seaga Group Australia is based in Melbourne and the licenced distributors for Pantone in Australia and New Zealand. At only 24, Esther has become one of the most knowledgeable in Australia for anything Pantone related. Assisting major fashion companies and small businesses with referencing Pantone and improving efficiency in their workflow processes.
Sarah Cappello and Tyrone Walker of Hunt & Hunt Lawyers are experienced and award-winning lawyers who provide valuable and practical advice. Both collaborate closely with clients from both the public and private sectors, across various industries from not for profits to small business and publicly listed companies. Hunt & Hunt Lawyers prides itself on being genuine people and providing practical solutions.
With over 25 years experience across fashion and lifestyle licensing, marketing and public relations Justin has worked in Sydney, Melbourne and internationally in Los Angeles. With a career that spans working as an agent, manufacturer and a brand owner Justin delivers an unrivalled and unique blend of knowledge, industry relationships and insight. Having worked with retailers from Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus to David Jones to BCF Justin weaves his creative and intellectual niche knowledge in marketing, public relations and design to successfully grow brands into new markets and product categories. Justin’s leadership has fuelled remarkable brand extensions and best practices for renowned brands including Rip Curl, Unilever, Ellie Whittaker, Chupa Chups, and Coca-Cola and sees him at the forefront of the local and global licensing and brand extension industry.
Rosalie is currently Marketing Director for The Merchantwise Group – leaders in brand management, digital media and marketing to build and extend great brands. Rosalie is responsible for brand & marketing strategy development for some of the world’s best loved brands across gaming, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle. With over 25 years’ experience across marketing, digital media and sales Rosalie has held management roles with leading global entertainment and media brands including BBC Worldwide, Electronic Arts and Pearson.
The Success Studio will be held in Hall 3 of the Gift + Home Expo and is open to all attendees. AGHA provide free parking* and free buses from ICC^, PLUS, it is free to attend – register now!
* Complimentary parking terms and conditions apply.
^Buses run on a limited timetable.