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Published: 7 January 2008
John Lewis buying director confirmed for The Housewares Conference.
Build your business! Save the date!
DIY Week's sister title Housewares Magazine has announced more headline speakers for this year's inaugural Housewares Conference.

In addition to Kathy Tierney, ceo of Sur La Table and Ben Phillips, md of the Steamer Trading Cookshop chain, we are delighted to confirm that Maureen Dunn, John Lewis buying director home will be taking to the stage on the day.

Pepita Diamand, md of the UK's largest dedicated gift list business will also lead one of the business sessions designed for both retailers and suppliers alike.

And, the Housewares Conference is very pleased to welcome Amefa on board as sponsor of what is a first of its kind for our industry.

The event, which is intended to include all members of the sector from all channels, will be held on April 1 at the Millennium Mayfair Hotel on London's Grosvenor Square.

Delegate places are available now, just click on the ad on the right of this newsletter for more information.

The housewares sector is becoming increasingly important for DIY retailers, Hardware shops and garden centres, and with your competitors there, can you really afford to miss out?

Other sessions will include a short introduction from market analysts GfK about how the sector is performing and predictions for the future. Plus, we have a very special compere for the event - a well-known industry insider who regularly graces the pages of Housewares Magazine...

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