The GA will kickstart trade show season at Giving & Living

The Giftware Association has announced that it will kickstart trade show season by visiting Giving and Living down in Exeter in January.

Long-time collaborators and supporters, Hale Events and The Giftware Association will once again be joining forces to start the show season at what is the very first physical trade event of 2022. The happy occasion will be a testament to the resilience and creativity of the home and giftware industry after 20 long, tough months, in which regional shows played a pivotal role in supporting local and national retail markets.

Giving and Living embarked on a journey of digital changes and virtual shows to help the industry through the last year and 2022 – due to the various national and regional lockdowns – this will be the first physical event for Giving & Living since 2019. There will be a raft of exciting changes and fantastic new exhibitors for visitors who attend this crucial show.

“It’s great to be chatting to so many optimistic and positive buyers, who can’t wait for the show.” Says Hale MD Mike Anderson. “We’re lucky to be one of the first shows in 2022, where buyers can get a head start and be first in the queue for the latest ranges. With the South West set fair for another busy Summer – stock is flying off the shelves and there’s an air of positivity building!”

To mark this return to live shows The Giftware Association and Hale events have partnered up to run an exclusive competition at The Giving and Living show. The Giftware Association team will be judging the ‘Best Show Stand’ during the show and also the ‘Best New Product’ to the show who will be awarded exclusive trophies for each as well as a stand voucher worth £500 which they can use towards the 2023 show, as well as free Gift of the Year entries.

Sarah Ward said “We are excited as ever to be returning to Giving and Living in person this year and starting of the year with a fantastic regional show. We have seen the show adapt to the tough trading conditions over the last year and have supported their virtual show last year. We are excited to launch a new coemption at the show this year with celebrating the best new products as well as the best stand at the show”

Hale Events has recently celebrated a 30th Year anniversary and is looking to celebrating to even more years in the future as well and many more great shows.

To find out more about Giving and Living, book your stand or find out about visiting, go to the show website.

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