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The Giftware Association invites you to attend our Meet the Buyer event with John Lewis, Oldrid’s and Unique Items.

After listening to our members and interviewing previous 'Meet The Buyer' attendees, this event, held in Birmingham at our offices in the jewellery quarter on June 8th, will feature a panel discussion from department stores John Lewis, and Oldrid’s as well as independent gift store Unique Items. A team of buyers from John Lewis headed up by Sara Allbright, buyer for Gifts and Candleshop, Buying Manager Lauren Wilson from Oldrids and Michelle Smamos, Buyer from Unique Items.

Whether you are attending the 'Meet The Buyer' event to showcase your products, or would just like to learn more about the buying process and have burning questions that you would like to ask the featured buyers.


This event will be for members only and will offer you the exclusive chance to learn more about what buyers are looking for and how to approach them. We will have limited space available for the full ‘Meet The Buyer’ event.

Meet The Buyer and Buyers Panel - £85.00

Buyer panel only – including lunch - £40.00

Spaces will be limited, so be quick to book your space on this exclusive event.

For further information, please contact

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