23-25 February 2024
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Stages & Speakers

Get ready for inspiration and culinary expertise at the Home Show’s Home Inspo Stage and Cooking Stage!

Dive into design and innovation at the Home Inspo Stage, or embark on a culinary adventure at the Cooking Stage. 

Meet the presenters and speakers below.

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The Home Inspo Stage is the place where innovation meets inspiration. Each day, the Home Inspo Stage showcases Home Design Experts, offering a wealth of knowledge, trends, and practical tips. 

Home Inspo Stage Host

James Treble

James is a Sydney-based, award-winning Interior Designer with over 30 years of experience. He is a TV presenter on shows like Open Homes Australia and Renovate Or Rebuild.

James is known for his practical approach to design and his advocacy for reusable and renewable materials. He has launched an online course called Practical Design to share his expertise with others.


Join home cook Carmel at the cooking stage for live demonstrations with delicious local ingredients. From novice to expert, discover the secrets to take your home cooking to the next level. 

Cooking Stage Host

Carmel Carmichael

For more than three decades, Carmel has been a dedicated ambassador for showcasing Australia’s freshest local ingredients. Collaborating closely with Fresh Food Retailers, she highlights seasonal produce and demonstrates innovative ways to incorporate them into delicious dishes.

Carmel’s passion for cooking wholesome meals for everyone to enjoy, is deeply rooted in her Southern Italian heritage.

Her commitment to spreading the message of eating locally sourced, nourishing food has led her to share the stage with renowned celebrity chefs from popular cooking TV programs like MasterChef and MKR, as well as collaborating with other local chefs in Queensland and across Australia.

Her work with food has taken her on a culinary journey across Australia, from Western Australia, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and to our own backyard of Queensland.