Countdown to Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair returns to the NEC in Birmingham from September 3-6.

The trade show is the sister event to Spring Fair, which took place in the same venue in February and attracted more than 58,000 visitors, who viewed the wares of 2,500-plus suppliers.

Autumn Fair is billed by Ascential, which organises the Autumn Fair and Spring Fair, as the second largest trade show in the UK and the most-attended home and gift event in the UK after Spring Fair.

It covers 12 sectors including housewares, giftware, lighting, toys, fashion, jewellery and accessories, greeting products.

Ascential divisional director retail Louise Young said: “We’re delighted with the success of the 2017 edition of Spring Fair and now look ahead to the second important buying and selling cycle of the year, which is where Autumn Fair comes into its own.

“New this year will be an appointment-planning service whereby buyers can browse through product categories on our website and arrange meetings directly with the relevant companies at the show.

“Our exhibitors will display on-trend merchandise across a variety of sectors, enabling retailers to source everything they need under one roof.

“Not only that, but our speakers will deliver exclusive advice and insights that can really make a difference to the bottom line.”

New to the show is a series of group workshops called Retail Therapy, enabling retailers to gain new skills and garner business advice from leading experts.

Limited to groups of 15, sessions will cover updating your store design, being successful on social media and making e-commerce work for you.

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